BRIKA — Toronto

Join us for a holiday-themed kids’ fashion show this Sunday, Toronto

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Bundle up your little ones and join us for a day of festive cheer this Sunday, December 18 at BRIKA’s Yorkville Village pop-up. Featuring a live kids’ fashion show displaying the best of marQ, TV personality Melissa Grelo’s line of clothing (available at BRIKA), the afternoon will be capped off with a range of fun DIY crafting activities hosted by Designher Co. Guests of all ages are welcome to design handcrafted jewelry and accessories, and the BRIKA Café will be serving hot chocolates, marshmallows and other sweet treats available for purchase all afternoon. The fashion show will run from 11-11:30...

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For Japanese luxury ribbon store Mokuba, presentation is key in the art of gifting

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“Mokuba is more than a business – it’s art,” said Helene Smagala, owner of Mokuba, a ribbon emporium that finds its origins in Japan. Situated a few blocks down the street from BRIKA’s Queen West, Toronto, location, we have a history of being fascinated with Mokuba and its beautiful product, so relished the opportunity to chat with Ms. Smagala about the brand’s history and philosophy. Mokuba’s first post outside Tokyo opened its Toronto doors 30 years ago, at a time when the Japanese economy was booming and Mokuba was burgeoning. “The product is so exceptional,” said Ms. Smagala. “There’s nothing...

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Gift, wrap and roll: Why we’re your one-stop gifting shop

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It’s no secret that woven into BRIKA’s fabric is the notion that we like to think of ourselves as your one stop gifting shop. From our highly curated selection of well-crafted gifts, you’ll find beautiful, handmade pieces from Makers who have been handpicked for their commitment to quality. As such, it only made sense to include a giftwrap station at our new Riverside location in Toronto, so you may as well slot us into your schedule when you find yourself gift-less and en route to your next celebration. We spoke to Store Operations Manager Catherine Cramer (get to know her...

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Gear(ing) up for back to school with BRIKA Toronto

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Calling all Toronto parents: leap into the school year with your best foot forward! Join BRIKA Riverside for an informative and engaging evening with health and wellness experts to ensure both you and your family are at your happiest and healthiest for the back-to-school season. At this free in-store event, BRIKA will be joined by experts who will discuss the following topics: Liz Berholz, founder of parenting consulting practice Liz B. Parenting How to get your kids excited and motivated for a productive year ahead Rebecca Earl, family-based sleep coach and founder of The Sugar Plum Sleep Co. How to make...

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BRIKA’s Best: A tour of our brand new Toronto shop

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If you’ve been following along with us either here on this blog or on social media, you’re probably well aware (since we’ve been teasing it for some time now!) we recently opened up shop in Toronto’s Riverside/Leslieville neighborhood, expanding on the former half of bricks and clicks, both pillars of which are central to BRIKA. From even before we officially opened doors right down to our grand opening party and beyond, we’ve certainly felt the love from our new community in the city’s east end. If you’re not a Toronto resident, or you simply haven’t had the opportunity to stop...

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