The holidays are here and so are some of the best, and most stylish, pop-ups of the year. From the Distillery District to Parkdale, the month of December is offering up no shortage of exciting shopping opportunities across Toronto, especially with experiences that are here for a limited time only. Keep reading for where to shop some 7 of the most stylish holiday pop-ups in Toronto right now:
Trouvaille at Commerce Court
Looking for something luxe and special? Bespoke online fashion and interiors shopping site, Trouvaille, has popped up inside Commerce Court and is open from 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday, until December 21st. This heavily curated shopping experience will help you discover ‘a lucky find’ from some of the most stylish brands in Canada, and around the world. Expect to shop delicate handcrafted jewellery from Mejuri, quality home textiles from Maison Tess, handbags from Ela Handbags, fresh florals from Willow & Stems, and even gourmet sweet treats from Nadege. There’s much more to explore in-store of course, but you’ll have to go in to experience it all first-hand.
Hammam Spa at Bayview Village
One of downtown’s best spas, Hammam Spa, has gone uptown this holiday season with a pop-up shop at Bayview Village created by Céla, the company’s luxurious new in-house brand. Although full spa services won’t be offered, shoppers can expect to find an assortment of the spa’s best-selling products and two mini treatment rooms are available to enjoy facials and targeted skin peels. The stunning space is just a taste of what’s to come from Hammam Spa’s expansion to a permanent 13,000 square-foot space within the East wing of Bayview Village that’s set to open in the fall of 2019.
Commute x Krane x Thomas Balint in Parkdale
If shopping some of Canada’s best designers is your goal this holiday season, look no further than Parkdale’s new premium holiday pop-up shop by Thomas Balint, Krane Design and Commute. This is your chance to shop Balint’s exquisite tailoring, Krane’s infamous accessories and Commute’s jaw-dropping interior pieces all in one place. Located at 1424 Queen Street West, the shop is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm.
Elisa C-Rossow x Maguire x Atelier B on Queen West
Three Montreal fashion designers have made the trek to Toronto and set up shop on Queen Street west for a 10-day holiday pop-up near Trinity Bellwoods Park. Right now until December 16th, you can visit 923 Queen Street West to shop Elisa C-Rossow, Maguire and Atelier B all under one roof. All designed locally in Montreal, the three brands each make up part of the newest wave of direct-to-consumer startup companies that are encouraging shoppers to buy-better-not-more through their limited-run of high-end products.
Indigo 2018 Holiday Pop-Up in The Distillery District
Should you find yourself in the Distillery District this holiday season for the infamous Christmas Market, take a moment to stop by the Indigo 2018 Holiday Market and warm up indoors while you browse some of their best gift ideas for this year. Located right next to the infamous big red heart (you won’t be able to miss the line-up for photos in front of it), Indigo‘s pop-up will be open every day until December 23rd.
J.P. Wiser’s at Nathan Phillips Square
Although this suggestion isn’t exactly style and shopping related, we think getting to sip on some whisky in the heart of the city is pretty damn cool. Should you find yourself shopping along Queen Street, or at The Eaton Centre, stop by the Holiday Fair at Nathan Phillips Square that’s taking place until December 23rd. The event is in support of Epilepsy Toronto and while you’re there you can visit the J.P. Wiser’s booth to sample some of the delicious offerings from the event’s official whisky sponsor.
KOMBI at Union Station
Sometimes function must come before fashion, and those times are when it’s cold AF out. Thankfully, Canadian winter accessories brand, KOMBI, has popped up inside Union Station‘s Front Street Promenade to offer you quick access to the warmest accessories when the weather dips, real low. KOMBI has also teamed up with the Salvation Army to accept previously loved gloves and mittens to send to new homes. Anyone who donates will be offered a 20% discount to use in-store at the pop-up shop that will be open until December 31st.
(Story by Editor-in-Chief, Gracie Carroll)