Cinco de Mayo

4 May 2013

This weekend could very well be the most fun May will have to offer – and not in a bad way! However, if you’re a mother you may feel differently depending on what your loving family has in store for you next Sunday, but regardless, between rounds of Kentucky Derby parties on Saturday and a Cinco de Mayo Sunday Funday, you’ll be nursing a serious hangover come Monday. Just don’t choose to cure the headache with an egg McMuffin, fashionistas, because we want to make sure you can fit into the wonderful selection of samples that will be offered at this week’s round of sales. This week, don’t miss Furla, Jimmy Choo, Rebecca Minkoff, Jonathan Adler, Viktor & Rolf, Ali Ro, Judith Leiber and Bettye Muller. 


Furla Sample Sale

Let the designer shopping begin! Cinco de Mayo not only brings us an onset of tequila, but also a sample sale from Furla at midtown’s Clothingline. At the sale, expect to find everything from Furla’s clutches, totes and handbags to their wallets and small accessories. At past sales, shoppers purchased Furla’s gorgeous Italian handbags for around $395. While you’re browsing for Furla goods, check out the Ali Ro & Donna Morgan discounts that will also be offered during the sale.

Furla Handbags Sample Sale

Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale

Rebecca kicks the workweek Mink-off with her annual sample sale where 75% will be discounted from ready-to-wear, handbags, footwear and accessories. Hop to 260 Fifth Ave anytime before Saturday to grab yourself a Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag for $250 and sequin tanks for $60. Last year, shoppers spotted dresses for as low as $95, trenches for $200 and Minkoff’s gorgeous morning after bag for $300.

Jimmy Choo Sample Sale

Choo choo! Here comes the Jimmy train. Needless to say, we’ll welcome the two-day Jimmy Choo Sample Sale with open arms and flock to browse deep discounts on shoes, handbags, clutches, and other accessories. Last year, Choo’s gorgeous designer shoes were $225 and, if you’re not picky, damaged shoes were $75. Take an early lunch on Tuesday, and make sure you’re among the first in line for their noon opening.

Jonathan Adler Furniture Warehouse Sale

Spring just screams redecorate, doesn’t it? And where better to start than the Jonathan Adler Furniture & Home Accessories Warehouse Sale? Starting Thursday, the home designer’s modern furnishings will be on display at the Jonathan Adler Warehouse in Bushwick. Expect to find his eye popping Whitaker Ottoman for $565 (down from $1,125) and his gorgeous and original Meurice Chandelier for $375 (from $750).

Weekly Wrap Up

Don’t think your shopping agenda stops here. Take some time to pop in on the sales you’ve missed, namely those that have multiple brands to offer such as the Christofle, Judith Leiber, and Di Modolo Jewelry & Accessories Sample Sale for up to 75% off, the Dsquared2, Maison Martin Margiela, Viktor&Rolf, MM6 & more Sample Sale where StaffUSA will curate a straight off the runway sale, and the always affordable and decent Butter, Bettye Muller & Something Bleu Footwear Sample Sale where sample shoes are $60 with plenty of room to try on however many pairs you please. Lastly, don’t wait until the last minute, get a jump start on mother’s day shopping at the Bitta Design Group Fine Jewelry Sample Sale for up to 70-75% off fine jewelry and watches taking place in the lovely Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Between the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, this weekend is the year’s best time for the wildest statement hats. So what will it be: a large brimmed white hat with a polka dot bow and a few feathers, or a multi-color sombrero? Both? Ok, I agree.

By Caitlin Colford

Posted by Caitlin Colford at 08:30 AM
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4 May 2013

WHAT: Sunday Supper – Mexican Night Online Sample Sale @

Sunday Supper - Mexican Night

WHY: Sunday Supper – Mexican Night: Kitchen Essentials and Tableware up to 60% off!

WHEN: 5/5 11am – 5/7 11am


*To sign up & access the sales, please click here.

Posted by Bindra at 06:09 AM
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3 May 2013

I don’t know what your family calls this upcoming weekend, but we refer to it as the “Cinco de Mayo weekend” in our household. No, we are not Mexican. In fact, that’s one thing we are not. We are a little bit Jewish, a little bit Italian and I am (very) East European.

Believe it or not, Cinco de Mayo isn’t even that big of a holiday in Mexico itself. Instead, it’s become more of an important Mexican-American event in the U.S. The day serves as commemoration of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (which, by the way, lasted from 1861 to 1867).

Our family will be at Toloache on 82nd street, hopefully with a mariachi band serenading us, celebrating a new spring and the American spirit of respecting other cultures. Yes, Cinco de Mayo is somewhat commercialized and not historically accurate, but we’ve embraced it and found a way to make it ours.

Starting May 5th at 11 a.m. at Sunday Supper – Mexican Night


If you’re feeling in the Mexican spirit, but realized it’s too late to make any reservations, this is the sale for you.

Starting May 5th at 11 a.m. at Sunday Supper Mexican Night

Starting May 4th at 11 a.m. at From the Reserve: Hermes


This sale has nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo — and it certainly doesn’t need introductions. We all know our Birkins and Kellys. I will continue to mention them when I see them around, because just like diamonds, these bags never go out of style. If you can afford one, go for it. Nothing says, “I’ve arrived” more than a Birkin. They are the ultimate status symbols.

Starting May 4th at 11 a.m. at From the Reserve: Hermes

Starting May 3rd at 12 p.m. at Monique Lhuillier


Now, let’s face it. If you can afford a Hermes bag, even a “pre-loved” one, you probably live the kind of life that requires a Monique Lhuillier gown or a cocktail dress. You may go to charity events, receive invitations that read “black tie event,” and have friends who let you know that the June weekend get together will be catered. (Hey, what do you know? I’ve just received one of those invitations!)

Starting May 3rd at 12 p.m. at Monique Lhuillier

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Posted by Mirela Gluck at 07:00 AM
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