Get ready for a huge surge of Canadian fashion. Rose , founded by Rose Mastnak, is the first agency of its kind to focus solely on branding strategies for Canadian fashion. And who better to start with than white-hot labels Mercy and Izzy Camilleri ? Both brands boast huge sales in the U.S. and overseas, but Rose's expertise should get their wares moving on home soil. How many times can I say this? Support Canadian fashion! For info, contact Michelle Cliffe at 647-436-8577.
Preloved rocks the U.S.
Now that Preloved (613 Queen West) is carried at Holt Renfrew and Sporting Life , lucky you can score its trademark vintagey look uptown without the nightmare that is Queen West parking. Also, big congrats to the Preloved team. Starting this fall, Urban Outfitters will be carrying the line in its NYC, L.A., Chi-town and San Fran locations. 416-504-8704.
Instead of showing their fall fashions on a catwalk, trendy Toronto designers Wolves are throwing a massive party Friday (May 28). Since most of their inspiration comes from pop music, it's no big jump to see why the party is being held at Tangerine Night Club (647 King West) with Felix (Milk) and ABEE (Hotimes) spinning "gay music for straight people" - Kylie, Britney, J.Lo, Madonna. $5 cover. 416-971-7243. www.wolvesloves.ca.
To celebrate this past Bike Week, Toronto design team Comrags (654 Queen West) have designed a sexy, full skirt conducive to pedalling. Get it while you can. 416-360-7249.