If you want some very big labels for very small prices, check out the nameless Clothing Sale at 635 College, which is clearing out designs by Versace, Gianfranco Ferré, Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel and other luxe lines at genuinely amazing discounts. The prices start at $25 for simple tops, with casual jackets selling for under $100. If you need an outfit to put on when you don big hair, now's your chance. There's no phone, but the hours are 1 to 6 pm daily, through July.
The Downtown Urban Design Event (or the DUDE, as its fans call it) has been so successful that the lineup of participating independent designers has grown. The latest edition features homewares from the Ruckus girls (aka the DUDE's founders), Ditu, and handhooked stuff by Hooked; jewellery by Cinelli Design and Barbie's Basement Jewelry; fashions from Susan Harris Design and Elizabeth Pinter Designs; bags and cushions from NO MSG, Spacegirl, Soniac and Sashita; greeting cards, aromatherapy and much, much more. Because the sale has a low entry fee and the makers are selling direct, price points are very reasonable, with lots of great stuff under $25. The latest edition happens Friday night (6 pm to 1 am) and Saturday (11 am to 6 pm) at the 360. Admission is free. 326 Queen West. 416-203-5229.
We tracked down a sweet deal on gorgeous-looking professional pedicures at Star Nails, where the walk-in price is an impressive $25. Everything is squeaky clean (implements are sterilized in an autoclave) and the service is nice and fast. You can be out in under an hour. 442 Parliament, 416-923-8880, and others. DH
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