The Garment District and Boston Costume run their semiannual half-off sale Friday through Sunday. Everything but by-the-pound clothing, costume rentals, and gift cards will be marked down. Find everything from contemporary T-shirts and sport coats to bell bottoms and ’80s legwarmers, heels and cowboy boots to masks and wigs. The stores are at 200 Broadway, Cambridge, 617-876-5230 and 617-482-1632.
www.garmentdistrict.com and www.bostoncostume.com
Accessories for less
We recently visited Newbury Street’s new(ish) spot for budget-friendly accessories. At Lou Lou, part of a Virginia-based chain, many of the earrings cost around $15-$18 and lots of the necklaces are $15-$35; styles include chunky bib necklaces, dainty vintage-inspired studs, elegant wrap bracelets, and more. Attractive faux leather bags sell for around $45-$65 and lightweight print scarves sell for around $25. Lou Lou is at 222A Newbury St., Boston, 857-265-3952. www.loulou
WINTERWEAR AND MORE
Patagonia has Fall 2012 items marked down up to 60 percent in-store and online. The selection includes coats and jackets, pullovers, backpacks, and more. The sale ends Feb. 19. Patagonia is at 346 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-1776. www.patagonia.com
GET DRESSED UP
Clothware in Porter Square hosts two trunk shows this month with discounted and full-price wares from local designers. Thursday through Saturday, clothing from Cambridge-based Tamaryn by Watzman Design will be on offer, some pieces at 25-50 percent below normal retail price. Find cardigans, vests, tank tops, scarves, and bags produced in small workshops in Vietnam. From Feb. 28 through March 2, a trunk show featuring work from handweaver Hetty Friedman will include shawls, scarves, and jewelry created in Newton and the Guatemala highlands, some at 25-40 percent off. Clothware is at 1773 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-661-6441. www.clothware.com
Finally, a Valentine’s Day-themed deal: Online retailer The Pashmina Store is offering 10 percent off red or pink cashmere purchases of $40 or more all day Thursday. Choices include pure cashmere cable-knit gloves and hats; lightweight pashmina and silk stoles; men’s cashmere scarves; and children’s blankets. Use the code Sweet2013 at checkout. www.thepashminastore.com
HOW LOW WILL THEY GO?
Encore Exchange has select clothing marked down an additional 50 percent below already reduced prices. (Look for price tags marked with red dots.) Outerwear, dresses, and other items from Calvin Klein, French Connection, Eileen Fisher, and others were among the steep markdowns when we stopped in. The sale runs through the end of March. Encore Exchange is at 318 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-566-4544. www.encoreexchange.biz
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