A cozy bed is a must for surviving the chilly winter months, and Grassroots (372 Danforth, 416-466-2841; 408 Bloor West, 416-944-1993, www.grassrootsstore.com) is ready to help you keep organically warm under the covers. Cotton, wool and natural rubber mattresses are marked down by 20 per cent. Top them with certified organic cotton sheets, pillows and mattress pads, also discounted by 20 per cent, as are sets of towels for the loo.
Boutique Le Trou loves you
Drop by Boutique Le Trou (940 Queen West, 416-516-7122) now to stock up on deep-discounted Canadian and international designer fashion. And if you’re ready to drop some major dough, owner Marlene Shiff has a deal for you. If you spend more than $500, she’ll give you a free piece of clothing. Feeling a tad thriftier? Sarah Pacini is still 25 to 40 per cent off, Penny Black is marked down by 40 per cent, and Project Runway Canada runner-up Lucian Matis’s collection is also 25 per cent off.
If a stampede of holiday visitors and messy house guests has left your home looking a little worn out, check out the winter sale at Elte (80 Ronald, 416-785-7885, www.elte.com) before January 31. Select area rugs, linens, furniture, lighting, accessories and decorative hardware are 50 per cent off. Across the street at Ginger’s (95 Ronald, 416-787-1787), kitchen and bathroom fixtures get the same half-price treatment.
Wash Up & Brush bargoons
Wash Up & Brush Co. (107 Danforth, 416-484-8592, www.washupandbrush.com) is coming down from a mega Boxing Week sale, but all the deals haven’t dried up yet. You can still find chic handbags from Suede & Co., Matt & Nat and select Rudsak pieces discounted by 25 to 50 per cent. Portolano gloves, hats and scarves are also priced at 30 to 50 per cent off. If you didn’t visit over the holidays, you should know that the shop has recently expanded its retail square footage into the former salon space, and it’s already stocked with great accessory, beauty and gift goodies.
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