Close out summer with these fashion steals

Surely the end of summer isn’t here yet but signs would portend otherwise: the air is a hair chillier, the forecast calls for rain and, all too unequivocally, this weekend’s designer sale bills itself out as the “End of Summer sample sale.” There’s nothing better to console ourselves with than 80% off retail, and this weekend’s fashion bonanza promises to take the sting out fully. Top-tier brands (in men’s and women’s) like James Perse, Rag & Bone, and Elizabeth and James run the length of long tables all arranged by size; snag the door crasher—a pair of Toms—for just $30. If you join their mailing list here, you’ll get an additional 10% off, but it goes without saying you should also be sending Vanmag’s link to your friends for all our sample sales, weekly beauty picks, new restaurants, best wines, culture hits and just all around general city fun.   Friday, August 14, 11 am-midnight Saturday, August 15, 11 am-10 pm Sunday, August 16, 11 am-8 pm   Sheraton Hotel, 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, 604-283-9393