On Sale: Annual Orchid Show; deals at Potomac Mills and Reddz Trading

October 4, 2012
Columbus Day Weekend Deals

See thousands of orchid plants in bloom (October is peak season), get expert advice, listen to lectures and peruse a sales tent full of quality plants and supplies at the National Arboretum’s Annual Orchid Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Next Saturday, the arboretum will sell most of its popular koi from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a preview starting at 8 a.m. The colorful fish, which range from $1 to $150, depending on size and quality, must be sold because their pool is being drained for renovations. All sales are final. 3501 New York Ave. NE. 202-245-2726. www.usna.usda.gov

Through Monday, during Potomac Mills’s Fall Super Sale Weekend, save more on already-discounted apparel, accessories, home goods and electronics at more than 200 off-price stores, including Last Call by Neiman Marcus, where you can take an additional 30 percent off your entire purchase. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. 2700 Potomac Mills Cir., Woodbridge. 703-496-9330. www.potomacmills. com.

Koi in holding pool at the National Arboretum. (National Arboretum)

Reddz Trading, a two-year-old secondhand clothing boutique, carries limited-edition Louis Vuitton handbags, vintage Chanel jackets and one-of-a-kind David Yurman necklaces. Among the current stock is a green Chanel coat for $500, originally $3,400. After items have been discounted three times, they go to Reddz’s Penny Rack, where everything really costs only a penny. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. 7801 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-656-7333. www.reddztrading.com.

Janet Bennett Kelly

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