Pumpkin and Pixie, by virtue of their names alone, have good reason to hold a joint sale. But they have others too – they are friends and they’re both talented young designers (Pumpkin makes maternity clothes in styles that one would want to wear even not pregnant, and Pixie designs hip garb that sells at places like Steven Alan in SoHo). Everything at the sample sale will be $20-$40. Pixie Yates showroom, 225 Lafayette St., Room 707 (431-3150); A.E., M.C., V.; Sat. 11-6; 2/14.
“Priced to move” is an especially accurate phrase at Anna Sui’s fall merchandise clearance. All of her jackets, dresses, blazers, shoes, and handbags will be 40 to 70 percent off. Anna Sui, 113 Greene St. (941-8406); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Sat. 11:30-7, Sun. 12-6; 2/14 while supplies last.
Verduno – a home-accessories company that usually sells only to the trade – uses fabrics created by artists and architects like Evan Polenghi and Richard Bloch for its stuff. As a result, some of its pillows look more like a Mondrian painting than something you should actually lean on. But they are, in fact, extremely comfortable. Silk pillows, retail $310, here $79-$150; silk throws, retail $630-$650, here $199-$250; silk duvets and comforters, retail $925-$1,145, here $199-$600. Frederic Williams Showroom, 200 Lexington Ave., nr. 33rd St., sixth floor; checks accepted; Wed.-Fri. 10-5; 2/11-2/13.
One of our all-time favorite west village stores – Mxyplyzyk – is having its annual sale, with everything in the place 20 percent off. Metal wall mirrors, were $325, now $260; scented and striped candles, were $18, now $14.40; cast-aluminum tricycle, was $275, now $220. Mxyplyzyk, 125 Greenwich Ave., at 13th St. (989-4300); A.E., M.C., V., checks accepted; Mon.-Sat. 11-7, Sun. 12-5; 2/15-2/28.
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For Mexican and Latin American home furnishings and folk art, check out Bazaar Sabado’s large selection, including wrought-iron queen-size bed, was $1,200, now $1,020; trastero, was $995, now $796; pine chair, was $295, now $100. Bazaar Sabado, 54 Greene St. (941-6152); A.E., M.C., V., checks; Mon.-Sat. 11:30-6:30, Sun. 12-5:30; 2/9-2/28.
Picking up a copy of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler made us remember how great this kids’ book is – we became desperate to spend a couple of days and nights in the Metropolitan Museum paying for lunch with pennies from the fountain. All of the tried-and-true titles are on sale at BookSmart, as is its other merch. Hardcover Madeline, retail $16.99, here $12.75; Arthur plush toy, retail $26.95, now $18.85. Among grown-ups’ books, The Union Square Cookbook, retail $30, now $22.50. BookSmart, 27 W. 20th St., Room 506 (675-8677); A.E.; Mon.-Fri. 9:30-5; 2/9-2/13.
To buy for yourself – or preferably to receive as a gift for Valentine’s Day – John Barrett Salon is offering a special package. The “Barrett girl” gives you a haircut, manicure, pedicure, makeup application, and lipstick for $225 (valued at $282). John Barrett Salon, Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., nr. 58th St., ninth floor (872-2700); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Sat. 9-6, Thurs. till 7:15; 2/9-2/21.
A Loehmann’s warehouse sale that offers coats and furs at 50 to 70 percent off makes this a perfect time to buy a new coat for next season. Designer wool pea coats, were $400, now $99; Italian designer long wool coats, were $730, now $149. New York State Armory, 68 Lexington Ave., between 25th and 26th Sts.; M.C., V., checks; Fri., Sat., Mon. 9-9, Sun. 10-6; 2/13-2/16.