Happy birthday sale
We're letting you in on this deal early so you can prep your shopping muscles. Preloved (613 Queen West, 416-504-8704, www.preloved.ca) founder Julia Grieve is calling the label's discount event next weekend (May 25 to 28) a "no-messin'-around, bigger-than-Boxing-Day sale." The promotion marks Preloved's 11th birthday by offering customers 30 to 70 per cent off its new summer collection of bed-sheet tops, trench-coat dresses and reworked T-shirts.
Keep the Earth Day spirit alive by indulging in the May list of promotions at Grassroots (372 Danforth, 416-466-2841, and 408 Bloor West, 416-944-1993, www.grassrootsstore.com). Stock up on biodegradable party plates and other conservation-savvy picnic wares marked down by 15 per cent. And polish up your organic produce with Nature Clean 's Fruit and Veggie Spray Wash priced at 25 per cent off.
Made up at Malabar
If your powder puffs and eye shadow sponges are looking a little ragged, this weekend is your last chance to visit Malabar (14 McCaul, 416-598-2581; www.elegantfaces.com) to score some well-discounted makeup gear at the first Elegant Faces clearance sale. Elegant Faces provides professional cosmetic artists with brushes, tools, cases and cleaners to doll up their clients in slick, pretty looks. Its entire arsenal will be marked down by 40 to 70 per until Sunday (May 21).
Before lugging out the big window air conditioner box, stop by Festoon (1025 Queen East, 416-461-4495, www.festoon.ca) to check out a new collection of colourful neoprene fans. The cushy, five-bladed desktop models are available in red, black and white for $30.
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