Prices Lowered at Body Shop
Starting this week, The Body Shop is establishing pricing parity with the US on some of its top-selling products. This is fab news for the many fans of this eco-friendly line of dreamy lotions and potions, known for a longtime commitment to fair trade with developing nations.

Hundreds of the chain’s already accessibly priced items, including favourites such as Coconut Body Butter, Vitamin E Eye Cream and the Tea Tree Oil Face Wash, will now be marked with a Canadian flag symbol throughout the store, so customers can easily identify their savings.

Bonus: shoppers who sign up for The Body Shop Love Your Body program will score an additional 10 per cent off these lowered prices. Visit

Old Navy Deals
Got to love the sale racks at Old Navy. Where else can a frugalista enjoy the thrill of leaving with a full bag of goodies for under $50? Right now, check out the wedge-heeled espadrille sandals with strappy ankle ties in stretchy jersey (just $25, reg. $40), over-sized clutches with chunky wooded closures (now $4.99, reg. $28), plus all kinds of pretty summer tops and frocks going for $7 to $19 a piece.

Make sure to comb the racks in the maternity section too, where all kinds of curve-friendly options abound for under $40.

Ottawa's First Fashion Week
Finally Ottawa’s got its own fashion week happening, and it should be a cool kickstart with over 30 participants showcasing their designs, including local independent designers as well as creatives from Toronto, Edmonton and even the UK. Runway shows and style-related events are scheduled for this evening through to Saturday (May 24) at the Arts Court. For details on what's planned, visit

Sewing Classes at Workshop Boutique
Want to learn how to make your own eco-friendly tote bag? Then sign up for Workshop's Sewing Basics course, which starts on Monday June 2nd from 6-9pm at their cute shop/studio in The Market (242 Dalhousie St.).

The cost is $45 plus GST. Materials are included, but it's suggested that beginners bring their own machine (so they can familiarize themselves with it and continue creating at home).

Space is limited, so register early at 613-789-5534 or visit

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