Damn, are we sad to see another retailer bite the dust. Trendster central Parallel (754 Queen West) is closing its doors today (Thursday, March 31). So help lighten the moving load and get in on the last-minute savings while scoring jeans or pants priced at $50 or less, Brazilian bikinis for $30, and all women's and men's clothing at 90 per cent off. Noon to 6 pm. 416-703-1777.
To all you men out there who are lost when it comes to fashion (I mean you T-shirt tuckers): we love you, but you have to meet us halfway when it comes to your style make-over. Take the first baby step toward being well-dressed at tonight's (Thursday, March 31) free shopping event - just for the boys - at the Bay (Hudson Room, 44 Bloor East). Enjoy special offers, snackage and live entertainment while previewing spring's hot fashion trends, watching fragrance and skin care demos and maybe even winning a door prize.5 to 9 pm. 416-972-3333, www.hbc.com.
OK, ladies (and boys wishing to impress), check out the website first or take my word for it, but this is seriously the good shit. If you're a follower of all things au courant (ahem, trendy for y'all who skipped French), you'll hustle over to Skirt (903 Dundas West) Saturday (April 2) for the Soos Jewellery (designed by Toronto gals Jane Dallin and Bryn Nihill ) first-ever sample sale. They work an add-or-subtract-a-charm aesthetic, and you're so going to love their wide selection of shoulder-dusting earrings, bracelets and gotta-get necklaces. Noon to 6 pm. www.skirtclothing.ca, www.soosrocks.com.
Koma on over
Even if you snooze through the first day (Saturday, April 2) of Koma Designs ' (1239 Queen West) spring sale - happening every Saturday in April - you've got four more to go, sleepyhead. So cruise on down to this well-stocked boutique and score 10 per cent off anything in the store (including pieces from just about every period of furniture design, modern decor items and lighting). 416-532-5662, www.komadesigns.com.