Juma jumps online
Toronto label Juma has launched its online boutique just in time to scoop some fresh spring pieces into your shopping cart. Visit www.jumaonlinestore.com to shop its Women and Movement collections. Must-buys include cotton dresses with drawstring waists and hems, hooded trench-style jackets and high-collared, zip-up knits. A Cielo overall skirt available in black, brown and apple green over a Sophie sport-back tank is ready to report for summer uniform duty.
After a fashionable late start, the ROM (100 Queen’s Park, 416-586-8000) finally opened its Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costume April 16. Adding to Bloor Street’s curated couture scene, the Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor West) also opened On Pointe: The Rise Of The Ballet Shoe on the same day, featuring archived slippers worn by dancers including Karen Kain, Rudolf Nureyev and the first ballerina to get up onto her tippie-toes, Marie Taglioni.
Green book launch
Allison Greenbaum launches her Little Green Book Of Big Savings today (Thursday, April 17) at Toronto Sprouts (720 Bathurst) starting at 6 pm. The eco-on-the-cheap booklet includes $4,000-worth of coupons, plus tips on navigating the city’s earth-friendlier retailers. The launch includes demos by sustainable businesses and talks by green heavy hitters. Admission is by donation, with proceeds benefiting Green Enterprise Toronto, the Conservation Council of Ontario and Toronto Green Community.
Sweet deal bites
Casalife’s (170-171 East Liberty, 416-922-2785) Hip Decor Clearance Sale is on through April 30, offering 20 to 50 per cent discounts on multifunctional and small-space-friendly furniture and home accessories. Doll Factory by Damzels (1122 Queen East, 416-598-0509) is open until 8 pm tonight (Thursday, April 17) previewing its new collection of Damzels in This Dress frocks. Gadabout’s (www.gadabout.ca) Absolutely Vintage Sale happens Saturday (April 19) at Maple Cottage (62 Laing), featuring unique retro picks from Pucci, Givenchy, Vivier and other coveted labels.