The countdown to Mother’s Day 2019 is on (it’s happening on May 12th, BTW) and if you, like us, are looking for something to satisfy the woman that’s not-your-average mama, we’ve got the roundup of Toronto events, sales and pop-ups for you (and the cool mom in your life). Whether you’re shopping for your mom, a mom-to-be, or even just yourself (even if you’re not a mom!) we guarantee that you’ll want these events–many of which are kicking off this weekend–on your radar.
Keep reading for 7 Toronto events, sales and pop-ups for the cool mom in your life!
Narces Sample Sale
Best known for their uber romantic (and hella sexy) cocktail dresses, Toronto-based womenswear brand, Narces, is hosting their Spring sample and stock sale this weekend starting TODAY. Visit their new studio at 85 South Drive between 10-7pm on Friday, May 3rd, and 10-6pm on Saturday, May 4th, to shop everything at 50-80% off the original retail price. While one-of-a-kind samples are mostly size 4, stock cocktail and evening styles will be available from sizes 0-14. Not in Toronto this weekend? Don’t fret! Be sure to sign up for the Narces newsletter to be the first to know about about their online sale starting next week.
Cambie Wedding Market
After Mother’s Day, comes Wedding Season, so prepare yourself with some of the best gift ideas from some of Toronto’s best local creators and artisans. To celebrate the launch of CAMBIE’s first ever wedding collection of CAMBIE Blankets, the brand has teamed up with local favourites like Crown Flora, Kitten and the Bear, Souvenir Studios, In Soft Focus and more to host a Wedding Market. Visit the CAMBIE shop on Queen West this Saturday, May 4th, from 12-6pm, and Sunday, May 5th, from 12-5pm for this special weekend pop-up. Even if you’re not shopping for wedding gifts, we think this is the perfect chance to pick up a fabulous gift for the cool mom in your life, or even just treat yourself!
If you’re looking for that special something for your favourite mama, or yourself, one of our top recommendations this weekend would be to head to INLAND to shop some of the best in Canadian design all under one roof. Taking place Friday, May 3rd from 3-9pm and Saturday, May 4th from 11-7pm at 134 Peter Street, this bi-annual pop-up shop offers the best curation of Canadian brands and collections there is. From jewellery and accessories to clothing that’s all made right here in Canada, this is one major shopping opportunity you won’t want to miss.
HBC x Look Good Feel Better
Looking for a gift that does more than just make mama happy? Then head on over to your nearest Hudson’s Bay location to shop the Share Strength, Shop Beauty charity event before it ends this Saturday, May 4th. In partnership with Look Good Feel Better—Canada’s only charity dedicated to helping women manage the appearance-related effects of cancer–you can purchase a $10 beauty ticket at any HBC store during the event and $5 from every ticket sold will benefit Look Good Feel Better. Or, you can pick up a Spring 2019 HBC Charity Tote Bag for $20 with any beauty or fragrance purchase. $8 from each tote sold before June 1, 2019, will benefit Look Good Feel Better.
Toronto-based jewellery line, Mejuri, is on every It-girl’s radar right now, and there’s no question that any of their delicate pieces make an amazing (and affordable) gift for mama, or for yourself! Too impatient to deal with waiting around for shipping? We hear you, and so have they. So, just in time for Mother’s Day, you’ll be able to walk out of Mejuri’s Toronto showroom with your purchase on the same day. Hurry, the shop-in-shop opportunity is only running from May 3rd to May 11th.
Gold Apothecary at Spruce
Nothing makes us happier than when two of our favourite companies come together, which is why we’re thrilled to share that Gold Apothecary will be popping up at Spruce on Parliament on Mother’s Day weekend once again. Gold Apothecary’s hand-blended botanical salts are a total no-brainer when it comes to what to gift mom–these beautiful bottles filled with bath time fun are always a sure-fire hit.
Van der Pop Flora & Mama
Know a mama interested in connecting with more women and moms who are honest, open and proud about their cannabis consumption and curiosity? Then grab her a ticket to The Flora & Mama event on May 11th presented by Van Der Pop Women & Weed. Taking place at the In Lifestyle Space in Toronto from 11:30-2pm, the event offers not-your-average mamas the chance to connect with other likeminded women and moms, as well as learn from parenting expert, Ashleigh Brown, about cannabis education, responsible use, along with tips for self-care. Tickets can be secured HERE.
(Story by Editor-in-Chief, Gracie Carroll)