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Including new store openings and pop-ups in Toronto.
It’s time to party with Pleats Please Issey Miyake
It’s hard to believe that Pleats Please Issey Miyake turns 30 this May. The iconic label — which, since its inception, has strived to create clothes full of freedom and joy — is celebrating with a special series of pleated pieces that are covered in abstract lettering and colourful hues. Combined with its stretchy, comfy and easy-to-care-for fabric, you’ll surely be hitting the dance floor in these wares.
Kotn arrives in Toronto’s Leslieville
Right on cue with Toronto’s spring awakening, Kotn has opened its second retail location in the city. Set in the heart of Leslieville, locals and visitors alike will be able to peruse the relaxed yet polished storefront, which not only features the latest Kotn styles, but has a rotation of artisanal rugs, textiles and other unique home goods. What’s more, the shop is connected to a new Maha’s café. So as sunshine strolling and outdoor shopping resumes, re-up your summer wardrobe with the best quality tees and tanks (cotton-blended, of course) with an Egyptian-inspired cardamom latte in hand.
H&M’s Curvy Collection is here
Flattering, comfortable and irresistible is how H&M describes their newest release. Made to embrace every curve, the Curvy Collection is designed with extra room at the hips and thighs, with a tapered waistline for a sculpted effect. Prepare for a summer of fun, because this array of dresses and fresh fits come in the brightest of neon hues.
Holt Renfrew is offering Obakki home goods (and more) for a limited time
What’s so good about home goods? They’re an extension of our style and personality, of course. In an exciting collaboration, Holt Renfrew’s Bloor Street location in Toronto is hosting an Obakki pop-up featuring a beautiful selection of thoughtfully designed and handmade homeware. Whether it’s a new vase or a set of stemmed glasses, it may just be time for a little redecorating.
Mimi So wants you to paint your dreams
What is a paint brush if not a universal symbol for the artistic community? In collaboration with celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin and pianist Chloe Flower, notable jewellery brand Mimi So has unveiled an 18k gold ring, shaped like a paint brush and stamped with the words “paint your dreams.” Launching on May 1 for a limited time, the trio is working to raise money for Apex for Youth, a charity that empowers AAPI youth in New York City.
Inland’s Spring 2023 pop-up is a must-visit
Inland’s founder and director Sarah Power is elevating the Canadian fashion shopping experience, one curated pop-up at a time. This year’s marketplace will be held in a gorgeous space at 157 Bloor Street West within Toronto’s premium shopping district and will run from May 5 to 7. Not only will 60 of Canada’s most defining brands be showcased (think Dorian Who, Heirloom Hats, Lesley Hampton, Narces and Christopher Bates), but Toronto Metropolitan University fashion students and alumni will be showcasing and selling their concepts and designs, too.