Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter Trends

'Boa' scarf KC's Hats; chain belt (can also be worn as a necklace) Belle Boutique; faux fur jacket - Winners $59.99; faux leopard swing jacket - Winners $64.99; scarf - H&M $14.50; leopard batwing top - Winners $8; turleneck - H&M $14.50; brigh coloured top - Addition Elle; wide belt - Costa Blanca $7.50.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Midnight Madness

IKEA is having their annual midnight madness sale tonight (Dec 1). It runs from 8pm to midnight and you can save 50% off all remaining holiday collection items. Every year they usually have a different colour scheme for their holiday items and this year it's red, white and silver with a bit of green and balck thrown in here and there. Make sure to take advantage of the other instore specials they will have this evening - from time to time they will announce over the speakers an item they've marked down to a crazy low price. And as usual they have their Christmas tree deal: buy a tree for $20 and get a $20 cupon to use towards your next IKEA purchase of $75 or more before tax (coupon valid Jan 2-Feb 28).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Start Your Shopping

Need some ideas for holiday gifts or just the right motivation to start your shopping? Check out some of the sales going on now:

H&M - up to 50% off selected items for men, women, teens and kids

Banana Republic - 30% off regular prices sweaters (Dec 10-13)

Fairweather - take an extra 50% off the lowest ticketed price on outerwear

Danier - up to 50% off everything

Smart Set - save $10 on your purchase of $40 or more (before tax); selected pyjama trios (top, bottoms, socks) priced at $25

Jacob - up to 70% off selected items until Dec 24th

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fred Has Flare

I have been familiar with Fred Flare for a while but just recently checked out their website. This is a great place to find unique and fun gift items. I love Russian nesting dolls so I was very excited to see they have a few products done in this style such as a USB flash drive and measuring cups. Other items that caught my eye were the pb&j earrings, black lace tape, country house handbag, bandages that look like strips of bacon (yum!), the Holly GoNightly sleep mask which looks very similar to the one Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast At Tiffanys and the duckie ear buds. With todays weather being so miserable, I wish I had a mini umbrella to help put a smile on everyones face. All their items are reasonably priced and a lot are on sale right now. Ordering online is easy and they actually ship internationally (shipping costs are per pound; this is where it gets expensive - Canada starts at $19.00 for a 1lb order) or stop by their store if you're ever in Brooklyn.

Parasuco Sale

Parasuco Jeans for women and men, including Awesome Denim, T-shirts, jackets, leathers, accessories, party dresses and lots more are all being offered at up to 80% off. The sale only runs from Dec 10 - 13.
Location: The International Centre - Hall 46900 Airport RoadMississauga, ON
Hours: Thurs/Fri 11am-9pm; Sat/Sun 10am-6pm

Friday, December 4, 2009

Umbra Factory Sale

The annual Umbra sale will take place Saturday, Dec 12 and Sunday, Dec 13 from 9am-6pm at the CNE Directy Energy Centre, Hall A, Toronto ON. Attendees are encouraged to make a $2 to Jacob's Ladder in support of Sick Kids or bring a non-perishable food donation for the Daily Bread Food Bank and in return, they will receive a free gift.
I have to say I love my Garbo garbage can. It's so pretty, purple and practicle.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rykiel Does It Right

H&M has teamed up with yet another well-known designer. On December 5th they will launch the lingerie line Sonia Rykiel has designed for them. The 79 year old designer, well known for her knitwear, has created a fun, flirty line of lingerie and accessories with a nod to old Hollywood glamour. You will find satin bras, high waisted panties, camisoles, "bedroom" slippers and bodies in a sophisticated palette of black and pink in this line of must have items for any (aspiring) pinup girl or burlesque performer.
Ms. Rykiel's knitwear line in conjunction with H&M will debut in spring 2010.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fabulous Holiday Sale

Fashion Crimes is having a friends and family sale December 2-4. They are offering 25% off everything including previously marked down items. I haven't been here in a while so I think I need to drop in.

More Warehouse Sales

Jones New York Factory Store - save 70% on the original ticket price of selected outerwear and apparel November 28 & 29.

T-Fal, All-Clad, Krups Warehouse Sale - Dec 5th 10am-5pm and Dec 6 10am-2pm. Save up to 75% on cookware, espresso machines, fryers, toaster ovens and more.
Location: 345 Passmore Ave, Scarborough ON (west of Markham Rd)

Lindt Outlet Boutiques are a great place to get good deals on delectable chocolates! They have outlets in Etobicoke, Mississauga and Scarborough.

Bath n' Bedtime - ok, they're not a warehouse or an outlet store but their semi-annual clearance is taking place November 26-30th. Save up to 80% off fashion bedding, bath accessories, towels, duvets and Christmas table linens.
Location: 502 Lawrence Ave W, Toronto ON (Lawrence Plaza)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Paul Frank Warehouse Sale

Get the monkey on your chest for cheap! This warehouse sale is offering a large selection of Paul Frank clothing and accessories for men, women and children. The sale runs from Nov 26-29 at 1500 Birchmount Rd in Scarborough.
Hours: Thurs/Fri 10am-9pm; Sat/Sun 10am-6pm

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Levi's Warehouse Sale

Up to 80% off Levi's Red Tab Denim, t-shirts, denim jackets and more for both men and women. Also included is a big selection of Dockers clothing. Sale runs from November 19-22.
Location: 1500 Birchmount, Scarborough ON
Hours: Thurs/Fri 10am-9pm; Sat/Sun 10am-6pm

Lisa's Cosmetics/Fragrances Inc Warehouse Sale

Save up to 80% on Elizabeth Arden cosmetics, beauty products such as Neutrogena, L'Oreal, Pantene, Dove and Olay, Red Earth Cosmetics and designer fragrances from the likes of Yves St. Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Boucheron and Hugo Boss. Other items on sale include Swiss chocolate, fashion handbags and designer sunglasses.
Location: 1380 Rodlick Rd (back of building), Markham ON
Hours: Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6; Mon, Tues, Fri 10-8.
When: November 21-24, Nov 27-30; Dec 4-7

Miscellaneous Sales

Danier is offering 20-50% (that's a weird range) off the original price of men's and women's jackets, coats, handbags, scarves and gloves November 19-22.

Jacob is taking up to 50% off selected items until Noavember 29.

Armadillo Shoes has shoes, boots and handbags up to 50% off. They carry such brand names as Franco Sarto, Nine West, Hush Puppies, Rockport and BCBGMaxAzria. (7700 Pine Valley Dr Woodbridge; 130 King St W and 161 Bay St, Toronto)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Revlon Warehouse Sale

Revlon and Johnson&Johnson are having another warehouse sale which will also include merchandise from Cambridge Towel and R.W. Kids. Beauty aids are priced at up to 75% off and include brand names such as Almay, Clean&Clear, Goody, Roc, Neurogena, Aveeno, Lubriderm and Nivea. They will also have Christmas ornaments and wrapping, fashion jewellery, brand name watches, women's shoes and men's and women's designer fragrances. I'm sure the line up to get in will be a long one.
Location: International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, Hall 6, Mississauga ON
Date: November 24-29
Time: Tues-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm

Monday, November 16, 2009

LOVING . . .

The BBC One series Hotel Babylon. Check out what goes on in this (fictional) five star hotel in London, England. Modern, glamorous, funny and sometimes shocking, this series is like the Las Vegas version of the hotel world. Just started watching the second season on DVD and can't wait to see what antics the guests and hotel staff are going to get up to this time.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Toni Plus Warehouse Sale

From November 11 to November15th save up to 50% off fall fashions from Jones New York, Jones New Signautre and Ralph Lauren. They have other designer labels available such as Lafayette, Eileen Fisher, Yeok and more! This will be their final warehouse sale until March 2010.
Location: 1140 Sheppard Ave W, Unit 16, North York ON M3K 2A2
Hours: Wed to Sat 10am to 7pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm

Cosmetic/Beauty Products Warehouse Sale

Revlon and Johnson&Johnson are having their annual fall/winter warehouse sale. Save up to 75% on Revlon cosmetics, Nivea, Neutrogena, Almay and many more brand name beauty products. The sale runs November 12-22.
Location: 1001 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough ON N1P 2W7
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 8pm; Sat 10am to 6pm; Sun 11am to 5pm

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Massive Sale at Urban Planet

The Urban Planet store on Queent Street in Toronto is having a huge sale due to the location's lease expiring. They are offering buy one get the second for $1 on all items.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Jones New York Factory Sale

JNY is offering 30%-50% off selected new fall arrivals and 80% off selected clearance items at their factory outlest stores.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

They're Here!

My Halloween costumes arrived!! Ordered them Monday and they arrived on Thursday (they travelled from Wisconson to 2 places in Boston to Windsor to Toronto) so that falls within the 3-8 business days as promised. I love them! The rhinestone cowgirl accessories are fabulous except for the belt. The buckle's very sparkly but it's definately not plus size, so I'll have to take off the buckle and make a belt that fits. The gangster hat is a little shapeless (like one of the comments mentioned) but my head is so big it fills it out and gives it shape. My friend wants to borrow the tommy gun purse to go with her flapper outfit, and I just may lend it to her.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cotton Ginny

Buy one get the second one (of equal or lesser value) for 50% off everything in the store, excluding new arrivals. Sale ends October 25th.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Costume(s)

OK. Finally made my decision (see post below). I went with the Rhinestone Cowgirl and the Mafia Mama (pluse machine gun purse) costumes. They should arrive in 3-8 days. I'll keep you posted. The ladybug costume is still out of stock and now the Roxy short are too so I'll have to find something else to where under the cowgirl costume if it turns out to be really short. Ugh!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Awesome Halloween Costumes!

Just finished checking out Decisions decisions! I've narrowed it down to gangster moll, queen of hearts, bunny, gorgeous gangster, wizard, firewoman, hot cherry pie, rhinestone cowgirl, vital signs nurse, mafia mama and I'm hoping they get the ladybug back in stock soon! It's a great site for curvy girls as they have about 200 plus size costumes to choose from (and they aren't frumpy or all witch costumes) and the prices are reasonable. They also have great accessories to go with the costumes. Added bonuses: people who have purchased the costumes can leave comments, good or bad, which is very helpful in choosing sizes or even bothering to order the costume and if you give them your email address you'll be notified of sales, when out of stock costumes become available and sent coupons for dicounts off your order. is another site to check out too.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Esprit Warehouse Sale

Save up to 80% off dresses, sweaters, leather jackets, blazers, outerwear, accessories and more!
November 12-15; International Centre - Hall 6, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga ON
Thurs-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat/Sun 10am-6pm

Jones New York Factory Sale

Save 30-50% off the original price. (sale not at the St. Regis location)

Puma Warehouse Sale

Get great deals on PUMA footwear, bags, clothing, golf accessories and hats. All size ranges available. The sale runs from OCtober 8-12. Tues-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat/Sun 10am-6pm, Mon 10am-5pm.
International Centre, Hall 4, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga ON

Petite Feet Sample Sale

This sale just isn't for people with tiny feet. Sample size is a 6, but they also have sizes 5-12 as well as thousands of handbags on sale as well. Choose from such brands as Franco Sarto, Via Spiga, Luchy Brand, Etienne Aigner, Naturalizer, BCBGirls, Dr. Scholl's and more!
October 10-12, 10am-6pm every day.
Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham ON

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's Never Too Early to Shop for Christmas

If you're one of those people who has to buy for a lot of little ones (that aren't technically savvy enough yet to ask for Wiis or iPods) at holiday time, the annual Samko & Miko warehouse sale offers great deals on brand name toys which = one-stop shopping. They carry items from Mattel, Hasbro, Mega Bloks, Cranium, little tikes, Hot Wheels, PlaySkool, Crayola, Fisher-Price and more. I think my favourite is the Peter Rabbit Complete Library - a 23 volume book set by Beatrix Potter for an affordable $19.99.
The sale runs from Sept 19 to Dec 24th. They're closed Monday & Tuesday.
Hours: Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs & Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Locations: Toronto - 77 Fima Cres; Richmond Hill - 60 East Beaver Creek Rd.

London sale runs from Nov 20-Nov 29; Sat-Tues 10am-5pm, Wed-Fri 10am-8pm.
Ottawa sale runs from Nov 6-Nov 15; Sat-Tues 10am-5pm, Wed-Fri 10am-8pm.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cheap Beauty Buys

Procter & Gamble's fall warehouse sale starts today and as always, there is lots of merchandise on sale for up to 75% off! Some of the brand names you'll find here are Almay, Revlon, Nivea, Aveeno, Lubriderm, Goody and Listerine. Designer fragrances such as Burberry, Versace, Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta can be had for up to 80% off.
September 22-27th; Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Location: International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, Hall 4A, Mississauga ON

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Grande Cheese

The minute you walk in you know (from the smell) their specialty is cheese. They have all varieties of cheese, but I never really look at the cheese. I glance briefly around at the pastas, oils, yummy frozen desserts, dried goods and then make a beeline for the bins of biscotti! My favourite is the chocolate chip which they did not have this time so I bought the triple chocolate (chocolate biscotti with chocolate chips and dipped in chocolate) and it is now my ultimate favourite!! Other flavours available are hazelnut, cranberry, pina colada and mocha. It sells for $8.49/lb and ten to twelve pieces comes to $6.03 altogether with tax. So worth it!
22 Orfus Rd, North York ON
Mon-Thurs: 9-6; Fri 9-7; Sat 9-6; Sun 9-5

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Studio 998

KC's Hats and Belle Boutique are launching their fall/winter collections on Saturday, September 26th from 11am-5pm. Both designers collections have been inspired by the British as David Dunkley of KC's Hats has recently studied with Rose Cory, Royal Milliner to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Joanna Sipos' inspiration comes after designing for London Fashion Week.
Location: 998 Bathurst St (2 blocks north of Bathurst subway station), Toronto ON

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pre-Season Coat Sale

Today in my in-box I received a notice about the Christ pre-season shearling sample and overstock sale. I have never heard of this company before but the jackets on their website are beautiful. Mens sizes 38-50 and womens sizes 4-16 are available. The sale runs from Sept 9-12 at ITA Christ Ltd, 84 Wingold Ave, Toronto - between Lawrence and Eglinton, just west of Dufferin.
Wed 9am-7pm (VIP day), Thurs 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm.

Toni Plus Warehouse Sale

For five days only (Sept 9-13th) you can save up to 80% off end of season stock at the annual Toni Plus warehouse sale! There will also be new arrivals from Jones New York labels at 50% off and a selection of 2009 fall fashions.
Wed to Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Location: 1140 Sheppard Ave W, Unit 16, North York ON (west of Allen Rd; minutes from Downsview subway station).

Friday, September 4, 2009

Coyle's Country Store

Coyle’s is like a bulk food store but everything’s already put in small bags and labelled with the weight and price, so you aren’t shocked by the amount of the bill when the cashier rings up your purchases! They have a large assortment of candy and snack foods such as humbugs, horehound drops, Uncle Rays Chips for $0.99/150g bag, toasted corn, peanuts, Foley’s Mints (aka Misty Mints), Cow Tales (chewy caramel stick with a vanilla flavoured centre – 3/$0.99), Olde English Cookie & Fudge Company fudge in flavours such as Orange Chocolate and Butterfly Kisses. I like the little individual packets of jams, peanut butter and Kraft Dressings they have, as they are super handy to pack in your lunch bag. They used to have purple (grape) and green (mint) licorice, the only place I’ve ever seen those two flavours but they no longer carry them. After stocking up on treats, you can look through all the gift items and seasonal items such as mini wind chimes for $1.99, Lone Pine Ghost Stories, calendars, cards, Webkinz, garden items (spring/summer) and Christmas ornaments (fall/winter). Baking supplies, kitchen gadgets, soup mixes, spices and dried goods can also be found here.
And of course, I have to show off my girly cherry purse I bought for $7 at their sidewalk sale last month.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Levi's & Dockers Annual Fall Warehouse Sale

It's back to school time and this is a great opportunity to stock up on long-wearing basics. Save up to 80% on men's and women's Red Tab jeans, tees, sweats, outerwear and more. You can also save on Dockers chinos, dress shirts and casual wear. Something new added to the sale is Hanes brand products for the whole family. The sale takes place September 3 - 7.
Location: International Centre, Hall 6, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga ON
Thurs 12-9pm; Fri 10am-9pm; Sat/Sun 10am-6pm; Mon 10am-5pm.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Don't Miss This One!

Jones New York Factory Stores are offering 80% off the original ticketed price of all their summer stock. I love their clothes and the fact they carry regular, plus and petite sizes.

(check out the great trench coat I picked up at last years sale)

Oxford Mills

Save up to 80% off at Oxford Mills now until August 23rd. Great deals such as bath sheets for $6.99, shower curtains for $3.99 and 400 thread count sheet sets starting at $29.88 can be had.
Hours: Fri 10-8; Sat 10-6; Sun 11-5
450 Doobie Dr, Cambridge ON

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Casual Summer Staples

Gotton Ginny is offering 40% off the lowest ticketed price of all their spring and summer items. This is a great opportunity to stock up on tees, tanks, shorts and capris now the hot weather has arrived!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More Orfus Road Adventures

Orfus Road posts seem to be the most visited on my blog so I’m happy to write about my recent adventure while on my summer vacation.

Body’N’Sole – shoes for $5 & $10! Both selected women’s and men’s shoes priced at either 2 pairs for $25 or 2 pairs for $50.

Crystal Bead – this is my newest and most favourite discovery! Beady supplies at great prices! They carry Swarovski crystals, pearls, strings of real stones and all the supplies needed to make necklaces, earrings and bracelets. I loved the cell phone straps you could buy and decorate with charms and the metal book marks that you can decorate. Check out the crystal bails (for hanging pendants from) in all sorts of great shapes and colours for really reasonable prices. They also sell some ready made jewellery such as pendants (3 for $12) and super long earrings for $1.99 (see pic below). While paying of for your purchases you can’t help but admire the crystal encrusted calculator and business card holder at the cash register.

Jessica NailsOPI nail polish for $6.99 a bottle. You can’t beat that! A new item that caught my eye was the Art Club Nail Art $4.99 – little packages of metallic hearts and flowers to add to your nails.

Tabi – everything under $20 excluding new arrivals. Skirts $10, tank tops 3/$15, t-shirts 2/$10.

Party Packagers – 40% off summer toys and summer party supplies.

Le Chateau – clutches and evening bags starting at $14.99 (most of them were priced at $29.99 but that’s still a good deal). Long sleeved, lightweight, wrap style sweaters in a rainbow of colours $19.99-$29.99, camisoles priced from $4.99-$9.99, super soft t-shirts in really pretty styles for $19.99 and large bags for $49.99.

Nine West – lots of shoes in lots of styles and colours at great prices. Definitely worth checking out! They are also the outlet for Fox clothing.

Suzi Shier, Bluenotes and Stitches all had 50% off sales happening.

Roots is offering up to 70% off selected styles.

Fairweather – purses, shoes, sunglasses and hoodies are buy 1 get 1 free! This store has doubled in size so it’s now almost as big as the Le Chateau outlet.

Kitchen Stuff Plus – is doing major renovations on the outside of the store but they are still open. Check out the 50% off section when you first enter the store. There’s always something new/cute/different that catches my eye whenever I go into this store and this time it was IDesign Wall Graphics. They come in both black and metallic silver and are available in shapes such as chandeliers and candles.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Smile for You

The Joe Boxer warehouse sale is on for seven days only at three locations. Save up to 75% off lounge pants, boxers, t-shirts, underwear and more! Other brands available are Buffalo, Dockers, Callaway Golf, Fila and Parasuco.
9325 Yonge St, Richmond Hill; 1455 McGowan Rd, Scarborough;

57 Northview Blvd, Vaughan; (cash, Visa & Interac accpeted)

Somewhere . . .

Over The Rainbow is offering final markdowns of up to 70% off their denim. They carry 'premium' (read: expensive) demin by names such as True Religion, Ed Hardy, Seven, Citizens of Humanity, Rock and Republic plus many more. All brands that are favourites of the Hollywood set. 101 Yorkville Ave, Toronto ON 416-967-7448

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

(Treasure) Trove

Trove is having a great summer sale. Purses, clothing and select shoes and jewellery are now (as of Aug 18th) up to 70% off (other jewellery is 30% off). This boutique carries great lines from Canada (Foxy Originals), the U.S. and Europe (Fly London). They offer complimentary gift wrapping and layaway on regualr priced items.Visit either of their locations: 2264 Bloor St W or 791 Bathurst St.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Show Off Your Pedicure Right

Now that you’ve gone to Urban Nails and had your piggies polished, you can pop over to Balisi and treat yourself to a great pair of summer shoes at 50% off. Chose from a colourful selection of leather, suede or rubber sandals and heels from lines such as Fly London , Colcci, Player, Firetrap and Jump. And just try to resist buying something from the early fall lines. (I couldn’t - see below).
439 Danforth Ave; 711 Queen St W (ask for Collin); 668 College St, Toronto ON

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pretty Toes & Fingers

Urban Nails is a wonderful, girly nail salon that’s easy on the wallet. When you arrive you're told to pick your polish colour from either the OPI or Essie lines on display. If you’re there to have your piggies polished, you are shown to a very comfortable, big message chair and get to soak your feet in the whirlpool bath with coloured lights. The pedicurist removes your old polish, dots on cuticle cream, trims your nails and cleans up your cuticles (if you don’t want them cut, they will gladly, gently push them back for you). You then have the option of having the blade or just the pumice stone used on your calluses/dry areas before you get the most heavenly leg and foot message. They use both oil and cream and message from your knee all the way down to the tips of your toes! After a thorough rinsing, your toes are based coated, polished and top coated then you’re seated at the back of the salon under a nail dryer where you can finish your beverage and read a magazine.
The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is very laid back but professional. You can ask for your own tools which are stored in a case with your name on it ready for next time. If you like having nail art on your toes, make sure to ask for Steven when you book your appointment as he does great work (evident when three of the staff gathered around my feet while he painted on daisies). Manicure $15; pedicure $25; free hand art $8+; full leg & bikini wax $50
179 Danforth Ave, Toronto ON (just east of Danforth subway) 416-778-8288
Mon – Sat 10am to 7pm; Sun 11am to 5pm
Walk-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another Procter&Gamble Warehouse Sale

Procter & Gamble are having their summer warehouse sale from
July 30-August 16. Once again this is a great chance to stock up on P&G products as well as CoverGirl Cosmetics at up to 75% off. There will also be Cambridge towels, great deals on Dickies apparel for men and women, Haggar clothing for men (sizes 30-48) and women (regular, plus, petite) and children's clothing (newborn to 6x) in the R.W. Kids Supersale section (offering selections from Levis and Kushies to name a few).
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm,
New Location: 1055 Squires Beach Rd, Pickering ON

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lululemon Warehouse Sale

Lululemon's first ever summer warehouse sale will take place July 23 to July 26, with prices ranging from 20% to 60% off retail. Everything from yoga pants to hoodies will be on sale from $9 to $150. New merchandise arriving daily for both men and women in sizes XS to XXL.
Hours: Thurs & Fri 10am-9pm; Sat 9am-7pm; Sun 9am-5pm
Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton ON

Monday, June 29, 2009

More Sales!

Kitchen Stuff Plus's annual sidewalk sale was cancelled on Saturday, July 11th due to the pouring rain. The NEW DATE is Saturday, August 15th. Save up to 90% off items due to scratches/dents/imperfect packaging. Cash only. All sales final.
76 Orfus Rd, Toronto ON

The Jones New York Factory Store is offering an additional 40% off the lowest tickets price from June 29-July 8. This offer is only available at the factory store outlets. (excludes jewellery and handbags).

Cotton Ginny is having a buy one get one for 1/2 price sale June 29-July12.

Addition Elle, MXM and Penningtons are offering an extra 30%-50% off already reduced merchandise both online and in-store. Did you know that if you order something online from AE or Pennington's and you don't like it or it doesn't fit, you can actually return it to a store and not have to mail it back and incur the extra cost of postage! How great is that?!

At Reitman's you can save up to 50% off selected summer stock. Check out their website for their Vacation Must Haves for $20 or Less. You can get a zebra striped canvas bag, big enough to fit beach essentials for only $14.99; flip flops for $8, a sleeveless crinkle blouse for $20 and that good old summer staple: tank tops - 2 for $18.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Jones New York Vaughan Warehouse Tent Sale

With everything at up to 80% off this sale is a can't miss! You'll find savings on brands such as Jones New York Sport, Jones New York Collection, Jones New York Signature, AK Anne Klein, and Nine West. Dresses and jackets from $19.99; tops and bottoms from $9.99. Sizes available in Woman, Missy, and Petite. The sale runs from June 22 until July 19. Don't forget to visit the Jones New York Factory Store next door.
Hours: Mon&Tues 10am-6pm; Wed to Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12pm-5pm.
388 Applewood Crescent, Vaughan, ON, L4K4B4

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Eight Days Only!

William Ashley's summer warehouse sale will take place June 25-28 and July 2-5 at 62 Railside Rd (2 blocks east of the DVP, south of Lawrence Ave E). You'll be able to save up to 90% off brand names such as Waterford, Lenox, Denby, Mikasa, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton.
Hours: June 25-26 from 10am to 8pm; June 27-28 from 10am to 5pm; July 2-3 from 10am to 8pm; July 4-5 from 10am-5pm.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Warehouse Sales

Revlon/Johnson&Johnson - Revlon cosmetics, Almay, Aveeno, Neutrogena, Clean&Clear, fragrances and Cambridge towels are some of the items you'll find at up to 75% off at this popular sale. It begins June 23 and ends on June 28.
Hours: Tues-Fri 10 am - 8 pm; Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Location: International Center, Hall #6, Mississauga ON

Toni Plus - Up to 90% off! Jones Signature and AK by Anne Klein at 50% off. Other designer labels include Samoon, Lafayette 148 New York, Ellen Tracy, Fusun, Magaschoni and Yeok. Sale takes place June 24 to June 28. Hours: Wed to Sat 10am to 7 pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm
Location: 1140 Sheppard Ave W, Unit 16, North York ON

Tabi - Up to 80% off the original price! T-Shirts & Tanks from $4.99; shorts and capris from $7.99. Large selection of plus size clothing. Sale runs from June 26 to June 28.
Hours: 10am to 6pm each day. Location: 44 Samor Rd (back entrance) Toronto ON

Roots - Receive up to 50% off select styles plus an extra 20% at and Roots 73 Outlet locations ONLY.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Choo for the Masses

H&M has had many guest designers create limited edition clothing lines for them (Viktor & Rolf, Karl Lagerfeld, etc.) and all have created line-ups and shopping frenzies on the day they became available. I don't expect it to be any different when the line of shoes and boots by Jimmy Choo
hits H&M stores on November 14th.

Midnight Madness

IKEA is having a midnight madness sale Friday, June 19 from 8pm-12am. You will get 50% off remaining summer collection items.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sale Time!

Summer's barely begun and retailers are already offering sales to unload all the untouched merchandise they have.

Mango - 50% off everything.

Banana Republic - June 18to July 5 up to 40% off.

Cotton Ginny - from June 15 to June 21 get 25% to 50% off everything in the store. This weekend is going to be steamy so now is the time to stock up on capris, shorts, tanks and skirts.

H&M - up to 50% off selected merchandise.

Ardene - racer back tanks 3/$15; capris 2/$15; cotton scarves 2/$10; flip flops 80% off.

The Shoe Company - buy one red tagged item and get a second red tagged item for 25% off.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Recession? What Recession?!

The malls are crowded, stores are packed and everyone has at least one bag of merchandise hanging off their arm. Apparently people aren't aware we're experiencing a recession or they don't know what that means or they just don't care. It's not like the stores are offering amazing deals to lure people through their doors to part with their hard earned money.

I'm sure the recent bout of warm, sunny weather has people eager to make spring purchases to 'celebrate' the coming season. I'm trying to resist the urge as I don't change over to my warmer weather wardrobe until May, but I've found a way to fulfill the urge for something new without spending a fortune. It's called buying a new purse. Yes, something as basic (and necessary) as a purse helps satisfy that shopping urge and I have something new, bright and cheerful to show off. My golden rule is to never pay more than $50 for a purse (so I obviously don't own anything made of leather but I do have a small suede handbag). I was delighted to have a super cheap purse store recommended to me by more than one person - Bags Fashion. This little shop sells most purses for $9.99-$19.99. I bought this metallic, lime green bag with detachable strap for only $9.99! They do have more conservative bags for those not into bright and shiny as well as bags large enough to hold workout wear so you can still look fashionable while heading to the gym.

Bags Fashion, 8 Wellesley St E, Toronto (north east corner of Yonge & Wellesley) 416-928-0057

Don't forget that Winners is also a great place to buy a fabulous bag for $40 or less.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

The Shoe Company has re-opened on Yonge Street just south of Bloor. They are now located on the west side of Yonge right across from Kitchen Stuff Plus. As this is only their second week of operation, the shelves are chocked full of every style, colour and size of women's and men's dress shoes, casual shoes and runners. And as always, they have an awesome purse collection. Plus, they have an upstairs section with further reduced men's and womens shoes. So go get yourself fashionably shod for less!
750 Yonge St, Toronto ON

Friday, March 6, 2009

Revlon/Johnson & Johnson Warehouse Sale

The sale is only on for 6 days so mark your calendars and take advantage of all the great savings - at least 50% off products and up to 80% off womens' and men's fragrances.
Some favourite brandnames that wil be available include Aveeno, Lubriderm, Phisoderm, Band-Aid and Neutrogena as well as Revlon cosmetics. There will also be good deals on Cambridge Towels and Dickies Medical Scrubs. Parking is free and there is no admission, but the line-up to get in will be long so go early!
Tuesday, March 17 - Sunday, March 22
Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm
International Centre, 6900 Airport Road. Hall 4A, Mississauga, ON, L4V1E8

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cheap Winter Wear and More

Ends, located at 1930 Queen St East in Toronto has marked down their cold weather wear to unbelievable prices. Flag Accessories (faux fur shawls, headbands and scarves) are a mere $1.99, Kodiak wool socks for men are $5.99 for a three pack, assorted sweatshirts and pullovers for men, women and children are $1.99, ladies brushed cotton pajama bottoms are 2 for $9.99 and leather gloves are $6.99. Other goodies to check out are the Hanes boxer briefs for men $3.99, Roots Kids tops and bottoms $0.99 each (not a typo), Rockwater Designs trekking poles $14.99 each. Spend some time sifting through the bins of bracelets, necklaces, pins and earrings all priced at $1.99.