Ben Sherman sample sale
For real, do not miss this one. Even if you have to dodge out of work early, the lies and excuses will be worth it. This rare event happens June 6 and 7, Friday from noon till 7 pm and Saturday noon till 6 pm at Budo (137 Peter). On hand will be a selection of sharp men's and women's spring/summer separates from Ben Sherman, Guido and Mary, FCUK, Blue Marlin and Religion. Visa, Amex and Interac accepted. 416-593-1550.
Shop the Walk
Designers Walk holds its annual outdoor Summer Sample Sale Saturday (June 7) from 9 am to 3 pm outside 160 Pears and on adjacent sidewalks. This is an awesome hookup for all things decor, including furniture, rugs, lighting and linens at seriously reduced prices. A silent auction supports the Starlight Children's Foundation, so come on out and contribute. 416-961-1211.
Sew and tell
Attention, Martha wannabes. June is prime time for stocking up on fabric, trim, buttons and other crafty paraphernalia. Three sales this week will keep you elbow deep in materials.The Lace Place (1698 Bayly, units 5 and 6) is throwing itsannual yard sale Sunday (June 8) from 9 am to 4 pm. More than 7,000 square feet of retail space will be filled with every type of fabric and trim imaginable, and it's all going cheap. Definitely worth the drive to Pickering. 416-286-5223 or 905-831-5223.
's (see fabricland.ca for locations) store-wide inventory blowout boasts 40 to 66 per cent off on almost everything in sight through June 30.
PassionKnit (3232 Yonge) celebrates its 10th anniversary with a major sale of high-quality knitting supplies through June 28. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. 416-322-0688.
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