The week in shopping
Sale of the week: Naughty lingerie store Agent Provocateur is having a sale: Hosiery starts at $10; basques go up to $455. Through 8/15; 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 133 Mercer St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

The fashionistas at Lucky rave about East Village store Meg; she's having her famous "dirty sale", where everything in the store is at least 50% off, and samples are below wholesale. 1-8, 1-6 Sun.; 312 East 9th St.

Lower East Side pioneer TG-170 was around long before all the Pianos-going hipsters in their ironic T-shirts; now they have spring and summer pieces from Rebecca Taylor, Splendid, Jill Stuart, Seven, and more for 30%-50% off. Through 8/31; noon-8; 170 Ludlow St. (Houston & Stanton Sts.).

Everything is still going to be exorbitantly expensive, but R 20th Century's selection of immaculate vintage furniture from Verner Panton, Hans Wegner, and others is 20%-60% off. 8/4-8/7; 6-8 Wed., 11-6 Th.-Fri., noon-7 Sat.; 82 Franklin St.

For four days only, Loehmann's is hosting an exclusive sale of Badgley Mischka dresses (including wedding and evening gowns), accessories, and more; prices are $199-$3,000. 8/5-8/8; 9-9, 11-7 Sun.; 101 7th Ave. (at 16th St.).

Affordable, "flexible" Boconcept has modern Danish furniture (think IKEA but way higher quality) for up to 50% off. 8/5-8/11; 10-7, 10-6 Sat., noon-5 Sun.; 105 Madison Ave. (at 30th St.).

Hip Lower East Side boutique Johnson has womenswear for 10%-75% off. Through 8/31; 1-7, 12:30-8 Sat.; noon-6 Sun.; 179 Orchard St. (Houston & Stanton Sts.).

The logo for Catch A Fire Clothing by Cedella Marley features a dude smoking a big, fat spliff; the clothes, inspired by her dad (uh, Bob), are $10-$60 at this sample sale. 8/4-8/6; 9-7, 9-5 Fri.; 632 Broadway (at Bleecker St.), ste. 901.

Cocktails and Sample Sales? Sounds like a good idea to me. Swill a few, then check out T Bags, Aqua Blu, Lilo, and others for up to 70% off, plus get loaded, spend $250, and get a free goody bag. 8/3; 5-9; 323 W. Broadway.

Can't see? You probably can't read this anyway, but if you can, Ocean View Optical has eyewear from Alain Mikli, Theo, and Anne et Valentin for 50% off. Through 8/31; 11-7, noon-6 Sat.; 40 Union Square E.

Buy a unique outfit from an indie emerging designer at 30 Vandam, get it on sale for 30%-80% off, and get hopped up with free Belgian chocolate and coffee. 8/4-8/20; 11-8, noon-6 Sun.; 30 Vandam (Varick & 6th Ave.).

The Shop at is back after a brief hiatus; this week, accessories from uber-hip Parisian boutique Colette, clothes from Jean Yu, and Guess jeans.

Get an extra 10% off designer handbags already on sale at Metroluxury when you enter code MSLC.

Bop has marked down spring/summer merchandise one last time; everything is now 40%-55% off; final closeouts (from past seasons) are up to 80% off.

Save up to 75% at Delia*s' Be-All End-All Sale.

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