Vintage lovers crowded the 7th edition of the Toronto Vintage and Antique Market at the Queen Elizabeth Building on Sunday with goods worth hundreds of dollars. Here is a selection of their priciest finds.
She talks of being about the only woman Metis french-speaking fashion designer in the country.
Approximately 25 high-end fashion brands have opened stores in Toronto in the past six months. This includes European brands like Reiss and Links of London. Saks is not the only high-end retailer that has opened in Toronto. Nordstorm opened two locations in 2016. A third location will open in Sherway Gardens in September 2017.
Toronto just had its most style-centric week of the year, and fashion-lovers from all over the city are still reeling from the raging trends they were just treated to.
Emily Ma is taking a big risk. The fashion designer recently opened Em.Me.Ma, her first retail store at the Shops on Yonge. With Christmas just around the corner, big department stores, shopping malls and online retailers draw consumers in with sales and expensive advertisements, which can be hard for a small shop like hers to compete with, she said.
When it comes to fashion, Julia Grieve prefers clothing that upcycles and deconstructs vintage pieces to create garments ready for today’s fashion market. “I just always loved the idea of being able to have a unique piece of clothing that nobody had,” she said.
The waft of leather filled the air as Parisian artisans handcrafted coveted pieces before the eyes of countless salivating women and men. Fred Metrick, co-owner of home furnishing store Elte, and his wife Cécile Metrick, attended the Festival des Métiers hosted by Hermès at the Design Exchange on Oct. 4.