Women’s boutique LOOKS starts its semi-annual sale Thursday, with everything in the store, including new arrivals, marked down 20-40 percent through Sunday. Find clothing, jewelry, handbags, and more from Hoss Intropia, Eva Franco, Neesh by D.A.R., Lilith, Chan Luu, Love Heals, and others. Starting Monday, select items will remain at 40 percent off (though not the newest pieces). That markdown is expected to continue through July. LOOKS is at 11-13 Holyoke St., Cambridge, 617-491-4251,
SARA’S STYLES FOR LESS
Sara Campbell hosts a summer sale at her South End store tomorrow and Saturday. Lots of resort and spring styles will be marked down 50-75 percent. Sale hours are tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sara Campbell is at 44 Plympton St., Boston, 617-482-7272. www.saracampbell.com
STEL’S CLOSES UP SHOP
We were saddened to learn that Newbury Street fixture Stel’s will be closing at the end of the month after nearly nine years in business. Starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, all items will be marked down 75 percent including current and past seasons’ pieces from A.P.C., Gitman Bros., Rachel Comey, Robert Geller, and others. Children’s clothing will also be 75 percent off, and store fixtures and furnishings will be sold off. Stel’s is at 334 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-3348. www.shopstels.com
The Silk Road
is running a summer sale on select fabrics through the end of the month. (Look for the red dots.) Gorgeous silk, rayon, linen, and other fabrics, all hand-picked by owner Gay Appleby Rogers, are marked down 50 percent. The store is at 281 Auburn St., Auburndale, 617-686-2162.
ACCESSORIES FOR LESS
Folklorica also starts its summer sale Thursday, with markdowns of 20-75 percent storewide. Jewelry from Alexis Bittar, Patricia Locke, Jenny Bird, Sorrelli, and others is on offer, along with scarves, handbags, and home accessories. The sale will likely run for the next few weeks. Folklorica is at 61 Union St., Newton Centre, 617-630-1815. www.shopfolklorica.com
Arlington’s Upholstery on Broadway is running a “summer sofa special” through mid-August. Labor is 10 percent off and fabric is 20 percent off. (Labor cost for reupholstery work generally ranges from $900-$1,200, depending on the size of the piece. You can get an estimate by e-mailing the store a photo and basic measurements; see www.
upholsteryonbroadway.com for details.) Pick-up and delivery service is also available. Upholstery on Broadway is at 205 A Broadway, Arlington,