Rescue Vintage (102 Ossington Ave., #OSS) is hosting a weekend Summer Sale. Meet designers Eliza Kozurno and Sarah Stevenson, and check out their collections over cupcakes and lemonade, while scoping out the up-to-70-per-cent-off deals from the shop’s selection of contemporary spring/summer collections (featuring labels like Beyond Vintage, What Goes Around Comes Around, and One Fated Knight). Owned by stylist-turned-shopkeeper Renée Kaylor, the two-months-old shop also features an on-trend collection of vintage Chanel, Dior, Alaia, Pucci, and Missoni that will be offered at a discount of 30 per off for this event only. Hours for Friday and Saturday are noon-8 p.m.; Sunday’s hours are noon-6 p.m.
The three-hour flash sale at Downward Dog Yoga Centre’s downtown location (735 Queen St. W., 2nd floor, #QNW) happening Saturday (Aug. 25) from 3-6 p.m. showcases Sonja Den Elzen’s line of designer clothing and accessories for men and women at 25-50 per cent off regular price. Locally made, Den Elzen’s THIEVES collection only uses eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics. The sale also features an array of organic cotton and silk naturally dyed scarves and hand-woven purses and vegetable-tanned leather bags from a Guatemalan women’s Fairtrade collective, acquired on Den Elzen’s travels after closing her popular boutique on West Queen West. The designer-turned-Zen-Shiatsu practioner retains an on line presence at www.thievesboutique.com.
Until Aug. 26, Anne Sportun Fine Jewellery is holding a 1-2-3 sale: Buy one piece and receive 10 per cent off; two pieces get you 20 per cent off; and three pieces receive a 30 per discount. The collection includes white gold, yellow-gold diamonds, and precious gemstones that marry traditional gold-smithing with Sportun’s modern, organic approach to design. Her flagship store is located at 742 Queen St. W., #QNW.
The end-of-summer markdowns at Kensington Market’s must-stop shop Model Citizen (279 Augusta Ave., #KNM) run from 20-60 per cent through Sept. 1. Proprietor Julian Finkel has marked down WESC and Levi’s denim, and items from Toronto-based lines Outclass and Loft 604 by 20 per cent. Finkel’s own coveted MC tees have been knocked down to $27. Guys will find great deals on Farah and Suit at 30 per cent off, and the streamlined collection of Tiger of Sweden suits are on offer for $625 (down from $800).
Parkdale’s The Future of Frances Watson (1390 Queen St. W., #PRK) is clearing out its remaining spring/summer stock with a straight-up markdown of 40 per cent. Find deals on Cheap Monday denim ($35 for both men and women); men’s shirts by U.K.-based Brutus (a cult favourite of mods both new and old); all-leather belts from Nudie for $49; and Naked and Famous long-sleeve shirts that can carry through to fall. Hoarding alert: Only two of the canary-yellow sleeveless silk and linen dresses by Kain (now $250) are left in the store.
Find locally made summer frocks at Girl Friday’s (740 Queen St. W., #QNW) priced at $25-$60 (down from $130-$180). Designed by owner Rebecca Nixon under the shop’s eponymous label, the dresses are available in sizes 0-12. Other sale merchandise is available at 50 per cent off and includes the ever-popular Yoga Jeans brand (in white, yellow, coral and aqua), a selection of Free People, and a line of contemporary separates and tops by Netherlands-based Dett.