28 Lennox is three shops in one, and a great piece of Africa in the heart of the Annex. Ashanti Room, BITH and Dreams of Africa are all gearing up for Caribana with some great promos. Ashanti Room is knocking 10 per cent off African cotton prints (416-588-3934), while BITH takes 15 per cent off a selection of accessories including jewellery and mud-cloth purses. (Don't forget to check out the best-selling mud-cloth cellphone covers.) New label Dreams of Africa features contemporary loungewear for men and women, all made from printed fabrics imported from Senegal, Ghana and other African nations. For Caribana, party-perfect handkerchief tops, halter dresses and shorts are 15 to 25 per cent off. (416-493-7941).
shaq attackThe cornerstone of hiphop and Africa vibes on the Oakwood-to-Dufferin strip of Eglinton, JayDees carries shoes, accessories, music and clothing from labels including Iceberg, Sean John (Puff Daddy's clothing label), Enyce, Girbaud, Timberland and Kenneth Cole. Deals include 50 per cent off all summer gear and and free CDs with any purchase over $100. At some point between today (Thursday, August 2) and August 8, basketball giant Shaquille O'Neal is making a personal appearance, and Shaq's size-22 Timberland boots are on display for the week. Call JayDees for details. 1712 Eglinton West. 416-781-3003.
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