Harvard Square shop MDF has select home wares, jewelry, and other accessories on sale through the middle of the month. Lightweight scarves, covetable handbags, and earthy, mostly sterling silver jewelry from Saundra Messinger, Jane Diaz, Connie Verrusio, and others are 40 percent off. Picture frames, glassware, lighting, Liz Kinder ceramics, and display mirrors and tables are around 30-40 percent off (a few pieces marked down more steeply). Next door, sister store Motto has a small but lovely selection of earrings from Miguel Ases, Annie Hammer, and others marked down 40 percent. Motto and MDF are at 17-19 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-868-8448 (Motto) and 617-491-2789 (MDF).
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contributorsAmi Albernaz began freelancing for the Globe in 2004. She started bargain-hunting at an early age, accompanying her mother to second-hand stores and yard sales near Westport, MA, where she grew up. When she's not perusing stores, Ami can often be found scouting out budget eateries in and around the city, particularly near her current abode in East Boston.
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Deal of the Week
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, Kalembar Dune is offering 20 percent off all its items that are green or made in Ireland. The selection includes Belleek and Donegal China, Waterford glassware, Avoca handwoven lightweight mohair/wool throws, and Tara medallion bangle bracelets. The sale runs through the end of March. Kalembar Dune is at 170 Spring St., West Roxbury, 617-327-5898.
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