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Anyone keen to scoop deals on local indie labels should hoof it to the Chocolate Factory Lofts Saturday where designers will be on site to offer shoppers styling tips.
Expect to save a wad on lovelies from Wonderlust, House Of Spy, Juma Movement and UpperCut. This sale will also feature exclusive items including one-of-a-kind pieces, samples, finds from past seasons and pretty frocks galore (ideal for wedding season). It’s also the final Toronto sale for Wonderlust, which is relocating to Vancouver this autumn.
WHEN: Sat., July 21, noon to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Chocolate Factory Lofts, 967 Queen St. W., street level.
Beats and bargains
Kensington Market indie fashion hub The Rage is poised to launch its second compilation CD this weekend. The Rage Toronto disc showcases 16 local bands including No Dynamics, Kids On TV, Two Koreas and Republic Of Safety, and is yours for just $3, with proceeds going to local arts initiative for street youth Sketch, www.sketch.ca.
As a stellar bonus, all the über-funky merchandise produced by emerging local design talent (think Paper People, Mechanical Donkey, SNAP and several others) is 20 per cent off this weekend only — save an additional five per cent if you sing a tune for owner Sarah Campbell.
WHEN: 13 Kensington Ave.
WHERE: Sat., July 21, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., July 22, noon to 6 p.m.
INFO: Call 416-588-5177 or see www.ragestyle.blogspot.com.
If you’re addicted to over-sized sunglasses, you may just wanted to hit Ardene where select styles are now 10 for $10 (yes, that means they’re $1 each). Also score trendy flip-flops (starting at $2), funky beach towels and sunhats, plus tons more under $10. Hair accessories and costume jewelry is priced at either five-for- $10 or 10-for-$10 with mix- and-matching allowed within the same price categories. Who says summer fashion has to bite your budget?