shopping 05.5.05

Mama Needs a New Pair of Shoes…

Or maybe a beautiful piece of stained glass (pictured)? A Mexican blanket? Maybe a sterling silver monogram? The city is standing foursquare for motherhood this weekend with a bonanza of events and sales to score the perfect gift for Ma, and a maybe a little something for yourself.

It's $10 to hit the two exhibition spaces that showcase Brooklyn's terrific designers of accessories, furniture, rugs, and lighting. Brooklyn Designs runs May 6-8 (Fri 10-8, Sa 10-7, Sun 10-5)…Nine floors of artist, photographer, and designer studios are open this Friday, 6pm-10pm. It takes place at 195 Chrystie [Stanton/Rivington ]…Through Saturday at Grand Central, dozens of vendors are selling jewelry, beautiful Japanese prints, fabric throws, and other lovely goods at their Spring Fair.

At La Sirena, 27 E. 3rd [Bowery/2nd] 212.780.9113, is having a 5 de Mayo sale, today through May 9, with up to 50% off the whole store of Mexican folk art…Now through May 20 (M-F 9-6), up to 80% off Jheri Richards' popular trenches, capes, and ponchos. 530 7th [38th/39th] 5th flr. 212.819.0444. Cash, cards, but no checks…Today and tomorrow, 10am-7pm, Meryl Waitz , 246 Canal [Bway/Lafayette] has prices at wholesale and below (cash only) for her jewelry and home accessories…And if Mom has been especially good this year, a bangle from M.R should make her very happy.
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