I don't know who this "renowned home furnishings designer" Jay Strongwater is, but from the looks of his website, his stuff has serious olde world charm. Like things you'd find in your very rich great-aunt's house. And apparently Elton John and Oprah are fans, so...
Prices start at $50 on picture frames, beauty items, and tons of other items that would be very suitable housewarming gifts for that person you want to impress and kind of hate.
What: Jay Strongwater Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, Nov. 5 - Thursday, Nov. 6; 9AM-4PM daily
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 4th Fl. @ 123 W 18th St., (btw 6th/7th Ave)
How: Google Transit