Tour Time!

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Fall floral created by Richard Cadoret, owner/interior decorator at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Tomorrow is annual Port Hope House Tour day and for shops in the ‘hood, especially Glam Vintage & Moderne,  it’s “showtime”.

Richard Cadoret, Glam’s owner/interior decorator has created a welcoming window and floral for house “tourists” to enjoy.  He’s also “inviting”  all his display furnishings  “to leave”.

The savvy shopper knows this really means that he’s clearing all regular priced stock at 25% off and providing up to 50% off on items that won’t work in his upcoming “winter” vision.

Doors open at 10 am tomorrow.   Prepare to seize the savings.

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Glam Vintage & Moderne‘s store window celebrates the fall tour with a warm yellow Canadian made occasional chair accented with a glazed painting by Patrick St. Germain

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Sidewalk Shopping 101

Most people (especially women) don’t think they require a course in shopping but I beg to differ.  Please pay attention to this sage advice as I started in retail a long long time ago… when people actually looked at clocks to determine “the time”.

sidewalk-sale-saint-laurent1) Most retailers buy discounted merchandise FOR the sale. This stuff never saw the inside of the store it’s sitting in front of.  It is being unloaded and the price you are paying is all that it’s worth.  You can tell this is what happened when you see a load of one particular item… run don’t walk.

2) The significant savings are on the “one offs” or even say “few of”.  These are the items that retailers might not want anymore because they don’t work with their new purchases or simply to clear floorspace for the new season’s version of the item.

Whistler Ottoman Bed

Whistler Ottoman Bed still available 55% off at Glam Vintage & Moderne

3)  Step inside the retailers door for the best deals.  Quite often the sale continues throughout the store and precious and larger items with significant discounts which are often too cumbersome to move are all but ignored by the shopper who picks through piles of identical items on the sidewalk.

Lady's Writing Desk

Vintage Writing Laptop Desk still available at 60% off at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Here are a some of the real deals missed by the shoppers who have not graduated from this course.

Striped Accent Chair 50% off at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Striped Accent Chair 50% off still available at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Jane’s Barry Chair

Jane Lockhart’s Barry Chair at Glam Vintage & Moderne

This chair should be called “Anne’s chair” because I covet it as do about 90% of Glam’s clients who have popped in over the past week.  Richard chose this “Absolute Rain” fabric from Jane Lockhart’s collection and we were thrilled to see how the (Canadian) upholsterer meticulously matched the stripe.

This Barry chair sits beautifully. Its lovely low arms make it easy to gracefully grab your cocktail or nibbles from a nearby side table. And it’s comfortable yet firm enough to make a ladylike exit..