Sales roundup: designer sample sale, Canadian fashion at the Drake, 70 per cent off Proenza Schouler
Tucked away in Toronto’s most chi-chi alleyway, this winsome boutique is offering up to 50 per cent off summer shoes, bags, and—just in time for resumption of ferry services to the island—sundresses. A Roberta Freymann tunic ($75) would be perfect for Ward’s beach. 5 Old York Lane, 416-922-4248, augustinaboutiques.com.
Montreal’s clothier to the rich and flawless has slashed the prices of his ready-to-wear line in half. A beautifully draped summer suit for women is now $472. Until early August. 83 Yorkville Ave., 416-921-2639, andytheanh.com.
THE CASHMERE SHOP
Just because it’s summer, it 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.
The Parisian label has marked down spring and summer wear by 50 per cent. The “rangun,” a two-piece cotton crinkle top—wash it, crinkle it and wear it—is down to $175. 101 Yorkville Ave., 416-483-0495.
The purveyor of fun vintage party clothes is holding a half-price sale on all its frocks. Now’s the time to snag a retro prom dress. (Wedding and art deco gowns exempted.) 28 Cumberland St., 416-324-9759.
The “mini-department store” of couture collections is knocking 70 per cent off as a final discount on all summer designs and accessories. It might not make Proenza Schouler a bargain, but it will lessen the sting. 21 Hazelton Ave., 416-962-1991, georgec.ca.
As the new fall items have arrived, all spring and summer wear has been knocked down by 50 per cent. A few doors down, Hugo Boss Shoes and Accessories (138 Cumberland St.) is offering an even sweeter 60 per cent off. 153 Cumberland St., 416-962-2677.
The Toronto location of this Vancouver-born company opened on the Ossington strip less than a year ago, and has been outfitting the city’s style mavens in brands like Acne and Opening Ceremony ever since. Now the less deep-pocketed can benefit: the store has marked down men’s and womenswear by up to 70 per cent. 49 Ossington Ave., 416-849-5956, jonathanandolivia.com.
OVER THE RAINBOW
Over the moon is more like it, if you’re shopping for jeans by True Religion, Seven and Penguin. This is now the store’s third markdown this season, bringing discounts to 70 per cent. 101 Yorkville Ave., 416-967-7448, rainbowjeans.com.
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. 1250 Bay St., 416-923-7397.
Much of the spring and summer lines at this vintage-remix institution are discounted by 30 to 70 per cent. A mega-volume, high-waisted peasant skirt is $49 (down from $149). 881 Queen St. W., 416-504-8704, preloved.ca.
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 down to $198 from $495. 1240 Bay St., 416-961-7989.
The menswear store is advertising up to 75 per cent off spring and summer, including Band of Outsiders button-down shirts ($100–$125, down from $250) and Dries van Noten suits ($750, down from $1,500). 795 Queen St. W., 416-603-3369, sydneystoronto.com.
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.
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. They specialize 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 and others. 232 King St. E., 416-203-6813, roomy.ca.
Take 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; the black leather incarnation is $1,160. To August 16. 938 Queen St. W., 416-534-4343, stylegarage.com.
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.
PURE AND SIMPLE
The OM facial, which uses ayurvedic techniques and massage to de-stress the body, is $75 (regularly $125) this month and includes a free oxygen treatment. Products from the house line, like a peach enzyme treatment, are 20 to 25 per cent off. 27 Bellair St., 416-924-6555; plus four other GTA locations, pureandsimple.ca.
38th ANNUAL SUMMER ANTIQUES SALE
Not the average mothball-ridden sofa dump, this annual antiques extravaganza specializes in everything from edgy vintage pieces to fine Parisian furnishings. Until August 9. Sherway Gardens, Highway 427 and the Q.E.W., 416-621-1070, asinter.com.
SHERATON HOTEL’S SAMPLE SALE
The Richmond Hill location is the site of a gigantic, three-day sample sale blowout of high-end denim and more. A few figures that might justify the drive: 200 designer brands, 40,000 items, and discounts of 40 to 80 per cent. August 13 to 15. 600 Highway 7 E., 416-399-9599, torontosamplesales.com.
SHOPGIRLS AT THE DRAKE HOTEL
This one-night sale in Room 222 of the Drake showcases clothes, accessories and art from more than 80 Canadian designers. Mingle on the rooftop patio and share a drink with some of the designers or get a mini make-over from stylist Wendy Woods. August 6. 1150 Queen St. W., 416-534-7467, shopgirls.ca.