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Cintra Wilson takes some time off from reviewing new stores to critique a sale in this week's Times. And not just any sale, the Barneys shoe sale, which began last week—an event that is "part roller derby, part Easter egg hunt, part war zone." We finally learn Cintra's shoe sale strategy (of course she has a shoe sale strategy): "To find 7 1/2’s and avoid injury, one must behave like a scavenger animal and avoid the racks entirely. The carpet is where the money is. For 7 1/2’s, one wades straight into the line of fire and scans the floor for shoes that have been left for dead around the seating area. I found a roughly stacked cairn next to a recently vacated seat, and there was my mother lode of 7 1/2 Louboutins..." [NYT]