Commesse on the cheap
Roncesvalles size-14-to-24 boutique Commesse (412 Roncesvalles, 516-533-2258) is holding its annual winter sale. Fall/winter separates including sweaters, cords, silk camis and other figure-flattering styles by labels like Togs , JNY , Point Zero , Nine West , Kasper and Jeanstar are marked down at least 30 per cent. Felted wool and tweed headwear by Ophelie Hats and a smart handbag selection are also on sale. The promo continues until spring stock arrives in March.
The Freedom Clothing Collective is planning to revamp its west-end storefront (939 Bloor West, 647-235-3900, www.freedomclothingcollective.com) and holding a renovation sale until Sunday (February 4). Look for Freedom Collection wool jackets originally priced at $140, now $100, and wrap dresses marked down to $49 from $69. Get discounts of 50 per cent on leftover fall stock including Jenn Aiken 's slip selection and skirts by Jenn Young , while perfectly picked vintage items are 25 per cent off. Bring in a non-perishable food donation and get your purchase tax-free.
Home improvers who are spending weekends classing up the homestead should check out Kaolin Designs ' (477 Dupont, 416-533-9337, www.kaolindesigns.com) 19th annual winter sale, on until Sunday (February 4). Owners Patricia O'Brien and William Roddy have discounted their collection of pottery, wall art and mirrors by up to 50 per cent. Furniture (including Roddy's shelving units, cabinets, curios and TV stands), sculpture and accessories are also half off.
The Japan Foundation (131 Bloor West, 416-966-1600, www.japanfoundationcanada.org) exhibits the work of Japanese ceramic designer Masahiro Mori from today (Thursday, February 1) to May 5. His revolutionary signature modern look is highlighted in the Shell series of earthy blue, red and white plates and bowls featuring basket weave and pinstriped textures, while his love of practicality and functionality stands out in the modern curves of his G-type soy sauce bottle. Admission is free. Weekdays 11:30 am to 4:30, Thursdays to 7 pm, Saturday (February 3), March 3, April 14 and May 5 noon to 5 pm.
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