Sometimes you have to get into a car to find the best deals. Borrow one if you have to. You won't regret it.
Beautiful shoes for as little as $2? Damn straight, it's What Girls Want (161 Main, Unionville, 905-305-0999) in a retail shoe store. Thanks to Hill Street Blues ' (10520 Yonge, Richmond Hill, 905-737-3936) buy-one, get-the-next-pair-half-price policy, nothing comes between you and your designer jeans.
Linen, china, decor items, seasonal merch, bras - Treasure Lots (107 Doncaster, Thornhill, 905-763-8087) has it all (no, really, you have no idea) at up to 80 per cent off.
Speaking of outlets, Orfus Road (west off Dufferin, south of Lawrence) is a haven where Roots , Kitchen Stuff Plus and Le Chateau all have spots. And don't forget the Markham Mall at Woodbine and Highway 7, where you can find another Jacob , Club Monaco and another Roots outlet, plus a mammoth Winners .
Score straight-up designer ladies' wear - samples and overstock - at the Rococo Designers Outlet (14799 Yonge, 905-726-8977) for at least 50 to 80 per cent off.
Realize your champagne dreams of high thread counts and Egyptian cotton at Canalite (52 West Beaver Creek, Unit 8, Richmond Hill, 905-886-6737), a superstore full of beer-budget bed and bath linens.
Toy time is just around the corner, so do a seasonal stock-up at Miko Toy Warehouse (60 East Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill, 905-771-8714), where childish desires can be appeased minus arm-and-a-leg pricing.