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I’d Recommend Skipping the Desigual Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

The pricing at the Desigual Sample Sale was fine (not good, not bad—fine) but the merchandise was terrible. The selection was plentiful with options for men, women, and children. But as far as aesthetics go, I was not too pleased.

There were lots of dresses and tops as well as a broad selection of colorful, embroidered jeans. But for the most part, those things weren’t worth purchasing due to their tacky patterns and embellishments. The only decent pieces at the sale were the jackets. There were some really cute denim options as well as some other more eccentric kinds. There were also a few cute purses for a decent price. For all the party girls out there, this could be an opportunity to replace your “going out bag” if you like colors and patterns. For the girls who wear all black all of the time—nothing for you. Overall I rated this sale a  6/10, I really did not enjoy it. Hopefully we’ll see some better merchandise and lower prices next time this sale comes into town.

What: Desigual Sample Sale

When: Tues July 23 – Wed July 24, 2019

Where: 261 W 36th, 2nd fl., Manhattan, NY

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Up and Coming – The Sies Marjan Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had a chance to preview the Sies Marjan Sample Sale which opens to the public at 12 PM today. The sale features tons of shoes, dresses and jackets from their collection. 

If you are unaware of Sies Marjan, the brand is upcoming and sells at retailers like Barney’s, Net a Porter and Moda Operandi. The clothing is extremely chic and comes in stylish colors (cough cough mint – biggest color of the fall people). Beware because lots of the merchandise are true samples, hence they have pins, odd stitches and stains (always check before you buy). The pricing is incredible having tops/knits for $50 and pants/skits for $60! While there are tons of mules for fall and they are only $50 (everybody loves a good pair of mules). 

Overall we have this sale an 8 out of 10. We are telling you, this brand is gonna be big (just you wait). Better to buy now than see it on an influencer and regret it later.

What: Sies Marjan Sample Sale

Where: 151 West 26th Street, NY, NY

When: July 24th, 2019 – July 26th, 2019

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Don’t Get Your Knickers in a Twist – The Bottega Veneta Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had a chance to preview the Bottega Veneta Sample Sale. Similar to last years sale, there were tons of knot bags, leather accessories, and clothes to chose from,

The Bottega Veneta Sample obviously had stellar pricing, runway dresses for $200 (deep breaths) and shoes ranging from $100 – $150 (take a sip of water/wine). While the pricing is clearly amazing, the merchandise was disappointing. A ton of the separates and jackets were spotted at the Summer 2018 sale. While you shouldn’t worry, there are tons of leather goodies available for purchase at + 80% off retail price. What about the knot clutch? (because we know everybody is gonna ask). There is a decent selection of the knot clutches available.  They ranged in price from $250 (mostly satin) to $750 (special collection/exotics). Accessories like belts, scarves, jewelry and sunglasses ranged from $50 to $200 dollars.

Overall we rated the sale a 7.5 out of 10. While we really had our hopes us for this sale, we left empty handed. The duplicate pieces from 2018 really didn’t sit well with us but the pricing was just too good. If you love the brand, we recommend you stop by. Beware there will be big lines throughout tomorrow and the next day, and phones are strictly not allowed.

What: Bottega Veneta Sample Sale

Where: 123 West 18th, NY, NY

When: July 24th, 2019 – July 25th, 2019

 

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Cancel Your Plans – The Sergio Rossi Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we got a preview of the Sergio Rossi Sample Sale located in their showroom. Whatever you are doing tomorrow, you need to change your plans. This sale is insane

To start off, the showroom is organized by size then further by style so it is super easy to shop. Let’s talk about the pricing (more like scream and dance around). It is seriously great. Starting at $99 (can you eat Sergio Rossi’s for dinner?) and ranging up to $299. These are great prices for shoes that usually retail from $995 to $1,295. There is a great selection of pumps, sandals, wedges, sneakers and booties! There is everything you can imagine, from glittery high heeled sandals (wedding SZN) to lace up boots (Winter is coming). Don’t worry! There is a decent selection of shoes available in every size. The notable mermaid style pumps are available (we are looking at you people who have weddings coming up).

Overall we gave this sale a 9.5 out of 10 (yes, you are reading this correctly). The Sergio Rossi Sample Sale was such a pleasure to shop, the staff was super helpful and there is an amazing selection of shoes available for cheap.

 

What: Sergio Rossi Sample Sale

When: July 24rd, 2019 – July 25th, 2019

Where: 595 Madison Avenue, NY, NY

 

 

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Designer Deals for Less! – ShopDrop Went to the Outlets!

By: Ashley Randall 

So last week the ShopDrop team headed all the way to the Woodbury Premium Outlets to check out all the designers digs. So settle down in the air conditioning because we will be sharing all the secrets (going outside in this heat is NOT an option). 

First off, if you are not familiar with the Woodbury Premium Outlet, it is a shopping center located roughly an hour of NYC. It  features outlets for designers like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Prada and more. It is an oasis for a sale shopper since essentially everything is discounted from original retail prices, while a majority of the merchandise is past season (designer is still designer – right?). I know most of you are thinking, if everything is already discounted when is the best time to shop? The real key to shopping at Woodbury Premium Outlets is to go when stores put an additional discount on their merchandise. These extra markdowns include anything from an additional 20% to 50% off select merchandise. We spoke with several Sales Assistants at different designer boutiques to discover when the additional markdowns will take place. The most common answer we received was around Holiday season (literally just missed Fourth of July RIP). But do not worry! A lot of the designer boutiques mentioned that they would be offering a similar promotion for Labor Day. As well most boutiques mentioned Black Friday holiday deals. Additionally, a lot of Sales Assistants will ship merchandise directly to you (best news ever) and send you alerts when the additional markdowns are taking place. Last off, while the designer boutiques boasted some excellent deals, they couldn’t compare to Barney’s Warehouse which had shoes for 70% off with an additional 50% on top (cue us screaming). The clothes didn’t disappoint either. Shopdrop was also shocked to find that everybody’s favorite it girl brand Zimmerman has an outlet store!

 

So here are the key takeaways for shopping at the Woodbury Premium Outlets and check out some of the merchandise we spotted (advise we are not responsible for your next credit card bill)

  • Remember everything is already discounted so don’t justify your purchases because “it was on sale” – get what you really need!
  • The additional markdowns (anywhere between an additional 20% to 50%) are only on certain items and happen around Holiday season
  • A lot of sales assistants (but not all) will send pictures if you request them and ship the items directly to you!

Happy shopping my Shopdrop friends!

 

 

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Vita Fede Sample Sale – 30% Off is NOT A Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

This morning we had the chance to stop by the Vita Fede Sample Sale in midtown. The sale featured a limited selection of archive pieces but a majority of the sale was dedicated to current season merchandise. The current season merchandise was only discounted 30% off (something we don’t love to see). While the archive bins featured tons of rings and bracelets for anywhere between $20 to $50 (something we love to see). The sale is extremely organized and the staff is very attentive! 

Overall we rated this sale a 6 out of 10. While we did love the archive pieces, the current season merchandise was expensive. If you love the brand, we recommend you stop by.

What: Vita Fede Sample Sale

Where: 25 West 26th Street, NY, NY

When: July 18th, 2019 – July 19th, 2019

 

 

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Summer Chic – Matta NY Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to check out the Matta NY Sample Sale in Soho. The sale features tons of fun and funky summer staples at affordable prices! If you are not familiar with the brand, Matta NY makes tons of Indian inspired clothing. The sale has tons of embroidered tunics in a variety of colors. As well the sale features tons of maxi dresses, perfect to dress down for the beach or dress up for a night on the town. These maxis will also keep you effortlessly chic and cool during this heatwave. Matta NY Sample Sale had a limited selection of shoes and bags, but a plethora of scarves, pashminas and dupattas (remember winter is coming)!

Overall we rated this sale an 8 out of 10! There are some amazing summer staples that can be found at affordable prices. 

What: Matta NY Sample Sale

When: July 17th, 2019 – July 18th, 2019

Where: 27 Greene Street, NY, NY

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Nearly 90% Off at The Altuzarra Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to head all the way downtown to check out the Altuzarra Sample Sale. While Altuzarra hosts the sample sale themself, so the discounts go as high as 90% off (we are drooling).

The sale featured tons of current season merchandise as well as past season merchandise. The Altuzarra sale was very organized and separated by the current versus old season merchandise. The pricing on the past seasons were amazing, nearing to 90% off retail. They had a lot of availability in terms of stock and sizing. While the current season merchandise was on the pricier side, there was a nice selection. There were tons of shoes available, including boots, lace up heels and funky pumps.The Altuzarra Sample Sale also featured a decent selection of bags and accessories.

Overall, we rated this sale an 8 out of 10. Altuzarra is one of the remaining brands that hosts their sample sale in house (and we are so happy about it). We recommend you stop by and check it out!

What: Altuzarra Sample Sale

When: July 17th, 2019 – July 18th, 2019

Where 233 Broadway, NY, NY

 

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Wait…What Did You Say? An Alexander McQueen Sample Sale?!

Frst off, our followers are literally CIA/FBI/Law & Order SVU spies. We had some of our amazing informants catch wind of an Alexander McQueen Sample Sale. Yes, you just read that right, an Alexander McQueen Sample Sale. Just to clear the air, the sale is private (hence invitation required). Here is everything they told us so we could tell you!

There is no other way to say this, but the pricing was literally insane. We heard that there was a good selection of bags this morning but it was cleared out extremely fast. They had the classic skull clutch in a couple of different varieties. The bags ranged from $75 to $300. The shoes were priced all under $100 and that includes boots (excuse me while I cry myself to sleep tonight). Here is the real kicker, tops and bottoms were priced at $50 dollars! While dresses and gowns ranged from $100 to $500 (yup, even runway). We also heard that there was a decent selection of costume jewelry, belts and other accessories. Time to phone a friend and get that invite to the McQueen Sale.

 

 

 

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APL Sample Sale is Already Cleared Out

By: Jacqueline Munro

The APL sample sale started today, but all of the most generic sizes are already sold out. Unless you wear a 5-5.5 or 9.5-11 it is very unlikely that you’ll find anything. I only saw one size 7, and it was the ugliest sneaker I’ve ever seen. The staff members told me that they’re not restocking either, which is a total bummer.

All of the sneakers are $75, unless you’re buying a cashmere pair;  those will cost you $95. There are a ton of options as far as colors go, but if you’re looking for neutrals and dark colors they’re few and far in between. But most importantly, I’m disappointed in the discounts. A sample sale price of $75 for a $140 pair of sneakers is just not good enough. I’m not surprised though given that 260 is hosting the sale. Overall I rated the sale a 5/10, and I’m sure you can understand why.

What: APL Sample Sale

When: Tues July 16 – Sun July 21, 2019

Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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