Women's Bookstore bonus
The Toronto's Women's Bookstore (73 Harbord) is throwing its first-ever Annual Customer Appreciation Day Saturday (July 19), 2 to 6 pm, to celebrate 30 years of feminist, progressive bookselling in our awesome city. You can expect a BBQ (veggie and non), fresh fruit and refreshments, local musicians and 20 per cent off every book in the store (OK, some exceptions apply). Children are welcome, and it's wheelchair accessible. 416-922-8744.
Come to Corktown Designs (55 Mill, Bldg 54) in the Distillery District next Thursday, July 24, 8:30 pm, for a wine-and-cheese party showcasing Tracy Ghan 's handmade Precious Pieces beaded jewellery. The stuff is super-cute and reasonably priced, ranging from $15 for rings to $35-plus for necklaces. 416-861-3020.
You've probably gone through at least one pair already this summer, so replace your shades while the savings are hot. Sunglass Safari (2601 Matheson, Unit 3) is having a blowout sale to move more than 2,000 brand-name shades, ski goggles and accessories. You can pick up Raybans (regular $119-$149) for only $49. There's also a one-year warranty. So what if it's a bit of a hike to 'Sauga? Through July 20, Thursday and Friday, 4 to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 3 pm, Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. 905-629-8333.
Hit Repeats ' (3313 Yonge) mid-summer sale for the best in gently used designer (yes, the real thing) clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories. Everything is 50 per cent off except the jewellery. A fixture at Yonge and Lawrence for 21 years, this is the place to get the labels you crave without the harsh side-effects of shopping retail - like guilt and debt. Through mid-August, Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 12:30 to 4:30 pm. 416-481-2325. Send Sweet Deals tips to email@example.com