Students of all ages can help the environment - and their wallets - by stocking up on Earthbound recycled paper products marked down 15 per cent at Grassroots (372 Danforth, 416-466-2841; 408 Bloor West, 416-944-1993). Also save 50 per cent on select hemp and organic cotton clothing, and 25 per cent on Nature Clean Kitchen and Bath Spray . Monday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 6 pm; Monday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 6 pm. www.grassrootsstore.com.
With five years' worth of stellar samples in the stockpile, it's no wonder Toronto womenswear designer Thien Le (176 John, suite 401) has extended his sample sale through Sunday (September 5). Not just for the teensy set, a wide selection of beautifully constructed suits, tailored jackets and dresses are available for women with non-modelly dimensions. This is a sale you will definitely regret missing, so don't. Noon to 8 pm. 416-260-2324.
Get off to a good start this fall by treating yourself to a stress-reducing treatment from holistic beauty haven Pure + Simple (27 Bellair, 416-924-6555; 2375Yonge, 416-481-2081). During September, score the Nirvana Facial for only $105. This blackhead-busting service includes an urban renewal deep pore facial plus a full body massage for ultimate chillaxation. Saturday to Monday 10 am to 6 pm (Yonge); Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm (Bellair); Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 8:30 pm (both stores).
Whether you pop in on your way back from the cottage or make a special trip, shopping at Cookstown Outlet Mall (at Hwy 400 and Hwy 89) can be well-worth the extra klicks, especially during the Great Tent Sale, which ends Monday (September 6). Monday to Friday 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. www.cookstownoutletmall.ca.