Shop Stalk: Oak + Fort Warehouse Sale, Treasures & Travels Market, and more weekend deals

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      The Straight’s weekly Shop Stalk finds the coolest deals for your closet, vanity, and home, so you don’t have to. Simply read up, show up, and stock up—no bargaining necessary.

      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.

      If you’re looking for something edible, Thursday night’s (August 18) event will feature a weekend kickoff party featuring treats from Salt Spring Coffee and Postmark Brewing.

      For more information about the pop-up, including a full list of vendors and hours, click here.

      Shop Oak + Fort's biggest warehouse sale to date at the Vancouver Convention Centre this weekend (August 18 to 21).
      Oak + Fort

      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.

      Salvaged jewellery by Glass & Brass Vintage are among the goods available at Maple Ridge's Vancity Makers Summer Market.
      Glass & Brass Vintage

      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.

      Admission is $5 and may be purchased in advance online. For more information about the market, click here.

      Check out the street art at the inaugural Vancouver Mural Festival and then head down to the Treasures & Travels Market to show some more love for the local.
      The Littlest Fry

      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.

      Live music by Vancouver artists such as Jenny Banai and Peach Pit, plus grub from Matchstick Coffee, Hugo’s Churros, and more, are also part of the lineup.