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May 2019

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Milly Sample Sale For the First Time Not at Clothingline and We Love It

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This is the first time that we can remember Milly hosting a sample sale through a venue that isn’t Clothingline. This time the sale took place at Chelsea Market. And that is a definite improvement.

Setup: The sale was extremely organized. Everything was on the correct rack. The prices were clearly marked and were on the rack. Two large public fitting rooms in the back.

Merchandise: the stuff was just nice. There were no items with damages, so no need to inspect every item off the rack. The dresses were cute. The merchandise was much more current than at some previous sales.  There were also tables with Schutz shoes (and 2 other brands), which were really cute and affordable – $59 average.

Pricing: Prices were marked on each rack individually, so there was no need to go guessing. The items were reasonable. $19 for cute t-shirts with slogans. Some separates for $49, others for $69. Lots of merchandise and plenty to choose from.

The sale wasn’t packed so one didn’t feel the pressure to hoard or so uncomfortable that one had to leave. Adding this to the ‘sample sales to hit up’ list. Nice sale 7.5/10.

What: Milly sample sale
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, Manhattan, NY
When: May 21 – May 23, 2019

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Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliot Sample Sale is Out of this World

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliot sample sale is absolutely amazing. I have never been to a sample sale this good, especially not at 260. If you weren’t sure whether or not you should go to this one, I’m telling you that you 100% should.

At this sale, the prices are outrageously great. Here are some examples of these jaw-dropping deals: Equipment blouses are $60, Current Elliot jeans are $45, and Joie long sleeved tops are $50. Now usually, if the prices are good the merchandise is bad and vice versa. But that is not the case at this sale, the selection of clothing from each brand is drool-worthy. My favorite pieces are all from Equipment, but Joie and Current Elliot have things that I love too. And before you think it can’t get any better, embellished pieces aren’t marked up! There are lots of Joie tops with intricate pearl detailing and they’re the same price as every other long sleeved top! How amazing, and unlike 26, is that?! Finally, there is also a really cute selection of shoes and accessories at the sale. They have a crocodile embossed tote bag that is so nice and so affordable.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 9/10. I am a little sad about the purchasing limit because I want everything!!!! But aside from that, this sale is literally perfect. So ladies, get ready to sneak out of work on your lunch break tomorrow to shop this sale. If you get fired, it will totally have been worth it. Happy shopping friends!

What: Joie & Current/Equipment sample sale
Where: 260 Fifth Ave, NY, NY
When: May 21 – May 26, 2019

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The R13 Sample Sale is a Rip Off

By: Jacqueline Munro

The prices at the R13 sample sale are very disappointing, but at least there is a decent selection of merchandise. I kept getting confused between the menswear and womenswear; not that you can’t wear either regardless of your gender. But an employee called me out for grabbing a men’s sweatshirt in a very embarrassing way.

At this sale, they have more jeans than anything else; there are several tables lining the middle of the showroom with tons of denim. They’re selling a pair for $125 which is just too much money. At the Current Elliot sample sale (currently going on at 260) jeans are going for $45 which is, on average, 80% off their retail prices. And they’re definitely just as nice as R13 jeans when it comes to quality. The fact that the R13 sweatshirts are selling for $125 is insulting. I mean they’re comfy, but definitely not worth a sample sale price of $125. Oh, and their famous lace-up boots are $395. So if you were thinking of getting a pair for a reasonable price, I’m sorry to say this, but it isn’t happening at this sale.

Overall, I’m giving this sale a 5/10. The prices are outrageous and the staff members are rude. If you were really excited about this sale and are still contemplating going, at least wait for the additional markdowns Thursday (which I overheard a staff member confirm).

What: R13 sample sale
Where: 261 West 36th St, NY, NY
When: May 20 – May 23, 2019

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LoveShackFancy Sample Sale is a Hot Hot Mess

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The LoveShackFancy sample sale was one we were extremely excited for. That is, until the reviews started pouring in on Monday morning.

Setup: The room was lined with racks of merchandise. There were 700+ pieces at the sale, mostly from the summer resort collection. The room looked great before the people came in, but here is where s*** went down. The air conditioning was broken, there were a ton of people in line. And so the sample sale quickly turned into the sample sauna, and let me tell you, the shoppers did not enjoy that. To top it all off, employees were letting in personal friends ahead of everyone else and were giving them stuff stowed away before the sale the public can get to it.

Pricing and Merchandise: The items were 70%-75% off retail, but for the quality were still pricey. Most items were in the $100-$199 range, with come accessories in the $25-$35 range. Lots of items for kids as well. We found the pricing sheet from the last sample sale, and our suspicions were correct. Prices for certain items  grew by as much as $50. For that quality, the inflation is a joke (and it’s not a funny one.)

We truly hope that the brand could somehow save this sale, get the AC fixed, stop showing blatant favoritism and offer customers a pleasant (or at least relatively pleasant) shopping experience, because the LoveShackFancy clothes are super cute. Due to the complaints and pricing, we had to drop the rating to a 5.5/10.

What: LoveShackFancy sample sale
Where: Mon May 20th – Thu May 23rd
When: 210 11th Avenue, Suite 500, NY, NY

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Adorable Baby Clothes at the Bonpoint Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

The Bonpoint Sample Sale had the most adorable selection of baby clothes that I have ever seen in one place. Tables and tables full of every type of clothing a baby would need for any age. These pieces were very well made and looked absolutely darling and so cute, my favorite being an adorable pink sweater that was so nice, I was actually jealous that it was toddler sized and not my size! The discounts were really good; 70% off pants , socks and shoes and 60% off everything else! what a steal!

The layout of the sale was really good in that it was very well organized by size/age and gender and everything was laid out very neatly on tables and the older kids clothes were hanging on racks in the back of the room. It was very easy to find what you were looking for. The sale was also not crowded at all and very spacious, so it was very easy to shop.

Overall, I gave this sale a 9/10, perfect for anyone with young children! Happy shopping!

What: Bonpoint Sample Sale
Where: 123 West 18th Street, 4th Floor, NY, NY
When: May 14, 2019- May 17, 2019

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DL1961 Sample Sale Raised Prices on Denim

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We gave the DL1961 a 7/10. While we were annoyed that they raised prices from the previous sample sale, the brand is still one of the best luxury denim brands out there, so we’re still happy to score a pair of these jeans.

Setup: The setup in the small showroom is not the most convenient but is okay. A small room has tables in the center and along the walls. In the center are the tables for women, along the wall for men. Every ‘seat’ is a different size, and the jeans/skirts are just folded one on top of the other. So you have to sift through a number of items until you find what you want to try on.

Merchandise: Mostly jeans – the basic cuts. Some skirts, shorts, jumpsuits (very few), 4-5 tops, a box of maternity jeans and a toon of corduroy options. Also, at checkout there are leather pants/leggings.

Pricing: Ugh – this was the most annoying part. Last year and the year before, it was buy 3 pairs for $90. And now it’s 3 pairs for $120. But why though???? Clothing items were $30. We’re not thrilled but we’re not going to the streets to protest this one.

If you need a good pair of premium denim – hit this one up.

What: DL1961 Sample Sale
Where: 498 7th Ave, 21st Fl, NY, NY
When: May 15 – May 16

 

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Multiple Brands for Children at the Best Kids Sample Sale

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The Best Kids sample sale is unique in its set-up. Rather than walking into a showroom and shopping for a specific brand, multiple brands partner to create a one-stop kickass sample sale.

Set-up: The same building on 33rd Street has multiple showrooms that carry children’s clothing – from casual to fancy to pajamas and accessories. Many of the brands are European and can only be found in unique shops in the States for alarming prices. When you walk into the building, you can go from floor to floor, from showroom to showroom, from brand to brand – and you can shop all these places at wholesale prices.

Merchandise: Given the unique layout of the sale, the merchandise varies greatly from showroom to showroom. Zoe LTD was definitely a highlight with a ton of items for girls. Most showrooms have items for boys and newborns as well.

Pricing: Pricing also varies significantly from showroom to showroom. That being said, most items are 50%-70% off. You’ll be able to find things for $20 and certain things for $160. It’s a pretty wild range in that sense.

If you need to shop for kids and want them to look amazing, this sale is one you should hit up at least once. Because it is definitely part of the NY Shopping Experience!

What: Best Kids Sample Sale
Where: 34 West 33rd St, Floors 3,5,9,10,12, NY, NY
When: May 13 – May 15, 2019

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Darling Clothes at the Nanette Lepore Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

If you want to see the most adorable and darling showroom, head on over to the Nanette Lepore Sample Sale. The showroom itself was absolutely adorable and made shopping the sample sale quite an experience. The clothes were super cute and with a lot of floral patterns, perfect for spring and the transition into the summer months. Each piece was very well made with a lot of attention to detail and they had a lot available at the sale. My personal favorite was this adorable black and white striped sweater dress that is literally perfect.

The sale had a lot of old production pieces at an insane discount. Gorgeous dresses for $65, vintage pants for $20 were only some of the discounts available at this sale. They also had some new samples  as well as vintage samples which were so great. The sale was pretty organized by types of samples which made it easier to shop.

Overall, I gave this sale a 9/10. Head on over for a really good shopping experience!

What: Nanette Lepore Sample Sale
Where: 225 West 35th St, 17th Floor, NY, NY
When: May 14, 2019- May 17, 2019 

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The Rag and Bone Sample Sale is Questionable

By: Jacqueline Munro

After going to this Rag and Bone sample sale, I still can’t decide whether or not I think the discounts are good. But given that this sale is hosted by 260, I’m not surprised. Regardless of that though, I am satisfied by the large selection of merchandise that they have at the sale.

Firstly, I would like to emphasize how annoyed I was going into this sale. It was raining cats and dogs and there was a line of customers waiting to be admitted to the sale. But despite the torrential downpour, the 260 employees would not let anyone in one second before the posted opening time. They really don’t have any regard for their shoppers over there. When I finally got in after being completely soaked though, I was happy with the amount of merchandise they had

available. There was a really good selection of shoes, pants/jeans, and sweaters, but I was expecting there to be more leather jackets; there weren’t any classic styles, only leather bombers. There was one nice suede biker jacket, but that was it. They had sample jeans and shoes for 50 bucks, and they were actually really cute! Most of the womens sample shoes were a size 37, so if you have little feet, hurry over! They also had a ton of awesome hats for the winter and summer, as well as some cute bags. And another thing I noticed is that most of the products came in small sizes; I saw a lot of XS and XXS, but not a lot of M and L.

A lot of the stuff at this sale is selling for around 70% off retail, but not all of the products are discounted that well. Although the prices look really steep on the price list (which they kind of are) relative to the retail prices, they’re not that horrible. Knowing 260 they’ll slash their prices on the final days of the sale, so if you’re willing to wait it out, I’d say do it. Originally on Instagram I rated this sale an 8/10, but after reevaluating I’m giving it a 6/10, and I’m sure you can all tell why. Happy shopping!

What: Rag and Bone Sample Sale
When: Tues. May 14th – Sun. May 19th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY

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Lots of Everything at the Ramy Brook Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

The Ramy Brook Sample Sale had literally a little bit of everything for everyone. There were so many options of clothes to choose from many different brands. That is great for someone who likes choices!

Setup: The clothes were neatly organized by brand, and each rack had its own price list, which was great. The clothes available were really good quality and in great condition. The discounts were pretty good and there were some interesting pieces (peep the silver metallic wrap dress) that would definitely make a statement.

I found the sale to be quite overwhelming because of the many brands and amount of clothes available but some may see this as a plus to their shopping experience. My personal favorite brand available was Generation Love since they had the softest cashmere sweatpants I have ever seen.

Overall, I gave this sale a 7/10, I wasn’t wowed by the sale but others may love this experience. Happy shopping!

What: Ramy Brook Sample Sale
Where: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, NY, NY
When: May 13,2019- May 15, 2019 

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