Filling the shoe Gap
Rejoice, Toronto shoosies, Gap’s partnering with Parisian shoe designer Pierre Hardy to bring his spring collection to its Eaton Centre and Yorkville locations (220 Yonge, 416-591-0512; 60 Bloor West, 416-921-2225). Look for wooden wedge platforms and metallic T-bar sandals priced from $118 to $128.
Students from George Brown College’s jewellery program join One of a Kind’s Craft Schools Of Canada exhibit this weekend (March 20 to 24, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, $12, stu/srs $6.50, www.oneofakindshow.com). Emerging goldsmiths discuss their bauble-making and sell unique pieces. Don’t miss the chance to scout buys from newbie talents before they command high prices on the open market.
Spring Rages in
The Rage (13 Kensington, 416-588-5177) preps for spring with a series of new product arrivals and store installations. Tara White’s asymmetrical zip sweaters and wrap jumpers in comfy sweatshirt cotton are now on the racks. On the change room walls hang owner Sarah Campbell’s collages of pages from Jacqueline Susann’s Valley Of The Dolls, and art mannequins out front welcome shoppers to the indie boutique.
When we get tipped off to a great (free) online style publication, we pounce. Kyle Morrison’s Dejour magazine (www.dejourmagazine.com) spotlights international menswear labels and arbiters of indie style. The March edition previews the Corpus collection and includes an interview with artist Richard Prince on his collaboration with Louis Vuitton. Music, tech and men’s beauty features round it out.