Wear your Pride on your sleeve
Over the Rainbow partners with Redwood Classics Apparel to create a limited-edition PrideCode collection of Ts ($38) and tanks ($32) featuring designs by local artist Gio Petrucci. Not just another pretty Pride shirt, your purchase helps support Fife House (fifehouse.org). Pick yours up at Over the Rainbow (101 Yorkville, 416-967-7448, rainbowjeans.com) between June 20 and 28, but hurry - only 150 of each style were produced.
Markets that go pop
If you like pop-up shops, you're going to love pop-up markets. Scope out indie designers and makers on Saturday (June 21) at the one-day Style Makers Design Market featuring local favourites Dagg & Stacey, Smitten Kitten, Lux & Luster and more. The shopping extravaganza goes down at Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw) from noon to 9 pm.
School is in session
Local designers need all the educational opportunities they can get, and here's a great one. Art of Fashion and Fresh Collective present The Retailers' Point Of View, an evening informing emerging Canadian fashion talents about how to work with retailers. Topics include how consignment works, garment requirements from a buyer's perspective and industry intelligence. Tickets are $35 at uniiverse.com/AOFretailpov. July 8, 7:30 to 9 pm, at Fresh Collective (692 Queen West).