And still more seasonal style notes

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Hello dollies

Final Fashion blogger and illustrator Danielle Meder has released a paper doll book featuring the Canadian designer spring collections shown at Toronto’s fashion week in October. Runway looks from names like Nada, Evan Biddell and Aime are deconstructed so you can dress the dolls in a mix of local labels. Order a print copy for $42.95US from or contact Meder ( directly to download the $17.95 PDF version.

LAB work

Here’s another pop-up shop op. Consignment shop LAB is opening a three hour boutique at Red Light (1185 Dundas West) this Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm. Holiday-ready women’s clothing and accessories plus seasonal drinks will be up for grabs. Look for a permanent LAB retail location in the spring or shop online at

Shoe share

You have until Sunday to score some good karma and a shoe discount during Nine West’s (93 Bloor West, 416-920-3519 and others, Good for your Sole promotion. Bring gently used shoes, boots, handbags and children’s footwear along on your holiday heel hunt and get a $20 gift certificate to use on your next $100-plus purchase. All donations will be given to Goodwill to benefit its employment programs.

Sweet deal

Carpet and home décor warehouse Elte (80 Ronald, 416-785-7885, is celebrating its 90th birthday this weekend with a bevy of deals. On top of comp cookies and coffee, the December 9 to 13 promo includes shopper gift bags, a draw for a $10,000 shopping spree and 30 per cent off at Elte and Ginger’s (95 Ronald, 416-787-1787) across the street.

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