Thursday, July 29, 2004

Weekend shopping
One of the best sales of the season, spring/summer merchandise by Matthew Williamson, Ella Moss, and others is 80% off at Henri Bendel. Through 8/8; 10-7, noon-6 Sun.; 712 5th Ave. (at 56th St.).

Lace has designer footwear from Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel, Martine Sitbon, and others for 50%-70% off. 7/31-8/15; noon-7:30, noon-6 Sun., closed Mon.; 223 Mott St.

While you're in the neighborhood, it's crazy sale time at Sigerson Morrison, and everything is $110. Get your claws ready, ladies. Through 8/1; 28 Prince St., 242 Mott St.

Ready for fall yet? I'm getting there. Check out the new arrivals at La Redoute and save up to 20%.

At The Company Store, get 10% off when you spend $100-$199, 15% off when you spend $200-$299, or 20% off when you spend $300 or more. Enter code T4RTDB at checkout.

If you have a Gap charge card, save 15% and get free shipping on orders of $75 or more. Btw, I went to the Times Square Gap on my lunch hour and wow, do they have a ton of cute stuff. Expect to see a lot of it in the upcoming Cheryl Shops fall preview.

Like nocturnal shoe shopping? Steve Madden is holding a 40% off midnight madness shoe sale tonight from 8-midnight. Shop online, or visit the website for store locations.

Get up to 75% off Diesel jeans at Bluefly (you can get Daze jeans for $40!).

West Elm has added summer items to their sale section.

Urban Outfitters is having a kickass sale; I highly recommend the website as opposed to the store.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

News digest
WWD: In an effort to be hipper, Kohl's launches apt. 9 fashion line; Brit chain Jigsaw is coming to L.A.; Kristin Davis is Maybelline's new face; Lucien Pellat-Finet turns 10 (the company, not the guy); wanna buy Barneys?; a look at the Gap's Sarah Jessica Parker ads; Betsey Johnson to debut handbag line; and the new Pucci store.

NYT: Cathy Horyn ruminates on the importance of personal style; the marriage between indie designers and indie musicians; Saks is remodeling again; political style; an amusing rebuttal to last week's untucked-shirt story; and a cute anecdote about a designer and his luggage.

NYP: Much fantasizing about Britney's wedding; always ahead of the trends, the Post declares thongs are dead, long live boy shorts; girls love their Jackie O sunglasses; and sales.

VV: More on anti-Bush fashion.

NYO: The ever-campy Simon Doonan provides much-needed makeover tips for Courtney Love.

The Daily: Notify jeans (don't worry, I'm not going to call them "the new Sevens"); where designers summer; a roundup of fall ad campaigns; and sequin belts and Stella underwear.

Style.com: Fall's top trends; fall flowers on the runway; Candy Pratts Price, a woman after my own heart, on totes; and five great palettes.

Elle.com: Countless cute fall items to buy. (Check out the sweaters!)

Hint: In Shop Tart, Daryl K's long-awaited, triumphant, very welcome return (can you tell I'm a Daryl K groupie?), and a bunch of new stores.

MUG: Very original hardware.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Buy it
Every fall and spring, Jeanine Lobell's Stila comes out with face palettes containing a combination of eyeshadows and blush in cute packaging, and coordinating lipsticks. Some people collect them, and seeing as how the palettes are getting cuter every season, I can understand why. For fall, Stila introduces fiercely feminine. There are four palettes in very cute, Marc Jacobs-like packages and three lipsticks wrapped in faux leather, and I want them all. Plus, at $20, the palettes are a pretty good bargain, especially if you're like me and you tire of your new makeup after a few weeks. Still, these all look like keepers to me.
Object of Desire
Yes, it's yet another new feature here at Cheryl Shops. A preface: Alluding to some of the more pricey items I spotlight here, some readers have made comments along the lines of "Yikes, this shit is expensive!" Well, yes. While I like to let you know about sales--one of the primary functions of this blog--I also like to let you know about luxury items that are really exceptional, as I think it's cool (and very modern) to mix high and low (e.g., Kate Moss wears $500,000 diamond earrings with a vintage army jacket, a denim skirt, and Manolos). Of course, sometimes it's just fun to drool over things. Hey, I'm a Pisces, and I'm a dreamer. It's par for the course.

So, behold this Missoni cashmere cardigan. Okay, it's a bit loud. And it's $2,700*. But it's the kind of unique item that people stop you on the street to gush over. Plus, it's almost entirely sold out, and that speaks volumes. Missoni knits are incredibly luxurious, made from the finest yarns in really innovative, intricate patterns. The company, which is still family-owned and -operated, has been around for nearly 50 years, and their designs are timeless. Of course, if you're spending $3,000 on a sweater, one would hope to be able to wear it for more than one season. So, really, think of it as an investment. (For more Missoni, visit their boutique at 1009 Madison Ave., or for more affordable options, Saks carries the M Missoni line.)

*$2,700 includes VAT and is converted from pounds, so the price is most likely inflated due to the weak-ass dollar. I'm guessing the sweater would be closer to $2,000 here in the states.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Website of the week
Cheryl Shops is technically a shopping-oriented blog (uh, clearly), but since my focus is primarily on clothes, accessories, and such, I often can't talk about shopping without touching upon fashion (hence "news digest" and similar features). And while my website of the week is usually a e-commerce site (i.e. you can shop there), sometimes I have to make an exception. Like this week: One of my favorite designers, Alexander McQueen, has launched a new website, and it's gorgeous. You can view his current collection in all of its draped and tailored glory, as well as highlights from his past collections, the entire line of eyewear, and the men's line. You can read McQueen's biography and view video clips too. Sure, it doesn't have the bells and whistles that parent Gucci's site does, but the minimalist presentation doesn't distract from the real star: McQueen's superbly constructed clothes. Still want to go shopping? Okay, consider this a preview, then hit McQueen's store on 14 Street.
The week in shopping
Sale of the week: My fellow native Chicagoan Cynthia Rowley has cashmere sweaters, charmeuse dresses, and silk coats for $100-$180. 7/28-7/30; 9-7; The Warwick, 65 W. 54th St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

Every girl I know loves Kate's Paperie, so take advantage of their semi-annual sale, where you can get up to 75% off stationery sets, photo albums, journals, frames, and more from Crane's, Daisy Arts, Graphic Image, Mike + Ally, R.J. Graziano, and others. Through 8/15; 10-8, 11-7 Sun.; 561 Broadway, (at Prince St.).

Patch NYC's charming summer bags, hats, jewelry, and home accessories are 60%-75% off, plus spend $100 or more and a free makeup bag. Through 7/31; noon-7 (closed Sun.); 17 8th Ave. (at 12th St.).

All spring/summer merchandise at Seven New York is 50% off, including Boudicca, Martin Margiela, Preen, Veronique Branquinho, Y-3, and more. Noon-7, noon-9 Fri. & Sat., closed Mon.; 180 Orchard St. (Houston & Stanton Sts.).

Lederer de Paris' handcrafted bags are $79.95 (normally $200-$600). 7/28-8/14; 9:30-6 (closed Sun.); 457 Madison Ave. (at 51st St.).

Archipelago's home accessories are $5-$650 at this sale. 7/27-7/29; 10-7; 38 Walker St.

For the sharp-dressed men out there, Rothman's menswear from Hickey Freeman, Ted Baker, Burberry, and others is 30%-70% off. 7/28-8/9; 10-7, noon-5:30 Sun.; 200 Park Ave. So. (at 17th St.).

Clothingline got a new shipment featuring Juicy Couture, Blue Cult, Paper Denim & Cloth, Rock & Republic, and others. 261 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

Get up to 60% off floor samples, seconds, and more at Modernica, one of my favorite furniture stores. (The sale technically starts Thursday, but there's a special preview day on Wednesday). 7/28-8/1; 11-7, 11-5 Sun.; 57 Greene St. (Spring & Broome Sts.).

It's final clearance time at the department stores: Saks' has already begun; Bloomingdales' begins on Thursday; Lord & Taylor's begins on Wednesday. As a bonus at Saks, shop 7/29 and get a $25 gift card when you spend $250-$499, $50 when you spend $500-$999, and so on; enter code JULYGIFT4 at checkout when purchasing online.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Weekend shopping
Carrie Bradshaw loves Christian Louboutin shoes, and at these prices--40%-70% off--now you can too. Through 8/31; 10-6; 941 Madison Ave., (at 74th St.).

Skirts, dresses, suits, and separates from Lilah's spring/summer collection are up to 80% off at 30 Vandam. Through 7/25; noon-8, noon-6 Sun.; 30 Vandam St. (btw 6th Ave. & Varick St.).

It's summer sale time at Williams-Sonoma. Save up to 50% online and in stores.

Buy two Tarte products at Beauty.com and get a free Tarte Sunkissed Cheek Stain (a $26 value) with your purchase.

Remember when Sephora had a store in Rockefeller Center? Apparently they're giving Fifth Avenue another go, because their new store at 597 Fifth Avenue opens tomorrow (it's where Benetton used to be, in the Scribner building). Expect sweepstakes, makeovers, samples galore, and more.

Select swimwear is an additional 20% off at Bluefly.

Check out the final sale at eLuxury.com.

Fortunoff is having a jewelry clearance, where baubles are 30%-40% off.

Finally, Century 21 is taking "drastic" discounts of an additional 40%-70% off their designer merchandise. Seeing as how the place was a complete shambles the last time I was there, I shudder to think what the third floor looks like now.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Administrative notes totally unrelated to shopping
Not doing anything tonight? Head over to the Chelsea Barnes & Noble at 6th and 21st at 7pm to hear my better half, MW, read from his book, Girl Boy Etc. Can't make it? Buy a copy on Amazon.

My friends Mina and Julie started a new blog called Meat Market NYC as a place to sort of share stores and vent about all the skeezy men who hit on them. I'll be posting on there as well, so check it out if you want a good laugh. And if you have any stories to share, e-mail 'em to me.
News digest
WWD: Rumor has it that Limited Inc. will once again try to expand Henri Bendel; how to borrow an "It" bag (third item); Badgley Mischka won't show this fall in Bryant Park; the scoop on Banana Republic's costume jewelry; and beauty tidbits.

NYT: Supposedly, glamorous supermodels are back; men are sloppy; and hipsters are into madras--ironically, of course.

NYP: Bush twins vs. Kerry sisters; best bets in the Hamptons (um, you're a few months late on this one, Post); up-and-comers; and Hollywood loves flats (so do I--I'm rocking the Prada ballet slippers today).

Style.com: Designers' fave kicks; Candy Pratts Price on coral; a big-ass hat (good for pale girls like me); new products; and the top ten looks for fall.

The Daily: A report on the new Brooklyn Target; the essential cardi-wrap; a preview of the DVF resort line; how so, So Low?; a couture roundup; and behind the scenes at the Beverly Hills Prada.

MUG: Key rings--rings made from keys, dummy!

Elle.com: Fall bags to salivate over.

Defamer: In Australia, only white trash wear Uggs; and what everyone needs in July: Marc Jacobs moon boots.

Gawker: Another report on the Brooklyn Target, written by my coworker Laura.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

ShandiWatch
That's right, kids: Apparently my favorite America's Next Top Model contestant (and, unfortunately, second runner-up) Shandi Sullivan is in town and working...at the Walgreen's by the Empire State Building. (Hey, it's better than working at Walgreen's in Kansas City, MO, right?) One Cheryl Shops reader saw her on the street on Fifth Avenue, and an even luckier reader was waited on by Shandi. As of the ANTM "where are they now?" special several months back, Shandi said she had been contacted by several modeling agencies, but that she was still working at Walgreen's so she could save up, then move here with her pussy--uh, sorry--devoted boyfriend. So let's hope she's just working at Walgreen's until the ink dries on her contract with IMG, Next, Wilhelmina, or the like.

If you see Shandi, e-mail me!

Monday, July 19, 2004

Website of the week
Once upon a time, I was a dancer. I was in a company in high school, did some artsy shows in college, and studied with some of Chicago's coolest modern dance teachers. Granted, I knew dancing professionally was never going to be an option (thanks, journalism degree!), but dance will always be a part of my life. For one thing, I go to see the New York City Ballet and ABT every year. For another, dancers wear some pretty cool clothes, and I tend to incorporate leftovers from my dancing days into my wardrobe nowadays. For those of you without leftovers, there's Danskin, the dancer's choice supplier. While the majority of the stock is leotards and tights and such, many of the items, particularly from the NYCB collection, can be integrated into your wardrobe. Check out the dotted mesh crop top, which makes a dainty little cover-up for cool summer nights; the sheer wrap skirt can be worn alone if you're daring, or over pants for a fresh-from-rehearsal look; the wrap top is a very flattering staple; these legwarmers are cheap ($7!) and have a drawcord at the top, so they flare out--very Chanel--at the bottom, plus the microfiber material will keep your bare legs quite warm in the upcoming cool months; and every dancer has a pair of these jazz pants--you can wear them around the house, to yoga, running errands, even--I kid you not--out on the town. One note: Dancers are tiny and thus the clothes run small, so order up a size. Wearing dancers' clothes might not shout "Swan Lake!" to everyone passing you on the street, but it might just make you feel a bit more graceful and delicate.
The week in shopping
Sale of the week: Granted, it's slim pickings this week sale-wise (looks like everyone's on vacation), but this cash-only mystery sale features James Perse, Joey & T, Buffalo, Betsy Johnson, Seven, Miss Sixty, Paper Denim & Cloth, Hudson, and Von Dutch. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Through 7/23; 10-7; 100 Wooster St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

Edmundo Castillo's sexy shoes are $100 and up. 7/21-7/25; 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 219 Mott St.

It's the Pre-Season Fashion Event at Loehmann's, where you can get $10 bonus dollars for every $50 you spend, plus get an additional 50% off clearance merchandise. 7/20-7/25.

Summer markdowns at MoMA Design Store on selected tabletop, desk, and personal accessories, home furnishings, and stationery have reached 20%-70% off, and all proceeds support MoMA. Through 8/1; 44 W. 53rd St. (5th & 6th Aves.), 81 Spring St. (at Crosby).

I checked out Sigerson Morrison over the weekend (shockingly, I was a good girl and did not buy anything). Shoes are now 50% off, and there's still a very good selection (and no lines to get into the store). Most pairs are in the $150-$200 range, but if you go to the website, you can buy the Belle line (not available at the SM store), most of which is under $150. Of course, if you're holding out for the big sale, all Sigerson Morrison shoes will be $110 as of 7/30.

Um, that's about it for sales this week. Seriously. If you know of any, please e-mail me.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Weekend shopping
You thought I wasn't going to post anything else this week, didn't you? Well, while news digest, Cheryl shops..., and the other regulars were missing this week, I wouldn't dream of omitting the sales. That's why you read Cheryl Shops in the first place, right? Anyway, I should be returning to regularly scheduled postings next week. In the meantime, some sales for you to hit this weekend...

At the United Bamboo sale, find that hip label, plus As Four, Ben Cho, Susan Cianciolo, and Indigo People for up to 80% off. Through 7/16; 11-8; 270 Bowery (at Houston St.), 3rd fl.

One of the things I really miss about Chicago is Nordstrom; their Anniversary Sale begins tomorrow.

Speaking of Chicago, hit Armitage Avenue this weekend for a sidewalk sale, featuring the wares of Lori's Designer Shoes, Active Endeavors, Out of the West, and more. Check out the website for more details. 7/17-7/18; 10-6 Sat., noon-5 Sun; Armitage Ave. (Halstead & Racine), Chicago.

Get 5% off a Fendi or Prada wallet at Metroluxury.com through 7/20 when you enter code MLWS at checkout.

Former Cheryl Shops website of the week Vintage Cool Things is having a sale, with 30% off their groovy vintage tops and dresses, and 20% off shoes. Tell 'em I sent ya!

Through 7/18, get 15% off your order of $150 or more at ShopLAstyle.com when you enter code July04_1364.

Get 10% off Emeco products at Retromodern.com through 7/19.

Happy shopping!
Website of the week
I've lamented before the fact that since my e-mail address is out on the Internet, I tend to get a lot of junk mail, from everyone from "exiled African kings" requesting my bank account number to websites peddling penile enlargement methods. A welcome surprise, however, is Velocity Art and Design, a Seattle-based purveyor of furniture, home accessories, and fine art. Their objective is to offer "warm modernism," and it shows. The merchandise is carefully selected and presented in an accessible--not intimidating--manner. Instead of carrying heavy hitters Kartell, Herman Miller, Knoll, and the like, Velocity's tends toward the lesser-known but well-received: Jonathan Adler, Blu Dot, Modernica, and others. I think the coolest--and one of the more affordable--items on the site is the groove tube, a device that suctions onto your TV and produces an abstraction of whatever you're watching (great for parties!). I love the Thomas Paul pillows, the very cool Pistillo lamp, and, of course, the Noguchi cyclone table, which you can also find in the apartment of yours truly. Also worth checking out is the artwork section, where, okay, most of the decent-sized pieces are four figures, but how cool is this limited-edition Jeff Koons puppy? As my grandma always said, Art is an excellent investment. (Funny, I say the same thing about fashion...) And since you'll be spending $1,800, your order will ship for free (as will any order over $100).

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

The week in shopping
Sale of the week: Hollywould's girly shoes go up to 85% off at this three-day sale. 7/15-7/17; 11:30-7; 198 Elizabeth St.

While you're in Nolita, check out Nanette Lepore, where the spring/summer line is on sale for for $105-$180--at least 50% off. 7/14-7/15; 9-6; 227 Mulberry St.

What's better than shopping? Shopping and drinking! So hit this multidesigner sale at an East Village bar for Meredith Strauss, Aqua Blu, Lilo, Lorelei, and other indie lables for up to 70% off. 7/13; 2-7; Link, 120 E. 15th St. (at Irving Pl.).

I find Resurrection ridiculously expensive, but at this sale, their selection of vintage clothing (most of it is pristine, admittedly) and accessories is marked down by 20%-50%. Through 8/31; 11-7, noon-7 Sun.; 217 Mott St.

Upper East Side socialites love Tuleh; while they probably buy theirs at Bergdorf's, you can get their spring/summer collection for 75% off at this cash-only sale. 7/15; 10-5; 181 Chrystie Street (Stanton & Rivington Sts.), suite 2.

At Find Outlet's Bastille Day sale, find designer goodies from Balenciaga, Sass & Bide, Joie, Stella McCartney, and others at steep discounts. Plus, refreshments will be served! 7/14-7/18; 5-9 Wed., noon-7; 361 W. 17th St. (8th & 9th Aves).

Jamin Puech's ornate bags are 20%-30% off. 7/15-7/22; noon-7:30, noon-6 Sun.; 247 Elizabeth St.

Lilith's innovative clothes and accessories are 30%-65% off. Through 7/31; 11-7, noon-7 Sun.; 227 Mulberry St.

At Mrs. John L. Strong, the Bentley of stationery, all merchandise is 50% off. 7/14-7/15; 11-5; 20 W. 22nd St.

Tony resale shop Encore has gently used designer clothes and accessories (by Chanel, Manolo Blahnik, and other big names) for an additional 20%-70% off. The best part? Nothing is more than two years old. 7/15-7/17; 10:30-7:30 Thurs., 10:30-6:30 Fri., 10:30-6 Sat.; 1132 Madison Ave. (at 84th St.), 2nd fl.

Liora manne's colorful, modernist fashion and home accessories are 50% off. 7/15-7/21; 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 91 Grand St.

Because it's never too early for fall, Lord & Taylor is having a pre-fall sale; get $20 off a purchase of $100 or $50 off a purchase of $200. Click here for coupons.

This week at the shop at Style.com, Livestrong bracelets, Ravinstyle dresses, Roxy swimwear, Instant T T-shirts, and Piaffe beauty.

Since it's mid-July, it's final clearance time just about everywhere. Check out La Redoute, Loehmann's, Gap, Old Navy, Red Envelope, Neiman Marcus, and virtually every other store. I'd highly recommend checking out Barneys, Saks, and Bergdorf's, where I scored a $415 pair of Sigerson Morrison shoes for $119.

Spend $35 at last week's Cheryl Shops website of the week, Beautyhabit, and get a sample of i Profumi di Firenze's Mughetto di Primavera (a lily of the valley-scented perfume) when you enter code MUGHETTO at checkout through 7/31.

Become a member at Prescriptives and get free shipping plus your choice of samples on your first order.

Bliss sells Swiss Masai footwear, which supposedly helps combat cellulite; buy any pair and they'll throw in a free seaweed cellulite massage bar (a $12 value) with your order when you enter code 074400 at checkout.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Ugh
The week in shopping and website of the week will be posted on Tuesday, god willing. Sorry for the delay.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Weekend shopping
It's Thursday already? Sorry about the lack of posts this week, kids. Just a warning: Next week might be on the sparse side as well. But I'll make it up to you in the future! In the meantime...

Awesome handbag sale #1: Kazuyo Nakano's highly underrated handbags are 20%-50% off. 7/10-7/18; 11-7; 117 Crosby St.

Awesome handbag sale #2: Rafe’s a-little-bit-uptown, a-little-bit-downtown bags (and shoes!) are 50%-70% off. 7/10-7/18; 11-7; 1 Bleecker St. (at Bowery).

Shout-out to my pregnant friend Michele #1: Mimi Maternity has basics starting at $9.99. Through 7/31; check website for store hours and locations.

Shout-out to my pregnant friend Michele #2: The slightly more swanky A Pea in the Pod has chic maternitywear for up to 75% off. Through 7/31; 10-7, 10-6 Sat., noon-6 Sun.; 860 Madison Ave. (at 70th St.).

Got a summer Friday tomorrow? Join the Carmella Soprano-esque New Jersey housewives at the opening of the new Victoria's Secret at the Short Hills Mall. Doors open at 9; get a gift set (worth $120) with a $50 purchase (yay for gift with purchase!), plus free makeovers and "professional" bra fittings. (I say "professional", because last time I was "fitted" for a bra at Victoria's Secret, I was told that I was a 34DD. Um, no. This is one of the many reasons I don't shop at Victoria's Secret.)

Save up to 60% on sale items at West Elm.

Get a free deluxe sample of Stila's new major lash mascara with any order from Stila; plus spend $45 and get free shipping when you enter code JULY04.

Fortunoff is having its semi-annual furniture sale.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Website of the week
While I love the convenience and selection of Sephora and the expertise at Bliss, sometimes, when shopping for beauty products, I really want a transporting experience. Enter Beautyhabit, a California-based website that offers luxury products from around the world. You can shop by brand name or by product categories, which are then broken down by brand; shopping by category works best, since many of the brands are exotic and little-known. Standouts include the Alpine Speick, made from the valerian plant; Yu-Be, the #1 cream in Japan; the yummy-smelling La Ligne de St. Barth, from the Caribbean; and the almond-based L'amande, from Marseilles. As for little-known homegrown products, there's the whimsical sadie loves billy cosmetics line; J.Lo's favorite Hollywood Fashion Tape; and the delicious-sounding Ganache for Lips. For new arrivals at Beautyhabit, check out the What's new page; the specials section lists many gifts with purchase (my favorite!). Also, Beautyhabit ships all orders over $100 for free, and all orders receive a smattering of samples. (Or if you're the tenative type, send them $11 and they'll send you six samples of your choice--for details, read this.) Beauty products from around the world and free samples? I'm definitely going to make Beautyhabit a habit.
The (short) week in shopping
Sale of the week: I have a Lauren Moffatt skirt that I get mad compliments on whenever I wear it; at this sale, grab some of her vintage-inspired clothes (found at Barneys and the like) for $50-$105. 7/7-7/9; 10-7; 214 W. 29th St., ste. 1503.

MoMo FaLana's kooky, bohemian, hand-dyed fashions are 25%-75% off. Through 7/25; noon-8, noon-10 Thurs.-Sat., closed Mon.; 43 Ave. A.

Get up to 60% off jewelry, leather handbags (excellent knockoffs), scarves, small leather goods, and more all at Focus Paris. Plus, spend $50 and get a free gift ($25 value). 7/7-7/17; 10-6, closed Sun.; 17 E. 37th St., (Madison & 5th Aves.).

Yigal Azrouel's line of sleek, sophisticated clothing is 60% off. 7/7-7/14; 11-7, 12:30-6 Sun.; 408 W. 14th St.

Assets London has Plein Sud, Barbara Bui, Diane Von Furstenberg, and more for $50-$250. Through 8/30; 152 Franklin St., 464 Columbus Ave. (at 83rd St.).

Beverly Feldman's whimsical shoes are up to 75% off. 7/7-8/10; 10-7, 10-9 Thurs., 10-6 Sat., closed Sun.; 7 W. 56th St.

Gallery/store Qui New York has fashion and home accessories from Sorelle Firenze, DisRespectacles, and Giuliana Michelotti at up to 50% off. 7/8-7/9; noon-7:30 Thurs., 11-3 Fri.; 601 W. 26th St., no. 1507.

Nicole Miller's spring collection is 50%-70% off. Through 7/25; 780 Madison Ave. (at 65th St.), 134 Prince St.

Chicago shout-out #1: Head to Isabella on Thursday, 7/8, for their annual Panty Party. The entire store will be marked down, with lingerie by Cosabella, Eberjey, and others for up to 80% off. 7/8; 7-9 p.m.; 1101 W. Webster, Chicago.

Chicago shout-out #2: At Active Endeavors' summer sale, get 30% off merchandise for men and women (I saw a lot of Miss Sixty, C&C, Foley, and even a pair of James jeans).

Head to the Design Within Reach nearest you or check out the sale section of the website, where select items are up to 60% off (at the stores, select floor samples are 10% off) until midnight tonight.

At Drugstore.com, buy select Philosophy skincare products and get a free Philosophy Purity Made Simple cleanser, a $10 value.

Bergdorf's has hit its second round of sales: Select spring/summer items are up to 60% off. Whoopee!

This week at the Shop at Style.com, yellow bracelets, C&C California tanks & tees, Agent Provocateur lingerie, and MZ Wallace bags.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Weekend shopping
Get ready, girls: It's the twice-yearly Sigerson Morrison sale. Starting today, their trendy yet practical (and comfortable) shoes and bags are 30% off. Come 7/16, they'll be 50% off; and on 7/30, everything is $110. (But for the best selection, shop now.) Through 8/1; 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 28 Prince St. (shoes), 242 Mott St. (bags).

One of Brooklyn's hippest shops, Butter has shoes and clothes from Dries Van Noten, Rogan, and more for 50%-90% off. Through 7/31; noon-7 (closed Mon.) 389 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

The Conran Shop has modern home furnishings for up to 70% off. Through 7/18; 11-8, 10-7 Sat., noon-6 Sun.; 407 E. 59th St. (at 1st Ave.).

Goffredo Fantini's high-quality Italian men’s and women’s shoes are on sale for $49 and up (normally $165-$800). Through 8/31; 11:30-7:30; 248 Elizabeth St.

Jam Paper & Envelope has home and office accessories for 50% off. Through 7/11; 8:30-7, 10-6 weekends; 611 Sixth Ave. (at 17th St.).

Agnes B.'s chic Parisian summer collection is 40% off; check website for store locations and hours.

Scoop has limited-edition reissued Tocca dresses; order online and get a free Tocca candle. They've also added more items to the sale section.

Take an extra 40% off all clearance items, or an extra 20% off select new arrivals, at Loehmann's.

Monday (7/5) is your last day to take advantage of the semi-annual sale at Victoria's Secret.

At Net-A-Porter's sale, get up to 60% off select items. (Slight warning: This is a British site, and the exchange rate sucks. But they have cool things.)

"Backne" is nothing to be ashamed of: Get a free 1 oz. Murad acne body wash at Sephora when you enter code CLEARSKIN at checkout.

If you love Anthropologie as much as I do, be sure to check out their summer tag sale.

Get $20 off a $100 order at Wine.com through 7/15.

One of my favorite websites, Girlshop, is having a Scorching Summer Sale, with savings of up to 75% off.

Gabay's has a new shipment of bags by Valentino, Chloe, Hogan, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and more, for 50%-60% off. 225 1st Ave. (13th & 14th Sts.).

Yay for gift with purchase: Spend $75 at Nordstrom's beauty department and get a free tote bag, pedicure slippers, and a ton of samples. Yay!

Bluefly is having a 4th of July sale, with additional discounts of up to 15%.

Luxury catalogue Vivre is having a "live a little" sale, featuring Alexandra Neel, Lambertson Truex, and more.

BCBG's summer collection is now up to 70% off; visit the website for store locations and hours.

Steve Madden is having a summer sale, with prices starting at $19.99.