Preloved (613 Queen West, 416-504-8704, www.preloved.ca) keeps rolling out the deals, and this weekend's (October 20 to 22) Fall In Love Sale features a 30- to 70-per-cent price drop. The promo is timed to coincide with the shopping fever stirred up by the last days of Toronto Fashion Week. Warm-you-through-winter buys include tunics, jackets and men's V-neck pullovers reconstructed with vintage sweater and sweatshirt patches.
It's time to clear your pad's nooks and crannies of forgotten sports and camping stuff and schlep it down to Mountain Equipment Co-op for MEC's annual Fall Gear Swap. Until Friday (October 20), outdoorsies can drop off clothing along with climbing, cycling and snow sport accessories at 400 King West (416-340-2667, www. mec. ca). The Gear Swap takes place at the same MEC outlet on Sunday (October 22) between 11 am and 1 pm.
You bargain hunters should start rehearsing your fake sick phone voice (sniffle, cough! cough!) to explain why you're skipping work on Wednesday, October 25, to attend the 82nd Hadassah-WIZO Bazaar at the Direct Energy Centre (formerly the National Trade Centre, Exhibition Place). Truant shoppers can score the usual mix of discounted denim, shoes, bridal wear, evening gowns, toys, housewares and gift goodies between 9 am and 7 pm. Admission is $4, benefiting Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and other social and educational charities. www.hadassahwizoto.ca.
If you've ever visited the Jeanne Lottie handbag showroom on Yorkville, its explosion of pink, floral and frilly decor is a concentrated hint of the girly scheme company founder Jane Iprecreates annually for her Pink Bedroom Party. This year's event, tomorrow night (Friday, October 20) at the Liberty Grand (Exhibition Place), has a celebrity theme and benefits breast cancer research at Princess Margaret Hospital. Dinner tickets are $250, but after-party entry including a performance by Jacksoul is only $65. Visit www.pinkbedroomparty.com for more info.
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