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RackedWire: Crazy Bridal Sale at Housing Works; Benetton Gets Marked Down at Columbus Circle

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GRAMERCY—This Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm, the Housing Works at 157 East 23rd Street hosts a semi-insane wedding shopping event called "Bride on a Buck." Why insane? Because they're selling new gowns from designers like Vera Wang, Monique Lhullier, and Marchesa—gowns that retail at $3000 to $9000—at 75% off. The one drawback: They only carry sizes 4 through 8. But they're serving free food, giving gift bags to the first 50 brides, and offering makeup application, plus they've also got sale shoes (also 75% off) to match the dresses, plus admittance is free, so we're picturing a bit of a shitshow. The sale does run through the next day, though, meaning if you can swing a Thursday afternoon visit, you'll be able to shop in relative peace. [Phat Guru]

COLUMBUS CIRCLE—Writes a tipster, "I was at the Columbus Circle mall yesterday, and both United Colors of Benetton and Sisley were offering 50% off the lowest ticket price, on the entire store. Not sure how long it will last, but totally worth checking out if your a fan of those lines." Good advice! Although the idea of 50% off Benetton at the mall just gave us massive flashbacks to eighth grade. [Racked Inbox]

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