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Sample Sale Alert: Baccarat and Asprey
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O.K., get out the plastic again -- you will not want to miss this sale.  Both Baccarat and Asprey are cutting prices and now is your chance to stock up on lavish gifts, find luxe clothing, or dress the house in the finery of crowned heads of state.  

Asprey, with all its fancy royal warrants and over-the-top merchandise (if memory serves us, we once saw a sterling Champagne chiller there -- for multiple bottles -- for thousands and thousands and thousands) is a pretty $$$ shop, but at the “sample” sale, there are tons of things that are affordable…expect to find Asprey’s signature leather goods, jewelry, silver, and clothing -- up to 75% off.  

Baccarat is known for its superb lead crystal, giftware, and decorative items and at this sale, they say, there will be rare museum pieces, whatever that means.  But one thing we do know that it means, is d-i-s-c-o-u-n-t -- probably 60-75% off original prices. Do what we do to try to finesse an even better deal:  Go the first day or two and scope out what you want, and then wait until the last day, when the prices are generally cut even more. (Yeah, we know -- you do, indeed, risk losing your item; it’s a hedge, what can we say? -- we still do it!)  Remember, plastic only, no cash, no checks.  

The sales are at Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33 St., just west of  Eighth Ave. It starts tomorrow, Mar. 3, and goes through Tuesday, the 6th.  Daily, 9am to 6:30pm., and Tuesday, until 5pm only. Again -- read the entry below for Dennis Basso -- no kids under 12, no strollers, etc. Be prepared to check big bags, and also to go home a happy camper with really gorgeous stuff! 

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About the Author: About the Author: Ruth J. Katz is a well-known shopping and service writer based in New York City. She has written about shopping for 25 years for New York magazine; covered the topic on-air at Fox-TV for several years as the Home Services expert; and had her own show on both the USA and Lifetime Cable networks. Katz wrote extensively for The New York Times as well, and contributed periodically to the New York Daily News. She is a passionate shopper, always looking for not merely a good buy, but the best buy, ferreting out a "steal" or discovering up-and-coming designers. She has written five books and is a former contributing editor to Hearst's Redbook, Classic Home, and Colonial Homes; she is currently a Contributing Editor of New York Home, Golf Connoisseur, The Modern Estate, and Promenade magazines. She is also the former Shopping Director for Davler Media's Manhattan Living.

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