We’re so excited to share our most exciting news yet! For those of you who have been with us sine the get go, you might have read that Tracy Reese opened their sample sale doors for our users one day early. Hey maybe you were even there! Members of the ShopDrop community lined up the evening before the sale actually opened, to be rewarded with first access to the inventory.
The barrier to entry? All you had to do to receive admittance was present the ShopDrop App at the door. What’s the moral of the story? Stick with us to stay in the know about sample sales in NYC, as well as exclusive shopping events.
The sale is still going on until 8pm tonight at the Tracy Reese Showroom, 260 West 39th Street, Floor 19, New York, 10018
Check out the photos below for prices and inventory.
Warning- may cause extreme jealously of those who made it to the first day of the sale, we’re not kidding when we say this was a sample sale that should not have been missed.
Did you know that Tracy Reese doesn’t have a brick and mortar store? Other than selling through department stores, the only place to really come into contact with the brand is at their semi annual sample sale!
So the stars have aligned and you’ve got a little bun in the oven. The whole family is excited, your significant other is catering to all your most peculiar but equally important cravings. Life can’t possibly be more perfect, except for one thing… all your favorite dresses and tops might as well be locked away in a trunk for a huge chunk of the year. Lucky for you, HATCH offers chic clothing for before, during and after pregnancy. And best of all, you can purchase from their collection at great discounts (up to 80% off) at their sample sale until July 12th. In the meantime, you can scroll through some images I took during my visit and decide for yourself whether HATCH is up your alley. By the way, I’m not one to make wild guesses but I have a feeling you’ll like what you see…
WHERE: HATCH, 412 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, 10013
The word best is pretty subjective, don’t you think? Especially when it comes to fashion, everyone has their own unique look, style and personal taste, which certainly effects the stores they choose to shop at, as well as the sample sales they choose to attend. At ShopDrop, when we define a sample sale as “The Best”, here’s what we really mean:
Greatest bang for your buck ie the better the discounts the more we like it 😉
Special offers! Either VIP early access is available, rebates and more!
Discovery! Similar to music, we love introducing lesser known brands to you. What better way to try out a new brand then at a sample sale where there merchandise is 60 – 90% off?
Largest variety of inventory relevant to the season, in an array of sizes.
Now that you know our biased definition of best, read on to discover the sales you don’t want to miss this week.
When it comes to sample sales, we all know that the best merchandise is available on day one. (Take it from someone who waited for the last day to check out the Alice & Trixie sample sale and spent an hour digging through cardboard boxes before finding something worth while.)
Tracy Reese is opening their doors one day early from 5-8pm at their headquarters in midtown exclusively for members of the ShopDrop community. Find all of the information on the sample sale here!
Merchandise will include spring/summer dresses, blouses, culottes, as well as unique pieces that are only available at this sale. Sizes range from XS to L.
Where: 260 West 39th Street, Floor 19, New York, 10018
VIP Early Access- email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP <3
July 10th 2017 5 – 8pm
From July 11th 2017 to July 12th 2017
2. Marcus Adler Sample Sale
I’ve always been a big fan of simplicity. My sister always jokes that my favorite color for clothes is “boring.” I’ve often found that the best way to dress up these pieces that I seem to live in is with a few accessories. Baseball and floppy hats, jewelry and scarves work in tandem with the simple dresser who is afraid of looking blan. However, the worst is over paying for these little add ons.
The Marcus Adler sample sale will feature a wide variety of funky summer accessories with prices starting in the single digits!
Where: Marcus Adler, 32 West 39th Street, 15th Floor, New York, 10018
Call your boyfriends, “friend boys,” husbands, cousins, dads and brothers to let them know that guys get sample sales too. This Italian brand is hosting their pop up shop featuring a wide variety of shirts, suits, jackets and trousers in both casual and formal wear. There will also be handmaid suits and jackets (we all know you have 37 weddings coming up this summer, might as well buy something on sale and wear it to all of them.)
Anyone else thinking it could be time to shake up their underwear collection? For one day only, BelleTex is hosting a cash only sample sale featuring inventory from Audelle, Audelle London, Barbara, B.Well, Charnos, Cottonella, Gemma Lingerie, Ghiro, Gorsenia, Honey Birdette, In.Joy, Kiss Me Deadly, Lana E Seta, Liz, Pari Pari, Playful Promises, Ritratti, Rosme and Wolf & Whistle!
Inventory will be stocked with lingerie, swimwear, and sleepwear.
Where: July 12th 2017, 3:00pm to 6:00pm
When: BelleTex, 222 East 46th Street, #8, New York, 10017
5.Babajaan Sample Sale
Let’s be real, New Yorkers are a unique breed of humans. The first time I walked into Central Park and saw a group of people tanning in their bathing suits I’ll admit I was slightly taken a back. No ocean, no sand, just sun, squirrels and high UV rays. You don’t need to live within walking distance of the beach to own a beautiful, designer bathing suit. You also don’t have to sacrifice your rent this month… All one pieces and bikinis $75, normal retail price between $300-$800. The sale will also feature high end hats, ya know, those ones that make you look like you just got off the plane from Florida.
Use these awesome in store sample sales to truly take control of your summer wardrobe, for a mere fraction of the price.
Where: Juju The Showroom, 135 West 20th Street, Suite 602, New York, 10011
You could smell the leather off the elevator and as you walk down the hallway, the great prices are there to greet you at the door, literally. No need to ask questions because all of the styles available and its prices are on the door.
There were 6 styles on sale for up to 80% off in both basic and fun colors. By noon on day one, the Standard Buffalo Parcel (Originally $819 , Sample Sale price $50) was completely sold out. Are you even surprised?
With this intimate shopping experience, this sale is one you do not want to miss, especially if you are looking for an everyday tote or small clutch.
Nothing is worse than the feeling that you have absolutely nothing to wear. The fear creeps in through your (not so) empty closet and eats away at your outfit repetition fear. But don’t worry, here at the ShopDrop App, we have you covered. Sample sales are the best way to refresh your closet without breaking the bank. Here are some great sales to hit up this Summer to build the perfect outfit.
Tocca x Stila Sample Sale
Let’s take it from the top, your face. Be sure to hit up the Stila makeup sale at 250 Sample Sale for amazing makeup under $15! While you’re there check out the Velvet by Graham and Spencer for incredible finds for men and women, up to 85% off! But hurry, the sale ends on Sunday July 9th at 7pm!!!!
Next, let’s not forget about those long Summer days spent tanning and relaxing at the beach. Hit up the Babajaan swimsuit sale at the Juju Showroom for your beachwear needs. Everything in the sale will be $75.
These high quality bathing suits usually begin retailing at $300 and can go up all the way to $800. And on top of all that, there will be beautiful high end hats (pun intended). This sale runs until July 28th.
Now it’s time to sculpt the perfect outfit for less! Hit up the Tracy Reese sale in their showroom on 260 West 39th st., 19th floor, for great Spring/Summer dresses, blouses, culottes and so much more for crazy good prices. Price point is in the $50 range ;))
And the best part, ShopDroppers who present their app at the door get early access a day early on July 10th from 5pm to 8pm. You really don’t want to miss out on this sale.
And finally, for some bangin footwear, check out the MIISTA sample sale from July 7th to the 9th. Starting price for these cool kicks will start at $30 when most can retail up to $400! Make sure to email us at email@example.com with your receipt and your Venmo or PayPal account to receive $10 back for every $100 that you spend.
For those whose summer wardrobes are lacking, you now have an abundance of sample sales to populate it. Happy shopping! (RIP next month’s paycheck)
For those who have been complaining that their summer wardrobe is lacking, (guilty as charged), we’ve got the sample sale for you. Velvet brings you a huge array of dresses, summer pants, shorts, light weight t shirts and more- all at 85% off the retail price.
Definitely fell in love with these funky prints, light weight long sleeves and cool material.
So many options…
Loving this poofy pants for the summer
Jackets and vests for those cool evenings that take us by surprise, or if you’re in the mood to stock up for the cooler weather.
Come check out the Velvet By Graham & Spencer sample sale until Sunday! Keep us posted with your finds by direct messaging us on Instagram @shopdropapp
Sample sales are arguably New York’s best kept secret–its how we stay chic, while still being able to afford to order delivery every night. If you know how to approach a sample sale, chances are you’ll walk out of the store with some sweet designer discounts.
So, what exactly are sample sales? Talk to anyone in marketing, and they will tell you that a shortage of products is a failure on the part of the company. Despite what people think, high-end designers never want to be sold out of a product; the goal is to make as many sales as possible, so most clothing companies produce excess clothes to ensure that everyone who is willing to buy their products will be able to do so.
Because of this, at the end of each season there’s an excess of clothes and accessories that they were unable to sell. Cue the sample sale: in order to make a bonus profit, brands will sell their surplus for more affordable prices for a few days; some brands selling items for up to 90% off of the original retail price.
Finding sample sales can be a little tricky; a lot of people make the mistake of thinking that the sales rack in a store is the same thing. It’s not; the better deals are usually in an office building in New York or Los Angeles, because the designers usually use a third party to host the sample sale for them.
Before you grab a coffee and prepare for a day of light shopping, be warned: these sales are packed with people in a large room, rummaging through the racks in order to find that perfect dress. There’s an adrenaline rush akin to the one a kid gets when someone cracks a pinata open and the candy falls to the ground. Except it isn’t candy, it’s the last pair of Jimmy Choo heels that are 70% off, and they’re in your size! So It’s best to come prepared with comfortable shoes for your treasure hunt.
If you find yourself in New York this summer, skip the rainbow bagels and head over to a sample sale to hunt for the biggest discounts on designer goods. Just be sure to download ShopDrop first to find out where the best sales in the city are located.
Located on 231 West 39th Street, Suite 1002, New York, 10018, KAS’ collection of hand-stitched pattern-adorned Indian influenced apparel is being sold at wallet friendly prices at their sample sale. KAS specializes in hand detailing and luxurious prints with a bohemian lifestyle twist, and they aren’t afraid of bold vibrant colors.
KAS’s collection seems tailor-made for the summer season, made with lightweight, breathable materials that feel light as vapor on your skin, perfect for some 4th of July fireworks spectating with refreshing froyo in hand.
KAS sample sale is active until Friday July 7th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Happy Independence Day! Hope you’re enjoying the warm weather as much as we are!
While it’s true that many sample sale hosts shut their doors for the Summer, there are still a number of awesome sample sales coming up every single week. So if you are the discovery shopper on the lookout for rising quality brands at affordable price points, stick with us, and we’ll make sure you are the best dressed person around. Below is a list of the best upcoming sample sales this week. As always, we love your input so keep your feedback coming! firstname.lastname@example.org
The based-in-England made-in-Spain shoe brand Miista is holding a three day sample sale in the heart of the Lower East Side at the end of this week. If you are into chunky heels and cutting edge styles, this one’s hot. The prices will drop from an average of $250 to $30, and on top of that you could earn cash back if you email us your receipt. Details here.
When: July 7-July 9
Where: 83A Hester St, NY, NY
2. AMPERSAND AS APOSTROPHE sample sale
The coolest leather totes are on sale! That’s right, the leather totes which usually retail in the $600-$700 range will be selling for a few days for under $70. The sale is in a showroom in the fashion district, and it’s cash only.
When: July 6-7 10:30AM-5:30PM
Where: 209 West 38th Street, Suite 503, NY, NY
3. INBAL DROR blowout bridal sale
The Tahor group is hosting its final blowout sale of all the Inbal Dror gowns remaining in its collection. What that means in practice is that all the gowns that retail between $8,000 and $10,000 will be selling for only $4,500. If you have a wedding coming up and need something sexy to slip into, make sure you don’t miss this one. This sale is appointment only, so email me at email@example.com for an appointment.
When: July 5-7
Where: 110 East 40th St, NY, NY
Shop 85% off VELVET by GRAHAM & SPENCER sample sale, which is hosted by 260 sample sale. This is for men and women. Prices for T-shirts are typically around $119, so the sample sale will offer amazing quality at even better prices.
When: July 5-July 9 I 10AM-7PM
Where: 260 Sample Sale, 260 Fifth Ave (28th St)
KAS, the India-inspired NY brand is on sale. Everything is at least 50% off at this sample sale that is almost over. Make sure to hit up the ATM because the sale is cash-only. Thanks to our users for giving us the heads up.
When: Up to July 7th I 10AM-6PM
Where: 231 W 39th St, Suite 1002, NY, NY
SNEAK PEAK FOR NEXT WEEK
Like this dress? We do too! Tracy Reese, the designer is having a sample sale next week – and as a special perk for you guys, doors are opening one day early for ShopDropppers. To come early, all you have to do is download the ShopDrop app. It’s that easy! Details here – can’t wait to see you on July 10th!
For every sample sale that comes up, we reach out to brands asking for partnerships. We ask them if they’ll do something special for our VIP sample sale fashionistas. Here’s an exciting partnership and the first of its kind with the British shoe brand, Miista. The program will allow you to earn cash back and here is how it works. Retail prices for the brand range between $95 and $375, and at the sample sale prices will start as low as $30!
Hit up the Miista sample sale
MIISTA sample sale
Fri, July 7th – Sun, July 9th I Fri-Sat 10AM-7PM I Sun 10AM-6PM
Circle Studios, 83A Hester St, NY, NY (Directions, this is on the Lower East Side)
When you check out you will receive an email receipt. Forward the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your Venmo or Paypal name.
We will send you 10% back! That’s right! If you spent $100 at the sale, we will send you $10 to enjoy!
xo, the ShopDrop team!
Musings about Miista from Lexi
Last week I boarded the downtown A train feeling comfy and confident in a soft blue shift dress I purchased from Old Navy for the ridiculous price of $8. I always receive compliments on the dress due to its functional combo of both comfort and class. Whenever people ask where I purchased I, they’re usually pretty surprised with the answer.
When I stepped out off of the subway, the bounce in my step imitated that of a deflated beach ball, as I acknowledged my dress, on another girl, walking into the same building that I was. Well, so much for that…
At that moment I realized that if I wanted to stop looking like everyone else, I had to stop shopping at main stream retailers. Just in time for my fashion crisis, cue the Miista sample sale.
For those who don’t know what all the hype is about, keep reading. This unique, luxury sample sale is custom made for a true Fashionista. The sale will feature specially designed shoes that actually never made it to the production line. This is a chance to find some really special, unique pieces that no one else will have.
All of Miista’s shoes are designed in London and crafted in Spain. Merchandise includes all types of shoes including sandals, heels, slip ons, over the knee boots made from real Italian leather and more.
Come check out this unique shopping event on Friday July 7th, 2017 – Sunday July 9th 2017 next door to Miista’s boutique at Circle Studios, 83A Hester Street, New York, NY Special treat, come meet the founder of Miista, LaraVillasenin who will be at the sale.
Miista adds a unique twist to your classic wedges and pom pom slip ons. Don’t run into your shoes on someone else this summer, happy sample sale shopping!