TO THE BIRDS: Hang this supercute cardboard birdhouse on your fire escape (or, if you’re one of those New Yorkers with an actual ‘yard’ and a ‘tree,’ you can hang it there), fill with seeds, and voila: Instant nature. $5 at Mxyplyzyk, 125 Greenwich Avenue; (212) 989-4300; www.mxyplyzyk.com.
SOLE POWER: Each pair of sophisticatedly rugged Esquivel shoes – which are a little Mad Max and a little Milan -- is handcrafted in California, but you can get your hands on some of these unisex babies on Saturday at a garment district trunk show. Indigo Showroom, 545 8th Avenue, 14th Floor/Suite NC; 212-695-2722. RSVP to email@example.com. More info here.
CURTAIN: After five years, the East Village go-to for all things kiddie-stylish Sons + Daughters will close its doors on August 23. And that means clearance sales: Prices start as low as $10 on everything from apparel to toys to baby carriers, with names like Converse, Album di Famiglia, and Ergo at the top of the list. Sons + Daughters, 35 Avenue A; 212-253-7797.
LIME WIRE: Those for whom shopping is a religion will soon be able to combine the two: The Limelight – the ex-nightclub that occupied the Episcopalian church at Sixth Avenue and 20th Street – has housed sample sale pop-ups in the past, but it’ll soon reincarnate as the more permanent Limelight Marketplace (designers James Mansour and Melisca Klisanin are involved, says Page Six). Opening TBD.