For easy-on-the-conscience spending, drop by Grassroots in the Annex or Riverdale before the month is out and take advantage of 10 to 15 per cent discounts on environmentally sound home and health items. Riverdale (372 Danforth, 416-466-2841): Monday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 6 pm. Annex (408 Bloor West, 416-944-1993): Monday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 6 pm.
Until February 15, all of Pull 's (435 Queen West) super styled-out stock of trendy womenswear, plus footwear at Get Out Side (437 Queen West), is available to you on a buy-one, get-the-other-at-half-off basis. Sweet! Monday to Friday 11 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10:30 am to 8 pm, Sunday noon to 7 pm. 416-593-5598.
Talk about timing. The Nearly Naked (749 Queen West) lingerie store needs to clear out old stock by the end of this month, just in time for you to stock up on sexy underthings for February 14. Save up to 50 per cent on fashionable lines like Cosabella, Skiny, Calvin Klein and Piege. At these prices you can entertain several V-day dates and not wear the same scanties twice. Daywear more your thing? Pick up fine Italian and French hosiery for 20 to 50 per cent off. Monday to Wednesday 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 416-703-7561.
Rumah (603 King West) is closing this location at the end of January and clearing out everything in the store. Outfit your home with a wide selection of teak decor items from picture frames to dining tables, all reduced 50 to 70 per cent. Thursday 11 am to 6 pm, Friday 11 am to 8 pm, Saturday 11 am to 6 pm. 416-703-4594.
Whoop it up, thrift hounds. On Monday (February 2) Value Village (1319 Bloor West,416-539-0585, and others, check www.valuevillage.com for locations) is celebrating 50 years in business with a big Founder's Day sale (thanks, William Ellison), giving you half off everything - minus new merch. 9 am to 9 pm.
The art of shopping
Bare walls? Or worse, taped-on movie posters? Do something about it, please. First-time art buyers are in for a sweet hookup: until February 15, Angell Gallery (890 Queen West) will absorb the PST on any new purchases. Don't forget to ask about the payment plan. Wednesday to Saturday noon to 6 pm, or by appointment. 416-530-0444. Art deals also abound at the Toronto Heliconian Club (36 Hazelton), where every Saturday until February 21 works by members will be on sale. 10 am to 4 pm. 416-922-3618. Send Sweet Deals tips to email@example.com