Come on out tonight (Thursday, December 9) for the second annual Happy Holidaze party and sale at Fresh Collective (692 Queen West) at 7 pm. Find door prizes, 20 per cent off everything, free wrapping and a starting-at-$10 rack - a perfect kick-start to the year's biggest party season. 416-594-1313.
The Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC) holds a massive December Sample Sale Thursday and Friday (December 9 and 10) from 10 am to 6 pm at the Lanes Gallery , lower level of Hazelton Lanes (55 Avenue Road, 416-968-8680). Get ready to squeal. Here are just some of the big-name Canadian designers participating: Izzy Camilleri, Denis Gagnon, Wolves and Jennifer Scott. All sales final.
411 on the 401
If you're still searching for that one-of-a-kind prezzie, be sure to hit the Holiday Marketplace at 401 Richmond West from December 9 to 12. Thursday and Friday 11 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. 416-595-5900 ext 30, http://www.401richmond.net/marketplace
Arts and crafts crusade
Pick up those artisanal items on your shopping list from the crew of craftsters from all over southern Ontario hawking handmade wares at the Annex Xmas Market ( Tranzac Club , 292 Brunswick). The show runs this weekend (December 11 and 12) and next (December 18 and 19), 11 am to 6 pm. 416-929-3557, www.annexmarket.com.
Hook up your RSVP ASAP (e-mail deets to firstname.lastname@example.org) - you won't want to miss scoring on-sale goodies from the likes of Triggered Response, Bennie and Olive and Lisa Plant Jewellery at the FabGrab Social at Pravda (36 Wellington East) Wednesday (December 15) at 8 pm. Refreshments will be served. 416-894-5155.