If you ever needed a reason to spend money, here it is. During the Eaton Centre's Toronto Shops! , more than 100 participating stores and services will hook you up with 10 to 25 per cent discounts, cheaper parking on weekends, and - now the best part - every purchase gives you a chance to win one of four $10,000 Visa shopping sprees. To October 23. 416-598-8560.
We love Studio D
Not only is most of studio de luxe 's (793 Queen West) stock of must-have women's and men's clothes reduced by 25 per cent, but there's also a box of $20 super-finds to rifle through in case your budget shopping needs include some form of digging in cardboard. Run. You will not find quality merch like this anywhere else - never mind on sale. 416-603-8244.
Shoes 4 Less
For more than 50 years Joe Singer Shoes (2852 Danforth) has been providing Toronto with a little bit of discount shoe heaven. While sales are a regular occurrence, the bountiful racks are currently being emptied at only three low price points: $19.99, $39.99 and $49.99. 416-693-6045.
Beginning Friday (July 11), Designer Collections will hold its summer sample sale at Inside (218 Richmond West). Look for 5,000 units of street and urban wear, shoes and accessories from killer brands like Ben Sherman, Ecko and Sean John among others. The third floor will be a designated clearance area with an extra 40 per cent off. New stock will be added daily, and a $2 door donation will benefit the Diabetes Hope Foundation. Starts at noon daily and runs Friday till 8 pm, Saturday 7:30 pm and Sunday 6 pm. 416-591-0009.