Calling all Judith Ripka fans: The company’s sample sale is in town Thursday through Sunday. Sterling silver and 18-karat gold jewelry will sell for 50-70 percent below original retail prices. (Sale prices start at $200.) The sale happens Thursday and Friday at the Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, and Saturday and Sunday at the Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy. Find more details at www.judithripka.com/jrsamplesale.html.
The Gilt City Warehouse Sale comes back to town Friday night and Saturday with clothing, accessories, and home wares from top designer brands at up to 90 percent below original prices. There will be racks of finds for women, men, and kids — everything from dresses to denim to suits to tees to jewelry. There will also be an onsite bar, snacks, and an Uber car service gift card with purchase. Tickets remain for Saturday entrance ($10). The sale takes place at Artists for Humanity, 100 West Second St., South Boston. Find all the details and buy tickets at www.giltcity.com/boston.
Around two dozen Andover shops will have special offers and steep discounts on clearance merchandise during a Boutique Blowout event Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participating stores include Chic Consignment Closet, Cristina’s Bridal, Greater Boston Running Company, Izzy’s, and Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs. (Find the full list at www.facebook.com/BoutiqueBlowoutAndover.) Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., some of the stores will host a warehouse sale at the old town hall (20 Main St., Andover) with additional merchandise. Check the Facebook page for more details.
A handful of area spas are offering special deals as part of SpaFinder Wellness Week next Monday through Sunday. (Some are running the deals through the end of the month.) Among them, Skin Innovations Spa in Newton is offering a 50-minute warm candle oil massage or de-stress therapy treatment for $50, and Youtopia Day Spa in Ayer is offering discounts on 30-, 60-, and 90-minute massages and custom organic facials. To find deals near you, go to www.spafinder.com/wellnessweek and enter your ZIP code in the search box at the top. On the next page, select “Deals” under “Popular Refinements.”
South Boston boutique Habit rings in St. Patrick’s Day early with an event Thursday evening. Green scarves, jewelry, and clothing from BB Dakota, Jack, and Green Dragon will be 20 percent off between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. An Irish-themed cocktail will be served as well. Habit is at 703 East Broadway, Boston, 617-269-1998. www.habitshop.com
Artefact Home|Garden has alpaca and cashmere throws, decorative Turkish cotton pillowcases, and LAFCO New York candles marked down
50 percent. The sale is expected to run through mid-March, or until items run out. Artefact Home|Garden is at 1000 Pleasant St., Belmont, 617-993-3347. www.artefacthome.com
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