A selection of belt buckles and broaches made by Barbie’s Basement Jewelry, which will be hosting a studio sale this weekend.


Cuts for a cause

Redken Canada has partnered with OneXOne for a national Cut-A-Thon scheduled for this Sunday with an aim of raising over $250,000.

All funds raised will benefit this worthy non-profit which aims to support, preserve and improve the lives of children both here in Canada as well as at numerous crisis points around the world. Proceeds are distributed to children’s charities including War Child, Right To Play, Child Find Ontario and Millennium Promise.

Representing Redken in Toronto, posh-yet-hip Exit Salon (1360 Yonge St., near St. Clair Avenue) is offering deeply discounted rates on their much-coveted cuts —women $40, men $30, kids $20.

This is a fabulous opportunity to give to a good cause, as 100 per cent of proceeds go to OneXOne), while treating yourself to an above-average ‘do.

To book an appointment, call 416-966-3948 or visit Exit online at For more information about OneXOne, visit

Studio sale

BBJ is opening its east end studio doors to the stylish this weekend, June 2 and 3, for a spring sale worth checking out.

Fans of this sassy-fab line can score 50 to 75 per cent off seconds and older stock, plus no tax on stunners from their current collection.

This will also be a rare chance to purchase limited edition pieces from their Beever & Trixie collection of small artworks inspired by wacky road trips(ash trays, shot glasses and more.)

For anyone keen to discuss custom work with the BBJ gals, this is a cool chance to bring in ideas or images — perfect for an unconventional Father’s Day gift.

WHERE: 401 Logan Ave., unit #220.

HOURS: Sat. June 2, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, Sun., June 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

INFO: Tel. 416-466-3759,

This event coincides with the Riverdale Art Walk, running from Broadview across Queen Street East through Leslieville, as well as the Snoflake/Dagg And Stacey fabric sale (Saturday only) at 1015 Queen St. E.; see

Sample blowout

Starting friday through Sunday, D.C. Sample Sales is hosting one of their mega-deal events in the fashion district. This time, the wallet-friendly finds include goodies for hip boys and girls from an impressive mix of hot apparel labels such as BCBG, Betsey Johnson (shoes), Ernest Sewn, Ben Sherman, Diesel, Paper Denim, Hollister, Havianas, Paige Denim, Seven Dor All Mankind and lots more tempting loot — with prices slashed by up to 90 per cent.

Reportedly, there will be extra staff on site, additional change rooms and a more efficient cash area, which should make the deal-hunting a bit less daunting than usual.

Still, it’s worth a little chaos to scoop dreamy designer denim for a song.

Credit and debit cards are accepted, but shoppers who pay with cash will save an extra 10 per cent.

WHERE: 161 Spadina Ave., south of Queen Street and north of Richmond.

WHEN: Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.