French Connection has sale items marked down an additional 50 percent through Jan. 31. When we stopped in, there were plenty of casual and dressier party dresses, men’s and women’s tops, jackets, scarves, even shoes. Men’s sweaters are as low as $15; embellished party dresses range from around $60-$120; and more casual dresses start at around $32. French Connection is at 206 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-1301. usa.frenchconnection.com
BEDDING FOR TEENS
PBteen (Pottery Barn Teen) has new-for-spring and classic bedding and towels marked down up to 20 percent at its Natick Mall pop-up store. The selection includes sheet sets, duvet covers, pillowcases, quilts, and more in solid colors and playful prints and patterns. The sale runs through Jan. 31. PBteen is at the Natick Mall, 1245 Worcester St., Natick, 508-647-4808. www.pbteen.com
SHOES AND BOOTS
Clarks has begun its semi-annual sale, with lots of shoes and boots marked down by as much as 40 percent. Select handbags and men’s belts are up to 40 percent off; slippers are up to half off. The sale is expected to run through mid-February. Clarks locations include 200 State St. (Faneuil Hall Marketplace), Boston, 617-261-2320; Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, 781-272-0505; and the Natick Mall, 1245 Worcester St., Natick, 508-655-4126. Find others at www.clarksusa.com.
Vintage shop 40 South St. has all men’s and women’s clothing marked down 50 percent on Sunday (yes, New Year’s Day). Stylish old-school dresses, denim, button-down shirts, coats and jackets, and more are all on offer. Sale hours are noon to 5 p.m. 40 South St. is at (of course) 40 South St., Jamaica Plain, 617-522-5066.
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is hosting its after-holiday sales through Monday (Jan. 2). Among the deals: DKNY has most items marked down 60 percent; BCBGMAXAZRIA is marking down clothing 50 percent; Converse is offering buy-one, get-50-percent off select styles; and Theory is marking down items 25 percent. Find a complete list of sales and details at www.premiumoutlets.com/wrentham. Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is at One Premium Outlets Blvd., Wrentham, 508-384-0600.
SHEET SETS AND TOWELS
Starting tomorrow, West Elm will have all bedding and bath items marked down 20 percent, including classic styles and new spring selections. Find duvet covers, sheet sets, quilts, towels, bath mats, and more. The sale will run until the end of January. West Elm is at 160 Brookline Ave., Boston, 617-450-9500, and 6 Wayside Road, Burlington, 781-221-5626. www.westelm.comGet bargain advice every day at www.boston.com/bargainbin. E-mail ideas for Bargain Bin to firstname.lastname@example.org.