Friday, August 31, 2007

A Little Something for The Boys

Ozz Jeanswear sells men’s t-shirts, dress shirts, casual shirts, jeans and sport coats. They carry such labels as Parasuco, B.E.K. Sportswear, Masi and 4You. Dress shirts are reasonably priced at $20 and $30 while t-shirts are $10 and $20. They have a good selection of jeans. I liked the cotton sport coat with the detachable hoodie for $50.
672 Yonge St

JJ & T Co.

This is a little store with some great handbags. They carry names such as Chinese Laundry, Concubine and Giovane. The ones from Concubine are suede with colourful, suede flower appliqu├ęs. Right now regular priced handbags are buy 1 get one ½ off and be sure to check out the wall of bags reduced to $19.99.
You’ll find bags in all sizes, styles and colours. Metallics are big for fall/winter 2007 and JJ&T have a nice selection in gold, silver and bronze. If you know you’ll be hitting the party circuit during the upcoming holiday season and need a new evening bag, check this store out. They don’t have a huge selection of evening bags, but you’ll have a hard time deciding which one to buy.
There is a small selection of jewellery to chose from – necklaces, earrings, rings. You will also find candles for $8 that would make great gifts. They come in frosted glass containers in white, blue or amber with wooden lids, sporting a black and white rococo design.

674 Yonge St (north of Wellesley) 416-928-5993

Monday, August 27, 2007

Urban Outfitters

It may be pushing forty degrees, but the stores are overflowing with fall fashions and all the short sleeved tops and sundresses have been pushed into a corner. If you venture into the back corner of Urban Outfitters you will find racks of summer merchandise reduced by a further 50%. There are dresses, tank tops, tunics, pants and skirts to choose from. You can pick up a vinyl tote bag in lavender, yellow, black or white for $12.99. The shoulder straps - large enough to fit over normal size shoulders, two inside pockets and generous sprinkling of sparkles on the outside make this bag both funky and practical. Another great find is the lightweight, short sleeved, v-neck sweaters that are perfect for wearing over strapless dresses, camis and bathing suits. They’re available in purple, black and white with metallic thread knitted in and have been reduced to $49.99 (regular $62) with an additional 50% off. Cotton eyelet sundresses in black or white have also been reduced to $49.99 (regular $79) with an additional 50% off.
Upstairs you will find men’s wear and housewares. There is a small selection of men’s clothing on sale – pants, shorts, jackets and button front shirts. Striped or plaid button front shirts have been reduced to $39.99 with an additional 50% off.
Housewares has a small sale section with some very interesting items. You can get the soundtrack to Spiderman 3 or Borat for $9.90; Borat the movie is $19.90;
disposable clipboards are $6.99. They had one Steve Irwin talking action figure complete with a crocodile for $14.99.
Also in the housewares section, but not on sale, you can pick up a flatware sets by Murval with skulls or leopard print on the handles for $42.00 or
metal pedestal tables (available in 7 designs) from 4040 Locust for $39, great for dorm rooms or small apartments. They also have great throw pillows, cushions, chandeliers and bed linens.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Burst Flowers

Located just off Queen St W, in the area known as Trinity-Bellwoods, is Burst Flowers. You’ll find more than beautiful, unique flower arrangements at this wonderful little store. They have pots and planters in a rainbow of colours and made from a variety of materials (ceramic, aluminum) on sale for 20-50% off until the end of August.
You should definitely stop in to check out their selection of
sterling silver jewellery. There are many items to choose from such as earrings, necklaces, pendants and bracelets. Some items are plain sterling silver while others include crystals, semi-precious stones or Murano glass. Now is a great time to pick up a little something for yourself and a gift for a friend as all earrings are buy one pair, get the second pair for ½ price until the end of August. They also have boxed earring and necklace sets priced at $39.99. If you are picking up a gift, make sure to buy one of their whimsical hand-made cards to go with it.
My favourite item(s) are the tealight holders made from recycled bottles. They come in clear or pink glass with a rose pattern etched on them and are available in two sizes. The smaller holder sells for $9.99.
Did I mention they also sell
chocolate truffles?
(located at 198 Walnut Ave, Toronto)

Monday, August 13, 2007

More End of Summer Sales

Cotton Ginny - take an additional 50% off red tagged items. Their organic baby clothing line is buy 2 get 1 free.

Fashion Crimes - dresses for $50-$100; jewellery for 1/2 price; selected purses and hats are also on sale. (322 1/2 Queen St W)

Lilith - up to 70% off. (541 Queen St W)

French Connection - up to 75% off selected merchandise.

Le Chateau - shoes $19.99 and up; fall coats & jackets $39.99 and up; jewellery starting at $4.99; selected skirts, tops, shorts and dressses also on sale.

Peach Berserk - 10-50% off selected bags, dresses, jackets, tops and skirts.

Accessorize - up to 70% off flip flops, hats, belts, jewellery and scarves.

Bed0 - up to 70% off selected merchandise.

Mendocino - nothing over $95

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Designer Depot

Basically, this is the Bay's version of Winners. And just like Winners, Designer Depot they carry men, womens and childrens clothing abd accessories; housewares, linens and small furniture items. It's also one of those hit and miss type places. Some days you find lots of stuff you like at great prices and other times you don't see anything that catches your fancy.
Like most other stores they already have fall merchandise for the back to school crowd. You'll find backpacks priced at $16.99-$19.99 from such labels as Airwalk, Eddie Bauer, CCM, Jaguar. They have a great selection of women's hoodies, jackets, sweaters and jeans by such names as Mexx, Kenzie Girl, Parasuco and Starling.
They have some fabulous leather handbags by Franco Sarto, Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger, Steve Madden and Chinese Laundry.
There is an additional 50% off selected summer merchandise.