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This Week in Fashion: Made2Measure Preview at the Gladstone, Shop the Field & Market Pop-Up, Uncle Otis celebrates its 20th birthday, Pulp Magazine issue launch

Made 2 Measure, a new fash festival, takes center stage
Set to officially launch in 2012, Made2Measure vows to bring art, fashion and community together for a new take on how designers "exhibit" their wares. The organizers behind the new venture are previewing (and fundraising) tomorrow night at the Gladstone Hotel's scarcely used Art Bar with Fabled, a live installation that will see your "favourite fairytale and storybook characters re-imagined and presented as modern, stylish women." No joke. I'm not sure whether or not to dread seeing Little Red Riding Hood made over as a modern "It girl blogger" or cry at the sight of my beloved Swan Princess turned, um, nightclub owner. Don't they say you shouldn't mess with a classic? But there's really only one way to find out: trial and error. All proceeds will go to subsidizing room rentals for designers who show at Made2Measure's 2012 debut. That's something I can get behind. Doors at 7 p.m., Gladstone Hotel Art Bar, 1214 Queen St. W.

Shop the Field & Market Pop-Up starting tomorrow
Sure, pop-up shops were once a trend; now, they're just plain common. I guess you could say it takes a lot to, well, pop out. That's why I'm excited about the Field & Market Pop-Up happening at Camp 4 starting July 7. Featuring all your favourite things (fine, my favourite things), there's more here than just standard pop-up apparel. Look for the impossibly hard to find (and yet, brilliant) Apartamento Mag, the chronicle of daily hipster life Brooklyn Diary, and treats by Brockton General. There's so much more than fashion here, which makes it a breath of fresh field air. Check out the organizer's daily blog, too, for a taste of what's in store. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, runs until July 10. 1173 Dundas St. W.

Yorkville's Uncle Otis celebrates 20 years in biz
Congrats are in order for Yorkville retailer Uncle Otis, celebrating 20 years as a place where men can shop for plaid in peace. For the big birthday, the shop is collaborating with its most popular brands for a limited-run of "anniversary pieces" set to hit the store in September. Among the batch are an updated and exclusive Canada Goose jacket, a wool vest with man-brand-of-the-moment Klaxon Howl, and a new pair of Naked and Famous jeans. Fun fact: Uncle Otis was originally opened by The Cure keyboardist Roger O始Donnell.

Odds & Ends: Get on the list for Pulp Mag's new issue launch and Loeffler Randall boots coming to Toronto this fall
PULP magazine, the indie fashion pub heavy on creative editorials and light on text, is gearing up to launch its third issue with a bash at the Distillery District's Engine Gallery tomorrow night. RSVP is mandatory, but everyone is welcome. Get on the list by emailing And, Loeffler Randall rain boots, the talk of New York City fashion editors, are making their way to Club Monaco's Bloor location this fall. I suggest getting in line now...

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