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Hermès – yes, you read correctly – is having a first-of-its-kind sale. Men’s and women’s jackets, were $2,100, now $400; women’s shoes, were $550, now $100; men’s shoes, were $675, now $150; bathing suits, were $350, now $50; gloves, were $450, now $50. What more could you want? The Millennium, 145 W. 44th St., eighth floor (800-441-4488); A.E., M.C., V.; Thurs.-Tues. 10-6, Sun. 12-6; 5/7-5/12.

The Asia Desk

Katrin Zimmermann’s jewelry is strongly influenced by the Far East. Her Ex Ovo designs sell at places like Takashimaya, Barneys, and Henri Bendel and have beenfeatured in tons of fashion magazines. At her trunk show: sterling-silver-and-ebony bracelet, retail $1,200, here $960; sterling-silver rings with semiprecious stones, retail $190-$220, here $135-$171; stackable wooden bangles, retail $30-$65, here $15-$40. Atmosphere Gallery, 81 Greene St. (343-9115); A.E., M.C., V.; Fri.-Sat. 11-6:30; 5/8-5/9.

Dressing Room

Bill Blass, Chanel, Halston, Pucci, Versace, and Gucci are just a few of the designers whose clothing will be featured at this Phillips auction. With estimates like $800 to $1,000 for a Versace couture strapless dress and $700 to $900 for a Halston “cloud” dress, we don’t know what bargains – or bidding wars – will be had. Phillips New York, 406 East 79th St. (800-825-2781); Tues. 2:30; M.C., V., checks; 5/5.

Our Source Says

Antique Source usually sells its unique objects at major antiques fairs open to the trade only. A large selection of jewelry, desk accessories, boxes, watches, and the like comes from the Victorian and Art Deco periods. Prices are now 10 to 50 percent off wholesale. Antique Source, 271 Madison Ave., near 39th St. (681-9142); Mon.-Fri. 11-6; A.E., M.C., V., checks; 5/4-5/8.

Two Heads Are Better

Dental cleaning for two! Dr. Rob From, a personable dentist who specializes in cosmetic procedures (those of you who fear visits to the chair need not be afraid), is offering a two-for-one cleaning. So what would usually cost you $150 each, you now get for $75 a head. And those of you coming alone can get the cleaning for $112.50. Dr. From, 315 W. 57th St., Suite 404 (957-6453); Tues. and Thurs. 8-5; Wed. 9-6; Fri. till 5; A.E., M.C., V., checks; 5/4-6/15.


For a huge selection of tableware, Fishs Eddy has always been a first choice for selection and price. At its “gold rush” sale, expect 30 percent off all gold-banded plates, bowls, cups, saucers, and such as well as some logo plates (those of the Waldorf-Astoria and the Helmsley Palace, among others). Items that retailed for $1.95-$14 will now be $1.37-$9.80. Fishs Eddy, 889 Broadway, at 19th St. (420-9020); 2176 Broadway, at 77th St. (873-8819); 41 Jobs Lane, Southampton (516-287-2993). Mon.-Sat. 10-9, Sun 11-8; A.E., M.C., V.; 5/4-5/10.

Maternal Care

For a Mother’s Day present that’s all about sybaritism, Susan Ciminelli’s package (the certificate can be used for up to a year) includes a mineral-salt scrub, an aromatherapy facial and an hour-long massage, was $320, now $270. You also get a travel-size gift. Susan Ciminelli Salon, Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave. near 58th St., ninth floor (872-2650); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Fri. 8-8, Sat. till 7; 5/4-5/10.

Home Sweet Home

Traditional needlepoint pillows and rugs, imported linens for the crib, and table linens are among the offerings of Katha Diddel’s home collection. Small needlepoint pillows, retail $100, here $40; needlepoint rugs, retail $660-$8,000, here $200-$2,000; crib linens (five-piece set), retail $500, here $130; tablecloths, retail $150-$700, here $54-$260. Delmonico Hotel, 502 Park Ave., at 59th St. (725-6045); checks accepted.; Tues.-Thurs. 9-7; 5/5-5/7.

Volume Sales

Thousands of books line the shelves of the Forest Hills Jewish Center’s annual sale, as well as records, CDs, and videos. You’ll find out-of-print and rare editions here as well as current best-sellers. Hardcovers start at $2; paperbacks, at 50 cents. At the bargain weekend (Saturday night and all day Sunday) everything will be cut an additional 50 percent. Proceeds benefit the Center. The Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., entrance on 69th Rd. (call 718-263-7000); cash only; Mon.-Thurs. 10-7, Sat. 9:30 p.m.-midnight (special $1 admission), Sun. 10-7; 5/4-5/10.

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