Payless (237 Yonge, 416-362-6415, and others, www.payless.com) has tapped a lineup of guest designers to add their creative flair to its chic-on-the-cheap footwear. Look for emerging names like Laura Poretzky for Abaeté , Lela Rose and Stacey Bendet of alice + olivia and stylist staple Patricia Field to pop up on Payless shelves. The current summer line includes sporty loafers, pin-up platforms, thong sandals and candy-coloured flats along with carry-all totes and handbags, all priced under $50.
Koma Designs (1239 Queen West, 416-532-5662, www.komadesigns.com) owner Jamie Cheveldeyoff is revamping his Parkdale shop to focus on the sale of furniture and lighting pieces and his downstairs gallery space. That means a storeful of decor doodads and gift items are half-price. Select furniture and lighting pieces also get discounted during the overhaul sale on now till the end of June.
Between doo-wops, skiddly-doops and skat-a-tat-tats at the Toronto Jazz Festival (June 22 to July 1), shop the event's Artisan's Village . More than 40 local and international exhibitors staff their booths in Nathan Philips Square, including Stardust Jewellery , Diego Vargas 's hand-painted saxophones, Sinate Creations fashion, Kalabandar Indian silks and Rivendel Soap Factory 's veggie-friendly soap buds. Log on to www.torontojazz.com to browse a full list of participating vendors.
Yorkville salon Taz Hair Co. (11 Yorkville, 416-922-6060, www.tazhair.com) is collaborating with students from Martingrove Collegiate in Etobicoke on a cut-athon for the Canadian Cancer Society on Wednesday (June 27). The day after their prom, 25 to 30 students will have their locks chopped. Contact Taz if you'd like to make a donation on behalf of the school.
The entire Preloved store (613 Queen West, 416-504-8704, www.preloved.ca) goes 30 to 70 per cent off today through Sunday (June 21 to 24). Look out for skirts made from vintage men's dress shirts and colourful muumuus and classic light summer jackets and dresses created from reclaimed trench coats.
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