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Freedom Clothing (939 Bloor West, 647-235-3900) is enjoying an influx of local design talent into its collective shop and needs to sell off some of its vintage stock to make room on its racks. The clear-out sale happens Saturday (June 24) between 1 and 7 pm. Retro fashion and accessories will be sold for $2 to $5, and a selection of those locally designed duds that combine new and recycled materials will be marked down by 20 per cent.
The Benebabes at the Bay 's (44 Bloor East, 416-972-3417) Benefit cosmetics counter are having a Pout Party today (Thursday, June 22) through Saturday (June 24). Browse the booth's collection of pin-up-packaged makeup and receive a free makeover or lip treatment and walk away with a stash of gifts and goodies. Check out summer products including Color Plump lip pencils, Gettin' Steamy body wash and Curve Hugger eyeshadows. www.benefitcosmetics.com.
A riffle through the stock at your local Goodwill this week could turn up a cache of pantyhose and tights. Hosiery brand Phantom has donated tons of new legwear in a wide range of colours, styles and sizes, and the merch is bargain priced at $1 to $2 for each pair. Don't forget that every pantyhose purchase helps Goodwill's community job creation program. Log on to www. goodwill.on.ca for a list of stores.
If summer heat is keeping you off the shopping beat, log on to www.paperdoll.com to check out its sale selection in the comfort of your air- (or fan-) conditioned abode. Groovy print queen OK47 is the current featured Canadian content line, and its mix of light tunics and bold-coloured cropped pants are discounted by up to 60 per cent. Find a white cotton swallow-pattern dress for $78, an acid green short trench jacket for $64 and a swinging pair of wide-legged gauchos marked down to $92.
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