By: Sarah Burns
Ibex Boston winter sale
Local shops and vendors are clearing their shelves to make room for new spring collections, but seasoned Bostonians know that ski season is still kicking. And during the annual winter sale at Ibex Boston — our favorite New Zealand merino wool outfitters originating from Woodstock, Vermont — you can warm up with select store items marked down 30 to 40 percent. There are seamless base layers (perfect for the slopes or slipping on under jeans), cozy sweaters, and weather-resistant softshells, all free from bulk — and the bulky price tag.
303 Newbury St., Boston, 857-277-1932, ibexwear.com.
Gia Ventola’s Fall Back in Love Event
Step into Gia Ventola’s flagship boutique in Peabody and you’re likely to fall head over heels — for her stunning designs, that is. For one week only, February 14–18, her original evening gowns and cocktail dresses (think sophisticated but with an edgy flair) are 50 to 75 percent off. On V-Day, enjoy champagne and cupcakes while you shop — and then take yourself and your new favorite dress out for a hot date.
9 Sylvan St., Peabody, giaventola.com.