Sales roundup: downtown sample sale, Monique Lhuillier trunk show, National Bridal Show
FASHION AND BEAUTY
The kidswear store has marked down its summer clothes by up to 70 per cent. A pre-winter snowsuit sale (scary, we know) means the outerwear is 20 per cent off. Until Sept. 15. 565 Mount Pleasant Rd., 416-932-3727.
GAP/BANANA REPUBLIC/OLD NAVY
Last week, Gap Inc. launched its Canadian on-line stores for Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Until October 31, there’s free shipping on all purchases. gapcanada.ca.
Select men’s jackets are $20 off and women’s tops are $10 off—all the better to pair with $25 jeans. Until Sept. 8. Various locations, hm.com/ca.
The consignment boutique will close in December (owner Nancy Moore is retiring) and has contacted its favourite suppliers to put together a best-in-show fall collection. Look for clothing and accessories from Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Pink Tartan, Hermès and Marc Jacobs. 1679 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga, 905-823-2233.
TORONTO SAMPLE SALE
Large-scale sample sales are rarely held south of Lawrence, so downtowners should take advantage of this rare Queen Street sale. Clothing from J Brand, BCBG, Citizens of Humanity, J. Lindeberg and more will be reduced by up to 80 per cent off regular price. Coach bags are half-off. Sept. 16–18. Sheraton Hotel, City Hall ballroom, 123 Queen St. W., 416-399-9959, torontosamplesales.com.
The bridal boutique is hosting a trunk show of coveted Monique Lhuillier gowns from her spring 2011 collection. By appointment only. Sept. 10 and 11. 19 Hazelton Ave., 416-849-9196, whitetoronto.com.
Decor nuts who haven’t visited Avenue Road’s new location should take the opportunity to do so during the store’s outdoor sale, which includes 30 per cent off all patio furniture and planters. Until Sept. 11. 415 Eastern Ave., 416-548-7788, avenue-road.com.
The contemporary furniture store is celebrating its 20th anniversary. All purchases during the month of September are between five and 30 per cent off; the discount is randomly selected. Until Sept. 30. 570 Queen St. W., 416-362-5222.
All upholstered furniture, both in store and custom orders, are 20 per cent off. 80 Ronald Ave., 416-785-7885, elte.com.
CANADA’S BRIDAL SHOW
It’s the time of year when brides pack into convention centres and hotel ballrooms to compare prices on limo services and boutonnieres. This show, labelled as the country’s largest, is held downtown and offers special deals for attendees. $15. Sept. 24–26. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front St. W., canadasbridalshow.com.
THE CLOTHING SHOW
Not getting married? Don’t worry, there’s still a massive exhibition for you. The Clothing Show is the place to score pieces by up-and-coming designers and local talent. It’s also packed with vintage finds and art. $8–10. Sept. 24–26. Better Living Centre, 195 Princes Blvd., theclothingshow.com.
NATIONAL BRIDAL SHOW
Mississauga’s International Centre is packed with hundereds of vendors will for this weekend’s National Bridal Show. Wear comfy shoes. $15–$16. Sept. 10–12. International Centre, Hall 5. 6900 Airport Rd., nationalbridalshow.com/fall.