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Their selection is more medieval than goth, with an emphasis on evening wear, but despite their very narrowly focused fashion niche, Montreal-based Excalibor's first T-dot boutique excites. Right now, Excalibor is offering 25 to 60 per cent off selected clothing as an introductory incentive. They also sell gargoyles, jewellery, banners, swords and crockery. 2580 Yonge. 416-483-9370.
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Fusion, aka the Ontario Clay and Glass Association, holds an annual Pottery and Glass Sale of members' pottery, ceramic sculpture or blown or fused glass that has attained legendary status among collectors of hand-made Ontario and Quebec crafts. Why? The selection is incredible, and prices start at $6. October 10 to 13 at CBC's Barbara Frum Atrium (250 Front West). 416-438-8946.
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It doesn't look wildly promising when you pass it in the underground bus bay at Eglinton subway station, but right now textile jobber I Love Bargains! has some desirable deals. Like light blue-green jean-jacket-style denim vests for $1.99, and translucent pink Hello Kitty rain capes at the same price. The catch is, you need to pay TTC fare to get inside the Eglinton station. 416-486-8798.
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Looking for good deals on books about sexuality? Woman-friendly sex store Good for Her has an excellent selection on clearance, including used copies and (occasionally) publishers' overstock, in the $5 to $15 range.
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