SHARP: The lower half of Empire33’s “Custer” handbag is nothing to write home about (though fyi, it’s made of high-quality Italian leather). The handle, however, is a recrafting of an American Civil War sword handle, and it’s amazing (there’s another model with a Japanese samurai sword handle). Each bag is custom and priced accordingly; inquire and place orders at the Empire33 website.
EFFORTLESS: If ever a brand epitomized the ever-covetable “I just rolled out of bed and threw this on and yes, I do look amazing” style, it’s French label A.P.C. get 30 to 50% off its spring and summer merchandise for men and women through 7/22. 131 Mercer Street near Spring; 212-966-9685.
DOUBLE TAKE: Sophia Eugene’s floaty silk dresses and Christopher Deane’s form-fitting, edgy pieces are a perfect match – save on women’s wear from both at the sale, taking between 50 and 80 percent off items through July 7.