If you’re not heading up to a cottage this weekend, don’t pout. Instead, enjoy the many swoon-worthy deals to be had on summer merch right here in the T-dot. Celebrate Canada Day with a session of retail therapy — then, hit the boardwalk in style.
Regular readers know that FF loves Accessorize. It’s a fave source for consistently fab bags, jewelry, hair accents and oodles of other goodies. Starting this week, the early summer sale kicks in — expect a solid selection of funky jewelry and scarves marked down by 50 per cent. And, this is really just an appetizer, since this UK import’s deepest discounts begin on Thursday, July 6 — mark your calendars, because stock vanishes in a wink. And don’t be surprised if you find FF there herself, madly combing through the racks for stylish bargains.
WHERE: 2614 Yonge St., 416-483-4992; and 320 Queen St. W., 416-979-8804.
Stella cloning alert
If you're a big Stella McCartney fan, then do pop into Costa Blanca (Eaton Centre, Scarborough Town Centre and other locations) where several tops give a heavy nod to this It-girl’s signature draping.
FF’s fave option is a sultry halter top in slinky jersey, featuring a deep cowl neck in the front, plus a ruched backseam and wooden bangles incorporated into the Grecian goddess straps. It’s only $25, and available in a natural cotton/oatmeal shade, which is best worn on richer skintones (pasty white gals might skip this top or apply faux tanner).
To celebrate Canada Day, Preloved (613 Queen St. W., 416-504-8704, www.preloved.ca) won’t be charging sales tax this weekend. That’s a savings of 15 per cent, and to sweeten the deal, this hipster hub of revamped vintage will be serving pink lemonade. Best to be refreshed when shopping for sizzling deals! Special sale hours are in effect: Thursday and Friday, open until 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, until 6 p.m.; then closed Monday.
Five On Spadina is hosting yet another mammoth clearance sale, starting today. Pop by 96 Spadina Ave., and score “lowest ever prices” on brand- name merchandise for men and women — like 575 and Joe’s jeans for $79. FF has scooped a fewnuggets here, so it’s legit, but be prepared to dig. Unfortunately, no plus-size merch. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. For details and a list of labels, visit www.shoppingaddicts.caor call 416-203-9067.