Pop-Up Pick: a monthly trunk sale that’s the retail equivalent of raiding your cool friend’s closet
Toronto’s retail pop-up scene is gaining momentum, with new shopping opportunities emerging (and then disappearing) all the time. We’re keeping a lookout for the temporary shops you don’t want to miss.
Walk-in-Closet is basically a glorified garage sale, only much cooler. Running since 2012, the roaming monthly trunk sale organized by Singhnature’s Natasha Singh spotlights Toronto characters (Singh calls them “closeters”) who have extensive wardrobes they’re looking to purge. (Previous subjects have included people like Much Music’s Sarah Taylor.) The sales are more like low-key parties, the goal being to celebrate life and style through clothing and accessories, while finding loving new homes for once-treasured belongings.
This month’s closeter is Pamela Wong, a U of T doctoral student, self-proclaimed comic book nut and shopping addict, of course. She happens to be heading to the Arctic to save polar bears, so is looking to offload her quirky collection of looks, which range from Cinderella-pretty ballgowns to funky pre-90s apparel and Star Wars paraphernalia. There will be over 200 items up for grabs, with hardly anything priced above $50. At this evening’s launch party—held at Kensington vintage shop A Homerun—shoppers can chat to Pamela, jam to tunes by Trophy Jones and snack on sweets from Le Dolci bakery.