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Riedel & Sferra Sample Sale

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By: Maura

Some days, you just need to buy a glass of wine. Other days, you just need to buy glasses for said wine. Wednesday was one of those days, so I decided to upgrade my apartment by going to the Riedel & Sferra sample sale in Chelsea Market.

The sale is a little tricky to find; its right off of the food court that has Li-Lac chocolates. If you get lost, chances are there is a friendly security guard who will point you in the right direction, as much as New Yorkers hate asking for directions.

The space was a little crowded when I walked in, but where there is a crowd, there’s amazing discounts nearby. Half the store was lined with luxury glass wears Riedel is known for; the set up was so impeccable, I kept my distance in fear of knocking over 100 wine glasses with my backpack. There were a lot of items that I wish I could find use for; decanters, wine flight sets, votives, vases, glass ice buckets, so essentially everything on a pinterest-bride’s dream registry. However, there was also plenty of great deals on more mundane, everyday stuff. Four wine glasses for $20? Yes, please!


The items don’t just stop at the kitchen; the other side of the store is dedicated to the soft, Italian bed linens of Sferra. Packages of every type of sheet were nestled in boxes like vinyl records, any and all sheet sizes available. Down duvet inserts are in the back of the room, with bath mats, towels, washcloths, and more lining the far wall. I decided that maybe it wouldn’t be the best idea to take off my shoes and lounge in a pile of towels as soft as clouds, so I mercifully restrained myself.

Prices for the Sferra were more of a mixed bag; each product is individually priced, often around the $100 mark. The throws are nice, but more decorative than comfy; perhaps a good gift for a friend who doesn’t eat bagel bites on her bed at 3 in the morning.

All in all, I was able to buy two owl-shaped whiskey stones, priced at $3 each, and a package of four of the sleekest wine glasses ever, for $20. If you want to play grownup and treat yourself for some nice household items, I really recommend this sale.

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Fashion Review Sample Sale

Inside the Parker Sample Sale – Fall 2017

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Can’t believe we’ve made it to our first cycle – the first sale we covered on our blog was Parker and that we back in April. The Parker sample sale was filled with stock racks of clothing items for women in sizes 0-12. Lots and lots of beaded dresses in many different lengths. Long beaded gowns that would be perfect for Gatsby themed dinners, and cocktail dresses that will turn heads. 70% of the items included evening wear, a whole rack of tops (mostly for the Summer), a small rack of mini-skirts (leather and tweed) and pants. I saw a few blazers and vests. What you won’t find much of is sweaters. Only found 2-3 in the entire place.

From a pricing standpoint, the price list was a bit confusing. There were different prices for tops, beaded tops, sample tops… whatever. I ended up asking associates for help with pricing when I was interested in a particular item. All items were under $200 and the selection was nice. For the more price-conscious, there is a sample rack in the back of the store, filled with one-of-a-kind items that are $30-$50 cheaper than stock. The prices range from $40 to $150. Price List and Photos attached below.

For a review of the April sample sale, click here. Parker NY gave 50 lucky ShopDroppers an additional 15% off, which were quickly snatched up by our savvy shoppers. If you want to hit up this one you have until Sunday.

Details and photos below:
What: Parker sample sale
When: Tue, Sept 19 – Sun, Sept 24
What Time: Tue-Sat 10-8 I Sun 10-4
Where: 260 Fifth Ave, NY, NY

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Sneak Peak: NY CHARISMA sample sale

NY Charisma sample sale

NY Charisma is moving offices from NY to NJ, and is therefore liquidating all of its samples and overstock items at a four-day sale beginning Monday, September 25th. ShopDrop joined forces with the brand to offer early access to ShopDrop users on Friday, 9/22 between 12PM and 5PM. Shop exquisite knits, sweaters, cardigans and wraps at a 90% discount. At retail, NY Charisma items sell for $50-$450, at the sample sale prices will start at $10 and go no higher than $100 per item.

If the past is any indication for the future, here is our review of the last NY Charisma sample sale.

Put the sale in your calendar and happy shopping!

What: NY Charisma sample sale
When: Early Access – Friday 9/22 12PM-5PM
Where: 330 W 38th St, Suite 601, NY, NY
RSVP Suggested: RSVP

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Ippolita Jewelry Sample Sale Review

By Amanda Fontana

Ippolita is a high-end jewelry retailer, with pieces oftentimes selling for upwards of $2,000. Their sample sale, taking place at 317 West 33rd St, features pieces from their gold, silver, and rosé collections starting at 60% off off retail.

There’s a huge array of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings to choose from, as well as a smaller men’s collection. Ippolita is known for their statement pieces; expect rings with prominent jewels, colorful pendants, and bold statement earrings. Though steeply discounted, their prices are still in the several hundreds of dollars, with some pieces pushing $1,000.

There are some more affordable pieces that are subtle yet elegant, and would make perfect gifts, such as thin, dainty bracelets selling for around $300. The showroom is enormous; between the three collections, the variety of jewelry types, and the men’s collection, there’s definitely something for everyone.

What: Ippolita Jewelry Sample Sale

Where: 317 West 33rd St

When: Sunday, September 17 from 9 am to 6 pm and September 18-19 from 9 am to 7 pm

 

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Gilt Sample Sale

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Gilt Sample Sale

Cheat Day: Gilt gives us a reason to indulge on the most expensive brands without denting our Prada wallets, sounds divine alright!

By: Nanda Rai

Guilty for spending hours on hours scrolling through the Gilt app? Me too. Guilty for waiting for a sale to start even if it means after midnight and purchasing high end spa offers for your girlfriends and wine tours in the Hamptons for your other half you plan on venturing off with? Same! Gilt, I cannot get enough of your super exclusive, high end, chic sales and countdowns. Guilty and charged right on my credit card, I’m trained, soldier status, for the GILT olympics a.k.a. when you drop an item in the Gilt shopping cart and its reserved for only 10 mins but you already have the game plan down pact and consider nothing an impulse purchase but a strategic game plan on how to confirm your order within 8 mins, giving yourself leeway to choose the appropriate shipping options. Now thats what you call a trusted and credited gal to write here and tell you, this sale is definitely the one you want to be at.

The Gilt sample sale event located at, Industry City, 233 37th Street, Factory Floor, Brooklyn, New York started off with a BANG tonight, making the most out of their sales, it wasn’t just a sale it was a night to remember. They had it all, a convenient check in center for your bags, DJ mixing filling the atmosphere with great music, a station to get your hair done, a wine bar, coconut water refreshers, nutrition bars, and even signature garment bags to dump extremely worthy items into . Tonight, Friday September 15th, the sale took place from 6:30pm-10pm and tomorrow Saturday September 16th, the sale starts at 10am and ends at 6:30pm. I honestly have never seen designer items drop as low as it was marked like this in my entire life. Entire actual life. I mean I’ve seen how low Gilt can go on the limbo stick, when it comes to steeping down a price, but I mean Gilt gets even more flexible at their home.

Starting off with their bags, I think thats what we all hail Gilt for, the options were arrayed on 3 round tables, but it wasn’t the biggest deal. Some Kate Spade handbags, LongChamp totes, Edie Parker clutches, and actually there was a really cute winter grey Proenza Schouler mini purse that I did love with a cute top handle but prices weren’t too crazy. However, the shoes were definitely the affair of the night. From Stuart Weitzman,Christian Louboutin, Guiseppe Zanotti, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexandre Birman (Below, I snapped the price tag for these red python skin tie-me up’s, originally retailing for $1,680.00 and now $505.00), Schutz, the list goes on and the names were huge. Biggest selection had to be Stuart Weitzman and to give you a hint on the sale, I’m talking from $445- to $125. I took home a pair of Stuart Weitzman for $89, originally $445. Shoe sizes ranged from 5-11 for women and men’s 6.5-11.

You’ll see the longest racks of clothes, longer than the average Nordstrom warehouse sale rack from sizes XS-XL for both women and men. You for sure won’t be able to find the same garment in a different size, the clothing is pretty much a lottery, but its all about luck at these sales anyways! Nevertheless, what I did get my hands on were a pair of 7 For All of Mankind jeans, and even though the denim was the smallest rack in the warehouse, I did find really cute styles and the sizes did vary, which is a good thing! Outerwear and couture dresses neighbored the denim rack and as far as the men’s clothes, lots of button downs, huge selection of outwear, dress pants, jeans, shorts, huge selection. Mens shoes? That was the most organized and neat section of all! HAHA!

Any small details? There was a home section, a kids section and luggage section with personal monogramming available for the leather goods. The dressing rooms to try on were spacious enough to get the job done. The cashier section and lines were really seamless, fast and easy. Side note, they do take away the garment bag and give you huge white shopping bags, but at this point who cares after this great shopping party. I would love to thank Gilt for hosting this great event, and I can’t begin to think what’s being restocked or what new options they are putting out on Saturday. I’m super excited for you all to get your hands on the gorgeous shoes!! I saw women even go home with classic Prada shoes!! Happy Shopping to all!

Here’s the info:

What: GILT Sample Sample Sale

Where: Industry City, 233 37th Street, Factory Floor, Brooklyn, NY

When: Friday September 15th 6:30PM-10:00PM- Saturday September 16th 10:00AM-6:30PM

 

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Eberjey Fashion Maiyet Review Sample Sale

Sample Sale Review – Maiyet & Eberjey

Eberjey Sample Sale NYC

 

By Maura McNulty

 

There’s something about shopping for PJs that makes me feel warm inside; it’s probably the idea that I’ll spend most of my time in the clothes lounging around and sleeping. The sale is near NYU, so when it began to rain after class on Wednesday, I took it as a sign to treat myself to luxury loungewear at the Maiyet and Eberjey sample sale at 260’s SoHo location.

 

260 Sample Sale’s space is huge, so there was plenty of stock, without the claustrophobia that ruins so many sample sale experiences. Plus, it wasn’t as crowded, given that Maiyet and Eberjey aren’t the most commercial brands, so you can really take your time there, feeling the soft fabrics and contemplating whether plum or a dusty teal goes better with your complexion.

 

There are rows of pajama sets, robes, and lounge wear in the Eberjey racks, which are set up alongside rows of coats, pants, swimwear, and dresses in the Maiyet rows. Gorgeous lace bras, underwear, and boy-shorts line the sides of the store, and there is even a small shoe table in the back. Additionally, they have a rack of Eberjey children’s clothes off to the side, if you need to pick up some cute dresses for a tiny tot in your life.

 

Prices are fantastic; I was able to make out with a white pajama set, two teddies, and the softest robe in the known world, for just $175, which was a steep discount from the $350 retail value. And, just for fun, I decided to check the retail prices for similar items from Victoria’s Secret: it came out to be a staggering $250.

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The sale ends Sunday, September 17, so make sure to head down there this weekend. Highly recommend going, even if it’s just to check out the soft, silky fabrics. Now, I am off to take another luxurious nap in my new silky sleep attire.

Maiyet & Eberjey Sample Sale

150 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012

Sept. 12 – Sept. 17

Tue: 10AM-8PM

Wed-Sat: 10AM-7PM

Sun: 10AM-4PM

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NYFW Future of Fashion Event

Last night, over 100 people crowded into AtWood to celebrate the Future of Fashion with ShopDrop and TABu. Attendees included journalists, influencers, startups, designers, models and lots of fashion enthusiasts. Everyone had to download the ShopDrop app to enter the event, and the TABu app to get the free drink and experience new technology firsthand.

Below are beautiful pictures taken by Sarah Schecker (IG: @sarahschecker) are below. We are always looking to improve, and given the interest level, we will run the event in a larger space. All photos are on Facebook as well. Here is the link – feel free to share!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, Cane & Austin skincare, Kind snacks, Lifeway Kefir, and Your Weekend Plans.
Startups: PERCH, PRADUX, BRICK & PORTAL, NINETEENTH AMENDMENT, FRNEZY.AI
Designers: Dynasty George, Bree, Lizna, Leetal Platt, Nathalia JMag

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Fashion Sample Sale

Jewelry In Abundance At The BCBGeneration Sample Sale

If you enjoy fashionable jewelry then you would lose your mind at the BCBGeneration Jewelry Sample Sale! The selection is huge with a variety of brand new necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, anklets and more in gold, silver and rose gold.

These items were originally $29 to $89 and are all now up to 95% off. I believe that the organizers knew that the shoppers would go crazy at this sale because all items are priced at $4 each, 3pcs for $10 and 8pcs for $20.

There is also a $1 rack that you can comb through to find your goodies.

Not to mention there is a small selection of  mixed brand sample shoes on sale as well. The majority of the shoes were by Etienne Aigner and are sample size 6 for $20. 

This sale is going on until Friday so get there fast! 

148 West 37th Street, 14th Floor, New York, 10018

10:00am- 5pm Daily

 

xoxo,

Melissa

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Inside the Rent The Runway Sample Sale

8AM is a tough time to be up and about, but when the goal is checking out a Rent The Runway sample sale, all the pain is worth it.  The good news is, there is a ton of dresses and gowns to choose from, in sizes ranging from 0 to 14. Prices for most items are under $100, with a few really expensive items reaching the $250 price-mark. the accessory rack is decked out with flashy rings, necklaces and clutches. The bad news is that the clothing has been worn before, so if you see tape signs on the clothes, there is probably some damage. But hey, that’s why the prices are so low in the first place – right?!

There are a few handbags lining the rack in the back as well. So if you’re feeling the sequins and the party, this sample sale is one you should definitely check out.

What: Rent The Runway sample sale
Where: 260 sample sale, 260 Fifth Ave (between 28th and 29th St)
When: Tue, Sept 12th – Sun, Sept 17th

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Cozy in Cashmere: Kokun Cashmere Sample Sale

By Amanda Fontana

Kokun Cashmere, a New York-based company known for its cashmere outerwear, is clearing out stock from previous seasons, and their sample sale is the best place to get heavily discounted clothes right in time for fall and winter.

Their sale, taking place in midtown at 237 West 27th St in suite 301, has prices starting at 25$ and going up to 75$. Retail prices range from 150$ and up, so expect to find good deals. Though most of their stock is womenswear, they also have a small selection of menswear as well, so there’s a wide variety of options for everyone. Sizes range from XS to L.

There’s cashmere sweaters, cardigans and coats in every color imaginable; Kokun has you completely covered for sweater weather. This sale is mostly clearing out pieces from previous years, but their simple yet timeless styles will keep them in style for seasons to come. You can’t go wrong with cashmere.

What: Kokun Cashmere Sample Sale

Where: 237 West 37th St Suite 301

When: September 6th to September 12th, 10:00-5:30

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