Annual fabric sale has all the angles covered
Zimman’s is running its annual fabric sale through Oct. 15. Purchase a custom service (including reupholstery, window treatments, and bedding) and save 20 percent on any in-stock fabric. Buy a fabric and a furniture frame and receive 20 percent off both. The store’s extensive fabric selection includes cotton prints and linens, silks, chenille, mohair, velvet, and more. Zimman’s is at 80 Market St., Lynn. 781-598-9432, www.zimmans.com
MARKDOWNS IN MARBLEHEAD
Marblehead’s annual Fall Festival happens Saturday and Sunday, with horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin and mask decorating, a car show, and sidewalk sales at many of the shops in the business district. Just a small sampling: Bliss Home (152 Washington St., Marblehead, 781-631-2474, www.blisshome.com) will have summer items marked down up to 70 percent (and will take 15 percent off tableware special orders); Madam Had’em (160 Washington St., Marblehead, 781-639-7798, www.madamhadem.com) will have $5 and $10 racks of summer and fall merchandise; and Arabella Lingerie (59 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, 781-631-1299, www.arabellalingerie.com) will have discounted chemises, robes, bras, and panties. Find a complete schedule of festival activities at www.marbleheadchamber.org.
KIDS’ STUFF FOR LESS
Next Size Up’s semi-annual kids’ consignment sale happens this Saturday and Sunday in Milford, with more than 14,000 new and gently used items including seasonal kids’ and maternity clothing, toys, books, and baby gear at around 50-75 percent below retail price. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, when many of the remaining items will be half-price. (You can begin shopping half an hour early that day by bringing two nonperishable food items for the Daily Bread Food Pantry.) The sale is at the John Smith Sports Center, 70 Sumner St., Milford. Find more details at www.nextsizeupkids.com.
STRIDE RITE SALE
Stride Rite is running a baby shoe sale through next Tuesday (Sept. 27). Select Robeez (pre-walkers) start at $19 (normally $22-$40), and select Stride Rite SRT shoes (baby sizes 4-8) start at $39.99 (normally $46-$49). Styles include booties, sneakers, Mary Janes, and others. Select toddlers’ and kids’ sneakers sizes 8.5 and up are marked down 20 percent, also through next Tuesday; use the code FALLSNEAKERS if shopping online. Stride Rite locations include Natick Mall, 1245 Worcester St., Natick, 508-651-9800; Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, 781-272-7994; and South Shore Plaza, 250 Granite St., Braintree, 781-843-8651. Find others at www.striderite.com.
Flash sale site Rue La La now has stylish offerings for kids and families through its newly launched Little Rue section. On offer right now are girls’ clothes from Nicole Miller and Freckles + Kitty, and boys’ wares from Tommy Bahama. New sales launch every Tuesday night and last 48 hours. Like the website’s sales for grown-ups, the discounts are steep. Until the end of the month, all net profits from Little Rue go to children’s charities. If you’re not a Rue La La member, you can sign up at www.ruelala.com/key.