The Season of Markdowns

Keli has put her great collection 50% off!

Since winter has come so late this year, January may actually be the perfect time to shop for the season! I mean seriously – I’ve only just begun to wear my sweaters and sweater dresses, winter tunics and leggings…and now almost everything is on sale!

Pop by Workshop and Flock for the largest end of season sale we have ever had…most of our designers have marked down their collections and some of them have been really serious about it! The time to spend those gift certificates and all of that good christmas money is now…see you in the shop soon! (-;

Here are a few sneak peeks…follow us on facebook for more!

I'm obsessed with this skirt! Was $258, now $155, Christina bought it today!

We all love Mandy's collection and now it's on sale! Was $148, now $118...there are only a few left, so come in and take a look!

Boxing Week, Our Way.

I’m the first to admit that I’m always up for a good shopping trip.  I love to shop, lunch and have cocktails with my ladyfriends, in any order, as long as there is shopping involved.

The only time I’m not up for a trip to the shops is Dec 26th. I don’t like big box, crowds, or electronics, so the madness of Boxing Day has never held any allure for me. Until now.

Join us at Flock and Workshop for the biggest Boxing Week Sale we’ve ever had!  Over half of our designers have marked down their collections and both shops are still full of all kinds of goodies, so come with time and energy! Avoid the craziness and the crowds – pick up a couple of girlfriends, lunch and then pop by to try on clothes and check out what 150 of Canada’s best and most fun independent designers have been up to!

We also had the luck of receiving 4 boxes today so there are a bunch of great new pieces to choose from!

Workshop and Flock: Boxing Week Hours:

Dec 26-30th 10-6pm

Dec 31st 10-4pm

See you there!

I heart messenger bags.

many of you know that we’ve been sold out of these lovely messengers for quite a while now. not anymore!

Happy Holidays!

Since the holidays are always a great time for appreciation and thanks (well, anytime is a great time, but at Christmas relatives and friends tend to be on hand), we wanted to thank all our customers, friends and family for your support of us and our business.

When Christina and I opened Workshop – almost 7 years ago, yikes! – we had hoped that there would be enough like-minded people around to support a business like ours. Both our Dads and some of our friends were quite sure that we were nuts, yet they wielded a hammer/paintbrush/glue stick to support us anyway.

Now our business has grown to 3 lovely full time staff ladies and a whole slew of others who are in and out, always smiling. Our dream has come true.

So, today is a thank you day: thank you from each one of us and from each one of our designers: thank you to our customers for supporting handmade and buying local. You are all proof that personal decisions have an effect in our community.

Happy and safe holidays,

Bridget & Christina

Welcome to the World of Crazy: A Sneak Peek into the Flock Basement


Emily, trying her best to make organizational rules for us to follow...tough job!

People often come into Workshop or Flock and tell us how lovely the shop is. They tell us how creative and bright and eclectic the design is, but mostly they tell go on about how we have achieved the pinnacle of organization!

This always gets a chuckle from the staff because Workshop and Flock are shops run by a bunch of crazy artists (us).

So, today, just for the fun of it (Christina is going to kill me), I’m going to let you into the Flock basement…welcome to the world of crazy!

xoxo

Bridget

Ella's tutu-making station

The silk screening supplies

Boxes of bags. Seriously.

A Little Rain won’t Get us Down! Shop Dalhousie tonight, 6-9pm!

Snow or no snow, Christmas is a mere 9 days away! Can that be true?

True it is. And, since this weather is just so lovely, tonight is the perfect night to step out (bring your rubber boots!) and wander along Dalhousie Street where all the shops will be cooking up fun and festive ways to bring the holiday spirit into your home!

Make it a handmade holiday this year and pop by Workshop for 10% off everything in the store plus goodies, raffles and of course, the big Dalhousie Street Raffle Prize, valued at over $300 (see earlier post)!

Just to get you in the mood, here are a few things that i have bought for some lovely ladies on my list:

this coffee cup cozy will be sure to brighten up cubicleland

Nothing says prepared for winter like this scarf...

Who says your ipad can't be cozy and stylin'?

And a button in every stocking...

See you tonight!

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop

In Pictures: Momma’s Gotta Shop!

Just wanted to post a few pics of the crafty goodies made by the kids who joined us last Sunday for our “Listen Sweetie, Momma’s Gotta Shop!” event!  We hope to do regular events like this in the future – where the kiddies are in our classroom space being crafty and creative and the momma’s are engaged in another kind of creativity (finding the perfect dress) upstairs!

If you would like more info on future momma/little one events, please join our email list or like us on facebook!

This Thursday: Dalhousie St. Shopping Night!

We kept our biggest surprise for our last and surely craziest shopping night of the season…

hmmm...the prizes seem to be occupying the street...

This is a pic of the huge gift basket that some lucky shopper will win this Thursday night (Dec 15th) at the Occupy Dalhousie Street Holiday Shopping Night!  It is a bunch of goodies from each of the participating shops valued at over $300…wouldn’t that just top off your holiday perfectly?  You could give some of the goodies away…or, well, maybe keep them for yourself…we’ll never tell! (-:

So, don’t forget to stop by Workshop on Dec 15th for a chance to win it as well as an opportunity to let us help you find the perfect handmade gifts to put under your tree.  We will also be having festive drinks, goodies and other fun prizes! And…we will be doing 10% off the entire shop!  Want to know what the other Dalhousie St. shops are doing? You can find it all on our event page!

Can’t wait to see you Thursday – I’ll be the one mulling the cider!

xoxo

Bridget

Holiday Hours Are Here!

Between work, play and all of those fun christmas parties, you may need a little more time for holiday shopping! After all, it does take some time to find the perfect handmade gift…

And so, holiday shopping hours at both Workshop and Flock have begun! Here they are:

 

Workshop & Flock

Holiday Hours

Monday-Friday 10-8

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 11-6

* Dec 24th we will be closing at 4pm to stuff turkeys and wrap presents! *

Tonight ~ Wellington West Shop Hop!

Tonight is going to be a seriously big, fun night on Wellington West! 28 businesses (that’s huge!) are participating in this year’s shop hop, so you’ll need to block off a couple of hours to do your holiday shopping right!

Join us for an evening of anti-mall, anti-big box!

Grab a couple of friends and wander down the street tasting samples from local restos, having goodies at others and, of course, popping by Flock to get something lovely and handmade for everyone on your list! Doesn’t that sounds like something that would even put the grinch in the holiday spirit?

At Flock, we love a great party, so tonight we will have goodies and raffles and best of all, 10% off everything in the shop!

As you may already know, our designers have been working hard to fill our shop with tons and tons of great gifts to put under your tree, so it’s easier that ever to buy local and buy handmade this holiday season!

Hope to see you there!

xoxo

The Ladies of Flock