Shopping in Hartford

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 Tuxedo Rentals

West Springfield Town

$155 $77

Tuxedo rentals—which include a vest, tie, shirt, and cufflinks—prep men for proms, weddings, and other formal occasions

Half Off Flowers

Waterbury

$40 $20

Dutch expat imports exotic flower varieties for home gardens, arrangements, and bouquets

50% Toward Custom Engraving and Personalization

Andrew Grant Diamond Center

$50 $25

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

46% Off Haircare

Holyoke

$39 $21

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

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

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The Hartford Courant keeps Connecticut's citizens up to date on state, regional, and national happenings with extensive news coverage supplemented by sections on sports, politics, and culture. The paper's in-depth news and editorial sections sharpen minds and widen perspectives, and Sunday's panoply of coupon savings slashes grocery bills and keeps restless shears from snipping away at hair. The sports section chronicles the triumphs and failures of professional athletes and local high-school football and soccer teams, and old editions can be shredded into pompoms for cheering on the UConn Huskies' basketball team. In addition to its fresh-off-the-presses news stories, the Hartford Courant promotes well-rounded leisure with listings of local entertainments and tips on cooking, health, and travel.

285 Broad St
Hartford,
CT
US

During shoots at Portrait Simple—a studio specialized in child, infant, maternity, and family portraits—skilled photographers snap an unlimited number of poses in front of a choice of backgrounds and provide the convenience of instant printing. Sessions can take any size group, accommodating families and close-knit juries. Models don simple duds without heavy patterns or logos and can tote props such as sports equipment or special blankies. After striking jubilant, winsome, or wrathful poses, guests sit down with the photographer to select images to turn into prints.

1500 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford,
CT
US

Because Connecticut Flight Academy’s fleet includes four Piper aircraft in addition to an FAA-approved flight simulator, the school's certified instructors can help students of all skill levels accomplish their goals, whether they want to learn where the controls are before getting in the air or accrue the flight experience they need to become professional pilots. The school's location at Hartford-Brainard Airport is an asset; the airport's proximity to Boston and New York means students can practice in high-traffic areas and experience New England’s swift weather changes.

20 Lindbergh Dr
Hartford,
CT
US

Revival Home helps customers invigorate rooms with vintage furniture items and gently used designer pieces by Baker, Ralph Lauren, and Kate Spade. Owner Arlene opened Revival Home in the summer of 2009 during an economic recession in hopes of equipping shoppers with high-quality homewares for reasonable prices. Using her background in art direction, she hand selects each item from estate sales in the Hamptons to populate her recently renovated 10,000-square-foot show room with antique flatware, china sets, and ottomans. Because Revival Home relies on consignment goods, its stock rotates daily, providing shoppers with new antique lamps to check for genies on each visit.

131 S Main St
West Hartford,
CT
US

Blue Back Dental's pair of presiding dentists, Drs. Edward Molyneaux and Theodore Wu, lead their team of teeth technicians in keeping mouths pristine with a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. Treatment options range from simple routine cleanings to restorations of cracked teeth with an onsite ceramic tooth fabricator, and dental aligners, such as Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, can straighten teeth. The dentists keep patients well informed and in control of their own health, ensuring that each patient understands that the fate of their dental well-being may hang on more than a single thread of waxed floss.:m]]

65 Memorial Rd
West Hartford,
CT
US

The experts at Yarnover help knitters of all skill levels learn basic and advanced techniques in knitting classes, as well as help those comfortable enough to knit by themselves navigate the shop and secure buttons, needle cases, and colorful royal alpaca, mulberry silk, or baby llama yarn. During the hands-on classes, students progress at their own pace as they take in wisdom and pointers from experienced teachers and broaden the knowledge of their hands and muscle memory. Guests can also stop by to sharpen their skills and talk trash about crocheters at a free knitting circle held every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

124 Simsbury Rd
Avon,
CT
US