Sales roundup: premium denim sample sale, Canadian designer sale, pop-up shop at Thrush Holmes


ALYSSA AGENCY SAMPLE SALE Items from Fidelity Denim, Covet, Brave leather goods and G1 are all marked down by at least 50 per cent. Cash only. April 27 to 30. 2270 Dufferin St., Ste. 206, 416-782-4169,

FGI SAMPLE SALE Canadian designer clothes at major discounts are the raison d’être of this sale, which boasts pieces from Philip Sparks, David Dixon, Nada, Aime, Wayne Clark, Pat McDonagh and more. April 29 and 30. 10–7. 171 East Liberty St., Ste. 118 and 120,

GOTSTYLE At the Trade It All In Sale, men can hand over an old, boxy suit and receive $50 off a modern one.

Until May 31. 489 King St. W., 416-260-9696,

GUCCI TRUNK SHOW For one day, shoppers can get a sneak peak at Gucci’s fall 2010 collection, only at Holt Renfrew’s Bloor Street location. May 19. Holt Renfrew, 55 Bloor St. W., 416-922-2333,

HOUSE OF SPY STUDIO SALE Summer dresses and other warm-weather clothes from last year’s Beatrice Holloway and Maison collections are available at this weekend sale at 50 to 70 per cent off. May 1 and 2. 11–6. 258 Wallace Ave., Ste. 202, 416-516-0111,

JESSICA JENSEN TRUNK SHOW The Toronto designer is bringing her spring-summer collection of Italian leather handbags, wallets and coin purses—prices range from $198 to $1,298—to The Room. A leather-bound Jessica Jensen journal will be included with all purchases. April 28. Noon–6. The Bay, 176 Yonge St., 3rd flr.,

LACOSTE It’s a shoe-only warehouse sale, featuring the alligator-logoed men’s and women’s athletic and casual footwear. May 5­ to 9. International Centre, Hall 6, 6900 Airport Rd.,

PARASUCO Women’s jeans, tops, dresses and jackets are marked down by up to 80 per cent at this warehouse sale. April 29 to May 2. International Centre, Hall 6, 6900 Airport Rd.,

POP-UP SHOP ON QUEEN Spring clothing samples from Kenneth Cole, Ben Sherman, Pony, Gant and so on are featured at this four-day temporary store inside the Thrush Holmes Empire. April 29 to May 2. 1093 Queen St. W.

RIVINI BRIDAL TRUNK SHOW Get a closer look at Canadian designer Rita Vinieris’s exquisite spring 2010 gowns (and meet Vinieris), known for their femininity and flattering silhouettes. Appointment required. May 7 and 8. White, 19 Hazelton Ave., 416-849-9196,

TORONTO SAMPLE SALE TSS is hosting another premium denim sale (J Brand, Paige, Hudson and more are all on offer here), with men’s and women’s jeans marked down between 40 and 80 per cent. May 7 to 9. Sheraton, 600 Hwy. 7. E., Richmond Hill, 416-399-9959,


ELTE Rugs from the modern collection, which features bold and colourful prints, are now all 20 per cent off. Until May 9. 80 Ronald Ave., 416-785-7885,

INDE-ART DESIGN HOUSE At this end-of-season sale, on for the whole month of April, everything in this rustic furniture store is 30 per cent off. Until April 30. 388 Carlaw Ave., 416-543-4495,

STYLEGARAGE Sales on made-to-order furniture don’t come around often, but all custom orders—pieces tend to the sleek and modern and are heavy on exposed-grain wood—are 15 per cent off this month at Stylegarage. Until April 30. 938 Queen St. W., 416-534-4343,

QUASI MODO MODERN Vipp’s limited-edition bathroom collection, in the year’s hottest shade of turquoise, is 20 per cent off and includes pretty towels, trash cans, soap dispensers and toilet brush holders. Until April 30. 789 Queen St. W., 416-703-8300,

WEST ELM All outdoor furniture and accessories (dinnerware, lanterns, umbrellas) are now 15 per cent off. Until May 17. 109 Atlantic Ave., 416-537-0110,


STRUT FOR A CURE Jeanne Beker hosts this children’s cancer fundraiser, which includes a fashion show from one of Canada’s hottest design exports, Todd Lynn, a performance by Martina Sorbara’s Dragonette and special guest Coco Rocha, whose cousin created the event last year. May 27. $95. The Berkeley Church, 315 Queen St. E.,


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