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Rev up those charge cards: Yesterday, a Valentino sample sale started. If you love the maestro’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, now is your chance to snag a great buy. (There will be some furnishings for men, by the way.)
We think that one of the finest -- absolute finest -- exhibits of haute couture we’ve ever seen was the Valentino show at the Park Avenue Armory. (We swear, you’d never have known it was an armory, the way it was “done up”; it was completely transformed.) The show was amazing -- all that luscious red -- and the catalogue Rizzoli published to accompany it is well worth hunting for on the Web. It’s called Valentino/Thirty Years of Magic, and if you find it, buy it. His work is masterly and the book imparts the tiniest flavor of that retrospective.
So, if you’d like to see something you own as a part of the next retrospective, buy something now -- this is just the place. The sale will run through Wednesday the 13th. Hours: Sunday through Tuesday, 9am to 6:30pm, and Wednesday, 9am to 5pm.  Place:  317 W. 33rd St., just west of Eighth Ave.  It’s another Soiffer Haskin’s sale, so you know that means credit cards only, all sales final, no kids, no strollers.  But plenty of wonderful merchandise.  DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!

Posted on June 11, 2007 - by

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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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