It's hard to believe it's been a decade already since Toronto first started its love affair with the reworked vintage stylings of Preloved (613 Queen West). Join the team today (Thursday, May 19) to celebrate their 10th birthday (and the launch of their killer new website) and enjoy 30 per cent off everything in the store. Then, from 7 to 11, the bash really starts a-rockin' when the beer - courtesy of Amsterdam- starts free-flowing along with tunes provided by Rec Room. 416-504-8704, www.preloved.ca.
Superhip east-end lifestyle boutique Up to You (1483 Queen East) doesn't often have sales, so it's wise to take advantage when it does. For one day only - Victoria Day, Monday (May 23) - you can score up to half off amazing imported designer labels such as Antoni+Alison, Knock Knock and Demano (to name but a few) at the Turn Heads Sale. 11 am to 6 pm. 416-778-6487.
With sandal and swimsuit season upon us, you'll want to keep Mondays and Tuesdays open for some upkeep on the cheap. Downtown esthetics bar Time for Nails (641 Bay, #2) - a no-frills, walk-in multi-chair salon - offers a manicure/pedicure combo for only $35, and 20 per cent off waxing on those two days. You do realize that at most places you can't even get a pedi for that kind of money. Monday to Saturday 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm. 416-599-0008.
Kind of Blue
While we're very sad to hear that at the end of this month Blue Moon (375 Danforth) will be closing its doors, we're also eager to save 50 to 80 per cent on the shop's excellent stock of imported teak and mahogany furniture, beautifully woven textiles, handmade pottery and much more - all priced to go. (We'll let you know Blue Moon's new address as soon as we hear.) 416-778-6991, 416-720-2223.
If you're looking to expand your summer shoe repertoire - but not your line of credit - head to Unionville must shop What Girls Want (161 Main), where you'll certainly find a lot of what we want: trendy women's sandals in all styles and colours for only $10 a pair. Monday to Saturday 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 7 pm. 905-305-0999, www.whatgirlswant.ca.