Take to the streets of Old Town Alexandria for deals during its third annual Summer Sidewalk Sale on Aug. 11. More than 60 businesses will sell their merchandise at bargain prices, including the Shoe Hive, which will reduce prices on spring and summer shoes by 60 to 80 percent. Diva designer consignment boutique will mark down all summer stock (except jewelry) by 50 percent. Early-bird holiday shoppers can score 50 to 75 percent off select items at the Christmas Attic. For a list of participating businesses and hours, go to www.alexandriasidewalksale.com.
Take a tour of the 14th Street and U Street corridors during today’s 13th annual MidCity Dog Days Sidewalk Festival. Among the more than 70 participating businesses, Timothy Paul Bedding + Home (1529A 14th St. NW, 202-234-2020) is offering 20 percent discounts storewide, and Lettie Gooch (1517 U St. NW, 202-332-4242), a women’s clothing boutique, is taking up to 75 percent off select spring merchandise. See what treasure you can find at Ginger Root Design (1530 U St. NW, 202-567-7668) in the $5 vintage clothing bin or among the store-designed men’s and women’s clothing and ties at 20 percent off. Check individual stores for operating hours. www.midcitydogdays.com.
Dorm decor with a sense of humor, from pillows to pencil cups to desk sets, is selling for less during Dormify’s sale. A “Don’t Tell Dad” pillow is $68.08, formerly $80; reversible duvets in select patterns are $79.20, down from $99; and a Jonathan Adler picture frame is $9.90, marked down from $14.95. Through Thursday. www.dormify.com.