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Bargain strollers, prom gowns, sushi and more

Second Time Around and Noa Jewelry, Fine Handcrafts & Gifts in Beacon Hill host a spring fashion event today from 4-7 p.m. Three jewelry artists carried at Noa (Lisa Sachs, Courtney Schwabe, and Crystal Popko) will show off their new designs; get a 10 percent discount when you buy both an item of clothing and a piece of jewelry. Refreshments served. The event happens at Second Time Around, 82 Charles St., Boston, 617-227-0049. Find the stores online at and


Magic Beans runs a spring clearance sale tomorrow through Sunday with steep markdowns on floor models and overstocked strollers, car seats, and other baby products and toys. Among the deals, the Bugaboo Cameleon Denim stroller will be 20 percent off; the Maclaren Quest stroller, originally $279, will sell for $199; Britax and Diono car seats will be up to 20 percent off; toys will be up to 70 percent off. The sale happens at all four locations; find them at


Some downtown Needham stores will have sales and discounts on Saturday as part of its recently launched “Second Saturday” program. Among the deals: Taylor’s Stationery (1451 Highland Ave., Needham, 781-444-6578, will have candles marked down 20 percent; Perennial Designs (117 Chapel St., Needham, 781-449-7227, will sell “lucky mystery bags,” some with merchandise worth as much as $75 for $10; and The Grey Goose (95 Chapel St., Needham, 781-449-8441, will have complimentary tarot card readings with purchases from 1-4 p.m. Look for the balloons to mark participating shops.



Shopping for prom night? Chic Consignment in downtown Andover will have all its prom dresses marked down 30 percent next Monday through Friday. Find lots of long and short styles (solids, prints, sequins, lace) from Jovani, Betsey Johnson, ABS by Allen Schwartz, and others. (Store prices normally range from around $45-$95; original retail prices soar into the hundreds.) The store is at 44 Main St., Andover, 978-474-1755. Get a taste of the selection at


The Blues Jean Bar is offering discounts toward new (full-price) denim when you bring in your old pairs.


Got extra pairs of jeans taking up closet space? Until the end of the month, The Blues Jean Bar is offering discounts toward new (full-price) denim when you bring in your old pairs. Get 10 percent off for bringing in one pair, 15 percent off for bringing in two, and 20 percent off for three. (We’re told all brands of women’s, men’s, and kids’ jeans are accepted.) Donations benefit local charities. The Blues Jean Bar is at 85 Newbury St., Boston, 857-350-4683.


If you have a sushi craving while you watch the marathon next Monday, you could head a block away from the finish line to Haru, which serves its happy hour menu all day that day. Tuna rolls, edamame, tempura, and other menu items will go for $3-$6 from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Haru is at 55 Huntington Ave. (beneath The Shops at Prudential Center), Boston, 617-536-0770. Ami Albernaz

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