Philip Sparks is closing his Ossington shop on Saturday, and then heading west
This Saturday, March 14 is your last chance to shop at local designer Philip Sparks’s quaint off-Ossington outlet. The label, which has sold retro-inspired womenswear, menswear and accessories to discerning Torontonians for the past eight years, is packing up and moving westward, merging its retail store with the designer’s existing Junction workshop at 130 Cawthra Avenue. When it opens to the public on March 21, the new, larger space will focus on tailored suiting for guys—both completely customized ensembles (which start at $2,000) and ready-to-wear blazers, shirts and trousers. It’ll also carry luxe leather goods, seasonal outerwear and on-trend accessories like skinny ties and patterned pocket squares. Says Sparks about his new concept: “Shoppers don’t just want to know about the process behind the design and construction of their suit, they want to experience it first-hand.” From now until Saturday, customers will still be able to score some serious deals at the Ossington shop, where pretty much everything, including sturdy denim jackets and duffel bags, is up to 80 per cent off.