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If you want to get crafty for your Mother's Day gifts, check out the April Showers Gift Market at the Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick) this weekend and next. Admission is free, and you can pick up heaps of groovy handmade goods. More than 40 artisans will be offering everything from artwork, handmade toys and funky fashions to jewellery and bath and skincare products. 11 am to 6 pm. 416-929-2357.
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Hey, party boys and marrying gals -- Sussman's (420 Queen West), home of the feather boa, the bridal headpiece and Mardi Gras-happy masks, is having an inventory clearance that runs until the end of May. Almost everything in the joint is 20 to 50 per cent off, so put on your dancing shoes and mosey on down that aisle. 416-703-1160.
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If you've got a car, go get gussied up at the Proctor & Gamble warehouse sale (8555 Woodbine). Cosmetics from the likes of Cover Girl, Olay and Max Factor are going cheap, and it's also a good place to stock up on standards like toilet paper and tissue. To April 28, Monday-Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. 905-947-8432.
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