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Saturday's West 3rd Street Summer Sidewalk Sale was hot . . . in more ways than one. The style hounds came out in droves, despite some sweltering temps (nothing a free snow cone couldn't cure). Is there anything a free snow cone can't cure?
Anyway, whereas past 3rd Street sales were confined to the shops themselves, this weekend's event spilled out onto the concrete: swanky garments, decor items and more sat waiting to be plucked from $10 bins like so many flea market finds. The chic shops' normally immaculate saleswomen--from Milk and the like--slouched bake sale-style behind folding tables and under umbrellas for shade.
Most offered at least 50% off the outside merchandise and, an air conditioning respite inside, rewarded shoppers with at least 10% off the entire stock in stores like Malgosia, Flight 001 and Palmetto. Sigerson Morrison (don't even get us started on these great deals) also launched their bi-annual 70% off sale a day early. Apparently Summer Sidewalk Sales are recession proof, as ethel owner Deborah Wolsh raves, "It was so successful that we are going to make the next sidewalk sale an entire weekend!" Snow cones for everyone. We can't wait.
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