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Mediocre Margaux

By: Eve Orbach

The Margaux sample sale features handmade women’s flats, loafers, and heels at discounts of over 50%. The Margaux brand emphasizes comfort and style. While I am definitely all for a brand that’s focus is making comfy shoes, some of the shoes look like something my grandma would buy. However, if you are willing to sift through the hundreds of shoe boxes to find some cute options then all power to you, my dear friend.  

Most of the shoes stay within the $75–$100 range. Some of the shoes sold are marked as lightly worn and were sold at a higher discount of $45.

The shoes’ quality is excellent. The leather in the shoes is super soft and I was impressed with the stitching and lining. I’ve been to some sales where the merchandise was literally falling apart; so good job Margaux for delivering on your promise of high-quality. The style of the shoes are pretty basic and could go with almost any outfit.

The space was organized by shoe size. There is tons of sizes (33–45) and even more pairs of shoes. The staff was helpful and friendly.

I give this sale a 4/10. There were lots of nice options to choose from, but the discounts weren’t all that great. 

What: Margaux sample sale.                                                                                                                                                    When: January 29–January 31.                                                                                                                                               Where: 261 West 19th Street

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Prabal Gurung Sample Sale Did Not Disappoint

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By: Ahuva Levy

Hey there sample sale lovers, shopdrop here, your one and only guide into NYCs deals. The Prabal Gurung sample sale started today and here is the scoop!

First of all-no samples?! I’m sure 99999 people complained and the employees must have asked for early lunch to escape the angry Long Island moms! That being said, there were many fashion forward pieces to be found: feathers, sequins.. the whole 9 yards.

Everything was 85% off retail (Barney’s is currently at 80% off so this is still a steeper discount). Day dresses were priced anywhere from $225 to $289 and they were super cute! If you have a party coming up or a run in with an EX, you want to look your best and leave him kicking himself, I would say definitely stop by this sale…ya never know.

Just remember to wear your sexy undergarments and get that bikini wax because the fitting room is super small and EVERYONE will see your cottage cheese ass.

What: Prabal Gurung sample sale
Where: 247 West 37th St, Suite 1501, Manhattan, NY
When: Jan 29-Feb 1, 2020

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Clever Alice Sample Sale – Perfect for Cute and Affordable Items

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By Ahuva Levy

Calling all classy ladies … this one is for you. The Clever Alice sale was surprisingly pleasant. Although the store looked about shady on the outside, the inside was a different story. There were good vibes, good music sweet staff and darn good prices.

I scored dresses sold at Revolve, Anthropologie and other places for $39. There was a lot of variety in styles and sizes – you could really find something for everyone. I would say the sale is definitely worth a trip. Especially since it is conveniently located not too far from penn station.

A definite stop on your next trip to the city! Happy shopping.

What: Clever Alice sample sale
When: Jan 27-Feb 28, 2020
Where: 126 West 25th St, NY, NY

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Benjamin Taylor: chaotic, but successful!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The set up of the Benjamin Taylor sample sale is defined as “eh.” There were coats, dresses, shirts, and pants all scattered around the room- which made it rather unorganized and hard to shop in. Besides for the chaos, the sale had a few $5, $10, and $20 racks in the front, and the rest of the merchandise was then placed throughout. The staff was also very sweet and helpful. 

Merchandise/pricing: None of the merchandise was marked and there were no signs throughout the room; people had to ask what the prices were for each item. Most of the items had amazing prices- Juicy Couture coats were each $50. There was a lot in stock, and everything had multiple color options as well. There were tons of fancy gowns all over the walls, that would be great for events. I saw lots of coats of all different lengths as well.

Rate: 8/10, Great prices, sweet staff, worth it if you need a gown for an event or a new winter coat.

What: Benjamin Taylor sample sale

When: Mon Jan 27th – Fri Jan 31st

Where: 225 W 35th St., Ground Floor, Manhattan, NY

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REMARKABLE deals at Ramy Brook and J Slides

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Ramy Brook and J Slides sample sale was a huge hit. In the front of the space, the sale had two racks filled with Snowman New York coats. Throughout the rest of the store, there were other brands such as Generation Love, Ramy Brook, and more. There were a few bag accessories (both fancy and casual) placed behind the counter, and there was also a fairly large shoe selection as well. This sale was exceptionally organized, and had a ton of inventory.

Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing of the sale was as follows: Snowman NY ranged from $160-$330, Ramy Brook $50-150, and Generation Love $20-$60. By the looks of it, there was a lot of merchandise in stock. I noticed an exceptional amount of jackets, from all different brands. There were cute hot pink, black, gray, faux leather, and other jackets and puffers. Snowman NY had a bunch of cute red and black vests also. Also, Generation Love had a bunch of great black, gray, pink, and white sweaters that were only $35 each. This sale was really great.

Rate: 9/10 Great prices, gorgeous stuff, and a great time

What: Ramy Brook and J Slides

When: Mon Jan 27th – Wed Jan 29th

Where: 261 West 36th St, 2nd Fl, Manhattan, NY

 

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Dennis Basso-so Deals

This Dennis Basso sale features women’s winter wear at marked down prices. Discounts vary item by item. There are furs, evening gowns, dresses, scarves, hats, and more. 

Let me start off by saying that the merchandise is beyond amazing. The furs are so stunning and came in a wide variety of colors and styles. The gowns are luxe and equally gorgeous. The sizes of the gowns ranged from sizes 0–14! This sale was definitely a hard one to review because while I was there, it took every ounce of willpower I have to not to take everything home.

Furs and evening gowns are usually investment pieces, so high prices are to be expected. However, there are DEFINITELY better deals to be found. 

The space is huge and well organized, so shout out to Soiffer Haskin for such consistent performances. Besides having to give proof of ID at the entrance (extreme, much?) this sale was a breeze. The staff was sweet and helpful. Clothing is separated by item type and size.

If you’re a big fan of the brand and willing to splurge, this might be the sale for you. All sales are final. I give this sale a 3/10 because I was disappointed by the high high prices. 

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Barely Impressive Billy Reid

This Billy Reid sample sale features lots of men’s clothing including button down shirts, pants, jackets, ties, and more. There is also a small women’s section that has dresses, skirts, and tops. Most of the items are along the $60–$100 price range. There’s lots of under $100 deals, but at a sample sale paying $79 for a sweatshirt or $99 for a skirt is not gonna happen (unless the designer is more high-end).

Men— if you’re in the market for new clothes for the workplace, it’s probably worth it to check this one out eventually. Wait until the last day for markdowns to get the best bang for your buck.

The best deals include ties for $29 and knits for $39. 

All items are neatly hung on hangers and separated by item type and size. The staff was too busy hanging out with each other to be helpful. (Sorry not sorry)

There is a buy more, save more deal with some of the pieces. 4 woven shirts cost $225 and purchases of $600+ get you 20% off.

I give this sale a 3/10 for unimpressive prices. The merchandise was solid but it didn’t really blow me away. There are a LOT of items at this one, so maybe try your luck to find a diamond in the rough. 

What: Billy Reid sample sale.                                                                                                                                             When: January 28–February 2, 2020.                                                                                                                                   Where: 151 Wooster Street

 

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Best Kids Sample Sale: Lesters Blowout Warehouse Sale

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By: Ahuva Levy

DROP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND RUN FOR YOUR LIFE… to the Lester’s sampe sale that is.

Listen, for me to drag you to Long Island, the sale must be worth it. The warehouse was huge and was organized by size, stocked to the max (with constant restocking), well staffed and prices were insanely cheap. I got my daughter plain black Uggs for $25 (retail for $120).

Everything was at least 80% off trending brands. The anti social social club kids tees were $6. I spent so much time in the kids section, I didn’t even get to dig through women’s as much as i would like to, but I will most definitely be going back considering that LLester’s will be restocking all week and additional reductions on the last day!

Happy Shopping… you can thank me later.

What: Lester’s warehouse sale
Where: 229A Glen Cover Rd, Carle Place
When: Jan 22 – Feb 3, 2020

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CALLING ALL MOTHERS! Introducing: 7AM enfant

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The 7am Enfant sample sale was the best set up I have ever witnessed. They took the liberty of building all of the merchandise (strollers, backpacks, diaper bags, carseat accessories, etc.) and placing it on each table, so that customers were able to visibly see what the item will look like when put together. The room was fairly large, and everything was organized and spaced out. The staff was very sweet and helpful, and were willing to deliver any information about a given product to the customers. The lefthand side of the room was dedicated to children’s accessories and clothing, and the other-side was the Hatch brand.

Merchandise/ pricing: The sales pricing went as follows: carrier covers $25-$80, car seat covers $18-$35, backpacks $25-$30, diaper bags $7-$45, accessories $5-$20, earmuffs $8-$22, and Hatch adult clothing ranged from $30-$100. As far as children’s accessories went, there was a lot of everything in stock. There were multiple racks for young girls, but only two racks for boys. The Hatch adult clothing brand only had a few racks on the righthand side of the room.

Rate: 9.5/10 Great set up of merchandise, amazing staff, endless options.

What: 7am Enfant sample sale

When: Tue Jan 21st – Sun Jan 26th 2020

Where: 151 Wooster St, Manhattan, NY

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Bonobos Sample Sale: a Man’s Heaven!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Bonobos sample sale was a true hit. The racks were each categorized by the item. There were multiple racks filled with dress shirts, casual pants, jackets, and more. The space was very organized and it was easy to find exactly what you wish to purchase. The righthand side of the room was filled with endless accessories. From belts to scarves, the sale truly had it all. All of the clothing was also hung nicely and the staff was also very sweet.

Pricing/ merchandise: The sale’s pricing went as follows: knit tops $20, dress shirts $39, casual shirts $39, sweaters $45, knit bottoms $25, shorts $35, casual pants $45, denim $45, dress pants $59, blazers $99, windbreakers $59, leather bomber $225, swim $35, ties $25, socks $5, scarves $45, hats $25, belts $30, and underwear $12. The sale had a plethora of merchandise, in multiple colors as well. However, there was only one rack of both shorts and swim. The swim prints ranged in various blue colored patterns. There were also a bunch of great coats, from casual blazers to fancy down jackets.

Rate: 9/10 Great Sale, great prices, endless options.

What: Bonobos sample sale

When: Tue Jan 21st – Sun Jan 26th 2020

Where: 260 Fifth Ave, NY

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