The Rage (13 Kensington, 416-588-5177) is marking its third birthday this month and owner Sarah Campbell has lots to celebrate. A recent New York Times Frugal Traveler article praised its budget-friendly buys handcrafted by local designers. A designer party Saturday (June 21) shows off new work by indie labels including Blackbird Couture and Renaud Helena.
Purse pusher Jeanne Lottie has moved its Toronto retail space to the company’s Yorkville headquarters (32 Scollard, 416-968-2299, jeannelottie.com). The pink Victorian row house is full of summer styles, including metallic handbags and colourful baguettes.
Kealan Sullivan and Karen Kawarsky unveil the Queen West Market (1100 Queen West, 416-577-1569, queenwestmarket.com) Saturday (June 21)from 10 am to 6 pm. The former SPIN gallery space will now be a weekend bazaar full of fashion, design and food vendors.
Sweet deal feast
Summer sale season has hit, so brace yourself for a barrage of budget shopping ops. M0851 (23 St. Thomas, 416-920-4001, m0851.com) has marked down summer leather goods by up to 30 per cent. The same discount applies to Off the Cuff’s (5 Broadway, 416-489-4248, offthecuff.ca) resale designer menswear from labels like Hugo Boss, Prada and Paul Smith.
In Yorkville, George C (21 Hazelton, 416-962-1991, georgec.ca) ups the savings to 50 per cent on designer clothing and accessories. Next door at White Toronto (19 Hazelton, 416-849-9196, whitetoronto.com), party perfect frocks by Thread Social are 25 per cent off. Daniel Espinosa (21 Avenue Road, 416-323-9127, danielespinosa.com) jewellery is up to 50 per cent off during their Summer Madness Sale.
The price-cut craziness continues at House of Spy’s Studio Sample Sale, today (Thursday, June 19) and Friday (June 20) at 258 Wallace (studio 202, 416-516-0111), with overstock marked down to wholesale prices.
And just in time for Pride prep, Malabar (14 McCaul, 416-598-2581) is rolling out pocketbook-friendly glitter wigs, tiaras and other sparkly goodies for parade participants and spectators alike.