Drake at The Bay
The Drake General Store (drakegeneralstore.ca) empire keeps expanding: its newest outlet has opened inside The Bay's flagship store (176 Yonge). The pop-up space features a mix of contemporary design and salvaged finds laid out to spotlight giftable buys including the in-house clothing collection Shared. There are Father's Day buys galore like a Wild & Wolf manicure set for $38, a stainless steel flask engraved with the words "To My Health" for $31 and backpacking cologne by Juniper Ridge for $99.
Paint your soles red (or buy an actual pair of Christian Louboutin heels) and get your tickets to the Design Exchange's (234 Bay) opening party for their exhibition of the French designer's footwear, running June 21 to September 15. The bash on June 20 includes a Shu Uemura makeup bar, lots of cocktails and the opportunity to schmooze in close proximity to the prince of pumps himself. Tickets are $175 through dx.org/louboutin.
Summer sale season is upon on us, so brace yourself for a heftier than usual Sweet Deals column over the next few weeks.
We'll start at Jonathan + Olivia (49 Ossington, 416-849-5956, jonathanandolivia.com), where spring buys are now up to 50 per cent off.
Up the street at Philip Sparks (162 Ossington, 647-348-1827, philipsparks.com), you'll find all current season shirting and dresses marked down by 25 per cent starting Friday (June 14).
Discounts on fresh footwear of up to 30 per cent are available at Balisi's (711 Queen West, 416-203-2388, and others) summer sale, which also applies to online orders at balisi.com. Canadian shipping is free.
And T.O. label Whitney Linen (whitneylinen.com) is hosting a menswear studio sale today (Thursday, June 13) and Friday (June 14) at 138 Sussex Mews, where guests can pre-order easy, breezy pieces.