I swore I wouldn't do this- start a blog, then post only erratically. I apologize, dear public, but you have fallen on the list of priorities; the Sara Duke Factory Store is all kinds of unexpected busy this January and my days have been filled with lovely chats:

Please don't count me out, however, regular blog posts will be back by spring-

Love you lots,

Sara D.
I am knee deep in contract sewing projects at this time- however I wanted to bring up something very important: the bottom of a waist band and the top of a pair of pants/skirt has 1/2 an inch of seam allowance. Always.

  I have been turned onto a couple of really great blogs, I thought that I would share:

   A Man Repeller, as defined by http://www.manrepeller.com/, is outfitting oneself in a sartorially offensive  way that will result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to   harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls (see: human repelling), shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.

And part rogue portfolio, part blog, http://www.fashiontk.com/ is the online tryst between writer-editor Glynnis Mapp and her hired pen. She’s hob-knobbed with the gamut of industry personalities including model Coco Rocha, Nelly Furtado, Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2, and Kanye West. She has attended global fashion trade shows like Project, Magic and ENK in Las Vegas and New York City and has covered haute couture and men’s pret-a-porter runway shows in Paris. You will love it. 

Maybe take yourself a look/see at the above jams while recovering from the digesting that has been happening in your middle bits this past week.  Happy, happy new year to you, dear public! Thank you extremely for all of the love this past year and we will meet up again in early '11- many wonderful things in the plans, I will keep you posted.

(Puns are back...)

    Love: Sara Duke                                        


Do you like my sign? The lovely people at AKA, my new space mates, gave me a set of cute stamps for the Christmas because they are awesome. Then I made the above cute sign, awesome!

Here is the plan: the shop at 1244 Bloor Street West will be open today until 7 pm and then tomorrow (Christmas Eve) nice and early at 9 am until 4 pm, closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Thursday December 23rd: open noon to seven 

Friday December 24th: open nine to four

Saturday December 25th: closed

Sunday December 26th: closed

Next week, the shop will open up again on Thursday and Friday, 12 pm to 7 pm; then closed New Years Day.

Thursday December 30th: open noon to seven

Friday December 31st: open noon to seven

Saturday January 1st: closed

Come by tomorrow and get that last bit of shopping done before you get all of that giving/eating/drinking started.

Happy Holidays!

Sara Duke
It's Wednesday, but because Saturday is Christmas and the shop will be closed, today I will be open from 11 am to 7 pm. Come and finish up all of your shopping at the Sara Duke Factory Store; and if not here, then at another one of the other really cute boutiques in Bloordale! You will love this...

69 Vintage Collective is right accross the street at at 1207 Bloor Street W; Haus is at 1265 Bloor Street West; Ping Pong is a little bit to the left at 1199 Bloor Street West; then Holly Oak when you get sleepy and Bloordale Pantry when you get hungry.

Again, you will love this!
A big old thank you to everyone who came out last night to celebrate with us! 

If you didn't manage to make it to the new shop, don't you worry- there is still a lot of great stuff for you to give to those special people on that long holiday list. Come by today between 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm and we can work through it together- I am full of great ideas and have a store full of great stuff! Necklaces, capes, zippies, t shirts, holiday sweaters...


1244 Bloor Street West 

Open today from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

You will love this!