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The 4 Types of Sample Sales

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By: Maura McNulty

 

Before I started working at ShopDrop back in June, my only introduction to sample sales was in the form of plot lines on sitcoms like How I Met Your Mother.  After my first sample sale, I quit my other internship to work with ShopDrop – I was officially a sample sale convert. Since then, I’ve been going to sample sales weekly, both for work and for pleasure. The further down the rabbit hole that I feel, the more I noticed the diversity of the underground phenomenon that is sample sales. So, in an effort to better capture the variability of sample sales, I present to you the four types of sample sales.

 

  1. The ConcertJimmy_Choo_PumpsI could never understand that fans posses when it came to meeting their favorite artists, at least until I went to I went to my first Alexander McQueen sale. 100 people and blistering temperatures could not interfere with me being able to hold a McQueen item, let alone being able to buy one at an affordable price. The energy inside is intense, the deals are crazy, and every purchasing decision feels like life or death. These sales are totally worth it if owning a pair of Jimmy Choos is on your to-do list, and unlike actual concerts, you get to bring home the thing you waited for. Just make sure to get a good night of rest before, and wear comfy shoes; you’re going to need it. 

 

2. The Low-KeyDreams On Air Sample Sale

The rockstar-brands of the fashion world are not the only ones to hold sample sales,typically held in office spaces, sales from smaller brands are extremely beneficial to go to. The low-key sales I’ve gone to have yielded the most affordable prices, provide a great introduction to a new brand, and give you the opportunity to meet and converse with the people who make the clothes you buy.

 

3. The Multibrand
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Multibrand sales can be a mixed bag; typically, they’re held to get rid of a variety of items that didn’t sell as well as they would have hoped. In my experience, if there isn’t a clear theme with among the brands at the sale, or the prices are too high, it can feel a little chaotic and confusing. But, if you’re looking to browse, these sales have the most diverse range of items.

4. The Too Good to be True Sale

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There is one qualification to fall under this category; amazing pieces, with prices that are shockingly low. Etienne Aigner and NYCharisma we’re perfect examples of the hidden gems that can be found at sample sales; both sales had a collection of hand-picked pieces, with astounding customer service and ridiculously low prices.

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Day To Night Looks at the Ramy Brook Sample Sale

Ramy Brook sample sale NY REVIEW

Written by: The Reasonable Style

Day To Night Looks at the Ramy Brook Sample Sale

Take your looks from day to night, at a discount of course, at the Ramy Brook Sample Sale. With these sophisticated silhouettes from current and past seasons, you’ll be able to do just that. There’s a selection of stock items ranging from beach cover ups ($29) tops ($59-$79), bottoms ($49), dresses ( $69-$89) jumpsuits ($89), fur vests ($249)and even handbags ($30-$50). Each category was organized neatly by group and by size (Small-Large), handbags and other small items were in boxes.

What: Ramy Brook sample sale
Where: 231 W. 39th Street, Suite 1113, NY, NY
When: Tue, Nov 14-Thu, Nov 16 10AM-6PM

Get a glimpse of what I found at the sale:

 

 

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Revamp Your Work Wardrobe at the Hilton Hollis Sample Sale

Hilton Hollis sample sale

The day we take a look at the adorable dresses and outfits at Hilton Hollis is a beautiful one. The sample sale is filled with true samples and overstock items, which are available for a swooping 80% off, with prices running from $40 to $280, where at retail, prices reach $1,399! Don’t miss this opportunity to rock an awesome wardrobe! Pricing and images below.

In general, jackets were $495, now $100
Dresses were $795, now $160
Pants were $345, now $70
All samples between $25 and $75

What: Hilton Hollis sample sale
Where: Tue, Nov 14 – Thu, Nov 16; 9:30AM-5:30PM
Where: 470 7th Ave, Suite 410, NY, NY

 

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Boot up for Winter starting at $10 – The Clothingline Multi-Brand Sample Sale

M Gemi sample sale

The Clothingline sample sale is starting today and among the brands at the sale are: M. Gemi, Generation Love and Baby CZ. TO our knowledge, M. Gemi never goes on sale so this is a huge deal.

For M. Gemi, the shoes are for both men and women: flats and loafers are $65-$75, boots & booties $75-$125.
Generation Love – tops, sweaters, sweatshirts $65. Cashmere, jackets, fur, leather, suede $109-$350.
Baby CZ – infants, boys & girls cashmere sweaters $65-$85, cashmere hats, gloves, scarves, $35-$45
Boutique – 65% off original prices

What: Multibrand sample sale
Where: Clothingline, 261 W 36th St, 2nd Fl, NY, NY
When: Tue, Nov 14th-Thu, Nov 16th: 11AM-7PM

 

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A Look Inside Lafayette 148 Semi Annual Warehouse Sale

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By Melissa Atkinson, The Reasonable Style

Lafayette 148’s Semi Annual Warehouse Sale opens today and I’ve had the opportunity to shop the sale early. While shopping, I’ve gathered as many details as possible for you to have prior to hitting the sale on opening day. This sale includes stock items of the Fall 2017 collection with previous seasons mixed within hundreds of garments. There are a variety of items ranging from size Small to 1X in both regular and petite sizing. Not to mention the savings are HUGE with prices starting at 75% off retail, the deals are endless!

Price points include:

    Bottoms: $50

    Short Sleeve/ Sleeveless Tops: $50

    Long Sleeve Tops: $65

    Dresses: $90

    Jackets: $90-$120

    Coats: $1000

    Vests: $70-$200

    Leather & Suede: $500

    Shearling & Calf Skin: $600-$1000

    Cashmere Knits: $60-$200

    Cashmere Jackets: $200

    Luxe Knits: $80-$750

    Accessories: as marked (I seen items ranging between $10-$75)

See what items I spotted at the sale:

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You do not want to miss this! Be sure you partake in this 2 day event, you’ll hate that you’ve missed it!

Sale Details

Duration & Hours: 11/09 (Thursday) 9am-7pm & 11/10 (Friday) 9am-6pm

Payment Type: CASH/VISA/AMEX/MC

Location: 148 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013 (between Howard Street and Grand Street)

Telephone #: 646.922.1799

 

xoxo,

Melissa

 

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Vince Camuto & Cynthia Steffe sample sale review

Cynthia Steffe sample sale review

Clothingline just opened its doors to a line of people waiting to buy Cynthia Steffe and Vince Camuto sample sale items. The prices are amazing – see price list below and so is the merchandise. If you want to check out the sale, you have till Thursday. Prices, details and pics below. This sale is true samples so check for irregulars when buying.

What: Vince Camuto, 1 State, Cynthia Steffe Cece and Chaus sample sale
Where: Clothingline, 261 W 36th St, 2nd Fl, NY, NY
When: Wed, Nov 8 – Thu, Nov 9th 11-7

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TRACY REESE sample sale review

Tracy Reese sample sale review

The Tracy Reese sample sale is hosted in the brand showroom in the fashion district. The highest priced items are $80, and they include the embellished coats. All dresses and rompers are $60, bottoms – $50 and tops $40. Most of the items are on the smaller side but there are a few sweaters that would fit larger sizes.

Here are some notes & photos from @GarmentDistrictDiva from the sale:

Beaded evening frocks for $60, are a steal.   As are $40 3D floral beaded tops.  Consider what you might need to layer under or over these pieces for winter soirees. There are a lot of vintage included $80 coats, so if you missed out on a previous season or are looking for a one of a kind look for the holiday season, this sale is your stop.  Also anticipate pieces that may not have made into the production and frocks for all seasons.

There are  some current pieces – spotted the pleated bell sleeve boxy blouse($288)  and the cascade pleat blouse ($248) selling for full retail at department stores.  They are only $40 at the sample sale, on-trend update.  Most garments were size 4, but some felt smaller, like a size 0 or 2.  Some of the tops run roomy. Try everything on.  Squirrel away some of the summer dresses for hot summer days or a resort vacay.

You may walk away with one special  spot-on piece perfect for a wedding  or an armload of dresses.  Be prepared for compliments.
If you still want to hit it up, you have till the end of the week. Photos below. Enjoy.
What: Tracy Reese sample sale
Where: 260 W 39th St, 19th Fl, NY, NY
When: Tue, Nov 7 – Wed, Nov 8 10AM-7PM
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Jimmy Choo Maura McNulty Sample Sale Sample Sale Review

Jimmy Choo Sample Sale Review

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By: Maura McNulty

Well, it happened. As I sit here writing this, I am still in disbelief that not one, but two pairs of Jimmy Choos are in my closet; not the banged up stuff thats unfortunately a risk for high end brand sales, either, but shoes that are practically in mint condition.

I was fortunate enough to score a VIP press pass (I love my job!), so on a cold Wednesday morning, I was huddled in line outside of the sale, with the other “VIPs”, ready to score some sweet kicks.

To be honest, its a mixed bag when it comes to name brand sample sales; they tend to be too crowded, its only basic pieces, or the prices are still astronomically high. Yet, the Jimmy Choo sale was well stocked, the prices are amazing, and the space is huge.

There was also a great selection of purses clutches. It seemed like that had enough boots for an army as well, but the table was too cluttered to get a good enough look.Jimmy_Choo_Prices

All in all, its a sale that’s definitely worth checking out, especially if you love labels. The shoes are gorgeous, and the prices are low enough for a few good splurges; everything at this sale is worth the splurge. Check it out- todays the last day!

Invite Only Jimmy Choo Sample Sale (get an invite here)
November 02 – November 03
8AM-7PM
123 W 18th St, NY, NY
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Harvey Faircloth Sample Sale Review

Harvey Faircloth

By Melissa Atkinson, The Reasonable Style

Fall weather is officially here and so is the Harvey Faircloth Sample Sale filled with Fall 2017 stock items. With a decent portion of the showroom dedicated to the Harvey Faircloth line, there are a variety of product categories to shop for this Fall season. Items include tops, pants, skirts, jackets and many more ranging in sizes 0-10 and small-large. Prices were between $45 and $850 which is a wide range and more than I personally anticipated price wise. The good news is that yesterday they were offering an additional 20% off already up to 60% off prices which was a great incentive. The sales reps did not confirm nor deny if the additional 20% off will be continuing on for the duration of the sale but I recommend heading over to the sale to try your luck.

Check out some of the items and its sale price (excluding the additional 20% off) that were available at the sale below.

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Now $275Now $325

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Now $195 Now $350

Harvey Faircloth This sale will be going on until Friday November 3rd. See below for full details and hours.

Hours

Thursday 9am—7pm

Friday 9am—5pm

Address

58 W 40th Street, 9th Floor,  New York

 

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading!

xoxo,

Melissa

 

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