As part of Grassroots ' (372 Danforth; 408 Bloor West) Mama & Baby Month, the proceeds from tomorrow's (April 29) Feel Good Friday (in-store fundraising the last Friday of every month) benefits the Women's Healthy Environments Network (WHEN) and its documentary film project, If You Love Our Children: Children's Health And The Environment. So if you love your children but also love a deal with a conscience, save up to 20 per cent off all organically grown cotton baby gear (or baby crib mattresses and bedding) before the end of April. 416-466-2841, 416-944-1993, www.grassrootsstore.com.
Got a thang for floral prints? Don't miss the April Showers Bring May Flowers special at Public (881 Queen West) this weekend (April 30 and May 1), where all floral prints (in the form of tops, skirts and dresses) will be making their grand debut on the racks - at a time-limited 20-per-cent discount. Noon to 6 pm. 416-350-9694.
If you love a good $35-or-less sale table (as if anyone doesn't), be sure to hit DC Sample Sales (96 Spadina) before May 8, where you can find 'em crammed full with all the major street labels. Or cruise the rest of the sale, where all prices are slashed by up to 80 per cent . Cash only. 416-871-4431, www.dcsamplesales.com.
In an attempt to clear out the rather large stock of discontinued OPI nail polishes - y'know, the ones with the heavy staying power and tongue-in-cheek names - the Beauty Institute (2920 Bloor West) is selling off the professional-grade polish (valued at approximately $13) for only $2 a bottle. Notice the address? Yup, the TTC really is the best way of getting there. 416-239-0642.
More to follow in next week's edition, but for those in the know, consider taming your inner consumaholic this week and with the money you save, let 'er rip next weekend (May 5 to 7) at the infamous Reia Sample Sale being held at 590 King West, 2nd floor. Thursday and Friday 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. 416-777-9722, www.reiasamplesale.com.