The best part about Boxing Day is being able to buy all the gifts you didn’t receive for the holidays, returning home with bags of finds for the year ahead that make you feel better about not being on a fabulous beach for NYE…and knowing that you got it all for a major deal. Here are our favourite picks for Boxing Day finds in Toronto this year….
Luxury menswear boutique Garrison Bespoke (as you may recall, the makers of the bulletproof suit) will have its first ever Boxing Week sale at its flagship Toronto store on December 27th and 28th only… and they’re taking appointments. One-of a-kind sample suits, jackets and shirts from the eponymous bespoke tailorshop’s 2013 collections will be 50%-90% off. Items up for grabs include tweed blazers, winter overcoats, summer suits and cashmere and wool suits in a wide range of styles and sizes from 34R-50R (fitting men from a 5’5 to 6’5 tall). An added bonus, two surprise womenswear designers will also have sample collections on offer, giving ladies an opportunity to shop for themselves at Garrison Bespoke for the first time. Appointments are highly recommended. Call 416-566-2041.
The Deals: 50%-90% off select 2013 collections
Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm on December 27th and 28th
Where: 26 Wellington St. East.
Hit one of the two GotStyle locations (remember that the Distillery location features womenswear as well!) for 50-70 % off the entire store, including current FW ’13 styles at unbeatable prices. As an added bonus, the store will offer a Buy 1 Get 1 suit selection, along with $10 and $20 door crashers. If you are looking for staples in the new year, GotStyle is seemingly designed for the young professional, offering clothing categorized by occasion to suit our busy YP lives – everything from weekend wear to business attire at a range of Boxing Day prices that won’t break the bank.
The Deals: 50-70 % off the entire store
Hours: Doors open at 10:00am on December 26th
Where: 62 Bathurst Street, 21 Trinity Street.
Beloved Queen West YP staple jacflash is on sale storewide in advance of shutting its doors… and even new arrivals are discounted right now! This means men’s pants and jeans marked down to $75, all men’s shoes from $50-100, $20 t-shirts and shorts and $50 dress shirts. Brands such as Scotch & Soda, Zanerobe and Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen are all from 30-70% off. All women’s brands such as Mink Pink, One Teaspoon, and Style Stalker are 30-70% off. Every pair of J Brand and Genetics denim are from $20 -100, One Teaspoon shorts and skirts are $30, they have a $50 rack and a $20 bin. All shoes (Jeffrey Campbell, UNIF and Melissa) are also from $50-100. On Boxing Day, everything will be up to 90% off!
The Deals: Storewide sale on everything, up to 90% off
Hours: 11:00am – 8:00pm on December 26th
Where: 1036 Queen Street West
Fred Perry Toronto
YPs love Fred Perry for work and play alike. The sportswear meets streetwear heritage British brand, founded in the 1940s, blends comfort and classic style. There is an interesting story behind the brand, and the brand’s evolution is driven in part by the musical subculture of the time; Fred Perry is an enduring favourite of musicians and celebrities alike.
*All Sales will be FINAL. No exchanges or credit will be given on Boxing Day.
The Deals: 50% – 70% off everything in store.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on December 26th
Where: 964 Queen St W/416.538.3733
Tiger of Sweden
Tiger of Sweden has brought Scandinavian minimalist chic for men and women to the Ossington neighbourhood since it opened in March 2013. Distinguished as a premium brand with contemporary tailoring, it offers suiting, jeans, outerwear, accessories and more for its customer – the New Lux. The brand’s adage of taking the suit out of the bank and onto the streets is represented on the international fashion scene, with stores in three continents and more than 18 countries. So if you’re in the market for new finds for both the office and a night out…
The Deals: Up to 70% off selected items
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on December 26th
Where: 56 Ossington Ave / 416.588.4437
Poor Little Rich Girl
Hit uptown boutique Poor Little Rich Girl on Boxing Day for a store-wide sale on everything. The entire store is 30% off, with an additional 10% off sale items! This means that you can score a show-stopping New Years Eve dress, or a patterned pair of jeans or jeggings for a holiday girls night all at discounted prices. If there was ever a time to look your best. it is holiday season (there will be no shortage of Instagram activity at your parties, after all), so hit PLRG for all of the season’s hottest finds!
The Deals: 30% off everything and 10% off sale items
Hours: 12:00 – 5:00pm on December 26th
Where: 2094 Yonge Street
Drake General Store
Drake General Store is always a must-stop during a stroll down West Queen West, with its quirky selection of gift items, clothing, food accessories, cards, decor and general knickknacks (many of which have a retro, nostalgic feel to them). If you want in on the Boxing Day action and can’t get to the Queen W location, they have two other locations and offer shipping across Canada from their website.
The Deals: Up to 50% off branded apparel and some private label
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 26th
Where: 1144 Queen St W/416.531.5042
Holt Renfrew will have its annual Boxing Day sale and the doors open before the sun comes up! If the designer department store is usually out of your reach, Boxing Day is the time to hit it. This means 40-60% off fall/winter fashion, accessories and shoes, 40% off women’s designer boots from Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo and more, and 50% off gifts and gourmet (naturally, some restrictions apply). An added bonus? The first 100 customers at the door will receive beauty bag getaways.
The Deals: Up to 60 % off
Hours: 7:00am – 8:00p.m on December 26th
Where: 50 Bloor Street West
Of course, if you don’t want to brave the inevitable crowds, many of your favourite online sites are offering discounts as well, like Gilt.com, which offers a Boxing Day sale of up to 80% off and free shipping, or Etsy’s first-ever Boxing Day Sale in Canada from December 26th-29th, where over 500 sellers from across the country will offer up to a 20% discount of their entire shop. Our top stores for ordering online this season (because you don’t have to try anything on) include Future Shop and Indigo).