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<p>Made You Look (1338 Queen St. W., 416-463-2136), the jewelry studio and boutique featuring lovelies by local artists and designers, recently launched a sister store across the street, showcasing unique accessories. Expect quirky-cool wearables by Toronto faves such as Buttercup Days, Paper Snake, Soos and Smitten Kitten.</p>




Charity Denim


Designer jeans will be on offer for half price at U of T’s charity denim event, taking place Tuesday.





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Made You Look (1338 Queen St. W., 416-463-2136), the jewelry studio and boutique featuring lovelies by local artists and designers, recently launched a sister store across the street, showcasing unique accessories. Expect quirky-cool wearables by Toronto faves such as Buttercup Days, Paper Snake, Soos and Smitten Kitten.





All stylistas know it’s accessories that can stretch your fashion dollar and update your look, so scoot over and check out the hip offerings. Now through to the end of the month, clip out and present this column and score a free pair of earrings with any purchase. Preview the goodies at www.madeyoulook.ca






discounts at Distill


Another indie retailer worth visiting is Distill (55 Mill St., The Distillery, 416-304-0033). This carefully curated gallery now has select wearables on sale. Save 20 per cent off scarves by Mother of Purl, plus a whopping 40 per cent off clothing by Dagg and Stacey, Glasgow, B.C.’s Alison Wonderland, as well as Lily and Jae. Stylish boys should check out the one-of-a-kind shirts by AKA Clothing (rarely on sale) and fans of Susan Harris and Montreal’s Fairyesque would also be wise to peruse the racks — these lines are reduced by 20 per cent. www.distillgallery.com






clothing drive


Double Take (310 Gerrard St. E. at Parliament Street), a well-organized thrift shop that sells affordable quality clothing and benefits the Yonge Street Mission, is holding its annual clothing drive this week. Do a purge of your closets and contribute a bag of gently used fashions at one of the donation points along the 16 (underground) PATH Towers. Items will be accepted between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. today and tomorrow.





By donating a bag of your castoffs, you will be helping support the Yonge Street Mission’s various training and counselling programs. www.ysm.on.ca.






charity denim event


If you love designer denims, but can’t quite afford them at full price (like most of us), then get to the charity denim event at the University of Toronto from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Tuesday. Authentic made in the U.S.A. 7 For All Mankind, Red Engine, True Religion, Joe’s and lots more swish jean labels for men and women will be represented and selling for 50 per cent off.





  • Where: Med Sci Student Commons (Room MS2171), 1 King’s College Circle




  • Note: You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or cash, but NO debit.



This event is organized by the Toronto Area Alumnae Panhellenic and Sororities at the University of Toronto and benefits women’s education.




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Nathalie-Roze Fischer is an accessories designer, writer and DIY enthusiast. Visit her online at www.nathalie-roze.com or at her indie shop/studio in Leslieville (1015 Queen St. East).

 
 
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