Bargain bin

Ties from the Men's Wearhouse. Ties from the Men's Wearhouse.
By Ami Albernaz
Globe Correspondent / August 11, 2011

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GOOD TIMES Good on Beacon Hill has select items marked down 50 percent through Saturday (a tax-free shopping day). An exquisitely curated jewelry selection includes handmade pieces by Sandrhyme (earthy, beaded necklaces), Just Jules (antique lockets on pearl-adorned, 14-karat gold chains), CHART Metalworks (necklaces and bracelets fashioned from nautical charts and maps), Melissa Joy Manning, Chan Luu, and others. Cashmere and silk-and-cotton-blend scarves and select home items are also half off. The store will be closed this Sunday through Aug. 21; select items may stay on sale when it reopens. Good is at 88 Charles St., Boston, 617-722-9200.

BACK TO SHOPPING Select Simon malls are hosting a Back at It! event this weekend, with back-to-school deals at some stores tomorrow through Sunday and special activities on Saturday. At South Shore Plaza (Braintree), Square One Mall (Saugus), and Liberty Tree Mall (Danvers), look for “Back at It!’’ signs in front of the stores offering discounts. On Saturday, Liberty Tree Mall will have kids’ activities including book cover decoration, face-painting, and caricature drawing; Atrium Mall (Chestnut Hill) will have arts and crafts for kids from noon to 3 p.m.; and South Shore Plaza will have a fashion show at 1:30 p.m. featuring styles from 77kids by American Eagle, Newbury Comics, GapKids, and others. Find more activities and specific deals at

SUIT AND TIE DONATIONS Men’s Wearhouse is hosting its annual National Suit Drive through the end of the month and accepting donations of gently worn professional clothing and accessories for St. Francis House (Boston) and Tailored for Success (Malden). In return for your donation, you’ll get a coupon for half off an entire purchase (full-price items only; shoes excluded). Items accepted include men’s and women’s suits, dress shirts, sport coats, skirts, dress pants, professional outerwear, shoes, and ties. Find more details about the drive and Men’s Wearhouse locations at

SILVER SAVINGS A few doors down, Abráno Silver has select jewelry marked down up to 50 percent. Pieces include fun drop earrings; chunky rings; and handmade copper, silver-plated, and gold-tone cuffs, which are now around $21.25 and up. The sale should run into September. Abráno Silver is at 35A Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-576-9595.

SUMMER SALE Monella in Harvard Square has markdowns on summer clothing from James Perse, C&C California, Velvet, and others. On our visit, we spotted a gorgeous lamb leather jacket from MM Couture by Miss Me for $199 (reduced from $349), James Perse T-shirts for $29 (originally $50), and J Brand cut-offs for $79 (marked down from $139). Denim and footwear (Steve Madden, Dolce Vita, EMU Australia, and others) were also discounted. We’re told the sale should run for at least the next few weeks. Monella is at 29 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-876-6100.

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