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Toronto-based Modrobes is known for its comfy loungewear, hugely popular with the post-secondary crowd. That makes perfect sense, since the company was launched with pants you could live and sleep in -- perfect for pulling all-nighters -- which were sold direct to students on college and university campuses. Modrobes' three hometown boutiques have some great back-to-school prices, including fleecewear usually priced to $49.99 now going for $19.99 (handy in underheated apartments), and their trademark wide-leg lounge pants, now $29.99, down from $45.99. 329 Queen West, 416-340-1222, and others.
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Queen West mainstay Koochee holds its annual warehouse sale September 7 to 9. The entire store is on sale, plus the two storeys above the retail business are also being opened up, and nothing is priced over $40. This includes past seasons' stock and current summer merchandise such as sweaters, dresses, pants and tops. It's an amazing shopping opportunity for fans of Koochee's distinctive ethnic style. 342 Queen West. 416-593-6176.
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The entire back of JCY House is half-price. The denim, vests, shoes and summer tops include name-brand pieces by Parasucco, CK, Kenneth Cole, Polo, Guess, Diesel, Manager, DKNY and Inwear. This is a must-shop stop for anyone who's truly brand-conscious. 2643 Yonge (north of Eglinton). 416-483-8832. WANT IN? Fax suggestions to Sweet Deals, NOW Magazine, 416-364-1166, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org om. Deadline is noon Friday.