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Sandro Sample Sale- a Bit Pricey but Good

By: Riva Neumann 

The Sandro Sample Sale is a good sale to go to if you regularly shop the brand, the discounts are good but honestly, unless I shop there anyway, I am not going to shell out $55 for a T-shirt. At this sale, I think the best deals were on the coats and jackets. Jackets are $125 and I found the cutest blinged out denim jacket that belongs in everyone’s closet as a staple piece. The coats are $200 and there was this one coat that was the softest thing I have ever felt, I feel like I need that for fall (or anytime of the year really).

The accessories were ok, they had some nice shoes and boots ($80 for shoes, $95 for sneakers and short boots and $125 for boots) but they did not have a lot available. The bag selection was also limited and a bit pricey but overall ok.

I gave this sale a 7/10, not super impressed with the prices but loved the clothes!

What: Sandro Sample Sale
Where: 150 Greene Street New York, NY
When: Oct 8,2019- Oct 13,2019

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The Moment we’ve all Been Waiting for: The Saks Potts Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Saks Potts sample sale is currently being hosted down near Canal street in a tiny space that cannot accommodate more than 7 shoppers at a time. The line was insanely long and the staff members weren’t limiting the amount of time that the shoppers could spend in the showroom so it moved very slowly.

When you walk in the sale you’re probably going to feel claustrophobic and you might even be a little disappointed at first. They don’t have a lot of merchandise on display because the space is so limited, but I was told that they had enough back stock to put out new items every day of the sale. Most of the sizes were on the smaller end, but it looked like there may have been a few exceptions. There are about four long racks of coats and jackets ranging from their classic styles to one of a kind samples, and sadly there is one small rack of clothing. The discounts are amazing though. Their super popular, classic styles were about 55%-60% off, but other styles ranged up to 90% off. I got two $1095 puffer jackets for $145 each.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 9/10. The two things that took away from the awesomeness of this sale were the line situation and the staff members. I hate to say this but the girls running the sale were just downright rude. They were totally unfriendly and I was extremely disappointed when they told me that they would hold a coat for me and I went back to get it only to be told that there were no holds. Other than those two issues though, I have no complaints. The pricing was amazing and the selection was just as good.

What: Saks Potts Sample Sale
When:  Fri Oct 4th – Sun Oct 6th, 2019
Where: 27 Orchard St., Manhattan, NY

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Dresses for Every Occasion at the Elie Tahari Sample Sale

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The Elie Tahari sample sale was exactly what you’d expect of a great Soiffer Haskin sample sale. A huge room filled with beautiful merchandise, organized by size and then style and then color. 

The staff was extremely sweet and helpful. Sizes began at 0 and went all the way through size 16. There were multiple categories of merchandise: dresses, tops, skirts, pants, workwear, evening dresses, shoes a ton (we mean a ton) of coats. There were also some sharp looking sweaters that would be perfect for this weather. 

Don’t forget the goodies for men as well: awesome shirts, blazers, pants and outerwear in a wide range of sizes.

This sale has the best dresses for formal and evening occasions and the prices start at 70% off. And for those who have been to the sample sale before, keep your fingers crossed for additional price drops.

What: Elie Tahari sample sale
When: October 3 – October 7, 2019
Where: 317 West 33rd St, Manhattan, NY 

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Anthony Thomas Melillo, More Like Meh-lillo

By: Riva Neumann 

The Anthony Thomas Melillo Sample Sale was ok, and not much else. The prices made it stand out (I got a dress that retails for $500 for $25), but there was barely anything besides some sweatshirts and some pants. Kids items were all $5 but I couldn’t find any. I also barely found any menswear, maybe a couple of shirts but that was it.

They had some bags, all for $96 as well as lots of womenswear. Long sleeve tees, tops and shorts were $15 and bottoms and dresses were $25. Sweatshirts went for $30. The pricier items were the sweaters for $50 and outerwear for $75, but they didn’t have much.

Overall, I gave this sale a 6/10. The prices are good but honestly not much else.

What: Anthony Thomas Melillo Sample Sale
Where:210 11th Avenue, Suite 801, Manhattan, NY
When: Oct 2,2019- Oct 4,2019

 

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Scotch & Soda Sample Sale Perfect Place to Stock Up for Winter

By: Riva Neumann 

The Scotch & Soda Sample Sale is always a good sale to go to, not only are the prices amazing (I got a $168 shirt for $30), they also have a good selection of coats and jackets that are perfect for fall and winter! and for only $75, who can pass that up? There is also a good selection of more summery clothes for $15-$30. The selection of scarves was also good and they were $10.

The selection of kids clothes was also definitely worth the trip, they had so much available! They also had a lot of menswear as well. By the time I got there, there were no bags or accessories which was a bummer but they had belts and hats for $10.

Overall, I gave this sale a 7/10, the prices were fantastic and the selection of winter/fall jackets was great but they did not have a lot there.

What: Scotch & Soda Sample Sale
Where:37 East 18th Street, 10th Floor, Manhattan, NY

When: Oct 2,2019-Oct 3,2019

 

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The Rent the Runway Sample Sale was Surprising

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Rent the Runway Sample Sale pleasantly surprised me. That’s not to say it was amazing, but I was shocked that it wasn’t completely terrible. I hate giving 260 my money, but I got a super cute Alexis shift dress, a Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini sweatshirt, and a Phillip Lim sweater.

This sale is filled with a lot of merchandise, and I saw racks in the basement which means that they will be restocking. They have every form of clothing imaginable– shirts, dresses, skirts, shorts, jeans, jackets, coats… You name it they’ve got it. Prices are as marked so it is hard to get a sense of the average percentage discount, but two of the things that I purchased were about 86% off of their retail prices. Unfortunately, because this is a Rent the Runway sale, a lot of the items are damaged or just noticeably worn. There was a really cute puffer jacket by The Kooples that I wanted to buy, but it was completely discolored. I also saw several sweaters with holes and stains in them and lots of shirts and dresses with pulls in them.

Overall I gave this sale a 5.5/10. Because while I was surprised by the discounts, it was a complete sh*t show. It was horribly disorganized, the dressing rooms were a wreck, and the line to get in was absurdly long.

What: Rent the Runway Sample Sale
When: Tues. October 1st – Sun. October 6th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, New York

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The Schutz Sample Sale is the S*it

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Schutz sample sale is being hosted by Eclipse New York down in Chelsea. So although it was a hike for me to get there, I knew it was going to be well worth it. I love Eclipse because their sales are always super organized, and their staff members are the sweetest.

At this sale, there were tons of shoes… and I mean TONS. It was like a sea of white boxes over a horizon that was made up of tables of shoes. Most of the shoes were sandals (an even mix of flat and heels) and pumps, but there was also a nice selection of boots and booties, mules, and espadrilles. Prices ranged from $50-$135 which I felt was fair. The sample shoes were sizes 6.5 and were going for 50 bucks (I was really happy about that because that’s my size).

Overall I rated this sale a 9/10. There were tons of shoes ranging in sizes 5-11. They had styles and color combos to satisfy any woman’s shoe needs and everything was so well organized. This sale opens to the public tomorrow morning, October 2nd. So get ready to hit it up because you won’t want to miss it!

What: Schutz Sample Sale
When: Wed. October 2nd – Sun. October 6th, 2019
Where: 450 W 14th St., Manhattan New York.

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The J Mendel Sample Sale has Gowns Galore

By: Jacqueline Munro

The J Mendel sample sale is being hosted on the upper east side in the old BCBG building on 66th and Madison. There are plenty of kind staff members throughout the showroom, it is very well organized, and the selection is large.

All of the pieces are about 75% off but some are more heavily discounted and others are discounted less. This is a multi-floor sale; on the first floor you will check-in and drop off your stuff, the second floor is where the clothing, dresses, and gowns are located, and the third floor is where you will find fur coats. The gown selection at this sale is really impressive. There are styles for all age groups and all occasions; there are tons of different colors, materials, and patterns that would go with anyone’s taste.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 7/10. The prices are decent, the selection is good, the location is prime, it is well organized, and the staff is very helpful. If you have $$ to drop on a gown, hit this sale up. Happy shopping ladies!

What: J Mendel Sample Sale
When: Wed Sep 25th – Thu Sep 26th, 2019
Where: 770 Madison Ave, Manhattan, NY

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3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale Good, but the Showroom Sale was Better

By:Riva Neumann 

The 3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale is for sure a sale I would recommend you go to. The discounts are pretty good, but I can’t help comparing them to a previous sample sale in their showroom last fall. I found jackets that at the previous sale were $100 to be $175 and bags that were $100 to be $200 or more. I’m not saying these aren’t good discounts, they are, especially compared to retail. I believe the best deal was on shoes and rumor has it they will be restocking!

The clothes, even though they were a little more expensive, were gorgeous and very much worth the trip! I am obsessed with this plaid bomber that is only $175! (tbh I may go back and get it). The bags are also a great steal but get there soon because they are going QUICK.

Overall, I gave it a 7/10, I think it’s a good sale for the fall so head on over!

What:3.1 Phillip Lim
Where: 150 Greene Street, Manhattan, NY
When: Sept. 24,2019-Sept 29,2019 

 

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A+ for the A.P.C. Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

The A.P.C. sample sale is being hosted by Eclipse NY down in Chelsea. I love Eclipse because every time I go there the staff members are SO kind and the showroom is beautifully organized. AND, it’s right near the Standard Biergarten so I can go drink my self pity away after I spend a gajillion dollars at their sales.

At this sample sale prices range from about 70%-85% off. T-shirts are $30, shirts are $60, jeans are $60, sweaters are $75, jackets are $100, coats are $175, and shoes range from $80-$130. Overall I am really pleased with these prices. The merchandise includes gorgeous jackets and coats, awesome sweaters, classic APC t-shirts, a s*** ton of jeans, fun skirts and dresses, stylish accessories, and more eccentric pieces like corduroy rompers! For men there are lots of options too — lots of shirts and jackets as well as some cool sweatpants and accessories. I got my boyfriend a stunning wool jacket with a faux shearling collar for $100 down from $690! He told me not to because he has something similar, but I literally couldn’t leave it.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 9/10. Eclipse has been killing the sample sale game lately and I could not be happier about it. Their pricing is spot on, their showroom is neat, their inventory is stocked up, and their employees are a delight. Definitely head over to the A.P.C. sample sale, you won’t regret it.

What: A.P.C. Sample Sale
When: Wed Sept. 25th – Sun Sept. 29th, 2019
Where:450 W 14th St., Manhattan, NY

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