Sales roundup: 50 per cent off at Hugo Boss, 60 per cent off Fred Perry at Delphic, floor model furniture sale
THE CASHMERE SHOP
Just because it’s summer (sort of) doesn’t mean there’s no place for cashmere—especially when it’s on sale. Thin, seasonally appropriate short-sleeved cardigans are now $199, as are pastel-coloured wraps (down from $299). 24 Bellair St., 416-925-0831.
Make like Sarah Slean and snap up a dress (or two) designed by these Ryerson fashion program alumnae: selected items at the store are discounted 30 to 50 per cent. 654 Queen St. W., 416-360-7249, comrags.com.
The store is offering discounts of up to 60 per cent off duds by such heavy-hitting designers as Fred Perry, Pringle and Henrik Vibskov. Satisfy the inner Gossip Girl with a short black Fred Perry dress for $135 (originally $225). 706 Queen St. W., 416-603-3334.
The purveyor of fun vintage party frocks is holding a half-price sale on all its dresses. Now’s the time to snag a retro prom dress. (Wedding and art deco gowns exempted.) 28 Cumberland St., 416-324-9759.
The new fall items have arrived, so all spring and summer wear is knocked down by 50 per cent. Denim and dresses are knocked down an extra 20 per cent off that, but they are going quickly. 153 Cumberland St., 416-962-4846.
OVER THE RAINBOW
Over the moon is more like it, if you’re shopping for jeans by True Religion, Seven and Penguin. This is the store’s second markdown this season, bringing discounts to 50 per cent. 101 Yorkville Ave., 416-967-7448, rainbowjeans.com.
Prep for the end of the recession at recessionary prices: the Yorkville tailor is offering sales on made-to-measure suits, up to 50 per cent off dress shirts, and 30 per cent off other items, like summer sweaters by Paul and Shark. Lucky shoppers may even be able to snag a discount on a custom suit. Fortune favours the thrifty. 1250 Bay St., 416-923-7397.
The annual summer sale bonanza at this vintage-remix institution is over, but much of the spring and summer line is still discounted by 30 to 70 per cent. A mega-volume high-waisted peasant skirt is $49 (down from $149), and a denim mini is $35 (originally $49). 881 Queen St. W., 416-504-8704, preloved.ca.
The West Queen West boutique is offering 30 per cent off handbags and up to 70 per cent off selected shoe styles, including 30 per cent off a pair of very au courant lace-up wedges by Bronx ($156). 690 Queen St. W., 416-366-5394, responseclothing.com.
This petite new shop’s end-of-season sale includes spring clothing from Built by Wendy, Dace, Permanent Vacation and others, all marked down 25 to 40 per cent. 863 Queen St. W., 647-351-0724, robberstore.com.
Big and little feet should walk themselves into Specchio, where discounts on final pairs (mostly sizes 6 and under or 9 and up) are up to 80 per cent off. One set of strappy Barbara Bui heels is marked all the way down to $198 from $495, but come quickly, before the new arrivals take over. 1240 Bay St., 416-961-7989.
Surface to Air tees ($87, down from $145) and a stylish Stüssy fedora made from paper (now $30) are among the items reduced by up to 70 per cent at this end-of-summer sale. 26 Bellair St., 416-920-2281, uncleotis.com.
The Yorkville antiques shop is having a retirement sale. Go congratulate them while scoping out discounts of 10 to 50 per cent. 132 Cumberland St., 416-964-1362.
Floor models are up to half off, and promotional items are marked down by 20 to 55 per cent at this temple to modernism, including the oak-veneer Wave bed, going for $1,297 (down from $2,000). 570 Queen St. W., 416-362-5222, blvdinteriors.com.
ELTE AND GINGER’S
The furnishings and hardware duo is offering mad discounts. Thousands of rugs will be marked down by 20 per cent, and everything from beds to bathtubs to broadloom can be had for 30 to 40 per cent off. 80 and 95 Ronald Ave., 416-785-7885, 416-787-1787, elte.com.
ROOMY HOME INTERIORS
In anticipation of its late-August reno, the store has discounted many of its floor models by 25 to 50 per cent. Roomy Home Interiors specializes in space-saving designs for the condo crowd—the kind of customers who appreciate the irony of owning something called the Irony chair ($110, down from $275). They’ve also discounted paintings by the local artist Danielle O’Connor Akiyama. 232 King St. E., 416-203-6813, roomy.ca.
Score 20 per cent off all Gus*Modern upholstered goods, which includes most of the sofas and chairs in the shop. The sleek, virginal-white Trudeau chair is down to $920; better yet, the not-so-virginal black leather incarnation is $1,160 (much more befitting of its namesake). To August 16. 938 Queen St. W., 416-534-4343, stylegarage.com.
PURE AND SIMPLE
July’s special is the Super Hydrating facial ($75); the new, off-puttingly named Lymphomaniac facial is $85 (down from $105). Bonus: this month, all facials come with a free oxygen treatment. From the store’s own beauty line, gel masks and rosehip oil are both 20 per cent off, and Martina Gebhardt lotions are marked down by 15 per cent. 27 Bellair St., 416-924-6555; plus three other GTA locations, pureandsimple.ca.
BLOSSOM BATH AND BODY
The exclusive beauty retailer has reduced various collections by 50 per cent, including body care from Pangea Organics, French perfume by Crazylibellule and the Poppies, and Me! Bath ice cream bath bombs. TD Centre, 66 Wellington St. W., 416-364-8311.
Makeup by Francesca Guerrera and Hourglass are 50 per cent and 25 per cent off respectively, but other deals abound. Buy a Diana B. scrub ($68) and get free body wash; or spend $78 on Gabriel Couzian body lotion and score a free hand cream. 25 Bellair St., 416-513-1603, pircosmetics.com.