Dandy man Philip Sparks is opening up a real store (no more pop-up shops for him!)

Dandy man Philip Sparks is opening up a real store (no more pop-up shops for him!)

Philip Sparks is opening a store (Image: Jenna Marie Wakani) 

Philip Sparks fans who are tired of waiting for that interminably slow elevator in the Burroughes building (or, Heaven forfend, walking those five flights of stairs) will be happy to learn that the designer is finally opening a permanent retail space on Ossington. Set to open on March 15 at 162 Ossington Avenue (beside Ideal Coffee), the Sparks retail store will house his men’s and women’s collections, though footwear won’t be sold in-store right away. This will be one of Ossington’s few clothing retailers (save for Jonathan and Olivia and a smattering of vintage dealers) among a sea of bars—here’s hoping Sparks gets some extra-boozy brunch traffic.