Iron Works/Barroco doesn't just sell the ornamental wrought iron its name implies. It's a great place to find a wide range of housewares, too. Right now the Queen East retailer is offering 50 to 70 per cent off items storewide, including lead-free Mexican tableware. 244 Queen East. 416-367-4444.
Part of the Gap clothing empire (along with Banana Republic), Old Navy's men's, women's, kids' and babies' clothing prices are definitely Gap lite. The fashion-forward chain is opening 12 Ontario locations this weekend, with some amazing promotional prices to lure new customers. Friday through Sunday (April 6 to 8), limited-edition Old Navy logo T-shirts will sell for just $5 each as a funder for the Ontario Minor Hockey Foundation, and there are scratch-cards with discounts and freebies -- and no "try next times." Other opening-weekend specials include men's crewneck jersey sweaters, $25; women's jeans $29.50-$34.50; and flip-flops for all, $5. Plus, Old Navy brings its very popular "item of the week" north of the border, starting with Graphic Ts: adults $10.50, kids $9.50 and infants $8.50. Toronto Eaton Centre, 290 Yonge, 1-800-OLD-NAVY.
Mountain Equipment Co-op's annual Gear Swap gives environmentally and budget-conscious outdoor types a chance to buy good-quality used gear -- and to unload old stuff that's cluttering up the closet. The actual sale doesn't take place until Earth Week (April 22), but anyone with gear to sell can bring it into the store to set prices through April 20. Sorry, no boats, bikes or skiis. For other details, call 416-340-2667. 400 King West.
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