Artefact Home/Garden is offering 20 percent off custom orders including sofas, chairs, ottomans, tables, lamps, mirrors, and more. Select items in the shop are marked down 20-40 percent. The sale ends June 17th. Artefact is at 1000 Pleasant St., Belmont, 617-993-3347.
The space recently vacated by Madura is hosting a Yumi Kim and Pinkyotto sample sale through May 26th. Yumi Kim items are $50-$75; Pinkyotto pieces range from $35-$65. (The selection is heavy on print dresses, which sell at the upper end of the range.) Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. It's at 144 Newbury St., Boston.
[Pictured: Yumi Kim top and shorts]
The Ruby Door is offering 10-40 percent off in-stock jewelry through the end of the month. Find earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings fashioned from gemstones and vintage elements like lockets, Victorian-era clasps, and rhinestone pins. The sale is in-store only. The Ruby Door is at 15 Charles St., Boston, 617-720-2001.
Fashion designer Cibeline Sariano, owner of the now-closed Beacon Hill boutique that bore her first name, hosts a trunk show at The Liberty Hotel on Thursday to launch a new collection of more than 100 customizable original patterns and designs (including the reversible wrap dress styles pictured). Items from her previous collections will be sold for steeply discounted prices (dresses, jackets, pants, and skirts all for $100; tops $20-$60). You’ll also be able to shop jewelry from Rivka Friedman and eco-friendly leather handbags from Paperthinks, and get hair and makeup consultations from stylist Andrea La Rosa. There will also be raffles benefiting The One Fund Boston. The event happens from noon to 9 p.m. at the Ebersol Suite (16th floor) of The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St., Boston, (617) 224-4000. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you could take Mom out for brunch this Sunday. Or, you could spend an hour in Back Bay working out at The Bar Method and then get a sleek blowout at Gust-O, probably for little more than your brunch check. The two businesses are offering two classes and two blowouts (one for you, one for Mom) for $65 (worth $130). There will even be champagne and light bites. Buy before Mother's Day at either location; if you can't make it Sunday, you can redeem up to six months out.
Camille Albane Paris is running a buy-one, get-one-free deal on a blowout and finish (worth $48). Bring a friend, your mom, or get a free second visit. The offer runs through May 19th. Camille Albane Paris is at 252 Newbury St., Boston, 617-379-3220.
Blow-dry salon Be Styled has marked down its packages until May 12th. A three-pack is $85 (regularly $100); a six-pack is $165 (regularly $190); a 12 Pack is $300 (regularly $390). A single service is $35. Be Styled is at 49 Boylston St., Suite 4920, 617-734-4000.
Firefly Jewelry & Gifts has storewide markdowns of 25-60 percent. Find artisan jewelry, decorative glass vases, picture frames, and scarves, along with less reverent gifts (flasks, high-heel cake servers). Firefly is at 270 Newbury St., Boston, 617-375-5885.
J. Mode in Salem is offering 15 percent off Three Dots spring/summer styles through May 9th. The selection includes tops and dresses that can be worn now. J. Mode is at 17 Front St., Salem, 978-744-7007.
Tweed Barbers (formerly State Street Barbers) is offering free haircuts or hot lather shaves, both normally $37, for Boston police and firefighters next Monday. Book in advance at 617-753-9990. Monday hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tweed Barbers is at 1313 Washington St., Boston.
You might want to plan your morning commute to include a stop at Bruegger's, which is giving away three free bagels per customer until 2 p.m. Go to Bruegger's Facebook page to download a coupon or print it out. Should you want to give something, there will be canisters at each location for donations to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Find Bruegger's locations here.
Skoah is offering a specially priced "spring prep" bundle facial through May 3rd. The treatment includes a double exfoliation followed by a light hydrating mask, plus an arm and shoulder massage with an aged orchid oil. You'll walk away with a full-size exfoliator of your choice. It all costs $100 ($120 value). Skoah is at 641A Tremont St., Boston, 857-350-4930.
Cuffs & Collars is running a suit package deal through May 4th. A two-piece custom tailored suit, an Italian-made dress shirt, two silk ties, a pair of cufflinks, and standard alterations for the suit are $599 (valued at over $1,600). Also through May 4th, get a free Cuffs & Collars-label tie (normally $68) when you buy two full-price shirts. Appointments are recommended for the suit package. The store is at 9 Water St., Boston, 617-720-2833.
... Here’s a gift idea that mom is sure to like, and that won't break the bank: The Women’s Craft Cooperative at Rosie’s Place is offering a pearl and antique brass necklace for a donation to Rosie’s Place of $65 or more. A matching pair of earrings, normally $15, will be added to the necklace for an additional $10. The offer runs through May 8th. Order online here or call 617-318-0282.
DIVA (Donna’s Infinite Variety of Adornments) has all jewelry marked down 15-25 percent Friday through April 28th. The store carries pieces from around the world, with a focus on contemporary U.S. designers and vintage Italian silver. Prices range from $5 to $30,000. The store is at 331 Walnut St., Newtonville, 617-916-2063.
A heads-up if you’re about due for a hair cut: The fourth annual HAIRraising cut-a-thon benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital happens on Sunday, April 28th. Dozens of salons on Newbury Street and elsewhere will give cuts for a minimum $40-donation (some may vary slightly; ask when booking an appointment). A few of the salons will have non-hair deals: SalonCapri will offer 40 percent off waxing at its Dedham and Newton locations and 25 percent off manicures and pedicures (Dedham only), while Skoah (South Boston) will offer its “quickie” facial ($45). All donations go directly to the hospital. See the full list of participants here. (Click on “Find a Salon.”)
Several Concord Center shops will have markdowns today through Monday. Concord Hand Designs, which is closing in May, will begin clearing out with discounts of up to 70 percent. Joining in are Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs, The Concord Shop (kitchen supplies), Artisan's Way,Nesting on Main, North Bridge Antiques, The Cottage on Monument Square, and Concord Lamp and Shade. Find out about other Patriot's Day events in Concord here.
Got extra pairs of jeans taking up closet space? Until the end of the month, the Blues Jean Bar is offering discounts toward new (full-price) denim when you bring in your old pairs. Get 10 percent off for bringing in one pair, 15 percent off for bringing in two, and 20 percent off for three. (We’re told all brands of women’s, men’s, and kids’ jeans are accepted.) Donations benefit local charities. The Blues Jean Bar is at 85 Newbury St., Boston, 857-350-4683.
Helena's in Arlington and Belmont hosts its semi-annual Prairie Underground sale tomorrow through Sunday. All new items from the brand (hoodies, dresses, tops, tunics, leggings) will be 20 percent off; past-season items will be marked down 40 percent. The stores will give a free gift with purchase of $300 or more. Helena's is at 397 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, 781-483-3055 and 453 1/2 Common St. (Cushing Square), Belmont, 617-484-2550.
'Tis the season for home improvement. Tomorrow through next Wednesday, The Home Depot will have markdowns on hundreds of items, including:
--$300 off a 7-piece Coral Springs Patio Dining Set: $299 (was $599)
--$150 off on Nexgrill 4-Burner Gas Grill: $199 ($349 value)
--$19 off on Ryobi ONE+ Lithium Ion Trimmer: $79.97 ($99 value)
--Buy One, Get One Free on all vegetable, herb & flower seed packets
Find more deals and store locations on the website.
The Orange Hanger (Arlington) and The White Lilac (Manchester-by-the-Sea) both celebrate birthdays this Saturday. The Orange Hanger will offer a 10 percent discount storewide from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; find clothing, jewelry, and other accessories from Weston Wear, Max and Cleo, Alex and Ani, Joules, Aryn K, and others. The White Lilac will take 15 percent off any one item and 20 percent off purchases of two or more from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The selection includes Dash & Albert rugs and throws, Vietri Italian ceramic tableware and lamps, Match pewter ware, Rebecca Ray handbags and accessories, and other home and gift items. (Furniture and custom orders are excluded from the sale.) The White Lilac is at 38 Union St., Manchester, 978-526-8338. The Orange Hanger is at 675 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, 339-368-7264.
... He just might book an appointment at the Indochino Traveling Tailor Shop that's open in Back Bay through April 15th. The Vancouver-based custom clothier specializes in trim suits and button-down shirts with lots of customizable features (lapel and pocket style, lining color, etc.). You can book your own fitting with one of the company's tailors and stylists here; appointments are available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. Buy a suit (starting at $379) and get a free dress shirt and gift set with a classic bar tie clip and cufflinks (a $157-value). The pop-up shop is at 234 Clarendon St., Boston.
KitchenWares by Blackstones has select items from Krups, Le Creuset, Staub, Viking, and Revol marked down 20-50 percent for its "spring cleaning" sale, running through April 7th. Find cookbooks, fondue pots, pressure cookers, and more. KitchenWares by Blackstones is at 215 Newbury St., Boston, 857-366-4237.
Designer duds will sell at yard sale prices at this weekend's annual Clothes for Hope “Shop for a Cause” sale in Salisbury. Items include new and gently used Marc Jacobs, Armani, Rock and Republic, and others. (New pieces will go for 20 percent of their original cost; used items will average at around $6.) Proceeds from the event will go to the charity's work furnishing a middle school and library in Ho, Ghana, both of which were built using last year’s profits. The sale happens at 114 Bridge Rd., Salisbury from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. (Remaining items will be half-off on Sunday.) Find more information here.
Long's Jewelers hosts its annual Wedding Band Weekend Friday through Sunday at its flagship Burlington store. Platinum, gold, diamond, and custom wedding bands from Ritani, Diana, Mémoire, Furrer-Jacot, Armadani, and others will be priced at up to 30 percent below normal retail. Representatives from the designers and manufacturers will be on hand to answer questions and help with ring design. There will also be drawings for a luxury vacation for two to Mexico, a $1,000 shopping spree at Jordan’s Furniture, a pair of TAG Heuer watches, and other prizes. One lucky couple will win $1,000 towards their wedding rings. Long’s Jewelers is at 60A South Ave., Burlington, 781-272-5400.
Fallen off the workout wagon and trying to hop back on? Here's an incentive: GymIt is offering no enrollment fee (normally $39-$49) at its new Watertown location through April 1st. Monthly membership costs $20 and $27; the latter allows you bring a friend each visit and to work out at the Brookline location as well. Find more details here. GymIT is at 36 Arlington St., Watertown, 617-923-4441.
contributorsAmi Albernaz began freelancing for the Globe in 2004. She started bargain-hunting at an early age, accompanying her mother to second-hand stores and yard sales near Westport, MA, where she grew up. When she's not perusing stores, Ami can often be found scouting out budget eateries in and around the city, particularly near her current abode in East Boston.
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