Cashmere is probably the last thing on your mind in this scorching heat, but there are some great deals on colorful knits at the Mai Cashmere sample sale.  I popped into the press preview Tuesday night and was not disappointed.  Bargains are starting at just $8 (bins containing slightly damaged past season cashmere pieces, some retailed for $345).  The label’s current season items are 50-90% off retail.

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There’s also great luxurious cotton tees, pullovers and cardigans for $20 (were $110 to $135).   Scarves (linen, cashmere and cashmere/silk blend) are $20 and $45.  The label can be found at Barneys.  Designer Suzan Azuma was so gracious and sweet allowing me to videotape the showroom.  One of her staffers, Kerry, took me through the racks and bins.  Check out the video for a closer look at the amazing deals!

Where/When: 49 W. 38th St., nr. Fifth Ave, Ste. 12A; July 13 to 15. Wed, Thurs (10-6p), Fri (10-5p).  Note: the sale was extended a day.