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Monday, May 17: eleven Boutique Anniversary Sale
Where: 116 Cumberland St.
Times: Mon-Wed: 10-6, Thurs-Fri: 10-8, Sat: 10-6, Sun: 12-5
For more info: www.shop-eleven.ca
Yorkville’s eleven Boutique is celebrating its one-year anniversary the best possible way: with a sale! Find Canadian designers including LUNDSTRÖM and Pink Tartan from 30 to 50 percent off.
Wednesday, May 19: Mangoes on Fabric lecture with Sartaj Kaur
Where: Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $12; free for TMC Members and full-time students
Reservation: Not required, but advance tickets may be purchased in person at the TMC’s front desk.
Missed the Fashionably Wrapped curator’s tour on cashmere? Join Sartaj Kaur, owner and designer of a handmade textile boutique, who will talk about the unique art of cashmere and why it has always been a luxury item. Learn the history, techniques and styles of the fabric, plus how to identify authentic pieces!
Wednesday, May 19: Gucci Fall 2010 Accessories & Ready to Wear Trunk Show
Where: Holt Renfrew, Bloor Street
Get first pick of Gucci’s fall collection at this exclusive preview trunk show. A Gucci handbag specialist and representative will be on site all day to help you with your selections.
EDITOR’S PICK! Thursday, May 20: BROSE Sample Sale
Where: Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen St. W.
Time: 12 to 8 p.m.
Marika Brose is one of Toronto’s fastest rising talents. At the sample sale, you can score dresses from the Spring 2009 and 2010 collections at up to 70 percent off.