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Local clothing labels 555 Soul and Luscious are selling off their samples, seconds and discontinued items at the Guvernment (132 Queen's Quay East) tomorrow (Friday, December 14, 11 am-6 pm) and Saturday (December 15, noon-6 pm).
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The DUDE (Downtown Urban Design Event) features a pre-Christmas edition of great prices on hot stuff by some of T-dot's freshest designers. Labels on the line include Snowflake -- for all shapes and sizes -- by Debbie Sutton; cheeky undies and tops by Candy Factory; Rype Industries; and Spacegirl by Kaz (restyled Ts and hockey jerseys). Friday (December 14, 6 pm-midnight) and Saturday (December 15, noon-7 pm), at Latvian House (491 College). 416-535-2468.
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The women behind babadesign's brilliant bags and Beadle's excellent hair ornaments are holding a studio sale with great deals, door prizes, free lattes and more. 437A Roncesvalles. 416-803-7002.
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Roach-O-Rama, which bills itself as Toronto's most stoner-friendly shop, holds a mega-bonanza Christmas auction Saturday (December 15). Opening bids start at $2, and silent (i.e., write-in) bids are being accepted before the actual party gets going. 191A Baldwin. 416-203-6990.
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Cabbagetown retailer Silver Fox holds a pre-Christmas sale of its inventory of Liberty (of London) art nouveau fabrics and accessories made from them. The deals are very sweet, with discounts averaging 33 per cent. 247 Gerrard East. 416-820-9010.
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Clearance World is moving (from 4931 Bathurst to 288 Wilson) and is knocking an additional 20 to 40 per cent off its already deeply discounted prices on watches (Casio, Swatch, Seiko), die-cast collectible cars, leather bags, belts and wallets and more. The old location closes December 29; the new store opens January 2. 416-223-1677.
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Photographer Lorraine Parow and potter Cori Sandler hold a holiday studio sale at the Macs Milk Mansion (471 Jarvis), Saturday and Sunday (December 15 and 16) and December 22 and 23. 416-922-0999.
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