By Lindsay Tapscott
Boxing Day: a day of rest, relaxation, spending time with family, digesting your delicious dinner from the night before. Or, if you’re like us, shopping all of the deals (we’ll take a sale over rest any day)! So if you’re planning on joining us in braving the Boxing Day 2012 crowds on December 26, you’ll need a game plan, as it can be overwhelming just thinking of all the deals and promotions on offer. Thus, we are here to help you out, with a constantly updated roundup of all the sales in the city we can find. You’re welcome. BEGIN.
While 20 to 50 percent is already been taken off sale merchandise on aritzia.com, the retailer will also be offering special deals in-store on Boxing Day only beginning at 7am.
Included in the pre-Boxing Day sales, just to get you warmed up for the day itself, is Club Monaco. Starting today through December 25th, the high-end chain is offering you 40% off all sale merchandise, if you shop online. Just use the code SAVE40 at checkout at clubmonaco.ca.
Also kicking things off early with a host of pre-Boxing Day sales, the Bay is offering 50% off select women’s fashion, starting now through December 24th. Its semi-annual women’s shoe and boot sale is on now as well, with 50% off items in store and online at thebay.com.
The brand’s stand-alone stores will be discounting most fall and winter merchandise to 50% off. Visit diesel.com for store locations.
Victoria’s Secret’s Semi-Annual Sale is happening now, with major deals on bras, underwear, sleepwear and clearance items in every print and colour imaginable. Bras are 25%-40$ off, sleepwear up to 40% off, and you can do the old five pairs of underwear for $26 deal. Clearance bras start at $14.00 and underwear at $3.99.
DVF, Alice & Olivia, Theory, oh my. Holt Renfrew’s Designer Sale is on now, with up to 50% off on select women’s and men’s fall fashions and accessories. Sale lasts while quantities do, so get it, girls, like asap. On Boxing Day, on-sale goods will be knocked down an extra 20 percent, and all HR locations (except Montreal, Quebec City and Winnipeg) will be open as early as 7am to capitalize. For more information and store locations, visit holtrenfrew.com.
The Canadian luxury e-tailer is offering 25% off site-wide, including all regular priced and already reduced merchandise, from December 26th to the 28th. With designers like Elizabeth and James, Foley + Corinna, J Brand, Mackage, Equipment, Free People and myriad more, we may not even go outside on Boxing Day, seeing as how we have the best of the shopping world right at our fingertips.
You can start shopping Net-a-Porter’s end of season sale now, with mega discounts (up to 70%!) on designer clothes, shoes, bags, lingerie and accessories. New items are added constantly so this is definitely one to watch. We’re already salivating over the Erdem prints, Chloé blouses, and T by Alexander Wang jersey tops.
Montreal-based online luxury retailer SSENSE is already super discounted as well, with reduced prices on Nudie Jeans, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Pamela Love, Rag & Bone and more. And how nice is it to shop Montreal without actually having to brave the soul-freezing cold by actually going there?
Just in case you don’t have enough shoes in your closet, Aldo is here to help you out. Check it: an extra 30% off all sale footwear and bags; an extra 50% off of all women’s clearance shoes and sandals; and, 50% off the original price of all women’s clearance boots. Yeah, that sound you just heard? That was all the women everywhere stampeding towards the footwear mecca. For online deals, visit aldoshoes.com.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre
This newly-expanded mega mall has created an app specifically for Boxing Day 2012 deals, which you can use to view all the Boxing Day sales and promotions listed by store. Bonus: the app updates shoppers every 15 minutes on the best areas of the parking lot to find a space. Download the Yorkdale App here.
We didn’t think it could be harder to tear yourself away from Sephora once you step in inside (seriously, hours are lost. HOURS.) but surprise! It is now: The beauty product wonderland is currently having its End-of-Season Sale, with up to 40% off all the OPI, Urban Decay and Sephora Collection you could want. Bring water, wear flat shoes, and good luck. For online shopping, visit Sephora’s new Canadian site, sephora.ca.
Starting on December 26th through to January 2nd, everything at H&M is ridiculously cheap, with women’s skirts from $3, men’s shirts from $10 and knitwear from $7. Plus, the first 100 people in line on the 26th will be given scratch off deals valued up to $300! New wardrobe, anyone?
Town shoes kicks off its Boxing Week sale today, with 30% off shoes, bags and accessories. Second sale items are 40% off and select items are 50% off. And everything’s on sale on Boxing Day. Running through to Sunday, January 6, 2013!
This online beauty retailer is offering $10 to $50 off your purchase when you spend at least $75. Plus, you’ll receive a limited edition kabuki brush with a purchase of $25 or more. For more information visit shop.loosebutton.com.
A|X Armani Exchange
Armani Exchange is opening its doors at midnight on the 26th, for all you very, very early birds! We don’t know the exact discount yet but this is a sale we definitely don’t want to miss. Ends on Thursday, December 27th.
Robber’s extending its hours for you on Boxing Day 2012 and offering an extra 20% off everything, including sale items (so the discounts will be up to 70%!) The extra 20% is just for the 26th, but the end-of-season sale continues after that, with 25-50% off most of their Fall/Winter merchandise. Dace, Filippa K and Erin Templeton, be ours. For more information, visit robberstore.wordpress.com.
Bicylette is also extending its hours on the 26th, opening at 10am and closing at 7pm. All clothing will be 40% off, plus garage sale deals on specific items. The sale will continue through Boxing Week, with 20% off all clothing. For more information and online shopping, visit shopbicyclette.com.
Parisian girl wannabes, rejoice: European label playground Gaspard starts its Boxing Week sale on the 26th at 12 noon, with up to 50% off select merchandise. Brb, lining up now. For more information visit gaspardshop.com.
This trendy Toronto vintage boutique (located at 960 Queen Street West) will be offering 30% on all merchandise, Boxing Day only!
This multi-brand mega-retailer is offering 50% off all sale items and 15% off those at full price. Only on Boxing Day at the Toronto location (130 Bloor Street West).
Jonathan + Olivia
Boxing Day deals officially start on the 24th at this carelessly cool clothing shop and continue when it reopens on the 26th. Doesn’t end until everything sells out! Up to 60% off. For more information visit jonathanandolivia.com.
Now is the time to update your denim drawer, as Levi’s is offering 50% off selected styles starting December 26th through to January 6th. Is it even possible to have too many pairs of jeans? We don’t think so!
Jetting off somewhere hot over the holidays? Hit up Bikini Village for swimsuits galore, selected items 50% off. On now until December 31st.
Toronto’s Magwood will actually be closed on Boxing Day, but open the rest of the week offering between 15 and 60 percent off vintage and designer goodies. For more information and online shopping, visit magwood.ca.
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