It's sandal season again -- and only you know what lingers within your winter boots. For toes that need tending before facing the spring sun, "S&B" has your charmless corner nail-polishers beat: We've convinced the following luxury salons to give you a special $20 rate for a pampering pedicure that's usually up to $55. Mention New York Magazine when you book an appointment for before Memorial Day, and don't forget to bring our "coupon" (in the print magazine). (And be nice: Tip at least $5.)
Away Spa*Gym, at the W Hotel, has a tea bar and a private pedicure room. For a big splurge, try Indonesian body treatments like the Javanese Lulur ($150). Coupon valid Sunday through Thursday. 541 Lexington Ave. at 49th St. fourth floor (407-2970).
The Peninsula Spa is perched miles above the city streets in the upper levels of the swank hotel. The pedicure includes an aromatherapy soak and exfoliating foot scrub. Also try one of Manhattan's best bikini waxes ($30). Coupon valid Sunday through Thursday. 700 Fifth Ave., at 55th St., twenty-first floor (247-9300).
Stephen Knoll Salon is a fave among beauty editors for pedicures, performed in a comfy, velvet-draped corner. For a major treat, book a hydrating 90-minute facial (from $100). Coupon not valid on Saturday. 625 Madison Ave., near 59th St. (421-0100).
Vidal Sassoon's recently renovated uptown salon has a private, screened-in pedicure station. While you're there, get a free cut-and-color consultation. Coupon valid Monday through Friday. 767 Fifth Avenue, near 59th St., concourse level (535-9200).
Picks of the Week
Badgley Mischka evening wear is often more than $4,000. At the sample sale, hundreds of styles are about 75 percent off: from $200 for a suit to $1,000 for a beaded dress to $3,000 for a bridal gown. Sizes 2 to 14. 525 Seventh Ave., near 39th St. (921-1585); A.E., M.C., V.; Fri.- Sat. 9-5, 4/16-4/17.
Elizabeth Gillett pareos, knit tops, and silk wraps start at $115 at Saks and Barneys. Here, shrugs are from $45, wraps from $25, tube tops from $49, and pareos from $55. 237 W. 35th St., suite 304 (629-7993); M.C., V.; Thurs.-Fri. 1-7; 4/15-4/16.
Narciso Rodriguez, Alberta Ferretti, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rifat Ozbek, and Moschino clothes and accessories are 60 percent off at Aeffe USA's sale: Dresses are $100- $1,000 (sizes 4-8); men's suits are $280-$500. 134 West 37th St., second floor; A.E., M.C., V.; Tues.-Fri. 10-6; 4/13-4/16.
Tufi Duek, a Brazilian designer whose edgy wares (pictured, left) fly out of places like Language and TG-170, is clearing stock at 30 to 75 percent off: Tees are $32, sheer evening dresses are $218, and leather pants are $202. 530 Broadway, tenth floor (925-8277); A.E., M.C., V.; Thurs.- Fri. 10-6, Sat. noon-5; 4/15-4/17.
Odegard's Nepalese wool rugs are up to 80 percent off: five- by eight-foot styles are from $800, nine-by-twelve from $1500. 200 Lexington Ave., Room 206 (545-0069); A.E., M.C., V. checks; Thurs.-Sat. noon-5:30; 4/15-4/17.
ALWAYS A DEAL
For a professional-class pedicure without leaving home, try tidying up yourself with Bliss Spa's take-home tools. The Canadian "Diamancel" products (the Tweezerman of nail files) are made of nickel-coated fiberglass and surfaced with diamond chips. The sturdy (and surprisingly chic) nail files and callus scrapers are, at $26 to $48, more expensive than the flimsy drugstore kind -- but they're still cheaper than a trip to the podiatrist. Bliss Spa, 568 Broadway, second floor (219-8970); to order, call 888-243-8825.