“Where did you get those pants?” was the question of the evening at a recent downtown cocktail party. Unfortunately for the boys in attendance, the purveyor of the host’s hip, well-tailored pinstripe trousers, Jekyll & Hyde, is closing up shop. At the final sale, you’ll find designs by John Smedley, Nicole Fahri, Katherine Hamnett, and Antonio Miro, among others: shirts, were $105-$175, now $30-$75; trousers, were $205, now $80-$90; the store will have a bargain section of items for $25 as well. Jekyll & Hyde, 93 Greene St. (966-8503); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Wed. 11:30-7, Thurs. till 7:30, Fri.-Sat. 12-7:30, Sun. till 6:30; 6/22-6/28.
Need yet another reason to visit the West Village? Go to Donna McNally’s Salon on West 10th Street, one of the most pleasant hairdressers we’ve seen, for an outstanding trim (Natalie has made it a fine art). Haircut, was $85, now $72.25; single-process color, was $65, now $55.25; highlights, were $90-$170, now $72-$136. Donna McNally Salon, 154 W. 10th St. (229-9141); checks accepted; Tues.-Sat. 10-7; 6/22-7/6.
Viennese-Born Sabrina Schilcher’s lauded Salon Moderne is filled with her own designs as well as those of others like Rodolfo Dordoni and Marco Maran. Plush sofas, pillows, pashmina throws, mirrors, glassware, chairs, beds, and tables will all be on sale at her floor-sample and stock sale – most at 30 to 50 percent off. For example, sofa, was $4,000, now $2,000; pillow, was $125, now $55. Salon Moderne, 281 Lafayette St., bet, Houston and Prince Sts. (219-3439); Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Sat.-Sun. 12-6; A.E., M.C., V., checks; 6/22-7/1.
Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid
Lilyan Aloma points to one of her shots of a little girl half hidden by a tree. “You have no idea how long that took to get. I must have spent two hours chasing her around her parents’ garden.” All of her children’s-photo packages (solo shots, with a sibling, or with you) include two rolls of film – either black-and-white, color, or both – and two eight-by-ten-inch prints: studio portrait, was $350, now $175; location portrait, was $400-$500, now $225. Fine-arts portraits (sepia-tone or hand-painted photographs, for example) cost an additional 30 percent. Bookings should be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 633-1294 for more information or to set up an appointment; 7/1-9/7.
What separates Electron Press from more typical Internet book sites (which stock already-published works) is that Electron actually releases new books – particularly novels and memoirs. At $3 to $5 a pop (they’d be $15 to $30 in hardback), you can either read them on screen or print them out (and the typeface actually looks like the real thing). Seems like a new kind of bargain… . Visit www.electronpress.com.
To the Hilt
Amid the Piton Mountains on St. Lucia in the Caribbean lies the Jalousie Hilton Resort and Spa – a 114-room, 325-acre destination that has every kind of recreational package you could need or indeed imagine. The summer package for five nights costs $1,482.50 and includes accommodations for a family up to four (a savings of $517.50 from peak season). Children under the age of 5 eat free; children 6 to 12 eat for half price; and kids have access to free activities at the resort’s Learning Center. Call 888-744-5256 for reservations; through 10/31.
For those of you who only wear a tuxedo occasionally, Zeller Tuxedo has one of the best rental deals in town. For $69.95, you get formalwear by designers like Chaps by Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, and Christian Dior from Thursday through Monday (you can get more than one night’s black-tie wear). And because Zeller’s has eighteen locations, pickup and return won’t be a drag. Call 800-464-0462 for store locations and hours.
Salmon caviar on corn cakes, oysters au champagne, Rangoon shrimp with lime, turmeric, and cayenne, Cornish hens with wild-berry sauce, zucchini pancakes with Montrachet chèvre, filet mignon with cognac and caramelized onions, Persian eggplant with yellow peppers, parsley and turmeric, gianduia hazelnut tartlettes, and blackberry buckle with vanilla-lemon sauce. Hungry yet? That’s just a sampling of the Moveable Feast’s menu; the caterer is offering a 10 percent discount on everything for the rest of the summer. Cocktail parties normally range from $15 to $35 per person for food; dinners range from $35 to $50. Call the Moveable Feast at 227-7755 to order or for more information; 7/4-9/7.
Discounts in Steps
At Stuart Weitzman’s spring sale, the more pairs of shoes you buy the deeper the discount: You get 30 percent off the first pair, 40 percent off the second, and 50 percent off the third. Choices include: mid-heel sandals, were $168; high-heel techno silk moccasins, were $198; mid-heel dress pumps, were $174. Stuart Weitzman, 625 Madison Ave., near 59th St. (750-2555); A.E., M.C., V., checks; Mon.-Fri. 10-6:30, Sat. till 6, Sun. 12-5; 6/22 until supplies run out.
Two deals for tots. At Small Change’s summer sale: dresses by Sophie Dess, Magil, Joan Calabrese, and others, were $66-$320, now $33-$160; swimsuits for boys and girls, were $28-$60, now $14-$30; separates from designers like IKKS, Miniman, Floriane, were $26-$98, now $13-$49. Monkeys & Bears on the West Side is also doing the half-price thing, including Kenzo (for girls) dresses, skirts, T-shirts and shorts, were $25-$120, now $12.50-$60; Kate & Cheryl flower-girl dresses, were $80-$172, now $40-$86. Small Change, 964 Lexington Ave., at 70th St. (772-6455); A.E., M.C., V., checks; Mon.-Fri. 10-5:45, Sat. 10-4:45, closed Sats. in July and August; 6/22 until supplies run out. Monkeys & Bears, 506 Amsterdam Ave., near 84th St. (873-2673); A.E., M.C., V., checks; Mon.-Fri. 11-7, Sat. till 6; 6/29 until supplies run out.
Harriet Selling’s colorful pillows, bags, place mats, duvet covers, throws, and shoes are draped around her TriBeCa loft. “I use the silk-tie remnants from my husband’s factory in Italy and then stitch them together, adding cashmere or silk backings,” she explains of her handmade items’ patchwork effect. At her showroom sale, merchandise that retails for $50-$3,000 costs $20-$1,000. Harriet Selling, 110 Hudson St., Apt. 3A (226-2939); checks accepted; Daily 11-6; 6/24-7/1.
This Is the Moment
TKTS – or if you want a real mouthful, the Theatre Development Fund’s Discount Ticket Booth – is celebrating its twenty-fifth birthday. What’s in it for you? Two hundred fifty bargain-minded people who are on line for discount matinee tickets that afternoon will actually get them free through a raffle. There will be entertainment going on as well, to help you through the wait. TKTS Booth, Father Duffy Square, 47th and Broadway (768-1818); Sat. 11-1; 6/27.
Just to make sure that we all smell a bit sweeter in the height of summer, Floris of London’s semi-annual sale includes all sorts of floral toiletries: for example, a box of three bath soaps in bouvardia, florissa, rose geranium, stephanotis, or zinnia, was $34, now $17; “bath & body” set with bath and shower gels and lotions in lily of the valley and gardenia, was $55, now $27.50. Floris of London, 703 Madison Ave., near 63rd St. (935-9100); Mon.-Sat. 10-6, Thurs. till 7, Sun. 6/28 12-5; A.E., M.C., V.; 6/22-7/25.
Dorit Baxter’s idea of a summer escape isn’t bad at all; an hour’s body massage and then an herbal wrap (muslin sheets soaked in lavender, jasmine, or rose oils are wrapped around you) can relax even the most stress-consumed. The two-treatment package, was $135, now $85. Dorit Baxter, 47 W. 57th St., third floor (371-4542); Mon.-Sat. 9-7; A.E., M.C., V.; 7/1-7/30.