If you're from the school of thought that all things retro rocketh, you won't want to miss the INESRA (I'll Never Ever Shop Retail Again, 315 Albany, second floor) Spring Thaw Sale, this Saturday (February 19), where you'll find a warehouse full of affordably priced, stellar-condition vintage garb from years' worth of private collecting. 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Cash only. 416-707-1695.
Art is in
Add to your collection of hand-crafted home goods at Kaolin Designs ' (477 Dupont) 17th Annual Winter Sale, on till Sunday (February 20). As well as contemporary pottery, find modern furniture, a good selection of wall art, mirrors, sculpture and accessories. Better free up some trunk space. At up to 50 per cent off, there's bound to be a decor homecoming. Thursday to Saturday noon to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 416-533-9337, www.kaolindesigns.com.
Going, going, gone
Hitch a ride if you have to, but do stop by Holt Renfrew 's Last Call (370 Steeles West) before Wednesday (February 23) and score 30 to 60 per cent off the last ticketed price on women's fall and winter designer suits, skirts, jackets and Holt's private label items. Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 905-886-7444.
Get down with the savings at Meg 's (849 Queen West) annual Dirty Sale, which runs until February 28, stock permitting. Since most items are going for not a stitch over $150, the sales are indeed lust-inducing. Get a load of this: pantsuits formerly $420 are now $180, silk cocktail dresses are down to $90 from $220, and for y'all with nasty budget restrictions, must-have Victorian floral tops are yours for only $40. Monday to Saturday noon to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 6 pm. 416-364-3983.
If the non-sweatshop prices for Canadian fashion have ever deflated your purchasing power, don't miss your chance to score up to 75 per cent off selected items - all proudly made on home turf - at Willow Grant (960 Queen West) during the month of February. 416-533-7553.