Sales Talk


On our summer wish list: sunshine, flat metallic thongs, a bright clutch, and a whispy, floral print dress. Lucky for us, boutique buyers are already a season ahead slashing prices on summer merchandise and making room for fall’s cozy coats and scarves. There are a ton of sales popping up around the Bay Area right now, so if you’re pocket book is hurting, you may just want to stay indoors. Consider yourself forewarned!

Where: The Firm, 2999 Washington St., SF, 415-409-0214
When: Now through July 4
What: 10% off Shoshanna bathing suits and cover-ups, 50% off select Paige premium denim jeans and assorted tops, cardigans, dresses and accessories.

R.A.G. owner Blakely Bass. Courtesy of R.A.G.

Where: R.A.G. Co-Op, 541 Octavia St., SF, 415-621-7718
When: Now through Sunday, June 29
What: The shop’s temporarily closing through July for renovations. Owner Blakely Bass is discounting all merchandise by 10% including pieces by local designers Deanna Brat, Jennifer Bair and Miranda Caroligne.

Courtesy of Built by Wendy

Where: Built by Wendy, 3520 20th St., SF, 415-824-1582
When: Saturday, June 28 to Sunday, Aug. 31
What: 50% off such Spring/Summer 08 Built by Wendy pieces as a Provence print cotton Batiste Lattice mini-dress, buffalo madras plaid smocked sundress and seersucker dolphin shorts.

Courtesy of Gilroy Premium Outlets

Where: Gilroy Premium Outlets, 681 Leavesley Rd., 408-842-3729
When: Thursday, July 3 to Monday, July 7
What: Additional savings between 25 to 65% off already discounted goods at the outlets’ 145 stores including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Coach, Gap, J. Crew and Nike.

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