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Andrea Renee – a designer whose jewels every downtown fashionista and party girl should check out – has had her baubles in many an editorial spread of late (Elle, Us, Top Model, and others). And her fabulous stuff isn’t expensive even without a sale: blue-Austrian-crystal-and-filigree butterfly necklace, was $85, now $68; matching ring, was $18, now $14.40; crimson-Austrian-crystal-and-gunmetal rhinestone headband, was $35, now $17.50. Andrea Renee SOHO NYC, 119 Sullivan St. (343-2059); A.E., M.C., V.; Tues.–Sun. 12–7; 3/25–3/29.

Welcome to the Neighborhood
Unlike the conveyor-belt mentality of a lot of the bigger salons in town, Sophie’s approach is a warm “we have all the time in the world for you.” At her sale: facial (vegetable peel, collagen, glycolic, or thermo-mineral), was $70, now $59.50; manicure and pedicure, was $37, now $32; anti-cellulite wrap, was $70, now $59.50; half-day spa party (two to four people), was $178.36, now $140; full-day spa (two to four people), was $220, now $187. Sophie’s European Touch of Beauty, 240 E. 75th St. (452-0730); Mon.–Sat. 10–7, Sat. till 8, Sun. 12–7; A.E., M.C., V.; 3/23–4/23.

Couples Therapy
After an extremely positive reaction to its Valentine’s Day special, Healthy Hands has figured out that a romantic evening doesn’t have to be a one-night affair. Its “spa special” consists of sending two massage therapists to your home, one for each of you, followed by a gourmet dinner served by a chef; the regular price is $500, but it’s now $400. Also, a series of twenty massages at the salon is now $1,339 (was $1,440), and a series of twenty at your home is $1,870 (was $2,200). Call Healing Hands at 486-1122 to schedule an appointment or for more information; A.E., M.C., V.; 3/23–4/23.

Run Away With the Dishes
Tribeca Potters – a studio of ten ceramic artists – is holding its eighth annual sale on “seconds” and regular merchandise. For example, platters, were $80, now $30; teapots, were $40–$100, now $25; hand-carved pitchers, were $68 and up, now $30 and up; one-of-a-kind sculptured masks, were $150, now $100; “seconds” serving plates, if perfect $25, here $8; covered casserole dishes, if perfect $36, here $15. Tribeca Potters, 443 Greenwich St. (431-7631); A.E., M.C., V.; daily 11–6; 3/27–4/12.

Sit Pretty
The furniture at Eclectic Home reflects the rest of the store’s aesthetic – it’s colorful, funky, and wonderful to look at. At its April sale, all orders for new upholstered furniture placed during the month will be $150 off (includes designs by Urbana and Carter; for example, Urbana cloverleaf rolling ottoman in fluorescent velvet, was $495, now $345). Half off selected floor models, too: black-and-white Deco “occasional” chair, was $525, now $295; aluminum hotel table lamp, was $59.95, now $39.95; chrome-and-glass rolling bar cart, was $295, now $249. Go, go, go. Eclectic Home, 224 Eighth Ave., near 21st St. (255-2373); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.–Sat. noon–9, Sun. till 7; 4/1–4/30.

The Party’s Over
To offload some of the china, napkins, and other catering essentials accrued from its events, Neuman & Bogdonoff is putting the lot on sale (most of which has never been used; N&B just bought too much). Cotton napkins, retail $3, here $1.25; tablecloths, were $14, now $7; china sauce bowl, was $3, now 90 cents. Neuman & Bogdonoff, 173 Chrystie St. (228-2444); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.–Fri. 9–5; 3/23–4/3.

Flying Carpets
Truva imports new and old kilims and other articles from Turkey, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India every few weeks. Four-by-six-foot new kilims from Turkey, were $169, now $118.30; two-by-three-foot Afghani kilims, were $69, now $48.30; three-to-four-foot-by-seven-to-ten-foot old kilims from Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, were $285– $1,195, now $199–$836; silver bracelets, were $49–$135, now $34.30–$94. Truva, 58A Greenwich Ave. (462-4040); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.–Fri. 11–7, Sat. till 8, Sun. 12–7; 3/23–4/30.

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