Duchess Boutique hosts a Karina Dresses trunk show tomorrow from noon to 5 p.m., with fall dresses from the brand marked down 20 percent. (Check out the website to get a feel for the styles.) Designer Karina Cousineau will be on hand to help with fit. The dresses will remain at 20 percent off through Sunday, though you can meet the designer only tomorrow. Duchess is at 77 Union St., Newton, 617-964-0054.
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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
The newly opened CrossFit Coolidge Corner is offering new, first-time members one month of unlimited CrossFit for $99 (regularly $289). The deal must be purchased in-person (not by phone or online); those wanting to take advantage should also schedule a phone appointment with a coach about their level of experience before participating in their first CrossFit class. CrossFit Coolidge Corner is at 1285 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-232-1010.
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