The good, deal-sharing Shopping Addict Sample Sale (www.shoppingaddicts.ca) folks suggest you take care of treating yourself to some mid-season fall fashion before beginning the annual holiday gift hunt, and we couldn't agree more. They're launching their new 129 Spadina (416-203-9067) location November 8 to 12 with a designer warehouse sale of brands including Penguin, Diesel, Citizens of Humanity, BCBG, Laundry and Selected. Discounts range from 30 to 80 per cent, so the price is right for selfish and selfless buys.
Squinting your way through your day might be keeping away the "four-eyes" catcalls, but there comes a time when those with less than 20/20 vision have to give up telephone-pole-bumping and give in to glasses. To guarantee a smooth transition to specs, Josephson Opticians' (60 Bloor West, 416-964-7070, and others, www.josephson.ca) November eyewear sale is on now to December 2. Stylish frames by brands including Alain Mikli, Starck and Oliver Peoples are discounted by up to 70 per cent at the chain's six Toronto locations.
Nathalie-Roze Fischer is gearing up for another Crafternoon Tea sale November 25 at the Queen East Presbyterian Church (947 Queen East), but to whet your local-fashion-lovin' appetite, she's holding a trunk show at her Nathalie-Roze and Co. boutique (1015 Queen East, 416-792-1699) on Thursday, November 9. Toronto faves Snoflake and Dagg and Stacey will be featured, and their selection of current-season clothing and samples will be 20 per cent off. The event runs from 6 to 10 pm, and the first 10 early birds receive a goody bag.
Next to the off-price holiday goodies on sale this season at Winners stores (110 Bloor East, 416-920-0193, and others) and HomeSense (1840 the Queensway, 416-621-4275, and others) is a selection of discounted green and red candles launched to benefit the Canadian Women's Foundation (www.cdnwomen.org). Each pillar sells for $2.99, and proceeds support the CWF's job training and skills development program. Log on to www.winners.ca and www.homesense.ca for a complete list of Toronto locations.
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