Guilt full and free
There's no guiltier pleasure than scoring high fashion for a low price, and that's what's in store at the Toronto Fashion Incubator's (fashionincubator.com) annual Guilty Pleasures sale at the Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West). On February 7 between 2 and 5:30 pm, shop TFI member labels plus free makeovers at DaLish's (dalishcosmetics.com) Beauty Bar. Cash is preferred, though some vendors may accept plastic.
Sweet deal blizzard
Is it a sign of the tough economic times or just the usual push to perk shoppers up from January's shopping blahs that we have a blizzard of sale listings to deliver this week? Whatever the cause, shop away!
Preloved's (preloved.ca) Warehouse Sale ends today (Thursday, January 29) at the company's Queen and Bathurst head office (24 Ryerson). Samples and older season stock are priced between $10 and $50.
Hazelton Lanes (87 Avenue Rd, 416-968-8680) hosts its Take Me Now winter sale until February 4, featuring discounts of up to 70 per cent at the mall's fashion and decor retailers.
New spring stock is already arriving at Body Blue (199 Danforth, 416-778-7601; and 724 Queen West, 416-703-7601), but you can still find leftover winter denim reduced by up to 75 per cent.
If you're not in a sale rush, you have until the end of February to pick up crafty clothing and accessories during Fresh Collective's (692 Queen West, 416-594-1313) Super Duper Sale.
Get yourself to Gotstyle (489 King West, 416-260-9696), where winter clearance menswear is now marked down an additional 10 per cent.
Grreat Stuff (870 Queen West, 416-533-7680) has made further reductions on its discounted men's shirts, pants, sweaters, suits and outerwear. Prices are now reduced up to 70 per cent.
Koma Design's (1239 Queen West, 416-532-5662, komadesigns.com) Winter's Eve sale continues until Saturday (January 31) with discounts of up to 75 per cent on vintage and industrial furniture and home accessories.
After a long day of sale shopping, chill out at Buff Nail Lounge (117 Front East, 416-913-8880, buffnails.com), where the winter special is the Buff "Naked" Pedi for $32.