The Weekend To-Do: We’re hitting the ROM’s new Big exhibit, shopping Holt Renfrew’s holiday shopping event, meeting Montreal’s upcoming designers and more

Weekend To Do November 2
Courtesy of The Royal Ontario Museum
Weekend To Do November 2
Courtesy of The Royal Ontario Museum

Whether you’re browsing, buying or simply beholding, there are plenty of fashion and shopping events this weekend. Montreal showcases some mysterious dark horses, Toronto opens a Big exhibit and Christmas shoppers across Canada are revving their engines at Holt Renfrew. Buckle up!

Weekend To Do November 2
Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum


The Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume opens Big this weekend, a showcase of 40 artifacts from around the world. Highlights include a short documentary produced by Dior about the production of a Spring 2011 haute couture coat-dress, a pre-Columbian Peruvian feather cape and contemporary designs from the likes of Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Tam, John Galliano and Tom Ford. Bigger is better.

Nov. 3 to Fall 2013
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto

Holt Renfrew Christmas Comes Early

I know, it’s barely November, but Holt Renfrew is giving you a pretty good reason to get a head start on your holiday gift shopping this weekend. Receive a gift card valued at 25 per cent of your clothing and accessories purchases and 15 per cent of your cosmetics and fragrance.

Nov. 3 and 4 at Holt Renfrew

Weekend To Do November 2
Photography via Facebook/Darkhorses

Midnight’s Children

Midnight’s Children is the adaptation of the so-called unfilmable novel written by Salman Rushdie in 1980. Directed by Torontonian Deepa Mehta, it opened to rave reviews at TIFF this past September.

Opening at theatres across Canada Nov. 2

Dark Horses

Dark Horses gathers some of Montreal’s top up-and-coming designers together for an art-gallery style sale and after party. Browse wares by Genevieve Savard, Lalayeah, Pedram Karimi Mylene B., Ovate, Ursa Minor, MarMod8, Maude Nibelungen and By Thomas until 10pm before an evening of drinks and DJ beats.

Nov. 2, 3pm to 2am
257 Prince St., Montreal

Weekend To Do November 2
Photography via Facebook/Muttonhead

Mutts & Co. Fall Shop

Unisex sportswear brand Muttonhead is launching a pop-up shop this weekend above original Ossington hotspot Levack Block. Featuring a roster of Canadian designers and artists, they’ll be offering new brands and items not yet available in Toronto. Swing by Saturday evening for the official opening party from 7pm to 11pm.

Nov. 2 to 11, 11am to 7pm
88 Ossington Ave., Toronto

Stella & Dot at Jacqueline Conoir

Vancouver’s Jacqueline Conoir Boutique and Studio is presenting a Stella & Dot fashion and trunk show this Saturday. Mingle with stylists, sip some bubbly and preview this spring’s trends. RSVP to Karen at [email protected].

Nov. 3, 12:30 pm
164 West Fifth Ave., Vancouver

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