A wise Shopping Spree-er squirrels away bits of her paycheck all winter in order to splurge on fresh duds come summertime. Sharper still is the hunter who waits patiently for the best sales, ready to pounce on discounted frocks and cheap city-slicker sandals. That time has come, young bargain-hunter, so go forth and revive your wardrobe while saving a bunch of cash.
Thirsty Thursdays at Art Star Thursdays, 5-8 p.m., free, Art Star, 623 N. Second St., 215-238-1557, artstarphilly.com. As a way of loosening us up with make-you-wanna-spend libations, this NoLibs boutique hosts Thirsty Thursdays all summer with enough cocktails — and discounts — to make your head spin. On these special evenings, regular-priced items are 15 percent off, with an additional 10 percent off sale items. It might just be the best drunk-spend ever. Plus, for the remainder of June, all clothing (including the pictured tee, "Inky Face," by 1% Talent) will be 15 percent off, all the time. As any math major can confirm, it all adds up to loads of savings.
Last Call at Puss in Boots Fri., June 17, 6-10 p.m., free, 1134 S. Ninth St., 215-225-7877, pussinbootsboutique.com. While most sales bring joy, this one comes on a sadder note. Puss in Boots, a vintage shoe shop in the Italian Market, will close its doors for good on June 19. In anticipation of its last day, the shop's hosting a last-minute sale (complete with free beer), cutting prices on most merch to 50 percent off. Even the furniture's up for grabs. But don't look so glum, chum: Although the physical store will be gone, Puss in Boots' Etsy shop will relaunch in the fall. The farewell party's on Friday, so dry your eyes and cheer yourself up with a little discounted retail therapy.