Save big - as in 40 to 80 per cent - on street, surf and skate fashion at the Spearmint Pelican Sample Sale (51 Jefferson, unit 201). It runs today through Saturday (July 14 to 16). Expect loads of men's and women's gear from sweet brands such as Obey, Ambiguous, Zoo York and Grenade. Cross "good deed" off your list of things to do by bringing a non-perishable food donation to benefit Toronto's homeless. 11 am to 9 pm. 416-535-6724.
Shit like this doesn't come up often, so do what you can and enjoy a shopping spree you can actually afford - financially and emotionally. Freedom Clothing , a local independent boutique that features vintage, redone and new items (939 Bloor West) is holding a $2 Sale Saturday (July 16). Look for a ton of vintage clothing and accessories, all priced at one low price point, and half of every purchase benefits Doctors Without Borders.
Toronto design newcomer Illyria ( Pestrich ) is having a sample sale not to miss. Think flirty summer dresses, glamorous evening gowns, chic blouse-and-pants ensembles and versatile jackets, all discounted by 50 to 70 per cent, Saturday and Sunday (July 16 and 17) at 364 Richmond West, suite 501. Seeing as this hot label is set to launch during L'Oreal Fashion Week in the fall, you might want to get those precious bragging rights in early. Cash only, all sales final. Noon to 6 pm. 416-856-3296.
Take advantage: From now through Monday (July 18), cool Toronto-based online clothing boutique www.paper-doll.com is having a massive summer sale, where killer street wear by brands like House of Spy, I Clothing, Kitchen Orange and Gentle Fawn are reduced by as much as 50 per cent. 416-203-3945.
Hey, neo-retro lovers: Preloved (613 Queen West) has permanently reduced all summer stock by 30 to 50 per cent. 416-504-8704, www.preloved.ca.
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