Sales roundup: sample sales, 70 per cent off Jeremy Scott, 75 per cent off menswear at Sydney’s
Tucked away in Toronto’s most chi-chi alleyway, this winsome boutique is offering up to 50 per cent off summer shoes, bags, and sundresses. A Roberta Freymann tunic ($75) would be perfect for Ward’s beach. 5 Old York Lane, 416-922-4248, augustinaboutiques.com.
Leslieville ladies take note: colour fanatic and print maniac Christina Bergstrom is shaving 30 to 50 per cent off her current collection, and pricing previous seasons’ items to clear. Until Aug. 25. 750 Queen St. E., 416-595-7320, bergstromoriginals.com.
THE CASHMERE SHOP
Just because it’s summer, it doesn’t mean there’s no place for cashmere—especially when it’s on sale. Thin, seasonally appropriate short-sleeved cardigans are now $199, as are pastel-coloured wraps (down from $299). 24 Bellair St., 416-925-0831.
The edgy Queen West shop is offering up to 70 per cent off its clothing line, as well as Pink Cobra, Jeremy Scott and other names familiar to the club crowd. 758 Queen St. W., 416-532-0347.
Toronto’s annual Fake Prom is fast approaching, and just in time for everyone who missed out their own (or blacked out), the Yorkville purveyor of vintage dresses both chic and outlandish is holding a half-price sale on all its frocks. (Wedding and art deco gowns exempted.) 28 Cumberland St., 416-324-9759.
JONATHAN AND OLIVIA
The Toronto location of this Vancouver-born company opened on the Ossington strip less than a year ago, and has been outfitting the city’s style mavens in brands like Acne and Opening Ceremony ever since. Now the less deep-pocketed can benefit: the store has marked down men’s and womenswear by up to 70 per cent. 49 Ossington Ave., 416-849-5956, jonathanandolivia.com.
OVER THE RAINBOW
Over the moon is more like it, if you’re shopping for jeans by True Religion, Seven and Penguin. This is now the store’s third markdown this season, bringing discounts to 70 per cent. 101 Yorkville Ave., 416-967-7448, rainbowjeans.com.
Big and little feet should walk themselves into Specchio, where discounts on final pairs (mostly sizes 6 and under, or 9 and up) are up to 80 per cent off. One set of strappy Barbara Bui heels is marked down to $198 from $495. 1240 Bay St., 416-961-7989.
The menswear store is advertising up to 75 per cent off spring and summer, including Band of Outsiders button-down shirts ($100–$125, down from $250) and Dries van Noten suits ($750, down from $1,500). 795 Queen St. W., 416-603-3369, sydneystoronto.com.
Surface to Air tees ($87, down from $145) are among the items reduced by up to 70 per cent at this end-of-summer sale. 26 Bellair St., 416-920-2281, uncleotis.com.
AU LIT FINE LINENS and LIVE BY AU LIT
Both locations are hosting their summer White Sale, when bedding is discounted by up to 50 per cent. 2049 Yonge St., 416-489-7010; 418 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-481-2300, livbyaulit.com.
The ultra high-end shop is changing warehouses and offering a two-day sale to pare down before the move. A variety of items, including Brazilian furnishings and pieces from Christophe Delcourt, will be knocked down by 30 to 80 per cent. Just make sure to show up at the warehouse (address below) and not the shop. Aug. 13 and 14. 388 Carlaw Ave., 416-548-7788.
QUASI MODO MODERN
Attention condo dwellers: the modernist, Scandinavian-loving retailer is offering 20 to 60 per cent off its floor samples and stock items, including a Karl Hansen coffee (now $1,200 down from $3000). Until Aug. 31. 789 Queen St. W., 416-703-8300.
ROOMY HOME INTERIORS
In anticipation of its late-August reno, the store has discounted many of its floor models by 25 to 50 per cent. They specialize in space-saving designs for the condo crowd—the kind of customers who appreciate the irony of owning something called the Irony chair ($110, down from $275). They’ve also discounted paintings by the local artist Danielle O’Connor Akiyama and others. 232 King St. E., 416-203-6813, roomy.ca.
ROCK AND ROLL YARD SALE
This one-day event features designs from Betsey Johnson, Paul Frank, Cheap Monday and Doc Martens. Everyone knows rock ’n’ roll is in the bones, but we say fake it till you make it. Aug. 15, 10–4. 107 Concord Ave.
SHERATON HOTEL’S SAMPLE SALE
The Richmond Hill location is the site of a gigantic, three-day sample sale blowout of high-end denim and more. A few figures that might justify the drive: 200 designer brands, 40,000 items, and discounts of 40 to 80 per cent. Aug. 13 to 15. 600 Highway 7 E., 416-399-9599, torontosamplesales.com.