Today (Thursday, May 13) is the last day to save coin on such trendy clothing lines as Paul Frank, Blue Marlin, Chip & Pepper, Box Apparel, Earl Jean and Alprausch at the Jeremy Potvin Agency spring sample and warehouse sale. Held for the first time at the 6,000-square-foot Moonlight Ballroom (3125 Bayview), it offers a wide range of sizes and tons of stock. 10 am to 9 pm. 416-203-7980. www.jpa.com
Believe your eyes. For two days only (Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15), Honest Ed's Optical (531 Bloor West) is holding a $99 Extravaganza sale. You can score brand new designer glasses, boxes of disposable contacts, bifocals and even Rayban and Serengetti sunglasses for - that's right - only $99! Some restrictions apply. For every old pair you bring in, Honest Ed's will donate $5 to the Lion's Club. 416-531-7757.
Hey, sisters, check your to-read list. During the month of May, the Toronto Women's Bookstore (73 Harbord) offers 20 per cent off the following five books: Warrior Poet: A Biography Of Audre Lorde, The Story Of Jane Doe, Techno Feminism, Why I Wake Early and Hopeful Monsters. Monday to Wednesday and Saturday 10:30 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday 10:30 to 8 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 416-922-8744.
You know it, you love it - it's the Designer Collections Sample Sale (63 Wingold, near Dufferin and Eglinton). Hook up with fine discounted threads by style-makers Lambretta, J. Lindeberg, Seal Kay and Man Save the Queen. May 14 to 16, Friday and Saturday noon to 9 pm, Sunday noon to 6 pm. 647-999-4716, www.dcsamplesales.com.
Show and sell
Planning a shopping trip through time at the Clothing Show (Automotive Building, CNE) this weekend? Designer Nathalie-Roze Fischer of Fresh Collective can make the journey more affordable with her online contest for free tickets to the show and gift certificates for her sweet accessories. Check Fashion Notes for show hours. www.nathalie-roze.com.