Lola & Gigi online discounts
Any curvy gals looking for fun and flirty plus-size fashions should check out the recently launched on-line boutique Lola & Gigi. If you sign up for the mailing list, you’ll automatically receive a 25 per cent off coupon code to use on your next purchase (valid until Jan. 31). And there are oodles of cool pieces, including items by Canadian designers, workout gear, as well as a selection of Diane Kennedy’s chic separates made using sustainable fabrics. If you’d rather shop in person, the next Lola & Gigi event is happening from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28 (92B Carrier Dr., Etobicoke). Everything will be 40 per cent off for one day only. www.lolaandgigi.com
Fitness fashions at Zellers
If you’re one of the many people starting off the new year with the goal of becoming more active a priority, then you might want to kick off January on the right (sneakered) foot and treat yourself to some fresh new workout gear. Keep in mind it’s not necessary to spend a fortune to get fit in style. Frugalistas are wise to the hip options now available at Zellers. Expect to find a mix of in-house lines, name brands and even a selection of sports bras, yoga pants and athletic tops made in organic/eco-friendly fabrics tagged at fair prices (most items are under $30).
Preloved warehouse sale
Next Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., Preloved is hosting its annual warehouse sale. Don’t miss it, because this is the only time fans of the store’s distinctive revamped vintage fashions can score these limited edition lovelies for up to 90 per cent off. Prices range from $10 to $50, so be there early for the best steals. The sale features fall/winter stock only.
- Where: Preloved Studios, 24 Ryerson Ave. (between Spadina and Bathurst, north of Queen). www.preloved.ca
Helping girls in Africa
Tampax and Always are partnering with HERO (via the United Nations) to support the Protecting Futures program. This initiative helps ensure young women in Africa no longer need to miss up to 20 per cent of their school year due to their menstrual periods. Female students are provided with the sanitary products they require to attend classes full time and the companies contributing are also donating funds for school supplies and more. So, next time you need to pick up some pads or tampons, consider buying from brands committed to helping less fortunate girls. For more visit: www.protectingfutures.com
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