Most New Yorkers would agree that yesterday's weather was magical. There is something about being outdoors on a warm, sunny day that just puts you in a good mood. Another side effect of the sudden change in weather is the urge to go shopping. Keep in mind that the recession is not yet over so let's all be shopportunistic. Here are a few sample sales to get you started.
Menswear, womenswear, shoes, and handbags are 70 to 80 percent off at the Elie Tahari sample sale. The black jersey jeweled halter dress is $129 (originally $698), the long chocolate-brown leather jacket is $279 (originally $1,198), and the metallic leather sandals with beaded detailing are $99 (originally $498). Through 4/17. 510 Fifth Ave., nr. 43rd St. (212-398-2622); T–F (8:30–7:30), S (10–5). ----
Find deep discounts at the Julie Haus sample sale. Tops are $20 to $95, pants are $25 to $105, dresses are $45 to $250, and jackets are $50 to $300. Through 4/16. 39 W. 38th St., nr. Sixth Ave., sixth fl.; T–F (10–8).