pop-up shop

Christmas Gift Ideas: a week-long pop-up shop on Ossington that’s stacked with... Christmas Gift Ideas: a week-long pop-up shop on Ossington that’s stacked with designer labels

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… Read more »

Brika—a curated, Toronto-based version of Etsy—opens a pop-up at Hudson’s ... Brika—a curated, Toronto-based version of Etsy—opens a pop-up at Hudson’s Bay

Even the most ardent advocate of handmade goods sometimes gets overwhelmed by the dizzying realm of Etsy. Enter Brika (“bree-ka”), a Toronto-based e-retailer offering a curated selection of modern crafts, along with information about the artisans who make them. The company’s brand new pop-up shop in the Queen Street Hudson’s Bay is full of Canadian-made home decor goods, stationery… Read more »

A rotating pop-up shop opens on Ossington A rotating pop-up shop opens on Ossington

Ossington’s cadre of hip boutiques keeps growing, most recently with the launch of Pop-Up 120, a wholesale-retail hybrid from fashion distributor Agency One. Each season, the revolving pop-up store in the front of the agency’s head office will feature one of the international brands that it also distributes to stores like Barneys, Holt Renfrew and TNT. First up: rocker clothing… Read more »

Five pop-up shops land on the east end of Danforth Avenue for the summer Five pop-up shops land on the east end of Danforth Avenue for the summer

Residents of the East Danforth—an area long euphemistically dubbed “in transition”—are banking on a series of pop-up shops to help increase its vibrancy. Copying a model that has proved successful in Newcastle, Australia, the local community association convinced four clothing stores and a bakery to take on summer-long leases in previously empty storefronts, with the possibility of staying permanently. Over the… Read more »

Gallery: over 30 designer collaborations created in honour of Holt Renfrew’s 1... Gallery: over 30 designer collaborations created in honour of Holt Renfrew’s 175th anniversary

Holt Renfrew turns 175 this September, and instead of a birthday cake (so ho-hum), the retailer is celebrating with a whole bunch of limited-edition products featuring its trademark magenta hue and produced by designer brands like Manolo Blahnik, Etro, Roberto Cavalli, Alice and Olivia, Ferragamo and Canada Goose. (Our favourites are this classic Pendleton throw, this… Read more »

A One Direction pop-up shop is coming to Toronto A One Direction pop-up shop is coming to Toronto

British boy-band sensation and global tween heartthrobs One Direction are opening up their first-ever pop-up shop in North America, and it’s going to be in Toronto (to think people even question Toronto’s status as a world-class city!). The launch of the 1D World store this Saturday at 680 Yonge Street just happens to coincide with the end of… Read more »

A pop-up shop with terrariums, homemade Sam James coffee ice cream bars and Cana... A pop-up shop with terrariums, homemade Sam James coffee ice cream bars and Canadian-designed clothing

Pop-ups are typically small, boutique operations, but this week’s Mutts and Co. summer shop at 94 Ossington is a big to-do: there’s jewellery, clothing, housewares, terrariums, beard balm, preserves, men’s underwear and worm bins for sale (yes, worm bins). This temporary boutique will also be hosting a photo gallery at the back of the store… Read more »

Glory Box’s pop-up project is back, ditching clothes and pots for patio furnit... Glory Box’s pop-up project is back, ditching clothes and pots for patio furniture

The sweltering and humid Toronto summer is coming, and the promise of getting post-work drunk sitting outdoors is becoming mighty appealing. (It’s true, it is.) Back in December, a couple of local girls, Natalie Petozzi and Abigail Van Den Broek, threw together a Glory Box pop-up shop with 70 per cent off Le Creuset pots… Read more »

It isn’t the holiday season, but Fitzroy Boutique is having a spring pop-up sh... It isn’t the holiday season, but Fitzroy Boutique is having a spring pop-up shop

When we think of pop-up shops, we first think of Philip Sparks (who is now out of the pop-up game) and the holidays (seriously, there is one every other day). But to shake things up a little bit, Fitzroy Boutique is having a spring shop inside Queen West’s BYOB until April 5 for any ladies… Read more »

Jason Wu for Target pop-up store comes to Toronto for one day only (elbows out, ... Jason Wu for Target pop-up store comes to Toronto for one day only (elbows out, chin up)

Even though Toronto is still a year away from getting its first Target store, Torontonians who love designer collabs and bargains will get a one-day shot at snagging a few pieces from the Jason Wu for Target collection next week. Target will be selling 2,500 garments from the highly coveted collection at a pop-up store… Read more »

The brand new Glory Box pop-up shop boasts massive discounts on Le Creuset, Vers... The brand new Glory Box pop-up shop boasts massive discounts on Le Creuset, Versace and more

There are many reasons to get excited about the holidays, but elbowing a mom for an iron skillet during a sale at Williams-Sonoma is not one of them. Seriously, people get crazy during the holiday rush, but pop-up shops—those here today, gone tomorrow stores that have been popular for years—get us away from malls and… Read more »

It is pop-up shop season, and Bustle is taking over Yorkville for four days It is pop-up shop season, and Bustle is taking over Yorkville for four days

Yesterday, Shawn Hewson of Bustle announced that the brand would be hosting its first ever pop-up shop, but there’s a catch: it is a very limited engagement of four days (a true pop-up shop; can it be real?). Evidently, you get 20 per cent off if you use a Mastercard, but the real value of… Read more »

Pop Pop Shoppe at Paramour to feature a slew of Toronto-based designers Pop Pop Shoppe at Paramour to feature a slew of Toronto-based designers

’Tis the season to pop-up shop, and keeping with that spirit, Toronto-based brands Muttonhead and Label are hosting their very own at 94 Ossington (formerly Paramour) from October 19 to October 23. In case last weekend’s weather had everyone fooled, it is in fact October, which means winter is just around the corner. Pop Pop… Read more »

Inside Out pop-up shop brings Montreal flavour to Toronto Inside Out pop-up shop brings Montreal flavour to Toronto

In a shocking twist, pop-up shop season has already kicked off, long before the holidays: first Philip Sparks launched his first trunk shop in the Junction earlier this week, and now Torontonians craving some unique vintage can head over to Inside Out, a pop-up from Montreal that opens on October 4 at 1040 Queen St…. Read more »

A pop-up shop isn’t really an exciting concept anymore, but this one is (we kn... A pop-up shop isn’t really an exciting concept anymore, but this one is (we know!)

There aren’t many reasons to get excited about the words “pop up” anymore, unless they’re followed by book, or video, but the shop concept, though painfully ubiquitous (and often insincere in its claim of being temporary, since these shops tend to either stick around forever or at least stay open for longer than they claimed… Read more »