Two of Toronto's freshest shops are in the midst of great mid-winter sales on locally cooked-up clothing. Kensington Market's Fresh Baked Goods (274 Augusta, 416-966-0123, www.freshbakedgoods.com) has pieces by Snoflake starting at $19, Dagg and Stacey jackets, skirts, pants and dresses marked down to $25 to $50, and their own line of knitwear discounted by 30 to 60 per cent.
Fresh Collective (692 Queen West, 416-594-1313, www.freshcollective. com) is featuring great deals on Flyball bags, Buttercup Days jewellery, Mushee kids' wear and more.
Feeling Body Blue
Body Blue 's (724 Queen West, 416-703-7601, and 201 Danforth, 416-778-7601, www.bodybluedenimlab.com) roster of denim labels reads like a who's-who of the luxury jean scene ( Seven , Citizens of Humanity , Diesel , Earnest Sewn and Nudie , to name a few). If budget-driven practicality reigns when you shop for your blues, though, now is the perfect time to scoop up a haute Body Blue pair. Hot jeans in every cut from skinny to flared are reduced by up to 70 per cent during this Last Chance Sale.
Purl of wisdom
If you've been locking yourself indoors to escape the recent cold snap, it might be time to switch up your usual thumb-twiddling routine and get a hobby. We hear knitting is popular with the kids these days, and local needle-and-yarn drop-in centre the Knit Café (1050 Queen West, 416-533-5648) offers a sweet deal during February to lure you to the DIY side. Register for any class and a friend can register, too, for half-price. Course descriptions and times are online at www. theknitcafetoronto.com.
For the boys
Finding a fella a suit isn't always the easiest or most budget-friendly shopping pursuit (flip over to the style pages next week for a full Take 5 spread on great on-sale sport jacket options), but Gotstyle (489 King West, 416-260-9696, www.gsmen.com) has got your dandy look and thinning wallet covered with its Last Chance Sale, on now. Fifty-per-cent-off discounts cover lines like Trovata , Tiger of Sweden , Ted Baker , Haight & Ashbury and Daniele Alessandrini . Go in for a deep 75-per-cent-off deal on Bally golf polos and Superdry shirts.
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