The week in shopping
Sale of the week: French label Plein Sud makes incredibly sexy--but by no means trashy--clothes; at this special showroom sale, they're 60%-70% off. Through 6/18; 10-5 (weekdays only); 370 Greene St., 2nd fl.

Her business may be in trouble, but I still love her designs and now, possibly, I can afford them: Stella McCartney's spring line is 40% off. 6/10-7/1; 11-7, 12:30-6 Sun.; 429 W. 14th St. (9th & Washington Aves.).

Then, bop a few doors down to fellow Gucci Group designer Alexander McQueen’s store, where his spring collection is also 40% off. Through 7/1; 11-7, 12:30-6 Sun.; 417 W. 14th St. (9th & Washington Aves.).

Cashmere in June? Why the hell not? TSE sweaters are $50-$300 (originally $250-$420) at this excellent sample sale. 6/9-6/12; 1-8 Wed., 11-8 Thurs. & Fri., 10-6 Sat.; The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), 4th fl.

Hey, hipsters! Vice Magazine and Find Outlet are hosting a sale with 50%-80% off FrostFrench, J. Lindeberg, Charlotte Corday, and more. 6/10-6/13; noon-7, noon-4 Sun.; 361 W. 17th St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

One of my favorite (of many) toiletry stores, Italian importer Lafco New York is taking 40% off Korres products. 6/9-6/30; 11-7, 11-8 Thurs., closed Sun.; 285 Lafayette St.

Trendy uptown girls shop at Cantaloup, where Cacharel, Y & Kei, and others are 30%-70% off, starting at $10. Through 6/30; 11-6, noon-7 Sun.; 1036 Lexington Ave., (at 74th St.).

Inca’s colorful beachwear is 50%-70% off. 6/7-6/11; 9:30-6; 53 W. 36th St., ste. 901.

Once you sleep on Frette sheets, you'll never go back to the crap you can buy at Bed Bath & Beyond. Frette's linens are $50-$600 and loungewear is $50-$200 (that's 50%-70% off) at this sale. Through 6/11; 9-6:30, 9-5 Fri.; Parsons School of Design, 560 7th Ave. (at 40th St.), 2nd fl.

Oprah loves Jay Strongwater, so you should too; his jeweled frames, compacts, and other gifts are $50-$600. 6/10-6/12; 8:30-4; 11 E. 36th St. (5th & Madison Aves.), 8th fl.

LAI's luxe leather accessories are 20%-70% off. 6/9-6/12; 10-6; 35 E. 65th St.

Orrea focuses on lip products only, and does them pretty darn well. Their lipsticks and glosses are now 50% off. Through 6/16; 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 314 E. 9th St.

Walking home from MW's apartment Sunday afternoon, I realized that pretty much every fancy-pants Fifth Ave./Madison Ave. boutique is having some sort of spring sale (generally 30%-40% off). A brief list of stores and locations:
Prada: 525 Madison Ave., 724 5th Ave., 575 Broadway, 45 E. 57th St.
Versace: 647 5th Ave., 815 Madison Ave.
Sergio Rossi: 772 Madison Ave. (at 66th)
Giorgio Armani: 760 Madison Ave.
Burberry: 9 E. 57th St., 131 Spring St.
Miu Miu: 100 Prince St., 831 Madison Ave. (Sadly, they're completely sold out of the high-heel moccasins--I asked.)

This week at Bergdorf's: Preview fall 2004 Armani 6/9-6/11 on the 2nd floor from 11-4; Vicky Tiel makes a personal appearance all week long on the fourth floor; there's a Moschino trunk show 6/10-6/11 on the third floor from 11-6; and Eric Gaskins makes a personal appearance 6/10-6/11 on the fourth floor from 11-4.

It's also fall trunk shows galore at Barneys: Balenciaga 6/9-6/10 from 10-5 on the 5th floor; Rochas 6/8-6/9 from 10-5 on the 5th floor; and Behnaz Sarafpour (who lives in my building, in case anyone cares) 6/11-6/21 from 10-6 on the 5th floor.

Just a reminder, the Theory sale is still happening at Clothingline through Friday; they're to receive another shipment of 4,000 units tomorrow morning, plus they've restocked. 261 W. 36th (7th & 8th).

Everything is 20% off at Oililly 6/10-6/13.

This week at the Shop at, Tocca, Amy Chan, Ben Sherman, and Rosa Cha.

At Beauty Cafe, the entire Nyakio line is 25% off.

Delia*s, where I shopped fervently in high school, is having a sale of up to 75% off.

It's Herman Miller sale time! Get 10% off the entire line (hey, when furniture is this expensive, every little bit helps) at,, Design Within Reach, and any other authorized Herman Miller dealer. has added designer clothes and accessories to its nice sale section.

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