Special Offer from the Empire

Many regular readers and subscribers will probably remember the wonderful offerings of Imperio jp that I profiled several months ago. From beautiful leather bags and silk shawls to ikat pillows and authentic hide rugs, their unique handmade products represent a collection of luxury goods made in former colonies and/or developing countries.

Sometime in the next few weeks we will be featuring an in-depth presentation on ikat and handwoven textiles with them. In the meantime, they are running their legendary sale where you can enjoy substantial savings.

All classics and other designers’ collections (jewelry, beaded evening clutches…) are 25% off, with most everything else, including all seasonal bags and home decor (in stock) at 50% off. Cowhides, horn and silver salad servers etc are 40%-90%. All clothing (Thai silk button down shirts, cotton batik beach dresses, one of a kind tunics, more more more) and shawls are 50% off.

If you are near NYC, the real draw is their legendary bargain bins in their retail/showroom space, with bags, Liberty Print Pareos, Macrame shawls, Toile print bikinis (as seen in Town and Country and InStyle magazines) and far too much merchandise to list here – all at 60%-90% off. You can find them at

944 8th Ave #1 (corner of 56th/8th 2 blocks south of Columbus Circle) 212-246-9221.

You can also view most of their products and shop the sale at their online boutique at Taigan (*discounts taken at checkout), or if in NY email [email protected] to receive a more detailed invitation. And I’ve saved the best news for last!! Mention Quintessence and receive an additional 5% reduction on your order!! Happy shopping!!


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9 Responses to Special Offer from the Empire

  1. Thanks for the update my dear! I’m off to check the site and am bummed I didn’t stop by during my whirlwind NYC trip!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  2. The Zhush says:

    Thanks for the heads up! That leopard bag is tdf…off to investigate further!

  3. Beautiful. Alas, as I’m not
    in NYC for the bargain bin,
    I’ll hop over to their website
    and have a browse!
    xx Suzanne

  4. I love their leather bags they’re so classic and because of you I own one but now might need to take a peep and maybe get another!

  5. Thank you for sharing! Headed over to the site now. Hope that you have a great weekend planned, q!

  6. I love those handbags and all things handmade. Wish I was in NYC, but shopping with an extra 5% off is divine. Thanks!!!

    • quintessence says:

      Hi Carla – and that’s in addition to the already 25% – 50% off. If you need help navigating the site let me know.

  7. imperio jp says:

    Hello Glorious Q followers: First and foremost, thank you Q for the lovely post. If anyone outside of the NY area would like to buy from our Taigan site, the discounts are listed on our home page, and once you have placed the order, we will adjust the prices and send a payment request. Some items on Taigan are already marked with sale prices, and those will receive an additional 10% off the sale price PLUS the Quintessence 5%, so many items online are also up to 75% off. Call or email with any questions, best, IMPERIO jp [email protected] or 212-246-9221

  8. Their products look really beautiful and unique! I’m off to check it out but wish I lived in NYC – there’s nothing like seeing it all in person! Great lead on a fantastic resource – thanks!

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