by Anna Cipolione


Browsing the Holt Renfrew holiday pop-up

The Holts pop-up transformed the Fashion House condos location (560 King St. W., Toronto) into a holiday boutique filled with luxe, well-edited picks from Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Alexander Wang et al. Though the merch was heavy on winter (Sorel boots and house brand Cowichans, loads of flannel, and stocking stuffers like Dandi Maestre bracelets and Butter London nail polish), the atmosphere was stifling hot in the window-encased sunroom. (We’re hoping a much-needed fan will be in place by tomorrow.) Jurlique creams, sparkly Hanky Panky lingerie gift sets and colourful Theory sweaters were among the more feminine picks, though much of VP of fashion direction Barbara Atkin’s curated selection could be worn by men and women. (We especially liked the Christopher Sherman bow ties and classic Canada Goose parkas). The merch will be replenished daily until the shop closes on December 6–just follow the hot pink Holts truck.






 Inside the Holt Renfrew Pop-Up Shop.  Dandi Maestre necklaces.    Photography by Katie Enni