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August 2017

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ShopDrop is Now a Community – App Update

Next Version of the ShopDrop App

An in-depth explanation of the next version of the sample sale app: easy comments, profile pics, access to blog from the app & deep linking.

Hello Dear ShopDrop Users,

Estee here. I’d like to introduce you to our Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Bill. He is a tech genius and thanks to him we just released the new version of the ShopDrop app. My goal this morning is to tell you about the new features, explain how they are used and then to move on with life. If you are experiencing any difficulty with the app, please email me at estee@shopdrop.app – we will fix your problem ASAP. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Until then, enjoy!

  1. Troubleshooting: If you updated your app and it keeps on crashing, try deleting it and downloading it again. That should reload all the data on the app in a visible manner.
  2. We added the SEARCH feature. That’s right, now you don’t have to scroll through the app endlessly to find your favorite sales: you can search for a specific one you like.
  3. Single file. Each sale has a tag now telling you when the sample sale will take place. Instead of separating by week, everything is organized in a single scroll.
  4. We are now a community: what that means is that you could see who else is going to the sale by seeing their icons pop up. So please upload your pics!
  5. Commenting is now easy – you can comment right by your icon – and tell everyone about the merchandise you are finding at the sale.
  6. Check in – now once you’re at a sale, you can actually check in – that way you become our trusted ambassador to report on the state of the merchandise at the sale
  7. Read our blog – now you’ll be able to read our blog straight from the site. It’s interesting, fun and easy.
  8. Deep linking: now we can link to the brand page in the app – so that you can look at full prices and styles before making a decision about the sample sale.
  9. Finally, in the profile section, you can now see which sales you RSVP’d to, so that you don’t have to scroll through all the sales from scratch to find the ones you love.

We are still far from done and are working on more features day by day, so if you have any ideas, definitely let me know!

 

 

 

 

 

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There’s Something For Everyone At The Vivienne Tam Sample Sale

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By Melissa Atkinson of The Reasonable Style

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Are you looking for one of a kind items at affordable prices or looking for a show stopping dress that will spark up a conversation? Either way, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for  at  the Vivienne Tam Sample Sale. Located at 260 W 39th Street on the 11th Floor, as soon as you step off the elevator and walk through the entry way, you will be greeted by the host who will be prepared to check in your belongings. With 2 rooms to shop and many pieces to look through, you will definitely need your hands and arms free from everything.

To the left of the entry way, there is a room full of one of a kind, true samples only available in small/ petite sample sizes. Some of these items aren’t in perfect condition and range between $5 – $20 in price.

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Jacket $20
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Top Originally $505 Sale $90

If you walk straight from the entry way and make a slight left, you will enter the other room with stock items. This room has more of a variety of items ranging in sizes, silhouettes, seasonality and not to mention more organized. Want some work wear, casual outfits or cocktail looks? All of that can be found in this section.

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Dress Originally $1505 Sale $180

Head over to the Vivienne Tam Sample Sale on it’s last day to take advantage of these fashion finds. It is the last day so you may get lucky and experience even more savings. Try your luck and happy shopping!

XOXO

Melissa

 

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Nanette Lepore Sample Sale Review

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By Francine Szerer

I can still remember my first Nanette Lepore dress: I was about 15 years old and it was a hand-me-down from my oldest sister. Fine, it wasn’t a hand me down — she lent it to me and I never gave it back. I remember how beautifully it formed my figure, how the black and gold pattern intertwined to create the perfect oriental illusion. It was by far one of my most favorite possessions. Paired with my coveted rose gold Marc Jacobs pumps and I was ready to go. No matter what, in that dress, I always felt beautiful.

Fast forward to what feels like a whole lifetime and Nanette Lepore is still on my list of top designers. Although I no longer fit into that dress as well as I used to, the memory still remains. That is why I was beyond excited to venture into today’s sample sale.

Now, let’s talk about the Nanette Lepore Sample Sale!

Nanette Lepore Sample Sale, sample sales new york, sample sales nycI walked into 225 West 35th St and rode the elevator all the way to the top to then walk up an additional flight of stairs. The anticipation was brewing. As I entered the space, I saw an array of different textures fabrics and lace. The room was calm but I was beyond excited. This is why I absolutely love my job, shopping as work — who wouldn’t want to do this all day?!

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Instantly the black with floral beading begged, “Pick me! Pick me!”

And therefore, obviously, I saved it for last. As I made my way, trying all of the dresses on, I knew I had found a special dress. All of the dresses I had picked out were absolutely gorgeous but, there was something about the floral beading that just drew me in. The most exciting part

It was on the special reduced rack.

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As soon as it was on me, although a few sizes too big (yay for alterations!), I knew I had found the one. Retailing almost $700, I bought this beautiful work of art for only $75.

Make sure to check out the sale. Today, August 3, is the last day!

 

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Inside the Cooper & Ella sample sale

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By William Guzman

I’ve got both good news and bad news for you… and since I like to end things on high note I’ll start off with the bad: The COOPER & ELLA sample sale is no longer active, it’s been over for a few days, since the 28th to be exact. Now before you hit close on this tab just hear me out on the good news; using what I’ve learned from attending this last sample sale, we can make sure you are fully prepared and know exactly what to expect from COOPER & ELLA’s next sample sale that is bound to happen sooner or later.

Surprisingly enough, even the most seasoned of sample sale enthusiasts will tell you that having a solid game plan is key to getting the most out of any sample sale. (If there ever was a sample sale bible, that would definitely one of the ten commandments.)

Let’s start with the prices:

This sale boasted some of the best discounts I’ve ever witnessed from a sample sale! With retail prices dropping upwards of 90%! That’s both rare and nothing short of amazing.

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BLACK DOUBLE LAYER DRESS: from $225 down to $20
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ONE SHOULDER RUFFLE DRESS: from $198 down to $20
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WHITE TIE NECK DRESS: from $250 down to $20

Inventory:

An important piece of info to be aware of when it comes to sample sales is the amount of inventory and size range. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they’re collection ran a wide gamut of sizes from XS to XL, specially considering I visited on the second to last day of them closing, a period when other sample sales are usually picked through to the bone – so it’s safe to say that their next sale will be just as bountiful.

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COOPER & ELLA gave me the freedom to choose between paying in either cash or credit/debit which is always a blessing since I am personally not a fan of being restricted to one form of payment.

At this point you should be more than ready to walk into the next COOPER & ELLA sample sale and have a head start on everybody else in terms of what to look for and what to expect. Now all you need is a way to keep up with upcoming sample sales so that you don’t miss out when COOPER & ELLA opens up their next one! The best way to be aware of all upcoming sample sales is to download the ShopDrop app from the app store (for free!).

Now bookmark this blog and forward it to a shopping buddy or two 😉

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