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Blackbird in Ballard

The mostly men’s (more on that in a minute) apparel store Blackbird doesn’t tend to do things the way other retailers do. Case in point: on Wednesday, May 19 the shop is only offering its clearance items for sale, at a markdown of 80 percent off.

The Semiannual Blackbird Warehouse Sale (now, when almost everyone else in town is rolling out new arrivals and feeling thin on deals) offers men’s, women’s and kids’ apparel from your Robert Geller, Helmut Lang, Rag and Bone, APC, Gitman Vintage, KZO, RVCA, Obey, Woolrich Woolen Mills, and more.

You’ll probably recall that the folks at Blackbird launched Field House in November, and closed Brigitta in December, so you might score from any of the three shops.

Set your alarm: The sale goes from 7am to 10pm.