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  • Empire Sewing Box

Dress For Success:

The Fabric Of Our City

This exhibit is about the specialty shops that cater to the fashion interests of Toronto’s diverse cultures. Whether it be the small vintage stores in Kensington Market and their reminder of the Spadina garment industry, the upscale David’s shoes or old hat shops on College Street, Toronto’s influence in fashion is evident. Displays ranging from fashion shows hosted by Jeanne Beker to fundraising sales like the Hadassah Bazaar at Exhibition Place will make it clear why Torontonians are known for their unique style.



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