Savvy Shopper Tips and deals for Connecticut shoppers

Weekend Deals: IKEA Dorm Decor; Kloter Farm Tent Sale

Attention, college students (and parents!): Stop stressing about dorm decorating. IKEA is hosting a College Life Your Way event July 14 to 16, featuring a weekend's worth of special offers, giveaways, activities, workshops, food tastings and more, all designed to make the transition from home to school an easy one. ikea.com/us

The White Elephant sale at the First Congregational Church, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, is Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, and features thousands of items including clothing, art, antiques, furniture. Arrive early; this event, now in its 81st year, draws a crowd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, when most of what's left is half-price. fccol.org/wes

Kloter Farms, at routes 83 and 286 in Ellington, holds its annual tent sale Saturday, July 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring sheds, gazebos, furniture, home decor and more at deep discounts. 860-871-1048 or kloterfarms.com.

Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, is holding a giant indoor tag sale on Friday and Sunday, July 14 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. (There is no sale Saturday.) Bag sale Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. 860-236-1275 or emanuelsynagogue.org.

Caribbean Charm Boutique, 136 New London Turnpike, in Glastonbury, is holding a closing sale with 50 percent to 75 percent off clothing, accessories and baby items. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 860-430-9909.

The summer clearance sale at Williams Shoes, 132 Park Road in West Hartford, takes place on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with select women's shoes priced at $10 and $25 a pair. All sales final; payment by cash or check. 860-233-1663.

Vineyard Vines opens its newest Connecticut location in Westfarms mall on Friday, July 14. the opening celebration includes entertainment, refreshments, giveaways and gifts with purchase. vineyardvines.com

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