Save the date in your Moleskin because September 6 is going to be one spectacular showdown for the city of Toronto. Not only is the Toronto International Film Festival kicking off, but Canada's fashion capital will also be hosting Fashion's Night Out.
The 4-year-old initiative that was started in the Big Apple to boost the economy and coincide with New York Fashion Week, is finally gracing our fair city with an evening of shopping and parties. For one night only from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, consumers can enjoy cocktails, nibbles, designer appearances, exhibitions and more at destinations throughout the city.
Shoppers are invited to attend fun and fabulous complimentary soirées featuring the season's must-haves offered by apparel and accessory designers and retailers. Current participating retailers and organizations include The Peacock Parade, Toronto Fashion Incubator and Fashion Cares, Holt Renfrew, eLUXE, Cole Haan, Juicy Couture, and Aime.
The event will also feature The Bazaar by Rac Boutique, a FREE three-day pop-up marketplace with drinks and snacks, music by DJs Famous Players, a giveaway of two plane tickets from Porter Airlines, and exclusive discounts for those shopping with their Mastercards.
"We’re very excited to host The Bazaar as part of Fashion’s Night Out in Toronto," says Faith Orfus, co-owner of Rac Boutique. "After the success of the last Bazaar we’re looking forward to being a part of this international event and will bring together even more of Toronto’s top retailers to create an unparalleled shopping experience."
That unparalleled shopping experience brings merchandise from over 20 Toronto retailers and designers, including Gotstyle, Lab Consignment, Drake General Store, Psalms:911, Vocado, Elle Hardware, Woodlawn, Rescue Vintage, Robber, Philistine Vintage, Canon Blanc, Magic Pony, Chloe Comme Parris, Life of Manek, Foe & Dear, Love of Mine, Fischer Street, Muskox, OnlyOne Gallery, 69 Vintage, Travis Taddeo and The Cashmere Shop… phew, need I go on? Perhaps I should also mention that it takes place in The Burroughes Building, 639 Queen St. W., 6th floor, and kicks off at 6 PM on September 6.
For more information on FNO events and the growing list of retailers, stay tuned to FNO-Toronto.com and @FNO_Toronto for updates. In the meantime, start flexing those shopping muscles: Grab and swipe. Grab and swipe. And lift!