There goes the neighbourhood
Mr. and Ms. Fancy Pants can be Winners , too, when the discount store opens its newest location today (Thursday, November 17) in Yorkville. There's no promise of velvet ropes to comfort the moneyed masses, but the usual brand-name and designer merch will be offered up at 20 to 60 per cent off. The expanded jewellery counter and thrill of the label hunt should quickly convert the crowd from NIMBYs to discount devotees. 110 Bloor West. 416-920-0193, www.winners.ca.
Dot-com eco shop
Shoppers hungry for great buys on eco-friendly wares can save some green by visiting the sale and clearance pages on Grassroots ' new shopping website (www.grassrootsstore. com). Enlighten your home with efficient compact fluorescent bulbs for $6.79, or do the dishes with Nature Clean non-toxic dishwashing liquid for $3.59. Seasonal and discontinued products in the clearance section aren't safe from extinction, so log on often.
Support and save
Bayview Village (2901 Bayview) is harnessing the power of spend-happy holiday shoppers with its fifth annual Heart Of Fashion fundraiser benefiting North York General Hospital . A $60 ticket to the event on Sunday (November 20) lets you fill up on festive cocktails while browsing the exclusive discounts offered by the mall's fashionista-friendly retailers. Shoe-aholics get 10 per cent off at Browns, and soap connoisseurs can sample Belle de Provence's lux lotions and creams at 15 per cent off. Tickets are available by calling 416-756-6944.
Vintage-happy vixens on the hunt for snazzy duds to stretch their winter wardrobe should check out the $2 rack at the Freedom Clothing sale (939 Bloor West) Saturday (November 19). The shop features great thrifty finds and local designer pieces, and $1 from every $2 sale is being donated to the Sick Kids Foundation . The sweater selection is being marked down by 25 per cent for the occasion. 647-836-0115.
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