Jewelry get marked down at DIVA

Jewelry from DIVA available at its biannual sale in Newtonville.
Jewelry from DIVA available at its biannual sale in Newtonville.

Jewelry shop DIVA (Donna’s Infinite Variety of Adornments) will have thousands of pieces marked down 15-25 percent for its biannual show and sale, which starts tomorrow. Find designer contemporary, vintage, antique, and estate jewelry, including many one-of-a-kind items. The sale ends Nov. 17. The shop is at 331 Walnut St., Newtonville, 617-916-2063.


Theatergoers are once again getting some early seasonal cheer with the launch of this year’s Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular. Around 25,000 half-price tickets for shows including Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “A Christmas Story, The Musical,” Boston Holiday Pops, and others are on offer at (Half-price ticket allotments change daily.) Also find a $10 voucher redeemable at around two-dozen area restaurants and a listing of free and low-cost festivities. The website is live through Jan. 1.


Looking to kick up your wardrobe? Dress has select fall items marked down 25 percent. When we stopped in, pieces included a gorgeous Issa print tunic, Current/
Elliott skinny jeans, cozy James Perse tops, Nili Lotan blouses, and more. (You can view and shop the sale pieces at Dress is at 70 Charles St., Boston, 617-248-9910.



Outside of Harvard Square, A Taste of Culture has select clothing and jewelry marked down 20-50 percent. The selection includes Peruvian cotton dresses and tunics, sweaters and shawls, and pretty, inexpensive earrings and necklaces. The store’s clothing, accessories, and home items come from cooperatives and artisans around the world. A Taste of Culture is at 1160 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-868-0389.


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La Perla now has its Spring/Summer 2013 pieces marked down 40 percent. Find lingerie, silk pajamas, robes, camisoles, bathing suits, and cotton sleepwear. The sale is expected to run for a few weeks. La Perla is at 250 Boylston St., Boston, 617-423-5709.


Henry Bear’s Park celebrates Neighborhood Toy Store Day Saturday with a 20 percent discount on items from the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s 2013 Best Toys for Kids List. Toys include a sticker-making set, a Calico Critters supermarket, science-inspired games, and more. (You can view the items at The shops will also have in-store activities from 2-4 p.m. Henry’s Bear Park locations include 17 White St. (Porter Square Shopping Center), Cambridge, 617-547-8424; 685 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, 781-646-9400; and 19 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-264-2422.

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