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    Camping gear marked down for end of season

    REI starts its Labor Day sale and clearance Friday. Among the discounts, select 2014 bikes, all Bell and Giro bike helmets, and select Osprey backpacks will be 25 percent off; REI Half Dome tents (below) and ENO hammocks (left) will be 30 percent off; Thule and Yakima car racks, rooftop boxes, and rack accessories will be 20 percent off. The sale ends Sept. 1. Find REI locations at


    Sidewalk sales abound this weekend, starting Thursday in Wellesley’s Linden Square. CERI (180 Linden St., 781-416-0900, has spring and summer merchandise marked down up to 80 percent; Bonsoir Fine Linens (200 Linden St., 781-416-2800, has markdowns on select bed, bath, and table linens from Yves Delorme, Scandia, and others; and Salon Maleah (180 Linden St., 781-237-3993, has jewelry marked down 50 percent, among other deals. Find a complete list at The sale runs through Sunday, though days of participation vary among stores.


    The annual South End summer sidewalk sale happens Friday through Sunday with deals on clothing, home goods, jewelry, baby gear, and more. Stores include Around the Corner, December Thieves, Farm & Fable, Flock, Gifted, Hudson, Lekker Home, M. Flynn Accessories, Michelle Willey, Niche Urban Garden Supply, Restoration Resources, Sault New England, Tadpole, Twelve Chairs, Uniform, and others. (The solid oak sideboard, above, will be marked down at Lekker Home.) Find a complete list of participants and a map at the South End Business Alliance’s website, Hours vary by store.



    Beacon Hill businesses hold their summer sidewalk sale Friday and Saturday. Among the deals, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill (46 Charles St., Boston, 617-227-4646, will have markdowns on select Sea Bags totes (inset), Oka-B flip-flops, and tunics; Crush Boutique (131 Charles St., Boston, 617-720-0010, will have summer sale items priced at $100 and under; Linens on the Hill (52 Charles St., Boston, 617-227-1255, will have markdowns on select sleepwear. Other participants include Charles Street Supply Co.; Fastachi; Friends of the Public Garden; Good; Moxie; Noa Jewelry, Fine Handcrafts & Gifts; The Red Wagon; and Wish. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. From 5-8 p.m. Thursday, the stores will have pre-sale deals and refreshments as part of the neighborhood’s Third Thursday series.


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    Goorin Bros. has just kicked off its summer sale and has select styles marked down 50 percent. Sale items include flatcaps, baseballs caps, fedoras, and a range of women’s styles. The sale runs through Sept. 1. Goorin Bros. is at 130 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-4287 and 43 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-868-4287.

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