What’s the Deal: Rebecca Minkoff, Modaspia, Origins and more


Rebecca Minkoff: Scurry down to SoMa on Saturday for a sample sale from this California-bred, New York-based designer best known for her luxe leather handbags. Both handbags and ready-to-wear pieces will be priced up to 50 percent off during the one-day sale. We hear you’ll find Morning After Bags going for $381 (reg. $635). The sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at 111 Minna Gallery, 11 Minna St., 415-974-1719.

Modaspia: Head to Oakland on Sunday if you want to catch a rare sample sale from Modaspia. We hear the sale will feature dresses, jackets, skirts and blouses from previous collections priced at $25-$35, while new spring merchandise from the independent label will be on offer at wholesale prices. The sale starts at 2 p.m. on May 17 at 160 17th St., #202, Oakland, 510-772-3193. 

Origins: Get a free mini-facial now through May 31 at Origins stores when you book an advance appointment. You’ll also walk away with a free product sample.

Backspace: On Saturday, a trunk show featuring the avant-garde independent Brooklyn- and San Francisco-based label Feral Childe and handmade jewelry and feather hair accessories by Circadian Studios takes place at this Divisadero boutique. The show marks the first and only complete Bay Area showing of Feral Childe’s Spring 2009 “Yosemite” collection, inspired by the wilds of California. The trunk show takes place from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., with informal modeling and drinks served beginning at 4 p.m., at Backspace, 351 Divisadero St., 415-355-1051.

Citywide Sidewalk Sales: On Saturday, local merchants from Chinatown to Chestnut Street will take to the streets with series of sidewalk sales that are part of this year’s Small Business Week events. Expect each event to reflect the flavor of the surrounding neighborhood with an eclectic assortment of trunk shows, live music, food vendors and markdowns.

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Tobi: Need denim or shoes? You’re in luck. Through Friday, the online retailer is offering 20 percent off regularly priced and sale denim and footwear for men and women with the coupon code JEANIUS.

MINT Jodi Arnold: Love the label, but won't be making it to the spring sample sales in New York? Never fear. There’s an online sample sale happening through May 22. Use the code samplesale509 to apply discounts of up to 75 percent.

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