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September 2017

Fashion Sample Sale

Does the Sample Sale Ever Really End?

It happens sometimes, there’s a sample sale that you really want to go to, but for whatever reason you’re just too busy and just can’t make it. However, there’s still a little hope that you can still snag a deal on that designer clothing.

On my way to a different sample sale in SoHo, I wasn’t paying attention and walked into what I thought was the sample sale I was planning on going to, but boy was I wrong. I ended up at what I like to call the 260 Sample Sale warehouse of past sales. There, they had the leftovers from various of their most recent sample sales, with a pretty full size run, at the price point the sample sales usually get discounted to on the last day, and what I found to be the best thing was that I was alone. This specific location that they have doesn’t get any mention on their social media nor is it even listen on their website, but it is there and a true hidden gem for those who know about it.

When I went they had pieces from Bonobos, Scotch & Soda, Brian Atwood, Ben Sherman, Maiyet, Velvet, Peuterey, Barbara Bui, Elle Sasson, Nest Candles, along with many other brands. So whether you’re a man or woman into fashion, or you’re into the home goods and accessories side of sample sales, this location is perfect for you.

What: 260 Sample Sale
Where: 43 Wooster St.

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Entering the Sample Sale World

Everyone has their own story of how they first, started going to sample sales. Some just so happen to be walking past one and go in, some walk past incredibly long lines and learn from the people waiting, and some just find them on the internet. I personally learned about them from my best friend Tyler.

Randomly one day, senior year of high school my friend asked me if I wanted to go with him the A.P.C. sample sale after class. I had no idea what that meant, so I asked and he basically just said I could get A.P.C. clothing for super cheap so I agreed and just went along with it. After school that day we walked over to Cobble Hill, to what I thought was a random storefront where we saw an incredibly long line to get in. We waited on that line for about 30 minutes and I complained for the whole wait. I would repeatedly say this better be worth it, I better find something great in there. That day I didn’t get anything, but it did open me up to a new way of shopping, so for me it was worth it.

No matter how you find out about sample sales, or how successful your first sample trip is, it is always a rewarding experience because its an eyeopener into new ways to get clothing that you like for drastically below normal retail price. Before ShopDrop, it used to be so much effort to search for sample sales, but the app compiles all the best ones, and makes the research process so much easier. I am forever grateful for that A.P.C. sample sale!

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Desigual Sample Sale Review

By Melissa Atkinson, The Reasonable Style

Add some color to your wardrobe by shopping at the Desigual Sample Sale. With stock and sample items available at up to 65% off retail for Women’s, Men’s and Kid’s apparel, you’ll be sure to grab something for the entire family. Dresses, sweaters, bottoms, outerwear, and handbags, you name it, they have it. There were plenty of items for Women but not so much form Men and Kids. To my surprise there were a variety of “wear now” pieces merchandised in the sale which are definitely needed now that we are transitioning into Fall.

There is standard pricing on all items with no items exceeding $100 which is always a plus. You can refer to the price lists below.

Here are some cool finds that I scoped out during my visit at the sale.

Originally $129.95 now $25

Originally $114 now $25

Originally $99.95 now $15

Now $70

Did these prices convince you to stop by the Disegual Sample Sale? If so, we want to hear from you, let us know what you find.

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261 W 36th Street, 2nd floor

New York, NY

Happy shopping!

 

xoxo,

Melissa

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Jessica Simpson Sample Sale Review

Jessica Simpson sample sale review

If you’re a fan of Jessica Simpson’s acting, wait until you see her jewelry line. Bangles, hoop earrings and small rock studs all make up the collection that makes her so famous. This week, you’re in luck, her items are sold at an 85% discount in a midtown spacious showroom. Jewelry items are a steal: 3 for $10 and 8 pieces for a total of $20. Handbags line the shelves as well and they range from $5 to $20 in price. Considering the fact that they are close to $100 at retail, this sale presents the perfect opportunity for gift shopping or accessory hoarding – up to you!

What: Jessica Simpson sample sale
When: Tue, Sept 26 – Fit, Sept.29 I Tue-Fi 11:45-4:45
Where:148 W 37th St, 14th Fl, NY, NY

 

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Minor History Sample Sale Review

Minor History sample sale

If you’re looking for leather bags at vegan prices, the Minor History sample sale is one you do not want to miss. Right near union square, on the 6th fl of a random office building are tables lined with the signature leather goods. Started in NY in 2015, Minor History creates bags and wallets that are simple in nature and beautiful in style. At retail items range between $45 and $250, at the sample sale prices do not exceed $65. That’s right, even the large bags and totes are a steal at $65. If you don’t want to miss an opportunity to buy some amazing goods and phenomenal prices, hit up the sale before it ends on Thursday.

As always, photos and prices posted below.

What: Minor History sample sale
When: Tue, Sept 26-Thu, Sept 28
What time: Tue-Thu 11-8
Where: 873 Broadway, Suite 610, NY, NY

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Minor Story Sample Sale

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Clever Alice Sample Sale

By Amanda Fontana

The Clever Alice sample sale/pop-up shop is hard to describe in few terms; while their stock isn’t enormous, their variety is. Featuring brands such as Heartloom, Blank NYC, Cigno Nero, Art Love, and many more, the sale is the perfect place to pick up discounted pieces from this past spring and summer, and pieces for winter.

My personal favorite part about the sale were the Heartloom fur coats and vests, which retail for around $150; they’re currently on sale for $50. They’re super soft and come in a wide selection of colors and styles. There are some gorgeous Blank NYC skinny jeans– an essential for any wardrobe– between $40 and $50. Cigno Nero jackets are available in a huge array of colors, both leather and suede, starting at $120. There’s also pieces from Art Love, Sweewë, and Porto, to give you an idea of just how many options there are.

Most of the pieces are winter outerwear, though you’ll find some lighter things like Heartloom dresses priced at $35 and sheer Inizio tops priced at just $22. Sizing varies by brand; Cigno Nero has sizes ranging from small to large, while Heartloom tends to be extra small and small. There’s such a wide selection of brands to choose from that you’re sure to find something to like– and at a great discount too!

What: Clever Alice Sample Sale

Where: 126 W 25th Street

When: September 19 – September 27, 10 am to 7 pm

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Osklen Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review

Osklen Sample Sale Review

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By: Dynasty 

Attending the Osklen Sample Sale seriously brightened up my entire Friday morning! The creativity,  variety, and insanely low prices was so refreshing. Prior to the ShopDrop app, I wasn’t too familiar with the brand. I liked the photo of the clothing on the app and thought, “well the clothing seems interesting enough” not realizing the amazing treat that I was in for!

 

To start off the clothing itself is insanely beautiful and creative. I felt like I was at my FIT, Fashion Design Exhibition all over again. It had the quirky, creative, and curious aspect to fashion many designers now a days seem to lack. The brand experimented a lot with knits, interesting textures like straw, and unique prints! All the new season clothing was 80% off, which encouraged me to buy their latest printed knit dress! The new Fall collection embodies the season of Autumn and has a very bohemian vibe to it which I absolutely loved!

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The sale itself had a lot of variety! They had a lot of creative quiky pieces but also many basics like denim jeans,, and a lot of shoes and accessories. The sale host a wide variety of seasons from pineapple button down tie shirts to warm snuggly sweaters! FOr all my velvet lovers, there was a rack dedicated to velvet dresses, pants, skirts, and skirts! I was obsessed with all the velvet dresses that varied in color and length! Velvet is such a closet staple for the Fall. They also racks filled with basic and fun business casual apparel. The rack transitioned from black trousers to fun printed blouses and dresses which I love! For all my office workers, this sale is great to visit if you need to rack up on some new office looks! They also had a very casual section with tees, shorts, and funky windbreakers! There is seriously something at this sale for every kind of girl!

My absolute favorite part of the Osklen sale was the prices! Just to break down the price list for you:

Casual Dresses: $40, Regular Dresses $60, Blouses $35, Skirts: $30, Jumpsuits $70, Tunics: $15, Pants: $50, Jeans: $20 (but had a rack filled with $10 denim!) Leather (Jackets, bags, etc): $80, Backpacks: 50, Canvas Bags: $30, Coat: $80, Blazer: $60, Wool Jacket: $50, Ballet Flats: $30,  sneakers $40, sunglasses $40, and all jewelry $15! Honestly such amazing deals, considering the retail prices to most of these items are $300-$800! 260, which is hosting the sample sale has an additional sale going on, if you buy 2 items you get 15% off and if you buy 3 $25% off! It can’t get any better than that! 

Hurry and check out this sale before it ends this Sunday, September 24!  

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Riedel & Sferra Sample Sale

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By: Maura

Some days, you just need to buy a glass of wine. Other days, you just need to buy glasses for said wine. Wednesday was one of those days, so I decided to upgrade my apartment by going to the Riedel & Sferra sample sale in Chelsea Market.

The sale is a little tricky to find; its right off of the food court that has Li-Lac chocolates. If you get lost, chances are there is a friendly security guard who will point you in the right direction, as much as New Yorkers hate asking for directions.

The space was a little crowded when I walked in, but where there is a crowd, there’s amazing discounts nearby. Half the store was lined with luxury glass wears Riedel is known for; the set up was so impeccable, I kept my distance in fear of knocking over 100 wine glasses with my backpack. There were a lot of items that I wish I could find use for; decanters, wine flight sets, votives, vases, glass ice buckets, so essentially everything on a pinterest-bride’s dream registry. However, there was also plenty of great deals on more mundane, everyday stuff. Four wine glasses for $20? Yes, please!


The items don’t just stop at the kitchen; the other side of the store is dedicated to the soft, Italian bed linens of Sferra. Packages of every type of sheet were nestled in boxes like vinyl records, any and all sheet sizes available. Down duvet inserts are in the back of the room, with bath mats, towels, washcloths, and more lining the far wall. I decided that maybe it wouldn’t be the best idea to take off my shoes and lounge in a pile of towels as soft as clouds, so I mercifully restrained myself.

Prices for the Sferra were more of a mixed bag; each product is individually priced, often around the $100 mark. The throws are nice, but more decorative than comfy; perhaps a good gift for a friend who doesn’t eat bagel bites on her bed at 3 in the morning.

All in all, I was able to buy two owl-shaped whiskey stones, priced at $3 each, and a package of four of the sleekest wine glasses ever, for $20. If you want to play grownup and treat yourself for some nice household items, I really recommend this sale.

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Inside the Parker Sample Sale – Fall 2017

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Can’t believe we’ve made it to our first cycle – the first sale we covered on our blog was Parker and that we back in April. The Parker sample sale was filled with stock racks of clothing items for women in sizes 0-12. Lots and lots of beaded dresses in many different lengths. Long beaded gowns that would be perfect for Gatsby themed dinners, and cocktail dresses that will turn heads. 70% of the items included evening wear, a whole rack of tops (mostly for the Summer), a small rack of mini-skirts (leather and tweed) and pants. I saw a few blazers and vests. What you won’t find much of is sweaters. Only found 2-3 in the entire place.

From a pricing standpoint, the price list was a bit confusing. There were different prices for tops, beaded tops, sample tops… whatever. I ended up asking associates for help with pricing when I was interested in a particular item. All items were under $200 and the selection was nice. For the more price-conscious, there is a sample rack in the back of the store, filled with one-of-a-kind items that are $30-$50 cheaper than stock. The prices range from $40 to $150. Price List and Photos attached below.

For a review of the April sample sale, click here. Parker NY gave 50 lucky ShopDroppers an additional 15% off, which were quickly snatched up by our savvy shoppers. If you want to hit up this one you have until Sunday.

Details and photos below:
What: Parker sample sale
When: Tue, Sept 19 – Sun, Sept 24
What Time: Tue-Sat 10-8 I Sun 10-4
Where: 260 Fifth Ave, NY, NY

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Sneak Peak: NY CHARISMA sample sale

NY Charisma sample sale

NY Charisma is moving offices from NY to NJ, and is therefore liquidating all of its samples and overstock items at a four-day sale beginning Monday, September 25th. ShopDrop joined forces with the brand to offer early access to ShopDrop users on Friday, 9/22 between 12PM and 5PM. Shop exquisite knits, sweaters, cardigans and wraps at a 90% discount. At retail, NY Charisma items sell for $50-$450, at the sample sale prices will start at $10 and go no higher than $100 per item.

If the past is any indication for the future, here is our review of the last NY Charisma sample sale.

Put the sale in your calendar and happy shopping!

What: NY Charisma sample sale
When: Early Access – Friday 9/22 12PM-5PM
Where: 330 W 38th St, Suite 601, NY, NY
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