Up with downtown
If a few of your favourite things are cool clothes, saving money, giving to charity and going out clubbing, you'll definitely want to hit DC Samples ' first sale of summer starting today (June 16) and running until Saturday (June 18) at the Sound Emporium (360 Adelaide West), where you'll find all of the above. Thursday and Friday 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday 11 am to 7 pm. 647-889-2047, www.dcsamplesales.com.
Granted, dealing with the replacement of the Bathurst streetcar line is a pain for us customers and for retailers like Leigh+James (164 Bathurst). So to combat any aggro tendencies, the aforementioned shop - filled with the most stylish imports, antique furniture, textiles and lighting - is offering 25 per cent off all regularly priced merch as a form of retail therapy. It's worth the trek just to see the incredibly styled room settings. Monday to Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 416-955-0138, www.leighandjames.com.
ESP (extra savings, please)
Let's do a little word association test. I'll throw out a few random words from the fashion vernacular and we'll see what comes to mind: Teenflo, Cambio, Coin Laundry, Nadya Toto, Cynthia Steffe.... If you automatically visualized yourself in killer clothes, you'll want to boot it to Finishing Touches (3281 Yonge), where all those labels (plus everything else in the store) are yours for 30 to 50 per cent off. Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 416-482-9034, www.ftouches.com.
Not down with your less than fresh decor? Do something about it by scoring easy-on-the-eyes home accessories at Fluid Living 's (55 Mill, Building 8) summer sale, running to June 26. Here are a few examples of the savings to be had: score 25 per cent off all furniture orders, 30 per cent off Mombassa baskets and 20 to 40 per cent off glass and dinnerware. Monday to Wednesday and Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 416-850-4266, www.fluidliving.com.
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