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

Alice Alishka Pop Up Shop/Trunk Show! (Contest details at the bottom of the post)

Most of you may never have heard of Alice Alishka

I would consider her one of Ottawa’s best kept secrets, but now the secret is out! Alice is partnering with Workshop to offer you an amazing Alice Alishka Pop Up Shop/Trunk Show on Nov 14th from 6-8pm as part of Apartment 613‘s Support Local Month!

Check out this piece…how cute is it??

Here are the official goodies on Alice:

Alice graduated from the material art and design program at OCAD University in 2011. During the last year of her studies she started the company AliceAlishka. She has since designed and created five collections of women’s clothing. AliceAlishka strives to combine modern digital design and production technologies with traditional crafting ideologies to create practical everyday fashion. Each garment is designed to be comfortable and wearable by women of all ages, in a wide range of activities, from casual to semi-formal. Each season a series of textiles are designed using AliceAlishka’s hand made software. The software uses generative art techniques which are hand controlled in order to craft a unique image for each and every garment. The images are digitally printed, using eco-friendly inks, onto natural fibers. The textiles are carefully hand constructed, in AliceAlishka’s Ottawa studio, into comfortable everyday garments.

But what you probably want to know is what you are going to find at the Pop Up Shop, right?  Well…Alice will be selling previous seasons’ collections at 30-80% off like amazing dress:

and this one:

and these beauties:

She has over 175 items in all (my heart is racing)!

Additionally, she will be selling samples and one-off items as well as a bunch of items that never made it into production or were just made to use in her photo shoots! She will also be making a few new pieces that use some of the previous season textiles including pencil skirts, a few cute simple dresses and loads of scarves in her own unique fabrics. (-:

And just in case that isn’t enough…she will be selling fabric packs (note: she makes her OWN fabric! How great is that??)!

So…grab your girlfriends and come down to Workshop for a night like no other…we can’t wait to get our hands on Alice’s collection and we bet you can’t either! (-;

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop

** CONTEST DETAILS **

ALSO – In anticipation of Thursday night, we are giving away one of Alice’s amazing digitally printed organic cotton scarves!  To enter, RT one of our tweets about it, LIKE a Facebook post about it, or comment on this blog post!  Contest closes Wednesday, Nov 13th at midnight and the winner will be selected Thursday, Nov 14th – the day of Alice’s Pop Up Shop!



		

WIN a $50 TRUNK SALE Shopping Spree!

I think it goes without saying that we go nutty around Workshop’s Trunk Sale time – there are just so many great goodies and all are super sweet deals!  This time, we’ve decided to share the loot by giving away $50 to spend at our big event (where $50 goes surprisingly far)!

Enter to WIN it below and don’t forget to mark September 26th-30th on your calendar and come in to scoop up swingin’ deals on Canadian goodies for Fall! Contest ends at midnight on Thursday.

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop

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Fall Trunk Sale: Sept 26th-30th…Get Ready!

Fall seems to be setting in and it’s a little too chilly to head to the beach, so we’re all huddled away here at Workshop gearing up for our wild and wonderful FALL TRUNK SALE: September 26th-30th! The big opening party will be on Thursday September 26th at 6pm where there is sure to be the best of deals, some fun goodies for munchin’, extra changerooms and all the all around joy of getting a sweet deal on handmade goodies!

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.  And because the sale is going to go on for 5 days, we have even more designers involved and even more great canadian made stuff at fantastic prices!  But don’t forget that on Monday we start packing things up and then everything 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 event page!

Put it in your calendar and don’t forget to join us!

xoxo

The Ladies of Workshop

And the Winners Are…

Hello Everyone,

Today is the (sniff sniff) final day of our epic 28 Days of Giving Away Fantastic Handmade Canadian Goodies and it was an unbelievable amount of good old fashioned F.U.N!

We hope each of you had fun too: we ended up with 58 winners (yay! Check out our blog to see if you won anything because sometimes our emails can end up in your spam folder!), a lot of lovely comments about our goodies and our designers, and all-around great energy and enthusiasm around the love of handmade!

Since it was such a good time, we’re going to do some more! A few times a month we’ll be giving away something from the shop – we think it’s a great way to introduce you to new collections and designers plus it’s just so much fun helping customers shop when we are paying! (-:

Tomorrow is the beginning of March and many of you likely know what that means: our famed SPRING TRUNK SALE is right around the corner!  It’s a great way to load up on handmade goodies from previous seasons as well as score yourself a sample that no one else will have!  This year it will be held March 28th – April 1st (Easter weekend)…so save the date! We hope to see each of you there!

Thanks for playing with us! (-:

xoxo

Bridget & Christina

Workshop’s Spring Trunk Sale: March 28-April 1st, 2013!

As usual, our very organized customers have been calling and asking us for the date of our SPRING TRUNK SALE so here it is: March 28-April 1st (Easter weekend)! The big opening party will be on Thursday March 28th 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 faces when you can’t make it the night of the event.  And because the sale is going to go on for 5 days, we have even more designers involved and even more great canadian made stuff at fantastic prices!  But don’t forget that after Monday at 6pm, 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!

xoxo

The ladies of Workshop

i heart trunk sale!

lovely lousje & bean party dress! reg $259, trunk sale $99!

trunk sale opening night came and went and we are still reeling…was it the steady stream of happy shoppers laughing in the changerooms? was it the racks and racks of better than ever deals on great handmade goodies? maybe the duck and blueberry crostini from murray street market? i can’t be certain, but i can say definitively that this has been our best trunk sale yet!

if you missed opening night, do not fret! there are still tons and tons of great pieces at a fraction of their regular prices…so stop by today, tomorrow or anytime sunday…but don’t wait until monday, because all of our trunk sale items turn into pumpkins (meaning we pack them up and ship them back to the ladies who made them…we don’t actually turn them into pumpkins, although that would sure be a fun idea).

for pics of some of our favourite (and still available!) trunk sale finds, check out our facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Workshop-Studio-Boutique/219896831370843

xoxo

bridget.

Workshop Trunk Sale: Sneak Peek!

i wasn’t able to post yesterday because i was at workshop hanging and steaming all of the amazing new stock we’ve received for this week’s TRUNK SALE (thursday-sun, see earlier posts)!  the stuff that our designers sent us this time around is better than ever (yipppee!) and there is TONS of it!  here are a few sneak peeks:

hand silkscreened dress by anna zy! reg $85, trunk sale price $25 (seriously!)

super cute little grob jacket, made in mtl!

a re-purposed men's suit = a super cute handbag! $24-$28!

we will be posting more sneak peeks today and tomorrow, join our facebook group and/or check our blog!

Trunk Sale Countdown!

i am really going to miss the superb signs that erin molly has been making at workshop!  they are like little unwrapped gifts that she leaves on the sidewalk to brighten everyone’s day!  this is one of my favourites – partly because it is soooo cute and partly because it announces one of my favourite events…THE TRUNK SALE!

boxes for the trunk sale are being stacked to the ceiling in the teeny tiny workshop basement…which is almost ready to burst! so – don’t miss it! the trunk sale will be held at workshop from september 22nd-25th!  join us and pad your closet with unbelievable deals (seriously! i just opened the Voila box!) from independent canadian designers!

xoxo

workshop

Save the Date: TRUNK SALE! Sept 22-25

i’ve found a sure fire way to perk up your friday!

the ladies of workshop have finally announced the date of their fall TRUNK SALE!  i know many of you have been waiting for it (i got the emails!) so here it is: Sept 22-25! The big opening party will be on Thursday September 22nd 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 guys 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 faces when you can’t make it the night of the event.  And because the sale is going to go on for 4 days, we have even more designers involved and even more great canadian made stuff at fantastic prices!  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 winter 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!

put it in your smartphone now and join us!