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Three things savvy shoppers need to be doing over the next several days: 1. Scoring crazy clothing deals. 2. Test-driving new sofas. 3. Attending a hip lingerie happy hour. (You're welcome.)
Erica Tanov Bi-Annual Sale, Berkeley: Saturday and Sunday, January 30th and 31st. This is one serious sale—get 75 percent off samples and past seasons' clothes, shoes, jewelry and home accessories, including quilts, blankets and throws. Plus, style hunters will have their run of bins filled with random (but still boho-chic) clothing and fabric remnants starting at $10. Hello? Hours are 10am to 6pm Saturday; 11am to 6pm Sunday. The Erica Tanov store is located at 1827 Fourth Street, Berkeley.
Room & Board Open House, SoMa: Saturday and Sunday, January 30th and 31st. Here's your chance to check out Room & Board's new assortment of modern American furnishings and home accessories. Enjoy light bites as you test out new sofas and chairs, open drawers, turn lights on and off, and just get inspired. (Take a sneak peek of the new collection.) Hours are 10am to 7pm Saturday; 11am to 6pm Sunday. The cavernous space is located at 685 7th Street.
Negative at the Ritz, Union Square: Wednesday, February 3rd at the Ritz Carlton Club. Sip wines by VinKind, nibble on sweets and shop for minimalist lingerie with Negative founders Marissa Vosper and Lauren Schwab. It's the perfect place to pick up some simple-chic under thangs before Valentine's Day—for you or someone you heart. The event runs from 6pm to 9pm; look for the ladies in the lobby. The Ritz Carlton Club is located at 690 Market Street. RSVP here.