for the boys
This Saturday, Off The Cuff, the popular uptown source for high-end gently used designer menswear, is hosting a “No-Need-to-Shuffle-Off-to-Buffalo” sale.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., everything in the store will be reduced by 20 per cent for this one day only, including choice threads by prestige lines such as Hugo Boss, Etro, Canali, Zegna, Paul Smith, Marc Jacobs, Dsquared, Armani, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana as well as Yohji Yamamoto.
Expect some sweet deals as well as honest, style-savvy wardrobe consulting from in-house staff — owner Lee Romberg, in particular, consistently delivers stellar advice on which options best suit your personal style, budget and body-type.
Where: 5 Broadway Ave., north of Eglinton Avenue and east of Yonge Street. 416-489-4248 www.offthecuff.ca
craft shows hit list
• The SpeakEasy Holiday Show at the Gladstone Hotel takes place 8-11 p.m. tonight.
Cocktails and quirky-cool gifts galore await hip holiday shoppers this evening.
Sip and peruse the offerings by more than 40 local artist/designer-craftistas. Oodles of jewelry, bags, paper crafts, toys, soap and wearable lovelies — many items are one-of-a-kind or limited edition, so this is a good source for unusual gifts.
Some of the most intriguing vendors this year include Brit Boutique (fab leather belts and wallets), Smitten Kitten (vintage-inspired cards, buttons, jewelry and hats), Sweetie Pie Press (charming buttons) and two of FF’s fave emerging jewelry designers: Nicole Kagan (organic wire work and stone collages) and Melissa Clemente (stunning asymmetrical earrings and bold, drapy pendants).
Where: Gladstone Hotel, second floor, 1214 Queen St. W.
Admission: Pay what you can (suggested donation: $4).
•This weekend, the Holiday Marketplace at 401 Richmond is on, through to Sunday.
Hours are today and Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.
Expect a refined medley of handmade gifts and wearables by local artists, designers and seasoned crafters, including paper crafts, glass and ceramics, original photography, hats, skincare, knits and more.
Sassy Little Craft Show
Saturday: 7pm to 12:30am, Sunday: 12noon to 5:30pm (Dec. 8 & 9)
Over 25 indie crafters at this craft show with a licensed bar. Lots of wallet-friendly goodies for your nice and naughty lists. Highlights: track down recycled sweater-mitts by SLO, Crafty Like A Fox's cross-stitch kits and saucy items by Soap Scum.
Where: The Victory Cafe, 581 Markham Street, near Honest Ed's (Bloor & Bathurst area)