Sure, we all like Vera Wang. And there’s nothing wrong with Monique Lhuillier, for that matter, either. But in that same breath, is often uttered the name Reem Acra. This designer’s gowns are truly the ne plus ultra in wedding finery. And for those of you lusting after her evening attire as well (hello, mother of the bride!), she’s opening up her showroom for TWO (not one, but TWO) sales: Evening Collection, Apr. 22 and 23, Sunday from 11:30am to 7:30pm and Monday, 8am to 7pm. Bridal Collection, Apr. 29 and 30, same hours (Sunday, from 11:30am to 7:30pm and Monday, 8am to 7pm). Reem Acra showroom, 14 E. 60 St., Ste. 212, btw. Fifth & Madison Aves., 212-421-3200.
And in case you are wondering, SAMPLE dresses will be as much as 80% off retail and stock dresses will be at least 60% off retail. Retail prices range from $450 to $10,000 and here they are $150 to $4,000. Choose wisely, no return, no exchanges. (Thanks to Lazar Media for sending us this sale!)
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.