If you've been saving up your shoe-shopping pennies for sale season (or even if you haven't), now's the time to stop by Balisi (668 College, 416-532-1074) to slip into a price-slashed new pair. Lethal pumps, stacked peep toes, sensible sneakers and stylish flats by big names including Steve Madden and Bos & Co. are at least 50 per cent off. Men's styles by Fly London and Sachatoo are also marked down. Pre-shop at www.balisi.com before you stop in.
Deal for dudes
It's almost time for fall styles to fly onto store shelves, and Gotstyle (489 King West, 416-260-9696, www.gsmen.com) is making room on its dapper racks with a summer sale on now. Spring season duds for prepsters, metros, shirt 'n' ties and other clothing-conscious guys are marked down by 25 to 75 per cent. Highlights include Lacoste sneaks, originally priced at $395, now $98, as well as deep-discounted polos, Ts and dress shirts. Designer dudes can score a $650 Jeans Paul Gaultier trench for $325.
Uptown furniture mecca Elte (80 Ronald, 416-785-7885, www.elte.com) and neighbouring bath superstore Ginger's (95 Ronald, 416-787-1787) are holding a seasonal sale on now. Swish area rugs, linens, furniture, lighting, accessories and decorative hardware are discounted by up to 50 per cent at Elte. Across the street at Ginger's, you'll find similar savings on kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Don't forget to dig through display models, overstock and discontinued lines for extra-deep savings.
Kiddies outgrow every pair of new kicks before they have time to untangle their triple-knotted laces, so skip the patent baby Gucci slippers and slide your little one's footies into a pair of Olly shoes. Upstanding and slightly less Eurotrashy brands like Diesel, Ecco, Addidas, Geox and Nine West Kids are marked down by up to 75 per cent now during Olly's summer clearance sale. Check out the deals at two Toronto locations: 2600 Yonge (416-487-3100) and Sherway Gardens (25 West Mall, 416-622-6522). www.ollyshoes.com.
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