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This Might Be the Best Prive Sample Sale Yet

I generally have a lukewarm feeling about the Prive sample sales, which take place at Chelsea Market. Most of the time, the atmosphere is great, the place is well lit, the staff nice. The pricing is not the cheapest but it’s not horrible either, and brands are contemporary to high-end.

Imagine how excited I was today when I walked into the sale to find 2 racks of Versace hoodies and t-shirts. Granted, they were for men – but still. Versace?! Then there were beautiful Derek Lam coats – the puffers with the fur collars selling for $350. We loved them. And there were some Elizabeth and James coat selling for $59! That was my favorite item of the night.

Other brands with awesome selections were Vince (for tees, shirts  and shoes for women), Milly (kids, adults, dresses, skirts, sweaters and pants), Elizabeth and James (blazers, dresses and coats). All in all, this is a great sale for some staple sweaters. I’m giving it an 8 out of 10. Peace.

What: Prive sample sale
Where: 75 9th Ave, NY, NY
When: Oct 29 – Nov 3, 2019

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You Literally Need To Be At the Edie Parker Sample Sale Right Now

By: Riva Neumann 

The Edie Parker sample sale had me super excited since these clutches and bags are so adorable and literally everyone I know has one. The sample sale has so many pieces and the prices are pretty good. Clutches range from $300-$500. They had initial ones in black and gold, some really cute pattered ones and some fun sayings (my personal favorite being “QUEEN”.

Other merchandise included napkins for $50, keychains for $35, coasters for $100, Iphone cases for $10 and boxes for $200-$300. Python bags were also available for $600. Overall, I gave this sale an 8/10. The merchandise is so good and the discounts are fire! The staff was also super nice and helpful!

What: Edie Parker Sample Sale
Where:781 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, NY
When: Oct 25,2019- Oct 28,2019

 

 

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Eberjey and La Ligne Sample Sale Literally the Same as the Last One

By: Riva Neumann 

The Eberjey and La Ligne Sample Sales looked very familiar when I walked into 260 sample sale. I then realized I had seen almost everything at the last sample sale they had. It seems like their sample sale inventory just takes a trip to the store for a week and then goes back into storage, just waiting for the next one. Prices are good, like $22 for a bra and $35 for a teddy but it really doesn’t seem worth the trip. Pajamas are $55 and robes are also.

La Ligne had a lot of sample racks ranging from $25-$100. Everything else was between 40%-70% off. They have a lot of merchandise but it’s more effort than its worth to actually go through it unless you know what you want.

I gave this sale a 6.5, prices are good, and they have a lot but it is not a sale I would go out of my way for.

What: Eberjey and La Ligne Sample Sale
Where: 151 Wooster St New York,NY
When: Oct 22,2019- Oct 27,2019

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The Kooples Sample Sale Discounts OK but Not Great

By: Riva Neumann 

The Kooples Sample Sale was really just an average 260 sample sale with discounts that were not as good. Though they had a good amount of sizes available in pretty much every style, I was disappointed by the discounts and how expensive everything was. $45 for a T-shirt is ridiculous and a dress that retails for $275 sold for $115 is good but could be better. I was also disappointed in the lack of accessories, if you are gonna say that you have them, then provide more than a small table of some bracelets!!

On a nicer note, the staff at this sale was so much nicer and way more helpful! Also the clothes were really good quality and condition, so you don’t have to worry about anything being damaged. Also the jackets are so nice and soft , perfect to transition from fall to winter. Also, the shoes were ok but not a lot of them.

Overall, I gave this sale a 7/10, it was ok, not amazing though.

What: The Kooples Sample Sale
Where: 150 Greene Street, Manhattan, NY
When:Oct 22nd, 2019- Oct 27th, 2019

 

 

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FAMOUS PEARL SHOES AT THE NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD SAMPLE SALE

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If you love the boots with pearl heels as much as we do, you’ll be delighted to hear that we found many of them at the Nicholas Kirkwood sample sale. They are called Casatis BTW.
The sale was set up in a boutique shop in Chelsea – staff was sweet (but exhausted), setup was beautiful. The organization of shoes was by size and then style. Current items sold for 75-85% off retail ranging between $120 and $450, while older stock was selling for $70 a pair (we did a double-take as well). There are plenty of $70 options in every size. Sizes range from 34 to 42. And the deeper one gets into the room the higher the sizes get as well.
All in all, if you’re into hot shoes, this sale is a must. We’re rating it 9.5 out of 10.
What: Nicholas Kirkwood sample sale
Where: 807 Washington Street, NY, NY
When: Oct 24 – Oct 26, 2019
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The Bonpoint Sample Sale is NOT on Point

By: Jacqueline Munro

After attending the Bonpoint sample sale today I left feeling amazed… Amazed by the fact that people are actually willing to pay that much money for baby clothes that will fit for about a month during which they will be covered in poop, pee, and barf! But hey, who doesn’t want to dress their infant in a multi-hundred dollar onesie………..

For such expensive baby/children’s clothes, I would like so see discounts better than 60% off. With that said though, there was an insane amount of inventory including a lot of cute options for boys and girls ranging from one month to 10 years old! There were cashmere leggings with matching sweaters, adorable little collared shirts, lined winter onesies, shearling vests, winter coats, and plenty of other items. You’re going to have to do some work sorting through everything though because all of the clothes are just “folded” in piles on the tables. Pretty much nothing is hung up, which makes sense given that the clothes are so small, but unfortunately it creates a colossal mess. Oh and don’t go if you need to ask someone’s opinion before purchasing because if they see you making a facetime call or taking photos you will be asked to leave. Trust me, they’ll actually do it. I know from experience.

Overall I rated this sale a 5/10. Unless you’ve got a fat wallet and a lot of cash to drop on baby clothes, sit this one out.

What: Bonpoint Sample Sale
When: Tue Oct 22nd – Fri Oct 25th, 2019
Where: 123 West 18th Street, 5th Fl, Manhattan, NY

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I’m saying “Boooo” to the Jimmy Choo Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

Overall I was not impressed by the Jimmy Choo sample sale. The sale is taking place at 123 West 18th St. in the Metropolitan Pavilion. If you’re having trouble finding it, just look for the insanely long line of people standing on the sidewalk.

At this sale there were TONS of shoes; I was shocked by the amount of merchandise when I walked in. All of the shoes were organized by size. Each size ranging from 34.5-41 had its own section of racks/tables that were overflowing with shoes. The prices for women started at $200 and went up to $375 plus an additional $200 for any exotics. There were lots of pumps and wedges but sadly there were not as many boots/booties, sneakers, or flats. The sneaker selection that they did have was pretty underwhelming and the flats weren’t great either. There were a few hot pairs of booties, though! Additionally, there were lots of sandals, which is quite unfortunate given that were almost in the month of November. But for all of you snow birds out there, this sale is the perfect place to start prepping your s-winter shoe-drobe. In addition to all of the shoes, there was also a small selection of bags ranging from clutches to large totes, and they’re selling fast! The mens section was decent and all shoes were $150 which is great! How come women’s shoes couldn’t be priced like that!?

Overall I rated this sale a 6.5/10. Although there were approximately a gazillion pairs of shoes, a lot of them were outdated and just down-right ugly. The pricing was okay, but not amazing and the line was absurdly long. I’d say go if you’re a huge Jimmy Choo fan, but don’t expect to be wow-ed by anything.

What: Jimmy Choo Sample Sale
When: Wed. Oct. 23rd – Sat. Oct. 27th, 2019
Where: 123 W. 18th St., Manhattan, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale has Bags Galore

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Rebecca Minkoff sample sale is currently taking place at 260 sample sale’s 5th avenue location. Personally, I’m not a Rebecca Minkoff fan, and this sale is always super hectic. So I’d advise you all to check out their online sale, which is currently offering up to 75% off retail prices, before succumbing to the misery of 260.

At the Rebecca Minkoff sample sale, there is a s*it ton of bags and a pretty decent shoe selection (but very limited sizing). I recognized a LOT of bags that were at their last sale back in July which means that there was a huge carryover of overstock. In my opinion, that’s really lame; especially given that the last sale was only a few months ago. At least the prices are the same though, there haven’t been any increases. For handbags, sample prices range from $15 – $75 and for production pieces, they range from $50 – $175. For shoes, sample pairs are $30 and production pairs range from $50 – $80. And finally, RTW samples range from $15 – $50 and production pieces range from $30 – $250. Overall I’m not overly impressed by these prices but I’m not super disappointed either.

Overall we rated this sale a 6.5/10. We recommend waiting until the last day for further markdowns, and you don’t have to worry about not being able to find anything at the end because they have a TON of merchandise. Happy shopping!

What: Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale
When: Tue Oct 22nd – Sun Oct 27th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York

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You can Stop Holding your Breath, the Alexander Wang Sample Sale is Back!

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Alexander Wang sample sale is back and so far it has been *Drumroll Please* INSANE!!!! We were super excited to hear that this sale was open to the public after years of being invite-only, but now all we feel is anxiety!

If you ever make it into this sample sale (the line was 500 people deep at one point) the main issue you’ll come across is the resellers. 260, how on Earth could you let this happen!? We got pictures of hoarders with mile-high piles of bags, clothes, and shoeboxes, and they were grabbing things off the racks so quickly that not even the employees could keep up with them. So even though 260 started off with a ton of back stock, we’re not sure it’ll last until Sunday. Aside from the resellers, the place was a completely disorganized mess. Shoe boxes were everywhere and the staff could barely navigate their way through the clutter. The prices were decent and the merchandise seemed like it was good if you got there first thing this morning, but apparently, all of the bags are already gone, and they are out of lots of sizes in certain shoes.

Overall we rated this sale a 6/10. 260, you really need to get your sh*t together on this one, we had really high hopes. This sale is not for the faint of heart, so unless you’re ready to wait online for three hours, and throw some elbows once you get inside, avoid this sale at all costs.

What: Alexander Wang Sample Sale
When: Mon. Oct. 21st – Sun. Oct. 27th
Where: 2151 Broadway, Manhattan, NY

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Don’t Fret! The Frette Sample Sale is Here

By: Riva Neumann 

The Frette Sample Sale has some of the most amazing bedding I have seen in a LONG time. Their prices are really good and everything is so nice and looks so cozy. Towels ranged from $5-$20 depending on size and there are so many colors, perfect for anyone’s taste. Adult robes were my personal favorite thing at this sale, they are so soft and only $59. Cushions are $49 and there are so many colors! They also have children’s for $39!

Throw blankets range in price from $169 to $249, and they make gorgeous gifts, especially for the holidays. The quilts were also a good deal at $99-$599 and duvet and duvet sets for $169-$499.

I gave this sale a 9/10. Go for gifts or to update your home, you won’t be disappointed!

What: Frette Sample Sale
Where:50 West 14th Street, Manhattan, NY
When: Oct 19,2019- Oct 27, 2019

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