cultural fusion Hand-crafted East/West-fusion-style house and home furnishings are on offer at Mantra, along with fashion items and accessories, many of which are on sale for up to 50 per cent off. Sterling silver rings, chains, pendants and bracelets are reduced by 30 per cent, and many multi-coloured embroidered cushions regularly priced at $65 are now $32.50. 2102 Yonge, 416-322-9015; 1 Yorkville, 416-960-1566.
Wind Jammer Sports offers up to 40 per cent off everything in the store. Hot Nike and Mecca apparel items start at 10 bucks. Perry Ellis winter footwear, regularly $100, has plunged to $19.99, and Karl Kani winter shoes are $49.99, down from $120. Parasuco jeans are also a hit at $59.99. Other name brands at great prices include Avirex, Phat Farm and School of Hard Knocks. 2129 Danforth, 416-693-9190; 96 Dundas East, 416-204-9494. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sometimes it's worth the trip to Scarborough. The Bianca Boutique holds its fall/winter clearance sale: no PST/GST as well as door-crasher-type prices. Deals include women's apparel (suits, dresses, separates) from casual to evening wear, starting at $9.99. The boutique caters to all sizes, and styles range from on-the-run cotton/polyester blends to luxurious silks, satins and velvets. There's one-on-one customer service, too. 255 Morningside, 416-281-9787.