The style hunting do-gooders at TorontoStreetFashion.com host their second, semi-regular clothing swap Sunday (July 8) at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander). Wardrobe pack rats looking to offload a maximum of 10 gently used and unquestionably chic vintage, designer or bare-basic duds can drop off their haul between noon and 1 pm. Starting at 1 pm, you can dig out new wears until the swap wraps up at 3 pm. Leftover clothing will be donated to Planet Aid (160 Baldwin, 416-597-1749, and others). RSVP to Sonja@Torontostreetfashion.com .
Log on to online Canadian fashion shop www.paper-doll.com to surf through its selection of spring looks by homegrown labels, now discounted by up to 70 per cent. The local lineup includes House of Spy , Wonderlust and Thieves , along with finds from Montreal's Eve Gravel and BodyBag . OK47 shorts in black, brown or blue denim with amber-coloured sailor buttons are $50, or grab the empire-waisted Aspen top in crisp white cotton by Vancouver's Dace for $90.
Patriotically penny pinching
Canada Day cottagers and long weekend patio bums can still catch Kaolin Design 's (477 Dupont, 416-533-9337, www.kaolindesigns.com) Canada Day sale, running until Saturday (July 7). Stop in to browse the upper-Annex gallery and gift shop's selection of master-crafty goodies by owners William Roddy and Patricia O'Brien . A sale table exhibits one-off finds from O'Brien's urban pottery collection, marked down by 25 per cent. Roddy's furniture floor models, including 50s-future desks, cabinets and tables in lacquered wood, glass and steel, are also on sale.
Finishing Touches ' (3281 Yonge, 416-482-9034, www.ftouches.com) long lineup of international and local designer brands is marked down now for their summer Final Sale. Score discounts of up to 70 per cent on tanks, striped Ts, cropped pants, jeans, summer dresses, skirts, handbags and shoes by Canucks including Andy The-Anh , Lida Baday , Ca Va De Soi and Rita D and imports Andrew Marc , Cynthia Rowley , Hugo and Penny Black .
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