Boutique Bargains

Great sales and special reader discounts at six area shops.

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Peruvian Connection—a catalog-and-Internet mecca for handknit sweaters, alpaca blankets, and South American antiques—has opened its flagship store, in DC. Mention The Washingtonian October 6 through 26 to get 10 percent off fall items.

Peruvian Connection, 950 F St., NW; 202-737-4405;

Sweet Savings

Three trunk shows this month at the DC boutique Caramel offer special discounts on local designer fashions. On October 4, a trunk show of Even Keel bamboo/organic-cotton yoga wear features prices that are 15 percent off. On October 18, Ruth Barzel Jewelry Design brings in delicately beaded pieces at up to half off. On October 25, shoppers can get discounts of up to half off L~Shandi’s African-inspired dresses and handbags.

Mention The Washingtonian and get 20 percent off regular Caramel merchandise during any of these events.

Caramel, 1603 U St., NW; 202-265-1930;

Best Foot Forward

See Gigi Favela’s fabulous pumps and boots and check out Rachelle Céline’s gorgeous handcrafted gold-and-stone jewelry October 9, noon to 5, at the Little Shoe Box. Bring this article to the trunk show to get an extra 10 percent off.

The Little Shoe Box, 7134 Bethesda La., Bethesda; 301-654-7463;

Pink Is the New Black

Stop by Urban Chic’s third annual breast-cancer-awareness benefit—October 16 from 5 to 8 pm—and enjoy free drinks and treats, and 20 percent off new merchandise. Ten percent of sales goes to Komen Race for the Cure.

Urban Chic, 1626 Wisconsin Ave., Georgetown, 202-338-5398; 7126 Bethesda La., Bethesda, 301-657-0290;

Tricks at Treat

Treat boutique offers sample-sale merchandise at prices already 30 to 70 percent off retail. October 24 through 26 and October 31 through November 2, take an extra 15 percent off any handbag, including such names as Kooba, Hayden-Harnett, Foley + Corinna, and Rebecca Minkoff.

Treat, 114 S. Royal St., Alexandria; 703-535-3294;

Sip and Shop

One day only, October 17, take 20 percent off all clothing—from the likes of Cynthia Steffe, Eva Franco, and Shoshanna—at Dupont Circle gem Green and Blue.

Green and Blue, 1350 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-223-6644;

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