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Banging 4th of July Sales and Such

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In between all the picnics, BBQs, park-hopping, ice-cream scarfing, jazz-festival-ing and fireworks-watching, why not get in a little shopping this holiday weekend? After all, 4th of July sales are as American as stars, stripes and Tartine morning buns. (OK, this last one has a bit of a French twist.) Here are a few prime picks to get you started. P.S. Don't feel like dealing with the crowds or leaving your comfy couch? No problemo—shop these online 4th of July sales.

PAC HEIGHTS/BERKELEYJigsaw, the delightful British fashion import and onetime Kate Middleton employer (pre-royalty gig), is holding a Warehouse Sale at its 2121 Fillmore Street and 1842 Fourth Street (Berkeley) stores. Starting today, you'll get 30 percent to 70 percent off current and past-season women's clothing and accessories. Can you say amaze-balls? The sale is expected to last through mid month, and new goodies will arrive daily.

SOMA—Oh how we love thee, H.D. Buttercup, and your Half-Yearly Sale. Through July 12th, save 20 percent to 70 percent on a huge selection of furniture—modern to vintage, as well as rugs, lighting, and fab accessories you won't find anywhere else. Home design lovers, this is a must-shop (for realz). The store is located at 290 Townsend Street. Did we mention the free parking?

NOE VALLEY—Independence Day is obvi a time to sparkle. And starting today, Gallery of Jewels is happy to help you shine—and save with 20 percent to 50 percent off virtually all designer gems. The sale continues through the end of the month at all three of the retailer's locations: 4089 24th Street, 427 Post Street and 2115 Fillmore Street. But remember that old adage: the early bird get the (best) bling.

HAYES VALLEY—Talk about fireworks—the already discounted (up to 80 percent off retail) men's and women's clothing at Cary Lane will be marked down an extra 40 percent as part of its Independence Day Sale. It runs through Sunday (with a 5pm closure on July 4th) at all stores: 560 Laguna Street, 3153 16th Street and 1262 9th Avenue.