Shopping in Norwalk

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

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

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

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

51% Off Home Furnishings at United House Wrecking

Stamford

$100 $49

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Family-owned business helps update homes with unique pieces, including lighting, furniture, architectural items, and decorative accessories

57% Off Wine-Education Classes at The Wine Mapp

Greenwich

$90 $39

Two 90-minute wine-education classes cover wine basics and how best to pair wine and food; samples are included

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

50% Off

Huntington

$30 $15

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

Half Off Consignment Clothing, Art, and Home Goods

Rye

$30 $15

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Rotating selection of designer consignment clothing from brands such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Hermès, plus art and home goods

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

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

44% Off BYOB Wine & Art Night

Ridgefield

$45 $25

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

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

Up to 67% Off Smoothing Treatments

White Plains

$300 $99

Organic smoothing treatment reduces curls and gives volume and texture to hair for up to four months

50% Off Jewelry

Commack

$30 $15

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

50% Off at Monkey Pod Games

Mamaroneck

$30 $15

The game shop's shelves are filled with a variety of high-quality wooden board games and brainteaser puzzles

50% Off Vitamins and Supplements

Smithtown

$50 $25

The company specializes in FDA-approved weight-loss supplements

Up to 50% Off Smartphones, Tablets, and Accessories at AT&T

Hauppauge

$50 $25

Experienced, bilingual technicians help customers find the perfect device to suit to their needs

50% Off

AMF Plainview Lanes

$60 $30

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

Half Off at Baby Chic A Consignment Boutique Inc.

Tarrytown

$40 $20

Stylish strollers, fun toys and books, and colorful outfits for babies and toddlers from labels such as Ugg, Baby Jogger, and Mini Boden

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

Up to 51% Off Photo and Video Digitization

Hicksville

$100 $49

Technicians convert tapes, film, slides and stills to digital files or DVDs with custom albums and interactive menus

Up to 63% Off Custom Shirts or Blazer

Multiple Locations

$139 $65

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Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each shirt and blazer with fabrics made in Italy and England

50% Off Women's Shoes at Shoe Vault

Port Washington

$20 $10

Stylish shoppers can browse through a varied selection of designer shoes

50% Off Supplements at Nutrition Zone

Tappan

$30 $15

Vitamins and supplements, including 100% whey protein, Muscle Milk, Isopure, nitric oxide stimulant, and Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite

$5 for 20% Off at Piermont Bicycle Connection

Piermont

$5 $5

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The shop stocks bikes from brands including Cannondale and Cervélo, as well as gear such as gloves, shoes, and jerseys

New Balance New Canaan – 48% Off Shoes & Apparel

New Canaan

$50 $26

Fit specialists match feet with proper-size sneakers and sports apparel adorns athletes of all types

Half Off Dance Apparel and Footwear

Coram

$50 $25

Brand-name apparel, footwear, and accessories ready performers of all ages for various styles of dance, from ballet to cheerleading

Select Local Merchants

At Jerry’s Artarama, resident artists draw on personal experience and channel the shop's four decades in business to help create works in nearly any medium. Shelves bravely bear the weight of multitudinous tubes of paint ranging from traditional oil paints made from 150-year-old processes, to easy-to-use acrylic pigments. Artists can wield a Mejillo TruColor palette to serve as a launching pad for paints, or take up PrismaColor colored pencils to add vivid pigmentation to sketches. For more specialized projects, customers can stock up on the store's street-art supplies and screen-printing kits.

Meanwhile, the framing professionals at Jerry’s Artarama navigate a bounty of glass, mats, mounting, and moulding options to personalize the framing of photos, watercolor landscapes, and napping bats. Frame options include the warm whorls of wooden frames as well as silver, black, or gold aluminum frames to complement any work's color scheme.

360 Main Ave
Norwalk,
CT
US

139 Washington St
Norwalk,
CT
US

Parents and kids enter Polly Wolly Doodle to forage through baby supplies, toys for children about 10 years old and younger, and board games that challenge the strategy skills of all ages. Eyes search for images with Spot It! card games ($13.95), and Bananagrams spill their letter tiles across tables, beckoning players to construct words or the DNA sequence for their favorite eye color ($14.95). Families break from games to marvel at an artificial butterfly that flaps its wings inside a jar ($22.95). For baby supplies, hands wrap up infants in one-size-fits-all cloth diapers from Fuzzibuns ($22.95), which comfort miniature humans as they test their teeth around a Sophie the Giraffe teething toy ($22.95). Polly Wolly Doodle's crafty staff can gift-wrap all purchases for free at the customer's request or skillfully performed charades gesture.

607 Main Ave
Norwalk,
CT
US

It’s not always easy to know everything going on in your community, but The Hour’s comprehensive reporting gives citizens in Fairfield County a near-complete perspective on local news and events. Each section, whether read in its paper, online, or tablet version, is filled with in-depth news that covers local and national happenings down to community events, opinion columns, and sports. The You Report section even encourages locals to fill in the gaps in local news with their own accounts of newsworthy goings-on, such as the accomplishments of locals or the progress of the new plant Mrs. Johnson hopes not to overwater. Among the paper’s popular sections, the entertainment calendar keeps readers up-to-date with upcoming art exhibits, concerts, and lectures, and the business section helps gauge local economic progress.

from home
Norwalk,
CT
US

In more than 1,132 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' Fruit Experts arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, and juicy Albion strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Fruit Experts can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet or white chocolate. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize bouquets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.

456 Main Ave
Norwalk,
CT
US

Though Cactus Rose Restaurant & Tequila Bar is only a teenager in dog years, owners Maria and Katerina Pertesis are no strangers to the restaurant business with more than 40 years experience. The upscale eatery’s cuisine is best summed up as contemporary Southwestern, thanks to Executive Chef Norberto Lucero’s skillful incorporation of Spanish, Mexican, and Southwestern flavors.

A Mexican native, Lucero has fun with his food. One peek at the menu reveals the usual aspects of Latin cuisine: fish tacos, paella dotted with prawns, little-neck clams, mussels, and black-iron skillet fajitas—sizzling with caramelized onions and bell peppers. Yet, for every expected entree, Lucero offers a surprise in the form of baby back ribs in an orange barbecue glaze, skirt steak with an orange chipotle mojo, and tequila chicken—a free-range, chicken stuffed with chorizo and manchego cheese. Like the chicken, all of Lucero’s meats are quality; he serves only wild-caught organic seafood, grass-fed beef, and free-range chicken.

While the menu impresses, it’s only half of Cactus Rose’s appeal. The tequila bar is also a contender, as it’s stocked with 50 varieties of tequila, and bartenders dispense freshly concocted margaritas mulled from fresh squeezed lime juice and fruits. Cactus Rose delivers an inviting atmosphere with rustic wood furnishings and cowhide chairs surrounded by red, orange, and a yellow hand-carved stained-glass mosaic. A warm large outdoor fireplace on the patio keeps patrons toasty during the winter months, and an outdoor patio—bumping with live music—convinces them to temporarily forget their fear of birds’ nests and dine al fresco during the summer.

5 Spicewood Ln
Wilton,
CT
US