Planning your shopping route for this weekend? Here's what you can expect at some area stores (plus some online deals):
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets host its After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale Friday through Sunday. (Some stores open at midnight tomorrow night.) Highlights include half off everything at the Banana Republic Factory Store; 25-30 percent off everything at Restoration Hardware; jeans for $29.99 when you buy two or more pairs at the Levi's Outlet Store (until noon on Friday); and buy two pairs of shoes, get one free at Clarks Bostonian. Find the complete list of deals here.
Hudson is taking 20 percent off all new upholstery and casegood orders on Friday. The selection includes sofas, chairs, dressers, bookcases, and more from Oly, Bernhardt, Hickory Chair, Verellen, and others. Separately, the store is running a warehouse sale through the end of the year on select furnishings, lighting, and accessories; view the selection by searching for “warehouse sale” at www.hudsonboston.com. Hudson is at 12 Union Park St., Boston, 617-292-0900.
Marimekko is offering 30 percent off select apparel, accessories, bags, bedding, bath, and Converse items Friday through Monday. The stores will also give away a limited-edition Marimekko tote with purchases of $150 or more, while they last. Marimekko is at 140 Newbury St., Boston, 617-778-0666 and 350 Huron Ave., Cambridge, 617-354-2800.
In the South End, Habit is offering 20 percent off items on Friday and will give a free pair of select earrings with purchases on Saturday. Habit is at 703 East Broadway, Boston, 617-269-1998.
Duchess is offering 15 percent off all apparel and Shiraleah crossbody bags and clutches Friday through Sunday. Find dresses and tunics from Viereck, sweaters from Lilla P and Emu Australia, lots of leggings, and more. On Saturday, shoppers who spend more than $130 will get a free pair of Snug leggings along with the 15 percent discount. Duchess is at 77 Union St., Newton, 617-964-0054.
Recess Boutique will have Le Phare de la Baleine T-shirts in a range of colors for $30 (normally $98-$130) on Friday and Saturday. The store will also have bins of $10-items for kids, including clothing from Corky & Company and Monster Republic. Recess is at 41 Church St., Winchester, 617-905-6538.
Jack Spade has items marked down up to 75 percent online through Sunday night. Find button-down shirts, blazers, leather bags and accessories, and more.
Nanette Lepore will have its fall collection and some holiday pieces marked down 50 percent, starting Friday. Find party dresses, chic tops and jackets, and more. Nanette Lepore is at 119 Newbury St., Boston, 617-421-9200.
New Balance has men's, women's, and kids' shoes marked down up to 50 percent online. The deals end Sunday night.
For the dogs: Bark Place is offering half-price do-it-yourself dog washes (normally $20) on Friday. Combs, brushes, shampoos and conditioners, towels, and blowdryers are provided. Bark Place is at 1721 Washington St., Boston, 857-362-7494.
If you’d rather skip the shopping, here’s a deal for the family: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are offering half-price admission on Friday (normally $11-$17 at Franklin Park and $10-$14 at Stone; both free for children under 2). The discount doesn’t apply to Stone Zoo’s evening ZooLights. Franklin Park Zoo is at One Franklin Park Rd., Boston, 617-541-5466. Stone Zoo is at 149 Pond St., Stoneham, 781-438-5100.
Isabel Harvey will give a free goodie bag (valued at $48) with purchases on Saturday, along with a gift card worth 15 percent off a purchase in January. Find cheerful yet elegant jewelry, handbags, scarves, and home accessories. Isabel Harvey is at 41 Central St., Wellesley, 781-237-3038 and 5 Centre St., Nantucket, 508-680-1845.
Tistik is giving a free holiday card with purchases of $35 or more, while they last. On Saturday, get a $10 credit when you use an American Express credit card. (Learn more about that offer with American Express Small Business Saturday here.)
In West Roxbury, Kalembar Dune is offering 20 percent off one item on Saturday and Sunday. Neighboring businesses Fabutique and Top It Off are offering 20 percent off and 50 percent off, respectively. The shops are at 162-170 Spring St., West Roxbury.
Anthony David Salon is offering 25 percent off all hair products, dryers, and wet brushes on Saturday. Find a wide selection of all-natural products. Anthony David Salon is at 120 Cambridge St., Burlington, 781-272-0002.
ArtsEmerson runs its yearly one-day sale from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Monday. Tickets for the first two performances of most productions between January and May will sell for $25. (Find the list of shows at here.) Buy tickets online, in-person, or by phone at 617-824-8400. (In-person and phone orders taken during box office hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) The box office is at 559 Washington St., Boston and 219 Tremont St., Boston.
The Eliot Hotel in Back Bay will offer its “Touch of Paris in Boston” package at 20 percent off on Monday. The package includes a one-night stay in a luxury one-bedroom suite and a three-course dinner for two and continental breakfast for two at Clio. The stay must be booked for sometime between January 1st and March 31st, 2014. The Eliot Hotel is at 370 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-267-1607.
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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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