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Nu New York Sample Sale

NU New York sample sale

By Melissa Atkinson, The Reasonable Style

Just 2 blocks away from Union Square on Broadway, you’ll find the Nu New York Sample Sale. With prices ranging from $9 to $309 and spacious organized sales floor, you’ll be sure to enjoy your shopping experience. There’s a wide selection of tops, dresses, accessories including scarves, small goods and handbags, cold weather items like sweaters and outerwear as well as shoes. Shopping on a budget? No problem, all sales racks and bins are labeled with the sale price for easy shopping.

Scarves $12
Small Goods/ Handbags $39-$309
Pants $49
Sweaters $49
Jumpsuit $75
Shoes $49
Outerwear $109

If you’re headed to the sale I would recommend wearing as little as possible just in case you want to try some items on.
There are no fitting rooms but there are plenty of mirrors throughout the store. The overall fit of the garments are oversized so you should be fine. All sales are final so shop wisely.

There are plenty of great finds at this sale so make sure you
add this to your list of sales to visit this weekend!

Xoxo,
Melissa

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LEMLEM Sample Sale

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By: Nanda Rai

Lemlem Sample Sale

Get all the LemLem thats left! Refreshing sample sale today, August 17th, 2017

I just stopped in for some eye candy window retail at Lemlem’s sample sale located at the studio (3rd floor) on 495 Broadway (heart of Soho), which lasts until 7:00pm today. I must say, Lemlem is an airy fairy Hampton’s goddess, martini gal and fashion force to be reckoned with! To all of our shoppers, if anyone has a vacation on their schedule, stop in for Lemlem’s sale today! 75% off of almost everything including scarves, coverups and my new found favorite bracelets that are being sold at $10 a band, mixed with gold and rainbow silks, to layer up on your wrist. Lemlem you are such a breath of fresh air ! Amazing sales!

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Sample sale price sheet: 75% off
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Silk/gold bracelets
LEMLEM sample sale, new york, shopping, nyc, 2017, fashion, luxury priced items, discount
Airy-fairy rainbow racks
LEMLEM sample sale, new york, shopping, nyc, 2017, fashion, luxury priced items, discount
Summer wrap-around scarves $25/$50

Other than Lemlem’s apparel showcasing its best of the best highlighter colors on soft linen sheer rompers, dresses, joggers and blouses, I can’t comment enough on how easy the shopping experience was. Everything was spaced out, deserving of their own spotlight and the chart below shows pricing for all accessory lovers 🙂 Upfront in your face like hey, no excuses now, buy me today!

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Jewelry price archive
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Even though theres no private try on area, the minute you hold up one of Lemlem’s statement pieces in the mirror, the gold jewelry display is right beside you, and all of sudden you lose your marbles, —fair warning. Speaking of marble, there’s a beautiful gray marble table, displaying Lemlems very own summer staple, airy beach joggers! Definitely a buy! The pictures below scream, I’m not your boring gray sweatpants for the winter, wear me right now. Also, look out for the treasure box with the cute little bralets. Lemlem you have it all covered for the summer!

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Summer joggers
LEMLEM sample sale, new york, shopping, nyc, 2017, fashion, luxury priced items, discount
Stapless ocean blue romper

Here’s the info:

What: Lemlem Sample Sale

Where: 495 Broadway, Suite 501, NY, NY

When: August 17- August 17 Thu 11AM-7PM

Fun Fact: Lemlem means to flourish or bloom in Amharic and is recognized through its handcrafted collection that inspire economic independence in the founder, Liya Kebede’s, native country Ethiopia, as well as, preserve the art of weaving.
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Woven bralets
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Fashion Sample Sale

New York Fashion Week NYFW with ShopDrop

New York Fashion Week with ShopDrop

NYFW is coming up in early September and ShopDrop has got you covered.

ShopDrop will be hosting and co-hosting 2 events, a promo show, sample sale special and lotto!

Make sure to follow us for all the updates, but posting about the two events below.

We have a limited number of press passes. If you are interested in joining the influencer program, please apply here. 

Always feel free to reach me with questions or comments: estee@shopdrop.app

  1. SHOPDROP NYFW ULTIMATE SAMPLE SALE SHOW
    Join a group of young fashionable influencers in a chic bar in the center of Manhattan. Experience the ascent of fashion, and the revolution ShopDrop is catapulting with the rise in the popularity of sample sales in NY.
    What: ShopDrop NYFW Show 
    When: September 12th, 2017, 5PM-7PM
    Where: The Attic, 251 W 48th St, New York, NY
    Tickets: TICKET (for discount options and press passes email me
  2. MATAN SHAKED FASHION SHOW
    A rising star in fashion, Matan Shaked is an award-winning designer who creates gowns that sweep people off their feet. In collaboration with the Tahor Group, ShopDrop invites you to start off New York Fashion Week with a bang. The event will take place in midtown. See flyer below.
    What: Desert Flower by Matan Shaked
    When: September 6th, 2017, 7:00PM
    Where: 666 Fifth Ave, NY, NY
    Ticket: BUY (10% off with code SHOPDROP) (for press passes email me
  3. SHOPDROP NYFW SAMPLE SALESSHOPDROP NYFW LOTTO
    Details TBD
  4. Details TBD
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Fashion Sample Sale

Showroom Seven Sample Sale Preview

Showroom 7 Sample Sale NY

Showroom Seven is hosting a sample sale for 5 emerging luxury brands. Doors open exclusively for ShopDrop users on Tuesday 5PM-8PM. Wednesday the sale will be open to the public between 11AM and 7PM. Cocktails will be served – shop and save in style!

Items on sale will include jewelry, clothes, handbags, gowns and shoes. All items will be sold at 75% off retail prices. With the presentation of the ShopDrop app, shoppers will receive an additional 5% off at checkout. Most clothing items will be sample sized. See brands and details below.

Fashion Stylist, Mona Sharaf will be there as well so you could make sure you buy only items that suit you well!

Here are the details and make sure to download the ShopDrop app before the event:

Remember to RSVP

To come free of charge, join our influencer program

What: Showroom 7 Cocktail Sample Sale
When: Tue, Aug 22nd 5PM-8PM, Wed Aug 23rd 11AM-7PM
Where: 501 10th Ave (near 38th St), 7th Fl, NY, NY
Remember: Download the ShopDrop app

SAVE MY BAG

SAVE MY BAG sample sale
SAVE MY BAG sample sale

An Italian brand, Save My Bag produces fun beautiful full-of-personality bags. They come in all different sizes, colors and graphics. At retail, they are around $200. Here you will find them for under $40.

PATRICIA BONALDI

Patricia Bonaldi sample sale NY
Patricia Bonaldi sample sale NY

Patricia Bonaldi is a Brazilian founded evening-wear designer that produces lovely gowns for special occasions. At retail, her prices range between $1,000 and $2,000. At the sample sale they will start as low as $250.

DAY Birger Et Mikkelsen

DAY Birger Et Mikkelsen sample sale
DAY Birger Et Mikkelsen

If Marco Polo had a sister – that’s how the brand positions itself. Classic work pieces made out of the finest silks. Full price items range at around $400-$500 so at the sale expect prices in the $100 range: tops, skirts, pants, and blazers. Think modern, clean and fashionable.

CHIARA FERRAGNI 

Chiara Ferragni sample sale
Chiara Ferragni sample sale

Named one of the world’s most famous influencers, with over 10M followers, Chiara definitely leaves her mark. Originally from Italy, Chiara built up a global following and then topped it with her own quirky brand. The sample sale will feature many of her shoes, heels and flats. Priced at $400-$500 in the store, at the sample sale they will be around $100.

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Fall ’17 Influencer Ambassador Program – ShopDrop

ShopDrop Ambassador Influencer Program Fall '17

Hey hey hey,

If you are an influencer in NY and want to be part of a hub that offers you exclusive access to events, press passes to NYFW events, and a constant roll of content then the ShopDrop Influencer Ambassador Program (SIAP) is for you. We will take care of you, in return we expect your devotion, passion and energy. All of your followers should know about, be excited about and should be using ShopDrop to shop at sample sales of their choice.

Here are the perks of participating in the ShopDrop Influencer Ambassador Program:

  • Exclusive and/or early access to sample sales
  • Press-passes to NYFW events
  • Endless roll of ongoing (affordable!) fashion content your followers will love you for
  • Additional discounts on already discounted products
  • Dollar per Download earning potential
  • Casting & promotional opportunities
  • A part of a tight-knit club of influencers

Here is what ShopDrop expects of you as an ambassador:

  • Share the ShopDrop sample sale love with your followers
  • Your creativity and opinion in helping us reach larger audience
  • Your shoutouts of the app – all your followers should know you’re an ambassador, love us and want to get us as well
  • Participation in events
  • Love, warmth and enthusiasm
  • You are some of the most creative people we know: we want your ideas

With any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at estee@shopdrop.appThe number of spots is limited, so if we can’t make room for you this season, we will try to find another role for you.

Estee

 

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Fashion Sample Sale

Y-7 Warehouse Sample Sale

By: Nanda Rai

Y-7 Sample Sale

The real real review #details

Y-7’s first ever warehouse sale? I couldn’t believe it either, because it was executed to perfection! You can visit the Y-7 warehouse sample sale located at the original Hip-Hop Yoga Studio (Y7 HQ, 262 Bowery, 4th Floor, NY, NY) starting today Tuesday August 15th- Wednesday August 16th; and trust me when I say this, you feel the “namast-ay fly” aesthetic as soon as you walk in. Need I mention their too-good-to-be-true negotiation with the weather? I mean, the temptation to purchase a sweater on a rainy day like today from a vast selection of all-black comfy Y-7 sweatshirts/hoodies with trendy slogan designs?! Y-7 for the win!

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Y-7 studio design

But, lets back it up a bit, trekking 4 stair flights up to the warehouse; Y-7 definitely knows its customers, getting everyone to kick a sweat before the goods and glory sales. Ice-cold tea samples (RUNA) served right before the race to the racks is most definitely a well-thought-out refresher of choice, another check for Y-7. As you head inside, the atmosphere gets you bumping and flowing to the most popular genre of music in the U.S right now, Hip-Hop!! Yep, its pretty damn ideal.

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Candle lit and 40% sale on yoga fits
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Namast’ay tank top

I walked in with a mission, to get all the information on site on behalf of the ShopDrop team, and completely got distracted when I saw this Kanye sweater “inspo.” It was Kanye West in pretzel position, hell yeah!! Y-7 is definitely onto something, unique and genius! Lucky for me, there was only 1 small left, so I dropped everything and called grabs! Don’t worry,  I took tons of pictures, just for you to see! I mean 40% off today? 50% off tomorrow? I couldn’t resist.

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Kanye Blessed graphic sweatshirt

For the rest of the apparel, sizes range from XS-XL in most styles including the hoodies/sweatshirts/tour-style t-shirts, sweats, leggings and sports bras. The prices have taken a steep downfall from $250 retail to $16 or less in apparel and accessories (headbands, face towels, bookbags, candles, phone cases, beanie hats, pins). ShopDrop has you covered ! You definitely want to yoga, sleep, study, eat, netflix in this gear!

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We Flow Hard tour-styled t-shirt
Y-7, sample sale, fashion, new york city, yoga apparel
We Flow Hard yoga jogger
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Sweat tribe unite!
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Bring the heat yoga pants
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B.I.G bomber jacket
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Y-7 tribe book bag

Here’s the info:

What: Y-7 Sample Sale

Where: Y7 HQ, 262 Bowery, 4th Floor, NY, NY

When: August 15 – August 16Tue-Wed 11AM-7PM

P.S. The best part of this sample sale is getting to know the brand! Y-7 established itself in 2013, opening studios all over NYC and LA and has been featured in all the best magazines, (Cosmo, Forbes, InStyle), including Vogue, quoting ” Yoga For People Who Put On Gangsta Rap and Handle It.” It truly cant get better than a recommendation from Vogue, you’ll be surprised how much of a spirit animal this brand can be for you when you shop their gear! Happy Shopping friends!

 

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Fashion

Ditch the Black, Embrace the Color

by Francine Szerer

My natural inclination has always been to reach for the black clothes in my closet. The funny thing is, my closet is abundantly diverse: full of colorful and fun garments. So why is it that my instinct has always lead me to different variations of the same outfit.

Illustration by Donald Drawbertson

Like a safety blanket that wraps around me and makes me feel so secure, an all black outfit is always there for me. And as a new New Yorker, I embraced the stereotype. Black is my color- or maybe lack of thereof- and I knew would be nearly impossible to get rid of.

Via The Sartorialist

Growing up in South Florida, there was no assigned color. The absence of seasons gave me the freedom to really dress however I liked. The weather didn’t really fluctuate past humid heat and comfortably warm, except for that one freezing week in January every year where it could drop to 58 degrees.

Back home, black was always my go to. Just how no one followed the “No White After Labor Day” rule, same went for black being an acceptable color for any temperature. And this is precisely why I decided, in my second year living in Manhattan, to try a little personal experiment: only wear black to compliment other colors and patterns.

Summer may have been easy, but now it’s time to step it up and apply my new finding to the Winter. I know, in those long cold days all I’ll want to do is reach for the black turtle neck. But why not try something new this year. Doesn’t the saying go “New Year/New Me” after all?

No promises, but why not try an array of colorful layers? Striped turtleneck with a cool band tee perhaps? Or under your favorite summer frock? The bottom line is that Winter does not have to be depressing, at least not anymore. Stripes and pastels can very well rule those dreaded cold months when layered to provide warmth.

If patterns aren’t for you, swap the black for a monochrome look featuring your favorite Winter shade.

No matter what you decide, ditch the black and stand out this Winter.

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Fashion Sample Sale

Sneak Peak: Sachin & Babi Sample Sale

Sachin and Babi sample sale new york city 2017

The Sachin & Babi sale is opening on Monday and we were lucky to get a sneak peak. In summary, the merchandise is sick and the prices are even sicker. If you have the opportunity to get there next week, drop everything and go. Below I am including images and price lists from the sale. Remember to mention that you found out about the sale through ShopDrop and next time our users will get early access!

The showroom is in the brand office, which means that prices are low. Items start at $5 and don’t go higher than $200. For gowns that retail at $1,900 this is a steal. The sale includes both stock and samples. Items are from the most recent 2017 season and there are plenty of sizes. I saw a number of size 10 gowns. There were tons of gowns, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shorts, sweaters, belts and jewelry.

A bit about the Sachin & Babi brand. Trained by Oscar de la Renta himself, Sachin created his own brand in 2009, which is haute couture, young and vivacious all at once. 

Make sure to hit to hit up the sale & mention ShopDrop.

What: Sachin & Babi sample sale
Where: 132 W 36th St, 9th Fl, NY, NY
When: Monday, August 14 – Wednesday, August 16
What time: 9AM-6PM

Sachin andBabi gown
Sachin andBabi gown: originally $895. Sample is $75, stock is $200.

Sachin and Babi sample sale
Retail price $795. Sample $40. Stock $125
Retail price $895. Sample $40. Stock $125
Retail – $395. Sample Sale price $75
Retail price – $595. Sample sale price $125
Sachin & Babi jacket. Retail $595. Sample Sale $40.
Jewelry. Retail $250. Sample Sale $20-$50.
Pants. Retail $450 . Sample Sale $75
Bracelets. Retail $250. Sample Sale $30.

 

Sachin & Babi gown. Retail $895. Sample Sale $200.
Sachin & Babi Olive Gown
Sachin & Babi Gown $895. Sample Sale price $200.
Sachin & Babi Onassis Dress. Retail $795. Sample $40. Stock $125
Sachin & Babi Retail $850. Sample Sale $125.
Sachin & Babi Neva gown
Sachin & Babi Neva gown Retail $995. Sample Sale $200.
Sachin & Babi $895. Sample $40. Stock $125.
Sachin & Babi $895. Sample $40. Stock $125.
Sachin and Babi Retail $895. Stock $125.
Sachin & Babi sample sale $125
Sachin & Babi Sample Sale price $125

 

 

 

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Schiaparelli: The Unsung Hero of Surrealist Fashion

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By Maura McNulty

Calling oneself a true fashionista means more than knowing that mules are newly in style and funky, thin framed sunglasses are sticking around for the rest of summer 2017. The majority of fashion lovers in NYC who call themselves “experts,” don’t really know where these iconic designers are even from. In my opinion, a real fashion buff knows the history of fashion, including the origin of designers and the roots where their looks stem from. Read on to learn more about fashion icon, Schiaparelli.

Schiarpelli sample sales nycChanel once tried to set her on fire*. She was born into a wealthy family in Rome, yet at 32, she was penniless. She married a con-man in France, worked as a nanny in England, and was featured in Vogue in 1927 for one of her first designs. Her contributions to the fashion world are still prevalent today, yet, not many people know outside of the industry know of Elsa Schiaparelli.

Schiaparelli was a single mother of a sick child, bankrupt, and destitute when she moved from New York City to Paris, France in 1922. She befriended many prominent artists in Paris, quickly surrounding herself with giants of the art world like Salvador Dali and Paul Poiret.

Schiarpelli sample sales nycChanel once tried to set her on fire*. She was born into a wealthy family in Rome, yet at 32, she was penniless. She married a con-man in France, worked as a nanny in England, and was featured in Vogue in 1927 for one of her first designs. Her contributions to the fashion world are still prevalent today, yet, not many people know outside of the industry know of Elsa Schiaparelli.

Schiaparelli was a single mother of a sick child, bankrupt, and destitute when she moved from New York City to Paris, France in 1922. She befriended many prominent artists in Paris, quickly surrounding herself with giants of the art world like Salvador Dali and Paul Poiret.

Schiarpelli sample sales nycSchiarpelli sample sales nycDue to the economic strains left by second world war, the House of Schiaparelli closed its doors, along with other big fashions – her rival, Chanel, was among them. However, Schiaparelli was one of the only major fashion houses to achieve a revival. Her influence is still felt in the industry today, with many designers and artists are still inspired by Schiaparelli’s reality-warping designs. Elsa Schiaparelli deserves more than the occasional nod from the industry; while others were sewing and sketching, Schiaparelli was defying fashion with an artistic ingenuity that was never before seen by the fashion world.

*http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a3781/chanel-schiaparelli-rivalry-1014/

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Fashion Sample Sale

Prabal Gurung Sample Sale One More Day!

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The Prabal Gurung sample sale opened to much fanfare yesterday morning. When I entered the showroom shortly after 10:30am, there were more shoppers than I have ever seen at Prabal Gurung sale before. As I was leaving staff was controlling the number of people in/out of the space, and there was a small line accumulating in the entryway. This sale holds a special place in the history of Bespoke Bargains. It’s a sale I’ve personally been visiting for years, and it’s also the first sale I ever posted about (in fact, it’s my very first post!)

The last PG sale I attended in 2016 offered flat pricing that ranged from $50 knits (including cashmere) to $95 jackets/coats and $100 dresses.  There are usually two PG sample sales per year, and I’ve learned that pricing tends to swing like a pendulum. One sale they raise prices; the next they drop.Prabal Gurung sample sale red dress Prabal Gurung sample sale black pearl dress

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Prabal

Compared to the last sale—where pricing was flat by category—this sale is definitely more expensive. However it is definitely fair to say that the quality of merchandise here is much higher. There is a lot of merchandise from Resort/Spring ’17 as well as odds and ends from previous collections. Many items are production pieces that are new with tags, but there are a lot of archive and production samples, too. Items are individually marked (or denoted by colored dots), and prices range from $50 to $450. The only flat pricing for RTW is gowns which are all $450 and cashmere sweaters which are $200. The biggest savings today are on gowns and embellished cocktail dresses. Multiple sizes and colors were available in this Silk Pearl Embellished Party Dress which retailed for $3,250.00. Sample sale price was just $350—nearly 90% off!  Gowns ultimately come to about 90% off as well. The median price point for dresses is $175. That includes some recent styles like this Off-The-Shoulder Tiered Ruffle Cotton Dress which retailed for $1,450.00, but mostly encompasses older pieces.

 For under $100, you can find lots of pants, skirts and tops  including pieces like this This Hankerchief Hem Skirt which is reduced to $85 from $1,095.00, or this Tunic Blouse which is also reduced to $85 from a retail of $695.00.

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There is a small fitting room in the back left corner of the room, but it fills up fast and most women (myself included) were trying items on right off the rack. Shoes are also located near the fitting room and mostly heels and booties are available. Pricing on shoes is a little high in my opinion ($150 for unworn, $100 for samples, $275 for boots) and most shoppers weren’t really going through them. 

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Prabal Gurung Sample Sale

Where: 249 West 37th Street (15th Floor)

When: 8am – 7pm

ENDS TOMORROW Thursday August 10th 2017

 

Happy Shopping!

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