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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Common Sort 10th Anniversary Party

Common Sort 10th Anniversary PartyCommon Sort 10th Anniversary PartyHappy Birthday CS!

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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What Would…

bf552f89320758e2d0dad2558c47b63eAshley Olsen Choose?

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

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

Holiday Inspired Pieces

get yourself
Sparkly maxi skirt – size L $18

With the holidays around the corner, we felt it appropriate to share some holiday inspired pieces we currently have in store to help you figure out what you will be wearing for the holiday this year. This time of year we have our eyes peeled for those pieces that would be perfect for easy days and evenings in with family or for that special party you may be attending. These are some of the pieces that caught our eye, for those who love being festive all month long, or those that just want something special for an evening sipping egg nog and eating a ton of gingerbread.

Common Sort | Holiday Inspired Pieces
Vintage a-line mini skirt – size S $25

Common Sort | Holiday Inspired Pieces
Vintage plaid mini skirt – size S $26

Common Sort | Holiday Inspired Pieces
Jenni Button sequin dress – Size M $98

Common Sort | Holiday Inspired Pieces
Dex gold dress – size M $22

Common Sort | Holiday Inspired Pieces
Elizabeth & James trousers – size S $63

Common Sort | Holiday Inspired Pieces
Banana Republic red trousers – size 2 $30

Common Sort | Holiday Inspired Pieces
Steve Madden velvet sandals – size 6 $30

Common Sort | Holiday Inspired Pieces
Topshop velvet heeled sandals – size 37 $30

Common Sort | Holiday Inspired Pieces
Banana Republic blouse – Size S $29

Common Sort | Holiday Inspired Pieces
Vintage scrunch top – size S $18

Common Sort | Holiday Inspired Pieces
Marciano sparkly purse – $38

Common Sort | Holiday Inspired Pieces
Box purse with floating sequins – $24

Customers in Common Sort

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SHARING THE LOVE

We love seeing our customers sharing their Common Sort finds on Instagram and around the web. It gives us a big smile on our ol’ mugs to see unwanted clothes given new life and styled in ways unique to each person. We thought today we would spread the love and show you some of our customers wearing their #csfinds.

*click the images to be linked to source (and maybe you’ll find your new favourite instagrammer here)

Common Sort | Customers in CS

Common Sort | Customers in CS

Common Sort | Customers in CS

Common Sort | Customers in CS

Common Sort | Customers in CS

Common Sort | Customers in CS

Common Sort | Customers in CS

Common Sort | Customers in CS

What Would …

Common Sort | What Would Iris Apfel Choose?Iris Apfel choose?

There are so many styles out there to be appreciated. Some people just really know how to put together a great outfit that works for them. Whether it’s over the top eccentric or subtle Parisian chic, there is inspiration all over the place. We thought it would be fun to imagine what some of the most revered style icons would choose from our store.

Incase you aren’t familiar with Iris Apfel – which I’m sure you are, at the very least, you’ve probably seen her picture – she is an interior designer. In 1950, she and her husband launched a textile firm called Old World Weavers until they retired in 1992. During this time they worked on several design projects, among them, design restorations of the White House for 9 different Presidents. Along their many travels Iris started buying non-western, artisanal pieces that she would wear to her meetings. It’s easy to see how she got noticed and quickly became the face of ‘you can wear whatever you damn well please at any age!’

Heres what we think she would pick…

Common Sort | What Would Iris Apfel Choose?vintage jacket size S $24

Common Sort | What Would Iris Apfel Choose?furry shoulder bag $20

Common Sort | What Would Iris Apfel Choose?assorted rings and bangles

Common Sort | What Would Iris Apfel Choose?Weekday button up size XS $32

Common Sort | What Would Iris Apfel Choose?Danier leather pants size S $26

Common Sort | What Would Iris Apfel Choose?vintage dress size M $26

Common Sort | What Would Iris Apfel Choose?Miista pumps size 40 $75

Common Sort | What Would Iris Apfel Choose?H&M Studio furry coat size M $45

Common Sort | What Would Iris Apfel Choose?$10 sunnies

Five Under Twenty

Common Sort | 5 Pieces Under $20 From high-end to low-end, we get quite a mix of pieces coming in daily. Our higher end pieces get a lot of the lime-light…I mean ACNE for under $100…hello! but we also understand some people shop with us not for brand names, but because it’s significantly cheaper than buying new (and not unethical). Today we are giving a bit of the lime-light to our inexpensive pieces, 5 pieces under $20, a new series we will be sharing here.Common Sort | 5 under $20H&M trousers size XS – $16

Common Sort | 5 under $20Cooperative purse – $13

Common Sort | 5 under $20vintage turtleneck size S – $12

Common Sort | 5 under $20Silence & Noise sandals size 8 – $13

Common Sort | 5 under $20Talula kimono size XS – $19