Thursday, March 29, 2007

Lancôme’s got it all in the bag at Holts

Spend $50 or more on Lancôme products at Holt Renfrew and get this:

• White canvas tote and matching cosmetic bag
• Absolue Premium Bx -30ml
• Absolue Premium Bx Eye -4.2ml
• Colour Design Delux Compact, (warm or cool palette) - 3ml
• L’Extreme Mascara in Black
• Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee
• Hypnôse EDP miniature Splash - 5ml
• Le Rouge Absolu lipstick (warm or cool colour)

Find a location near you.

Note: the promo runs through April 15 or while supplies last, only one per customer.

Technorati tags: bargains, cosmetics, Holt Renfrew, Lancôme, make-up, shopping

Slavin Agency: 1-day sample sale

Slavin Agency - 1-day sample sale
Clothes for women and men

Labels include:
Paul Frank

Sunday, Apr. 1 - 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Back door entrance
80 Wingold Ave. (map)

Note: Cash only

Technorati tags: clothing, fashion, sales, shopping, Slavin Agency

Dear Bargainista - #9

Connie from Toronto writes:
Hi Bargainista!
I thought you might be able to help us. My husband was quite devoted to the wrinkle-free/iron-free khakis from The Gap, but they no longer make them. Have you found any other easy-care khakis in your travels?

Thank you,

Hi Connie.
I did some “fishing” and here’s what I came up with to solve your husband’s dilemma:

Tilley Endurables has a whole line of men's wrinkle-free khakis and other pants.

Orvis is an established American company who sells wrinkle-free chinos.

Turns out Lee jeans also makes a pair. They’re sold on

Finally, just in case the above aren’t suitable, the ever-dependable Dockers also has their own version of sold on

Hope this helps. Let me know what you find.

Happy shopping,
Mich (from Chicago)

Have a shopping question you’d like to ask? Leave a comment.


Dear Bargainista would love to hear from you too! Have a question about shopping, fashion or food? E-mail us.

Technorati tags: chinos, clothing, khakis, shopping

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Toronto Fashion Bloggers’ Brunch V: recap

Today I went to Toronto Fashion Bloggers’ Brunch V. We met at Il Gusto. Decent food and reasonable prices but a cozy spot like this is meant for parties of 2 or 4, not groups of 10 or so, like us. ; )

Other bloggers in attendance were:
• Adrian (poster designer) from Fashion Verbatim
• Anita from I want - I got
• Carolyn from the Toronto Fashion Incubator
• Danielle from Final Fashion
• Gina from Keep on Shopping
• Henna from Canadian Beauty
• Tiffanie (event organizer) from

Discussions revolved around Toronto Fashion Week from the perspective of the audience, the media and the publicists; and, discussing the where fashion and social media collide.

As for Toronto Fashion Week, The highlight was learning about Pat McDonagh’s show. It was a celebration of her 40 years in the biz. The theme of her show was inspired by An Inconvenient Truth. Ironically, her clothing was made from synthetic fabrics and often paired with fur. Most intriguing was her use of penguin motifs on formal wear. Not sure it’s my thing but according to my fashionista friends, her loyal fans lapped it up. I quite like the coat in the photo but you wouldn’t catch me in a fur hat.

And as for social media, we discussed MySpace (“so last year”), Facebook (“it’s where everyone is now”) and LinkedIn (“the place to be for professional networking”); controlled vs. uncontrolled communication; and, bloggers as trusted sources of information.

By the way, I’m booking the restaurant for TFBB VI. Suggestions welcome.

Technorati tags: blogging, Facebook, fashion, Il Gusto, LinkedIn, MySpace, Pat McDonagh, TFBB, Toronto Fashion Bloggers Brunch, Toronto Fashion Week

Super Cities Walk for MS; Ding dong, Avon calling

I’ve worked with Giselle for five years. She’s a spunky go-getter who excels in everything she does, a real people person.

Next month for the fourth year in a row, Giselle is participating in the Super Cities Walk for MS. Last year she raised $5,200 and this year she’s trying to raise $10,000. You can help her reach her goal by sponsoring her now.

Giselle is also an Avon sales rep. on the side. If you’re going to buy Avon and want the best service, e-mail Giselle. She’s on the ball. She’s often giving away great gifts with purchase, no matter how big or small. And service is always with a smile! I’m thinking of buying some Foot Works foot care goodies.

In addition to cosmetics and gift items, Avon gives back to the community. It recently launched the Hello Tomorrow Fund. From April-September, Avon will recognize one individual each month who has helped empower woman and make a difference for people who have been touched by the breast cancer, with a $5,000 reward.

Think it’s time you consider learning more about Avon? Contact Giselle and see for yourself. The next deadline for orders is April 10.

Technorati tags: Avon, breast cancer, cosmetics, fundraising, Hello Tomorrow Fund, multiple sclerosis, Super Cities Walk for MS

Friday, March 23, 2007

Future Shop friends & family sale

Future Shop friends & family sale

Online or at a store near you

5 p.m. EST Mar. 25- 9 a.m. EST Mar. 26

In store:
Mar. 25 - 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
• Western Canada (excluding Manitoba and Saskatoon)
• Ontario
• Nova Scotia
• Newfoundland

Mar. 26 - 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
• Manitoba
• Saskatoon
• Quebec
• New Brunswick
• Prince Edward Island

Technorati tags: electronics, sales, shopping

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Music, Madonna and More

Today’s theme is the letter M:

Bum Rush the Charts and buy Mine Again by Black Lab. I did. Great song. (Parent advisory - cover art is graphic of a nude woman. Learned the hard way when my son checked it out in iTunes. )


Technorati tags: Bum Rush the ChartsH&MfashioniTunesMadonnamagazinesMoremusicshopping

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Jeanne Lottie - spring sample sale

Jeanne Lottie is having a sale and supporting Princess Margaret Hospital at the same time!

You won’t want to miss this one. Print this ad, take it with you and save the tax too:

Jeanne Lottie spring sample sale
Save 80% shoes, accessories and bags

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Melville Rm, lower lobby level
7085 Woodbine Ave. (map)

Mar. 24 & Mar. 25: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Technorati tags: accessories, handbags, Jeanne Lottie, purses, shoes, sales, shopping

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Dear Bargainista - #7

Mish from Toronto writes:
I want to get a HOT bar set...something that I can have for a really really long time with a classic look?

I like the stuff at William Ashley and will probably go there, but if you have any other suggestions, that would be great.

Hi Mish,

You’ve got great taste. I’d definitely check out William Ashley.

Mich (my fashionista sis) has the following suggestion: “To me, a good vintage set is best. It has more character and unique qualities.”

She’s amazing at scoring finds at antique shows and sales. Her last find was an old chair she had remodeled. It’s amazing and cost a fraction of the price of what she would have paid for a new chair of the same quality and style.

You should also check out The Main Course on Avenue Rd. (map). If you’re looking at mix ’n match, they have a bargain basement. Sometimes you can find entire sets and other times odd pieces or partial sets at great prices.

Try it out and let me know what you think. Leave a comment.


Dear Bargainista would love to hear from you too! Have a question about shopping, fashion or food? E-mail us.

Technorati tags: bar sets, glassware, shopping, The Main Course, William Ashley

Monday, March 19, 2007

Are you Coach worthy?

Yesterday, while I was at Yorkdale, I walked passed Coach. The doors were shut, the store was hopping and there was a big line of customers waiting patiently outside.

I walked over to see what was going on. One man told me it was just a normal day at Coach. Not! I’ve been by enough times to know they doors are usually open and line-ups aren’t the norm. Another woman showed me a postcard she received as a spring promo with 25% off merchandise from March 18-March 25.

How’d you get one of those?” I asked.
“It came in the mail,” she explained.
“We’ll I thought I was on the list. Wonder why I didn’t get one?” I said.

Oh well, since I’m not in the market for a new Coach bag, I moved on. About half-hour later, I walked by again. The doors were still closed. The store was still hopping but only a couple customers were waiting outside.

The door opened. The salesperson let a customer out. I took the opportunity to ask why I hadn’t received a postcard too. I own a Coach bag. I bought it there last year.

“Well,” she explained, “our head office decides who to send promos to, we have 25,000 customers and we can't always send them to everyone.” (Duh! Why not?)

“But I’ve had a Coach bag for almost a year. I’m sure I’m on your mailing list and I’ve never received anything. What about customer loyalty?” I answered. Aren’t I “Coach-worthy” too? I thought to myself.

She told me she’d let me in and not to worry, if I wanted to go in and buy something, I’d get the discount. Unfortunately, as much as I’d love one, I needed new clothes more and sometimes a girl just has to say no, even to a great deal.

If you want a new Coach bag (or other in-store goodies) but you didn’t get a postcard, grab your old Coach bag, head on over, tell them you’re a loyal customer and you want 25% off. Show them you’re Coach-worthy too!

Technorati tags: accessories, Coach, customer service, purses, sales, shopping, Yorkdale

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Diesel Warehouse (VIP) Sale

Diesel Warehouse Sale (and VIP Night) - This is the first Diesel factory authorized warehouse sale in Canada.

I’m somewhat suspect of this marketing tactic but Style Democracy and Diesel are selling tickets to a pre-sale VIP event on Tuesday, March 20. The sale for everyone else starts Wednesday.

What will you get for your $15.99 ($19.99 at the door, if available)?
• a head start on the Diesel Warehouse Sale starting the next day
• 10% off all purchases
• a chance to win a pair of iPods
• 1 of 4 VIP passes for the upcoming PUMA sale

What else?
• denim
• jeans
• pants
• t-shirts
• sweaters
• outwear
• accessories
Lacoste footwear

Metropolitan Centre at St. Nicholas Church (map)
3840 Finch Ave. E. (at Kennedy Rd.)

VIP Night - Buy a ticket
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2007: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Everyone else...
Mar. 21-Mar. 23: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Mar. 24: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

If you go, let us know what you think. Was it worth the price of admission? What did you get?

Technorati tags: clothing, Diesel, Diesel Warehouse Sale, fashion, jeans, Lacoste, sales, shopping, Style Democracy

Friday, March 16, 2007

Why I use Twitter and why you should too!

My friends and influencers who share their passion for all things digital, have been a buzz the last two weeks about a new online tool called Twitter.

Twitter is a lot of things to a lot of people. Some love itsome hate it. Some are acting like kids in a candy store. Others are trying to figure this whole thing out.


Technorati tags: bloggingmicro-bloggingsalesshoppingsocial networkingTwitter

Thursday, March 15, 2007

After a Fashion, second excursion: the metamorphosis

Our second After a Fashion excursion in Second Life (SL) was on Monday, March 12.

There were 9 of us: Catherine, Connie, Joy, June L., June M., Kate, Kathryn, Monique and me.

As usual, we met at Crayon’s SL headquarters. We had a rough start because there were technical problems in SL. A couple of us had to log out and back in again. Some our avatars had trouble moving but all-in-all, we had another successful event. It's wonderful seeing the progress our avatars have made since the first event two weeks earlier.

When you join SL and start creating your avatar, you do have the basics but they have a very “GNubie” look and if you don’t do something about it, you’ll really stand out in the crowd (and not in a good way.) Poor Paradise, she was so homely in the beginning.

It was time for the GNubies to shed their newbie looks. Fortunately, we had the more experienced girls to mentor us and experiment with some new looks in between. It was time to shop for the essentials: shapes, skins and hair.

Full disclosure time...
With help from Katicus, I bought a couple new skins on an earlier trip (they were on sale - cheap! - and went back for a new hairdo.) I also caved and spent some Linden dollars. I’ve included my “before” and “after” pictures.

First stop, Colette’s Body Shop. We saw several groupings on sale (I think they were 11 for L$1,000). I have to admit, I didn’t get the whole shape thing until I read Kate's So-Called Second Life. Katicus and Catherine explained how out-of-the-box avatars are naturally tall and often out of proportion.

Catherine taught us how to measure our avatars. Paradise has a great body. I only wish I had one like her in real life! At 6'2", she was one of the shortest in the group. Art imitating life or what? Some people don’t want take the time figuring out how to give their avatars proper shapes. Others don’t want avatars too tall or human-like. There’s a shape for everyone.

Next stop, Panache Island. We went to Skins by Hose & Queen for skins first. We found free packs of skins high up on the wall. Some of us also practiced our flying - it was a great way to show some of the girls where the freebies were hiding.

Panache Hair was our next stop. It was also the shopping highlight of the evening. (Unfortunately, that was also the time SL crashed on my computer so I missed half the trip.) It’s a large colourful store with all kinds of great hair to choose from. I learned that some hair demos are strange colours like lavender and mauve with orange streaks. (Hair demos I tried elsewhere had funny markings across them.) While Joy had trouble keeping her hair on, Trixie and Satu had a great time finding groovy new doos.

We closed the evening with a trip to the trvia lounge at AOL Pointe Island. It was Catherine’s night - she won two rounds while I was there. Way to go!

On a related note...
I discovered a great podcast today, The Traveling Avatar’s Quick & Dirty Tips (of the Quick & Dirty Tips series). A must-listen for the SL gnubie. Short, sweet and to the point.

Plans for our next “After a Fashion” event are already underway. Stay tuned!

Technorati tags: After a Fashion, Catherine Winters, Connie Crosby, Eden Spodek, Joy Boyson, June Li, June Macdonald, Kate Trgovac, Katicus Sparrow, Kathryn Lagden, Paradise Wunderland, podcasts, Quick & Dirty Tips, Second Life, shopping, So Misguided

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Stop snapping that gum!

Note: I've invited some of my co-workers to write guest posts so they could get a handle on this thing called blogging without the obligation of starting their own blogs. Linda took the challenge. ; )

How to lose me as a customer--keep snapping that gum!

I'll be the first to admit that I can be very neurotic at times--there are way too many sounds that drive me nuts. So how does this relate to retail?

One of my biggest annoyances is gum snapping and/or chomping. Really, I don't want to see, or hear, what you have in your mouth. When I'm shopping, nothing sends me running out of a store faster than a sales person chomping on and/or snapping gum. I'll just find somewhere else to shop.

There's a little store in our concourse that opened a few years ago--the female owner is always snapping her gum. The second I hear it, I'm gone--and so is a likely sale.

For anyone that has any power or influence in training sales people and/or cashiers, chewing gum while working should be banned. Period.

Send me your customer service rants (and raves) or leave a comment.

Technorati tags: customer service, chewing gum, gum, rants, retail, salespeople, shopping

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The great Canadian book sale

I love collecting books. I only wish I had more time to read them. I miss the local neighbourhood bookstores - the only ones left are few and far between.

One of the few, BOOK CITY is having a big sale:

The Great Canadian Book Sale
Books for all ages (except computer books)
Save up to 80% off publishers’ original price

Mar. 14: noon-8 p.m.
Mar. 15, 16, 17: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Mar. 18: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Leaside Community Gardens (map)
1073 Millwood Rd.

Can’t make the sale? Visit their regular locations another time.

Technorati tags: Book City, books, reading, sales, shopping

Monday, March 12, 2007

Toronto Fashion Bloggers’ Brunch - V

You’re invited! Calling all local fashion bloggers or fashion blog lovers:

Toronto Fashion Bloggers Brunch (TFBB)
Time to talk about Toronto Fashion Week


Mar. 25, 2007
11:30 a.m.

Special shout-out to Danielle for the inspiration, Tiff for carrying the ball and Adrian for the awesome graphic.

RSVP by logging on to

Technorati tags: blogging, fashion, L’Oreal Fashion Week, social media, TFBB, Toronto Fashion Week

Toronto Fashion Week

Toronto Fashion Week (also known as L’Oréal Fashionweek) started today:

I've been asked to cover some events. Unfortunately, most shows are during the day and unlike some of my lucky fashion blogger friends, I won’t be taking any time off.

So, if you’re participating, please share your stories. Leave a comment.

Technorarti tags: fashion, fashion shows, L’Oréal Fashionweek, Toronto, Toronto Fashion Week

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Threadless March broke sale

One more day to buy a Threadless most t-shirts for US$10 (+shipping & handling) and a free Threadless collector’s drink cosy with every order.

I’m constantly receiving info. about new designs in their catalogue.

Today I bought my son the one I promised him ages ago. It's called Fish Tank, designed by Cameron McEwan.

Say you want to learn more about the designer, just click on his link. You can also learn about other members of the community who bought a tee with his design.

For example, if you go to Cameron’s Fish Tank page, you’ll see pics of people wearing the Fish Tank tee in photos on the right. Click on any one and learn about the person wearing the tee on their own Threadless page - how cool is that?

What I love about Threadless is the way it brings the community together. Apart from designs and writing slogans, Threadless integrates members’ by including their involvement in other sites including personal blogs,, Flickr, and MySpace.

What do you think?

Do you have a Threadless fave? Share your pic with Bargainista.

Technorati tags: Cameron McEwan, community,, fish tank, Flickr,, MySpace, Threadless, t-shirts, sales

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Jeanne Lottie’s shoes for heart

You probably figured out I haven’t had a lot of time for offline shopping lately. I had a quick visit to the mall with Mish and Bryan during PodCamp Toronto and two recent trips to the Apple store. (Stay tuned for more info.)

All that changed today. I had time to browse some of the new spring styles. Bright red leather ballet flats with floppy bows on the outside and pretty pink leather hearts on the inside caught my eye.

It wasn’t just because this season’s shoes are either flats or have very high heels.

No, it was this pair in particular. They’re special. They have heart.

Jeanne Lottie designed them for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
$5 from every pair goes directly to the foundation to help fund world-leading scientific research.

So this spring, have a heart. Buy a pair of these special edition shoes and help save lives.

Now! These babies are moving quickly.

Available at Jeanne Lottie and select Capezio locations.

What do you think of these shoes?

Are you more likely to buy something if a portion of the sale goes to charity?

Technorati tags: accessories, ballet flats, Capezio, fundraising, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Jeanne Lottie, shoes, shopping

Thursday, March 08, 2007

American Apparel - swim sale

American Apparel is having a swim sale, just in time for people headed south for March break.

In all honesty, I'm having trouble posting this ad because of the sexualization (is that a word?) of a pre-pubescent girl.

American Apparel's reputation is built on provocative campaigns like this one.

What do YOU think?
Do you find the photo in this ad offensive?
How does it make you feel about shopping at American Apparel?
Leave a comment.

Technorati tags: American Apparel, bathing suits, exploitation, marketing, sales, shopping, swimwear

Olly coupons for your little feet

Become and Olly member and save all spring:

Find a store near you.

Technorati tags: coupons, footwear, Olly, shoes

Roots outlet blow out sale

Time to get your sweats on...

Roots outlet is having a blow out sale:

Roots outlet blowout sale
40%-80% off plus managers' specials

Roots Outlet
120 Orfus Rd. (map)

While quantities last - whatever that means!

Technorati tags: bargains, clothing, Roots, sales, shopping

F.L.A.G. sale extended

UPDATE: The sale has been extended until Sunday, March 11 - Yipee!


F.L.A.G. Accessories is having a 4-day moving sale
• accessories
• designer clothing
• handbags
• outerwear

• Soul Edge
• Red Soul Urban Wear
• Red Tango Clothing & Accessories
• F.L.A.G. Accessories

• Everything is $10 or less
F.L.A.G. is a supporter of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (they sell RETHINK Breast Cancer merchandise).

16 Eugene St. (map)

Mar. 9: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Mar. 10: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mar. 11: noon-5 p.m.

Technorati tags: accessories, breast cancer, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, F.L.A.G. Accessories, RETHINK Breast Cancer, sales, shopping

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Dear Bargainista - #6

Eden (aka Bargainista) from Toronto writes:
I usually carry a small purse. A couple months ago I found a fabulous over-sized bag. Problem is, it's too darn heavy. What should I do?
Hi Eden,

Big bags are still hot this spring. But don't let the size of your purse fool you! Don't use it to carry everything but the kitchen sink. Here's my secret - pretend it's a small purse - don't put anything in it you can't fit into one of your smaller bags!

Try it out and let me know what you think. Leave a comment.


Dear Bargainista would love to hear from you too! Have a question about shopping, fashion or food? E-mail us.

Technorati tags: accessories, fashion, purses

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Chapters-Indigo March break madness

As usual, Indigo is having in-store sale on books for kids and teens this month. iRewards customers save 30%. Everyone else saves 20%:
Check your nearest store for details.

Don't want to leave the house? Go online for March Break Madness where you'll find kids' books up to 34% off.

Kids looking for something to do March break? Check out "review it, rate it & WIN contest." Read a book and write your own review. Who knows? Maybe you'll win 1 of 5 $1,000 prizes.

Technorati tags: books, book reviews, Chapters Indigo, contests, March break, sales, shopping,

Sunday, March 04, 2007

“After a Fashion” a “Canadian girls’ night out” in Second Life 1

Monday, Feb. 26 marked the first “After a Fashion” excursion in Second Life (SL).

Joining hosts Kate Trgovac (Katicus Sparrow) and me (Paradise Wunderland), were:
Catherine Winters
Joy Boyson
June Li
June Macdonald
Kathryn Lagden
Sonja Andic
Michelle Tampoya and Tamera Kremer were missed

We started with a meet and greet at Crayon's SL headquarters. Then we got down to some serious (and some not-so-serious) business - shopping business that is.

Our first stop was Free Dove - a huge clothing store (more like a SL big-box store) where most of the goodies were free for the taking - the glitch was we didn't know exactly what we were getting until we unpacked. (In SL, just like real life, it's gauche to unpack your stuff in busy public places.)

Our last stop was the gazebo at Garden of Hope, a perfect place for unpacking and checking out our new finds. Kate and Catherine taught us how to unpack. What a blast! Everyone tried on their new clothing (my pics are on the right.) It was like playing 3-D Barbie for grown-ups. What fun!

Unfortunately, most of my new outfits were more skanky than fashion-forward. On the bright side, I didn't spend a penny (oops! I meant Linden dollar). I guess even in SL you get what you pay for. ; )

Thanks everyone for joining us on our first “After a Fashion” adventure. Special shout out to Kate and Catherine for guiding us newbies along. We became more confident and knowledgeable about SL after just one group visit.

Stay tuned for details of our next “After a Fashion” event. We have a couple new members and a few spots left. If you're interested in joining the group, send me an email!

Technorati tags: After a Fashion, Catherine Winters, Eden Spodek, Joy Boyson, June Li, June Macdonald, Kate Trgovac, Katicus Sparrow, Kathryn Lagden, Michelle Tampoya, Paradise Wunderland, Second Life, shopping, Tamera Kremer

Toronto Vintage Paper Show - March 4

The Toronto Vintage Paper Show

90 exhibitors including:
• Alan Davis
Steven Evans (disclosure: he's a friend)
• Neil Hayne
Martin Howard

The Barbara Frum Atrium
CBC Broadcast Centre
250 Front Street W. (map)

Sunday, Mar. 4
11 a.m.-4 p.m.

$8 (coupon - not sure if it's still valid)
children 12 and under: free

Technorati tags: antiques, ephemera, paper show, The Toronto Vintage Paper Show, Toronto, vintage paper show

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Adele Wechsler's moving sale

Attention brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, etc. this sale is for you. Adele Wechsler is having a moving sale from now 'til mid-March with prices on bridal wear slashed up to 70%!

When I got married almost 16 years ago, my wedding dress was custom-made by the lovely Adele Wechsler. At the time, she was known for integrating silk yarns into her designs. Since then, her style has changed quite a bit. Her custom gowns still remain affordable and many brides have looked ravishing in her unique designs.

1912 Avenue Rd at Brooke (map)

Need more info?
Call 416 787-5768
I know it kinda sucks but there's no info. about the sale or store hours on her website, so you'll have to call or just show up.

FYI...the new store will be on Dufferin just south of Yorkdale

Technorati tags: Adele Wechsler, bridal gowns, fashion, sales, shopping, weddings, wedding dresses

Friday, March 02, 2007

Sweet deals at Mendocino

For those of you who shop in The Beach or on Yonge St. just south of Sporting Life, a Mendocino outlet store is probably a familiar site.

For those of you who miss Mendocino’s regular Yorkdale location, have no fear while it's undergoing a reno. from now thru mid-April (according to the Frugal Fashionista.) Mendocino has opened up a temporary outlet location with discounted winter stuff 'til March 31. It's in the strip just past HMV and Lens Crafters on the way to the subway. New stock arrives a couple times a week and the discounts run from 20%-70% off.

Who knows? Maybe the Yorkdale outlet will remain a permanent fixture. That's what happened on Yonge Street when the new Mendocino opened.

If you go, let me know what you find.

Technorati tags: bargains, clothing, fashion, Mendocino, sales, shopping, Yorkdale

Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Coop's Spring Made to Measure event

For my friends who are well-dressed "suits," this is one night you won't want to miss!

The Coop is having their "Spring Made to Measure Event" next week.

All custom suits are 50% off.

Wed. Mar. 7
6 p.m.-9 p.m.

The Coop
3287 Yonge St. (map)

Call 416 544-9944 to RSVP or for more details.

Condé Nast this one's for you! ; )

Technorati tags: made-to-measure, sales, suits, The Coop

Phantom warehouse one-day sale

Phantom warehouse one-day sale

Sale prices on all Phantom brands, including:
• Bally
• Calvin Klein
• Gilda Marx Aerobic & Dancewear
• Guess
• Nine West
Silks tights & pantyhose

• capris $15
• leggings $15
• pantyhose 12 for $20
• swimsuit blowout $20
• trouser socks $2

The Phantom Building
207 Weston Rd. (map)
(between St Clair & Rogers)

Sun. Mar. 4: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Technorati tags: accessories, hosiery, pantyhose, Phantom, sales, shopping

Made in Italy liquidation sale

Made in Italy - bring this coupon and save an extra 10%:

Made in Italy store closing sale - print this page, take it with you and save an extra 10%

Choose from a huge collection of European designers for men & women, including:
• Armani
• Boss
• Carvalli
• D&G
• Ferre
• Prada
• Valentino
• Versace
• Zegno

4646 Dufferin St. (map)
416 739-9333

February 21 - March 25, 2007
Mon. - Wed.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thur. & Fri.: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat. & Sun.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Technorati tags: bargains, coupons, Made in Italy, sales, shopping, Style Democracy

F.L.A.G. Accessories 4-day sale

F.L.A.G. Accessories is having a 4-day moving sale
• accessories
• designer clothing
• handbags
• outerwear

• Soul Edge
• Red Soul Urban Wear
• Red Tango Clothing & Accessories
• F.L.A.G. Accessories

• Everything is $10 or less
F.L.A.G. is a supporter of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (they sell RETHINK Breast Cancer merchandise).

16 Eugene St. (map)

Mar. 1-2: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Mar. 3 - 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mar. 4 - noon-5 p.m.

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