Yummy Mummy sale
Stylish gals with growing bumps should take note of the upcoming Yummy Mummy super-sale scheduled for the weekend of May 26 and 27 at Lilith Clothing. This semi-annual, two-day shopping event consistently delivers great deals on hip maternity fashions, so get there early for the best selection. Generally, the deepest discounts are on stock from past collections (sale prices range from $5 to $45), but this uniquely funky line isn’t trend-driven and looks great year after year — even in the transitional post-baby months. Make sure to seek out the more user-friendly nursing tops and dresses, featuring a double-layer bra (versus a zipper), which offers support and easy access for discreet breastfeeding. New merchandise will be sold at wholesale prices, including the popular capri pants, wrap tops and a medley of quirky-cool dresses. Cash only.
WHEN: Sat., May 26, and Sun., May 27, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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WHERE: Lilith Clothing, 541 Queen St. W.
INFO: Call 416-703-4111 or check out www.yummymummy.net.
Anyone keen on do-it-yourself crafty fashion should mark the dates of the More Than Just A Yardage Sale — taking place Fri., May 25 and Sat., May 26 — to avoid hardcore regrets. Fabric hounds are sure to swoon at the 12th annual sale, a fundraiser for the Textile Museum’s always fantastic programming. Expect a lineup, but it’s worth the wait to comb through piles of swoon-worthy finds (fabrics, notions, patterns and more) at bargainista prices. Excellent timing for spring/summer projects.
WHEN: Fri., May 25, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat., May 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: The Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave. (near St. Patrick subway station). The sale takes place in a large tent in the TMC’s parking lot and goes on rain or shine. Cash only.
TLC for tootsies
AirPlus For Her has just launched a line of summer footcare products that are definitely worth trying out. For heeled sandals and slides, the Gel Steppies, $7.99, provide dreamy cushioning for the ball of the foot and prevent slippage on sticky-hot days, while the My Footprint foam insoles, $6.99 for a six-pack, many with colourful, patterned designs, inject comfort and character into any footwear.
However, it’s the new My Arch custom-mouldable orthotic inserts that are especially impressive. These arch supports, developed by podiatrist Dr. David Sharnoff, $12.99 a pair, are meant to be heated in a regular home oven, then moulded to the shape of your foot. These are especially useful to sports enthusiasts, waiters and anyone in the service industry. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores,
Zellers and select grocery chains. See www.airplusfootcare.com.
Splurge at Suzy’s
Anyone hunting down funky shades, chunky baubles or cute tops should definitely hit Suzy Shier. FF noted some cute wedge sandals marked down to $6 a pair, plus a noteworthy jewelry sale — buy one and get two free — and there are lots of fun options such as long strands of wood-and-shell beads, huge Pop-Art brights, oversized earrings and more. And fans of the baby-doll style cut have multiple options in tops or dresses. Tons of spring cuties start at just $15. See www.suzyshier.com.