On Wednesday, November 29, 6-9pm, at Design With Reach, 124 Hudson [Beach/N. Moore] 212.219.2217, ModernMART II will feature independent and local artisans: Kiln Enamel which makes tableware and jewelry, Adam Frank, who makes shadow casting oil lamps (pictured), and companies that make pillows, paper goods, and other good stuff. Cash or check only.
Meg Cohen Design Shop
Just opened is this store at 59 Thompson [Spring/Broome] 917.805.0189, with Ms. Cohen's cashmere scarves, hats, gloves as well as folding tray tables. Also within: accessories including beeswax candles and the Oliver Hemming spice grinder. Website
Cocktails and a trunk show of designer jewelry, going by the name chicSHERLOCK, hosted by Vanity Fair editor Alexis Bryan, takes place Saturday, December 9th, 1-5pm, at the Tory Burch store, 257 Eliz [Houston/Prince]. Many of the designers will be on hand. RSVP at 646.216.8526 or email for an appointment time.
The temporary WIRED Store (they call them pop-ups), has popped up 160 Wooster [Houston]until the end of the year. Dozens of gadgety items from cell phones, Sony PS3 and flat-screen TVs. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Website
On December 1st, 6-9pm, Oak in Williamsburg and Park Slope will be having a holiday shopping party. Everything in their great collection of cool clothes for men and women will be 25% off in both locations (online, too) and there will be cocktails and music. Williamsburg: 208 N. 8th [Driggs/Roebling] 718.782.0521. Park Slope: 668 President [5th/6th] 718.857.2080. Website
There's no car wash, but just about everything else at Valley, 48 Orchard [Hester/Grand] that features fashion for women from Grey Ant, Borne, Geren Ford, Guild, Sass & Bide, Ladies of the Canyon, IRAK NYC, Deener Denim, Sweet Tater and Cresciente shoes. Also it's a lounge and a nail and waxing salon.
|More Sample Sales
Up to 70% off retail for Inhabit, 1441 Bway [40th/41st] Suite 2301, sweaters, t-shirts for men and women from 11/29-12/1, 10am-6:30pm. Men's cashmere crewneck was $300, now $100.
Up to 65% off fall merch from Lucy Sykes New York (women's and children), Alex Gaines (women's) and Egg by Susan Lazar (children) on 12/6-12/8, 10-6, at 230 W. 39th [7th/8th] 9th Flr.
Mika Inatome Bridal, 93 Reade [W. Bway/Church] 2nd Flr. Up to 90% off sample gowns and some stock pieces. 12/1-12/9. By appointment only, cash, V/MC.
Clothes, shoes, and handbags from Hollywould, 198 Elizabeth [Prince/Spring] will be on sale from 12/13-16, 11:30am-7:00pm. Day 1 it's 60% off, day 2 it's 70% off, days 3 & 4 it's 80% off.
Up to 70% off bridal gowns from AMSALE, Kenneth Pool (designed by Project Runway's Austin Scarlett) and Christos, 11/24, 11-6, 11/25, 9-6 at 625 Mad [58th/59th], 2nd floor.
Up to 85% off Carolina Herrera, 12/10-12/12, 9am-6:30pm, 317 W. 33rd [8th/9th] 718.747.1656. No strollers, no kids under 12.
Up to 80% off retail at the Kidini winter/holiday sale. From 60 designers, 3000 pieces for babies, boys and girls (from newborn to size 14). Stuff for mom, too. 12/6 and 12/7, 9:30am-6:15pm, 12/8, 9:30am-8pm, at Soho Dance Studio, 598 Bway [Houston] 6th Flr. 917.653.3643.