Like it or not, winter is upon us. Make the most of this horrid season by bundling up for some outdoor winter activities. The Banff Factory Outlet sale (610 Queen West) has everything you'll need to outfit yourself for frolicking in a winter wonderland, with discounts of up to 50 per cent on Gore-Tex and Protex breathable water- and windproof outerwear. One day only, Saturday (November 29) from 8 am to 1 pm. 416-588-4839.
Le Firme (2467 Bloor West) has long been known for their warehouse-style approach to designer clothing retail. For nearly three years, the two owners have been outfitting a primarily fashion-conscious, uptown crowd with chi-chi brands at their stores on Beaver Creek Drive in Richmond Hill. Le Firme now has a new address where fashionistas can shop for clothes and accessories by Fendi, Gucci, Prada, Alexander McQueen and more at a fraction of the original price. Monday to Wednesday and Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday 11 am to 7 pm. 416-769-8848.
Oggi Jeans (2030 Queen East) is having a buy-one, get-the-second-half-price sale on all their clothing including tops, jackets and jeans by labels such as Diesel, Mavi, Guess, Dish and Silver, to name a few. Monday to Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Sale runs until mid-December. 416-699-8972.
Cruisin' for a brüzen
Gear up for Christmas and save up to 90 per cent on women's comfy streetwear at the Brüzer factory Christmas sale (519 McNicoll). Find comfy, casual items including hoodies, long-sleeved Ts and more. Thursday-Friday (November 27-28) noon to 8 pm, Satuday (November 29) 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday (November 30) noon to 4 pm. 416-781-0011 ext 227.
Jeremy Potvin Agency (90 Wingold, Unit 1) is having a super-duper end-of-year sample sale on men's and women's designer brand clothing. Benefit from deep discounts on scarves, PJs, undies, tops, bottoms, denim, T-shirts, velour suits and more. Check out www.jpa.ca/sale.html for more information. December 3-5, noon to 8 pm. 416-203-7980
Wrap it up
Christmas candles, wrapping paper, ornaments, gift bags, boxed chocolates, Christmas candy, music and an impressive selection of toys can be found at Mr. B's Famous Christmas Sale (1590 Matheson, Mississauga). New stock arrives weekly. Free parking. Monday to Friday 11 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Sale runs until December 23. 905-629-1500
Dude, sometimes you gotta look like a lady, and Talbots Outlet Store (Colossus Centre, Weston and Highway 7, Woodbridge) is the place to get that precious little outfit. This retailer of prim and proper clothing for women is having a clearance on fall stock. Take an extra 20 to 50 per cent off prices that have already been reduced 40 to 70 per cent. Find items from various Talbots lines in petites and women's sizes as well as accessories and shoe assortments. Today (Thursday, November 27) to Tuesday (December 2), weekdays 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 905-850-1001.
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