Loyal ShopDroppers know the importance of being early to sample sales, so we weren’t surprised to see that the inventory at the Scotch and Soda sample sale was slightly picked over. There were still racks left in the plenty of clothes, but it was clear that the early morning crowd had taken the best picks.
We gave the Scotch and Soda sample sale a 7 out of 10. The show room was very large and the staff was extremely friendly. Pricing was decent, but there was limited sizing for men and for women it was the same sizing across the board. The samples seemed to be geared toward early spring weather.
What: Scotch and Soda Sample SaletS
What: Wed. Oct. 3 – Thu. Oct. 4
Where: 37 East 18th St, 10th Fl, New York, NY
Don’t get me wrong, the Maje sample sale was actually pretty good, but it was a madhouse in there! Let’s chat about the sale first, and then we will get to the experience.
We rated the Maje sample sale an 8 out of 10. They had a ton of merchandise, and from what it looked like, there was more downstairs. You should have no problem finding your size. The clothing was also very cute. I wanted to leave there with almost everything! You can shop for every season as well. Coats and sweaters for fall/winter, and dresses and skirts for spring/summer. All beautiful! It gets a little tricky when it comes to pricing. The percentage off was actually pretty good! Most items that were retail $300 – $400 were selling for under $100. You can skip the fur coats. Yes, they went from slightly over $1,000 to $495, but you’re paying over $500 (after tax) for fur coats that are just okay. There are better fur sample sales out there, just hold tight. Mini skirts were another thing to skip. They were all SO cute! However, not so well priced. Pants were priced at $55 (more material), and skirts were priced at $75 (less material). You’re not getting the best bang for your buck. Shorts were also priced the same as pants which require less material than pants as well. Some food for thought.
I don’t know what is going on today, but shoppers were C R A Z Y! As usual, there was a line outside. Even though this wasn’t an iconic, insane 260 line, it must have still driven people nuts. Inside shoppers were pushing and shoving, and no one was apologizing to each other. I must have gotten hit several times. Shoppers were very aggressive when going through the clothing. At one point the 260 staff had to make an announcement to the shoppers reminding them that this is luxury fashion, and asking them not to throw things on the floor. They also had to ask shoppers to put items back in their original location. WOW… I don’t know if there’s a full moon coming up or what.
The Maje sample sale is definitely worth checking out. If you’re not dying for Maje right this second, then wait until the crowds die down a bit and for price reductions. Happy shopping, and may the odds ever be in your favor.
What: Maje Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 2 – Sun. Oct. 7, 2018
Where: 150 Greene St. New York, NY
Throw away your schedules and to do lists. Spend this Sunday in bed with some good/bad TV and you’re bae. Check out the Hanro sample sale to get all the essentials to stay snug all day long. The Hanro sample sale is held in midtown, right our of their showroom. You can shop PJ’s, boxers, briefs, and socks for men. They have an array of colors and patterns to match anyone’s style preferences. There’s also the nice dark colors, perfect for fall. When you finally get out of bed and plan that winter getaway, you can also stock up on swim trunks at the Hanro sample sale.
We gave the Hanro sample sale a 7 out of 10. There were so many cute, high-quality options, and prices were pretty good as well. The staff was also very sweet and attentive! I had a great experience there! Get there quick, because the sale is only going on for two days. We are keeping an eye on this Swiss brand to see what they have in store. Happy shopping!
What: Hanro Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 2 – Wed. Oct. 3, 2018
Where: 358 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY NOTE: the entrance is on the north side of 34th st.
Summer has left the building, but the sun is here to stay. Eye doctors say you need to wear sunglasses all year round to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Protect your beautiful eyes in style! (Come on, what other way is there really?!) This week, you can shop for sunnies at the Robert Marc sample sale. Robert Marc is a New York-based eyewear brand. They offer both sunglasses and optical glasses.
Both men and women can snag luxury designer eyewear, crafted with materials such as Italian Zyl acetate and titanium. Robert Marc’s glasses are known for their iconic hinge. They have a blend of a historic and classic design with a modern twist. With so many frames to choose from, you’ll be leaving there with a few pairs. Robert Marc’s eyewear goes for almost $500 retail. At the sample sale, you can walk out with a pair for $150. Yep, we’ll see you there.
What: Robert Marc Sample Sale
When: Thur. Oct. 4 – Sun. Oct. 14, 2018
Where: 107 Grand Street, Manhattan, NY