The Weekend To-Do: We’re shopping till we drop with special sales by Calla, Jeremy Laing, Bridge + Bardot and more!
Not to alarm you, but this is the second-last weekend before Santa rolls into town. For those of us who’ve yet to finish or even start the gift shopping ritual (Oh, hi!), we’ve got studio sales, sample sales, flash sales and holiday sales, some coming with the a much-needed glass of champers.
Bridge + Bardot Holiday Party
Dundas West vintage shop Bridge + Bardot‘s is hosting its first winter vintage party. Shop their collection along with local Toronto designers Muttonhead, Cuchara, Felt Your Heart Beat, Kakia, O’Keh and more. And don’t forget the complimentary champagne and cupcakes!
Dec. 15, 6pm to 10pm
1138 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Moonlight Madness/Express at West Edmonton Mall
Shop late tonight at the West Edmonton Mall where Moonlight Madness is keeping stores open until 11pm. Express is also opening its first Edmonton location this weekend carrying over 10,000 square feet of men’s and womenswear. The Muppets Christmas Carol will also be screen at 8pm on the NewCap Radio Stage, should you or your little friends need a little rest.
1755, 8882 170 St., Edmonton
Arielle de Pinto + Calla + Jeremy Laing + Rita Liefhebber Year-End Sample Sale
Get runway ready without blowing you budget. Some of favourite Canadian and now Parisian labels are hosting a final year-end sample sale this weekend at Studio Laing.
Dec. 15, 12pm to 6pm
207A Cowan Ave., Toronto
104st Local Designer + Artist Open Studio Sale
The Great West Saddlery Building (which sounds pretty curious to this Torontonian) is hosting an Open Studio Sale for labels Jessica Halabi Fashion, Bang Bang Bijoux jewellery, Fridget Apparel, Cinder & Smoke and more. Perfect for picking up baubles and such for the ladies on your list.
Dec. 16, 1pm to 6pm
10137 104 Street, Edmonton
It’s not really Christmas until sugar plum fairies show up. This weekend the Alberta Ballet presents everyone’s favourite festive ballet The Nutcracker in Edmonton. Next stop is Calgary on December 21. They’re also launching the first ever Alberta Ballet’s Speaker Series December 18 with costume designer Kalie Johnston chatting Designing for Dance.
Dec. 14 to 16, Edmonton; Dec. 21 to 24, Calgary
Caitlin Power and M.W.L. Holiday Flash Sale
Calgary transplant Caitlin Power is co-hosting one-day-only sale with Ana Bogdanovic and her line M.W.L. (Made With Love). Get your holiday party dress and the perfect accouterments in one fell swoop; M.W.L. supplied the accessories for the Caitlin Power Fall 2012 runway show at Toronto Fashion Week.
Dec. 15, 11am to 7pm
639 Queen St. W., Toronto