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10 Gear and Apparel Picks


1. Boulder Running Company’s Memorial Weekend Sale
is an awesome score the same weekend as the Bolder Boulder, boasting 75 to 80 percent off retail on discontinued clothing, apparel and footwear with a good spread of shoe sizes, giveaways with purchases and freebies from vendors. Call 303.786.9255 or visitboulderrunningcompany.com for more info.

2. GoLite’s Warehouse Sale
generally occurs in May and includes last season’s discounted gear as well as apparel. Call 303.546.6000 for more info or visit golite.com/salesevents/ for updated listings.

3. REI’s Anniversary Sale
every May offers the best deals on just about any outdoor gear, but members get even better deals, plus awesome discounts, at the biannual Members Garage Sales. Boulder’s next garage sale is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 22. Call 303.583.9970 or visit rei.com/outlet all year long for great gear deals.

4. Eldora Mountain Ski Club/Eldora Mountain Bike Adventures Fundraiser
La Sportiva, SmartWool, Billabong, Kombi and more sell discontinued, sample, slightly flawed and overstock gear and apparel Sept. 16 from 3pm to 7pm and Sept. 17 from 9am to 5pm at 3850 Frontier Ave. at Pearl Street and Foothills Avenue in Boulder.

5. Camp USA/Scarpa’s Warehouse Sale
should fall in September this year, representatives said. This awesome dual sale includes samples, gear with cosmetic blemishes, discontinued and overstock gear. Call 303.465.9429 or 303.998.2895 for more info.

6. Mike’s Camera Tent Sale
Mother’s Day weekend rocks awesome discounts on lenses and accessories with smaller discounts on bodies. Mike’s Camera Expo includes sales, informational stuff for customers, deals on cameras and accessories and happens around Thanksgiving, but it’s not as stellar as the tent sale. Call 303.443.1715 for product information.

7. Dick’s Sporting Goods’ biannual clearance sales
are the best time to shop Dick’s. Every January after New Year’s and June after Father’s Day, take 25 to 50 percent off of the lowest ticketed price. The summer sale is usually store-wide and includes footwear, apparel, golf, cycling, fishing, camping and team-sport paraphernalia, while the winter sale is primarily apparel. Apparel sales will dip as low as 50 percent off, but gear typically goes at 25 percent off. Locations in Broomfield, Longmont and Thornton.

8. Prana’s biannual sales
usually hit at the beginning of August and February and promise 40 percent off of everything in the store from apparel to headbands to chalk bags to yoga mats. Call 303.449.2199 for exact dates.

9. Fresh Produce’s Warehouse Sale
boasts nothing priced for more than $15, with kids clothing for as little as $5. Save up to 80 percent off retail, representatives promise, with new prints and colors each year, and an evolved line this year that promises more fashion-forward dresses as well as tried-and-true essentials. The sale moves every year, usually occurs on Memorial Day weekend, but sometimes lands a weekend before or after. Call 303.444.7573 or follow Fresh Produce on Facebook at facebook.com/FreshProduceClothing for the next location.

10. Crocs Warehouse Sale
at the Twin Peaks Mall in Longmont typically occurs in early to mid-December. Prices start at $5. Check Crocs’ blog for exact dates company.crocs.com/blogs/crocs/ or call 303.848.7000 for more information.

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