The Society of Arts and Crafts is running its annual pre-inventory sale through Jan. 29. Most items throughout the retail gallery are 15 percent off; holiday ornaments are 20 percent off. Find a nice variety of artisan jewelry including bold metal pieces and nature-inspired earrings and necklaces along with ceramics, handblown glass pieces, silk scarves, and more. The Society of Arts and Crafts is at 175 Newbury St., Boston, 617-266-1810. www.societyofcrafts.org
SOME FINDS AT FOLKLORICA
Folklorica has items marked down 20-50 percent storewide until the end of the month. The selection includes jewelry from Cynthia Desser, Jenny Bird, Roni Blanshay, Sorrelli, Alexis Bittar, and others. Ceramics, scarves, and handbags are marked down as well. Folklorica is at 61 Union St., Newton Centre, 617-630-1815. www.shopfolklorica.com
LOTS FOR LESS AT NOMAD
Porter Square shop NOMAD has a good selection of items marked down 10-75 percent until Sunday. Find jewelry, cookbooks, scarves, Mexican folk art, home accessories, and clothing from Prairie Underground, Hazel, Red Engine, and others. NOMAD is at 1741 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-497-6677. www.nomadcambridge.com
MARKDOWNS AT MINT JULEP
Mint Julep has a nice selection of clothing and accessories at around 40-60 percent off for its winter sale. When we stopped in the Harvard Square store, finds included Milly and Shoshanna dresses, Free People and Greylin tops, BB Dakota jackets, and
J Brand denim. The sale is expected to run a couple more weeks. Mint Julep is at
6 Church St., Cambridge, 617-576-6468 and 1302 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-232-3600. www.shopmintjulep.com
SELECT DEALS AT ACQUIRE
In the North End, Acquire has select items marked down 50 percent for its annual winter sale. Finds include elegant glassware, vases, and other tabletop items, along with throw pillows, framed wall hangings, and other accessories. The sale will run through the end of the month. Acquire is at 61 Salem St., Boston, 857-362-7380. www.acquireboutique.com.
DRESSES, DENIM, AND MORE AT J. MODE
Salem boutique J. Mode has a nice selection of tops, dresses, denim, and other clothing marked down 50-75 percent. Brands include Nicole Miller, Three Dots, Isda & Co, Desigual, DL1961, Tracy Reese, and others. (Select accessories were also marked down when we visited.) There is no set end date; the sale will run until items are gone.
J. Mode is at 17 Front St., Salem, 978-744-7007. www.jmodefashions.com