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Calvin Klein Bedding Sample Sale 2019 Blew Us Away

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The Calvin Klein bedding sample sale is by far one of our favorites: showroom setup, rock-bottom pricing, a ton of merchandise to choose from. We’re giving it a 9/10 and recommend it as one of the best to deck out your bedroom.

Setup: the sample sale is at a showroom (and not a 260 or clothingline) which means that no one else is taking a cut and the prices are as low as can be. On the down low, the sale is cash only, so you have to hit up an ATM before going. The merchandise is in boxes and there are price sheets on the wall.

Merchandise: Definitely a solid amount of bedding and towels to choose. The sale included comforters, quilts, shams, curtain panels and even mattresses for dogs.

Pricing: The sheet sets with high thread count were $20. After buying sheets at the Sferra sample sale for $300, I can vouch for how ridiculously low that is. At retail, these items aren’t ridiculously expensive but cost ~$250, so still a great deal and close to 90% off.

The hours are a bit rough for working folks, but this sample sale definitely makes it worthwhile to sneak out a bit.

What: Calvin Klein Bedding Sample Sale
Where: 261 5th Ave, 16th Fl, Manhattan, NY
When: April 30 – May 2, 2019

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The Hard Tail Sample Sale is Indeed Forever

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The Hard Tail sample sale was held in the brand showroom – and it’s one of the sample sales that follows the pattern of what real sample sales used to be like. Cash only, cheap prices, a ton of merchandise, and bring your own bag. Okay, maybe we’re not crazy about the last part, but overall, the sale gives a worthwhile way to shop for adorable workout clothes without breaking the bank.

Pricing: Every item was $20 a piece. Sadly, there were no five-dollar boxes this time and no additional discounts either. At retail, items are priced at $50-$150. That’s a solid ~80% off on most things.

Merchandise: There were 7 racks total, two of them with tops, two with slacks and one with skirts. The remaining racks had leggings and other random accessories.

Sizes: Women sample sizes mostly. If you ate too much over the weekend and your jeans don’t fit, you’re probably not going to be thrilled with this sale.

Fitting Room: Yes, there was a fitting room at the sample sale.

We are giving the HardTail sample sale a 8/10. Hit this one up if you’re in the area and need workout gear in sample sizes for cheap.

What: HardTail sample sale
When: Apr 29 – May 10, 2019
Where: 231 West 39th Street, 1102 NY, NY

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The James Perse Sample Sale is the Worst Sample Sale Out There

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The James Perse sample sale was not a f*** sample sale. You’d do better with a white tee at a five below store. First of all, this is the second time this season that James Perse is having a sample sale – that must mean that the brand isn’t doing well. And still, they keep the prices sky-high.

$40 t-shirts, $70 sweatpants – what are they made out of, gold? We still remember the days when the t-shirts at the James Perse sample sale had t-shirts selling for $15-$20. Someone dm’d us on Instagram mentioning that the sample sale takes place in LA at the same time, and LA prices half of NY. So we ask you – WHAT THE F***!

The sample sale was completely empty and that serves the brand right. Sample sale shoppers are smart and savvy – and they won’t go to a “sample sale” that barely resembles a sale at all. Don’t fool us – we won’t go. Stay home and skip this one.

What: James Perse sample sale
Where: 666 Broadway, NY, NY
When: Apr 25 – Apr 28, 2019

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The Janis Savitt Sample Sale is Every Sale Shopper’s Dream

By: Jacqueline Munro

I cannot stress just how amazing the Janis Savitt sample sale is. If you are in need of jewelry for any reason or no reason at all, this is 100% the place to go… seriously, get off your couch and go to this sale RIGHT NOW.

Although the space is a little small, given that the sale is in an apartment style office, it is well organized and there are several kind, helpful staff members readily available to help in any way you might need. At the sale, there are tons of classic pieces (like the Cobra bracelets) going for extremely low prices starting at $10! I mean, how incredible is that?! There are lots of other cool pieces too; stunning earrings, chic necklaces, and endless drool-worthy bracelets. All of the pieces at this sale are impressively discounted and in great (if not perfect) condition. Prices range from $5-$100+ and each piece is more beautiful than the next!

Overall I’m giving this sale a 9/10. If the space wasn’t so cramped I would definitely give it a 10, but unfortunately, it triggered some claustrophobia. I highly recommend going to this sale if you’re in search of cool jewelry. Don’t worry if your wallet has been light lately because the deals are excellent.

What: Janis Savitt Sample Sale
When: Wed. Apr 24th – Tue. Apr 30th, 2019
Where: 200 West 58th St., Suite 12B, NY, NY

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Bag Studio Sample Sale is Drowning in LeSportsac

By Jacqueline Munro:

When I saw the advertisement for this Bag Studio sample sale I was really excited; I mean who doesn’t want to shop for discounted purses on a beautiful spring day? But to be honest, when I got there and shopped around for a bit I was let down. Unless you’re looking to stock up on LeSportsac merchandise, don’t bother going to this sale.

At this sale they had all different kinds of bags; there were plenty of totes, makeup bags, backpacks, wallets, shoulder bags, and even large roller suitcases. I was surprised by the number of products, but the quality of the selection wasn’t that great. I was expecting more French Connection and Christian Siriano to be at the sale, but boy was I wrong. Out of the three rooms at the location, there was only one wall with non-LeSportsac merchandise. The showroom was decently organized, all of the pieces were in great condition, and the discounts were alright.

Overall, I’m giving this sample sale a 6/10. Unfortunately, the cute patterns throughout the merchandise and organization were not enough to excite me. If the pricing was better and there was a greater variety of merchandise, I’d be happy to reconsider. But since those things aren’t going to happen I’d say sit this one out.

What: Bag Studio Sample Sale
When: Wed. Apr 24th – Fri. Apr 26th, 2019
Where: 10 West 33rd St., Suite 528, NY, NY

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Alice and Trixie Sample Sale Was HeartBreaking

To understand how devastating the Alice and Trixie sample sale was, you have to understand what the Alice & Trixie sample sale used to be like in the good old days. In the old days, the sale would take place in the brand showroom and all the items would be priced in the $5-$35 range. That included silk dresses, tops, pants and everything else.

This time around (and the last sale as well), the sample sale was still in the brand showroom, the merchandise was still great, but the pricing was awful. There was a chart with utterly confusing prices – different for white labels, black labels and different categories. Here’s the bottom line: tops were $59 or $69. Dresses were $69 or $79. Some November category was $49. Pants were $29 and so were shorts. True, Alice & Trixie has nice quality cute items, but the brand is not elite. This cannot compare to Sandro or DVF, both sales happening at the same time and selling tops for exactly the same prices.

While I was there, no one purchased anything, there were only a few shoppers. Whoever entered left empty-handed. Brands should know that sample sale shoppers are smart and savvy – if the prices aren’t worthwhile, people won’t buy. I almost hope the brand won’t do well at this sample sale so that the next one will go back to true sample sale pricing. Given all of this, we’re rating the sale a 4 out of 10. Skip it and go to a better sale instead where you’ll get the most bang for your buck.

What: Alice & Trixie sample sale
Where: Apr 24- Apr 26, 2019
When: 265 West 37th St, 11th Fl, NY, NY

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The DVF Sample Sale is the Place for Insane Discounts

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By: Riva Neumann 

The DVF Sample Sale had a superb selection of clothing as well as accessories for insane discounted prices. Though it was a bit crowded, there was no line to get in, which was a (surprising) plus. I loved the amount of product they had at the sale; from gowns to ready to wear to accessories, they had it all. Also, everything was fairly priced, i.e. nothing was over $250. For DVF that is insane!

The accessories were my favorite part!  All of the bags were under $100 with most being $65. Also the smaller bags and wallets were a steal at only $20. The shoe selection was underwhelming, but each pair was $75, which made me happy. There was also a $45 rack of random items, which only added to my delight.

Given the merchandise, pricing, and no-line situation, I gave the DVF sample sale an 8/10, go check it out for some insanely priced DVF items! Happy Shopping!

What: DVF Sample Sale
Where: 260 5th Ave NY,NY
When: April 23, 2019- April 28, 2019

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Long Lines and Beautiful Clothes at the Sandro Sample Sale

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By: Riva Neumann

The Sandro Sample Sale had me waiting for half an hour to get in. Once in, the sale was extremely crowded, which made for a very rough shopping experience. The clothes, however, were really well organized as well as good quality. That was definitely a plus. Most of the clothes were reasonably priced, i.e. the $95 dresses and $65 jeans. Some of the items, like the t-shirts, were be a bit pricey at $55 each.

The shoes were a very good deal at $95 a pair, but the selection was underwhelming. The accessories at the sale were also very underwhelming –  there was nothing other than scarves available when I got there. I preferred the selection of clothes and jackets available since there were so many to choose from and all were absolutely gorgeous.

Overall, I gave this sale a 7/10: the clothes at the sale were amazing, but the long lines and underwhelming accessories took the 3 marks away. This one has a green light – enjoy!

What: Sandro Sample Sale
Where: 150 Greene street NY,NY
When: April 23,2019- April 28,2019

 

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The Maje Sample Sale is Underwhelming

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Maje sample sale is honestly disappointing. Unless you feel like waiting around to be shoved by rude people sitting through mediocre merchandise, I’d say skip this sale.

At this sample sale, the merchandise is subpar; I honestly feel kind of gypped. The 30-minute line led to high expectations, but they are completely unfulfilled. Aside from a few cute blouses, a nice pair of pumps, and one alluring leather jacket, there isn’t anything worth buying.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 5 out of 10. I’ve seen much better discounts on more expensive merchandise at plenty of sales. It is unsettlingly crowded with rude people, and I cannot stress how underwhelming the selection of products really is. Don’t bother going to this 260 sample sale.

What: Maje Sample Sale
When: April 16 – April 21, 2019
Where: 150 Greene Street, Manhattan, NY

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Pajamas Galore at the Eberjey Sample Sale

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By: Riva Neumann 

The Eberjey Sample Sale had some beautiful pajama sets that looked so comfortable. There were so many options that I would never even think of and they were all so organized. They had beautiful robes and chemises as well as classic top and pants/shorts sets. They also had a beautiful selection of bras and panties as well as adorable bathing suits that were buy-one-get-one-free! What made it even better was that there were no lines and no crowds so it was a very pleasant experience shopping.

Overall, I gave this sale an 8 out of 10. definitely head on over for some great deals on amazing pajamas and bathing suits! While the pajamas were super cute, I found some pieces to be a bit pricey, like $50 for a sleep shirt, but overall most pieces were very much worth the price and were quality pieces.

What: Eberjey Sample Sale
Where: 151 Wooster Street NY, NY
When: April 17 –  April 21, 2019

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