Spruce up your nest
Nestings had a busy retail year. The home store opened a new outlet at Yonge and Eglington (2433 Yonge, 416-322-5558) in July, renovated their original Bayview store (1609 Bayview, 416-932-3704) in October and added a teen section to its Nesting Kids shop (418 Eglington West, 416-322-0511). It's capping it off with an end-of-season sale at all three locations. Until February 28, special orders, custom rugs, floor models and lighting are marked down by 25 to 50 per cent.
Frugal finishing touches
Accessory mecca Trove (793 Bathurst, 416-516-1258) has marked down its stock of great wardrobe add-ons. Purses, including a rainbow of Matt & Nat duffels, are 35 to 50 per cent off. Browse the table of discounted knitwear and a cabinet full of bold-hued leather gloves for a cozy deal. And don't forget to hop across the street to sister shoe store Shoon (760 Bathurst, 416-531-4211), where fab fall/winter footwear is on sale for up to 70 per cent off.
The Value Village circuit has left you with a closet full of styling retro wear, but sometimes a vintage vixen craves a hot second-hand piece minus the hunt. Starting today (Thursday, February 16), the prices of 69 Vintage 's (1100 Queen West, 416-516-0669, www.69vintage.com ) well-edited cache of Ts, frocks of other goodies are slashed in half. Its spring line has also just arrived, so fashion hounds best wear bargain blinders to resist the tempting full-price rack.
Does Olympic fever have you all hot and bothered? Ditch your cozy sweater and park yourself in front of the TV in one of the Bay's limited-edition Olympic Ts. The cotton shirt features a smart Bay-blanket-style stripe around the neck and a maple leaf composed of mini athlete icons. It's $20 and is available at all Bay , Zellers and Home Outfitters stores, with proceeds to amateur Canadian athletes prepping for their own trip to the games. www.hbc.com .
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