Today (Thursday, April 14) is the last day to clean up at the Gas sample sale (72 Wingold, Unit 103), where the brand's hottest, street-inspired men's and women's looks for spring/summer are yours for at least half the price of retail. Making it even more worth the drive is the chance to snag samples by Criminal . Cash only. 10 am to 4 pm. 416-531-0227.
Maybe you really are running low on body butter (it's on sale till April 18), or maybe you're just in it for the freebies, but either way, hit the Body Shop 's grand reopening at Yorkdale (3401 Dufferin, at the 401) this week for some serious bonuses. Until Sunday (April 17), experience in-store product demos, spring make-overs, hand massages and even a free gift while quantities last. 416-783-8702, www.thebodyshop.ca.
Investing in new furniture can be a monumental step - monumentally painful for some. Take the ouch out of spending big by heading to Elan (199 Danforth) before April 24 for their winter sale. Until then, you can score 20 per cent off custom-ordered upholstery, 15 per cent off furniture, lighting and decor accessories or save major bucks by taking home floor models. 416-406-3629, www.urbanmonkeyoriginals.com.
Wicked weather goes hand in hand with the urge to shop for new clothes. (I think it's even a fact.) But if you're strapped in the cash department, feel free to hit Risqué Clothing and Accessories (404 Bloor West) before the end of the month, and pick up something cute - and not all that wintry - at the end-of-season sale. Score 50 to 80 per cent discounts on everything from short-sleeved dresses to jeans. 416-960-3325.
Men looking to score a fine-weather wardrobe on the cheap are in luck. Grreat Stuff (870 Queen West) has all its spring merch in, which means hundreds of brand-name ( Kenneth Cole , Allessandro , Packard , Dekker ) samples and one-offs are on the racks for 35 to 50 per cent off. 416-533-7680, www.grreatstuff.com.