Three weekend warehouse sales are going on now or starting tomorrow on athletic high-performance apparel; Faribault woolens and eyeglasses. All offer discounts of 50 to 80 percent whether you're shopping for yourself or gifts.

If you haven’t heard of Storm Creek high-performance apparel, that’s a good thing. It will save you cash. You’ve probably heard of North Face and Columbia, but you pay a higher price for name recognition. Hastings, Minn.-based Storm Creek started in 2006 by Doug Jackson. It’s sold in smaller retailers such as Midwest Mountaineering and Duluth Trading Company. During the sale from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri, Nov. 20 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 21, more than 15,000 pieces will be 50 to 80% off, including insulated vests, running apparel, and fleece pullovers.  Example: a soft-shell jacket with a micro velvet lining for $40 that other brands sell for $160. It will be held at 935 Blue Gentian Rd in Eagan. Call 651-480-3000 for details.

Bruce Bildsten, chief marketing officer at Faribault Woolen Mill said its holiday overstock sale won’t be repeated, so this may be the best opportunity to get more than 4,000 first-quality scarves for $15 (reg. $60 to $70), more than 2,200 throws discounted from $100 to $220 and 700 blankets for $30 to $125 that were $85 to $350. The sale will be Sat., Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mill at 1500 NW 2nd Ave., Faribault, MN (about an hour south of the Twin Cities)

Check out a $39 and $59 designer frame sale with thousands of frames. Inver Grove Family Eye Clinic will hold a sale in Southdale in Edina on Sat.-Sun., Nov. 21-22. Lens prices are also discounted to $1 less than Costco’s prices. At press time, the sale’s location in Southdale in Edina is not known. Call 651-455-1492 for details.  

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