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Bygone elegance

Deals Galore at Zellers

The Women’s and juniors sections at Zellers have been flooded with all kinds of spring goodies worth perusing this week. And, through to mid-month, the Midtown collection (an in-house line of stylish work and casual wear) is reduced by 25 per cent. With prices ranging from $14 to $39 at full price, this is a great incentive to pick up a few mix and match pieces at a delicious discount. Highlights include plenty of tunic tops in old pop-art prints and sweet smock dresses ($29 – $39), plus designer-look denim, pretty eyelet and lace blouses with puff sleeves ($19) and adorable sundresses with handkerchief-style shoulder straps ($29). Select workout gear has been marked down by 40 per cent as well.

Philip Sparks for Town Shoes

Local it-boy designer Philip Sparks whose runway show wowed both press and fashion fanatics at Toronto Fashion Week recently can now also boast a tempting capsule collection of fashion forward men’s footwear. Sold exclusively at Town Shoes, the designs include stylish everyday cycling-inspired lace-ups, a sleek sailing shoe and a retro-chic evening loafer — especially delicious in white — that conjures the bygone elegance of 1970s Bowie and Brian Ferry (Roxy Music) ensembles ($120 – $135). Visit www.townshoes.com.

Cheapie Delights for the Girls…

Frugalistas should hoof it to their nearest PayLess Shoes location, as a fresh wave of spring shoe joy has just hit the shelves. Whether you’re after ballet flats (retro pointy or sweet round toes), sexy sandals, or the in-between closed-toe wedge, there are so many cuties to choose from. FF has fallen hard for the green floral print sling backs with Minnie Mouse bows adorning the toe cleavage and an espadrille-style straw wedge heel (just $37). Nothing over $40, so it’s easy to leave with more than one pair guilt-free.

Style Blog Dishes

Rags and Mags, a cheeky new blog produced by Toronto-based stylista/musician Carolyn Rohaly and fashion illustrator Danielle Meder, launched appropriately during Toronto’s Fashion Week. Delivered in a chatty diary format, the clever project offers up vastly different yet authentic perspectives via two fictional female characters. Visit: www.ragsandmags.com.

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