Oooooh yes, one of my favorite shopping events is coming up this weekend and, although tempting, I’m not keeping the news to myself. Here’s the scoop.
Shop the Westhampton RVA Sidewalk Sale
Just once a year the boutiques at Libbie, Grove and Patterson collectively host deep discounts. In past years I’ve scored designer shoes, elegant earrings, designer dresses and fun purses all at a fraction of the full price. Plan to head to the shops early—ideally around 9 a.m.—and wander the cross streets starting at Libbie and Grove. In addition, this year some of the shops are starting their sales early. Here are some of the specific discounts I’ve heard about.
Sara Campbell Summer Sale
Sara Campbell’s sale starts early on Friday and continues through Saturday with an additional half off already reduced apparel and half off red slashed jewelry and accessories. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Carreras Jewelers Summer Sale
Shop fine jewelry at prices ranging from 30 to 75 percent off original price. The sale at Carreras runs from Thursday through Saturday.
The Shops at 5807 Summer Sale
Just up the street from Libbie and Grove at Libbie at Patterson, some sales at The Shops at 5807 start on Thursday with the biggest deals on Saturday. Discounts vary throughout the boutiques, but some of the Saturday sales are guaranteed to be the biggest of the year.
Nellie George Last Week of July Sale
Along with the superb sale section that’s always popping at Nellie George, all week long the shop is offering 25 percent off one full-priced item along with additional discounts on selected items each day. Go shop til you drop!
CCH Collection Summer Sale
CCH Collection’s sale is going on now in-store and online with 30 percent off select clothing and accessories. If you want to peruse the discounts online, use code “SUMMERSALE”.
Thistles Summer Sale
Starting Friday, take 20 percent off all your favorite gift goods in Thistles. There will be additional discounts on selected items as well.
The Shoe Box Summer Sale
Along with surprise sales on Spring and Summer merchandise, there will be a $50 and under table. I still cherish the year I scored some amazingly discounted Emilio Pucci wedges at The Shoe Box’s sidewalk sale.
Gearharts Chocolate Happy Hour
Okay, this sale is technically on Friday, but why not include it? From 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Gearharts is hosting a chocolate happy hour where you can get four chocolates from the case for half off. Heck yes! Based on recent sampling I suggest the Michigan Cherry.