It has been open since 1938 but the Indian Craft Shop — inside the U.S. Department of the Interior building — is still a find. n off-the-beaten track destination. During the store’s annual sale (Monday through Feb. February 25), shoppers in search of one-of-a-kind crafts will find reductions of 10 to 50 percent on American Indian pottery, carvings, jewelry and basketry. A painted clay pot by award-winning potter Mary Small of the Jemez Pueblo will be
30 percent off the original $185 price. , and a split ash and sweetgrass fancy basket by Mohawk weaver Robin Lazore will be 40 percent off of $215. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. First floor, Department of the Interior, 18th and C streets NW. 202-208-4056. indiancraftshop.com.
Bargain-hunter alert: Where can you score savings of 90 percent and more? At Urban Country’s clearance center’s last-chance sale. The Woodmont Avenue location is closing in a few weeks, so nab deals onA floor sample sale at Bethesda Avenue location continues through the end of the month February with up to 60 percent off more than 30 items, including a bench and cocktail table by designer Thom Filicia. Meanwhile, a “last chance sale” is the reason to head to the furnishings store’s clearance center on Woodmont Avenue, which is closing in a few weeks. Some highlights of this weekend’s sale (sale starts this Thursday and ends Sunday): a Brown Jordan 60-inch dining table base (reduced from $1,425 to $143) and Brown Jordan pillows in assorted fabrics now selling for $10 each (down from $200 to $300). Clearance Center:Saturday-Sunday noon-4 p.m. 7801 Woodmont Ave. will supply a phone number tuesday a.m. trg. no phone number for the clearance center? trg 301-654-0500
Take your valentine to Reunions in Alexandria, which is celebrating the occasion this weekend with a sale on vintage and contemporary jewelry. what does this mean? they’ve never had a sale before or they’ve never had a valentine’s day sale you’re right. (I sent you a note) before? trg A 14-karat gold necklace with a Mexican fire opal from jeweler River Song will be reduced from $279 to $209.25; anAn ultramodern choker with brass, steel and aluminum chains and pink pearls from local designer Ruth Barzel is now $112.50 (originally $150). Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. 1709 Centre Plaza, Alexandria, 703-931-8161.
Stock up on last-minute winter gear during the final installment of Betsy Fisher’s Gambler Sale, which begins Monday. Prices are slashed by 50 to - 80 percent on lamb mittens by Emu, and hats and boots and some lush cashmere coats from Boss and Diane von Furstenberg. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday, Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. 1224 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-785-1975. www.betsyfisher.com.
cbk and saved for next week if need be. trg The District’s Home Rule hosts its Lost Love sale Feb. 19-21. All items that the store no longer will be carrying (or as one employee said, tated, “stuff that we loved but no else did”) are selling for 50 percent off their original price. The mix of marked-down merchandise includes canning supplies, bath accessories and kitchen gadgets from manufacturers including such as OXO, Umbra and InterDesign. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday noon-5:30 p.m. 1807 14th St. NW, 202-797-5544. www.homerule.com.