With deals at Priscilla, look like a princess for less

By Ami Albernaz
October 13, 2011

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Ahead of its closing at the end of the year, Priscilla of Boston is hosting a liquidation sale at its Charlestown warehouse on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gowns will be 75-90 percent off original prices and will start at $99. Brands will include Priscilla of Boston, Platinum for Priscilla of Boston, Jewel by Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet, and Vineyard Collection. We’re guessing lines will form early. The warehouse is at 40 Cambridge St., Charlestown. Find more sale details at


The Chelmsford Mothers’ Club hosts its semi-annual Kids’ Tag Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thousands of items including gently worn clothing (sizes 0-10), Halloween costumes, strollers, books, and nursery items will be offered at bargain prices. (We’re told tops and pants might go for $2-$3, shoes for $1-$3, and strollers for 25 percent of their original prices). Entrance for adults is $1, which can be waived by bringing in a nonperishable food item (donations will go to the Chelmsford Community Exchange food pantry). Visa and MasterCard will be accepted for purchases of $20 or more. The sale happens at the McCarthy Middle School, 250 North Rd., Chelmsford. For more information, visit or e-mail


The Boston Antiques & Design Show & Sale happens at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington on Saturday and Sunday, with pieces from more than 160 dealers at prices ranging from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. We’re told there will be some discounted items, including select American and European ceramic tiles from Dunstable-based Antique Articles ( Other wallet-friendly offerings will include vintage postcards from Salem-based Iconic Postcards (, most priced between $5 and $25. Find vintage books, jewelry, advertising art, kitchen and sewing tools, pottery, and toys as well. Aleppo Shriners Auditorium is at 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington. For more information, contact Marvin Getman at or 781-862-4039, or visit


The Studio hosts a Cordani and Chan Luu trunk show today through Saturday, with items from both marked down 15 percent. The selection includes Luu’s necklaces and signature wrap bracelets and fall Cordani shoes and boots. (As an added perk, Cordani purchases will come with a $5 Starbucks gift card.) Tomorrow and Saturday, Cordani co-owner and designer Michael Ciccia will be on hand with advice on fit. The Studio is at 233 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-738-5091.


Wild Indigo Boutique is celebrating its first anniversary by offering 50 percent off artisan pottery, glassware, and more through the end of the month. Find Liz Kinder ceramics, Diane Markin picture frames and ornaments, hand-painted stemware, and more. The store also carries a well-curated selection of clothing and accessories from local, national, and international designers, including well-known names such as Samuel Dong and many lesser-known names that are harder to find locally. Wild Indigo is at 53 Dartmouth St., Boston, 617-424-4401.

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