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!