January continues to be sweet for sales seekers, especially at French Connection, a Bloor West spot specializing in trendy casuals and businesswear for men and women. Look for cool Lycra-blend turtlenecks on the FCUK label in red, taupe or black, regularly $110, now $35, and skirts for $45, down from $125. 11 Bloor West. 416-925-9090.
over the moon
Blue Moon, a not-for-profit store supporting craftspeople in developing countries through fair trade, offers a worthy sale: 50 per cent off handmade clothing, 25 per cent off pillow covers and 40 per cent off sari fabric and didgeridoos. An amazing find in the furniture department is a teak outdoor bench with detailed engraving, on sale for $250, regularly $500. 375 Danforth. 416-778-6991.
Red Pegasus actively promotes the work of Canadian designers like Melanie Freeman of Hairy Carry Bags. We spotted 30 to 40 per cent discounts on selected journals, and coffee travel/takeout mugs at 50 per cent off. Some items by Caswell-Massey, Blue Q, Star Rose and Essence are down 30 per cent. 628 College. 416-536-3872.