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Venerable outdoor store King Sol (639 Queen West) is calling it quits after 53 years. According to store manager Ira Meiteen, selling camping equipment — especially the kind available in department stores — is not the most profitable way to utilize valuable real estate. Look for sales of up to 90 per cent off. Everything, and they mean everything, must go. 416-504-3333.

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Looking for stylish contemporary Italian furniture? Check out Abitare Design (234 King East). This sale offers up to 50 per cent off selected merchandise. Sofas now start at $2,800, tables at $1,500, chairs at $250 and end tables at $280. Also on hand, one-of-a-kind design pieces to customize your space. Everything is imported directly from various Italian designers and manufacturers of the highest quality. If you can afford it, these are great deals. 416-363-1667.

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Hey there, this one is for all you starving artist types. If you’re looking for a good deal on art supplies, check out Gwartzman’s (448 Spadina), where 9-by-12-inch, 30-sheet sketch pads are going for $2 and Nu-Art acrylic paints in 60ml tubes for $1.94. You can also get 60-inch canvas for $4/yard and stretch it yourself. Sets of three to five assorted brushes are $1.50, sets of 12 15ml watercolour tubes are $5.71, and sets of 18 15ml acrylic paint tubes are $8.56. Don’t forget a palette — they start at 80 cents. 416-922-5429.

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Tom’s Place’s annual spring warehouse sale takes place through Sunday (March 24), Thursday and Friday 11 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm at the Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina, formerly the Bloor JCC). Prices are drastically reduced by 50 to 90 per cent. The merchandise includes a huge selection of business suits and casual clothes for men and women, and the designer labels include Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and DKNY. Suits ranging from $599 to $1,499 are now only $199 and up. Also check out a selection of men’s dress shirts from $19.99 and dress pants from $59.99. Leather jackets are $199 and up. 416-596-0297.

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