1. barneys is having a special 20% any pair of denim when you bring an old gently-worn pair for the boys and girls club. if you've been considering a pair of wide-leg denim trousers but didn't want to pay $180+, now is your best bet. the promotion goes from the 6th to 19th.
2. if you live near boston, don't forget that tax free weekend is aug. 11-12. pretty much anything under $2500 will remain untaxed. per usual, any article of clothing less than $175 in massachusetts is tax-free. if you go to a store and buy a $2300 marni coat, $1200 hermes riding boots, and $1500 diamond stud earrings, you wouldn't have to pay any tax. if you were particularly clever, you would trade in your denim at barneys this weekend AND save on tax.
unfortunately, meals do not count.