Deals for designer boys
Men with a taste for hip, top-quality clothing should definitely make their way to the Off the Cuff 50 per cent off winter sale, running now through to Saturday (Feb. 23). This unique resale shop, known for stellar deals on prestige labels year-round, is offering half off all fall/winter merchandise from the likes of Etro, Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith, Canali, Prada, Boss, Seraphin, Zegna and other tempting style nuggets.
Whether you’re after a luxe European suit, some designer denim or a well-cut shirt, this sale is not to be missed. Pal Zileri suits, which normally retail for $2,500 are now $400, while Diesel jeans are yours for just $45 — also check for swoon-worthy ties and other chic accessories.
Bonus: gift certificates are 30 per cent off ($70 gets you a $100 gift card) and fashion-savvy owner Lee Romberg will be on-site offering gratis wardrobe consulting.
Where: Off the Cuff, 5 Broadway Ave., 416-489-4248, www.offthecuff.ca.
Note: open tonight and Friday until 7 p.m., Saturday until 6 p.m.
Inesra vintage sale
This Saturday Toronto vintage hounds are wise to head to the INESRA (I’ll Never Ever Shop Retail Again) vintage sale. Expect to find a rich index of well-curated vintage clothing and accessories (primarily women’s wear) — everything from quirky hats to elegant evening gowns and retro glam coats.
This stash of vintage lovelies from the 1940s through to the 70s is sure to please those who appreciate the bygone days of fashion. Arrive early for the best selection.
Where: 315 Alabany Ave., northeast Corner of Albany and Bridgman (near Casa Loma).
When: This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more info, contact Kerry at: 416-707-1695 Note: this is a cash-only event.
Annie’s farewell sale
Aiming to focus more on her fine art textile works, Queen West fashion pioneer Annie Thompson is poised to close her boutique at the end of March. Fans of her distinctive fabric collage wearables — most notably her pants, jackets and handbags — can now scoop up her few of a kind creations at 40 to 70 per cent off. Everything in the shop has been reduced to move, so do pop by to toast Annie’s 25 years in the Toronto fashion scene.
Where: Annie Thompson, 674 Queen St. West, 416-703-3843).
Beauty duty: the eyes have it!
Regular readers know that FF is constantly trying out new mascaras. Next to a stellar brow, a superb mascara is a gal’s best tool for giving eyes a glam pop. Cover Girl’s Volume Exact Mascara, a new-ish formula in a distinctive coppery/burgundy tube is a fantastic product that does wonders for just $6.99. Expect this magic wand to thicken and lengthen lashes way beyond what most budget brands can pull off — bonus: no clumping.