Around this time of year, holiday shoppers start flocking to craft fairs—and to their hipster equivalents, pop-up shops. Today marks the start of a temporary shop on Ossington from Yorkville’s RAC Boutique and relaunched e-tailer LAB Consignment, two stores that share an affinity for both designer labels and capital letters. RAC’s stock includes Vivenne Westwood, Rachel Comey, Sass & Bide and Mara Hoffman, while LAB is selling consigned items by Elizabeth + James, Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang,Chloe and more. The pop-up closes Sunday, but we’d recommend heading down before the weekend to snag the choicest pieces.
November 19–24. T–Sa 12–8, Su 12–6. AWOL Gallery, 78 Ossington Ave.
Now that TIFF is done and dusted, we return to our semi-regular All in One series, in which we visit stores around the city and prove that one-stop shopping is possible for the ever-busy consumer. Today’s shop: The Narwahl in Rosedale(8 Price Street). This uptown boutique is filled with popular chi-chi contemporary brands like Helmut Lang, Mara Hoffman, Rachel Comey, and A.L.C. The pieces may be pricey, sure, but we think each item has a life beyond 2011, which is justification enough for throwing down plastic (or that birthday money grandma keeps sending) at the register. The total damage was around $4,500, but for a complete outfit that can be worn as separates, it is worth the investment. Check out the individual price breakdown and shots of the pieces in a gallery below.