Halloween Costume Ideas

A thrifty.jpgWith Halloween right around the corner it’s time to buckle down and put that costume together (if you haven’t already). Thrifting can be one of the best ways to find the pieces you need for the costume you’ve been dreaming up…whether that be a classic costume, something more unique or you are just looking to feel a bit festive on All Hallows’ Eve, there’s bound to be something for you if you are not only on a tight schedule, but also a budget.

We’ve pulled together some pieces from our store that not only work for “real life” style, but would also be great pieces to finish off that costume or get the creative cogs turning.

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Fall Style Inspiration

Fall Style InspirationI don’t know about you, but one of my favourite parts about the changing seasons is refreshing my wardrobe and style – out with the old (and to CS to get re-homed), in with the new (again, mostly CS) and figuring out what pieces still speak to me. Pinterest and Intagram are my go-to’s each season when I’m looking for sartorial inspiration to get the ol’ brain ticking, so today we have pulled some looks from our Pinterest to show you what has been speaking to us for Fall 2018…which is tomorrow!

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Get This Look / 5

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photo via The Zoe Report

We absolutely fell for this chic, relaxed, grunge-esque look, so of course we had to recreate it with pieces from the store. It calls to mind what someone might wear on a day at home and then elevated with a mix of statement and minimalist accessories . It’s a thoughtful look that gives the appearance of effortlessness.

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Designer Pieces / 3

DESIGNER PIECESIt’s due time we have another round up of some designer pieces we have in store. While designer is not our mainstay, we are very lucky to get in some pretty amazing labels that we are able to offer at a much lower price. There is nothing more pleasing than watching a customer walk away with one of their favourite designer brands that they got at a significantly reduced price.

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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 SkyΒ 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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