First off, Mother’s Day is SUNDAY!!!, 5/10. Also — obviously of far less importance — Barneys and Saks are planning competing Mother’s Day sales to the tune of 40% off S/S ’09 gear (not basics). Why are we telling you a week in advance? So you have plenty of time to pre-order in store… At Barneys, anyway. Saks isn’t presently allowing pre-orders, and is asking that you sign up for the sale in advance HERE.
Note: As one helpful reader clarifies: “Pre-order (or pre-sell) means you go to the store, pick out the goods you want, give them a credit card number, and they will run your card on SUNDAY. You can pick up the goods starting on MONDAY. Be sure to get the name of the sales rep who helped you, because they put the stuff in their own corners, and can get very confused about finding your stuff if they don’t have the name of the sales associate (I speak from experience).”
Barneys – 660 Madison Ave at 61st – 212-826-8900 – May 4 – Map
Saks Fifth Avenue – 12 E 49th St at 5th – 212-644-1704 – Map