Bostonista Shops: Clothes Encounters of the Tax-Free Kind

Even though Bostonista’s not exactly back-to-school shopping anymore (it’s been, um, a year or two…), every August we still feel that natural (read: tax-averse) instinct to replenish our closet with new goods. So what if said goods now include sundresses and spaghetti straps from summer markdowns? You’ll see us supporting the habit at Habit and plenty of other purveyors this weekend. For the likeliest Bostonista sightings, head to:

1218747034Barneys Denim Promotion
Barneys New York, Copley Place
Aug. 11-25

From Aug. 11 to 25, bring in a pair of your previously loved denim jeans, and Barneys will recycle them and give you 20 percent off your next pair.

2 Elm Sq., Andover
Through August 31

All summer merchandise is 20 to 50 percent off, including jewelry, shoes, bags, and clothing by Rebecca Taylor, BCBG, Diane von Furstenberg, Seven for All Mankind, Ella Moss, and more.

164 Newbury St.
Aug. 15-17

Spring and Summer apparel is up to 60 percent off at Envi, a store that offers one of the biggest selections of eco-fashion in the country with brands like C&C California, Edun, Loomstate, Terra Plana, and more.

First Date
28 Chestnut St., Andover
Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The entire collection of summer tops, dresses, skirts, and pants are marked 40 percent off and jeans and all accessories, including jewelry and bags, are marked 20 percent off. They’ll also have special “Double Date” areas where it’s buy one, get one free.

703 E. Broadway, South Boston
Through August 31

Habit’s holding a birthday party to celebrate its second year in business—and you’re invited! Included with the invitation: 15 percent off every non-sale item in the store, including new fall merchandise and jeans. Items that were already on sale are now marked down 20 to 80 percent.