Eager to blow your holiday money before you even get it? Take your credit-card mentality to the DC Sample Holiday Sale this weekend at Sound Emporium (360 Adelaide West). Starting today (December 16), save up to 80 per cent on brand-name streetwear and get an additional 25 per cent off if you pay with cash on Sunday (December 19). 11 am to 7 pm. 416-871-4431.
Hey, gents, looking to impress the alpha babe on your list with some awesome Canadian-made fashion? Come by Skirt (903 Dundas West) between 6 and 9 pm Tuesday (December 21) for an evening created with you and your manly needs in mind. No strippers, but, yes, the beer - and the deals - will be a-flowing. Score 10 per cent off everything in the store, including the already-reduced-by-40-per-cent rack. 647-436-3357, www.skirtclothing.ca.
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Cleaning out your kitchen cupboards can be rewarding in so, so many ways. First, you'll be less of a pig, and that's always good. Second, you'll have a hot little stockpile of non-perishable goods you can donate to Preloved 's (613 Queen West) Annual Food Drive before December 24 in exchange for 20 per cent off. But wait, there's more. Spend $100 during that time and you'll score a $25 gift certificate to use during the month of January. Happy New Year. 416-504-8704.
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Label whores can be a bitch to shop for. But thanks to Dlovely 's (202 Augusta) 20 per-cent-off-everything sale - including Penguin, Criminal, and Gas brands - you can save face while saving bucks. 416-593-9095.
Whether you're thinking stocking stuffers or just more stuff to stock your shelves with, here are two sales from Ma Zone Home Décor you won't want to miss. Score 20 per cent off all spa products and the 4V00 (pronounced "for vous," in Franglais) men's skincare line at the 473 Church location (416-934-9400). Or take it downtown to the new 63 Jarvis location (416-868-0330) and save 20 per cent on the recently launched Esprit home collection.