Sales roundup: Designer denim sale, 20 per cent off at Stylegarage, save up to 70 per cent at Preloved
Before sending the tykes off to camp, check out this sale at the kiddie outfitter Beansprout. Bathing suits, shoes and socks are marked down by 20 per cent, and seasonal footwear and togs are half price. Sizes available for newborns to 12-year-olds. 565 Mount Pleasant Rd., 416-932-3727, beansprout.ca.
Men who like their fashions fresh from the NYC meat-packing district should head to Buckler, where almost everything is 30 per cent off. Hyper-trendy dark-denim drop-crotch jeans are $228, down from $325. Bonus feature: a removable zip-off panel allows them to morph into regular-crotch jeans—perfect for when the fad peters out or the wearer starts to feel self-conscious, whichever comes first. 700 Queen St. W., 416-551-8441, bucklershowroom.com.
Just when everyone thought Cheap Mondays couldn’t get any cheaper, jeans at this store are now $55 (down from $69). Everything else is 25 to 50 per cent off, including—for all the Lady Gaga wannabes out there—a black, midriff-baring torpedo-bra corset for $135. 758 Queen St. W., 416-532-0347, shopcarteblanche.ca.
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 from 30 to 50 per cent. From July 11. 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 Bathurst fashion stalwart has reduced its entire spring line by up to 60 per cent. Look for flirty dresses from Tadashi and Nicole Miller at half price. To August 1. 86 Bathurst St., 416-703-0304, fredas.com.
Snag that perfect summer accessory and laugh at everyone who paid full price. Everything has been reduced by 25 per cent (new arrivals exempted), meaning a fringed leather hobo bag by Kenneth Cole is now $165 (down from $220), and mid-calf Dolce Vita gladiator sandals are $135 (down from $180). 682 Queen St. W., 416-362-4335, heelboy.com.
Holts lures in the recession weary with up to 60 per cent off men’s and women’s fashions and accessories. Need we say more? To July 16. 50 Bloor St. W., 416-960-2909, holtrenfrew.com, plus two other GTA locations.
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.
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 these 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.
Emily Dobbie, the owner of Liberty Village’s chic new CanCon-heavy clothing store, has marked everything down by 25 per cent. Already discounted items, including Dace shorts ($67), which Dobbie says are a summer must-have, are up to 50 per cent off. 171 East Liberty St., 647-347-7153, vocado.ca.
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.
The fine furnishings store is boasting a slew of deals, including 10 per cent off furniture and 25 per cent off other items. But don’t trust their math: we saw a cognac-hued sofa by the B.C. designer Van Gogh going for $1,195 (down from the original $1,579), and a bamboo-inlay wooden box was slashed to $70 from $140. Until July 19. 773 Queen St. W., 416-703-6185.
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 per cent to 40 per cent off. From July 11. 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). July 16 to August 16. 938 Queen St. W., 416-534-4343, stylegarage.com.