Seeing as it's a Queen West crowd you'll be mingling with, you might want to wear something, um, appropriately downtown to the unveiling of Preloved 's (613 Queen West) spring/summer 2005 collection. Showing tonight (February 10) from 6 to 9 pm, it's not only a soiree-type thang (ahem, there'll be cocktails), but the fresh designs will also be on sale at a 20 per discount until Sunday (February 13). Still in a snowy frame of mind? Score for you - all winter merchandise is reduced by 40 to 70 per cent. 416-504-8704.
Tired of handing over your fashion budget to international labels? Thought so. Help support Canadian designers - and the local market - by trading your hard-earned bucks for amazing locally crafted jewellery, lingerie, accessories and, of course, clothing, by shopping the Dundas West strip tomorrow (February 11). Georgie Bolesworth (891; 416-703-7625), Sunshine Deli (895; 416-364-8832), Skirt (903; 647-436-3357) and Clandestino (249 Crawford; 647-436-4761) are offering huge pre-Valentine's Day deals, so don't miss out.
If you're intending to present your Valentine with a token of your love in the form of jewellery, make the most of your coin by shopping at www.jenniferreilly.com before February 14. Until then, 10 per cent of all online sales will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society . If you spend more than $100, shipping is free.
Just in time to sex up your look for the February 14 lovefest, Nearly Naked (749 Queen West) is stripping down prices by up to 50 per cent. Look for Piege bras, Playboy underwear, Change Lingerie, plus an awesome assortment of tights and pantyhose from Italy. If half-off is still beyond your budget, there's a sweet bargain bin with $5, $10 and $15 goodies. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 416-703-7561.