While most sample sales are open to the public, there are a few sacred ones that are invite-only. Our secret agents pierced the top echelons of sample sale governance and obtained intelligence on the Stella McCartney sample sale that took place on Friday and Yesterday in midtown Manhattan. Obtaining a building pass was the most challenging obstacle. selection was huge: shoes, handbags, dresses and tops from a number of past collections. Price drops were over 90% off, and you were able to find $1,500 sweaters for $100 and $2,500 for $250. See photos and price lists below and stay tuned for the next few sample sales.
With the Holidays fast approaching, the time and options to purchase quality but affordable gifts is running out fast! Below is a guide to New York’s best pre-Holiday sample sales that you could hit up in the next two weeks.
There are over 100 sample sales on the app happening within the next two weeks: below we selected our five favorite ones.
Whenever in doubt just log into the ShopDrop app from your iPhone and check out the new sample sales. The app is updated at least once a day!
If you’re looking to stun a loved one with a classic Swiss watch, this sample sale is for you! Watches that typically cost over $3K will start at just a few hundred dollars at the sample sale
When: December 14th – December 15th
Where: 123 W 18th St, NY, NY
More details on the app
If she’s obsessed with shoes, especially heels ornate with flowers and butterflies, the Sophia Webster sample sale is one definitely worth checking out.
When: December 16th only
Where: 79 Greene St, NY, NY
More details on the app
For some timeless pieces for women, hit up the Eileen Fisher sample sale. The prices at this sample sale will be over 50% off retail.
When: December 18th-20th
Where: 151 Wooster Street
More details on the app
Here you can find a number of high-quality cashmere gifts for under $50. This is one of our favorites for scarves, hats and toasty sweaters.
When: December 13th-15th
Where: 9 Chirstopher St, NY, NY
More details on the app
For a touch of luxury, stop into this high-end sample sale hosted in the brand’s own showroom. If your girlfriends love Hermes and Gucci, they will love the goods from this one as well!
When: December 14th-15th
Where: 233 Broadway, 14th Floor, NY, NY
More details on the app
No need to plan out your sample sale shopping today when you can shop 2 brands at one sample sale. Alice & Trixie plus Love Sam equal sample sale heaven. With an entry way and an additional room filled with samples and stock items, you wouldn’t even know where to start. Alice & Trixie had more to offer at this sale offering both stock items ($39-$79) and vintage samples that started at $3 for the vintage pieces, yes $3. I was surprised myself when I seen the price tag. Although some of the items were defective, there were other items that were in great condition.You have to take your time and be patient in order to score something good on those racks.
Vintage Dress $5
Vintage Dress $10
Love Sam had more wear now pieces from stock ($25-$75). They even had 2 Shearling Coats available (I’m sure that they will be gone by the time you read this). The prices were not listed, it instructs you to see an associate so you know that the price was similar to retail.
Both brands offered a range of sizes, mostly small sizes. Also available were small accessories like scarves which were 3 for $15 and shoes in ALL sizes. The shoes were gently worn but they all were on sale for $30 from brands like TOPSHOP and Steve Madden to name a few.
This sale came right on time for the holiday season. You can get quite a few items for your loved ones without hurting your pocket. Want to check it out, head over to:
The wait ends when the doors to the Alice & Olivia sample sale finally open. The 260 sample sale racks are filled with true samples and overstock. Discounts are up to 80% off. Some of our favorite pieces included jackets and short dresses. We were thrilled to see many sizes as well as many seasons. It’s a bit difficult to get into this one without waiting in line but if you’re really lucky and go during off-peak hours you’ll get in without a wait.
You could check out the sample sale until the end of the week. Details, photos and prices below.
Thank you for your recent purchase at the Carolina Herrera clothing fundraiser hosted by ShopDrop. By shopping that sale, you helped support Bottomless Closet’s mission to empower New York City women. Please consult your tax advisor for more information about the tax-deductible nature of your contribution for federal income tax purposes.
The women who come through our doors are making a comeback from unimaginable things like domestic violence, homelessness, substance abuse and even incarceration. Your support allows us to work with each woman to equip her to imagine a different future for herself and start to build her future.
Your support will enable Bottomless Closet to provide these women access to business attire, interview coaching and resume preparation, and educational workshops on a variety of topics. Thanks to your generosity, our clients will leave here already on their path to their new future. One in four New York City women is living below the poverty line. With your help, this year alone, Bottomless Closet will empower more than 2,000 women to take their first steps to break this cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient.
We recognize you have countless choices of where to commit your philanthropic dollars and once again, on behalf of Bottomless Closet, thank you.
Marchesa is one of the brands that produces evening gowns meant to steal the night. Lace, beading and exquisite designs produce dresses that are both romantic and flattering at the same time. At retail, gowns cost between $800 and $10,000. That is why we were excited when Shelly & Renee announced their own Marchesa sample sale where dresses (stock!! in all sizes) sold for up to 80% off. At the sale, Notte sold for $265 and Marchesa proper for up to $3K. There were also Parkas for $1K and real fur coats for a bit under $3K. And to top it off, additional reductions were announced today! So this is the opportunity to shop for fashionable items and spend nothing compared to the actual value.
You can still catch some awesome dresses for a few more days at the place mentioned below. We are thankful to Shelly & Renee for giving ShopDrop users early access on Sunday! And for letting us lead #SHOPDROPSEND – where we show our instagram followers 5 look on story, and they can shop from bed from all over the US! Enjoy the photos below!
What: Marchesa sample sale
Where: Mon, Dec 4 – Wed, Dec 6; 10AM-6PM
Where: 33 East 33rd St, 12th Fl, NY, NY
The Carolina Herrera charity sample sale is a first of its kind for us at ShopDrop. It all started with a search for charities that speak to our hearts, and Bottomless Closet was definitely a winner. The organization takes women from homeless shelters and helps them with all the steps leading up to sustainable independence: writing resumes, getting appropriate clothes, landing job interviews. Whenever a client receives a job offer, the office rings bells in celebration. Needless to say, when BC reached out to us about Carolina Herrera, we couldn’t say no.
Carolina Herrera donated boxes upon boxes of runway samples, and we at ShopDrop were tasked with selling the inventory and sending a portion of the proceeds to Bottomless Closet. The boxes included 4 racks of the most elegant bridal gowns, evening gowns, separates, jackets and knits. The best part is that the pieces are exquisite and each one is a 1-of-a-kind. The worst part is that they are all REAL runway samples, which means that you have to be damn-skinny to fit into anything! If you are on the size 2 of the spectrum – then you have the privilege to buy Carolina Herrera dresses for over 80% off retail prices.
Less than 24 hours until Black Friday hits – and then retail is going off the grids. Zara sale begins at midnight, Nordstrom will have an additional 20% off, and some sample sales open on Friday for some 80% off discounts.
The names and places are listed below – put on some warm clothes and go shopping!
VERA DE NERO sample sale
147 W 35th St, 804, NY, NY
Shop VERA DE NERO‘s super soft women’s cashmere at this Black Friday sample sale at their New York showroom! Expect scarves, evening dresses, outerwear, and jewelry on offer. At the last sample sale dresses and jackets were between $150 and $200. All sales final.
7115 by Szeki sample sale
157 Rivington St, NY, NY
This will be 7115 by Szeki‘s first sample sale in two years, and it’s happening for two days this month at their Lower East Side store on Rivington Street. Expect discounted wardrobe essentials including tops, dresses, bottoms, sweaters, and jackets, with prices ranging from just $10 to $100!
WHITE GOWN sample sale
3 E 44th St, 5th Fl, NY, NY
Discounts of up to 70% off bridal gowns and accessories from The White Gown, with gowns starting as low as $499. At retail, prices start at $2,000 so this discount is significant. All sales final.
BLUESUITS sample sale
200 W 70th St, NY, NY
Shop jackets, pants, skirts, dresses, accessories and lingerie at this three day sample sale from Bluesuits at their Garment District showroom! Appointments are required, so follow the Get Tickets link to book your place.
Shop women’s and men’s clothing and accessories at up to 70% off retail at the Prive Multi-Designer Sample Sale at Chelsea Market. Brands include Faherty, Leo & Sage, 360Sweater, Hyden Yoo, and more. Cash, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, Apple Pay accepted.
The Jimmy Choo invitation-only sample sale took place at the Met Pavillion two weeks ago. The enormous showroom was completely filled with a massive stock ranging from women’s shoes, boots, purses, scarves, sunglasses, belts, and even a selection of men’s shoes. Prices started at $50 and ranged to $450, a massive discount considering Jimmy Choo pieces often retail for upwards of $1,000.
Most accessories were one size, but the shoes had a massive range of sizing. There was also a variety in purse sizing as well, so smaller evening purses were much cheaper. Check out the photos to see a small range of all the products!
The sale was exclusive and required a pass to enter, and the line to get in went around the block– even for press. That said, the wait was definitely worth it; the sale was extraordinarily busy, but the products were all amazing and worth browsing through.
The event only lasted for two days– three, if you include VIP early access– so if you’re interested in attending private sales like this one, be sure to RSVP and follow the instructions on the app! They come and go very quickly, and invitations can be hard to come by if you wait too long. To stay up to date on more exclusive and invitation-only sample sales, be sure to download the ShopDrop App, follow us on Instagram, and add us on Snapchat @shopdropapp!
One thing you can rely on when hitting up the Loeffler Randall sample sale is order. Every single pair of shoes is neatly packed away in a plastic bag, then placed on a hanger, then placed on a rack – which is neatly organized by size. The prices range from $75 to $300, and you will have the largest selection of shoes if your size is 5 or 11. For me, the 7.5 sized gal, there was only one rack of shoes. Two cute booties selling for $200 and $300 respectively – and prices were mostly 60%-70% off retail.
If you still want to check out the sale, you have till Friday!
What: Loeffler Randall sample sale
When: Wed, Nov 15 – Fri, Nov 17, 9AM-8PM
Where: 676 Broadway, NY, NY