French Connection’s Newbury Street store will offer 20 percent off full-price items from 5-8 p.m. this Thursday in conjunction with a book launch event. (Alyssa Shelasky, editor at New York Magazine’s “Grub Street” blog, is introducing her new memoir, “Apron Anxiety.”) There will be complimentary Skinnygirl wine, gin and tonics courtesy of Hendrick’s Gin, and light bites from Emerald Lounge. RSVP is required; email firstname.lastname@example.org. French Connection is at 206 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-1301.
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
Need a few hours of pampering? Through the end of the month, Ardan Medspa + Salon is offering a discounted package that includes a one-hour massage, a facial, manicure and pedicure, and Royal Effem makeup application. The total cost is $240, normally $290. The package doesn’t expire once purchased, but the services must be booked for the same day. Purchase by phone or in-person. Ardan Medspa + Salon is at 72 Central St., Wellesley, 781-235-7788.
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