Boxing Day Online

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There was once a time when I was up at the crack of dawn on Boxing Day, armed with a fistful of gift certificates (the actual paper kind) and a glint in my eye. I’d hit the stores as the gates were opening, shop fast and be home with a new wardrobe before noon. These days, I wake up on Boxing Day exhausted and though I would love to escape the bomb that hit my family room the day before, the prospect of getting up that early voluntarily or potentially having to drag a kid or two along with me is enough to make me just not. Instead, I hide in the bathroom with my phone (come on, you know we all do it) and shop online. Here are some great shops to hit:

APPLIANCES, FURNITURE AND ELECTRONICS

Best Buy free shipping over $25

Future Shop free shipping over $25

Tiger Direct free shipping limited time

The Brick

Bad Boy

GENERAL

Walmart many items ship for free, depending on size and weight

Amazon.ca many items ship for free over $25

Indigo free shipping over $25

CHILDREN

Toys R Us

Petal Babies General Store

The Children’s Place

Mastermind Toys free shipping credit over $60

CLOTHING

Old Navy GAP Banana Republic free shipping over $50

Smart Set flat rate shipping $4.95

Penningtons free shipping over $100

Addition Elle flat rate shipping $7.50

Reitmans free shipping over $50

Lululemon free standard shipping

Mark’s Work Wearhouse standard shipping $6.50

Sport Chek

Bench free shipping over $99

American Eagle Outfitters free shipping over the holidays

Laura Laura Petites Laura Plus flat rate shipping $7.95

COSMETICS AND TOILETRIES

LUSH Cosmetics

Sephora free shipping over $75

Well.ca free shipping over $25

 

If you still prefer to shop in person, see our list of what is open and when HERE.

 

 

 

 

Style 360

style 360

Moms, I have discovered a true gem on Springbank Drive. Hidden in a commercial block between Wonderland Road and Wharncliffe Road is a store called Style 360. It’s been open for five years and is one of London’s best kept secrets, but secrets like this need to be shared.

Style 360 is a consignment store, but unlike many consignment stores, this one is higher end and full of gorgeous brand name and designer clothes.  The store itself is well organized and tidy, the clothes all arranged by size and type of clothing. Jeans, tops, bottoms, dresses, athletic wear, shoes,boots,scarves, jewelry, purses and bags, coats… this place has everything.

GUILT FREE SHOPPING

Coach bags, Madden shoes, Lululemon tanks, Fossil jeans, and your entire office wardrobe at a fraction of the price that you would pay at the mall or department store. Have a Christmas party or wedding coming up, but dread buying a dress for one night, right? You can get the dress, the shoes, and even the jewelry at Style 360 and still have enough money for the cab ride home.

Shopping at a consignment store is also a GREEN option! Reusing items limits the amount that goes to landfills.

CONSIGNMENT

Style 360 accepts “seasonal, clean, current, on hangers, clothing, purses, shoes, and jewelry.” If you visit the store, you will get a feel for the quality and types of clothing that they are in the market for. They accept consignment Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm and recommend that you call in advance to let them know that you are coming. Clothing must be ready to sell – no animal hair or household odors.

 

Still need some convincing? If you visit their Facebook page you can get a sneak peek at the store and some of the new merchandise as it comes in.