It isn't called the Now Or Never Sale for nothing. If you're going to drop the big dough on designers, soften the blow by hitting your local Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor West) before July 31 for your last chance to score 60 per cent off all those otherwise untouchable men's and women's fashions, accessories (hello, handbags!) and home decor items. 416-922-2333; www.holtrenfrew.com.
Suits me fine
Still stalling on bying a bathing suit? Put aside those change-room hang-ups and head to Beach bathing suit heaven Ups and Downs (2010 Queen East), where you can save 50 to 70 per cent on the most amazing imported designer suits. Every style, every colour, every size. Seriously! 416-686-4546.
If you're looking for a deal on beautiful printed African fabrics, make your way to Ashanti Room (836 Bloor West), where, during Caribana, if you buy four or more yards you save 20 per cent. Or if you're more of an art collector, check out the gorgeous African masks, also discounted by 25 per cent. 416-588-3934, www.ashantiroom.com.
Mother, may I?
For one week only (August 1 to 7), streetwear central Mothership (831 Queen West) will be doling out the savings big time. Expect half-price spring stock and 25 per cent off summer gear. 416-535-8618.
Hey, guys (this time I really do mean guys, as in males): whether you're looking to fortify that arsenal of office basics you've got in your closet or just need something spiff for your cousin's wedding, check out Harry's Summer Sale at Harry Rosen (82 Bloor West). Pretty much everything - shoes, shirts, ties, suits, you know where I'm going here - from the spring and summer collections is marked down by up to 60 per cent until August 21. 416-972-0556, www.harryrosen.ca.
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