Did you hear? Two of the February pop-up shops that we fell in love with are sticking around another month! Now, they are the pop-up shops formerly known as the February pop-ups. (Thankfully, they have much catchier names:) Fa Real Designz N Prints and Krystle Lee will be gracing our neighbourhood with their awesomeness for the entire month of March.
Krystle Lee | 1801 Danforth Avenue
Monday 12-6 | Tuesday 10-6 | Wednesday Closed | Thursday 10-6 | Friday & Saturday 11-7 | Sunday Private Appointments
Fa Real Designz N Prints | 1898 Danforth Avenue
Birthday celebrations are happening. We hear there will be cake to celebrate owners Allister’s milestone. And this weekend only you can get custom tee’s for $20 (regular $30) and toddler/baby shirts for $10 (reg $15). There is also a end-of-winter season sale on FaReal clothing (hoddies, long sleeves and tees) and if you spend over $50 the toque is on them!
Read more about Fa Real owners Tracey and Allister from an interview they did with the Scarborough Mirror and check out what local resident, DECA Board Member and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee recipient Catherine Porter has to say about her experience with the shop below. And if you too would like to be the best gift giver in your family, you should visit Fa Real this weekend.
I am a good gift giver. I pride myself on this. I’d say I have the record in my family as the best gift giver.
I give thoughtful cool presents.
Allistar and Tracey at Fa Real Designz N Prints have helped me keep my record. I am in love with them. You will be too.
Let me explain.
Seven summers ago my husband’s family built a lop-sided cabin at the cottage. I was up on the roof too. The project ran over time and budget. So, for Christmas that year, my husband and I got everyone in the family (the Burt family — I kept my last name, thank you very much) custom-made shirts for the Burt Building Company. On the back it says: “We may not be smart…. but we’re slow.”
The shirts were a hit.
My sister-in-law just had baby number three. I needed to get little Ollie a gift. An AWESOME gift. So, I took a photo of the T-shirt — both sides — and emailed it to Allistar and Tracey, who specialize in custom-designed shirts. They have one of our pop-up shops on the Danforth, where the old jewellrey place was.
I asked them to approximate the design — use a triangle instead of a house, you know, whatever. It’s the idea that counts.
Tonight, I picked up a dark blue onesie that matches EXACTLY my own T-shirt — except I don’t have clasps at the bum, but you get the idea.
Allistar and Tracey are geniuses.
I got two more — three custom-made shirts for $50.
This place is the BOMB. It’s around for another month, as one of DECA’s pop-up shops. Lucky us.
We’d like them to stay even longer.
Don’t you have a gift to give someone? A soccer team to outfit? A street party coming up?
For more information about these pop-up stores, the DECA Pop-Up Shop project and DECA, please visit our website, and follow us on twitter @DECAdiaries.