shopping 10.2.03

Notes

SALES
Carolina Herrera, today 9-6:30 and tomorrow 9-5, 560 7th [40th]. Up to 85% off evening- and ready-to-wear, bridal and accessories. Credit cards only… Lalique stemware, porcelain, and jewelry at up to 85% off retail. 10/14-17. Tu-Th 9-6:30, Fr 9-5. At 560 7th [40th] 718.747.1656. CC only…Jenne Maag, today and tomorrow 10-6, 263 W. 38th [7th/8th] 11th floor 212.575.0036. Stretch pants and dresses, skirts, sweaters, jackets and more. Cash only…Steve Madden, 600 Bway [Houston], now through October 5. Th, F 8-7, Sa 10-8, Su 11-6. Shoes, boots, sneakers at major savings. Wide range of sizes.

READING GLASSES
Hip reading glasses company Scojo, based in Brooklyn, has a slew of great-looking new frames (most $40-$50), all with the latest technology. Find them in optical shops, Saks, Bergdorfs, and on their website. www.scojo.com. Their website has this rough estimate for what power reading glasses you may need (though an eye exam is always the best way to go). "Take your age and subtract 35 and then put a decimal point in between the two figures and round up to the nearest 0 or 5. For example, if you are 50, subtract 35 which equals 15 then put a decimal point in between the 1 and 5 so your power is a +1.5. If you are 47, subtract 35 that equals 12 or 1.2. Round to +1.0."

MEN'S FASHION ON THE UWS
Ever since Charivari closed up shops in that part of town, the Upper West Side has been nearly a fashion-free zone for men. Lo-Fi, 162 W. 84th [Col/Amst] 212.579.2144, is out to change that. They carry Coast, Ben Sherman, Seven, James Perse, and vintage items.

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