Trinity Bellwoods cushion boutique FLUF (881 Queen West, 416-362-3583, www.fluf-design.com) is closing its doors at the end of May to focus on its booming wholesale business, and pillows are on sale now until the end of the month. To minimize neck and style strain, you can still get your FLUF fix by shopping new retailers including Quasi Modo (789 Queen West, 416-703-8300) and Hollace Cluny (1070 Yonge, 416-968-7894).
We attend more ROM (100 Queen’s Park, 416-586-8000, www.rom.on.ca) openings than any other debuts, but we say keep ’em coming if all the exhibits are as stylishly stimulating as the museum’s new Shanghai Kaleidoscope show. The Institute for Contemporary Culture project is a multimedia mix of visual art, videos and fashion exploring China’s capital of chic.
House of Spy (www.shophouseofspy.com) is the newest Toronto label to launch an online shop with the help of former Paper-Doll.com e-shopkeeper Leigh Thompson’s fashioncan.com Web boutique-building service. Other Canadian lines in her growing stable include OK47 (www.shopok47.com), Valerie Dumaine (www.shopvaleriedumaine.com) and Anastasia Lomanova (www.shopanastasialomanova.com).
Loud and Clairtone
The Clairtone exhibit opening Friday (May 9) at the Design Exchange (234 Bay, 416-363-6121, www.dx.org) celebrates the iconic stereo brand and the optimism and style of the mid-century Canadian design scene.
Sweet deal bites
Reia N Studio (555 Richmond West, suite 706, 416-777-9722) hosts its spring sample sale including hot international brands and local lines like Rita D and Arthur Mendonça until May 9 between 9 am and 6 pm. Parkdale’s Shopgirls Gallery Boutique (1342 Queen West, 416-534-7467) Gifted event happens Saturday (May 10), featuring present-perfect buys and complimentary wrapping. Shop Over the Rainbow (101 Yorkville, 416-967-7448) Saturday for a chance to win a gift basket filled with Fidelity Denim, DaLish cosmetics and other Mother’s Day-friendly goodies.