If a trip down the aisle is in your near future, you might want to plan a stop at Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT next weekend for the Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sale. Hundreds of new and gently worn designer and couture gowns, size 4-18, will be priced at $99 to $3,900. Gown sales help fund programs and services for cancer patients and their families. A VIP reception Saturday evening costs $35 (for a bride-to-be and a guest) and includes light bites, beverages, and giveaways. Sunday admission (sale only) is $7. Learn more and buy tickets here. Le MÃ©ridien Cambridge-MIT is at 20 Sidney St., Cambridge.
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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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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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