SuperDry was a typical 260 sample sale: prices that you know will be reduced on the last day, tons of merchandise but no good finds. People on IG were messaging asking us if they have jackets for men, and they didn’t have the items that people want from Superdry, they just have random pieces.
I didn’t even know SuperDry made denim dresses but at the sale we found out. We were expecting a workout brand, but found a lot of 2nd-tier items like dresses, jeans and shorts. I would have liked to see more leggings, more dry-fit shirts, jackets.
Our recommendation, skip this. If you’re looking for workout gear, hold out for a sale with better pricing and merchandise.
What: SuperDry sample sale
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY
When: Jan 15 – Jan 20, 2019
The Michelle Waugh sample sale was for people who value quality. There were 2 racks of clothes, a lot of the same style in multiple sizes. High quality cashmere and wool. Timeless, trendy and classy pieces. However, we would have loved to see more designs and steeper discounts but you don’t always get what you want in life.
The staff was really sweet and offered an additional 10% off to ShopDrop users. The prices were 50% off retail. Since the coats go for over $1K at retail, the sale would make sense for people who appreciate that brand and quality.
What: Michelle Waugh sample sale
When: Jan 14 – Jan 18, 2019
Where: 1133 Broadway, Suite 710, Manhattan, NY
It’s that time of year again when Zadig & Voltaire takes over two storefronts in SoHo to discount the brands’ (very recent merchandise) for up to 70% off. For those who frequent the regular sample sale, this isn’t it. The price cuts aren’t as steep, but the merchandise is much more current and the shopping experience more pleasant. All pricing is on a sticker basis (certain colors = certain percentages off) and range from 30% off to 70% off. We’ll discuss both in details below and keep on scrolling for address & photos.
Zadig & Voltaire for women: nice large space that is very well organized. The staff was super helpful and sweet. Tons of knits, jackets, and shoes. Most of the merchandise fell between the orange sticker, which was 40% off. Keep in mind though, that it was really 40% off the outlet price (lower than the actual retail price) so overall it was a pretty decent deal with a price cut of 60% off at the end of the day. Of merchandise that was 70% off, there was some, not a whole lot. At the end of the day, the pricing at the warehouse sale was higher than the 260 bi-annual sample sale, but the items were current, and the shopping experience top-notch.
Zadig & Voltaire for men: the space was smaller than the women’s, but still a decent amount of merchandise. Most of it was 60% off the lowest ticketed price. If you purchased three or more items, you got them all for 70% off. The sales staff was so sweet and helpful. Lots of jackets, a good amount of them were leather. A few shoes but not a huge selection. If you’re looking to revamp the closet of your beau, definitely check this one out.
What: Zadig & Voltaire sample sale
Where: 153 Mercer St (Women) & 104 Grand St (Men)
When: Jan 14-Jan 27, 2019 (Women) & Jan 14 – Jan 20 (Men)
We loved the last 2 sample sales we visited and we are excited for this Modern Vice sample sale as well. It did not disappoint. Hosted in the Modern Vice headquarters in the fashion district of New York, the sale offered multi-leveled shelves filled with shoes, slip-on, and boots. The footwear was organized by size and ranged in price from $149-$249, reaching up to 70% off retail.
The staff was extremely sweet and helpful and worked with you until you found a pair of boots that suited you perfectly. An additional perk is that the manufacturing studio, hidden in the back of the showroom. You can choose any top of the shoe you like, and they’ll craft the shoe especially for you right then and there. If you’re looking for amazing-quality footwear that will last you through the rough winter season of NY, this sample sale is a must.
What: Modern Vice sample sale
When: Jan 14 – Jan 25, 2019
Where: 247 W 38th St, 3rd Fl, Manhattan, NY
The Lud Sample Sale was one of those interesting, down-time winter sales, where you could find items from a contemporary brand at a discount. It’s no jaw-dropping brands at 90% off but it’s something.
The Lud sample sale is located in a basement location, staff is quite sweet, mostly jackets selling for $250-$500, many sizes and lots of fur items. In fact, if you mention ShopDrop at checkout, you’ll get an extra 10% off. Thank us later!
What: The Lud sample sale
Where: 267 5th Ave, Lower Level 2, Suite 104, Manhattan, NY
When: Jan 8 – Jan 10, 2019
In the past year, Clothingline has been hosting less independent sales and more blowout sales, where leftovers from previous sample sales sell for dirt cheap. To kick off 2019, the sample sale house launched another blowout sale, advertising that most items will be under $35.
We stood in line and checked out the sale to see if the rumors were true. They were. Plenty of contemporary brands selling for $5-$35. EFM, Halston (capped at $35), Eva Franco, Alala (sport bras and leggings for $10)m Schutz shoes for $10 (yes, the most random sizes and styles – and you might never find a 2nd shoe – but still? $10? We’re glad we went).
What: Clothingline Blowout sale
Where: 261 West 36th St, 2nd Fl
When: Jan 9th 2019
Bye, Bye Brooklyn! The Kleinfeld pop sample sale has now entered the infamous “6th borough,” New Jersey. The Kleinfeld sample sale popped up in Mill Creek Mall. The space, already designated for evening gown sales as it is a prom dress store, is the perfect place for a bride to be to browse through thousands of dresses with ease. The location was enormous. We checked it out in the evening, and there was only a hand full of shoppers.
We rated the Kleinfeld pop up sample sale an 8 out of 10. There were a ton of beautiful dresses to match any bride’s style. They also had a range of sizes from small to large. Prices started in the $1,000 range and went up to the $5,000 range. You can also shop vails (in a few colors, including back) and beautiful floral and jeweled headpieces. It is worth crossing water and heading to Jersey for this sale. Secaucus is also very close to the Lincoln Tunnel. Buses from Port Authority will drop you off right in front of the mall. This is the to be if you have a big day coming up. Congratulations, and happy shopping!
What: Kleinfeld Pop Up Sample Sale
When: Fri. Jan. 4 – Sat. Jan. 14, 2019
Where: 31 Mill Creek Drive Secaucus, New Jersey (Type in “Prom Girl” into GPS for best results)
Since we had a ton of questions about the Manolo Boutique sale, let us clarify. The boutique sale is different from the sample sale. The boutique sale lasts for over a month in the regular store on 54th St. Prices drop gradually. The sample sale takes place for one day in a hotel in NY sometime in May, is cash only and has long lines to get in.
So this is the boutique sale 🙂 so far prices are at 30% off retail. Next dropdown will take place on January 21st. There are lots of shoe options (classics and black), a great variety in size and the staff was quite sweet. If you want to check out the iconic brand at a discount to retail, add the boutique sale to your next NYC trip then.
What: Manolo Blahnik boutique sale
Where: 31 West 54th St, NY, NY
When: Jan-Feb 2019