It’s never too early to shop fall fashion, especially since we’re starting to pack away our summer essentials (thank you, Raincouver).
This weekend is the perfect opportunity as First Pick Handmade is transforming Main Street’s Heritage Hall into a 3,300 sq. ft. pop-up with an exclusive boutique vibe on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15.
Browse handmade, sustainable fashion and accessories from Canadian designers, with everything from men’s and women’s clothing to hats, bags, and shoes available. Many local designers will be showcasing their fall collections for the first time at the event, so you’ll have exclusive access to these pieces.
“We are finding consumers really enjoy the exclusive opportunity to immerse themselves in local designs when shopping First Pick Handmade. Our curated designers don’t mass produce their products and can personally help you develop and express your personal sense of style,” says Janna Hurtzig, founder and curator of First Pick Handmade.
Hurtzig is behind the label Winterluxe Recycled Cashmere, and in 1998, she established First Pick Handmade after recognizing the need for a local fashion and accessories show.
New designers featuring in this weekend’s show include Elen Danielle (brooches with fine embroidery), Maria Roth (felted wool scarves and jewelry), Serenity West (linen clothing for women and gender-neutral), Shoofie (shoe carry bags for fancy footwear), and West Coast Hatter (custom millinery).
Womenswear designers Kate and Frances, Jessica Redditt Designs, Couture Therapy, Silver and Gold Clothing (AG + AU), Dogwood Denim Apparel, and more will be featured at the event, as well as menswear apparel by Novel Supply Co, Stede Menswear, Dogwood Denim, Anian Manufacturing, Street and Saddle, and Serenity West.
Meanwhile, Conscious Care and Element Botanicals will be repping the skincare and beauty realm.
Tickets to the First Pick Handmade pop-up cost $3 via Eventbrite, and you can also buy tickets at the door.
When: September 14 and 15
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Heritage Hall — 3102 Main Street
Price: $3 — Tickets available at the door via Eventbrite