Wellesley boutique Essentia is offering 20 percent off most items through Dec. 15th to celebrate its new location. Find clothing from Lilith, Elemente Clemente, and Ter et Bantine; jewelry and handbags from Angela Caputi, Ziio, and Two Hippies (makers of the repurposed fur clutch pictured); home wares from KleinReid, John Derian, and Claude Dozorme; and more. Essentia is at 83 Central St., Wellesley, 781-239-1440.
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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
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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