Bargain Bin

Weekend of specials at Coolidge Corner sale

Fire Opal

Coolidge Corner’s annual summer sidewalk sale happens Saturday and Sunday with markdowns on clothing, jewelry, toys, pet items, and more. Fire Opal (320 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-739-9066, will have clothing and jewelry from Rina Zin, Last Tango, Biba Schutz, and others marked down 20-60 percent; Vintage Jewelry & Modern Boutique (1382b Beacon St., Brookline, 617-739-3265, will have steeply discounted costume jewelry and racks of $10-$15 clothing, along with markdowns of 30-50 percent inside the store; Brookline Booksmith (279 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-566-6660, will have discounts on items from its gift room. There will be live music both days. The sidewalk sale happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Find a complete list of participants at


Joanne Rossman will have items marked down 10-75 percent for its summer sale, which starts Friday. The selection includes cookbooks and giftbooks, lightweight kurtis (cotton tops) in colorful prints, John Derian paperweights, jewelry, candles, and other items. The sale runs Friday through Sunday, then resumes next Wednesday and Thursday. Cash or check only. Joanne Rossman is at 6 Birch St., Roslindale, 617-323-4301.



Concord businesses also host a sidewalk sale on Saturday with live music, face painting, and other family activities. Among the markdowns, JACK + TOBA (17 Walden St., 978-369-4060, will take 25 percent off Frank & Eileen men’s shirts and select Libeco Home items; Concord Cookware (13 Walden St., 978-371-2286, will have ice cream makers, electric juicers, and other electric goods marked down 15 percent along with discounted items outside the store; Nesting (44 Main St., 978-369-4133, will offer markdowns of 10-20 percent on purchases, excluding furniture. Find more information at


The recently relocated Diseño Bos has select items marked down up to 50 percent. (The Patagonia stool, pictured, originally $349, is now 15 percent off.) Find Latin America-sourced chairs, ottomans, hide and fur carpets, pillows, and more in rich colors and textures. The sale is expected to run through August. Diseño Bos is at 460B Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-423-2008.


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Mint Julep has spring and summer styles marked down 25-40 percent. The selection includes covetable dresses and tops from Milly, Shoshanna, BB Dakota, Greylin, Ella Moss, and others. This Saturday and Sunday, the Brookline and Cambridge stores host sidewalk sales with pieces marked from $10-$80. Mint Julep is at 1302 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-232-3600 and 6 Church St., Cambridge, 617-576-6468.

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