Sales roundup: Holt Renfrew pop-up shop, $35 off at Over the Rainbow, designer denim sample sale, Cuisinart warehouse sale
FASHION AND BEAUTY
BURROUGHES HOLIDAY POP-UP
The original Burroughes showroom is open for four days as a temporary designer shop with home and fashion items, including pieces from Toronto menswear designer Philip Sparks, Canadian design store Made, DaLish Cosmetics and more. Dec. 3 to 6. 639 Queen St. W., burroughesstore.blogspot.com.
FIVE ON QUEEN WEST
This holiday sample sale (with lots of menswear) includes discounts on such brands as Rock and Republic, Buckler, Hugo Boss and True Religion. Dec. 3 to 6. 639 Queen St. W., 416-871-4431, shoppingaddicts.ca.
Laura-Jean Bernhardson has been designing the geek-chic line Fresh Baked Goods for 15 years. In celebration of the anniversary, all regular-price items from the label—cute dresses and knit sweaters galore—are 15 to 50 per cent off. 692 Queen St. W., 416-594-1313.
Women looking to do some early holiday shopping for the sartorially minded men in their lives should consider attending one of Gotstyle’s four evening Ladies Only events. There’ll be champagne, “hot male models,” gift wrapping and discounts. Dec. 9 and 10. 6–9. 489 King St. W., 416-260-9696, gsmen.com.
HOLIDAY POP-UP AT THE LOFT
Handbags, womenswear and accessories by four Canadian designers (Psalms 91:1, Brazen Hussy, 442 McAdam and Aime by Monica Mei) are on offer at this pop-up shop, alongside complimentary bubbly, cupcakes and mini-make-overs. Dec. 5 and 6. The Loft, 52 St. Lawrence St., Unit 324, 416-997-8608.
HOLT RENFREW POP-UP
Holts’ temporary shop in the King West Fashion House condo has a decidedly modern twist. The merchandise will not be organized by sex; instead, womenswear and menswear will be showcased together, creating a unisex look. Dec. 2 to 6. 560 King St. W., holtrenfrew.com.
Take a pair of old shoes or a handbag to Nine West (items will be donated to Goodwill) and receive $20 off any purchase of $100 or more. Until Dec. 13. Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge St., 416-977-8126.
…OF THINGS PAST
The consignment showroom’s pre-holiday sale includes discounts on all vintage, costume and fine jewellery. Until Dec. 6. 185 Bridgeland Ave., 416-256-9256, ofthingspast.com.
OVER THE RAINBOW
Get $35 off any purchase over $100 at the denim superstore with this coupon. Until Dec. 24. 101 Yorkville Ave., 416-967-7448, rainbowjeans.com.
RM BRIDAL AND FASHION
Toronto designer Réva Mivasagar is holding a pre-holiday private sale with 15 per cent off her fall collection and 10 per cent off all custom bridal orders. Brides-to-be should also check out the bridal samples, which are reduced up to 50 per cent. Until Dec. 15. 753 Queen St. W., 416-703-9308, revadesigns.com.
Bring in a non-perishable food item (it will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank) to this lovely womenswear boutique and receive 15 per cent off all fall and winter merchandise. Dec. 3. 6–9. 863 Queen St. W., 647-351-0724, robberstore.com.
Find shades from such designer brands as Versace, Ray-Ban and Escada for up to 70 per cent off at this sample sale. Dec. 2 to 24. 2601 Matheson Blvd. E., Mississauga, 905-629-8333.
The high-style menswear shop has marked down some items by 50 per cent, including pieces from Rick Owens, Dries Van Noten and Nom de Guerre. 795 Queen St. W., 416-603-3369, shopsydneys.com.
On-line boys’ clothing shop Tyke Threads is launching its first pop-up shop, which will run for two days. Look for reductions on both last and this season’s stock. Dec. 11 and 12. 10–7. 1390 Danforth Ave., tykethreads.com.
The annual Umbra factory sale is a must for home decorators and holiday shoppers on a budget. Dec. 12 and 13. Direct Energy Centre, Hall A, 100 Princes’ Blvd., umbra.com.
Stock up on slimming undergarments and hosiery for the party dress season at Wolford’s sale preview, where fall-winter 2009 styles are 40 per cent off. Until Dec. 2. 126A Cumberland St., 416-960-3441.
CUISINART AND CONAIR
Get deals on end-of-line toasters, blenders, food processors, hair dyers, curling irons and more at this warehouse sale. Dec. 4 to 6. 100 Conair Pkwy., Woodbridge, 905-265-4500.
Arguably the city’s most famous carpeting shop, Elte is hosting a rug and lighting sale with 20 per cent off many styles. Until Dec. 2. 80 Ronald Ave., 416-785-7885, elte.com.
This is Snob’s first-ever sale, smartly timed to the holiday shopping crush. There’s up to 50 per cent off the store’s gorgeous home decor pieces, like these handmade pillows. Until Dec. 19. 388 Carlaw Ave., 416-788-8778, snobstuff.com.
It’s the 34th annual William Ashley warehouse sale, which means you can save up to 90 per cent off stemware, housewares and dinnerware from such esteemed brands as Doulton, Wedgwood and Waterford. Until Dec. 6. Closed Tuesdays. 62 Railside Rd., williamashley.com.
GIVE A PUCK AT GREENSHAG
The bespoke menswear clothier GreenShag is known as much for its custom suits as its quirky cufflinks. This Thursday, for every pair of cufflinks sold, $20 will be donated to the Hockey Night in Canada Help Fund, which helps children who can’t afford to play. NHL memorabilia will also be on sale, with all of the proceeds going to the foundation. Dec. 3. 10–10. 670 Queen St. W., 416-360-7424, greenshag.com.
ONE OF A KIND SHOW
The pre-holiday Toronto tradition is back, with over 800 vendors selling just about everything: crafts, clothing, preserves and lots of stocking stuffer–friendly tchotchkes. Until Dec. 6. Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd., oneofakindshow.com.
The monthly Queen West market is back with Toronto-made jewellery, clothing and art. Dec. 12 and 13. Burroughes Building, 639 Queen St. W., portobelloeast.com.