Great clothes, like stapler removers or Hulk hands, won't make the difference between life and death, but once you have them, they're hard to live without. Acquire a smashing passion with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of clothes and accessories at Savvy on a Shoestring on West 1st Avenue, open on Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment.
Savvy on a Shoestring is a mother-and-daughter boutique that showcases fashions for women from size four to 20. Drape your inner damsel, fashionable femme, or couture cutie in designer duds that don’t cause anguished piggy-bank squealing. Breeze through offices, cafés, or dormant wind tunnels in a designer dress to relieve legs of their winter-long denim imprisonment ($45–$175). A flock of new purses flaunts the colors of spring like May Day costumes or defiant Visigoths ($175–$450). And get ready for the beach or pool with designer sunglasses, the chic way to avoid UV rays, paparazzi hassles, and the accusatory stare of empty cookie jars ($50–$200).