Soccer wear sale
The World Cup has left legions of disappointed fans and obsolete team merchandise along its path to Sunday's (July 9) big soccer finale. If your team is down and out but you're still craving a piece of nationalist football swag, the Giant Designer Warehouse Sale on now until July 9 at 576 Evans (416-798-8000) in west-end Toronto promises to top up your jersey wardrobe. Men's and women's dress shoes, runners and other athletic wear are also discounted 50 to 80 per cent.
Caban is going out of business. So far, head office isn't announcing the precise dates that individual stores are closing, but we know the Queen West location (262 Queen West, 416-596-0386) will shut its doors in mid-August, so until that time, check in often for some very sweet deals .
Du Verre closing
Queen and Strachan furniture shop Du Verre Home Furnishings (188 Strachan, 416-593-2784) is shutting up shop on August 12, and its collection of South and East Asian-inspired housewares and accessories is deeply discounted until then. Check out the Last Chance Sale featuring groupings of Indian rosewood dining tables and chairs, sideboards, cabinets and tribal artifacts. New summer arrivals that add a touch of hand-crafted, world-traveller flair to your decor also get the lower-price treatment.
Skip the bar crawl Saturday night and save your club hopping for Sunday (July 9) afternoon, when Downtown Diva throws its Glow Summer Beauty Event at Mink Nightclub (150 Pearl). Between noon and 6 pm, makeover artists from Sephora, food editors from Wish Magazine and manicure mistresses from the Buff Nail Lounge will pamper lifestyle junkies. Jewellery and clothing designers are also on hand selling their collections at 25 to 30 per cent off. Tickets are $35 in advance from www.downtowndiva.ca or $40 at the door.
Big deal roundup
Girl Friday (740 Queen West, 416-364-2511) is having a sample sale today (Thursday, July 6) between 5 and 8 pm featuring 20 to 50 per cent discounts on spring and summer merchandise. Stop by Token (888 Queen West, 416-516-9586) this week to score 25 to 75 per cent off gift-perfect buys including Deep Steep beauty products and stylish neoprene Built NY wine totes.
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