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Chic -- but cheap -- holiday gifts


MOMA Design Stores are taking 25 to 50 percent off a bunch of their very chic, super-giftable home and fashion accessories, including place mats, travel clocks, vases, and throws. Sale prices are $10 to $500. 81 Spring St. (646-613-1367) and 44 W. 53rd St. (212-708-9669); A.E., M.C., V.; call for store hours; 12/14-1/14.

The Designer Warehouse sale has clothes and accessories from designers like Donna, Calvin, Ralph, and Armani. New stuff comes in every day. Prices are 50 to 90 percent off ($20 to $500). Four locations; call 212-924-8533 for addresses; A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Sun. 11-9; through 12/29.

Mint is a Sag Harbor vintage-clothing store that fashion types swear by for weekend fixes of old YSL, Chanel, Pucci, and more. Here, you can get their stuff for 50 to 70 percent off ($50 to $1,500). 27 W. 24th St., suite 1105 (631-725-6468); A.E., M.C., V.; Tues.-Wed. 10-8; 12/18-12/19.

Daniel Cleary's clearing his sharp, mix-and-match menswear (in fabrics like boiled wool, Ultrasuede, and matte jersey) for at least 25 percent off ($20 to $200). 216 W. 18th St., twelfth floor (646-321-6050); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Sun. noon-8; 12/30-1/6.

La Maison Moderne is closing in January and clearing all of the French home furnishings, lighting fixtures, pillows, and gift items in stock at 50 to 90 percent off (from $1 to $500). 144 W. 19th St. (212-691-9603); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Sun. noon-8; 12/26-1/15.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Stores' holiday sale includes lots of fab holiday presents, plus ornaments and cards, all for up to 75 percent off ($8 to $368). Four locations; call 800-468-7386 for addresses; A.E., M.C., V.; 12/20-1/31.

1178 Designs has glass tableware, frames, boxes, lamps, and sculpture -- all inspired by or imported from Southeast Asia. Prices are 50 to 75 percent off ($10 to $600). 775 Sixth Ave., at 26th St., second floor (212-929-5235); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Sat. 1-7; 12/17-12/23.

Small Change has sweet uptown children's clothes -- mostly imported items from France and Italy -- for at least half off the regular prices ($7 to $250). 964 Lexington Ave., near 70th St. (212-772-6455); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Fri. 10-5:45, Sat. 10-4:45, Sun. noon-4:45 (in December only); 12/26-2/2.

Gym Source is taking 20 to 60 percent off exercise equipment from top brands like Cybex, Trotter, and Nautilus -- accessories, too ($36 to $3,600). For store locations and hours, call 800-GYM-SOURCE; 12/26-1/3.


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