The week in shopping
Sharpen those elbows: It's time for the Barneys Warehouse Sale! Prices start at 50%-75% off, then get marked down further as the sale progresses. I am going to wait for the first round of markdowns, but I'm sure Racked will be there on opening day. 8/14-9/1; 8-9 Thurs. & Fri., 10-9 weekdays and 10-7 weekends thereafter; 255 W. 17th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

If you can't handle the warehouse sale, head over to any Barneys Co-op store (or department) with a pair of your old jeans, then take 20% off a new regular-priced pair. Through 8/25.

If you're out in the Hamptons, please invite me over, and then we can go to the Shoe-Inn together. 10,000 shoes from Chloe, Frye, FitFlops, Stuart Weitzman, and every other shoe designer on the planet are $19-$169. New merch added daily. 8/14-8/24; 9-5:45; American Legion Hall on Route 27 (across from Brent's), Amagansett.

Samples for (eco)mpassion is having a warehouse sale; find items from DVF, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Citizens of Humanity and more on mega-sale. Through 8/14; noon-8; 2 Great Jones St. (Broadway & Lafayette).

Matta's colorful clothing and home accessories are now $20-$100. Noon-8 Wed.-Fri.; 237 Lafayette Sts. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

Jamin Puech's bags--very well made, but less obvious than many other designer bags--are a nice 20%-50% off. 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 14 Prince St. (at Elizabeth St.).

Lauren Merkin's ladylike handbags are 40%-70% off. 8/12–8/14; 11-7; 231 W. 29th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 201.

Celebs have been spotted shopping at Cream, and with Geren Ford, Anna Sui, and Antik Batik at up to 50% off, I can understand why. Through 8/15; 11-7, 11-8 Thurs.; 1124 3rd Ave. (at 65th St.).

Shop has moved a few blocks downtown, but all summer items are 40% off. Through 8/15; noon-7; 94 Orchard St. (at Broome St.).

Tracy Reese's feminine frocks (and separates) are now 40%-60% off. Through 8/24; 11-7, 11-8 Thurs., noon-6 Sun.; 641 Hudson St. (Horatio & Gansevoort Sts.).

Remember Tretorn sneakers? Revisit your childhood with shoes and apparel for men, women, and children at 30% off. Through 8/15; 10-8, noon-7 Sun.; 150 Spring St. (at Wooster St.).

Hit Patois for unlimited mimosas at brunch, then head across the street to the Brooklyn Indie Market, where select items are 10%-50% off. 8/16; 11-7; Smith St. at Union St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

If you're like me and you like picture books, hit Rizzoli for some great deals on coloful reading material (many under $20). Through 9/1; 10-7:30 weekdays, 10:30-7 Sat., 11-7 Sun.; 31 W. 57th St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

Stock up on pens, notebooks, and stationery at 10% off (well, every little bit helps) during Muji's back-to-school sale. Through 9/1; 11-9, 11-8 Sun.; 455 Broadway (at Grand St.).

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