Up with skirts
Drop by Skirt Boutique (903 Dundas West) and check out some of the great deals on designs by Cherry Cha Cha, Damzels in This Dress, Darci, Frances Felt, Dagg and Stacey, and Quip, to name a few. Plus, check out the new arrivals from Montreal. There are brand new girly frocks from Fairyesque and unique blown-glass zipper necklaces by Vanessa Yanow. Or get a handmade, custom-designed skirt by Brenda Sufer of Creature. Wednesday noon to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday noon to 7 pm, Saturday noon to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 647-436-3357, www.skirtclothing.ca.
You know you're gonna need them once fall arrives, so stock up on your leg coverings by scoring high-end Italian hose and designer socks for 30 per cent off (or buy one, get one free) at Nearly Naked Lingerie (749 Queen West). It's the good stuff, too, from fuchsia fishnets to sailor-style crop capri hose - so go before some other fashionista cleans them out. The sale includes the entire imported-from-France Bleu Forêt sock line. Monday to Wednesday and Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 416-703-7561.
Making room for fall merch means you get to score up to 50 - in some cases 70 - per cent off all spring and summer stock at Sünde (592 Danforth, 416-466-9359). This trendy boutique now boasts a downtown sister location (795 Queen West, 416-504-6525), so you can double your savings and generate some crosstown traffic of your own.
Swing by one of the Girl Friday locations (776 College, 740 Queen West) to pick up spring and summer stock reduced by 40 to 50 per cent. The College location even has some of last year's fall merchandise at up to 80 per cent off! 416-531-1036; 416-364-2511.