Sheets Happen
By Amy Wilson

(MONEY Magazine) – BEDDING DOWN Seasons change. So do the latest fabric styles and colors deemed in vogue for your bedroom. Hence the January white sale, when retailers move last year's bedding to make way for this year's looks. But because many stores and linens departments ordered far fewer goods in 2003 than in years past, this year's January markdowns may be mostly in the 25% to 35% range. But really big savings can still be had. Online retailer plans to slice as much as 60% off its high-end linens. This Frette "Villa Fontana" duvet, made in Italy of extra-supple, 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton, retails for $1,250; has limited supplies for $499. Who wouldn't want to crawl into bed with that? --A.W.