Fashion movers and shakers braved Toronto's recent heat wave to make an appearance at one of the city's newest hot spots, PopUp 120. Located on the unique, developing corner of Argyle Street on Ossington, the crowd was eager to mix and mingle along with a cold beverage.
PopUp 120 is a retail extension of its original national clothing supply and distributor business, Agency One. According to owner, Ken Georgopoulos, “We wanted to create a space that serves as a marketing and PR function for each of the brands that we carry.” Just to name a few, Popup 120 carries: Religion, House of Gods, and various collaborations including Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, and Dries Van Noten.
Georgopoulos says his inspiration for opening PopUp 120 came from his trip to Paris during Fashion Week a few years back, when he stumbled across a showroom. “I took a look inside to see what was going on and basically, it was Opening Ceremony using a retail space for their wholesale activities... you see examples of it in New York, London, and Paris, so I thought it would be good to have something like that to bring to Canada as well.”
Be sure to stop by PopUp 120 soon to check out the great showroom atmosphere!
Written by Christina Cheng, Freelance Journalist & Stylist at Spectacle