Spring Trunk Sale! March 20-24th. Get Ready.

We know how much you love it, so we’re doing it again!

Workshop’s always fun and crazy SPRING TRUNK SALE will be happening March 20-24th this year!

The big opening party will be on Thursday March 20th at 6pm where there is sure to be the best of deals, some fun goodies for munchin’, and me at the change rooms acting as the evening drill sergeant…I know you ladies love it! (-;

The fun doesn’t end there though, because we’ve decided to officially hold the sale over for the whole weekend – this is for those of you who give us those sad puppy dog faces when you can’t make it the night of the event. But don’t forget that after Sunday at 5pm, everything magically turns in to a pumpkin (goes back to the designers), so don’t miss it!

For those of you who are new to the cult of the trunk sale, here are the basics: once in the Spring and once in the Fall Workshop invites a few of their favourite designers to participate in our trunk sale: they ship us tons and tons of great clothes, accessories and jewelry which are from past seasons collections, slightly damaged items, weird sizes (the xs people clean up at this event!), samples, etc! Our designers get to clean out their studio spaces and our customers get to pad their closets!  the deals are great – up to 70% off!

More details and sneak peeks can be found on our facebook page!

Put it in your calendar and don’t forget to join us – especially if you haven’t yet been down to check out our newly renovated space (yellow)!

xoxo

The ladies of Workshop

Feb 28th: Giveaway by Desserts & Skirts

Today is our very last day of our big 28 Days of Giveaways!

Of course that doesn’t mean that we’ll stop giving stuff away (’cause that would be boring) but it does mean that you only have one more chance to win in our mega-contest!

We decided to end with a bang by giving away this classic and fun skirt by Toronto designer Nicole Boudreau of Desserts & Skirts.  I’m pretty sure that this skirt (think stretch denim) would fit after quite a few desserts and, in the name of science, I’m going to try it out.  Anyone in?

Win it today and you can head out to Thyme & Again or Supply & Demand or Town, and try it out for yourself!  Contest closes at midnight tonight.

A huge thank you to everyone for having fun with us through this whole month of February…you made the winter speed right along. (-:

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop & Flock
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Feb 27th: Giveaway by Rita Van Tassel

It’s the next-to-last day of our big Month of Giveaways and today our focus today is on finding a great new home for this gorgeous fabric necklace by Halifax designer Rita Van Tassel.

In her own words, Rita’s “philosophy is that quality stylish goods can be responsibly made and sold at a price which both supports the maker as well as pleases the buyer”. Which is exactly what our shops are all about. A perfect fit.

Her designs are so inspiring: they are bold and edgy and remind me of the world travels of my post-University years. Good (and crazy) times…

So, join me on my current journey of all things beautiful, Canadian and handmade and win this piece today!

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop and Flock
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Feb 26th: Giveaway by Water Willow Design

Back in the day, Christina & I owned a silkscreened t-shirt emporium and Mie, of Water Willow Design, was our absolute favourite designer!  Her prints were lovely florals on calm coloured tees and they made us feel like sipping some calming chai and heading out to a Yin class.

Things have changed in our world since then (now we have our feet in a backyard kiddie pool while drinking dark & stormies in lovely dresses with just a bit of spit up around the neckline) and in Mie’s as well.

She moved from Montreal to Ottawa (well, Chelsea to be exact) and she started doing her florals on jewellery. Even better.

Today we’re giving away this pair of Mie’s earrings as part of our big 28 Days of Giveaways. Win ‘em! Contest closes at midnight.

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop and Flock

 

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Feb 25th: Giveaway by Rita di Cesare

When the lovely Rita began selling with us some 7 years ago (eek!) we had no idea her classic but vibrant designs would become such a staple at both of our shops.  Check it out for yourself at Rita di Cesare and you’ll see what why we are such fans!

Joanne, friend of the shops and part time Shopgirl, bought this Andy dress in sapphire and looks smokin’ on her – the fit makes it an easy wardrobe staple and the colour provides the va-va-voom!

Today, as part of our big Month of Giveaways, we’re giving one away: you pick the size and colour (as long as we have it)!  Enter today. Contest closes at midnight. (-:

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop & Flock

 

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Feb 24th: Giveaway by Paco & Lupe

We’re nearing the end (sniff, sniff) of our big 28 Days of Giveaways but we’re not done yet!

Today one lucky person will win this striking (and practical) clutch by Montreal designer (and very busy person!) Celia of Paco & Lupe.

Celia’s collection is fun, fresh and it goes the distance…I bought one of her lovely laptop bags three years ago and it still looks as good as new.  But that could just be because I don’t ever use my computer.  Kidding, I’m on my computer right now! (-;

WIN IT today!  Contest closes at midnight tonight.

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop & Flock

 

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Feb 23rd: Giveaway by Sarah Mulligan

In 1998, Sarah Mulligan took a wrong turn down a hallway in the School of Craft and Design building at Sheridan College. That day she discovered the glass studio, entered the program, and presto chango: we have her unbelievably beautiful collection of glass jewellery in both of our shops.

Congrats Sarah, on such a happy mistake! (-:

Today, on Day 23 of our epic 28 Days of Giveaways, we are giving away this glass pendant by Sarah Mulligan.

Enter below. Contest closes at midnight.

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop & Flock
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Feb 22nd: Double Giveaway by N-Product & So-Fine

A husband and wife team living in Ottawa is behind the whimsical designs of N Product. They are practitioners of the Slow Goods movement, where objects take time to craft and are made of quality materials. They have chosen their materials and manufacturing processes with careful consideration as they attempt to bring future heirlooms to your household.  It’s impossible for me to think of anything better than that. Win it today. (-:

And since it’s a Double Giveaway Day (double love!) we are also giving away this great infinity scarf – a needed staple in every wardrobe – by Montreal designer (and very fun person) Karen Sadegursky of So-Fine.

Contest closes at midnight. (-:

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop & Flock
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Feb 21st: Giveaway by Creations Encore

Stop the bus!

Today’s giveaway will have all of the (many) fans of Creations Encore running to their phone, laptops, etc!  Patricia Jodoin, designer extraordinaire, has been putting smiles on the faces of our customers with her unique take on re-purposed eco-style (and really really cool handmade buttons) for over 8 seasons now and she has a lot of loyal lovers of her pieces (including us, of course)!

Today one of her perfectly fitting, flattering, and fun Pauline tops could be yours!

It’s just another day (each better than the next!) in the big game we like to call 28 Days of Giveaways – February has never had it so good! (-:

Enter below. Contest closes at midnight tonight.

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop & Flock
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Feb 20th: Double Giveaway by Two Local Ladies!

Mornin’!

We couldn’t be more excited about today’s double giveaway since we’re giving away pieces by two of Ottawa’s loveliest and most talented local designers! What could top that?

Allyssa Spaxman, of Strut Jewelry, in her own words: I hand-make pieces for the modern gypsy, gathering inspiration and materials from my world travels and local sources. Strut Jewelry offers eclectic, effortlessly gorgeous jewelry for the free-spirited wanderer. Love. (our words).

 

Krista Leben, of Urbanite Jewelry, has a similar global philosophy.  We love how each of her pieces is inspired by a different place in the world. Given no limits on time or money, where would YOU go?

Today, on Day 20 of our 28 Days of Giveaways, we’re giving away both of these great pieces – to two different winners.  Enter below. Contest closes at midnight. (-:

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop & Flock
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