LOOKS FOR LESS
Cambridge boutique Looks kicks off its semiannual sale Thursday. All items will be 20-40 percent off through Sunday; starting Monday, select items will remain 40 percent off for the next few weeks. Brands include Neesh by D.A.R., Hoss Intropia, Three Dots, Lilith, Tracy Reese, and Eva Franco. Markdowns through Sunday include Liebeskind Berlin handbags and jewelry from Chan Luu, Heather Hoffman, Dana Kellin, and others. Looks is at
11-13 Holyoke St., Cambridge, 617-491-4251. www.looksclothing.com
END OF THE LINE FOR ZIA
We were sad to learn that Zia will be closing its doors at the end of the month. Items including jewelry, handbags, and clothing from Desigual, Aventures des Toiles, Mezon, Ronen Chen, and others were marked down 25-65 percent when we stopped in. Zia is at 251 Newbury St., Boston, 617-566-1990. www.ziaboston.com
Shake the Tree hosts a Latico sample sale and hair styling party from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Leather wallets, clutches, cross-bodies, totes, and other bag styles in a range of colors will be 20-40 percent off. Bree Rosemark of traveling hair, makeup, and nails service Blushing Brides will offer complimentary hair curling, and there will be cocktails and bites. Shake The Tree is at 67 Salem St., Boston, 617-742-0484. www.shakethetreeboston.com
SUMMER BLOCK PARTY IN NORWELL
Businesses at 412 Washington St. in Norwell host a summer block party Thursday and Friday with discounts, activities, and more. Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs will have select spring and summer clothing and accessories marked down up to 50 percent, and Weston Carpet & Rugs will offer up to 50 percent off handmade and machine-made rugs. Norwell Athletic Club will hold outdoor exercise classes, Head Over Heels Gymnastics will have tumbling for kids, and Cravings Café will offer free bites. (See the schedule at www.facebook.com/412Washington for more details.) Donations will be accepted for The One Fund Boston; the first 100 to donate $10 will receive a swag bag with coupons for local businesses, entrance to one of the exercise classes, and more.
Cotélac is now running its spring/summer sale and has items marked down 20-50 percent. Find blouses, dresses, jackets, and skirts in chic prints, along with simple yet sophisticated sweaters and cardigans. The sale is expected to run at least the next few weeks. Cotélac is at 168 Newbury St., Boston,
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