Save the dates
Start hoarding your pennies now-come fall, these splurges will be so cheap you can treat yourself to something extra with the leftover cash.
Wait until early September to:
Invest in a new piece of furniture
Why Floor-sample sales are the best places to save on new pieces for the home, and P.A. Larkin (118 W Kinzie St, 312-527-1217) is having its sale September 1–15. All floor samples in the Asian-influenced River North furniture store (including a walnut wood end table, currently $500) will be up to 50 percent off.
With the savings, buy yourself a white Nelson lamp for your brand-new table ($395 at Jonathan Adler, 676 N Wabash Ave, 312-274-9920)
Check out the other sections in our 2008 Fall Preview: