Pop-Up Pick: Toronto Lifestyle Market combines chic international labels with local up-and-comers
The Gladstone, in conjunction with lifestyle agency Ampersand Company, is hosting a five-day shopping extravaganza next week. Designed to showcase cool international brands alongside stylish Toronto startups, the market will be selling the kind of clothing and accessories—like chic knapsacks, floral button-downs and eco-sunglasses—that are bound to attract hip west-enders. This is a chance to shop overseas labels including Swedish streetwear brand Cheap Monday and London-based menswear designer Marshall Artist (which sells amazingly cozy down bomber jackets). Watch lovers will also be able to snag classic timepieces from Daniel Wellington, the British label known for its interchangeable wristbands. PKG, a Toronto company that makes well-designed cases for laptops and other digital devices, will be peddling its sleek iPad cases. If you’ve got energy to burn after emptying your wallet, there will also be nightly parties with music from DJs like Shaun Frank (tickets can be purchased here).
Oct. 8-Oct. 12. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., torontolifestylemarket.com