It's a Barbie world
Normally closed to the public, local accessories company Barbie's Basement Jewellery (401 Logan, #220) is opening its studio to you, dear readers, during the one-day Full Moon Studio Sale today (Thursday, July 21) from 2 to 9 pm. Score up to 80 per cent discounts on past one-of-a kind hits from rings to pet tags, get new goods tax-free or just pop by to preview the new fall-winter 05-06 collection, which features some sizzlin' Swarovski-crystal-encrusted buckles. 416-466-3759, www.bbj.ca.
For four days only - from today (Thursday, July 21) until Sunday (July 24) - imported artisanal furniture emporium Haven (498 Queen West, 416-504-1251) holds a massive warehouse sale at 346 Westmoreland, unit 105C. Expect to score 50 to 75 per cent off everything, which means fine furnishing finds like Moroccan pottery and lanterns, an assortment of Buddha figures, carved wooden hangers, kilim and ikat textiles and hand-carved masks. Thursday and Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 416-538-1957, www.havenfurnishings.com.
Pots o' gold
Okay, sure, the holidays are thankfully half a year or so away, but if you're a gift-giver who pounces on a good deal when you see it - and have ample storage space to house all those prezzies-to-be - you won't want to miss the first and only Summer Warehouse Sale at the Gardiner Museum , running through September 21. To reduce stock before moving back to the museum's newly renovated digs at 111 Queen's Park, the Gardiner Shop (60 McCaul) offers discounts of up to 70 per cent on ceramics, glass, jewellery, hand-woven fashion accessories and books, plus merchandise from the Picasso exhibit. Tuesday to Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. 416-586-8080, www.gardinermuseum.on.ca.
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