Mississauga’s Square One isn’t usually at the centre of the city’s fashion scene. But this month, in prepping for some serious expansion (Holts is opening there next year), the suburban mall’s upping its style cred with a fresh, imaginative concept shop. Put together by celeb stylist Leslie Fremar, whose client roster includes Reese Witherspoon and Charlize Theron, the space will showcase womenswear and menswear designed by homegrown talent. Some of our favourite Toronto labels—Beaufille, Ela, Sid Neigum, Greta Constantine and Erin Kleinberg—will be on hand, offering shoppers a great chance to browse highly covetable and hard-to-find pieces in person (these chic shift dresses from Beaufille’s spring collection, for example). Mulberry-approved interior designer Caspar Haydar is responsible for the decor, and will be creating a designer workspace as well as something called a “mannequin army” (which hopefully isn’t as aggressive as it sounds).
Wednesday, May 27—Saturday, June 20. 100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, shopsquareone.com