Procter & Gamble's Look Fab Studio (33 Bloor East, www.lookfab.ca) is part of a fly-by-night beauty boutique trend that sees cosmetic companies setting up temporary storefronts to promote their brands. You can shop P&G's stable, including CoverGirl, Olay, Pantene, Clairol and Crest at this location until May 13. And don't forget to pick up a copy of our favourite Canadian beauty mag, Rouge (www.rougemag.com), when you visit. Editors are in-store every Wednesday between noon and 1 pm and Thursday between 5 and 6 pm to dish makeup tips.
Toronto designer furniture is building a loyal fan following, but local creations don't always come cheap. That's why you can't miss Koma Designs' (1239 Queen West, 416-532-5662, www.komadesigns.com) spring sale on until April 30. Vintage furniture, decor curiosities, groovy light fixtures and home outfitting pieces by some of the city's best indie furniture-making talents are marked down by up to 50 per cent. No visit to Koma is complete without a browse through its basement gallery space, so don't forget to head downstairs.
Until April 29, Tryst Lingerie (465 Eglinton West, 416-484-6678) will be donating one bra to the Circle of Warmth Clothing Bank for every two full-priced bras sold. Circle of Warmth, based in Flemingdon Park, provides new and gently worn clothes to Toronto families and individuals. Customers are also invited to bring in their lightly used brassieres to add to the donation. Tryst stocks sizes 28 to 52, AA to JJ and XS to 3XL.
Toronto vintage T-shirt online shop Defunkd.com has just released a series of mint-condition Ts from the original 1985 Live Aid event. Log on to the virtual store to access an eBay auction of the shirts that closes May 10. Proceeds go to Africa Aid's (www.africaaid.com) school lunch program, which provides meals for refugee kids in Ghana.
If you're stopping into the MADE show at the Gladstone (1214 Queen West) this weekend (see this week's My Style), don't miss the Fat Flea Market in the Art Bar on Sunday (April 29) between 10 am and 5 pm.