Best of Boston

1995 Best Clothing, Haute Couture (Bargain)

Filene’s Basement

Okay, so it’s hardly news, but we still get a charge when we can score a pair of Ferragamo sandals for $50 and a triply marked-down little black dress from Barneys all in the same place. Here’s a real tip: the best of the Basement is on sale every April at the annual Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation benefit. Sam Gerson wheels out racks of great merchandise—Joseph Abboud and Calvin Klein, for instance—for the evening’s event, then squirrels it away at the end of the night. Buffet provided by local merchants. Buy a ticket and shop for yourself and a worthy cause all at the same time.