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North End holds Holiday Stroll

Coolidge Corner stores will offer discounts to shoppers who stop in early Saturday morning. (Pajamas encouraged.) Fire Opal (320 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-739-9066,
.com; pictured) will take 20 percent off purchases from 8-9 a.m. and 10 percent off from 9-10 a.m.; Tiny Hanger (14 Pleasant St., Brookline, 617-487-5501, will offer 20 percent off full-price merchandise from 7-8 a.m., 15 percent off from 8-9 a.m., and 10 percent off from 9-10 a.m.; and Cause to Paws (1386A Beacon St., Brookline, 617-738-7297, will also take 20 percent off from 7-8 a.m., 15 percent off from 8-9 a.m., and 10 percent off from 9-10 a.m., plus an extra 5 percent off if you’re wearing PJs. Other participants: Magic Beans, Eureka Puzzles, Muddy River Gallery, Good Vibrations, Mattei Galleria, 16 Handles, and Prikidz.


The Buon Natale Holiday Stroll happens in the North End Friday from 7-11 p.m., with refreshments and discounts at many of the neighborhood’s shops, galleries, and design studios. Participating businesses include Acquire, Exhale Mind Body Spa, LIT Boutique, Shake the Tree, and The Wine Bottega; find a complete list at (See “Upcoming events.”) Pick up a “passport” at the stroll and have it stamped at all of the participating businesses for a chance to win a gift basket with goodies and gift certificates.


Newton boutique LuxCouture is running its semi-annual vault sale Friday and Saturday. Clothing, shoes, handbags, and more from Eribé, Goldsign, Roberto Del Carlo, Antipodium, Sang A, and others will be marked down up to 75 percent. The sale is from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. LuxCouture is at 9 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, 617-969-5600. www.lux



Wellesley boutique Essentia is offering 20 percent off most items through Dec. 15 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 fur clutch inset); home wares from KleinReid, John Derian, and Claude Dozorme; and more. Essentia is at 83 Central St., Wellesley, 781-239-1440. www.essentia


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A heads-up for Wednesday: South End businesses will host their annual holiday shopping night from 4-8 p.m., with discounts at many of the neighborhood businesses and special menus at some of the restaurants. We’re told participants will include M. Flynn Accessories, Hudson, Lekker Home, Michelle Willey, Patch NYC, Aquitaine, Myers + Chang, Stella, and others. (See for updates.) There will also be free parking in the lot at 500 Harrison Ave.

Ami Albernaz

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