Vintage Comrags circa 1992
When I think Toronto fashion, I think Comrags. Designers Joyce Gunhouse and Judy Cornish's intelligent and earthy approach to clothing stands out with its unique point of view and incredibly loyal fan following.
It takes time to build up that kind of customer support. 25 years in fact. The duo is celebrating the label's silver anniversary with a multimedia retrospective at their Queen and Palmerston store until November 30.
Stop by this Sunday between 1 pm and 4 pm to meet Gunhouse and Cornish and shop the fall line.
Tomorrow, we debut the first of five annual gift guides in the paper (look for bonus present picks here!) so the usual Notes and Deals column is going on hiatus until the new year. But that doesn't mean we're not bursting with retail news to share:
Annex accessory favourite Trove is bringing its mix of handbags, shoes and jewellery to Bloor West Village. The shop's second location opens at 2264 Bloor West at Runnymede tomorrow evening.
Black Market is closing its Queen and John store and consolidating vintage stock at its Parkdale outpost, The Public Butter. Until the January move, clothing and accessories at the original location are 50 to 75 per cent off.
And a little Beaconsfield Village bird told us that the Drake is opening a general store next to the hotel this Saturday stocking a mix of style and souvenir buys.
Finally, to commemorate Comrags' big two-five, here are a few more vintage Comrags designs.