Bright-eyed brides-to-be (or their even more excited parents) are expected to shell out a lot of cash when it comes to dressing themselves for the big day. But we want to ask: Can’t they still be on the sharp lookout for a bargain, too? Tati certainly thinks so, and when it isn’t sale time, there are still plenty of deals here. But the prices now are even better: wedding gowns, were $240-$590, now $99-$250; bridesmaids’ and prom dresses, were $99-$135, now $75-$99; boys’ navy blazers, were $59, now $40. Tati, 475 Fifth Ave., near 41st St. (481-8284); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Fri. 11-7, Thurs. till 8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-6; 6/15-6/28.
Speaking of brides-to-be: husband-and-wife team Wayne Steinberg and Lisa Blumenthal came up with an innovative idea for bridal registry – after finding that their own selection for gifts was limited. They have organized a gift and registry service with specialty stores all over the city (places like La Maison Moderne, Shi, Galileo, and Avventura) and combined them into one registry list, so it’s convenient no matter where your guests live (they can also choose something with Wayne or Lisa over the phone or on the inevitable Website). Right now they aren’t charging for this service, but it’d be worth paying for. Call Maxwell-Silver for more information at 665-5500.
So now that the wedding’s over … what about some clothes for mothers-to-be? Madison Avenue Maternity is having its spring-summer sale: dresses, were $279-$549, now $99-$279; pants, were $179-$198, now $49-$99; jackets, dresses, and sheer floral shirts, were $279-$498, now $139.50-$249. There’s also Italian and French baby clothing at 50 percent off. Madison Avenue Maternity & Baby, 1043 Madison Ave., near 79th St., second floor (988-8686); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Fri. 10-7, Sat. till 6, Sun. 12-5; 6/15-7/7.
John Rosselli’s warehouse sale gives the public a chance at antiques and reproductions that usually only interior designers get their mitts on. Only drawback is you’ve got to leave with whatever you buy, no matter how big (bring a delivery truck or a roomy car) but considering the quality of the stuff and the drop in prices, you’ll surely find a way to get it home. Sale includes English and French armchairs, were $3,000, now $800; English bamboo desks, were $4,500, now $1,500; lanterns and chandeliers, were $2,700, now $600; painted floor screens, were $7,500, now $2,700. John Rosselli, 520 E. 119th St. (772-2137); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Wed. 10-5; 6/15-6/17.
A new salon that opened on the Upper East Side a number of months ago, Sirene stands out for combining its beauty methods with Chinese health treatments. Even the décor has the Far East in mind (the big fish tank in the center of the main room was put in on the advice of a feng shui master), and the owner, Karen Wu, and her staff of Chinese-medicine specialists offer advice on how best to augment Western treatments. The salon is now offering 20 percent off all its services and a free diagnosis with a Chinese doctor (usually $20). For example, pedicure (with Chinese or aromatherapy massage), was $38, now $30.40; hour-long massage (different kinds available), was $65, now $52; “therapeutic Chinese Beauty experience” (includes acupuncture treatment, massage, facial, and diagnosis), was $175, now $140. Sirene, 1044 Madison Ave., near 80th St., second floor (737-3545); A.E., M.C., V.; daily 10-8; 6/15-7/30.
The minute you walk into Lee Anderson’s boutique off Madison Avenue, you know that this is a place where you won’t be rushed and where customers have been coming back for years. At the annual sale: sleeveless dresses, were $550, now $250; pedal pushers, were $295, now $150; jackets, were $595-$795, now $125-$175. Lee Anderson, 23 E. 67th St. (772-2463); M.C., V.; Mon.-Sat. 11-6; 6/15 until supplies run out.
Bay Linens – a luxury bedding company – sells everything that you could need for a comfy sleep. For example, Egyptian-cotton-sateen sheets, were $90-$110, now $45-$60; duvets, were $150-$500, now $50-$200; matching bed skirts, were $100-$200, now $30-$90. Bay Linens, 152 Madison Ave., at 32nd St., sixteenth floor (725-2002, ext. 24); A.E.; Thurs.-Fri. 10-6; 6/18-6/19.