The week in shopping
Sorry about the lack of posts yesterday. Chores and a very distracting thing called LimeWire got in the way. But I am back, armed with lots of posts for this week. Virtually every store in existence is having some sort of clearance sale, so for the bargain hunters out there, sharpen your claws.

A.P.C. is like a French version of the Gap, but better (and, yes, more expensive). Their men's and women's winter collection is now 30%-50% off. 1/5-2/2; 11-7, noon-6 Sun., 131 Mercer St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

My neighborhood store Verve has shoes and bags by Kooba, Orla Kiely, Isabella Fiore, and more for 20%-80% off. Through 1/31; 11-8, noon-6 Sun.; accessories, 353 Bleecker and 282 Columbus (at 73rd), shoes, 338 Bleecker.

Or, if you prefer to shop for shoes in more of a madhouse setting, the 8th Annual Shoe-Inn features shoes for $25-$100 and boots for $50-$150. Designers include Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Via Spiga, Sigerson Morrison, Pucci, Cynthia Rowley and more. 1/5-1/11; 9-6:45 weekdays, 10-5 weekends; Parsons School of Design, 560 7th Ave. (at 40th St.), 2nd fl.

The pride of Boerum Hill, Butter has clothes and accessories from Dries Van Noten, Rick Owens, Rogan, and more for a very nice 50%-90% off. Through 1/31; noon-7, noon-6 Sun.; 389 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn.

Lilith's Parisian fashion is 30%-65% off. Through 1/31; 11-7, noon-7 Sun.; 227 Mulberry St. (at Spring St.).

I used to live right across the street from Focus Paris on a rather random block in Murray Hill. But I must say, they do a damn good Birkin knockoff. bags, jewelry, scarves and more are up to 70% off at their sample sale; plus, spend $50 and get a $25 gift for free. Through 1/8; 10-6, closed Sun; 17 E. 37th St. (5th & Madison).

For the fancy lingerie-lovers, Lingerie on Lex has Aubade, La Perla, Lise Charmel, and more for 30%-75% off. Through 1/30; 10-7, 11-6 Sat., noon-5 Sun.; 831 Lexington Ave.(at 63rd St.).

Armani Casa's bed and bath accessories are up to 50% off. Through 1/18; 11-7, noon-6 Sun., closed Mon.; 97 Greene St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

If you can afford it, ABC Carpet & Home's Annual Winter Tag Sale means pricey home furnishings and accessories are up to 75% off. 1/6-1/23; 10-7; 888 Broadway (at 19th St.).

Around the block from Chez Cheryl, Shelly Steffe's clothes are 30% off. Through 1/31; noon-9, noon-6 Sun., closed Mon.; 34 Gansevoort St. (at Hudson St.).

Fancy toiletries store L'Occitane is taking up to 75% off faves like shea body lotion and lavender perfume. Through 1/18; check website for store locations and hours.

The Conran Shop's post-holiday sale means discounts of up to 50%. Through 1/16; 11-8, 10-7 Sat., noon-6 Sun.; 407 E. 59th St. (at 1st Ave.).

Felissimo Design House has home and fashion accessories for up to 80% off. Through 1/8; 11-6, 11-8 Fri., closed Sun.; 10 W. 56th St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

For more of a traditional look, The New York/New Year Antiques & Fine Art Festival has jewelry, fine art, Chinese pottery, and more from the 1900s to the 1950s. Admission is $12. 1/7-1/9; 1-9 Fri. & Sat., 1-6 Sun.; Seventh Regiment Armory, Park Ave. at 67th St.

Clothes and accessories for men and women are 25%-40% off at Kenneth Cole. Through 1/12; check website for store locations & hours.

Norma Kamali is still getting rid of her archive, now for less than $100. Through 1/31; 10-6, closed Sun.; 11 W. 56th St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

Save up to 50% at former Cheryl Shops website of the week CB2.

Intermix is having a sale, although apparently not on the website.

Save up to 50% at West Elm's online sale.

Save 40% on select place settings and more at Not Neutral.

Take 10% off of your order at recent Cheryl Shops website of the week Vogue Handbags when you enter code VH10.

Select styles are 50% off at Steve Madden.

Save up to 60% at one of my favorite websites, La Redoute.

Save up to 50% at former Cheryl Shops website of the week

The exchange rate is not going to work in your favor, but Net-A-Porter has stuff you can't always find in the U.S., and it's up to 60% off.

Fall and winter collections are 30%-40% off at Cheryl Shops fave Bop.

Clothingline still has Ben Sherman, Evisu, Three Dots, Mavi and more, now at even further reductions.

Loehmann's Red Star Clearance is in effect through 1/10; save an additional 40% on clearance items.

Get a free scarf with a $200 order from Diane von Furstenburg's spring collection at Neiman Marcus.

Crate & Barrel's year-end furniture sale is in effect. Check out the stores for the best selection.

Get a free illuminating powder foundation sample with your order at Stila through 2/6.

Select items are up to 40% off at Built By Wendy's winter sale, in stores and online.

If you slacked off on the gift-giving, Red Envelope has gifts for up to 50% off.

Loftworks is having post-holiday clearance sale on items by Joie, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and more. 100 Lafayette St.

Check out Girlshop's sale and clearance pages and save up to 75% on items by small indie designers.

For cool Scandinavian furniture that's a step up from IKEA but still affordable, Bo Concept's sale features accessories and floor samples. 1/8-1/31.

Recent Cheryl Shops website of the week is having a sale with items up to 30% off.

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