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How to score a free Fjallraven backpack this weekend

Plus three more shopping events you can't miss!
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Adorable and functional Swedish outfitter Fjallraven will open their second location this weekend in Harvard Square. The opening event will include a Cambridge Community Night on Friday with live tunes, Swedish sweets and complimentary beer and wine, followed by an exclusive Kanken backpack giveaway (yes, the one you see everyone wearing) to the first 50 customers in line on Saturday at 10 a.m.
March 24-26, 63 Church St., Cambridge, fjallraven.us

The Gilt Sample Sale returns to Cyclorama at the BCA on March 24 and 25. The shopping extravaganza features up to 80 percent off Gilt’s treasure troves of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes from designers like Chloe, Tom Ford and the Kooples (be still my heart). Also: pop-ups from Crane & Lion, April Soderstrom and complimentary on-site monogramming from Royce NYC and braids and dry styling from SalonCapri. Bonus: snacks bars from Luna and Cliff, and all the Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel rosé you can drink.March 24-25, 539 Tremont St., entry starts at $5, bit.ly/GiltSampleSaleBoston

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Newbury Street’s G2O Spa + Salon will welcome Pureology hair care into their product family next Saturday, with a full day of giveaways and gifts with purchase and demos. G2O will be the first salon in the city to carry the full collection from the 100 percent vegan color-care line — which ranges from a hydrating, frizz-controlling Air Dry Cream to color vibrancy-refreshing shampoos and conditioners. April 1, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., 278 Newbury St., g2ospasalon.com

Dedham’s Legacy Place will host Girls’ Night Out on Thursday night to support the Ellie Fund, a local breast cancer charity. The $20 ticket buys you a glass of champagne, henna and glitter tattoos, tarot readings, floral workshops and snacks. A spring collection fashion show featuring the shopping center’s retailers with emcee Shayna Seymour from WCVB, who will anchor the evening.
March 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 690 Legacy Place, Dedham, eventbrite.com