Boxing Day sales in Toronto feature all the usual suspects - mainly, big-box electronics stores inevitably selling you the thing you bent over backwards to buy for little Jimmy at half-off. Chain retailers are opening up early to accomodate shoppers, but if you're looking for something a little more specialized (or localized), a lot of smaller shops are getting in on the act.
Here are my picks for the top Boxing Day sales in Toronto in 2014.
If you're in the market for a TV, head down to Target, where they've got 48-inch models for as low as $299.99; they've also got notable deals on tablets (a Samsung Galaxy tab is $278, marked down from $379) and kitchen appliances.
Nobody does Boxing Day like Future Shop (and its parallel-universe twin, Best Buy). Among the deals: Polk Audio bookshelf speakers for $199 ($230 off) and Nikon D7100 camera bundles for $1199 ($305 off), though you'll find a sale in every section.
Among the Boxing Day steals at the electronic chain's locations: A Canon Rebel T5 DSLR bundle for $499.99 (that's $300 off), 13.3" i5 MacBook Airs for $999.99 ($200 off) and Xbox/Kinect bundles for $349.99 ($150 off).
The sporting goods chain is doing a bunch of 7-9am doorcrasher deals, including 50% off down and insulated coats, running shoes, skis and snowboards.
Here's a novel one: Bring the oldest nickel you can find to the Queen St. denim shop on Boxing Day, and you can win a free or half-off pair of jeans. (If you don't have a coin collection hanging around, just go and snag up to 93% off a pair of your own.)
At this spooky-chic vintage boutique on West Queen West, all clothing (minus consignment and tie-dyed silks) will be 30% off.
On Boxing Day, snag half-off all inventory at all of the resale clothing chain's locations - plus, their 611 Queen St. West store is doing a "fill a bag sale for $20" sale.
Feeling fancy? Get up to 60% off fall styles at the department store's Bloor and Yorkdale locations.
The West Queen West boutique, a purveyor of independent lines from around the world, is doing markdowns of up to 60% off.
On Queen St., Sydney's is already offering deals of up to 75% off on designer clothing.
Off The Cuff
Near Yonge and Eglinton, grab some gently-used designer menswear for between 50% and 75% off.
Looking for some new yoga pants or silk blouses? Aritzia stores are doing between $20 and $50 off on Boxing Day.
The store's Hazelton Lanes, Bayview Village and Eglinton locations will all be offering designer threads for up to 70% off.
Brave enough to queue up early for the sales? H&M will be handing out scratch cards for up to $300 off for early risers. (Everyone else can get deals for as low as $5.)
Shop designer finds (think Acne, Helmut Lang and Rachel Comey) from 30 to 70% off at this Rosedale boutique.
Did I miss any? Leave your picks for Boxing Day sales in the comments.
by Natalia Manzocco via blogTO