Art and fashion collide at Gallery 1313's (1313 Queen West, 416-536-6778, g1313.org) 11th annual Fantasy Fashion Show fundraiser January 28. Starting at 8 pm, local artist and designer types show off extreme looks while guests shop limited-edition T-shirts printed at the Public Butter (1290 Queen West, 416-535-4343) with images by Michael Deforge, Seth Scriver, Fiona Smyth and more. Admission is $15 at the door.
F-List boss Leesa Butler is launching the Designer Spotlight Series, a lineup of cocktail events that let Canadian fashion fans meet and greet some of the country's best fashion talents. Stop by the Pantages Hotel (200 Victoria, 416-362-1777) on January 28 between 6 and 9 pm to catch up with NOW favourite Shernett Swaby (shernettswaby.com). Visit f-list.ca for more info.
Polka dot pick
The Polka Dot Moose has debuted just in time to catch our mid-winter Canuck shopping-itch-slash-aversion to the outdoors. Kid style entrepreneur Lindsay Mount's online boutique (polkadotmoose.ca) focuses on Canadian-designed and -made clothing, bedding, toys, accessories and artwork. We love the knit monster puppets, wool veggie baskets, button-up booties and watercolour prints. An under-$25 section is stocking up fast with cute impulse buys.
If our Take 5 toques aren't your style, stock up on cloches and fedoras at Lilliput Hats' (462 College, 416-536-5933) January sale, on now. Look for 20 to 50 per cent discounts on fall and winter headwear and accessories.
The Gus Design Group (gusmodern.com) spreads the discount love until February 15, offering 15 per cent mark-downs to customers who bring three non-perishable food items to participating retailers like their Queen West store (940 Queen West, 416-534-4343).
The 15th annual Winter Antiques Sale runs January 25 to February 1 at Sherway Gardens (25 West Mall, 416-621-1070).
Windfall's (windfallclothing.ca) Bridal Blowout, where you find deep discounts on new wedding gowns, happens Saturday (January 24) between 11 am and 4 pm at the charity's warehouse (29 Connell, unit 3, 416-703-8435).
Jonathan + Olivia (49 Ossington, 416-849-5956, jonathanandolivia.com) ups its January designer clothing sale discounts to 70 per cent off.