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August 16–21: Little Mountain Shop one-year anniversary pop-up
East Vancouver pop-up space Little Mountain Shop is celebrating its one-year birthday by doing what it does best: playing host to an amazing set of local makers and goods. The almost week-long pop-up takes place from now until Sunday (August 21) in Riley Park (4386 Main Street) and features items crafted by over 20 vendors, including heritage caps from the Nine O’Clock Gun Company, luxury “dreamwear” by Smash + Tess, and solid timber-block furnishings by Bloc. Men’s and women’s apparel and accessories from internationally recognized brands such as RVCA, SAXX Underwear, and Tuck Shop Trading Co. will also be available.
For more information about the pop-up, including a full list of vendors and hours, click here.
August 18–21: Oak + Fort Warehouse Sale
Vancouver-born label Oak + Fort is hosting its biggest warehouse sale to date at the Vancouver Convention Centre’s East building (999 Canada Place) from now until Sunday (August 18 to 21). Expect a full range of the brand’s minimalist mens- and womenswear—including coats, Ts, and shoes—plus items from the recently launched accessories line, all marked at up to 80 percent off. Special sample pieces will also be available and the sales floor will be replenished daily with new product.
Doors open at 9 a.m. from today until Saturday (August 18 to 20) and at 10 a.m. on Sunday (August 21). If you have your eye on something specific, try arriving a little early—we have a feeling an early-morning queue isn’t out of the question.
For more information about the sale, including full hours of the sale, click here.
August 19–20: Vancity Makers Summer Market
Head out to the ’burbs—Maple Ridge, to be exact—this Friday (August 19) for the Vancity Makers Summer Market, where artists, designers, and other talented craftspeople from across B.C. will be hawking a curated selection of accessories, body-care items, stationery, and more. Taking place at the Albion Fairgrounds (23448 105 Avenue), the event will feature brands like Wild Child Designs, Scrubs & Bubbles Soap Company, and Glass & Brass Vintage. A nail bar, braiding booth, and kids’ art section will also be present, as well as dairy-free treats from the Popsi Gal.
August 20: Treasures & Travels Market at the Vancouver Mural Festival
Vancouver’s first-ever mural festival takes place this Saturday (August 20) in Mount Pleasant. And while local artists are jazzing up blank canvases across the ’hood, various local makers will gather at Thornton Park (1166 Main Street) from noon to 6 p.m. to share their own forms of art. Presented as part of the Vancouver Mural Festival, the Treasures & Travels Market features over 20 of the city’s funkiest vendors, who will have a range of men’s and women’s apparel, stationery, homewares, and art on-hand. Shop comfy, boho-cool tops by Jackson Rowe, adorable cacti pins from the Littlest Fry, macramé wall hangings by Forage and Lace, and more.