Shopping in Cheshire

Up to 60% Off Guitar Lessons

Southington

$230 $99

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Instructors teach the basics of guitar-playing on rental instruments in private lesson rooms

50% Off Bike and Ski Gear and Services

Berlin

$20 $10

Mechanics get skis and snowboards ready for winter with a tuneup; stock includes bike helmets, accessories, and a ski shop

50% Off at Tina's Fine Lingerie

Middletown

$50 $25

Women shop collections of sultry body suits, bustiers, and hosiery or check out the array of bright swimwear and sky-high heels

50% Off Upscale Boutique Clothing at Teen Scene Consignments

Canton

$30 $15

Shoppers can browse through new and gently used designer clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories at this trendy boutique

Up to 50% Off Beauty and Wellness Products at Vital Rain

Newtown

$20 $12

Natural, toxin-free soaps, balms, and wellness aids for babies, new moms, and other health-conscious shoppers

Half Off Consignment Apparel and Home Decor

Newington

$20 $10

Apparel and accessories by brands such as Coach, Free People, and White House Black Market; sea-glass necklaces crafted by local artisans

52% Off Shoes at Comfort Footwear Etc.

West Hartford

$25 $12

Shoppers can browse through an extensive selection of orthopedic, diabetic, professional, and casual footwear; free computerized foot scan

Up to 51% Off College and Sports Apparel

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Classic navy-blue Yale T-shirts and vintage Hartford Whalers caps are sold alongside whimsical iPhone cases and "I Love CT" stickers

50% Off Women's Clothing and Accessories at Sofia Mia

Monroe

$30 $15

Boutique offers trendy fashion for women with a selection of bags, scarves, jewelry, and clothing from yoga pants to dresses

Up to 54% Off Wine Class at Haight-Brown Vineyard

Litchfield

$70 $35

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Wine tasting matches gourmet chocolates with globally sourced cheese, and includes a keepsake glass

50% Off from Express Medals

South Windsor

$30 $15

Express Medals sells and ships medals for all occasions from cross country and softball to chess, cricket, and water skiing

Up to 62% Off Astronomy Sky Tour for Two

Lebanon

$130 $49

High-powered laser pointer and large telescope showcase planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy tour

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Danbury

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

45% Off Jewelry and Accessories

Danbury

$20 $11

On-trend pendants, rings, scarves, and wallets, many of which boast the shop's own YSTRDY label

Half Off Shoes at Ente's Shoe Salon

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Stock up on shoes from brands such as Uggs, FitFlops, and Frye; available in women's size 4–12 and in narrow or medium widths

Up to 58% Off Upscale Wine Class with Tasting

Westport

$210 $89

During the 90-minute class, sommeliers teach guests to distinguish grape variety, vintage, and region; sessions include four to six samples

75% Off a Wine Tasting at GrapesWine.com

Norwalk

$80 $21

Wine expert Jim Winston leads students through a class exploring 9–12 wines, ranging in quality from everyday to high-end cellar vintages

Half Off Jewelry at KellyM.Jewels

Miller Place

$40 $20

Jeweler hand selects and wraps each gemstone, Swarovski crystal, and freshwater pearl, and donates $1 of every sale to two charities

44% Off

Blue Point

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Footwear at Runner’s Roost

Darien

$50 $25

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Footwear from brands such as Nike, Asics, and New Balance; experienced staff focuses on injury prevention

50% Off

Stony Brook

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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The Hartford Advocate named Consignment Originals the Third-Best Consignment Store of 2010. While there aren't many online reviews for the Rocky Hill and Orange locations, five Insider Pagers give the Cheshire location a four-star average:

959 S Main St
Cheshire,
CT
US

The friendly and cozy Salon Le Rae invites sun-starved patrons to enjoy a golden color touch-up with natural-looking airbrush tans. The 30-minute treatment employs an eco-friendly product made by Biddiscombe, a U.V.-free tanning mist that leaves skin with a flattering bronze glow. Like endless workweeks and most junior-high relationships, the tans generally last 7 to 10 days. The French-inspired salon welcomes guests into its elegant space, with stenciled, mustard-brown walls accented by white trim and satin curtains.

156 Quinnipiac St
Wallingford,
CT
US

Eddie Rivera’s trip to Puerto Rico, during which he ate everything the island had to offer, convinced the entrepreneur to bring Puerto Rican cuisine back to Bridgeport. Thus, El Flamboyan Restaurant & Lounge was born, a brick, moody eatery reminiscent of those Eddie dined in while visiting bustling San Juan. Twin lobsters with two sides highlight a menu of island delicacies, from empanadas stuffed with crab or octopus to plantain mofongo mashed with roasted pork shoulder. Nightly special events include live DJs on weekends, and Thursday-night karaoke, when guests can emulate the chirpings of Puerto Rico’s iconic coquí frog.

628 S Colony Rd
Wallingford,
CT
US

The classes at Baran’s Kenpo Karate forge stronger students by working on them from the inside out. Sifu Jim Baran leads sessions with an emphasis on self-confidence, perseverance, and mental discipline. Baran and his fellow instructors guide students through a multibelt progression of kenpo classes. Students learn quick strikes, rapid-fire kicks, and body blocks in an inclusive environment where no one feels out of depth or is forced to sit on the sidelines. Instructors also train adults in self-defense sessions as well as the rigorous krav maga fighting style developed by the Israeli armed forces.

21 North St
Wallingford,
CT
US

The certified yoga instructors at Dharma Yoga Studio align stances in beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes, operating under the spiritual guidance of Sri Dharma Mittra, a man who has devoted more than 50 years to the ancient practice. A schedule packed with 26 weekly classes woos beginning posers with a yoga basics course, as well as restorative and gentle sessions where pupils master easy asanas using props such as blocks, inflated balls, and sequined top hats. Students seeking further advancement can manipulate bodies in the Dharma yoga series, which gradually intensifies from the balancing, stretching, and inverted poses of Dharma I to highly advanced, two-hour Dharma IV sessions. The advanced Dharma IV class guides partakers through a meditative psychic sleep that incorporates ancient breathing practices, sound, and supersensory games of Guess Who.

626 E Main St
Meriden,
CT
US

By answering any and all questions about their erotic wares, the staffers at Amazing Intimate Essentials have helped promote safe and sensual trysts for more than 40 years. Their selection of massage oils, lubricants, and adult toys—which occupies stores spread throughout the Northeast and Texas—contains goods from such established brands as We-Vibe, Jimmyjane, and K-Y. They staff female-friendly merchandise, as well as products that help couples create more sparks in the bedroom than a master metalworker soldering a "do not disturb" sign to the door. The staff stresses openness and acceptance in regards to romantic endeavors, an attitude that also fuels their unwavering support of the LGBT community.

1919 N Broad St
Meriden,
CT
US