ON TOUR: As Lance Armstrong’s calves sweat through the mountains, wear your own nod to the Tour de France with Hide and Seek Clothing’s Bicycle Tee (which comes only in yellow, just like the race’s coveted maillot jaune). $22, available via etsy here.
BACK: Smooth, sensuous R&lounge artist Maxwell hasn’t said boo in 8 years – but his new album BLACKsummers'night, out this week (and the first in a trilogy), is fully worth the wait. Pick it up at Sounds, 20 St. Marks Place near Third Avenue; 212-677-3444. Hear some at musze.com.
DENIM: Everything from footwear to tees to items from the Acne x Lanvin collection are up to 50% off at Acne, but you’re really shopping this sale for the jeans, right? Right. Through August 9, Acne, 10 Greene Street near Grand Street; 212-625-2828.
STOCK UP: Kicking off Sunday is Clothingline’s J. Crew sample sale, where spring and summer goods are priced to move fast (we hear of beacy linen dresses going for $25). Menswear and togs for kids will also be on offer. July 12-16, 261 West 36th Street near Seventh Avenue, 2nd Floor.