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.