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SEA Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had a preview of Sea NY Sample Sale before it opened to the public this morning. The space is organized by size and allows for shoppers to easily search through the racks. The racks boasted tons of beautiful chiffon maxi dresses, patterned skirt and ruffled tops. While the merchandise was stunning, the pricing was not up to standards. As well, the selection had some amazing pieces for fall and you know it is never to early to stock up (sweater szn people). If you aren’t familiar with the brand, the clothing at Sea NY boasts various earthy hues and lots of details.

Overall, we rated the sale an 8 out of 10. We are hoping for some additional discounts on the merchandise and then we will be talking!

What: Sea NY Sample Sale

Where: 324 Canal Street, NY, NY

When: August 8th, 2019 – August 10th, 2019

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The Illesteva Sample Sale will have you Looking like a Celeb in no time

The Illesteva sample sale was held in its showroom downtown in the Canal area. The largest room had 4 tables lined with sunglasses 🕶; designs included the those worn by Gigi Hadid, Kourtney K, Meghan Markle and other celebrities. While the selection was extensive, the prices weren’t nearly as impressive. They ranged from $50 to $180 but the average sunglasses costed $100-$120. I mean, that’s not even 50% off for a lot of the styles. 

There was a separate room with handbags ($175), ski goggles, optic glasses and men’s sunglasses. The staff members wanted us to know that the merchandise would be restocked throughout the sale – so there you go, we’ve passed the information on. To be completely honest, we’ve scored Illesteva sunglasses for the same prices in discount stores, so we can’t give the sample sale more than a 6/10.

What: Illesteva Sample Sale
When: Tues Aug. 6th – Sat Aug. 10th, 2019
Where: 456 Broadway, 4th floor, Manhattan, NY

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The Rebecca Taylor Sample Sale is Already Wiped Out

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Rebecca Taylor sample sale was a hot mess, but I was happy with the merchandise and price points. The staff told me that a large crowd came through this morning, which contributed to the disaster of the showroom.

Although the prices increased from the last Rebecca Taylor sale, I still thought they were decent. The discounts ranged from 50% – 80% off which is more than I can say for many of the sales I go to. As far as merchandise goes, there were tons of bottoms and shoes but the tops and dresses were not as plentiful. Most of the shoes were Loeffler Randall which was a pleasant surprise, and they were fifty bucks! I was not as pleased with the employees running this sale as I was with the pricing. There were plenty of staff members in the showroom but they were not helpful and they severely lacked  organizational skills.

Overall I gave this sale a 7/10. I found a bunch of cute stuff that I wouldn’t have gone broke buying, and that made me really happy. But don’t expect to be able to find anything easily, you’re gonna have to do some digging. Good luck, shoppers!

What: Rebecca Taylor Sample Sale

When: Tues Aug. 6th – Thurs Aug. 6th, 2019

Where: 80 West 40th St., 5th floor, Manhattan, NY

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Gowns Galore! – The Vera Wang Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the chance to stop by the Vera Wang Sample Sale. The sale is extremely organized and everything is divided by size and item type. While the racks were stocked with a majority of stunning tulle, silk and bejeweled wedding pieces. Vera Wang is known for its unbelievable wedding dresses and this sale did not disappoint. Don’t worry! There are still some very nice RTW available for purchase and gorgeous colored gowns (perfect for those bridesmaids). In addition, the sale had a decent amount of accessories – think vails, headbands and belts. I know you are all wondering what the pricing is like, but let me tell you that the gowns are not cheap (I mean it is your wedding day so). Every piece is individually priced, the wedding dresses range anywhere from $700 (past season merchandise) to $2,200 (new season merchandise). Beware there is limited space to try on the dresses and a limit of 3 gowns.

 

 

What: Vera Wang Sample Sale

When: August 5th, 2019 – August 6th, 2019

Where: 15 East 26th Street, NY, NY

 

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Vfiles Sample Sale- Lot of Stuff, Not A Lot of Variety

By: Riva Neumann 

The Vfiles Sample Sale had a very interesting selection of clothes available. They had some cute body suits available as well as holographic tops and shorts sets. Tees went for between $10-$20 and bottoms ranged from $30-$50. They also had some interesting jumpsuits as well and a lot of outerwear that were $85 each.

They had some cute hats for $10 and really adorable hair clips with sayings such as GTFO and STFU for only $5 ( catch the whole Shopdrop team sporting those) as well as some Converse sneakers and Filas for $55. They also had some cute bags and backpacks ranging from $15-$25.

Overall, I gave this sale a 6/10, there are some good finds but overall pretty meh.

What: Vfiles Sample Sale
Where: 151 Wooster Street New York, NY
When: July 30,2019- August 4,2019

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Lots of the Same Stuff at the Diesel Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

The Diesel Sample Sale had me very excited since I went to the last one and really liked it, what I didn’t expect was to see literally almost all of the same stuff from the last sample sale. I recognized most of the jackets, leather pieces and some denim pieces from the last sale and was highly disappointed. It was about $90 for the Jogg Jeans and 5 Pocket were $65. Leather pieces ranged from $200-$375. There was a lot of stuff, mainly tees and sweaters but nothing too exciting.

There was a decent selection of shoes, sneakers being $50 and flats, sandals and heels being $60. They had some nice bags for about $75. They also claimed to have a kids section that had about 3 items of kids clothes so that was also a disappointment.

Overall, not a great sale. I gave it a 5/10.

What: Diesel Sample Sale
Where: 260 5th Ave New York,NY
When: July 30,2019- August 4,2019

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The Gottex Studio Sample Sale Sadly Has No Bathing Suits

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Gottex Studio Sample Sale is taking place on West 39th in a very tiny showroom. If you were hoping to purchase a cheap suit for the last month of summer, you’re not going to be able to; this sale is strictly stocked with their activewear line, X By Gottex.

The price points at this sale are uh-may-zing… Nothing costs more than $20 and the leggings are $15! The only thing that could make it better would be if they gave you everything for free! They had leggings, biker shorts, tees, tanks, sports bras, and joggers ranging in size from XS to XL. Although there isn’t a huge selection everything is cleanly separated by size, and the staff members would be more than willing to help you find something. Overall I rated this sale a 7/10. Although I was slightly disappointed that they didn’t have any swimwear, I couldn’t help but drop my jaw at the discounts. All of the products were really high quality as far as workout clothes go, and everything was very cheap. Definitely hit up this sale  if you’re nothing like me and actually work out! Or if you are like me and wear workout clothes just cause you’re too lazy to put on anything else.

What: Gottex Studio Sample Sale

When: Tues. July 30th – Thurs. Aug 1st, 2019

Where: 230 W 39th, Suite 900, Manhattan, NY

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Helmut Lang Sample Sale- Good Discounts,Still Expensive

By: Riva Neumann 

The Helmut Lang Sample Sale had a lot of product available for both men and women. They had a good selection of previous seasons’ sweatshirts but not a lot of sizes (mainly larges). Even though they were discounted, this sale was still pretty expensive. Sweatshirts were $99 and dresses were $129 which I think is a lot for a sample sale.

They had a nice selection of menswear and womenswear as well as accessories. They had some shoes, but not a lot, for $149 and a good selection of bags and belts, bags being $99 and belts being $20. They also had a lot of leather goods available, all for $349. Skirts were a bit expensive for $120 but they were cute and they had a lot available.

Overall, I gave this sale an 8/10, overall the sale had a lot available and there were good discounts, but I felt they could have been better for a sample sale.

What: Helmut Lang Sample Sale
Where: 151 Wooster Street New York, NY
When: July 23, 2019- July 28, 2019

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Everything Is Under $20 – The Rachel Roy Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall

Today we had a chance to stop by the Rachel Roy Sample Sale located in midtown. To say the least, the sale did not disappoint. Nearly every item is under $20 (you can skip your SweetGreen salad today).

The sample sale featured a huge variety of silk tops, midi dresses and slick pants. We were loving the selection of gorgeous chiffon dresses available in different prints like polka dot (pretty woman vibes) and stunning florals (florals for Fall, groundbreaking). While you might be thinking, I don’t need anything. There is a really great selection of merchandise. Let’s be real, if you aren’t broke from the Hermes Sample Sale then you should stop by (you need a dress to match those Hermes shoes, duh). While the sale is not very organized, so you really have to dig through the racks. There is a limited selection of bags, jewelry, bathing suits and shoes available for purchase.

Overall we rated the sale a 7 out of 10. This sale is truly a hidden gem, with everything under $20 it is totally worth it! We recommend you stop by!

 

What: Rachel Roy Sample Sale

Where: 58 West 40th Street, NY, NY

When: July 30th, 2019 – August 1st, 2019

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The Hermès Sample Sale- The Deets

By: Riva Neumann 

The long awaited Hermés Sample Sale has finally arrived and the Shopdrop team was READY. We were up and out at 5:30 am to make sure we were at this sale, arguably one of the most important ones of the year. 5:30 may be early for most of us (trust me), but when we got there we managed to be 60th on line! The first ones there got there at 11pm the night before and came from Massachusetts, now that’s DEDICATION. After waiting around 3 hours, we finally got into the mall around 8:30. We then waited until about 9:45 to be let into the actual room of the sale and from there, another 15 minutes until we finally entered the sale.

The second the doors opened, there was a mad dash to the women’s shoes for the coveted Oran Sandal. By the time the Shopdrop team got there, there were hardly any Orans left, the only ones being the super expensive exotic ones but don’t worry, there was plenty of other shoes available in all of our sizes!. Shoes included Thalassa sandals and Oasis Sandals, all at 50% off. They are restocking shoes but sadly no more Orans. They also have boots available but even at 50% off they are still super expensive.

They also had a large selection of silk scarves and home goods. Silk scarves ranged in price, the 45 cm twillies being less than $100 (OMG), and other sizes ranging from $200-$400. They also had limits on how many you can buy, 5 for the silk scarves and 2 for cashmere. The selection of ties was also pretty great and definitely one of the better deals. They had a large selection of towels, pillows, blankets and some canvas bags. They also had a lot of ready to wear for both men and women, menswear being 60% off and womenswear being 50%.

The lines for this sale are massive and will continue to be over the next few days, be prepared to spend the day at the mall waiting on line. Fortunately, the lines are very well managed by the nicest staff and security. Go at your own risk (I may or may not have spent more than my rent) and happy shopping!!

What: Hermés Sample Sale
Where: 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ
When: July 25, 2019- July 28, 2019

 

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