Happy holiday pics don't have to stay trapped in your digital camera. Photo print those babies and give them a home in a stylish but frugal frame from Soho Art and Custom Framing (1574 Queen West, 416-531-2047, sohoframing.com). The Parkdale shop offers framing and conservation services, but it's the rotating stock of one-of-a-kind ready-made frames marked down 50 to 80 per cent that has professional designers and armchair decorators visiting often.
Girl Friday finds
January's glut of super sales is the perfect time to top up your closet, and Girl Friday (776 College, 416-531-1036; 740 Queen West, 416-364-2511) is packed with frugal fashionista-friendly buys with savings of 25 to 50 per cent. Warm up with Soia & Kyo's woven wool coats in winter white, or give one last hooray to this season's black-is-the-new-black moment with an inky Nougat London ruched top. Girl Friday's own stone-coloured cotton blazer is the perfect pick for stylophiles prepping for neutral-happy spring. div class="subhead">Doll up Babies, it's cold outside, but your aversion to well-below-zero wind chill factors doesn't have to exclude you from the sweetest deal season of the year. Turn up the space heater at home and log on to www.paper-doll.com , where hot Canadian labels are discounted by up to 75 per cent. Click on winter wear from OK47, Dagg and Stacey, Wonderlust and House of Spy until the low prices melt away on January 8.
Most newbie designers turn a blind eye to the bottom line when they hand over their collection to consignment retailers or dole out dough for craft show booths. That's why we love the Whipped Sundaes sales put on by local creative pied piper Jennifer Lorraine Fraser , where the city's best young style talents set up shop without paying a cent. Fraser is hunting for emerging fashion folks to sell their wears at her 2006 events. Contact her at email@example.com.
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