FASHION AND BEAUTY
ALYSSA AGENCY SAMPLE SALE
This sample sale includes such must-have brands as Fidelity Denim, Snob and Covet. All sizes are available. Cash only. Nov. 9 to 13. 2770 Dufferin St., Ste. 206, 416-782-4169, alyssaagency.ca.
Leather coats are deeply discounted at the Hot for Winter Sale. Some great buys include a ladies’ bomber with hood for $199 (down from $369) and a men’s lamb leather jacket for $249 (down from $479). Until Nov. 11. Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge St., 416-595-6336; plus other GTA locations, danier.com.
ESPRIT AND LACOSTE SALE
Save 80 per cent on Esprit men’s and women’s clothing and Lacoste footwear. Nov. 12 to 15. International Centre, Hall 4, 6900 Airport Rd., styledemocracy.com/?p=273.
In celebration of its 11th anniversary, the newly relocated boutique owned by Toronto designer Trish Ewanika is offering 15 per cent off pieces from the fall/winter collection and select holiday items. Nov. 12 to 14. 1083 Bathurst St., 416-927-9699, ewanika.ca.
JONATHAN AND OLIVIA
The Ossington boutique’s warehouse sale includes up to 90 per cent off last season’s items. Nov. 13 to 15. 49 Ossington Ave., 416-849-5956.
REIA STUDIO SAMPLE SALE
Here’s what to expect: in shoes, Lanvin, YSL, Ann Demeulemeester and Alexander McQueen; in clothes, Stella McCartney, Ports 1961, Haider Ackerman and Michael Kors—all marked down by at least 70 per cent. Nov. 11 to 13. 555 Richmond St. W., Ste. 706, 416-777-9722, reiasamplesale.com.
All locations of this Toronto store are holding a four-day charity sale. Donate $10 and get 20 per cent off your purchase. All proceeds go to Ve-ahavta, the Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee. 388 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-488-8210; plus four other GTA locations, tntthenewtrend.com.
WINTER DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE
Winter coats, parkas and leather jackets (as well as some designer denim) are all marked down between 40 and 80 per cent. Look for such coveted brands as Paige, Seven for All Mankind, Hudson and Lacoste. Nov. 11 to 13. 11–9. Le Parc Banquet Hall, 8432 Leslie St., 416-399-9959.
AU LIT FINE LINENS and LIV BY AU LIT
Both locations of the midtown linen empire are holding a semi-annual sale on luxe pillows and duvets, which are marked down by 25 per cent. Until Nov. 30. 2049 Yonge St., 416-489-7010; 418 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-481-2300.
Renovators, take note—it’s the Bathroom Sale at Ginger’s, with 20 per cent off most bathtubs, toilets, faucets, sinks and hardware. Until Nov. 29. 95 Ronald Ave., 416-787-1787, gingersbath.com.
Restoration Hardware’s Friends and Family event is just in time for holiday shopping; everything in the store is 20 per cent off. Use this form to send an invite to yourself and friends. Nov. 12 to 16. 2434 Yonge St., 416-322-9422, restorationhardware.com.
This fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation includes a Canadian designer silent auction with pieces from Greta Constantine, David Dixon and Jeremy Laing among others. $40 in advance; $50 at the door. Nov. 12. 7 p.m. Burroughes Building, 639 Queen St. W., thefrocktailparty.com.
INTERNATIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST TRADE SHOW
Makeup fiends learn tricks of the trade and get makeovers from experts like Norma Hill-Patton, head makeup artist of the Twilight series. $35. Nov. 21 and 22. Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd., imatsshow.com.
LUNDSTRÖM SPRING/SUMMER 2010 PREVIEW
Fans of Linda Lundström can preview her spring collection and, on Saturday, meet the Canadian designer. Free gift with purchase. Nov. 13 and 14. Eleven Boutique, 116 Cumberland St., 416-966-3935.
ONE OF A KIND SHOW
The pre-holiday Toronto tradition is back, with over 800 vendors selling just about everything: crafts, clothing, preserves and lots of stocking stuffer–friendly tchotchkes. Nov. 26 to Dec. 6. Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd., oneofakindshow.com.
In support of North York General Hospital’s Karen, Heather and Lynn Steinberg Breast Services, this fundraiser is heavy on shopping. For one evening, shops at Bayview Village will offer special discounts to partygoers. There will also be cocktails, beer, gin and scotch tastings and a silent auction. $75. Nov. 22. 2901 Bayview Ave., 416-756-6809, nygh.on.ca/foundation/specialevents/heart_home_08.html.