Shake the Tree hosts a Latico sample sale and hair styling party tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. Leather wallets, clutches, cross-bodies, totes, and other bag styles in a range of colors will be 20-40 percent off. Bree Rosemark of traveling hair and makeup service Blushing Brides will offer complimentary hair curling, and there will be cocktails and bites. Shake The Tree is at 67 Salem St., Boston, 617-742-0484.
Folklorica is running a storewide sale through July 31st. Jewelry from Alexis Bittar (pictured), Jane Diaz, Patricia Locke, Mikal Winn, Chan Luu, and others is 20-50 percent off. The steepest discounts will happen during the final week of the sale (items will be up to 75 percent off then), but there are no guarantees as to what will be left. Folklorica is at 61 Union St., Newton, 617-630-1815.
Izzy's Emporium has select items marked down 50 percent, including summer dresses, tops, and light sweaters, and more from Miss Me, Blank NYC, Ellie, Silver Jeans, and others. Izzy's Emporium is at 21 Barnard St., Andover, 978-475-0194.
I was saddened to learn that Zia, which opened in Brookline 16 years ago and relocated to Newbury Street last year, will be closing its doors at the end of the month. Items are now marked down 25-65 percent, including jewelry, handbags, and fun, sophisticated clothing from Desigual, Aventures des Toiles, Mezon, Ronen Chen, and others. Zia is at 251 Newbury St., Boston, 617-566-1990.
Supply Good sets up shop at 144 Newbury Street (where Madura was located) from Friday through Sunday, with proceeds from sales benefitting Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. The shop will feature popular brands from Boston, New York, and Atlanta, including Ball and Buck, ID Pop Shop, Fat Witch Bakery, Amy’s Bread, Marc Jacobs, and West Elm. Luke's Lobster will serve up lobster rolls throughout the weekend. Find more details and hours here.
Lots of downtown Marblehead shops will have items out on the sidewalk at deep discounts today and tomorrow. Among them, C'est La Vie will have furniture, greeting cards; Mahri will have giftware, clothing, and home items; Pawsitiively Marblehead will have dog bowls, leashes, toys, platform beds, and more; Bus Stop will have clothing and accessories. Sales will be on and near Washington Street and Atlantic Avenue.
Wild Goose Chase is running a buy-one, get-one-half-off sale on dresses through June 19th. The selection includes casual and cocktail styles from Lee Andersen, Aldo Martins, Andria Lieu, Clara S., Maggy London, and others. The markdown applies to the lower priced item. Wild Goose Chase is at 1355 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-738-8020.
The Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro hosts “Sparkle VI,” its annual fashion show and cocktail party to benefit Rosie’s Place, next Sunday afternoon, and tickets are on sale now. Bianca de la Garza, Sarah French, Lisa Pierpont, and other local celebs will model wares from Crush Boutique, Habit, Holiday, Shake the Tree, VIRA Boutique, and other shops. The $25-admission gets you a 15-20 percent discount at the participating shops, a gift bag, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and a glass of champagne. The show happens from 3:30-5 p.m. at 25 Beacon St., Boston. Order tickets in advance by credit card at 617-723-7575. Find more details here.
Barneys New York has kicked off its Designer Sale and has lots of clothing, shoes, and accessories marked down up to 40 percent. Brands include Belstaff, Opening Ceremony, Theory, A.L.C., Splendid, Barneys New York Co-Op, and others. There’s no definite end date for the sale, but it’s expected to run through June. Barneys is at Copley Place, Boston, 617-385-3300.
Pictured: Diane von Furstenberg Bentley dress, $159 at barneys.com
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets and Merrimack Premium Outlets are running big sales through Monday. Markdowns include an extra 15-60 percent off lowest ticket prices at Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store; 40 percent off polos and T-shirts at Tommy Hilfiger; and five face and eye products for $25 at BareMinerals. Find a complete list of deals here.
JoJo Loves You is running a sale on her bling stud earrings (pictured). They're three for $60 (normally $90); mini-blings -- a smaller version -- are three for $50 (normally $60). Sale runs through Monday.
Lill Studio has its three tote bag styles marked down 25 percent through June 30th. (They're originally $75-$169.) You can buy a ready-made bag or customize one; you can even design your bag online. (Use the code TOTES13 to get the discount online.) Lill Studio is at 220 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-1154.
(Pictured: Lilli tote in sorbet tiles fabric, $169)
REI has kicked off its anniversary sale and has lots of items marked down up to 30 percent, including camping gear, backpacks, clothing and shoes, bicycles and accessories, and kayaks. The sale runs in-store and online through Memorial Day. Store locations include 401 Park Dr., Boston, 617-236-0746; 98 Derby St., Suite 470, Hingham, 781-740-9430; and 279 Salem St., Reading, 781-944-5103. Find others here.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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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Alex and Ani is offering $5 off many of the bangles in its Major League Baseball collection (normally $32) online through June 30th. Along with jewelry representing the home team, find pieces suitable for fans of the Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals, and others. Use the promo code SUMMER13. Alex and Ani is at 115 Newbury St., Boston, 617-421-0777.
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