shopping 03.3.09


Today and tomorrow, 10-6, Bellino, 230 5th [27th] 212.920.1211, has high quality Italian linen sheets, duvets, and towels marked down. Robes are $40. No kids/strollers.

Up to 75% off bags from Lauren Merkin, 231 W. 29th [7th/8th] 212.239.2459, 3/17-3/20, 11-7, and 3/21, 11-5. The Lucy clutch in patent faux croc was $250, now $80. No checks.

Me&Ro, 13 Crosby [Howard/Grand] 646.747.5900, is having a sample sale featuring their jewelry on 3/19, noon-7pm, 3/20, 10-7, 3/21, 10-4.

Cashmeres from White + Warren, 80 W. 40th [5th/6th] 212.298.3295, are price-chopped at their sample sale, 3/12, noon-7, 3/13, 8-7, 3/14, 9-3. Cardigans were $220, now $85, travel wraps were $275, now $125.

At Gruen locations thru 3/15, up to 75% off select designer frames, plus 30% off prescription lenses.

Handbags and small leather accessories for women and men from Tusk, 242 W. 26th [7th/8th] 212.242.8485, are on sale from 3/13-3/21 (except Sunday), 11-7. Travel/messenger bags were $275, now $100. Women's leather wallets were $95, now $40.

Designer lingerie is up to 60% off at Intimacy 1252 Mad [89th/90th] 212.860.8366, thru 3/8.

Brooklyn Industries has many items for men and women marked down. Check the website for details.

There's no shortage of new condos in this town beaten with an ugly stick. But Williamsburg's 80 Metropolitan may just be the ugliest new building in New York City. It's a thick, clumsy, eggplant-hued protrusion dire enough that the only recourse might be to call in a surgical oncologist. So why were we not surprised when spies told us the following:

"Halstead advertises an open house on Sunday, so we go.

Can we see the model? No. You need to get a 'presentation' in the sales office (you can look at some of the finishes!) and then make an appointment to come back. Us: But you advertised an open house. Them: The model is for your second visit. Us: But we're here now. Them: You need an appointment. You could have called for one.

Needless to say, we left the douchebags behind. Permanently. Anyway, the exterior is hideous, much worse than it looks on the website."

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