After operating two Toronto shops, Fleurtje is marking its 10th year by consolidating its accessories stock into the Distillery District location (55 Mill, building 74, studio 106, 416-364-6472) in February. Until the end of this month, you can shop the Queen West store (764 Queen West, 416-504-5552, www.fleurtjebags.com), where everything including signature bags is marked down 10 per cent. The Distillery space will also sell select locally made jewellery and knits by Millicent Vee.
Even the most luxe malls can’t deny the draw of an old-fashioned sidewalk sale, and uptown plaza Bayview Village’s (2901 Bayview, 416-226-0404, www.bayviewvillageshops.com) semi-annual event is on now through Sunday (January 20). Retailers taking part in the grand discount tour include Andrew’s, Belle de Provence, Body Shop, Browns, Crisca, Davids, Ecco, Honey, Mendocino, Nike Toronto, Nine West, RK, Rudsak and Vivian Shyu. Miraculously, Bayview Village is on the subway line, so you can leave your wheels at home unless you plan on scoring a trunkful of purchases.
Every stylish and smart person knows this is the time of year to study your closet and fill in any holes on the cheap during the season’s glut of post-holiday sales. If you’re low on indie fashion items, Freedom Clothing Collective (939 Bloor West, 416-530-9946, www.freedomclothingcollective.com) has discounted its entire clothing by 25 per cent. This includes Soy Designs screened Ts, I Heart Cake remade vintage and AKA menswear.
Dipsy-doodling winter temperatures aren’t doing your cracking cuticles any good, but Flow Nail Spa (753 Queen West, 416-955-0714) is extending a helping hand. The manicure mecca has put together a mid-winter package including Flow Mani, a bottle of vitamin- rich cuticle oil, rubber gloves and a natural fibre nail brush for $25. If this beauty arsenal doesn’t get your freshly polished digits through the weekend, you’re out of luck.
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