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Shyama Patel

February 22, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Respect the Uniform

For spring, fall in with the fashion ranks as olive turns anything but drab: Canvas boots, helmet bags, and even parachute pants return to earth.

February 15, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Love Bites

This Valentine's, stick with the tried-and-true -- but not the expensive or stodgy. Chocolates plain and fancy that'll ensure a mouthful of kisses.

February 8, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Steeling Home

Metalheads unite! The brushed-steel kitchen fixtures you see in every design magazine, custom-built in Chinatown at Home Depot prices.

February 1, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Peachy Cobblers

Have snow and sleet left your Blahniks battered? Careful craftsmen can render them almost immortal. A visitation with the city's saviors of the sole.

January 25, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Out, Damned Spot

Tea on your tie? Coffee on your cashmere? Don't send those items to the cleaners' when you can scrub them yourself: We got a professional to spill his secrets.

January 18, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Don't Sweat It

Budget stretching: Undo holiday damage to wallet and waistline -- without freezing your assets.

January 11, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
The Last Reduction

'Twas the season: And now, savvy shoppers, is the real time to be jolly. From cashmeres to Manolo Blahniks, take home what wasn't under the tree.

January 4, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
That Pixieish Look

Designer Pixie Yates reveals where to shake off seasonal stress -- without spending a week and a fortune -- and how to stock a spa-quality cabinet.

December 14, 1998 | Sales & Bargains
Package Deals

Your presents may look too pretty to unwrap -- but these bulk prices on ribbons and papers will keep you smiling as your loved ones do it anyway.

December 7, 1998 | Sales & Bargains
Patchmaker, Patchmaker

A stitch in time: Where do you run when you've snagged your favorite threads? To Manhattan's haberdashery heroes, who make the world safe for sweater girls.