You have two choices when you go to Hayko’s: You can either lug your beloved but tattered antique rug or kilim there and have it attentively restored, or you can buy a new one from the large collection. Sale items (accumulated over five years’ collecting) include a nineteenth-century Chinese rug, was $2,800, now $1,800; 22-by-22-inch kilim pillow, was $70, now $35; large kilim, was $1,750, now $1,200. Hayko Restoration and Conservation Antique Rugs and Tapestry, 857 Lexington Ave., at 65th St., second floor (717-5400); Mon.-Wed. and Fri. 10-6, Thurs. till 8, Sat. and Sun. till 5; 9/28-10/12.
Just in time for the social whirl of fall and winter (any excuse to deck yourself out), the eveningwear designers Carla Westcott and Heidi Weisel are teaming up for a joint sample sale. In addition to offering Westcott’s matte-jersey and Weisel’s cashmere evening dresses, they’ll also have cocktail numbers and a limited selection of separates and swimwear. Dresses retail from $1,300 to $3,000; here, they’ll be as low as $100 to $300. Westcott Design Group, 530 Seventh Ave., near 39th St., twentieth floor (768-9794); checks accepted; Fri.-Sat. 10-7; 10/2-10/3.
Just back from Paris, where she worked on her next collection, Kalima is now ready to move the stock and samples from her last one. Included in her sale: embossed-silk bridal gown with illusion sleeves, was $1,800, now $875; white silk column gown in chiffon over crêpe, was $1,600, now $1,000; black silk-chiffon cocktail dress, was $800, now $295. Kalima World Collection, 373 Broadway, near White St., Suite D-4, fourth floor (274-8690); cash only; noon-7:30, by appointment only; 9/28-10/3.
To celebrate its new takeout lunch menu – which includes dishes like lobster salad, salade niçoise, and tuna tartare – the bistro Le Taxi is offering a free crème brûlée or chocolate mousse (a $7.50 or $8.50 value) with every takeout lunch over $30. Le Taxi, 37 E. 60th St. (832-5500); A.E., M.C., V.; daily noon-3; 10/1-10/15.
Rothschild & Smythe – an international home-décor-fabric importer – is setting up its rolls at Parsons. Chenilles, tapestries, velvets, and jacquards by top designers like Brunschwig & Fils, Cowtan & Tout, Donghia, and Clarence House will start at prices as low as $7.50 a yard and will run up to $70 (retail $50-$250 a yard). Parsons School of Design, 560 Seventh Ave., at 40th St. (362-7550); A.E., M.C., V.; Fri. 9-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. till 5; 10/2-10/4.
All in the Labels
La Boutique Resale recently left its old address in order to expand its stock of powerhouse designers like Chanel, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana. On a recent visit we spotted a Judith Leiber crocodile black bag, retail $10,000, here $1,200; Chanel 1997 collection sky-blue tweed suit in size 12, retail $3,800, here $1,200; Giorgio Armani couture black wool pantsuit in size 8, retail $2,000, here $300; Moschino couture wool jacket in size 8, retail $1,500, here $200. For the month of October, selected items will be discounted 20 to 50 percent. La Boutique Resale for Ladies, 1045 Madison Ave., near 80th St. (517-8099); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Sat. 10-7, Sun. noon-6; 10/1-10/31.
Home Sweet Home
A further sign of the gentrification of Cobble Hill from a sleepy Italian section of Brooklyn to a burgeoning new neighborhood for Manhattan émigrés is the recent arrival of Home Spa, a salon that uses only holistic and all-natural treatments. To celebrate its grand opening, the spa is offering 10 percent off its special packages (already 15 percent less than if you purchased the treatments separately). For example: aromatherapy facial and massage, was $125, now $112.50; shiatsu massage and reflexology, was $135, now $121.50; “kiddie” massage, facial, and reflexology, was $65, now $58.50. Home Spa, 300 Court St., Brooklyn (718-596-8668); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. by appointment only; 9/28-10/2