14,700 Square Feet of D.I.Y.

…is craft HQ. Plus, up to 95% off Gucci, Dior and more, and deals on luxe home hardware

By Elizabeth Bougerol
|  Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010  |  Updated 4:47 PM EDT
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14,700 Square Feet of D.I.Y.

Michael's

Paper goods from the Martha Stewart Collection at Michael's.

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IF YOU CAN MAKE IT THERE: New York, this is big news:You no longer need a Zipcar and a map of suburban malls to find a Michael’s, that superstore of reasonably-priced (sorry, Pearl) art-and-craft supplies, stocked floor to ceiling with everything for the painter/jewelry designer/sculptor/scrapbooker in you. (Plus goodies from the Martha Stewart collection, pictured.) All you need is a MetroCard swipe: the first Manhattan outpost – 14,700 square feet of pure creative inspiration -- just landed at 808 Columbus Avenue; 212-865-0813.

UNDERGROUND: Scuttle to Oak on Bond for the Skeletons in Our Closet sale: The store’s basement is piled with deeply-discounted treats from previous seasons of Grey Ant, Rachel Comey and more. No tricks required. October 30-November1. 28 Bond Street; 212-677-1293.

HUGE: Take 60-95% off retail process on new and gently-used clothing, shoes and accessories (mostly for women, though there will be some menswear) from big hitters like Balenciaga, Catherine Malandrino, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Prada… And stuff like French Connection, too, for when you’re feeling downmarket. it all happens at the JCP Girls’ Garage Sale (that’s Jewish Community Project, not JC Penney), kicking off on Sunday with a preview party (5-8PM) to benefit Dress for Success, and running through next Thursday, November 5. 173 West Broadway; 212-334-3522.

NUTS ‘N BOLTS: As anyone undergoing remodeling will tell you, you rarely get deals on the good stuff. So news of the Century Sale at Simon’s Hardware and Bath is major: To celebrate 100 years in business, this distributor for the likes of Dornbracht and Valli & Valli gives you $100 off every $330 you spend. October 31-November 7. 421 3rd Avenue; 212-378-4144.

TENNER: From the good-things-come-in-small-packages department: Friday through Monday, go to any Club Monaco and take $10 off any scarf you see. That’s it. A perfect little incentive to treat yourself. October 30-November 2. Find locations here.

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