What began as a simple blogger-hosted “Shop-Their-Closets” sale in the summer of 2013, has evolved into an annual celebration of body positive and environmentally sustainable fashion.
Big Deal Toronto is an annual gathering of plus size women in the city – for one day only! Where the general public can shop from the closets of their favourite fashion bloggers who are vending their indie merch & selling their rarely/barely worn clothes and accessories.
I attended last year BBB (before I became a blogger) and found a few gems that I still wear today and continue to get complimented on. This was the first year where I year I opened up MY CLOSET for sale 🙂
Toronto Bloggers who opened up their closets to the general public to shop from included: Clothes and Shit, Sheena Snively, Jessica Biffi, Flaws of Couture, Curves & Curls, FatintheCity, Candi Apple Couture, Cloud14+, myself Petite Plus, Meow, Erica Exposed, Big Hips Red Lips, Geek with Style, Ursa Major +, Ruby Nite,SexyPlus Clothing, Peonies & Paper Dolls, Ginger Won’t Snap, Round Raglan Road.
Each blogger was equipped with a fabulous sign for their rack created by the owners of Your Big Sister’s closet, sponsors of the event. Isn’t my board great? 🙂
I even printed up a few LIMITED EDITION tees for sale …. in 100% pre-shurnk cotton these v-neck MEOW tees are pretty great! Click here to see how me and other readers have created looks wearing their own MEOW tee 🙂
I was responsible for managing “Team Change Room” 🙂 And at the end of the day I realized I didn’t take too many pictures myself to blog with later. Lucky for me ladies like Jessica and Sheena were on-top of it… capturing some fun via Instagram below.
I was very good about limiting my shopping at this event – working the Change Room was the perfect spot for me, as I got to SEE all of the best pieces being tried on. And got to try on those items that didn’t make the cut by shoppers before they were returned to the floor 🙂
My BIG Deal shopping haul included:
Sheer collared dress – $25 – I just loved the pelted tricolour skirt! Some alterations needed to happened to the arm-holes as it was bit too big, but otherwise I really, really like it.
This fabulous cropped stripped open blazer – click here for blogpost on this outfit.
And this top-hat fascinator for $5!
After the event, I pulled out all of the ‘office wear’ appropriate pieces and was able to donated 6 bags of useable clothing to Dress for Success, which included 9 full two-pc suits, plus tons of separates including blouses, dress pants and skirts, ranging in sizes 14-20.
If you’ve got similar items that are cluttering up your closet…please consider donating to this worthy charity ❤️.
I believe they do donation tax receipts as well … I’ve inquired, but yet to hear back.
Thank you Annika, of Candi Apple Couture, for creating the awareness and for organizing donation pickups! 👍
Are you a fan of these types of Pop-Up Sales? Did you attend this one? What did you score? Post your finds on my Facebook Fan Page…would love to see how you styled something new-to-you found at this sale!
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