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Gap trouser jeans, $79.50.


Last Splash Craft Fair


Head over to the west end and scoop up some inspired wearables by some of T.O.’s best upstart designer-crafters. You’ll find buttons, books, jewelry and more quirky-cool stuff.



Where: Good Catch General Store backyard, 1556 Queen St. W., on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Who: Sweetie Pie Press, Coldsnap Bindery, Amy Lam, Zeesy Powers, Pleasurecraft Fibre and other indie crafter-designers.





Saturday night fever


Butterfly Events is hosting a fab night of cocktails and jewelry shopping this Saturday at Yorkville’s Empire Lounge, 50 Cumberland Ave. Expect a tempting medley of local talent, including saucy and affordable offerings by Smitten, Brave Butterfly, Psalms, Bumblebee Jewelry, White Lotus Design and Drift plus other hip designers.


The martinis and retail therapy start at 9 p.m.





Super sale


Save up to half off all the summer stock at Girl Friday, 740 Queen St. W., 416-364-2511, which stocks everything from flirty tops and skirts to party dresses, swish accessories and beyond.


Prices are typically reasonable, so reduced merch is raided in a hurry. Don’t miss out, and while you’re digging through the deals take a gander at the fresh fall arrivals, including Second Jeans, www.secondclothing.com.


This sizzling Canadian denim line boasts several butt-celebrating styles, including the Captain, for more voluptuous apple-like cheeks, and the Gwen, which is more suited for those lacking in the butt area. They’re a wee splurge at $135 a pair, but definitely worth considering.





Beauty duty


Gearing up early for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, otherwise known as October, Goody is launching a line of Ouchless hair grooming tools. FF’s fave is the Ouchless Hairbrush, fashioned in a fresh-looking translucent pink acrylic, $8 at Shoppers and other retailers, which lives up to its promises of gently removing tangles whilst giving the scalp a subtle massage. Better still, a portion of proceeds for sales of the brush benefit various breast cancer charities.





Denim delights


Very much on-trend for fall, Gap has introduced a tempting selection of denim options. The key silhouette this season is the skinny cigarette leg, best on the slim and/or the high-heeled, but a close runner-up is the trouser jean, more like something Katherine Hepburn might have worn. Both are available in various shades of indigo and degrees of distress, and at $79.50, not too precious for stylish experimentation. Hardcore stylistas should get their mitts on a pair sooner than later, as these styles are sure to vanish in a flash come September.



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