Sales roundup: $30 off at Over the Rainbow, one-day Hermès sale, vintage clothing bazaar, Mercy sample sale
The midtown kidswear shop has marked down many of its brands by 20 per cent, including cute-as-a-button Hatley rainwear in wildlife prints. Until May 30. 565 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-932-3727, beansprout.ca.
On Thursday, everything at this local design co-op will be marked down between 20 and 60 per cent. Expect unique handmade clothing for kids and adults, as well as accessories. And, for those wanting to mingle, the 20 designers who make up the collective will be on hand to answer any satorial questions. May 28. 692 Queen St. W., 416-594-1313, freshcollective.com.
Hermès: A Special Silk and Accessories Sale
For those who’ve been coveting one of the luxury house’s iconic silk scarves, now’s the chance. This Thursday only, find discounts on scarves and accessories at this fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis research at St. Michael’s hospital. May 28. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W., North Building, room 203, 416-968-8626.
Mercy sample sale
Samples from both the spring and fall 2009 collections (expect mostly daywear), including dresses, jackets and tops, are discounted for this three-day event. Sizes 2–8. May 29–31. Mercy Studio, 176 John St., suite 501, 416-703-6635, mercystudio.com.
Miss Rowe pop-up store
This new Toronto label is sold exclusively at TNT, but this Saturday, fans of Ashley Rowe’s bold womenswear designs will be able to shop at a pop-up showroom inside the Toronto Fashion Incubator. Snap up discounted samples and pieces from recent collections. May 30. 285 Manitoba Dr., Studio 3, missrowe.com.
Sydney’s summer sale
Save up to 60 per cent on summer stock (brands include Raf Simons and Sabatino) at the Queen West menswear boutique. Also, be sure to check out the store’s new assortment of 316 jeans. 795 Queen St. W., 416-603-3369, sydneystoronto.com.
The Mississauga consignment shop with a knack for finding killer designer cast-offs is offering 25 per cent off all merchandise (except jewellery). Until May 31. 1679 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga, 905-823-2233, thinktwiceinc.net.
The condo-friendly home outfitter (which specializes in multi-purpose furnishings) is offering between 20 and 80 per cent off floor models. Until May 31. 171 East Liberty St., Unit 170; Vaughan Mills, 250 Bass Pro Mills Dr., 416-922-2785; casalife.com.
This charity event is a great incentive to clean out the closet. Bring three or four pieces of unwanted (yet still stylish) clothes and trade ’em in for someone else’s cast-offs. Items must be in top-notch condition, clean, less than two years old and of a “quality label.” While organizers sort the goods by size, guests are treated to cocktails and nibbles. RSVP by June 1 at swap2support.eventbrite.com. June 5, 7 p.m., $20, 416 De Grassi St.
The Style Advisory Council is hosting a costume party to celebrate androgyny in fashion. A panel discussion featuring Toronto designer Mikhael Kale, and writers David Livingstone and Derek McCormack gets the evening started. Reservation required. June 4. $45. Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave., 416-599-5321, textilemuseum.ca.
Toronto Vintage Fashion Bazaar
Hunt down vintage (and vintage-inspired) spring and summer clothing and accessories (mostly for women) curated by Toronto’s indie vintage retailers, fashion journalists and stylists. $5. May 31. 294 College St., 2nd floor, studio.to.