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Pulp Jewels pop-up
August 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Uncommon Café (477 Powell Street)
Celebrated French designer Camille Gérard is bringing her handmade line of Pulp Jewels accessories to Vancouver for a special one-day pop-up.
With a resume that boasts roles at Cartier, Louis Vuitton, and Van Cleef & Arpels, Gérard lovingly crafts her dainty rings, necklaces, and bracelets from recycled silver and the finest black onyx, gold, and Amazonite.
We love her delicate double-hoop earrings and rutilated quartz rings, which are bound to stand the test of time in regards to both style and quality. All Pulp Jewels jewellery is designed and handmade in Gérard’s studio in Lyon, France.
C4 Eyewear pop-up
August 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Nordstrom (799 Robson Street)
Canadian eyewear label C4—its name shorthand for Canadian Creative Collaborative for Charity—pops up at Nordstrom this weekend with its latest capsule collection of sunnies.
Designed in a collaboration with local fashion expert Susie Wall, the line includes matte gold aviators, brown-blue and purple tortoiseshell frames, and the blue-mirror lenses that Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau sported during last year’s Vancouver Pride Parade. Best of all, $5 from every purchase supports the Cause We Care Foundation, which helps local single mothers in need.
This is a rare occasion in which C4’s sunglasses will be available alongside its optical selection in-store.
Petits Vilains Back-to-School pop-up shop
From August 25 to 27, at Little Mountain Shop (4386 Main Street)
Get the tots ready for back to school with Petits Vilains, a recently launched line of sustainably and ethically produced kids’ wear that’s as adorable as it is chic.
Founded by local mamas Rachel Shamash and Jennifer Christie—the former of whom once served as a senior designer at fashion house Aritzia—the brand crafts its range of corduroy overalls, tiny Ts, and ruffled pinafores entirely in Vancouver.
Homegrown labels Sons + Daughters Eyewear, London Fields Shoppe, A Size Too Small, and AW by Andrea Wong will also be on deck at the one-day pop-up with a selection of child-friendly sunnies, stationery, kids’ vintage wear, and more. The shop is open on Friday (August 25) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on Saturday (August 26) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and on Sunday (August 27) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Slice of Life pop-up shop
August 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Slice of Life Gallery & Studios (1636 Venables Street)
Part art exhibition, part retail shop, local gallery Slice of Life’s August pop-up will feature a number of homegrown makers hawking a range of home and fashion goods that run the gamut from retro to rebellious.
Check out artist Jaik Puppyteeth’s wonderfully creepy prints that reveal the disturbing truths of everyday life; Mountain Girl Goods Co.’s curated assortment of vintage womenswear sourced from various parts of the globe; and Cults Media’s collection of subversive pins, patches, and screen-printed Ts.