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The Young Turqs

Aqua culture: Turquoise is everywhere, from runway to desktop. So don't chase those blues away! A user-friendly guide.

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Maybe the IMac started it. Or it could have been those old YSL hues at the spring shows. Whatever the reason, turquoise is this season's star color, and we'd bet on these stunners (pictured, right).

The most obvious way to wear turquoise is to mix it with neutrals. Try Gap's tank, Theory's jeans jacket, or H&M's striped top. At night, set off a tan with Guess?'s crocheted dress or NY Based's sequined shell. Too much? Try just a bright splash with Henri Bendel's scarves, their teeny Buzz by Jane Fox tote, or some glitzy, gilded turquoise jewelry, like DKNY's earrings or Chan Luu's necklace.

Picks of the Week

Susan Lazar has silk dresses, shorts, skirts, and denim -- all half off, from $40 to $80. Sizes 4-10. 275 W. 39th St., third floor (212-944-9488); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Thurs. 9:30-5; 6/5-6/8.

Broadway Panhandler's "yard sale" means up to 70 percent off tons of gadgets and kitchen things. 477 Broome St. (212-966-3434); A.E., M.C., V.; Sat. 11-5; 6/10.

DKNY and Donna Karan for everyone is 40 to 60 percent off: DKNY is up to $250, Donna Karan to $700. 560 Seventh Ave., at 40th St.; A.E., M.C., V.; Tues.-Fri. 8-6:30, Sat. 9-5; 6/6-6/10.

Metropolitan Design Group is clearing funky home and fashion accessories at less than half price: $5-$100. 80 W. 40th St., eighth floor (212-944-6110); cash only.; Wed.-Thurs. 8-7; 6/7-6/8.

Theory has chic urban basics for men and women for at least half off, mostly under $200. Sizes XS-L. 261 W. 36th St., second floor (212-947-8748); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon., Tues., Thurs. 10-7, Wed. 8-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-3; 6/5-6/10.

Beyond Fashion 2000 has half-price Ralph, Fendi, and more to benefit needy kids. $75 to get in opening night, then $10. Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St. (212-677-0345); A.E., M.C., V.; Wed. 6-10, Thurs.-Fri. noon-9, Sat. 10-8, Sun. 11-5; 6/7-6/11.


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