The week in shopping: five days till Christmas...
...and I've spent the past two weeks drinking and eating...and drinking...and exchanging presents...and eating...and drinking. Merry Christmas, dolls!

Three things that get me to Brooklyn: Peter Luger, Target, and Butter. Why the latter? They've got a well-chosen selection of Marni, Dries Van Noten, Mayle, and others, now 30%-50% off (bonus: My friend AH lives on the same block). 12/21-1/5; noon-7, noon-6 Sun.; 389 Atlantic Ave. (at Hoyt St.), Brooklyn.

Cute, feminine clothes by my fellow Chicago native Cynthia Rowley are up to 70% off. Through 12/22; 9-7; 486 Broadway (at Broome St.).

Score United Bamboo's ironically preppy line for up to 85% off. Tees are $20. Through 12/22; 217 Centre St. (Howard & Grand Sts.), 6th fl.

Give a unique gift with something vintage: Psyche's Tears's collection is 20% off. Through 12/24; 1-8, 1-6 Sun., closed Mon.; 350 E. 9th St. (1st & 2nd Aves.).

Belly Dance Maternity, right down the street from Cheryl Shops HQ, has maternity clothes from Liz Lange, Diane Von Furstenberg, Chaiken, and other fancy designers for $25 to $100. 12/21-12/28; 11-7 Mon.-Thurs., 11-7 Fri. & Sat., noon-5 Sun.; 548 Hudson St. (W. 11th & Charles Sts.).

For the hip-hop guy in your life, all Sean John lines are up to 75% off. Or as Diddy might say, "We invented the sample sale." Through 12/22; 8-8; Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.).

Zero Maria Cornejo's sculptural wool pants, dresses, knitwear, and more are now on sale. Through 1/10; 12:30-7:30 weekdays, noon-6:30 weekends; 225 Mott St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

Save up to 50% at Cheryl Shops fave Active Endeavors' holiday sale.

Also, check out the sale at former Cheryl Shops website of the week Le Train Bleu.

Yet another Cheryl Shops fave, American Apparel, is opening stores, well, like rabbits. They've got new ones at 181 8th Avenue in Chelsea and Columbus Circle, at 1841 Broadway.

Save up to 50% at Gap's end-of-season sale.

American Eagle has also jumped on the holiday-sale bandwagon.

Save up to 50% at Banana Republic's winter sale.

Use coupon code MERRY for 25% off a $100 order at through 12/21.

Clothingline is open through Friday and still has Tory Burch, Free People, White + Warren, Tocca, and more. See website for details and hours.

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