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Ligne Roset marks down its Togo collection through June 30

Ligne Roset has all items in its Togo collection marked down 20 percent through June 30. The selection includes chairs, ottomans, sofas, and the “Mini Togo” chair for kids. Choose from hundreds of fabrics and leathers. The Ligne Roset showroom is at 200 Boylston St., 617-451-2212.


Mangano has markdowns on select items from its Spring 2013 collection. Dresses and blazers were 50 percent off and jeans and pants were 20 percent off when we stopped in. (Sample prices: Dresses that sold for $229 were marked down to $115; blazers that had been $259 were marked down to $130.) The store’s entire collection is made in Italy. Mangano is at 161 Newbury St.,


Andover sister stores Dresscode and Sole Amour are offering 10 percent off a full-price purchase when you bring in gently worn, work-appropriate items (clothing for Dresscode; shoes for Sole Amour). Donations will go to SuitAbility, a Lowell organization that provides support services and work/interview clothing at no cost to low-income women. The drive and discount offers
end May 9. Dresscode is at 2 Elm Square, Andover,
978-470-0300, Amour is at 10 Post Office Ave., Andover, 978-409-1541,



Here’s one for culinary historians (or anyone who likes re-creating old recipes): This Saturday’s Boston Book, Paper & Photo Exposition and Sale will include an old-fashioned cookbook sale with specially priced titles. We’re told a couple of the choices include “The Settlement Cook Book” (23d edition, published in 1940) and “Mrs. Rorer’s Vegetable Cookery and Meat Substitutes” (1909). The cookbooks mentioned will sell for $35 and $40; some others will cost around $20. The Boston Book, Paper & Photo Exposition and Sale happens at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington.


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Here’s a way to donate to The One Fund Boston and receive a small memento in return. Lexington-based Saucony is taking pre-orders for $5 lace medallions, with 100 percent of sales benefiting the fund. The two-sided medallion reads “#BostonStrong” on one side and has a custom-designed, laced-up heart icon on the other. See it at


For Boston police officers and firefighters: Tweed Barbers, formerly State Street Barbers, is offering free haircuts or hot lather shaves (both normally $37) next Monday. Book in advance at 617-753-9990; Monday hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tweed Barbers is at 1313 Washington St., Boston.

Ami Albernaz

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