Yorkville's George C boutique (21 Hazelton, 416-962-1991, www.georgec.ca), located in a posh but refreshingly unpretentious three-storey townhouse, is stocked with high-style lines that hint at fashion savvy instead of screaming "label skank!" Its Great Summer Sale, on now, stars discounts of up to 70 per cent on selected designer clothing and accessories by in-the-know men's and women's brands including Costume National, Derek Lam, Y3, Doo.Ri, Car Shoe, Neil Barrett, Cesare Paciotti and others.
Fleurtje's (764 Queen West, 416-504-5552) lineup of Canadian-made clothing, handbags and accessories is marked down by up to 50 per cent until July 31. Clients on the shop's mailing list who bring in the sale announcement e-mail get an additional 10 per cent off - but Fleurtje's offering the option of saving trees by just mentioning the e-mail, so we don't see why you can't, too.
Shoozy of a deal
If you haven't stopped into the new Davids (66 Bloor West, 416-920-1000) and Capezio (70 Bloor West, 416-920-1006) stores at Bay and Bloor yet, there's no better time than now, since both shops are pushing major discounts on spring and summer footwear.
Davids' stock of designer brands including Michael Kors, Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs and Sperry Top-Spider is discounted by up to 60 per cent.
Next door at Capezio, the discounts rise to 70 per cent off on mid-range lines like Lacoste, Puma, DKNY, BCBG and Miss Sixty. For other Davids and Capezio locations, log on to www.davidsfootwear.com and www.capezioshoes.ca.
Grassroots (372 Danforth, 416-466-2841, and 408 Bloor West, 416-944-1993, www.grassrootsstore.com) offers 10 per cent discounts online on eco titles to add some sustainable options to your summer reading list. Grand green poobah Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth is $33.26, or get your house in earth-friendly order with Better Basics For The Home for $24.30. Get cooking with La Dolce Vegan ($22.46) or grab NOW Magazine writer Adria Vasil's terrific Ecoholic tome for $22.46.
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