Pretty in magenta
Holt Renfrew hosts a blowout beauty bash at its flagship store (50 Bloor West, 416-922-2333) on Tuesday (January 22) from 7:30 to 10 pm. The event includes mini-manicures by the Holts spa, Aqua di Parma facials, makeup demos by Bobbi Brown, Burberry and Laura Mercier and complimentary makeup-brush cleaning by Beauty So Clean. Into the Gloss (intothegloss.com) beauty blogger Emily Weiss also hosts a Q&A at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 (redeemable toward purchases of $75 or more at the event) through holtrenfrew.com.
Just open in the Junction is fashion blogger Karen Ward's (curvycanadian.blogspot.ca) new store, Your Big Sister's Closet (3126 Dundas West, 647-351-7587). The shop focuses on fashionable finds for women size 12 to 24 and lots of great accessories, including studded handbags and fascinator headbands. You can also shop online with free worldwide shipping at www.yourBIGsisterscloset.com.
Looking for winter sales this week? Check out Shopgirls (1342 Queen West, 416-534-7467, shopgirls.ca), where you'll find lots of great discounted buys like yoga jeans for 25 per cent off and 50 per cent off Ferhn dresses, Melissa Nepton tailored jackets and Covet skirts.
At Balisi (650 College, 416-532-1074, and others, balisi.com), it's buy-one,get-one-free time on the store's selection of footwear, apparel and accessories (excluding Sorels and new arrivals). Can't find two things you like? You can still score at least 30 per cent off.
And lastly, love all the great sale-season buys on designer web shop eLuxe (eluxe.ca) but want to try before you buy? Check out its warehouse sale today (Thursday, January 17) and Friday (January 18) between noon and 7 pm at 355 Adelaide West. Stylish finds start at $25.