Sales roundup: Reem Acra trunk show, designer sample sale, Crate and Barrel sale
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.
The petite boutique is adding menswear to its clothing offerings and celebrating with a party on Friday evening. Sept. 17. 6–9. 863 Queen St. W., 647-351-0724.
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 to 18. Sheraton Hotel, city hall ballroom, 123 Queen St. W., 416-399-9959, torontosamplesales.com.
Reem Acra has dressed such celebs as Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie. This weekend, her bridal creations will be on display at this trunk show. By appointment only. Sept. 17 and 18. 19 Hazelton Ave., 416-849-9196, whitetoronto.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.
CRATE AND BARREL
All custom upholstered furniture orders are 25 per cent off the regular price, while selected pieces are 15 per cent off at this annual sale. Until Oct. 11. Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin St., 1-888-657-4108.
DESIGN WITHIN REACH
Shoppers will save 15 per cent when they purchase four pieces of dining furniture, whether it’s chairs or a table. 435 King St. W., 416-977-4003.
This one-day event at the contemporary furniture store includes deals on floor models, samples and prototypes. Pieces must leave the store after purchase. Sept. 18. 8:30–6. 938 Queen St. W., 416-534-4343, stylegarage.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. Sept. 24 to 26. $15. 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. Sept. 24 to 26. $8–$10. Better Living Centre, 195 Princes Blvd., theclothingshow.com.