One good thing this side of the summer solstice? Sale season. And we gotta say, none are more tempting than Canadian department store Simon’s big designer sale: Acne Studios at sample sale prices, wedding guest-worthy dresses from Self-Portrait slashed by 65% and a bevvy of blouses by French design houses coming in under $200.

Here, we did the digging for you – yes, through all 1,300 pieces – and scoped out our top picks: a mix of forever-chic workwear, of-the-moment tie-dye and an ultra-loud handbag you can buy on deep discount.

Jacquemus La Veste D’Homme Blazer

Elegantly oversized, shoulder-padded to perfection and imbued with the French design sensibilities of Simon Port Jacquemus – yeah, you won’t regret this one.

Jacquemus La Veste D’Homme Blazer, on sale for $499.95 (originally $995), at


Beaufille Marden Pant

Perhaps our most practical pick of the bunch: office-appropriate pants from the master tailors at Beaufille. That high-waisted silhouette, those fluid front pleats: these must-have trousers are made for the working woman.

Beaufille Marden Pant, on sale for $199.95 (originally $620), at


Acne Studios Micro Fluo Bag

If you feel the call to spend on a fluoro orange purse (i.e. the very opposite of an everyday bag), might we suggest scoring it at 50% off?

Acne Studios Micro Fluo Bag, on sale for $499.95 (originally $1,050), at


Ellery Papillion Top

Blessedly, designers’ penchant for tie-dye shows no signs of slowing down. This bell-sleeved, mock neck top by Ellery means you can wear the trend well into the fall.

Ellery Papillion Top, on sale for $199.95 (originally $675), at


Courrèges Mocha Cotton Trench

Made from an airy poplin, this chocolate-brown coat eludes the trench’s stuffy standing with its Western detailing and zip cuffs. (Bonus: it doubles as a shirt dress.)

Courrèges Mocha Cotton Trench, on sale for $299.95 (originally $1,235), at


Marni Orange Red Cardigan

You might be thinking, two-toned cardigan? Really? But consider how versatile this lightweight wool topper is. It works with the classic white-tee-and-jeans combo, or as a standalone top over a slinky slip skirt.

Marni Orange Red Cardigan, on sale for $499.95 (originally $1,125), at


3.1 Phillip Lim Ruched Mule

With delicately ruched detailing and a sensible three-inch height, these 3.1 Phillip Lim mules are a unique option for the fashion-forward bride who wants to wear the pair post-matrimony.

3.1 Phillip Lim Ruched Mule, on sale for $499.95 (originally $795), at


Smythe Checked Seersucker Jacket

You’ll rarely see the iconic blazers from royal family favourite (and local Toronto design duo) Smythe dip this low price-wise. Snap up this seersucker blazer for your put-together summer outings.

Smythe Checked Seersucker Jacket, on sale for $399.95 (originally $795), at


Tania Larsson Accent-Trim Cinched Dress

If you’re committed to shopping local, consider this minimalist shift by Yellowknife-based jewellery designer Tania Larsson. Inspired by her Gwich’in heritage, Larsson’s ready-to-wear debut was made possible by a collaboration between Simons and Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto.

Tania Larsson Accent-Trim Cinched Dress, on sale for $199.95 (originally $395), at



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