WOOLY BULLY: Okay, so maybe May isn't the perfect time to launch your line of chunky hand-knit woolen items Stateside. But the goods are so winning, and the French ladies behind them are so charming, that you have to just applaud Wool and the Gang's moxie. 'Til now, to buy WATG's hats, scarves and more -- all made from natural yarn from the Andean highlands of Peru -- you had to head to the Colette store in Paris (where, p.s. they're having a major hippie-chic thing right now -- hence the woolens). But now, just head to Bond St. shop The Smile.
SAMPLER: Attention, men: The classic prepster vibe imparted by venerable outfitters Original Penguin can be yours for up to 85% off at the Chelsea Market Sample Sale kicking off today. The whole gamut will be on deck, from polos, shorts and blazers to suits and ties. There'll be plenty of Hickey & Freeman goods on hand, too. 5/14-17, 10:30AM-7PM. 75 9th Avenue at 15th Street; (212) 243-6005.
BED DOWN: Let's face it, that flannel duvet cover should be zipped away in a box right now awaiting the first crisp days of fall. In other words, you need new bedding. Snap up gorgeously exotic bedclothes, throws and cushions from John Robshaw at the sample sale -- for 75% off retail, your bed can have a whole Darjeeling Limited thing going on by this weekend. 5/14-16, 10AM-8:30PM (Saturday ends at 3). 245 W. 29th Street at Seventh Avenue, 6th flr. (212) 594-6006.