Women who don't have that one-size-fits-all bod love Tall Girl in the Atrium on Bay (595 Bay, 416-977-4023). It's the place for hard-to-find but essential items, including honest-to-goodness full-length pants! The store's semi-annual clearance sale offers discounts of up to 50 per cent off everything: pants, shirts, jackets, outerwear, accessories, dresses, sleep and exercise wear and shoes.
Hip and high-end Hoax Couture (114 Cumberland, 416-929-4629, www.hoaxcouture.com) is taking the January sale concept very seriously. Once-$950 dresses are going for $150, short skirts and pants are $75, down from $295, and $175 casual knit tops are now $50. Plus, the store offers 30 per cent off all custom orders placed this month.
out of africa
African Drums and Art Crafts (55 Kensington, 416-597-0175) is celebrating the arrival of a huge new shipment from Africa of ancient drums, djembes and other instruments with a 15-to-30-per-cent-off sale on drums. The store also offers service and repairs on African music-makers, and sells paintings, masks, carvings and Kohogo clothing.