WHERE TO GO IN TORONTO TONIGHT!
Toronto’s first foray into Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is almost upon us! Here’s the scoop on where to check out the action.
Start your night a little north of the city at Yorkdale, which will kick off festivities at 6pm at stores including J. Crew, Roots, Holt Renfrew, Tory Burch, Gap and Sephora. Style and beauty seminars (hosted by CityLine’s Tracy Moore) will happen hourly, and you can expect to see giveaways and deals at your favourite retailers in this upscale shopping centre.
3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Next, travel south on the subway line to Bloor Street, where Intermix will toast both FNO and the Toronto International Film Festival with treats, tunes and a pop of colour courtesy of ILIA Beauty.
130 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Hit up the Shops at Hazelton Lanes for a fete hosted by the Toronto Fashion Incubator and Fashion Cares. If you spend $200+, you will receive a special Fashion Cares retrospective book; spend over $500, and you could win two gala tickets for Sunday’s final Fashion Cares event (plus two all-access pass and backstage passes, too!). 10% of all the proceeds from FNO sales will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the AIDS Committee of Toronto.
87 Avenue Road, Oval Square, Lower Level, Toronto
Holt Renfrew turns 175 this year – wish them many happy returns while watching a state-of-the-art 3-D display, special window animations, live entertainment, and partaking in special giveaways.
50 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Turn your attention south, and check out the retailers at the Eaton Centre taking part in FNO; a fashion show will also take place at 7:30 pm.
220 Yonge Street, Toronto
For fans of eLUXE’s online fashion empire, visit their headquarters for DJ sets by Rory Them Finest, Watt Milson and FASHION Magazine’s Online Editor, Randi Bergman. RSVP@eLUXE.ca
355 Adelaide Street West Ground Level, Toronto
For a more communal shopping experience, visit the Burroughes Building to check out RAC Boutique‘s second installment of The Bazaar, featuring retailers and designers including Gotstyle, Lab Consignment, Drake General Store, Psalms:911, Vocado, Elle Hardware, Woodlawn, Rescue Vintage, Robber, Philistine, Canon Blanc, Magic Pony, Chloé Comme Parris, Life of Manek, Foe & Dear, Love of Mine, Fischer Street, Muskox, OnlyOne Gallery, 69 Vintage, Travis Taddeo, Fashionably Yours and The Cashmere Shop. DJs Famous Players will spin a set, and a selection of complimentary cocktails will flow.
The Burroughes Building, 6th Floor 639 Queen Street West, Toronto
Fuzz Wax Bar hosts FNO with beauty in mind; with any purchase of a retail product, receive a complimentary eyebrow wax (to be redeemed tonight or at a future date) – they’ll also have a trunk show appearance by jewellery brand Stella and Dot.
701 Queen Street West, Toronto
Head further west on Queen to meet the designers of Preloved, one of Toronto’s most beloved brands, and stick around for a while to indulge in hourly giveaways.
881 Queen Street West, Toronto
Finally, finish off your evening at Comrags, where our very own Editorial Director, Odessa Paloma Parker (recently named one of Toronto’s most stylish citizens), will be there showing how she would style up their new Fall/Winter collection with pieces you can bring from your very own closet, or with some of her favourite Toronto-based accessory brands: Biko, I’Moniq and Vanessa Maltese.
812 Dundas Street West, Toronto