The Weekend To-Do: Giselle hits the National Ballet of Canada, Calvin Klein hits Vaughan Mills and more!

The Weekend To Do
The Weekend To Do

If you haven’t already exhausted FASHION’s extensive gift guides, there are plenty of store openings, pop-up shops and sample sales to peruse for presents this weekend. And what sweeter way to end a day of shopping than with a romantic ballet and a winter patio party? From Toronto to Edmonton, here’s what we’re up to this weekend.

See our list for December 7-9, 2012 »

Calvin Klein Vaughan Mills
Photography by Amy Barkow/

Calvin Klein at Vaughan Mills

Last night FASHION’s senior editor Sarah Casselman christened Canada’s newest Calvin Klein store at the destination shop hot spot Vaughan Mills shopping centre. Spanning over 20,000 square feet, the store offers the brand’s full range of womenswear, menswear, bags, eyewear, jeans and of course that famous underwear.

Vaughan Mills, 1 Bass Pro Mill Dr., Vaughan, Ont.

Edmonton’s NextGen Holiday Patio Party

Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to patio season. Enjoy hot chili, bevvies and an interactive video presentation under a canopy of lights at the first ever NextGen Holiday Patio Party.

Dec. 8, 8pm-11pm
Public House, 10765 Jasper Ave., Edmonton
For more information, visit


The ultimate Romantic ballet opened this week at the National Ballet of Canada. Escape the holiday madness with a few hours of perfect pirouettes, grands jetés and never-ending love.

To Dec. 9
Four Seasons Centre, Toronto
To purchase tickets, visit

Reia Studio Sample Sale

Reia Sample Sale

Alexander McQueen, Céline, Givenchy, Lanvin, Stella McCartney and Yves Saint Laurent are but a few of the grade a labels you’ll find on the racks of this sample sale. From closer to home come Canadian brands David Dixon, Valerie Dumaine and Brave Leather.

Dec. 7, 9am-6pm
580 King St. W., 2nd Floor
For more information, visit

Toms Give Shop Weekend

Keeping with its commitment of One for One, Toms is hosting a fun weekend of music, food, crafts and festivities. Decorate trees destined for shelters, make ornaments and cards, cherish your memories in a photo booth and shop footwear and eyewear—every pair bought means a pair given to a child in need.

461 King St. W., 2nd Floor
Dec. 8, 10am-6pm & Dec. 9, 11am-5pm

Whitney Linen Holiday Shopping Event

Toronto’s Whitney Linen is offering 25 per cent off at its downtown showroom. Save on the Whitney Linen Basic Collection and on any pre-orders for the pretty pastel Spring 2013 Couture collection, as seen last October at World MasterCard Fashion Week.

Dec. 7, 1pm-8pm
138 Sussex Mews, Toronto
For more information, visit

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