WEAR IT OUT: It’s true: Labor Day is looming. But that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze in a couple more pool outings before the weather drops, especially if it gives you a good reason to shop. Bloomingdales has pricey designer swimsuits -- you know, like the ones you hesitated to buy earlier this season -- but now they're marked down.
Our picks: the Diane von FurstenbergRing One-Piece swimsuit (pictured; was $220; now $110) and the MARC by Marc JacobsTriangle Bikini (top was $72; now $57.60; bottom was $85; now $68). And don’t worry about your trendy new bathing suit floating out of style next year. Swimwear can stay in fashion for years to come. Plus, when you jet off to the islands for this year's winter vacation (yeah, right), you’ll already have the perfect attire, preventing you from trekking through the snow in search of the perfect beachside outfit. GET IT: Bloomingdales.com, or call 240-744-3700 (5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase, Md.) or 703-556-4600 (Tysons Corner) for availability.