Koma price chop
Don't be scared off by the End Of The World Sale title Koma Designs (1239 Queen West, 416-532-5662, www.komadesigns.com) owner Jamie Cheveldeyoff has chosen for the Parkdale furniture shop and gallery's fall promotion, on now. Its Armageddon reference is there to hype the deep 40 per cent discount Cheveldeyoff is offering on his super-cool collection of housewares, vintage finds and interior design curiosities. Pick up retro light fixtures, reclaimed designer chairs and new home collectibles to style up your airy loft or musty, retro den. Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.
If your place looks like your spring cleaning blitz never happened, it might be smart to add in a semi-annual fall tidy-up. Grassroots (372 Danforth, 416-466-2841, and other, www.grassrootsstore.com) has marked down its Nature Clean product collection for the month of September to help you spruce up your pad on the cheap. Pick up a 4-Pack cleaning kit, including a cream, toilet bowl and oven cleaner and a bottle of fruit and veggie wash, marked down by 25 per cent to $10.88. Monday to Saturday 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 6 pm.
Shopgirls Tina Griffin and Michelle Germain hold one of their boutique fashion bazaars Saturday (September 23) at Gypsy Co-op (815 Queen West) from 1 to 4 pm. Look for nubbly knit boleros and shrugs by Lizzie Mac, nature-inspired M.O.T.H. Metier jewellery, Diggit porcelain plates by moonlighting shoe designer Dean Tzenos and cheery, colourful necklaces, bracelets and earrings by Loophole's Cheray Corrado. Admission is free. www.shopgirls.ca.
Goodwill to all
Our thrift-shop-picking skills are getting a little rusty because of the city's ever-growing roster of chic and cheap vintage stores. Re-focus your Goodwill eye and reconnect with the thrill of the retro hunt at the X-tra Thrifty Thursday sale on today (Thursday, September 21) at all Goodwill stores in the GTA. Already rock-bottom prices on gently used clothing, accessories, books and household items have been slashed an additional 50 per cent. Log on to www.goodwill.on.ca to track down the store closest to you.
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