Luxury handbag designer Brahmin is holding a spring tent sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 16, 17 and 18, at its factory at 77 Alden Road in Fairhaven, Mass., (about a two-hour drive from Hartford). The event, which draws crowds of fashionistas from throughout New England, features thousands of chic bags and accessories, including clutches, satchels, totes, wallets and briefcases, regularly $200 to $500, at savings of up to 65 percent. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Quirky, a shop featuring fair trade, handcrafted gifts from around the world and other treasures, at 600 Oakwood Ave. in West Hartford, is holding a grand opening and deep-discount tent sale on Sunday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Payment is by cash or check only.
The Cute Kids consignment sale at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, features deals on new and gently-used kids’ and baby clothing and gear. Shopping hours are Friday, May 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to noon, when most items are half-price. Information: www.cutekidssale.com.
The Connecticut Daylily Society will hold its annual daylily and plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, rain or shine, at the Avon Senior Center, 635 W. Avon Road, Avon. Hundreds of member-grown daylilies, in a number of colors and varities, will be available. Prices start at $5 per double fan division, a savings of up to 50 percent below retail. The sale also will feature perennials from members’ gardens. Information: 860-243-3422.
Dollar General opens its newest Connecticut location at 426 Talcottville Road in Vernon on Saturday, May 17 at 8 a.m. The first 50 adults in line will get a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a free tote bag.
Enfield Parent Leadership Association’s annual townwide tag sale, takes place Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Maps of tag sale locations are available at the town libraries. For information or a digital copy of the map, send an email to PLATagSale@yahoo.com.
The White Dress By the Shore, a bridal shop at 104 E. Main St., Clinton, will hold a bridal sample sale on Sunday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Couture gowns, accessories and cocktail dresses are 40 to 70 percent off. Information: 860-669-4596 or www.thewhitedressbytheshore.com.
Find bargains every Sunday in May and June at the Kiwanis Club’s Big K Flea Market/Craft Fair, 39 East Cedar St. in Newington. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $1 and parking is free.
Harwinton holds a free family event at the Town Hall complex, 100 Bentley Drive, on Saturday, May 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include features tag sales, kids’ art show and hands-on crafts, face painters and entertainment. Information: 860-485-0626.
Stock up on beach reads at area books sales.
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue, holds a used book sales on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m., when books are half price. Information: www.youressexlibrary.org.
Durham Public Library, 7 Maple Avenue, holds its annual book sale on Saturday, May 17th in the community room of the library, 7 Maple Avenue. Earlybirds who pay a $10 admission fee can shop from 9 to 10 a.m. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: www.durhmanlibrary.com.
The Harwinton Public Library, 80 Bentley Drive, holds its annual plant, book and bake sale Saturday, May 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free of charge. Information: 860-485-9113.
The Friends of the Saxton B. Little Free Library hold a used book sale on Friday, May 16, from 5 to 8 p.m., (admission is $5). Admission is free on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, from 11 am. to 3 pm., when books are 50 percent off. The sale is held at the Chapel on the Green, RT. 87, Columbia (right next to the library). Information: 860-228-0350.