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The CBC Broadcast Centre (250 Front West, 905-666-0523) hosts the 16th annual Toronto Vintage Clothing and Textile Show and Sale Saturday (March 3). Over 30 retro dealers sell off vintage clothing and accessories, designer fashions, quilts, linens, lace, samplers and estate jewellery from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $7, with a portion of proceeds donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Canadian Cancer Society . www.torontovintageshow.com.
The Body Shop 's (100 Bloor West, 416-928-1180, and others, www.thebodyshop.ca) Rougeberry eau de toilette is part of a partnership with MTV Canada 's Staying Alive Foundation (www.staying-alive.org), which promotes HIV and AIDS prevention. The product is priced at $18, and an average of $9.45 from the sale of each bottle benefits "grassroots, youth-focused, HIV awareness activities around the world."
Town Shoes (131 Bloor West, 416-928-5062 and others) partners with the Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor West, 416-979-7799, www.batashoemuseum.ca) to promote its latest Chronicles Of Riches exhibition. Until April 29 (excluding the March 12 to 16 spring break rush), guests who bring along a Shoe-aholic voucher (at Town Shoes cashes) and purchase one regular-price admission receive a second admission free.
Distill (55 Mill, building #56, 416-304-0033, www.distillgallery.com), one of the biggest supporters of local designers and artists, fetes its fourth birthday with a four-day sale running from March 1 to 4. All inventory is marked down from between 25 to 40 per cent for the occasion. Browse the selection of crafty fashion accessories, artful clothing, gorgeous ceramics and creative glassware and take home a piece of Canada's thriving design scene.