Through September, you can save 25% on custom sofas and chairs -- like the yummy Serena Love Seat, above ($2,025) -- at Red Barn Mercantile in Old Town Alexandria. The furniture, which is made with environmentally friendly materials, is by Cisco Brothers -- the same company that makes the furniture for John Derian. Some floor models will also be marked down. The rustic/country/French-inspired shop also sells antiques, home accessories, tableware, bedding and stuff for kids. Some of my favorites are the 15-Gallon Stoneware Crock from the early 1900s ($250):
The hooked Tricycle Pillow ($79):
And the Primitive Child's Stepback Cabinet from the late 1800s ($325).