Christopher Columbus earned fame for his legendary sail to the new land. Now, Columbus Day is associated with sales of another kind. With a number of Vineyard stores closing for the season and many more making room for winter items, Columbus Day weekend is a great time to shop for bargains. Here are some of the sales we discovered on an exploratory circumnavigation of the Island.
Now is a great time to check out C.B. Stark‘s vast selection of fine jewelry, Island charms, and watches. Everything (except for some lines by Vineyard designers) is 20 percent off.
Alley Cat will also have a 20 percnet store-wide sale for the weekend, with summer clothing and shoes reduced to 50 percent off. You can always find something fun and unique among the racks, shoe shelves, and jewelry case at this gem of a Vineyard Haven boutique.
Juliska’s top floor outlet is always full of bargains. This weekend’s special sale has everything upstairs going for 50-75 percent off. Discontinued lines of dishes, pillows, and more are deeply discounted.
This is a great time to shop at one of the Island’s most popular jewelry stores. Claudia — at both its Edgartown and Vineyard Haven locations — features lines from noted jewelry designers (David Yurman, Pandora, and many more) and jewelry by local artisans, as well as perfume, bags, and more, and this weekend almost everything is 20 percent off.
Bryn Walker’s back sale room is almost as spacious as the front area of the store. There are always lots of bargains to be found on their comfortable yet stylish cotton, linen, and other luxe fabric designs. For the holiday weekend, the Edgartown location’s sale will expand to the entire stock, including brand-new items, making everything 10–75 percent off. Bryn Walker Vineyard Haven has a fantastic sale section, too.
Outrageous will be closing for the season at the end of the month, and they’re clearing out their stock of unique women’s fashions, shoes and accessories. Practically everything in the store is half-off this weekend.
Vintage Jewelry features some old and some new costume jewelry along with handbags, scarves and all sorts of cool vintage and retro finds. It’s a great place to browse and this weekend all merchandise is 20–50 percent off.
Rags’s annual Columbus Day sale is a popular destination for fans of their pretty, preppy women’s fashion. While the summer stuff is deeply discounted (there are racks of long-sleeved dresses in fun prints for $39) even the newest arrivals are included in the storewide 30 percent off sale. Check out lots of new arrivals from Yala, Dizzy Lizzy, and Gretchen Scott. Even the cashmere is on sale, and Lucky Jeans are 50 percent off. Stock up for the winter.
The men can find great bargains too, at the League of Gentlemen, where all of their vintage inspired clothes (except the tees) are 50 percent off.
Galadriel’s will have a 20 percent storewide sale all weekend. Jewelry galore, plus crystals, beads, shells, and all sorts of interesting little finds can be discovered in this pretty shop which is great for browsing or shopping early for stocking stuffers.
It’s Me has had a 50 percent off storewide sale going since the end of the summer. Now is the last chance to check out their fun and trendy collection of women’s clothing and accessories. There are plenty of sweaters and ponchos for the upcoming chilly weather, but the store will close for the season as of Columbus Day.
Eastaway will also close its doors for the season after this weekend. Their entire stock of men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories is at least 50 percent off.
Craftworks is featuring discounts on a few different lines for the holiday weekend. Echo of the Dreamer jewelry, Kinzig lamps, and Sticks furniture is all 20 percent off. There’s always plenty to admire at this eclectic shop chock full of jewelry, housewares and more by American artisans.
Pandora’s Box in Menemsha is hosting their popular annual end-of-season sale this weekend. Check out their great selection of winter fashion, including shoes and boots.
Don’t see your favorite store on the list? Check out our weekly list of Martha’s Vineyard retail sales.