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Ippolita Jewelry Sample Sale Review

By Amanda Fontana

Ippolita is a high-end jewelry retailer, with pieces oftentimes selling for upwards of $2,000. Their sample sale, taking place at 317 West 33rd St, features pieces from their gold, silver, and rosé collections starting at 60% off off retail.

There’s a huge array of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings to choose from, as well as a smaller men’s collection. Ippolita is known for their statement pieces; expect rings with prominent jewels, colorful pendants, and bold statement earrings. Though steeply discounted, their prices are still in the several hundreds of dollars, with some pieces pushing $1,000.

There are some more affordable pieces that are subtle yet elegant, and would make perfect gifts, such as thin, dainty bracelets selling for around $300. The showroom is enormous; between the three collections, the variety of jewelry types, and the men’s collection, there’s definitely something for everyone.

What: Ippolita Jewelry Sample Sale

Where: 317 West 33rd St

When: Sunday, September 17 from 9 am to 6 pm and September 18-19 from 9 am to 7 pm


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Gilt Sample Sale

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Gilt Sample Sale

Cheat Day: Gilt gives us a reason to indulge on the most expensive brands without denting our Prada wallets, sounds divine alright!

By: Nanda Rai

Guilty for spending hours on hours scrolling through the Gilt app? Me too. Guilty for waiting for a sale to start even if it means after midnight and purchasing high end spa offers for your girlfriends and wine tours in the Hamptons for your other half you plan on venturing off with? Same! Gilt, I cannot get enough of your super exclusive, high end, chic sales and countdowns. Guilty and charged right on my credit card, I’m trained, soldier status, for the GILT olympics a.k.a. when you drop an item in the Gilt shopping cart and its reserved for only 10 mins but you already have the game plan down pact and consider nothing an impulse purchase but a strategic game plan on how to confirm your order within 8 mins, giving yourself leeway to choose the appropriate shipping options. Now thats what you call a trusted and credited gal to write here and tell you, this sale is definitely the one you want to be at.

The Gilt sample sale event located at, Industry City, 233 37th Street, Factory Floor, Brooklyn, New York started off with a BANG tonight, making the most out of their sales, it wasn’t just a sale it was a night to remember. They had it all, a convenient check in center for your bags, DJ mixing filling the atmosphere with great music, a station to get your hair done, a wine bar, coconut water refreshers, nutrition bars, and even signature garment bags to dump extremely worthy items into . Tonight, Friday September 15th, the sale took place from 6:30pm-10pm and tomorrow Saturday September 16th, the sale starts at 10am and ends at 6:30pm. I honestly have never seen designer items drop as low as it was marked like this in my entire life. Entire actual life. I mean I’ve seen how low Gilt can go on the limbo stick, when it comes to steeping down a price, but I mean Gilt gets even more flexible at their home.

Starting off with their bags, I think thats what we all hail Gilt for, the options were arrayed on 3 round tables, but it wasn’t the biggest deal. Some Kate Spade handbags, LongChamp totes, Edie Parker clutches, and actually there was a really cute winter grey Proenza Schouler mini purse that I did love with a cute top handle but prices weren’t too crazy. However, the shoes were definitely the affair of the night. From Stuart Weitzman,Christian Louboutin, Guiseppe Zanotti, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexandre Birman (Below, I snapped the price tag for these red python skin tie-me up’s, originally retailing for $1,680.00 and now $505.00), Schutz, the list goes on and the names were huge. Biggest selection had to be Stuart Weitzman and to give you a hint on the sale, I’m talking from $445- to $125. I took home a pair of Stuart Weitzman for $89, originally $445. Shoe sizes ranged from 5-11 for women and men’s 6.5-11.

You’ll see the longest racks of clothes, longer than the average Nordstrom warehouse sale rack from sizes XS-XL for both women and men. You for sure won’t be able to find the same garment in a different size, the clothing is pretty much a lottery, but its all about luck at these sales anyways! Nevertheless, what I did get my hands on were a pair of 7 For All of Mankind jeans, and even though the denim was the smallest rack in the warehouse, I did find really cute styles and the sizes did vary, which is a good thing! Outerwear and couture dresses neighbored the denim rack and as far as the men’s clothes, lots of button downs, huge selection of outwear, dress pants, jeans, shorts, huge selection. Mens shoes? That was the most organized and neat section of all! HAHA!

Any small details? There was a home section, a kids section and luggage section with personal monogramming available for the leather goods. The dressing rooms to try on were spacious enough to get the job done. The cashier section and lines were really seamless, fast and easy. Side note, they do take away the garment bag and give you huge white shopping bags, but at this point who cares after this great shopping party. I would love to thank Gilt for hosting this great event, and I can’t begin to think what’s being restocked or what new options they are putting out on Saturday. I’m super excited for you all to get your hands on the gorgeous shoes!! I saw women even go home with classic Prada shoes!! Happy Shopping to all!

Here’s the info:

What: GILT Sample Sample Sale

Where: Industry City, 233 37th Street, Factory Floor, Brooklyn, NY

When: Friday September 15th 6:30PM-10:00PM- Saturday September 16th 10:00AM-6:30PM


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Eberjey Fashion Maiyet Review Sample Sale

Sample Sale Review – Maiyet & Eberjey

Eberjey Sample Sale NYC


By Maura McNulty


There’s something about shopping for PJs that makes me feel warm inside; it’s probably the idea that I’ll spend most of my time in the clothes lounging around and sleeping. The sale is near NYU, so when it began to rain after class on Wednesday, I took it as a sign to treat myself to luxury loungewear at the Maiyet and Eberjey sample sale at 260’s SoHo location.


260 Sample Sale’s space is huge, so there was plenty of stock, without the claustrophobia that ruins so many sample sale experiences. Plus, it wasn’t as crowded, given that Maiyet and Eberjey aren’t the most commercial brands, so you can really take your time there, feeling the soft fabrics and contemplating whether plum or a dusty teal goes better with your complexion.


There are rows of pajama sets, robes, and lounge wear in the Eberjey racks, which are set up alongside rows of coats, pants, swimwear, and dresses in the Maiyet rows. Gorgeous lace bras, underwear, and boy-shorts line the sides of the store, and there is even a small shoe table in the back. Additionally, they have a rack of Eberjey children’s clothes off to the side, if you need to pick up some cute dresses for a tiny tot in your life.


Prices are fantastic; I was able to make out with a white pajama set, two teddies, and the softest robe in the known world, for just $175, which was a steep discount from the $350 retail value. And, just for fun, I decided to check the retail prices for similar items from Victoria’s Secret: it came out to be a staggering $250.


The sale ends Sunday, September 17, so make sure to head down there this weekend. Highly recommend going, even if it’s just to check out the soft, silky fabrics. Now, I am off to take another luxurious nap in my new silky sleep attire.

Maiyet & Eberjey Sample Sale

150 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012

Sept. 12 – Sept. 17

Tue: 10AM-8PM

Wed-Sat: 10AM-7PM

Sun: 10AM-4PM

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NYFW Future of Fashion Event

Last night, over 100 people crowded into AtWood to celebrate the Future of Fashion with ShopDrop and TABu. Attendees included journalists, influencers, startups, designers, models and lots of fashion enthusiasts. Everyone had to download the ShopDrop app to enter the event, and the TABu app to get the free drink and experience new technology firsthand.

Below are beautiful pictures taken by Sarah Schecker (IG: @sarahschecker) are below. We are always looking to improve, and given the interest level, we will run the event in a larger space. All photos are on Facebook as well. Here is the link – feel free to share!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, Cane & Austin skincare, Kind snacks, Lifeway Kefir, and Your Weekend Plans.
Designers: Dynasty George, Bree, Lizna, Leetal Platt, Nathalia JMag

Fashion Sample Sale

Jewelry In Abundance At The BCBGeneration Sample Sale

If you enjoy fashionable jewelry then you would lose your mind at the BCBGeneration Jewelry Sample Sale! The selection is huge with a variety of brand new necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, anklets and more in gold, silver and rose gold.

These items were originally $29 to $89 and are all now up to 95% off. I believe that the organizers knew that the shoppers would go crazy at this sale because all items are priced at $4 each, 3pcs for $10 and 8pcs for $20.

There is also a $1 rack that you can comb through to find your goodies.

Not to mention there is a small selection of  mixed brand sample shoes on sale as well. The majority of the shoes were by Etienne Aigner and are sample size 6 for $20. 

This sale is going on until Friday so get there fast! 

148 West 37th Street, 14th Floor, New York, 10018

10:00am- 5pm Daily




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Inside the Rent The Runway Sample Sale

8AM is a tough time to be up and about, but when the goal is checking out a Rent The Runway sample sale, all the pain is worth it.  The good news is, there is a ton of dresses and gowns to choose from, in sizes ranging from 0 to 14. Prices for most items are under $100, with a few really expensive items reaching the $250 price-mark. the accessory rack is decked out with flashy rings, necklaces and clutches. The bad news is that the clothing has been worn before, so if you see tape signs on the clothes, there is probably some damage. But hey, that’s why the prices are so low in the first place – right?!

There are a few handbags lining the rack in the back as well. So if you’re feeling the sequins and the party, this sample sale is one you should definitely check out.

What: Rent The Runway sample sale
Where: 260 sample sale, 260 Fifth Ave (between 28th and 29th St)
When: Tue, Sept 12th – Sun, Sept 17th

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Cozy in Cashmere: Kokun Cashmere Sample Sale

By Amanda Fontana

Kokun Cashmere, a New York-based company known for its cashmere outerwear, is clearing out stock from previous seasons, and their sample sale is the best place to get heavily discounted clothes right in time for fall and winter.

Their sale, taking place in midtown at 237 West 27th St in suite 301, has prices starting at 25$ and going up to 75$. Retail prices range from 150$ and up, so expect to find good deals. Though most of their stock is womenswear, they also have a small selection of menswear as well, so there’s a wide variety of options for everyone. Sizes range from XS to L.

There’s cashmere sweaters, cardigans and coats in every color imaginable; Kokun has you completely covered for sweater weather. This sale is mostly clearing out pieces from previous years, but their simple yet timeless styles will keep them in style for seasons to come. You can’t go wrong with cashmere.

What: Kokun Cashmere Sample Sale

Where: 237 West 37th St Suite 301

When: September 6th to September 12th, 10:00-5:30

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Luxury Pieces At Moderate Prices: Vera De Nero Sample Sale Review

By Melissa Atkinson, The Reasonable Style

The Vera De Nero showroom is hosting their 2 day sample sale where you will find luxury pieces at moderate prices . Although there is a small selection of items, the quality of the samples are impeccable. With items made in Italy of fine fabrics such as silk, leather, cashmere and more, this sale is perfect to shop if you want luxury at affordable prices. There were many outerwear garments, some originally priced up to $1500 that are now on sale between $115 to $200.The lowest priced item was at $50 for tops. Below are some images of items that you may find at the sale.

Fur Sweater Vest $100


Silk Top $50

Sweater Duster $100

Leather Jacket $70

The sales team and owner were very helpful in providing detailed information on each garment and also offered valued opinions on items while trying them on. I personally enjoyed shopping the sale because it was a calm and intimate shopping experience.

Today is the last day of the sale and prices may have dropped. So head over to the Vera De Nero sample sale and let us know what you found!

147 West 35th Street New York, NY

Hours: 10am—8pm




5 Startups That Will Change Fashion

NYFW event Future of Fashion

Our startup lineup is complete for the New York Fashion Week. The fashion world is evolving rapidly, and that affects both mobile and in-store experiences. At the Future of Fashion event on September 12th, you will have the opportunity to hear from the founders of the five startups listed below.


Perch Interactive

Perch Interactive

Below is a list of the revolutionary startups presenting at the event.
To buy your tickets, click here. 



FRENZY AI Image Recognition Technology

FRENZY AI Image Recognition Technology

Frenzy is an automated algorithm that identifies exact clothing in photographs. Using deep learning and computer vision, it’s able to parse through each item in a blog image to determine the exact brand, SKU and where it can be purchased. Instead of spending hours to several days curating product links, Frenzy lets publishers monetize site images with no manual work or added fees. There’s almost 300 fashion blogs and magazines signed up to use Frenzy’s WordPress Site Plugin with a combined audience reach of 34Million.



PRADUX - Shop Your Favorite TV Show Items
PRADUX – shop off TV shows

Discover, share and get paid for your style. Browse and shop the items you see in the world and the largest database of products seen on your favorite TV shows.




Nineteenth Amendment
Nineteenth Amendment

Nineteenth Amendment lets independent designers sell directly to customers without traditional inventory and engage with shoppers in a way not previously possible. Shoppers, eager to obtain cutting-edge brands, find exclusive styles at below-retail prices by being one of the first to purchase. It matters because the fashion industry was made for this: connecting the patronage of style-conscious shoppers with designers with talent and beautiful designs that aren’t ubiquitous.


Perch Interactive


Perch InteractivePERCH is a startup intent on revolutionizing retail. PERCH unites digital content with physical products with the goal of maximizing engagement, capturing analytics and driving sales. Our patent pending sensing technology detects when shoppers touch and pick up products, and responds immediately with dynamic and compelling content


Brick and Portal


Brick & Portal is a social commerce platform, which brings the true experience of shopping with friends online. Users can create and request unique outfits for any occasion specially designed for each other with the Brick & Portal app.

Brick & Portal allows users to request and curate outfits for each other from a robust cornucopia of items found at top retailers such as Saks and Bloomingdales. A fashionista can now not just get asked for obscure fashion advice on what to wear on a special occasion, but get a concrete request with budget and event in mind. For the curator, the process is like dressing a barbie, gamified and exciting, where a complete look can also be sent to someone outside of the network – naturally spreading the word about this great new way to shop with friends online.

Host: TABu App

Tabu app
TABU app

Tabu App allows you to open and close your bar tab on your phone – no more forgotten credit cards or long lines to close out your bar tab at the end of a crazy night. Tabu is not an ordering platform. With TABu, the relationship between bartender and customer continues.


ShopDrop App helps NY fashion lovers discover sample sales so they can wear brands they love for prices they can afford. With the ShopDrop app, you will never have to pay full-price for designer clothes again.

What: NYFW Future of Fashion Event
Where: AtWood Bar, 986 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
When: September 12th, 6PM-8PM
Buy Your Ticket Here


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Stay Classy: Morgane Le Fay Sample Sale Review

By Amanda Fontana

Morgane Le Fay is a high-end womenswear retailer, famous for bold designs in classic neutrals. Oversized jackets, ready-to-wear avant-garde gowns, and sheer patterned tops line the racks of this Soho-based store. The Morgane Le Fay sample sale, taking place right at 464 Broome Street, will be open until September 8th. The sample sale is stocked with a variety of pieces from older seasons, and in sizes ranging from extra small to large.

Morgane Le Fay pieces generally retail starting at $1000, so sample sale prices range between $140 for simpler pieces, such as crop tops, to $350 for full-length gowns. Clothes have a focus on a strikingly sharp-cut silhouette, and pieces are made to flatter any body type while maintaining a distinctly modern cut. The iconic sheer tops with delicately subtle patterns are timeless and elegant, ensuring they’ll last for seasons to come.

Though most items are from previous seasons, Morgane Le Fay’s neutral color palettes make it easy to repurpose summer pieces for colder seasons. The store even has a collection of plaid and flannel pieces on sale, which make perfect staples for any casual fall look. The oversized jackets are a must-have for the upcoming winter months, and with the prices steeply discounted from retail, now’s the best time to invest in one.

What: Morgane Le Fay Sample Sale

When: August 30th to September 8th, 11am – 7 pm

Where: 464 Broome St, New York

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