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    Patagonia to hold winter gear swap


    Need some new ski or snowboard gear, but don’t want to pay full price? You may be able to find it at Patagonia’s winter gear “swap” on Sunday. The store will have second-hand skis, snowboards, poles, and boots for sale by their original owners from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Come earlier to browse the gear and improve your chances of getting what you want.) If you have gear you’d like to sell or exchange for other previously owned items, take it to Patagonia or pre-register it by filling out the form on the store’s Facebook page ( and emailing it to Call the store at 617-424-1776 with questions. Patagonia is at 346 Newbury St., Boston.


    Heartwood Furnitureis running a fall clearance sale through next Monday. Buy one item and save 10 percent; buy two items and save 15 percent; buy three or more items and save 20 percent. The store carries hand-crafted hardwood pieces including dressers, beds, dining tables, TV consoles, and more. (See items from its collections on the website, Heartwood Furniture is at 1008 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge,


    Stellabella Toyshas all Melissa & Doug toys marked down 20 percent in-store and online through the end of the month. Find puzzles, games, costumes, train sets, blocks, paint sets, and more. Store locations include 1360 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-491-6290; 196 Elm St., Somerville, 617-864-6290; 6 Wayside Rd., Burlington, 781-229-6290; and Legacy Place, Unit A-244, Dedham, 781-329-6290.



    40 South St.will celebrate Halloween with a deal on clothing next Wednesday. Get 20 percent off one item and 50 percent off a second item; choose from covetable vintage dresses, sweaters, leather jackets and other outerwear, button-down flannel, and more. Wednesday hours are 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The store is at (you guessed it) 40 South St., Jamaica Plain, 617-522-5066.


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    Here’s a heads-up as you’re making plans for next week: Beacon Hill jewelry shop The Ruby Doorwill host a party next Thursday evening (Nov. 1) with live music, cocktails, a raffle, and a 10 percent-discount on the store’s in-stock items and clothing from its Christopher Forté pop-up store (which includes pieces from ELM Design, Lilith, Manuelle Guibal Paris, and others.) The event happens from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; a portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 Children’s Fund. RSVP by next Wednesday at The Ruby Door is at 15 Charles St., Boston, 617-720-2001.

    Ami Albernaz

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