This dress call
Go east tonight (Thursday, February 7), Damzels in this Dress devotees, for the opening shopping night of the Doll Factory by Damzels (1122 Queen East, 416-598-0509) Valentine’s Cocktails And Frock Sale. The annual event offers 50 per cent off discounts on the shop’s collection of feminine, rocked-out clothing and accessories. Tonight’s soiree is from 5 to 8 pm, and the promo continues until Sunday (February 10) during regular business hours.
You have until Saturday (February 9) to visit Kaolin Designs (477 Dupont, 416-533-9337, www.kaolindesigns.com) for the tail end of the 20th annual winter sale. Two decades’ worth of savings add up to half-price contemporary pottery, including end-of-line and extra pieces, furniture and sculpture by owners William Roddy and Patricia O’Brien. Clocks, puzzles, magnets, tin toys and other home accessories also get a half-off price chop.
Day of the dead
Spend the weekend cleaning out your underwear drawer, because Dead Bra Day is back at Secrets from Your Sister (560 Bloor West, 416-538-1234, www.secretsfromyoursister.com). On February 13, customers are invited to bring their old bras into the shop to exchange for a 20 per cent discount on the purchase of new brassieres. Pick from push-ups and strapless styles by Fantasie, Freya, Chantelle, Princesse Tam Tam, Shock Absorber, Elle Macpherson, Betsey Johnson and Panache. Donations in good condition will be given to the Women’s Own Detox Centre Fund.
Lost romantics with a wide-open February 14 schedule don’t have to brave the big V holiday alone. You might not be getting any, but that doesn’t mean you can’t overcompensate with a single-friendly Valentine’s Day event. B. Skin and Impossible Diva Bath and Beauty (766 King West) host I’m Single & Fabulous and invite you in for a manicure, a cupcake and a shop from 6 to 9 pm. Call 647-222-9054 to reserve your spot.