2018 Spring-Summer Trends at Common Sort

Common Sort | Spring/Summer 2018 TrendsWith a new season here our buyers are looking to the runways for this season’s trends so that we can not only have the unique and cool pieces you expect at thrift shops, but also pieces we know a lot of our customer’s will be looking for. We want to be a sustainable and ethical option for finding the latest trends so you don’t have to shop fast fashion or break the bank.

We’ve gathered our favourite trends from around the web/runway and pulled some of our own pieces that can help you build your Spring/Summer wardrobe.Common Sort | Spring/Summer 2018 TrendsCommon Sort | Spring/Summer 2018 Trends

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Common Sort 10th Anniversary Party

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Common Sort is now a decade old and last Friday we had an evening to celebrate just that. Thank You Kindly helped us pull the whole thing off with an unusual but seriously tasty food spread, a beautiful cake made by The Cupcake Shoppe, spiked orange juice that was an ode to youth (at least for me), great music, a late night dance party and plenty of conversation and laughter.

These past 10 years have seen two more Common Sort’s open and grow into a Toronto staple for thrift shopping. CS is more than the clothes we carry, it’s about sustainable fashion, creating less waste through recycling clothes, inclusivity and community. We love what we do and we love even more that you do too!

We’ve said it once (way more than that) and we’ll say it again…these 10 years would not have been possible without everyone’s support; customers, staff, friends, family, our neighbourhoods and communities, and of course our fearless leaders Nicole and Stefan, who work tirelessly to make Common Sort an amazing place to shop and work.

And a few words from Nicole…
“Where has the time gone? Can’t believe it has been 10 years already.
We have loved spending these years in the best neighbourhoods in the city; watching our regular’s lives change. We’ve seen your children grow and our teenage customers become adults. It’s truly been a pleasure and we are so grateful to our wonderful customers for 10 years of business.”

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Common Sort at Redux

Common Sort | ReduxA fashion event

A couple Fridays back we had the pleasure of participating in Ryerson School of Fashion’s Redux fashion event. Our amazing personal shopper and stylist Megan styled the entire show (save for the footwear) and we had a pop-up shop where we sold selected pieces from our stores. The night was filled with two dance performances accompanied by a runway show, nibbly bits and drinks.

It was a really fun event and incase you weren’t able to make it out we got some photos from the evening.

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Common Scents

Common Sort | Common Scents…by common sort

At the beginning of February we released a Common Sort line of candles made up of four scents; Up North, Hot Bath, Laundry Day and MaryJane Rose. Our owners Nicole and Stefan worked with Kerry Lee, owner of Red Sky to create candles we could call our own and sell along side all the amazing clothes we have in store. With a minimalist look, they’ll be an easy fit into your home and great for days spent indoors (bonus: you can reuse the jars after!). We are super proud of these candles and believe you will love the scents as much as we do.

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Spring Style Inspiration

Common Sort | Spring Style InspirationWith this spell of warm weather and now that we are buying for Spring, we’ve been browsing online for street style inspiration and trends that we want to keep an eye out for when people bring in their gems to sell to us. Part of our job here is to not only have our own defined personal style and view, but an eye for what others want and what is “in” right now. Here are some looks and trends we are loving lately.

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What Would…

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When thinking of the Olsen twins and style they are usually thought of as a collective; two peas in a pod. But today on our ‘What Would _____ Choose?’ series, we are focusing on Ashley individually and the pieces she would choose from our shop. Although, I’m sure MK wouldn’t be opposed to sporting some of them, they probably share clothes anyways. Oversized, layered and comfortable are a few words that come to mind when thinking of Ashley’s style…

Common Sort | What Would Ashley Olsen Choose?vintage suede coat, size S – $75

Common Sort | What Would Ashley Olsen Choose?ripped Levi’s jeans, size L – $28

Common Sort | What Would Ashley Olsen Choose?Club Monaco bag – $25

Common Sort | What Would Ashley Olsen Choose?Mantles cardigan, size L – $26

Common Sort | What Would Ashley Olsen Choose?sunglasses – $10 + Aldo loafers, size 10 – $32

Common Sort | What Would Ashley Olsen Choose?Babaton loose tee, size XS – $20

Common Sort | What Would Ashley Olsen Choose?Joe Fresh knit oversized sweater, size S – $10

Common Sort | What Would Ashley Olsen Choose?Tiger of Sweden bag – $70

Designer Pieces / 2

Common Sort | Designer Pieces at Affordable PricesToday we’ve got another roundup of some designer pieces we have in store. If you love designer but can’t imagine paying regular price for them, then thrift stores and consignment (or the internet) are probably your best bet. We are lucky to have sellers that bring in some pretty amazing designer pieces, so here are some of them at significantly reduced prices.

Common Sort | Designer Pieces at Affordable PricesCéline leather boots, size 37.5 – $230

Common Sort | Designer Pieces at Affordable PricesChloé jeans, size M – $120

Common Sort | Designer Pieces at Affordable PricesDior sunglasses – $75

Common Sort | Designer Pieces at Affordable PricesValentino Orlandi bag – $125

Common Sort | Designer Pieces at Affordable PricesArmani Collezioni jacket, size M – $72

Common Sort | Designer Pieces at Affordable PricesMiu Miu mules, size 38.5 – $130

Common Sort | Designer Pieces at Affordable PricesDior suit, size S – $180

Common Sort | Designer Pieces at Affordable PricesCéline slingbacks, size 37.5 – $215

Five Under Twenty / 3

Common Sort | 5 Pieces Under $20Welcome back to another roundup of clothing and accessories you can find at our stores for under $20. It’s probably obvious at this point that shopping secondhand is generally much cheaper than buying new; not only do we keep an eye out for more expensive brands that you can buy at a reduced cost with us, but we also stock our racks with some brands that are already fairly inexpensive and offering them to you for even less. It’s possible to come away from shopping with us with an entire outfit that cost you less than $100, which is pretty darn great, if you ask us.

Common Sort | 5 Pieces Under $20vintage short sleeve turtleneck; size XL – $18

Common Sort | 5 Pieces Under $20vintage Rafferty skirt; size S – $17

Common Sort | 5 Pieces Under $20leather Keds; size 6 – $15

Common Sort | 5 Pieces Under $20velvet H&M pants; size M – $19

Common Sort | 5 Pieces Under $20JCrew stripped long sleeve; size M – $17

Get This Look / 4

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Each day – even several times a day – new things make it out onto the floor of our stores; no two days are the same. The vast selection of styles and pieces we receive make it the ideal place to find everything you need to recreate your favourite looks from around the internet. Today we are recreating this Parisian inspired, masculine look. It’s simple, classic and easy to put your own spin on if totally recreating another’s look is not your thing.

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