Deals and Steals

by Amanda Bedgood

The best bets around town today

What's better than looking great? Doing it on the cheap, I always say. And so, when there are deals to be had I'm here to let you know.

Today we've got a little bit for everybody from fashionistas to BBQ lovers. (Seriously.)

We'll start with the BBQ lest you think you've veered from INDStyle. Over at Red Arrow Workshop they know how to celebrate a birthday. The shop turns one this week and each day there's a killer giveaway. Today it's a combo of eats and wares. The package has a $50 gift card to Johnson Boucaniere, an apron, a canvas print and a sweet Parish Ink T. For all the details head over to the Red Arrow FB and enter to win (don't forget the throw down they're planning Friday night with the peeps at Maven).

For the kiddos, Melodi's knows how to do a summer sale. They have the tents up and are rocking and rolling with prices slashed by half or more and 40 percent or more off some of their shoes. Bonus: Register now for the chance to win a $25 gift card. The sale runs through Saturday.

We have to give a shout out to the ladies at Vanessa V. if you're talking bargain. Their Deal of the Day this summer is one reason we're sad to see school start back. (Petition to get them to keep on dealing every day? Anyone?) Today it's a great neutral sandal that's only $6 (about the price of a 5,000 calorie coffee).

Herringstone's Boutique is celebrating end of summer with a major price cut on 64 items (think prices like $10 and $20 on some). Head to their FB page for more details and links to order online.

End of summer is a sad time, indeed. But, it's often the best time to snag killer deals as boutiques prep for all that amazing fall merchandise. Bonus: in this heat that lasts through fall you can still rock some summer pieces.