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Blue Notes

It’s azure thing: Ad Hoc’s platters, Donna Karan’s annual extravaganza of sample suits, and Margo Manhattan’s topaz for your fingers.

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Ad Hoc, Coconut, and Wolfman-Gold & Good Company -- the top of the field in the SoHo furnishings game -- are teaming up for a huge group sale: For example, Ad Hoc’s cashmere-and-wool throws, were $285, now $142.50; Coconut’s Indonesian-Dutch colonial teak furniture, was $1,050-$4,500, now $275-$1,200; Wolfman-Gold’s floor lamps, were $225, now $150; Ad Hoc’s blue “Basique” platters, were $37, now $25.90; Coconut’s hand-blown glassware, was $8.50-$17, now $2-$4; Wolfman-Gold’s woven-wicker high-back dining chairs, were $250, now $140. 632 Broadway, bet. Houston and Bleecker Sts., fourth floor (319-8284); A.E., M.C., V., for purchases over $100; Thurs.-Sat. 11-6, Sun. till 2; 6/18-6/21.

I’ll Take Manhattan

Anyone with a penchant for silver and innovative design will want to check out Margo Manhattan. Her small Thompson Street boutique has bracelets, necklaces and rings -- many with semiprecious stones -- that stand out for their individual touches. Everything in the store will be 20 to 50 percent off: blue-topaz necklace with silver chain, was $310, now $248; gold-and-silver choker, was $2,495, now $1,248; interlocking stone ring, was $525, now $315. Margo Manhattan, 100 Thompson St. (925-0735); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Sat. 11-7, Sun. 12-6; 6/8-6/22.

Mark It Down

It’s time for the annual (and breathlessly awaited) Donna Karan sample sale. La Donna’s women’s and men’s spring collection includes DKNY men’s suits, retail $495-$675, now $195-$260; Donna Karan Collection women’s jackets, retail $1,280-$1,650, here $590-$760; Donna Karan men’s trousers, retail $225, here $125; DKNY women’s skirts, retail $150-$175, here $90-$110. Donna Karan, 560 Seventh Ave., at 40th St., second-floor auditorium (718-747-1656); A.E., M.C., V.; Tues.-Fri. 8-6:30, Sat. 9-5; 6/9-6/13.

Mixed Media

To raise money for its projects (including one that puts art-related books, CD-ROMS, and videos into 1,500 rural and inner-city public libraries), Art Resources Transfer has asked artists to donate works for its annual benefit. Contributors of $750 are entered into a lottery for first crack at the donated artwork, which ranges in value from $1,000 to $6,000 (most are valued at around $2,000). Every participant gets a piece of art; the lottery determines when you get to choose. A donation of $250 gets you a selection valued between $250 and $1,000 (most valued at $600); and for a donation of $2,500, Lyle Ashton Harris, Jack Pierson, Roni Horn, or Laurie Simmons will create a portrait of you. Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close, Elizabeth Murray, Sue Williams, William Wegman, and Vija Celmins will be among the artists whose work is available. It’ll all be up for view at the gallery until the day of the sale. Tickets for the party are $25. Art Resources Transfer, 504 W. 22nd St., second floor (691-5956); Sat. 6:30-11; 6/13.

Throw Open the Doors

Carl Eellatore and Colleen Foo (who create home furnishings for interior designers and architects) are opening up their showroom for a throw-pillow sale. Their down- and feather-filled pillows come in beautiful silks, cottons, silk brocades, plaids, and damasks. For example, twenty-by-twenty inch pillows, retail $500, here $150. D&F Workroom, 150 W. 25th St., second floor (352-0160); cash only; Sat.-Sun. 10-4; 6/13-6/14.

C&C Factory

Chaiken & Capone -- a favorite label with downtown dressers that sells at swank boutiques like Scoop -- is putting its signature gear on sale. Jackets, retail $330-$430, here $125-$175; pants, retail $180-$240, here $75-$100; leather jackets, retail $680, here $275. Chaiken & Capone, 580 Broadway, bet. Houston and Prince Sts., Room 503B (334-3501); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Wed. 11-7; 6/15-6/17.

Plate Tectonics

For plates, serving sets, picture frames, glassware, and the like, Swid Powell’s sample sale features home accessories and those of another American designer whom we can’t name here (you won’t be disappointed) at 50 to 70 percent off retail prices. Swid Powell, 55 W. 13th St., second floor (633-6699); M.C., V.; Wed.-Thurs. 8-4; 6/10-6/11.


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