As much as I love to support local businesses by shopping from my favourite Canadian and Toronto-based brands and shops, I know firsthand just how expensive it can be. High quality items that have been made right here at home come with higher price tags than what you find in fast fashion stores, and that’s because it’s expensive to produce clothing and accessories on a small scale, and in an ethical way. When people ask me how I manage to afford to shop from my favourite local brands, I let them know that I eagerly await their annual or bi-annual sales to stock up in between times when I buy on full-priced items.
Over the past couple of days, alerts for a number of my favourite sales landed in my inbox, and I knew I needed to put a list together ASAP so none of us miss out. After all, like I said, some of these sales only happen once a year!
See below for my list of 6 major fashion sales happening in Toronto this week that you don’t want to miss!
TDM Shopping Night
Black Friday is almost here and on Wednesday, November 23rd, you’ve got the chance to take advantage of deals from of Toronto’s favourite local brands during the Toronto Designers Market‘s Holiday Shopping Night from 6-9pm. Alongside my personal faves such as Andrew Coimbra, Krane and Quill & Tine, you’ll be able to shop everything from The Chic Canuck at 10% off and get a free #TCCtote with every purchase! Click HERE to view the event details on Facebook.
Horses Atelier AW Sample Sale
This Thursday only. Don’t miss your chance to shop the coveted cool girl slipdresses, worksuits, and your holiday uniform from Toronto’s very own Horses Atelier! Shop from 12-6pm at 198 Walnut Avenue. Cash Only. Click HERE to view the event on Facebook.
Erin Kleinberg Sample Sale
(with Jenny Bird and Laura Siegel)
Don’t miss you chance to shop the biggest ever Erin Kleinberg sample sale with Jenny Bird and Laura Siegel on Friday November 25th. This is your chance to grab the chicest archival gear with sales up to 80% off. As always, they promise the best company, epic food, all our fav pieces up for grabs! View the event details on Facebook HERE.
Beaufille x Sid Neigum SALE
My personal faves, Beaufille and Sid Neigum are hosting a 2 day sample sale this weekend! Shop their current and past collections up to 70% off. Both brands will have one-of-a-kind runway samples and over stock from current and past collections. Beaufille will also have a full range of fashion jewelry from past collections available.
Accepting cash and credit cards
View the event on Facebook HERE.
FASHIONCAN Trunk Show
Although the FASHIONCAN Pop-Up is taking place at Yorkdale Shopping Centre now until December 31, 2016, on Thursday November 23rd you have the chance to meet all of the designers in person at the Trunk Show event happening from 6-8pm. If you do make it, say hi to my friends Jennifer Torosian, Krane and Daniel Christian Tang!
Michi Black Friday Sale!
One of my favourite brands in the entire world, not just Toronto, is most definitely Michi NY and I’ve been a huge fan ever since I first discovered it five years ago. Despite the ‘NY’ at the end of the brand name, Michi is a Toronto-based company and makes each and every garment in the Liberty Village HQ. Michi pieces are not cheap, but trust me they are worth it! I was so excited to hear about the massive Black Friday Sale (up to 80% off y’all!) I actually scrambled to get my order in before I could even update this post with their sale information. Click HERE to start shopping now!
Shopbop’s GO BIG Sale
Ok, so Shopbop isn’t a Toronto-based company or Toronto-focused sale, but since I regularly get asked about when the next big sale is going to be on Shopbop, I figured I would include it here! As you can see from the above flyer, right now you can get up 15-25% off on all full-price and sale items right now, including the Designer Boutique (my personal fave)!! For full SALE details and to start shopping now, please click HERE. Sale ends on November 28th so don’t miss out!
Happy Shopping Everyone!!