Here’s a round up of the best events from the city’s fashion scene (selected by moi) that are open to the public. This edition includes a pool party, a costume contest and a summer sale with complimentary cocktails!

Nowhereland (extended) Pop-up Shop!

WhereLove of Mine, 781 Queen St. W.
When: Aug. 15 – Sept. 30
Details: Do you love shopping online for new clothing but hate not being able to try things on before you buy? The city’s newest online shop, Nowhereland, solves this problem by opening up an extended pop-up shop in prime Queen West territory starting on Wednesday.

Little Brother No.1

WhereJune Records, 662 College St.
When: Thursday Aug. 16, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Details: We really don’t know much about this magazine launch but we figure — we have a little brother, and we also like magazines… so why not check it out?

No Rest For The Wicked: The Villain Magazine Launch Party

WhereCooper Cole Gallery, 1161 Dundas St. W.
When: Aug. 16, 8 p.m. – Midnight
Details: Newly launched arts and culture magazine Villain is throwing a celebratory party, and they’re inviting you and a friend (or five). Early birds get the free food from Lou Dawg’s, and drinks, so don’t be late!

Feast In The East 16: Tezeta + Ostrich Tuning + Josheph & The Mercurials + LIPP

WherePolyhaus, 388 Carlaw Ave.
When: Aug. 17, 9 p.m.
Details: This monthly east-side event combines music, food and an installation series. This time around, enjoy a free Italian dinner to the sounds of Tezeta, Ostrich Tuning, Joseph & The Mecurials and LIPP, with visuals provided by Sarah D’Angelo and Joële Walinga. When was the last time $7 got you all that?

Muttonhead Warehouse Sale

WhereMuttonhead Studio, 163 Sterling Rd., Studio 9B
When: August 17-19, 12-8 p.m.
Details: Even better than a sample sale is a stock blowout sale. Why? Because you’ll find more than just sample sizes available, and maybe even multiples of each style! Muttonhead will be selling SS12 stock at 40-70 per cent off, and will be joined by the likes of Naked & Famous, LABEL, Leilanni, Cuchara, Handsome, Outclass and Clothing Brand Experiment.

The Zodiacs present: LEONIS

Where: Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W.
When: Friday Aug. 17, 10 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Details: Fiery Leos must be roarin’ to go by now, seeing as it is already mid-August. Celebrate your month and blow off some steam by dancing to old school hip hop and R&B all night long, courtesy of the Diego Bros.

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