Top local labels including David Dixon Designs, Zrihen and Chun, EL Collection, Tree Ryde Designer Wear, Amera Designs, Mirori, Jules Power and Damzels in This Dress are selling off samples and overstock at rock-bottom prices, Saturday (December 2). Most of the offerings are from the fall/winter 2000 season, meaning that the pieces are right in style. With everything from clubwear to sportswear in sizes from 2 through 16, there's something for almost every woman. Warden Power Centre lower level. Cash only. Warden north of St. Clair. 752-4212.
Little Italy's Boutique du Soul is offering 30 per cent or better off everything --menswear and ladieswear -- in the store. 52 Clinton. 537-6854.
It's a holiday tradition for members and supporters of Toronto's fabulous artist-run galleries to donate small, original works of art for seasonal fundraisers. With prices kept to a bare minimum, it's a chance for would-be collectors to take the plunge. Gallery TPW's Photorama 2000 features more than 100 photo-based works by A-list artists including Robert Burley, Ed Burtynsky, Debra Friedman, April Hickox, Kelly McCray, David Rasmus and Pamela Williams, all priced under $200 --some much lower. Opens tonight (Thursday, November 30) from 6 to 9 pm, and runs December 2 to 9 (80 Spadina, 504-4242). The Red Head Gallery's No Bigger Than A Breadbox is already on view, with works from $50 to $250 by scores of ace artists including Jeannie Thib, Lyla Rye, Evelyn Von Michalofski, Fiona Smyth, John Abrams and Catherine Heard, and closes with a party Sunday (December 2) at 6:30 pm (96 Spadina, 504-5654). Both galleries are dark for Saturday's (December 1) World AIDS Day.
Modrobes throws a a party for the opening of its new retail location, with a hot DJ lineup Friday through Sunday (December 1-3), plus their own street-savvy line of "clothing for the modern world." 239 Queen West.
Three small businesses -- Jeffrey Stolberg Design, Stormin' the Bastille and Plant Life Aromatherapy Essentials pool resources to make their December 2 and 3 open house a big destination. Where? 80 Montclair, at Spadina and St. Clair. 221-1937, 466-2151.
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