Sometimes we get a bit obsessed with clothing and accessories. We don’t, however, live in a cardboard box. On occasion. we need to take the time to nourish our surroundings with beautiful and inspiring design. Alessi’s designs are the perfect intersection between whimsy and functionality.
Until September 4, both Manhattan’s Alessi stores are moving out overstock, discontinued items and floor samples at up to 70% off. The online sale has discounts up to 60% off. The last time we attended the sale we came home with a huge haul that included an a tempo citrus basket for $20 from %50, the Philippe Starck Joe Cactus ashtray was $30 from $90 and a Michael Graves water pitcher for $90 from over $300.
Online there is a Anna G corkscrew on sale $66 from $110. We love giving these “gals” as hostess gifts. It’s always a great conversation piece. Popular tea kettles are not on sale. We suggest calling ahead if you have something specific in mind.
30 E. 60th St. @ Madison Ave.
130 Greene St. @ Prince St.