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February 2020

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Brics Milano Sample Sale is Boring as a Bric

By: Eve Orbach

This Bric’s sample sale at Soiffer Haskin features luggage and travel bags. The prices were pretty all over the place so with some searching you’ll probably manage to find a good deal or two. On the other hand: who wants to spend effort on getting LUGGAGE? Shoes? I understand. Jewelry? Of course! But a rolly suitcase is not my idea of an outstanding find. (I guess to each their own though)

There was no organization going on with the way the bags were displayed. The bags were mostly solid colors and didn’t really have anything too exciting going on. 

The deals varied per item but a lot of the stock seemed overpriced to begin with. The staff was helpful, if not slightly aggressive😬😜.

This sale is a 2/10 in my book. Unless if you’re a suitcase fanatic then this one probably isn’t worth going to. 

Credit card sales only. 

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Infant and Kids

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Infant and Kids sample sale were in a huge space and extremely pact. There were racks and racks filled with merchandise for all ages. Everything was very organized and labeled the exact age and size. It was very easy to find exactly what size/ item you are looking for. This sale had great casual-wear, coats, dresses, pants, skirts, and pants. It is worthwhile to go.

Merchandise/pricing: The pricing of this sale was great. Prices were all under $70. There were tons in stock of everything for all sizes. There were sizes from boys/girls 3 month-18 months, and more. There were also some racks filled with adult women’s clothing, and also the Snowman NY coats. This sale is worthwhile to go to.

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Narciso Rodriguez – Not Cool

By Ahuva Levy

Hi there, can you see this? This sale is exclusive for senior citizens. Call your access-a-ride because you will find the perfect outfit to wear to your great-granddaughter’s birthday party.

This sale was as good as 6-week-old organic exotic fruit, shriveled up, limited quantities, expensive and BASIC. The sale was downtown, there were about 50 items in the room  and prices were not impresive. $350 for a something super basic is just not me! This is coming from the QUEEN of finding some good LBDs… but this situation was a NO GO. There were current season items as well as previous but they were not priced differently, there was not much of a selection either. It looked like the clientele was full of people who loved the brand itself for a REALLY LONG LONG time.

I say skip, save your uber money for a massage. Spend $350 on something that has a little quality or style to it in my opinion.

What: Narciso Rodriguez sample sale
Where: 30 Irving Place, 9th Floor, Manhattan, NY
When: Wed Feb 26th – Fri Feb 28th

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Move on Over to Monica Vinader!

By: Eve Orbach

Celebrity fashion favorite jewelry company Monica Vinader is having the chicest sample sale. With a 70% discount, stunning jewelry, and a wide price range this is one sale you can’t afford to miss! 

There are rings, bracelets, earrings, charms, and necklaces galore in sterling silver, gold, and rose gold. The pieces are very intricately detailed but also very wearable for every day. Trust me, if it’s good enough for Olivia Palermo, the actual Duchess of Cambridge, and Sophie Turner it’s good enough for us! (Game of Thrones fans—hit me up in the comments). No matter what your budget or style is, there is something here for you.

This sale is hosted in the back of the brand’s adorable showroom in SoHo. 

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. But honestly the only thing I needed help within that sale was choosing which pieces were my favorites. There was some pretty tough competition here. Monica Vinader, bravo! 

Loyal readers: if you love jewelry that is not only beautiful but also affordable than this is the sale for you.

What: Monica Vinader jewelry sample sale
Where: 151 Spring Street
When: February 28, 2020

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Bogner sample sale: Great winter coats for everyone!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: This sale had the women’s section in the front of the store, and the men’s was in the far back corner. This sale was very organized, and all of the coats were surprisingly categorized by item and hung extremely neat. It was so easy to find the color and type of coat you were looking for, which made this sale a great experience. There was a small table in the back that had some accessories in it, and there was a small shoe section (5-6 pairs left) as well.

Merchandise/pricing: My favorite aspect of this sale was that each of the items was individually marked on their tags- Yay, I didn’t have to hurt my neck after starring at the pricing board on the top wall this time around. This sale was 60% current season, and 70% off previous seasons. As far as the coats, most were original $1300 and were not around $700-$800. The new prices were not so great and remained pretty high. As far as quantity, there were tons of coats in stock. I only noticed one rack of pants/ shorts, however. Also, the men’s section was smaller than the women’s; they had tons of coats and pants still. This sale Is great if you are overdue for a winter coat, and if not- not necessary to attend.

Rate: 5.5/10 Eh prices, great merchandise, tons in stock.

What: Bogner sample sale

When: Tue Feb 25th – Sun Mar 1st

Where: 151 Wooster St, NY NY

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All things random at the MoMa Design Sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Moma sample sale had tables in the middle of the room, filled with tons of items. While the room was spacious and organized, this sale was slightly wack. All of the merchandise was so random: from pads of paper to dishes to watches, this sale was very interesting. There were staff members behind each of the tables, and they explained what everything was. All of the items were neatly laid out and displayed, and it was quite easy to find what you are looking for.

Merchandise/ pricing: Most of the merchandise was 60% off, besides for jewelry and watches; Jewelry and watches were 50% off. There were tons in stock of everything, from plates to casual bags. The prices in this sale were great, but retail prices were also not so high. This sale is not worth the trip, unless you need a new clock or notebook. Most of the items were not considered “cute-” the plates were bright red with weird apples on them.

Rate: 4.5/10 Eh merchandise, low prices (but retail prices are not too high either), sweet staff, not worthwhile to attend.

What: Moma Design sample sale

When: Tue Feb 25th – Sun Mar 1st

Where: 150 Greene Street, Manhattan, NY

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Multi-brands sale: A BAG LOVERS HEAVEN

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Multi-brands sample sale was very organized, being that it was in such a small room. This sale was comprised of 8 great brands. The room was set up with bags everywhere, but the tables were then categorized by brand. It was quite easy to find the bag you want, and there were a few sales associates there helping the customers as well. In the table in the middle of the room, there were a bunch of clutches for events and weddings. There was such gorgeous stuff! Along the walls were big handbags, and they all came in multiple colors. This sale was worthwhile to go to.

Merchandise/pricing: This sale had amazing deals. Most of the bags were $25, and wallets were around $10. The bags still had tags on them, and were being sold in retail for around $300. All of the bags came in tons of colors and sizes; there was a ton of everything, and even more in the back. This sale laid out all of their wallets and bags very nicely, and it was so easy to find what you wanted. It is worthwhile to attend this sale- you will defiantly walk out with a new gorgeous bag!

Rate: 6/10 Great deals, gorgeous bags.

What: Multi-brand sample sale

When: Mon Feb 10th – Wed Feb 12th

Where: 25 West 39th Street, 3rd Floor, Manhattan, NY

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Buscemi sale: cool shoes, yet pricey.

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Buscemi sample sale was overwhelming and crowded. The mens shoes and women’s were on opposite sides of the room, and there were a few clothing racks in the far back of the room. The set up of the shoes was quite organized, and the way they portrayed the shoes looked nice. The space was pact with customers, and it looked like the shoes were selling fast. This sale is worthwhile to attend if you are looking for a new pair of high top sneakers or a casual pair of slides (that was what the sale had the most of).

Merchandise/pricing: The prices of this sale still remained high. I still think that it is quite expensive to pay $175 for a pair of casual sneakers. The prices of this sale went as follows: shoes (samples $100, non-samples $175), coats around $300, pants around $100, and bags around $150. There were a lot of shoes, but the mens had double the amount of the women. Customers were piling in fast; I think the shoes won’t last until Sunday! This sale also had mostly high-top sneakers and slides- if you are not interested in either of those I don’t suggest you go.

Rate: 5.5/10 Cool shoes, yet pricey still.

What: Buscemi sample sale

When: Wed Feb 12th – Sun Feb 16th

Where: 150 Greene St, NY NY

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Great finds at the Canali sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Canali sale was quite overwhelming, but possible to find a lot! The sale’s racks were organized by clothing type; there were racks of suits, sport coats, pants, shorts, coats, etc. On the side of the room, were the accessories: ties, swim, and SHOES. In the middle of the room, there were bins and bins of collard shirts and other shirts. Everything was folded very nicely and was quite easy to find the size you wanted. All of the shirts came in multiple colors as well. I noticed lots of blues, pinks, blacks, and grays.

Merchandise/ pricing: The prices were great at this sale. Sport coats were 70% off, suits 60% off, dress shirts 60% off, sweaters 70% off, and ties $65 if original price was $180, and if over $180- take 60% off. As far as quantity goes, there were TONS of shoes. There were both fancy and casual options, each 60% off. There were many light and dark brown colored shoes, but also funky colors- such as green. There were also tons of suits, ranging from tons of sizes. There were tons of ties as well, in a lot of different colors. The prices and deals were great at this sale, defiantly worthwhile to come if you are due for a new suit!

Rate: 7/10 Great deals, nice space, unlimited options.

What: Canali sample sale

When: Sun Feb 9th – Wed Feb 12th

Where: 317 W. 33rd St, NY NY

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Halston sample sale: AMAZING!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Halston sample sale was extremely organized and an enjoyable shopping experience. The space had The Arrivals coats in the front entrance, and the rest of the room was dedicated to everything Halston. All of The Arrivals coats were hung nicely, and all grouped according to style. The Halston clothing was also categorized by clothing type; there were pants racks, dress racks, shirt racks, and gown racks. The staff was also very sweet and was able to grab additional sizes in the back room.

Merchandise/ pricing: The Arrivals coats ranged from $99-$800, and on average the Halston clothing was $30. Halston had a bunch of clothing in stock, with multiple colors as well. They had great fancy bubble dresses that one could wear to an event: those were retail for $455 and were now selling for $25. I went on the website to see the dress, and it is on sale there for $275… people most probably think that is a good sale as well! Halston also had the cutest skirts for both the winter and summer. There were unlimited sizes of everything (and even more in the back.) Most of the merchandise was still in plastic bags from the factories- which means it was never worn by anyone! This sale was great, and worthwhile to go. No one can beat these excellent deals!

Rate: 8/10 Great deals, unlimited merchandise, fun experience. Worth it to go.

What: Halston Sample sale

When: Mon Feb 10th – Wed Feb 12th

Where: 261 W. 36th St, NY NY

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