Show your support for SOY ( Supporting Our Youth ) by making a shopping appearance at Toronto Women's Bookstore (73 Harbord) tomorrow (Friday, August 27) and save 10 per cent off all purchases. Proceeds from the sale will benefit this much-needed volunteer organization, which works with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual youth. 416-922-8744. www.womensbookstore.com.
If this summer's anti-climatic weather has highlighted how lame your decor schemes are, consider change. Get a can of paint, clean your shit up or scatter some knick-knacky accessories, but do something about your immediate environment - before you really start hibernating. If you choose the decor route you'll be glad to hear of these two money savers: Until August 29, score up to 50 per cent off selected merchandise at Simone Interiors 's (1605D Queen West) summer sale. Expect solid design in a wide range of products from lighting to art, furniture to glassware. 416-530-2948.
If you're going for a bigger buy, say a sofa or upholstered armchair, furniture store Cornerstone (2886 Dundas West), has a huge selection of Rowe furniture - known for its apartment-scale dimensions - reduced by 30 to 50 per cent. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10 am to 7 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. 416-767-8170, www.cornerstonefurniture.ca.
In order to accommodate all the adorable pieces moving in for fall, children's clothier Kingly (1078 Queen West, 1828 Queen East) is clearing out all summer stock at half price. 416-536-2601; 416-536-8123, www.kingly.org.
Savour what's left of the hot weather, or get ready for your winter holiday, by stocking up on sassy bathing suits at Seychelles (1747 Queen East), where you can score up to 50 per cent off swimwear and 25 per cent off sandals. Monday to Saturday 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. 416-693-7946.