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Material Goods

Men (and women) of the cloth: Delicate silks at Kalima, sturdy wool kilims at Hayko's, and almost everything in between at Rothschild & Smythe.

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You have two choices when you go to Hayko's: You can either lug your beloved but tattered antique rug or kilim there and have it attentively restored, or you can buy a new one from the large collection. Sale items (accumulated over five years' collecting) include a nineteenth-century Chinese rug, was $2,800, now $1,800; 22-by-22-inch kilim pillow, was $70, now $35; large kilim, was $1,750, now $1,200. Hayko Restoration and Conservation Antique Rugs and Tapestry, 857 Lexington Ave., at 65th St., second floor (717-5400); Mon.-Wed. and Fri. 10-6, Thurs. till 8, Sat. and Sun. till 5; 9/28-10/12.

Dress-Up Days

Just in time for the social whirl of fall and winter (any excuse to deck yourself out), the eveningwear designers Carla Westcott and Heidi Weisel are teaming up for a joint sample sale. In addition to offering Westcott's matte-jersey and Weisel's cashmere evening dresses, they'll also have cocktail numbers and a limited selection of separates and swimwear. Dresses retail from $1,300 to $3,000; here, they'll be as low as $100 to $300. Westcott Design Group, 530 Seventh Ave., near 39th St., twentieth floor (768-9794); checks accepted; Fri.-Sat. 10-7; 10/2-10/3.

Silk Cut

Just back from Paris, where she worked on her next collection, Kalima is now ready to move the stock and samples from her last one. Included in her sale: embossed-silk bridal gown with illusion sleeves, was $1,800, now $875; white silk column gown in chiffon over crêpe, was $1,600, now $1,000; black silk-chiffon cocktail dress, was $800, now $295. Kalima World Collection, 373 Broadway, near White St., Suite D-4, fourth floor (274-8690); cash only; noon-7:30, by appointment only; 9/28-10/3.

Fare Deal

To celebrate its new takeout lunch menu -- which includes dishes like lobster salad, salade niçoise, and tuna tartare -- the bistro Le Taxi is offering a free crème brûlée or chocolate mousse (a $7.50 or $8.50 value) with every takeout lunch over $30. Le Taxi, 37 E. 60th St. (832-5500); A.E., M.C., V.; daily noon-3; 10/1-10/15.

Bolts Down

Rothschild & Smythe -- an international home-décor-fabric importer -- is setting up its rolls at Parsons. Chenilles, tapestries, velvets, and jacquards by top designers like Brunschwig & Fils, Cowtan & Tout, Donghia, and Clarence House will start at prices as low as $7.50 a yard and will run up to $70 (retail $50-$250 a yard). Parsons School of Design, 560 Seventh Ave., at 40th St. (362-7550); A.E., M.C., V.; Fri. 9-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. till 5; 10/2-10/4.

All in the Labels

La Boutique Resale recently left its old address in order to expand its stock of powerhouse designers like Chanel, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana. On a recent visit we spotted a Judith Leiber crocodile black bag, retail $10,000, here $1,200; Chanel 1997 collection sky-blue tweed suit in size 12, retail $3,800, here $1,200; Giorgio Armani couture black wool pantsuit in size 8, retail $2,000, here $300; Moschino couture wool jacket in size 8, retail $1,500, here $200. For the month of October, selected items will be discounted 20 to 50 percent. La Boutique Resale for Ladies, 1045 Madison Ave., near 80th St. (517-8099); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Sat. 10-7, Sun. noon-6; 10/1-10/31.

Home Sweet Home

A further sign of the gentrification of Cobble Hill from a sleepy Italian section of Brooklyn to a burgeoning new neighborhood for Manhattan émigrés is the recent arrival of Home Spa, a salon that uses only holistic and all-natural treatments. To celebrate its grand opening, the spa is offering 10 percent off its special packages (already 15 percent less than if you purchased the treatments separately). For example: aromatherapy facial and massage, was $125, now $112.50; shiatsu massage and reflexology, was $135, now $121.50; "kiddie" massage, facial, and reflexology, was $65, now $58.50. Home Spa, 300 Court St., Brooklyn (718-596-8668); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. by appointment only; 9/28-10/2


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