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The Bindya sample sale ends at 6pm tonight, but if you're anywhere near the Garment District, it's worth considering for a post-work visit. The sale consists of the Spring and Fall 2011 collections priced at $25 to $30 and $40 to $50 respectively. (Original prices run from $125 to $145.)
If you're looking for dark, monotone colors, this is not the sale for you. Bindya's cashmere/silk blend scarves come in a variety of shades, none of them understated, and patterns ranging from abstract to animal print. What's nice about the Bindya and Lulla scarves is they are light but warm, making them perfect for all seasons. Most scarves are large enough to wrap around your neck several times or wear as a shawl.
The space is bright and well-organized, with two mirrors against the wall encouraging try-ons. All scarves are hung on rods and priced with a color-coded dot. Plastic bins beneath the racks contain duplicates of the scarves displayed, so you can either pull pieces off the rack or grab them from the bin. Two racks contain scarves from the Lulla line priced at $10 to $15 (originally $100). On these racks were the only solid color scarves, sold in a variety of pastel shades.
There is a large $5 bin in the center of the room that is well worth your attention as it contains a mix of miscellaneous seasons scarves. Seasoned Bindya shoppers made a bee-line for it when the sale opened. Also plan to spend some time on the $5 bin of shoes and a $10 bin of hats.—Pam Krywy
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