Isabella company imports small luxury European brands into the US market: Elisa Cavaletti, Aaiko, Rino & Pelle. The company hosts a bi-annual sale in their showroom. We went to check it out and run an early access event.
Overall, we gave the sale a 4 out of 10, because although the merchandise was really nice and high quality, the brands didn’t have much recognition (at least in the states), and we were able to find retail prices that were the same as at the sample sale, so totally confused about the discount.
The sale opens to the public on Wed, May-29.
What: Isabella Sample Sale
Where: 205 West 39th St, 17th Fl, NY, NY
When: May 29-June 1
We stopped by the CeO midtown showroom to get a preview of the Cushnie et Ochs sample sale. The showroom was filled with elegant pieces including gowns, cocktail dresses and casual wear.
You can shop regular stock for 80% off retail. There were also two racks with samples for pre-set prices. What Cushnie did that was really unique was adding a “damaged” rack, where every item sold for $50. If you don’t mind a little alteration or sending a piece to the dry cleaners, you can score some really nice clothes. I also really appreciate that they were honest and separated the damaged clothing from the rest.
We rated the the Cushnie et Ochs sample sale a 8 out of 10. Although it was still a bit pricey, the discount was still significant. They had really beautiful samples and regular stock items. We recommend you check it out!
What: Cushine et Ochs Sample Sale
When: Wed. May 25 – Thur. May 24, 2018
Where: 251 W 39th St. 8th Floor NY, NY
Veronica Beard is one of our favorite sample sales – hosted in her showroom with a 90%+ discount, it is one you definitely do not want to miss. The sample racks (prices starting at $30) were picked over by 1PM but there were still a few finds if you had the patience for it.
The collection rack was also great, a nice selection in a variety of sizes (2-10) starting at $50. We found gorgeous dresses that retailed for $395 and sold for $80 at the sale. If you’re in the area, definitely check it out.
What: Veronica Beard sample sale
Where: 26 West 17th St, NY, NY
When:Tue, May 15 – Thu, May 17
Shelly and Renee are hosting the Marchesa sample sale once again and the lines are out the door. The legendary gowns are famous for the lace, tulle and embellished designs. They make the perfect bridesmaid and gala gowns. If you have a hot party coming up, that’s definitely a sale we recommend.
While prices started at $250, most items sold in the $2K-$3K range (still a significant departure from the retail prices that go as high as $14K per dress). If you have a wedding coming up, need to steal the night and have money to spend, definitely check this one out.
What: Marchesa sample sale
Where: 37 W 57th St, 9th Fl, NY, NY
When: Tue, May 15 – Thu, May 17
It’s a beautiful day for shopping here in NYC. Browsing through the Hilton Hollis sample sale in comfortable AC is a nice break from the July temperatures. Did I mention we will give you an extra 10% off? Yes, you read that right! All ShopDrop users will get an extra 10% off when the app is shown at check out.
Now that I have your interest, let’s chat about the sale.
We gave the the Hilton Hollis sample sale a 8 out of 10 ShopDrop Rating. The prices were really good! Regular stock was about 80% off. Samples ranged from $40 – $200. (Retail prices are $100 – $1,400) The space was small, but packed with a bunch of merchandise. The Hilton Hollis sample sale ton of regular stock, but only one rack of samples. Here’s a secrete: some regular stock items made it to the sample rack. 😉 Leave your husband, boyfriend, or friend at home. No men allowed inside due to the fact that there are no proper changing rooms. My friend tagged along, and poor guy had to wait in the hall. Yet again, the staff was so friendly! Overall very positive shopping experience.
What: Hilton Hollis Sample Sale
Where: 265 W 37th St. New York, NY
When: Tue. May 15 – Thur. May 17, 2018
I’m not exactly sure if the people at ABC Home and Carpet understand the definition of a sample sale, because the prices were still astronomical. However, there is a silver lining. The pieces at the ABC Home and Carpet sample sale were beautiful! Discounts ranged from 30 – 70% off. The sale took place on the 4th floor. Everything was on sale, from lighting to bedding.
We gave the ABC Home and Carpet sample sale a 5 out of 10. Yes there was a lot beautiful things for sale, but let’s be honest, who can really afford it?! Okay, let’s say you had some money under your mattress to treat yourself, can you really cram anything else into your apartment? Honestly, the high prices are such a shame, because there were some really cool pieces there. My favorites had to be the little wall desk and the antique cash register. (Shown in the pictures below.)
If you’re in the area, check it out. If anything you can grab a bite at their restaurant, the delicious ABC Kitchen.
What: ABC Home and Carpet Sample Sale
When: Sat. May 12 – Tue. May 15, 2018
Where: 888 Broadway 4th floor New York, NY
Every girl dreams of owning a classic Chanel suit. With the right heels and accessories, you can take yourself back to an age of glamour and sophistication. Perhaps, add an Hermes scarf to complete the look. Well, you can turn your dreams into a reality at the Vintage Chanel and Hermes sample sale. At the sale you can find those classic Chanel and Hermes pieces, in addition to dresses and gowns from other notable designers like Zac Posen and Marchesa. Naturally, you can do all this for the right price. Even though this is technically a sample sale, and they offered items at a major discount, the prices were still high.
As they say… following your dream can come with a hefty price tag. Ha!
We gave the Vintage Chanel and Hermes sample sale a ShopDrop rating of 7 out of 10. Although prices were still high, the merchandise was excellent. They had so many beautiful pieces in excellent condition. In addition to the classic pieces the gowns were to die for, you can get a simple, elegant gown, or an extravagant one. No lines, no bag check! (Hey, that can also be a dream. At least it’s mine!) The staff was tremendous! They were very friendly and helpful with out being overbearing. By the time I left we were all talking fashion, our lives, the weather, you name it! Even other shoppers were very friendly. One of the best sample sale shopping experiences hands down.
If you have the cash the splurge, it’s a great investment!
What: The Vintage Chanel and Hermes Sample Sale
When: Wed. May 9 – Fri. 11, 2018
Where: 37 W 57 St. New York, NY
People began to line up early for the Jimmy Choo sample sale. Luckily, we were able to get inside an hour early with a press pass to bring you the scoop. This sample sale is one of the most coveted sales because of the excellent condition of their samples, large selection, and low prices. The Jimmy Choo sample sale also not only restocks, but prices are slashed in half on the last day.
We gave the Jimmy Choo sample sale a 6 out of 10 ShopDrop rating. They had an abundance of men shoes, women’s shoes, bags, and other accessories. I docked some points because although they had a large inventory, I wasn’t impressed with the styles of shoes. The styles were either super extra or basic. For $200 + a shoe, I need to love them. It’s also unfair that they price ALL their men’s shoes at $150 flat. Yet the women’s shoes, their core business, were priced between $200 – $375.
We will be keeping an eye on this sale throughout the week. Stay tuned for an update on the last day, Friday. For now, details and photos are below.
UPDATE: 5/11/18 – Prices went down at 1:30 p.m. The selection was so so, and it went quickly. I guess the word about last day prices got out quickly.
What: Jimmy Choo Sample Sale
When: Wed. May 9 – Fri. May 11, 2018 Where: Metropolitan Pavilion – 123 W 18th St. New York, NY
Today we had the chance to check out the Elizabeth and James sample sale before it opened to the public. Held in the bustling Chelsea Market, the Elizabeth and James sample sale had a large selection of both samples and regular stock items. Samples were priced as marked and regular stock started at $39. The most expensive items were the regular stock fur coats. However, if you don’t mind a sample piece, you can score a fur coat for $199.
We rated the Elizabeth and James a 8 out of 10. The prices were fair and the selection was good. The space was also brilliantly organized and the dressing rooms were huge! I had the pleasure of meeting some of the lovely Chelsea Market staff. It is a breath of fresh air to encounter such friendly staff at a sample sale.
Check out the Olsen twins’ line, Elizabeth and James, sample sale as you’re passing through Chelsea Market this week. Details and pictures? “You got it, Dude!”
What: Elizabeth and James Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, May 9 – Sunday, May 13, 2018
Where: Chelsea Market 75 9th Ave. New York, NY
A New View Maternity – the single largest supplier of pregnancy clothes in America is moving offices and is hosting a major sample sale. That’s right – everything is selling for $10-$25. Items include tops, bottoms and dresses. If you are expecting or know anyone with a bun in their oven, be a good friend and send them over to the sale.
Sneak peak photos & prices posted below. Enjoy!
What: A New View Maternity Sample Sale
Where: 262 West 38th St, Suite 705, NY, NY
When: May 9 – May 18