This is one of the best times of the year to shop, as most stores have further cut already-reduced prices to clear out winter goods.

Helpful tip? Beware of ultra trendy cold-weather items since you have little time left to wear them this year.

This is one of the best times of the year to shop, as most stores have further cut already-reduced prices to clear out winter goods.

Helpful tip? Beware of ultra trendy cold-weather items since you have little time left to wear them this year.

If you can't positively promise yourself you'll still love something by next winter, don't buy it. Even $10 isn't a bargain if you only wear a top once.

That said, it's a great time to scour sale racks for classic looks and colors (black, cream and red, for example, will look just as great a year from now!) Besides hitting your favorite stores for sales, here's a sampling of other deals around town this weekend.

Z Gallerie (at Easton) is, sadly, closing. The silver lining is that the entire store (or the little that's left, anyhow) is 60-percent off, and already-reduced items are an additional 20-percent off.

Henri Bendel (at Easton) is offering half off select handbags and cold-weather gear.

C.O. Bigelow (at Easton) is offering its popular Mentha Lip Shine for $5 (it's normally $7.50 and the peppermint is delicious!) Plus, the store is offering $25 off a purchase of $100.

J. Jill (at Easton and Polaris) is offering 15-percent off your entire purchase through Saturday.

Brighton is offering a limited-edition (and super cute) pink-and-yellow butterfly umbrella free to customers who spend $100 or more on Brighton goods in a single store visit. The deal is available at Brighton Collectibles (at Easton) and Accent on Image (at Polaris).

Accent on Image is also offering a Pandora special: Spend $100 on Pandora items and receive a free silver Pandora bracelet valued at $50. Offer good Friday and Saturday only.

Bare Escentuals (at Polaris) is hosting "Free Love Day" Saturday, offering door prizes to its first 50 customers, free bareMinerals SPF 15 foundation samples, complimentary make-unders and complimentary face art (face painting of either a heart or a butterfly).

Filene's Basement is offering an extra 50-percent off already-reduced clearance items. Check the dresses in the back of the store!