shopping 06.3.09

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UPHOLSTERY AND UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE This should be a good one: The first-ever sale from Ernest Studios, 207 E. 84th [3rd], the upholstery shop run by Ernest Mandel, whose list of clients includes everyone from Jacqueline Onassis to Rod Stewart. When they open the doors June 11th-13th, you'll be able to buy fabrics and trims, drapery sets, custom frames for chairs, head boards, sofas, settees, side chairs and many other items. Some are upholstered and finished, others are ready for fabric selection. Mr. Mandel will be on hand to advise and the studio will finish pieces for you if you want. Admission will be by number, distributed at 8am each day. A shipping agent will be on site, too.

Clothing from Thomás Meyer's store Desigual, which he started when he was 20 years old in his native Spain, is now sold all over Europe, and now, too, at 594 Bway [Houston/Prince] 212.343.8205. If black is your color, Desigual isn't for you since it's all about color. Some of the stuff tries too hard; then again, we find other pieces irresistible.

Head's up: Decorator Depot, the LES prop rental house, is having an outdoor sale of overstock at 185 Broome [Clinton/Suffolk] on Saturday, June 13th, starting at 10am. The manager tells MUG they're "desperate to sell off some of our inventory." Look for high-end, contemporary furniture at way below retail, plus vintage and antique items.

Now thru 6/5, 8am-7:30pm, Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen are having a sale at 41 Mad [25th/26th] 3rd flr. You'll find samples, discontinued and unboxed dinnerware and stainless steel home decor at up to 70% off retail.

Broadway Panhandler's Yard Sale, 65 E. 8th [Bway] 212.966.3434, takes place from June 10th-14th, their biggest sale of the year. W-Sa, 11-7, Su, 11-6. All-Clad stainless 12" fry pan with lid, was $180, now $79.98.

Business and business casual attire for women from Bluesuits is on sale now through June 10th. You'll find jackets, pants, skirts, dresses, and more at up to 75% off retail. It takes place at 200 W. 70th [Amst] by appointment only. Call 212.787.0278.


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