Sales roundup: sample sales for designer clothing, premium denim and women’s shoes
FASHION AND BEAUTY
DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE
Billed as the largest sample sale in Canada, this three-day event boasts over 40,000 pieces of designer labels and premium denim (J Brand, Paige, Hudson) from fall and winter collections, all marked down from 40 to 80 per cent. Full range of sizes available. Oct. 8 to 10. 11–9. Holiday Inn, 7095 Woodbine Ave., Markham, 416-399-9959, torontosamplesales.com.
Summer merchandise at this West Queen West store, which caters to both teens and adults, is discounted by 50 per cent. Their “garage sale”—taking place, naturally, in the former garage at the back of the store—features already discounted items (everything is under $50). 1036 Queen St. W., 416-516-8766.
JEAN SHOP TRUNK SHOW
Meet Eric Goldstein, the man behind premium denim label Jean Shop, for a trunk show at Lileo, the exclusive retailer for the brand in Toronto. Jean Shop is known for their use of Japanese salvage denim and hand-crafted details that lend its jeans a raw, vintage patina. While men’s styles are what the five-year-old label is most known for, they do carry women’s styles. Oct. 7. 12–8. Lileo, 55 Mill St., Bldg. 35, 416-416-1410, lileo.ca.
PETITE FEET SAMPLE SALE
Despite the title, there are 20,000 pairs of women’s shoes from sizes five to 12 and handbags at this Thanksgiving weekend sale. Franco Sarto, Lucky Brand and BCBGirls are some of the brands featured. Cash only. Oct. 10 to 12. 10–6. 10801 McCowan Rd., Markham, 416-998-7463.
Billed as “the only official Puma warehouse sale in Canada,” this event is a smart way to stock up on stylish gym gear: runners, bags, clothing and accessories are all marked down. October 8–12. The International Centre, Hall 4, 6900 Airport Rd, styledemocracy.com/?p=50.
The huge fall sale at Barrymore slashes up to 60 per cent off clearance items, 25 to 30 per cent off custom sofas, sectionals and chairs, dining room sets and bedroom furniture. 1168 Caledonia Rd., 416-532-2891, barrymorefurniture.com.
The condo-friendly furniture store is closing its Vaughan Mills store on November 1. That means that all items in both stores will be reduced by 20 to 75 per cent. Look for the best deals at the Vaughan location, as everything in the store must be sold. 171 East Liberty St., Unit 170, 416-922-2785; 255 Bass Pro Mills Dr., 416-922-2785, casalife.com.
This furniture shop on an ever-less-dingy strip of Dundas West is holding an inventory clearance sale: indoor items are 30 per cent off and outdoor are 40 per cent off, including amazing rattan daybeds and genie chairs. Get 20 per cent off lighting, too. 824 Dundas St. W., 416-762-0167, futedesign.com.
Renovators take note. This retailer of high-quality and high-design kitchen and bathroom fixtures is holding its Kitchen Sale Event, offering 20 per cent off most sinks, faucets and hardware. Some bathroom accessories are also marked down. 95 Ronald Ave., 416-787-1787, gingersbath.com.
Save up to 25 per cent off “all things lighting.” That means chandeliers, outdoor lighting, floor lamps, table lamps and custom shades are all marked down. 2434 Yonge St., 416-322-9422; 2901 Bayview Ave., 416-223-2055, restorationhardware.com.
BLUSH PRETTY HYDRATION EVENT
Beauty Web site Blush Pretty is hosting an evening of product sampling (brands include Olay, Pantene Pro-V, Dermaglow, DaLish, Cake Beauty and Cover Girl), make overs, hors d’oeuvres and wine. $20. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Oct. 25, 5–9. The Hudson Condominium Party Room, 493 King St. W., blushpretty.com.
INTERNATIONAL HOME SHOW
The fall shopping tradition is back, with plenty of deals on home furnishings and services as well as tips from such experts as Lynn Spence and Peter Falico. Oct. 9 to 11. $14. International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., 416-512-1305, home-show.net.