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April 2018

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C & C for Kids Selling at Wholesale Prices

We went to meet with the people running the C&C showroom for kids. After explaining about ShopDrop and our users, the owners offered our users early access ahead of the sale start date to anyone with the shopdrop app. The ADD DOWN goose feather coats were selling for $100-$180 depending on size and style. Given the $400-$600 retail tag – the price is truly wholesale. Other brands included AI riders on a storm, Babe & Tess. Check it out now or next week & enjoy!

What: C&C sample sale for kids
When: Apr 11-Apr 19
Where: 12 West 32nd St, 9th Fl, NY, NY

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Lines for Days at the Versace Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

 

Another day, another line at 260 Sample Sale. The Versace sample sale had some good prices, but who knows what your’re going to find once you FINALLY get in there? We interviewed people waiting on line. Turns out, people were waiting for 3+ hours!! The line went down a whole city block and wrapped around part of another. One plus is that they offer men’s clothing and accessories. One gentleman we spoke with on line said, “Versace is lit right now.” So is Versace making a comeback? Whether they are or aren’t, the time you spend standing  on line isn’t worth it. Go home, binge watch American Crime Story: The Assassination of Giannini Versace, and go back at a later date.

Details and pictures below. A very special thank you to Madison Avenue Spy for the photos.

What; Versace Sample Sale
When: Wed. April 11 – Sun. April 15, 2018
Where: 151 Greene St. New York. NY

 

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Upper East Siders’ Best Kept Secret: Dennis Basso Sample Sale

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Hey There ShopDrop Lovers,

Good news – the Dennis Basso sample sale is opening to the public tomorrow, April 12th.
If you are looking to score some upscale goodies at a price you cannot resist, this sale is for you!
Since this sample sale was by appointment only today, there were no lines. We found awesome furs, gowns and clutches for up to 70 percent off. 
Original pricing was well over $10,000 and came down to the $600-$2500 range. The kids stuff was TO DIE FOR!!! 

What: Dennis Basso Sample Sale
Where: 22 East 69th St, 4th Fl, NY, NY
When: Today & Tomorrow 4/11/18-4/12/18

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Get Ready for a Scavenger Hunt at the Rent the Runway Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

The Rent the Runway sample sale was unpleasant from start to finish. When I got there, I was greeted by a line that wrapped around the corner! After waiting 30 minutes, I finally got past the doors ready to shop. Unfortunately,the space was way too crowded! On top of having to practically climb over people to just look at the clothing, most of the merchandise was dirty or damaged. Some of it was downright disgusting!

How I felt walking through the Rent the Runway Sample Sale

The only positives of the Rent the Runway sample sale were: 1. Everything is organized by size, which makes it easier to narrow your search .  You don’t have to scour the store to find your size. Also, sizes ranged from 0 – 22, so there really was something for everyone here. 2. The prices were pretty decent. Non-big-name gowns and dresses were below $100, and big name gowns and dresses were below $200.

We are giving the Rent the Runway sample sale a 3 out of 10. It is NOT worth the wait nor the crowds to go on an endless hunt to find something that is not so obviously worn.

My personal advice: I went to this sale last year, but on one of the last days. I didn’t have to wait in a huge line for damaged clothing, and they had price reductions. I left with 2 really great dresses. If it’s worth anything… save your time and go at the end if you are really in need for some dresses.

Hope we could help! Details and photos below.

What: Rent the Runway Sample Sale
When: Tue. April 10 – Sun. April 15, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY

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Most Items Under $250 at the Prabal Gurung Sample Sale

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We were quite relieved to discover that Prabal Gurung is selling items for under $200 at the sample sale.

The sale took place in the Prabal Gurung showroom in the fashion district of NY. Over 6 racks of clothes ranging in price from $25 to $250. Most items I liked were priced at $125. Some items were overstock and available in numerous sizes, while others were true samples and were held together with safety pins. You’d probably want to get that fixed before dashing into a party.

There were plenty of high-heeled shoes for $65/$90/$110 and even Manolo Blahniks but almost all shoes were in size 40. There were also $25 boxes of tees which you could dive into for some AMAZING finds. All prices are color-coded.

What: Prabal Gurung sample sale
Where: 247 West 37th St, 15th Fl, NY, NY
When: April 10th-April 11th

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Loro Piana Cashmere Mostly Half Off at the Sample Sale

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We hit up the Loro Piana sample sale yesterday and loved the merchandise. But we can’t lie – we cried when we saw the prices. While the prices drop every day, they were still extremely high. So basically, if you have $800 to dish out for a beautiful cashmere sweater, definitely go to the sale. If not, wait it out and maybe check out the sale on the last day. Since images weren’t allowed, we took similar items from the web to serve as a reference. All info below – enjoy!

Price List:

  • Shoes dropped from 50% off to 60% off: originally $650, now $325
  • Clothes 50% off retail: trenches were $1935, now $968
  • Handbags dropped to 65% off retail: were $2,359 now $1,180
  • Gloves 50% off
  • Hats 60 percent off: retail for $560 or $840 for suade

    What: Loro Piana sample sale
    Where: 317 West 33rd St, NY, NY
    When: April 8 – April 12

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review Scotch and Soda ShopDrop

Come Down and Have Some Fun at the Scotch and Soda Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Head over to the Scotch and Soda sample sale, if not for the great deals, but for the eye candy! Since this sale had mostly men’s clothing, there were a quite a few cuties shopping. Anyway… back to the sale. I was very impressed with the Scotch and Soda sample sale. There were a ton of great pieces for both men and women, and for both Summer and Winter. The Scotch and Soda sample sale is being held in their showroom, so the place is rather small and can get kinda hot (no pun intended). There are no formal dressing rooms. You kinda just try stuff on whereever. That’s not so bad when you’re standing around a bunch of shirtless men, but if you are the shy type, wear a bodysuit under your clothing.

The Scotch and Soda sample sale got a 7 out of 10 on the ShopDrop scale. The prices were good (most stuff under $40!) and the selection was great! I docked some points for a disappointing accessories section. They had two plastic bins with a few belts and super random items. Their showroom is also fairly large, but they only sectioned off a small area for the sale. They had the space and could have put more items on sale. That being said, the Scotch and Soda Sample sale is totally worth checking out. Head over to Union Square tomorrow, and maybe you will catch the farmer’s market too! Deets below!

What: Scotch and Soda Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, April 4 – Thursday, April 5, 2018
Where: 37 East 18th St. 10th Floor New York, NY

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Equinox Sample Sale at 260

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Here’s the recap on the equinox sample sale: 2/10 for lines, 5/10 for prices, 2/10 for merchandise selection}
Most items were either 50%, 55% or 60% off. A nice amount of leggings, sports bras, t-shirts, sweatshirts and knapsacks.
The sale is open through the weekend so make sure to check it out if you need some leggings to hit the gym up.

What: Equinox sample sale
Where: 260 Fifth Ave, NY, NY
When: Apr 3 – Apr 8

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Three Trends We Hope Aren’t Here to Stay for Long

By: Cristina Martin

Spring and Summer are right around the corner, even though it may not feel like it in New York. We can’t wait to shed off all our layers and show off what we are actually wearing under all these coats. Although the spring season allows for the streets to be our runway, we are not so excited to see some of these current trends. They are here to stay, but hopefully not for long.

  1. Dad Sneakers

    Photo: Style Du Monde

    Dad sneakers, who came up with this?! We personally just don’t understand this trend. There are so many cute sneakers out there. Even Balenciaga can’t tempt us to surrender to this trend. Why are people giving into this trend? Who really wants to dress like their Dad?

  2. Plastic 
    Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

    This is another trend we really don’t understand. Plastic was once seen as a “cheap” alternative, but somehow it has evolved from or Diet Coke bottles to designer fashion. We understood the plastic handbag trend. (Guilty of owning the Ted Baker plastic toat.) Why incoporate plastic into your clothes? Doesn’t that make you hot?! (No punn intended)
    Plastic? Maybe not so fantastic…

  3. Sheer 
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    Photo: Catwalking/Getty

    Okay, okay, we were guilty of following this trend as well when it was popular in the early 2000s. However, we don’t want to see it resurface. It is exhusting to have to find the perfect undergarment to make your sheer look “appropriate.” We don’t have time to find the perfect cardigan, or shop for camisoles in 100 colors. No thank you. We just want to wear one piece of clothing and go about our day.

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4 out of 10 for the 3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale

Phillip Lim

Photo credit: The Best Fashion Blog

The 3.1 Phillip Lim opened doors this morning. While I didn’t head down there myself, Sample Sale City stepped in and sent a detailed report of her findings. Overall, the sale was devastating, the prices were too high for sample sale shoppers regardless of retail prices. At off Saks, handbags sell for less. In terms of selection, SSC wasn’t too impressed either. Regardless, there was a line out the door.

For women, the cheapest items of clothing sold for $50, and the most expensive $500. For men same range: $50-$500.

If you want to check this sale out, details are below:

What: Phillip Lim sample sale
Where: 150 Greene Street, NY, NY
When: April 3- April 8, 2018

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