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Robert Comstock and Friends Sale

Runs through Saturday, Sept. 13

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Starting in the '80s, some of us Boiseans celebrated a holiday besides Thanksgiving and Christmas: the iconic annual Comstock Sale, fashion designer Robert Comstock's surplus or last-season fashions. We'd comb through jackets, bags, pants and more, scoring high-fashion items at bargain-basement prices. Because Comstock is a native son, a fifth-generation Idahoan, the sale felt personal: it was like a friend of the family had come for a visit and brought presents, particularly because Comstock has always donated proceeds to local organizations. It has been 13 years since the most recent Comstock Sale, but our old buddy hasn't forgotten us.