Yesterday someone told me about getting flak last year for not wearing red, white, and blue on Independence Day. I’m not sure when this holiday got a dress code, but if you’re inclined to show off your patriotism, at Le Dress you can score 15 percent off any red, white, or blue dress through the July 5.

The big-ticket items at Ikram get a mite more affordable at 40 percent off, through the end of the month. The same goes for the avant-garde spring/summer styles at Gamma Player, which are 50 percent off through July 19.

On Monday, July 6, jewelry designer Ellie Thompson kicks off a secret sale at her Michigan Avenue studio, with 10 to 40 percent knocked off the regular price. It runs through Friday, July 10.

Also starting on Monday, prospective brides who stop by wedding gown designer Caroline DeVillo‘s Bucktown studio to try on a gown will automatically be entered into a drawing for 50 percent off a dress of their choice. The promotion runs through the July 11.