Thursday, August 28, 2008

Exciting Shoe News

STYLESENSE: shoes and accessories, is opening on September 4th in two locations. They offer brand name and designer styles at great low prices and have constantly changing inventory.
The grand openings of STYLESENSE at Vaughan Mills and at Oakville Place take place on September 4th at 9:30am.

Stock Up This Long Weekend

Revlon, Johnson & Johnson, Jean Machine and more are having an 8 day warehouse sale at the Pickering Markets - Trade Hall: August 28th to August 31st and September 4th to September 7th. There will also be Cambridge towels on sale and assorted house and giftwares, including As Seen on TV items.
Hours are Thursday, Friday 10-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 9-5pm
1400 Squires Beach Rd, Pickering ON (east of Brock Rd at Bayly St)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's Official

Travelling to Kitchener/Waterloo/St. Jacob’s has now become a yearly event for me. The weather was much cooler this year and I made sure to go on a Tuesday so I could shop at the outdoor farmers market. I was overwhelmed by the number of booths selling fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, honey and preserves and was told that it’s actually three times bigger on Saturdays! It was great to be able to buy and eat locally grown, fresh produce.
The best part or course is going to the outlet mall to take advantage of all the extra sales on end of season clothes. This time around Jones New York was very disappointing but Liz Claiborne was shopping heaven! They were offering an additional 25% off their already reduced prices and there were lots of beautiful summer items to choose from. I did reign myself in and purchased only three items – a top, a purple wrap dress which will be perfect for fall and a black and white checked trench coat. All the items were a steal with the dress being the best purchase - originally $65, marked down to $40 plus an additional 25% off!
I also popped into a store that I had totally ignored last time (Red Coral Classics) because they specialize in very dressy clothing and I wasn’t on the hunt for anything fancy. This time they had two fabulous patent leather handbags in the window – one white with black roses along the top and the other one all in red. The black and white one was very Chanel-like.
On the way back to the bus station we stopped off at Steve’s TV to check out DVD’s. At the front of the store you will find the latest in flat screen TVs and in the back you can rent or buy movies. They have a large selection of both new and previously viewed DVD’s at very reasonable prices. The previously viewed were $5.99 each or 5 for $25 and the new one’s started at $9.99. Their section of TV shows on DVD is quite extension and includes both popular and not-so popular American and British programs. They were actually showing The Best of the Muppet Show (with a super-young, egoless Elton John as one of the guest stars!) while we were there.
And I can’t forget to mention Oxford Mills where I bought two, 100% cotton 300 count sheet sets for $54 including the taxes!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Calling All Shoe-a-holics

I’ve just been introduced to a wonderful little shoe store a couple of doors down from the fitness studio I go to. The store is called Balisi. Shoes (for both men and women) are definitely their specialty but they also carry handbags, clothing and accessories. This is the place you’ll find shoes you don’t see in all the major chains. Drool over brands such as FLY London, Colcci and Not Rated. The staff is all smiles and incredibly helpful. New styles for fall have just begun to arrive and their discounted summer shoes are an additional 25% off.
Big thank you to Shannon at Aradia Fitness who tipped me off about the store and their great summer sale.
2 locations – 711 Queen St W and 668 College St, Toronto ON

Monday, August 11, 2008

Fall is Coming . . .

and I couldn’t be happier! The stores are starting to receive their fall merchandise and the September issues of fashion magazines (hundreds of pages of cooler weather fashions) are starting to hit the stands! That means stores are offering further reductions on summer sale merchandise. At Ricki’s you can buy 1 get 1 for half price on summer skirts, pants, tops and dresses. Smart Set is offering an additional 50% off all ready reduced summer styles and they also have great new tees for just $10.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Affordable Faux

It looks like big baubles are back, at least for fall/winter 2008. Many designers accessorized their looks on the runways with large necklaces, bracelets and cocktail rings. We’re talking necklaces large enough to warrant extra strong neck and shoulder muscles just to wear them around all day. I won’t be rocking that trend due to my week neck but I have no problem lugging around large baubles on my fingers.
Fabulous Fakes ®/MD makes lovely, large rings for only $9.99. You can choose from flower shaped rings with clear crystals, larger than life pearls in black or white, coloured square-cut gems or lovely art deco designs.

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