GEARED UP FOR SAVINGS
Wheelworks is running a fall clearance sale on most 2012 bicycles. When we stopped in at the Belmont store, many road, mountain, and hybrid bikes from Trek, Specialized, and others were around 10-20 percent off; a few older models were marked down more steeply. The sale is ongoing; no end date has been set. Wheelworks is at 480 Trapelo Road, Belmont, 617-489-3577 and 145 Elm St., Somerville, 617-776-2100 (Ace Wheelworks). www.wheelworks.com
BIDDING ON BARGAINS
The Emerson College Alumni Association Scholarship Auction is running through Nov. 30, with restaurant gift cards, jewelry, signed sports memorabilia, getaways, and some truly unexpected items and experiences up for bid. (We place lunch with Larry David and a set visit to TLC’s “What Not to Wear” in the latter category.) The auction is also a chance to find good deals — the leading bids for many items were significantly below retail value when we checked, and a good number of items have sold for less than retail value in past years. All proceeds go to scholarships for Emerson students. See www.biddingforgood.com/emerson.
GO FOR THE GOLD — AND SILVER
North End boutique Shake the Tree hosts a party Thursday from 7-9 p.m. with a 20 percent discount on handmade jewelry from Oregon line Nashelle. Find gold and silver necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets adorned with semiprecious stones. (Get an idea at www.nashelle.com.) There will also be cupcakes, cocktails, and complimentary chair massages from Bodywaves Boston. Shake The Tree is at 67 Salem St., Boston, 617-742-0484. www.shakethetreeboston.com
If you’re looking to clear out some jewelry, you might try Long’s Jewelers “Sell Your Jewelry” event, running at the Braintree store Friday and the Peabody store on Saturday. Bring in gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, or fine watches for cash or to trade in toward a new piece. (Get 25 percent more store credit for trading in than for selling.) Appointments are recommended (call 781-262-5840), but walk-ins are welcome. Long’s Jewelers is at South Shore Plaza, 250 Granite St., Braintree, 781-356-5300 and 35 Cross St., Peabody (across from the North Shore Mall), 978-531-6900. Find more event details at www.longsjewelers.com/sell-your-
END THE YEAR IN STYLE
Shreve, Crump & Low is running its year-end sale through Nov. 21. Select items including diamonds, sapphires, rubies, Colombian emeralds, gold and silver jewelry, fine china, and more are marked down 20-60 percent. Shreve, Crump & Low is at 39 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-9100 and 232 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-969-6262. www.shrevecrumpandlow.com.
A WEEK OF DISCOUNTS
Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs stores are offering a discount on all full-price merchandise next Monday through Sunday, Nov. 25. Purchases of $100-$199 will be $25 off; purchases of $200-$299 will be $50 off; purchases of at least $300 will be $75 off. Find clothing and accessories from Splendid, Christopher Blue, Sanctuary, Nicole Miller, and others. Store locations include 8 Church St., Wellesley, 781-235-0096; 9 Main St., Andover, 978-269-0266; and 29 Main St., Concord, 978-369-5760. Find others at www.lynevans.com.
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