We hit up the Naeem Khan sample sale, which was co-hosted with Shelly & Renee. As any sample sale with Shelly & Renee, the items were overpriced. There were a few items that cost $200-$300 but most items were priced north of $1,200. The space could have been lighter and larger but not much complaints in that area.
We were disappointed in the lack of selection. The sample sale seemed like one huge Neiman Marcus return that the brand was stuck with. There were a few evening gowns but not close to a generous selection. If you could find a gown at that sale, you would probably be very happy.
Overall, the items that were at the sale were beautiful, the prices expensive. We’re giving the sale a 6 out of 10.
What: Naeem Khan sample sale
Where: 260 West 36th St, 10th Fl, NY, NY
When: Nov 5 – Nov 7, 2019
I’ve never seen such a big shi* show in my entire life… Bravo 260, you’ve outdone yourselves! Looking at the line for this sale you would’ve thought they were giving away free diamonds… but sadly, no. Just overpriced candles, water bottles, and notebooks.
By the time I got there, there were hardly any S’well bottles left, and the ones that they did have were not cute. Ther larger bottles were going for $17 and the medium (normal) sized ones were going for $10. In my opinion, that’s how they should be priced in the first place, so I’m not going to praise them for dropping their sample sale prices to those numbers. As for the Moleskine notebooks, there were a ton. They had lots of cute colors and sizes, and some even had cute characters like Batman on them. With that said though, the prices were….. what they should always be? I just can’t imagine paying any more than the sample sale prices for one of those things. And last but not least, Nest. Before I got into the sale there was a man with a megaphone announcing the scents that they had sold out of. It sounded like a lot of the good, non-holiday scents were gone. But I’m not a Nest fanatic so what would I know. There were still a decent amount of candles, diffusers, and perfumes left but the discounts were BLEH!!!!! A follower of ours pointed out that there are currently Nest products on Nordstrom Rack for cheaper!
Overall I rated this sale a 5/10. I can NOT recommend going to this sale. To be honest, I was going to give it a 0/10, but the number of crazed people in the sale made me feel like there had to be something good about it. I just genuinely hope that none of you are foolish enough to wait on line to get in. I only did it because I had to. Good luck, shoppers. You’re going to need it for this sale.
What: S’well, Nest, and Moleskine Sample Sale
When: Tuesday, Nov. 6th – Sunday, Nov. 10th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Avenue, Manhattan, NY
Ok, I have some THOUGHTS on the Belstaff and Re/Done Sample Sale . First of all, it is literally so crowded with merchandise that I am pretty sure it breaks some sort of fire code because there is barely any space to move it’s so full. Second, it is pricey as hell and I’m not at a sample sale to be spending that kind of money. Belstaff is great for outwear and maybe 3 t shirts but for the most part, it is racks of leather jackets (I am just stating facts) all for about $300.
Re/Done has jeans for $90 and Levis for $120. The lines to try on jeans are almost throughout the store so if you go, know your size and don’t waste your time trying on, you get maybe 6 minutes to try on everything and you can wait on line forever or just buy it and hope for the best.
Overall, I gave this sale a 6.5/10. Know what you are getting into and good luck with the crowdedness.
What: Belstaff and Re/Done sample sale
Where: 151 Wooster street New York, NY
When: Nov 5,2019- Nov 10,2019
The Parker Sample Sale has some great merch, if you are a size small. I was disappointed in the lack of sizes at this sale but other than that, they literally have so much and all for under $100. All samples are $35 and they have a ton of gorgeous dresses and gowns on the sample racks. All leather is $70 which is such a discount for the amazing leather pieces they have. Everything else for the most part is $50 besides for Parker Black which is $70 for short dresses and $85 for gowns.
They have a small selection of shoes for $20 which is very worth it to check out. I scored a pair of thigh high boots for $20 and I am not mad! Overall, I gave this sale an 8/10, the only thing that could have been better was having more sizes but other than that you should be checking this sale out!
What: Parker Sample Sale
Where:234 West 39th Street, 3rd Floor, Manhattan, NY
When:Nov 5,2019- Nov 7,2019
We caught wind of the Brooks Brothers warehouse sale at the last minute. This is a sale our guys look forward to for months, because that’s when they get to look all British and proper without spending the big bucks. The warehouse sale took place in the same warehouse as last year near their flagship store in midtown. The place was organized well, with large pricing signs.
Sadly, there were no shoes at this sale and there were no items for the ladies. However, whatever they did have was gorgeous and well-priced. There was definitely a buy-more save-more thing going on, where 1 tie was going for $25 but 6 were selling for $100. One suit was $500, 2 – $900 – see how you saved $100 bucks right there. There was a room and a half of shirt boxes – 3 for $100. Plenty of coats and sport coats as well. Vests were selling for $60, pants for $80 or $110.
For men who like to look sharp, this sale is a definite go! 8 out of 10 for me.
The DVF Sample Sale is such a good sale to go to. The prices are really good and they have a lot in all sizes. They have so many racks out all organized by size which was great because you can go to the rack labeled with your size and know that everything on the rack will be good for you. They have a really good selection of shoes and bags that you need to hit up early, these go FAST.
This sale had lines to get in and was super crowded. Though they will be discounted later in the week, this sale is super popular for the discounts. I can’t imagine what it will be like the last couple of days! Jewelry was a pretty good deal at $15 and so are shoes for $65 but they didn’t seem to have a lot of sizes.
I gave this sale a 7.5/10, discounts are worth the trip!!!
What: DVF Sample Sale
Where: 260 5th ave New York,NY
When: Oct 29,2019- Nov 3,2019
The Tibi Sample Sale , held at the 150 Greene Street 260 location, is a good place to check out if you are in the neighborhood. The merchandise at this sale is great and very organized. The prices are pretty ok but still expensive, you’ll definitely be spending a pretty penny here. They have a lot statement pieces, my favorite being an amazing orange faux fur coat for $249. They also have a lot of size variety which was great.
The shoes were really great and a must have at this sale. Shoes range from $99-$149 and there are so many its actually crazy how much they have. These blue metallic mules for $125 were my favorite and are a statement shoe that everyone needs and that I didn’t even know I needed.
I gave this sale an 8/10, go check it out!
What:Tibi Sample Sale
Where: 150 Greene Street New York,NY
When:Oct 29,2019- Nov 3,2019
The Paul Smith sample sale is pretty much just for men. The whole front half of the showroom is filled with men’s clothing and there are about three racks of women’s clothes in the back of the room along one wall. So girls, don’t get your hopes up going to this sale unless you can fit into men’s clothes or you’re buying for your boyfriend/husband.
For the guys, there are tons of sport coats and suit jackets, trousers and jeans, t-shirts and button-downs, and shoes. Prices are a bit high in my opinion, the discounts are mostly about 60%-70% off which is okay, but not amazing. As for the ladies, the best options are the trousers, and the worst are the tops. There were hardly any shirts and the ones that they did have were meh. There were a couple of nice work dresses but they were pricey!
Overall I rated this sale a 6/10. In my opinion, it is just not worth waiting on line for.
What: Paul Smith Sample Sale
When: Tues. Oct. 29th – Sun. Nov. 3rd, 2019
Where: 151 Wooster, Manhattan, NY
In classic 260 fashion, the Aquazzura sample sale prices are way too high. Prices start at $180 and range all the way up to $485. And while $180 doesn’t sound terrible, the majority of the shoes were between $220 and $275. In my opinion that is just absurd. This is a sample sale people!?? I mean, has that word completely lost its meaning?
Despite the disappointing prices though, the selection of merchandise was quite wonderful. I walked in and felt like I was suddenly swimming in a sea of Aquazzura boxes. Not only was there a nice array of styles, but there were also tons of sizes starting at 34 and going up to 41! I was very pleased with the selection of powder puff shoes. They were stocked with various heel heights and plenty of colors, but I felt like $230 for them was just too much! They also had lots of PVC shoes which are still super in.
Overall I rated this sale a 6.5/10. If you’re an Aquazzura fanatic who always pays full price, you might feel like it is worth it to go. But if you’re someone like me who loves the shoes but can’t afford to pay full price, don’t go because you won’t be able to afford the sample sale prices either!!!!
What: Aquazzura Sample Sale
When: Tues. Oct. 29th – Sun. Nov. 3rd, 2019
Where: 2151 Broadway, Manhattan, NY
The Chuckies ‘moving’ sale is what we like to call FALSE ADVERTISING. First of all, they hosted a ‘liquidation’ sale in July, which wasn’t liquidation since they are still very much in business. And now they advertise this moving sale with items up to 90% off.
We get to the sale and there are like two and a half items at 90% off retail, and everything else is barely 50% off. So I don’t even know if I believe that they are really moving. Hate lies. Yes there were quite a few brands, but the prices were nowhere near where prices should be at a sample sale.
Given the loss of trust, I’m giving this sale a 0 out of 10. Shame on you. SKIP.