shopping 12.18.09

Plus: the skint

Be & D handbags, shoes, and belts are up to 75% off today, 9-7, at 35 W. 36th [5th/6th] 10th flr.

At Rogan, 330 Bowery [Bond/Great Jones] 646.827.7567, it's 50% off their entire fall/winter collection for men and women.

Mint&Serf and PegLeg are having a holiday sale today though Sunday, 11-8, at 435 Broome [Bway/Crosby]. M&S' MIRF, a sculptural toy, will be discounted.

It's wholesale and below for Jennifer Tyler cashmere at the Helmsley Carlton, 680 Mad [61st/62nd] 212.838.3000. Cardigans were $350, now $175. Accessories start as low as $25. Today thru Sunday, 10-7, and Monday, 10-1.

More cashmere on sale from Qi, 260 W. 39th [7th/8th] Suite 200 212.239.8880, today, 11-7.

Portolano, 15 W. 37th [5th/6th] 2nd flr, 212.719.4403, is having a sale through 12/23 (M-F, 10-6) on their Italian leather gloves and a wide variety of accessories for women, men, and kids.

There's a jewelry sale from the Bitta Design Group at the W Hotel, 201 Park Ave. S. [17th] on 12/20, 11-7, 12/21 and 12/22, 10-7. Precious and semi-precious rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, plus gifts starting at $50.

Today, 10-7, and tomorrow, noon-6, look for discounts of up to 85% off clothing and accessories from April77, Digby & Iona, Fremont, and Quail at the Archetype Showroom sample sale, 676 Bway [Great Jones/Bond] 2nd flr. 212.529.1407.

At the Wave Hill gift shop starting Saturday (thru 1/3), up to 50% off gifts, toys, bath and body products.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

meet up with other hot chocolate aficionados in washington square park for the december hot chocolate crawl [sun 3pm, pay-as-you-go]

the holiday cookie takedown is sure to make the bell house smell amazing – plus, you know there'll be bacon in there somewhere. bonus: free spiked eggnog! [sun 6:30pm, all-you-can-eat for $10]

the all-female, all-accordion, always fun main squeeze orchestra throw a holiday extravaganza at (le) poisson rouge [sun 8pm, $12]

ice-skating in mid-air! santa on a unicycle! a drunken sugar plum! aerial theater troupe suspended cirque's '12 acts of christmas' flies high at galapagos. [sat-sun, $20]

70 local crafters help you wrap up your holiday shopping at the brooklyn lyceum's 2nd annual holiday craft market [sat-sun 11am-7pm]


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