Black Cat Ball Raffle

I know you are all excited to dance your buns off and pick up issue 13 at the Black Cat Ball this Saturday, but did you also know that we’ve got some awesome prizes to raffle off? Start getting excited. The raffle will include items from some of our favourite independent businesses, and we want to thank them a million times over for being so generous with their donations. No matter what makes you purr, this raffle has something for every cat on the block.

Love shopping local?
Win gift certificates or special items from Robber, Fieldguided, Common Sort, Scarffaces, Nathalie-Roze and Co. and Mrs. Huizenga’s.

Read books like they’re going out of style?
We’ve got amazing ones, including Amphetamine Heart from local punk historian and poet Liz Worth, Our Liner Notes by Toronto based design team Squab, a graphic novel gift pack from The Beguiling, or a copy of superstar Amy Sedaris’ Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, courtesy of Good Egg.

Into magazines? (Like we even need to ask).
We have gift packs and goodies from Shameless Magazine, Broken Pencil, and of course, WORN. We also have other great prizes including a gift pack from Sam James Coffee Bar, fancy sewing scissors from K-W Sewing Machines, and a surprise prize from Miracle Thieves.

As you know, we will have some cat themed accessories to spiff up your black and white ensembles, but you will also have a chance to win this cute as pie kitten ear headband, lovingly hand-made by Lara Vincent.

Tickets are only $1 each, or $3 for TEN TICKETS and winners get to pick their own prizes. You can find all the details of the party here, so bring those loonies and keep your fingers crossed!

text by Natasha Bigioni

Issue 13: It’s He-ere!

Here’s some news to brighten your Monday! If you can’t come to our launch party or haven’t yet bought a subscription, we are pleased to announce that Issue 13 is now available for pre-sale in our Etsy store! You can purchase your copy right here. Don’t have an Etsy account? Check back with our web store or your regular WORN vendor in a few weeks.

We will be packing up issue 13 (yes we still do this all ourselves!) on November 15th, and shipping out all pre-orders and subscription copies the next day.

Call Us a Philistine

A nook in the heart of Parkdale, just minutes away from our WORN office, Philistine plays host to an abundance of vintage and vintage inspired treasures; many a floral dress or woven shoe have seduced this Wornette on the short (yet dangerous for my credit card) walk from the office to my apartment. Leather boots and oxfords line the walls, while maps are plastered to the ceiling and antique birdcages (one of which makes an appearance in Issue 13) rest on hardwood floors. And if that wasn’t enough to draw you in, it now carries WORN! Stop by and pick up a copy, try on some fluorescent cut-offs and enjoy the rugged charm of Philistine.

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