Alterego has just closed the doors of its little Queen West store, but don't worry if you've missed the trendy retailer's massive everything-must-go sale. Any stock that hasn't sold at 50 per cent off is being moved north to 555 Bloor West, 2nd floor, where the half-price deals continue. It's a great chance to get amazing buys at a time when few retailers are doing markdowns. Just don't expect to find brand new stock at clearance prices. 416-530-0003.
Clothing designers Maria Flavia Litvin and Patricia N, Sheri Kidd of the Smashing Design jewellery line and handbag creator Susan Rose are selling their super-stylish goods direct to the public with a must-shop sale at Magallanes (550 Queen West). The spring sale kicks off with a gallery-style opening reception 8 to 11 pm Friday (June 1), and continues Saturday and Sunday. 416-504-4712.
Furniture eats up floor space, so when a fashion-forward furniture store wants to make room for new stock, the savings can be serious. Morba -- which specializes in refurbished retro pieces and new lines by Canadian designers -- has just started to sell off vintage items recently returned from film-shoot rentals and floor samples from the new lines. Some of the deals are genuinely unbeatable. One 1940s armchair is going for the $495 it cost the store to upholster it in very swish mohair. The retro pieces and floor samples are being marked down by up to 45 per cent, while some items from the new lines are promotionally priced at 25 per cent off the usual retail. The sale is going until the stock runs out -- probably mid-June. 665 Queen West. 416-364-5144.
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