The week in shopping
It's my favorite time of year: The semiannual Barneys Warehouse Sale starts Thursday, with prices 50%-75% off. 8/17-9/4; 10-9 weekdays, 10-7 weekends (opens at 8 a.m. this Thursday and Friday only); 255 W. 17th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

Vintage and new clothing and accessories are up to 55% off at the excellent Foley + Corinna. Through 8/15; noon-8; 114 Stanton St. (Essex & Ludlow Sts.).

Practical yet stylish French shoes by Robert Clergerie are now $100. Through 8/19; 10-6 (Closed Sun.); 19 E. 62nd St. (5th & Madison Aves.).

I stopped by Mayle last week before my acupuncture appointment; her gorgeous, girly silks and knits are on double markdown and up to 65% off. Through 8/20; noon-7, noon-6 Sun.; 242 Elizabeth St. (Houston & Prince Sts.).

Lauren Merkin's supercute handbags are now $90 and up (that's at least 50% off retail). 8/15-8/17; 11-7; 231 W. 29th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 201.

Think you can't afford to shop at ABC Carpet & Home? Hit the Bronx outlet and find yourself pleasantly surprised--prices are now up to 75% off. 8/17-8/27; 10-7, 11-6 Sun.; 1055 Bronx River Ave. (near Watson Ave.), Bronx.

Michal Golan's luxe, richly detailed jewelry is 40% off. 8/20-9/2; 313 Columbus Ave. (at 75th St.), 4 Cortlandt St. (at Church St.).

Yeohlee's sculptural, architectural are a mere $25-$500 (usually $300-$3,000) at this one-day-only, cash-only sale. 8/17; 8-6; 225 W. 35th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 16th fl.

LES boutique Plum has cutting-edge designs by Errol, Nicholas K., and others on sale. 1-8 Tues.-Thurs., 1-9 Fri., 1-7 Sat., closed Sun.-Mon.; 124 Ludlow (Rivington & Delancey Sts.).

For those of you who are all outdoorsy and camping-y and stuff, hit Patagonia, where sports gear is 30%-60% off. Through 8/22; 101 Wooster (Prince & Spring Sts.), 426 Columbus (at 81st St.).

Lovely, well-chosen vintage clothes are 30% off at Nolita's Sweet Tater. 8/16-8/28; noon-7; 280 Mulberry St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

Victor Hugo--the Brazilian accessories designer, not the dead French author--is having his first-ever sample sale, with everything 20% below wholesale. 8/14-8/16; 10-6; 520 Madison Ave. (53rd & 54th Sts.).

Wednesday is "Girl Talk" night at Bloomingdales; free cocktails and $50 off a $300 purchase in Y.E.S.

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