Don’t Miss These Weekend Sales

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There’s an inventory clearance sale on men’s, women’s and children’s winter clothing and accessories at The Villager Shop at Avery Heights, 705 New Britain Ave., Hartford. Discounts are 40 percent off and the sale continues until all winter merchandise is gone. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

It’s annual clearance sale time at The Perfect Toy, 290 West Main St., (Route 44), Avon. Select toys are up to 50 percent off. The sale ends Sunday. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Information: 860-678-7015 or

On Saturday, Jan. 19, Sunday, Jan. 20 and Monday, Jan. 21 in Hartford, Japanalia cleans house at its biannual mega-sale. The event features samples, one-of-a-kind items, overstocks and irregulars at 50 to 80 percent off. Payment is by cash or check only. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (No dressing rooms available, so wear a unitard or swimsuit for trying on clothes.) The store is at 11 Whitney St. (near Farmington Avenue) in Hartford. Information: 860-232-4677.

Finders Keepers in Southington is holding a kids’ beds floor sample sale with savings on bunks, platforms, trundles, bookcases and more. The store is at 1226 Queen St., Southington. Information: 860-793-0676 or

Pottery Spectrum, a studio in the Farmington Valley Arts Center, 27 Art Lane, Avon, is holding a January pottery sale with 25 to 50 percent off selected items. Hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 860-930-9928.

Attention bargain-hunting foodies. The Taste of Hartford is back with two weeks of discount dining. Beginning Monday, Jan. 21, and running through Feb. 3, participating Hartford restaurants are offering fixed-price tasting menus for $20.13. Restaurants and menus at

Prospective college students and parents can sign up now for College Goal Sunday. The free event, which will be held Jan. 27 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 15 Connecticut locations, including East Hartford High School and Hall High School in West Hartford, features information on planning for college, college entrance requirements, financial aid, student support services, areas of study and degree programs. Information:

Stars mean savings at C&G, an apparel shop in Chester center. Through Feb. 17, its star sale offers discounts on winter clothing and accessories. (Each star on an item means an additional 20 percent off and new stars are added regularly.) Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The store is at 3 N. Main St. Information: 860-526-3284 or

It’s not too soon to think about next Christmas. Crane, maker of fine paper, has discounts on holiday cards and invitations, along with other stationary items. The sale, at, continues until the merchandise is gone.

Stock up on new makeup without breaking your budget with E.L.F. products at Make a $20.13 purchase and you’ll get an 144-piece eye shadow collection free with code, “ULTIMATE” at checkout. Spend $30 and you’ll get a free subscription to Harper’s Bazaar magazine, ($9.99 value), as well.

The Orvis warehouse in Norwalk features a changing mix of men’s and women’s clothing, luggage, gifts, dog beds, hunting supplies, fly-fishing rods, reels and tackle at savings of up to 75 percent off original prices. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store is in the ShopRite Shopping Center, 360 Connecticut Ave., Route 1, in Norwalk. Information: 203-899-0639.

Bargain hunter road trip! “Clad in” a women’s clothing boutique with locations in Mystic, Stonington and Providence, is holding a blowout sale at its outlet store in Westerly, R.I. (about an hour’s drive from Hartford). The event, which runs from Thursday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 21, features designer clothing and shoes at 75 percent off. The Clad in outlet is at 32 Friendship St., Westerly, R.I. Information: 401-596-1958 or, (click on “Events”).

Pick up winter reading cheap at area library book sales. The Friends of the Chester Public Library holds a book sale starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, and continues for two weeks. Merchandise includes adult and children’s titles, movies, music and audio books. Most are priced at $1 or less. Chester Public Library is at 21 West Main Street. Information: 860-526-0018.

Wolcott Public Library, 469 Bound Line Road, holds a used book sale on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. ($5 admission) and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., (no admission charge). Information: 203-879-8110.

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