riding into the sunset
It's not too late to get your fly summer biking gear, and now that it's halfway through the season you can pick up some good deals for your next Critical Mass outing. Curbside (412 Bloor West) is knocking 50 per cent off all clothing, including gear from Rip 'n' Hammer, Louis Garneau and Sugoi. Shoes from Shimano and Specialized are up to 60 per cent off, and BLT rechargeable light systems are up for grabs at 2o per cent off. 416-920-4933. Bikes on Wheels (309 Augusta) is also taking 10 per cent off all its accessories. 416-966-2453.
Legendary camping and military supply store King Sol (639 Queen West) still has good stuff available at its ongoing 90-per-cent-off closing sale. Standard old-fashioned tents can be had for as little as $29.99, a Java five-person tent is going for $239 and trekking backpacks are priced as low as $99. 416-504-2222.
Hey, textiles junkies, sewing wholesaler MacDonald-Faber (952 Queen West) is having a linen fabric special starting now and running until August 2002. Imported Italian linens are 50 per cent off, so get surging. 416-922-6000.
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Check out new Queen West fashion boite Spoof! (350 Queen West), barely a month old. The place is full of affordable, casual, sassy girl imports from Hong Kong, including items by Joyka, Fengieans, Lian Xing and T@N. 416-260-9788.