This year has been a turbulent one for the entertainment industry, with Sony and other media giants reporting less than profitable quarters. Nevertheless, we all need some entertainment in our lives and the Oscars still interest us! What we care about even more than who won the award is what people wore to those awards and how they looked. Stay glued on our app to find out when the iconic brands will be hosting sample sales near you!
Emma Stone stole the show with her nude colored gown by Givenchy Haute Couture. Lala land me some of those dresses!
Naomie Harris resembled a bride in the perfect white gown from Calvin Klein By Appointment
Brie Larson wore black made by Oscar de la Renta – simple, classic and timeless.
Charlize Theron shone in her metallic dress from Christian Dior – remind anyone of the Dior advertisement where the model is submerged in liquid gold?
Halle Berry dazzled us all in the striking dress that was custom made for her by Atelier Versace.
As more and more millennials are trading in their high heels for a pair of casual, sporty sneakers, it seems like the athleisure trend is here to stay. Athleisure wear is like a good spray tan; who could tell if it’s from a can or an exotic vacation? So too, no one knows if you’re actually athletic and eat kale salads for lunch everyday, or if you just love the look. But hey, what’s the difference anyway? Tory Burch’s line is known for being slightly preppy, classy yet boho, and can be identified by her classic “T” medallion logo. Who knew it could be this versatile?
The once obsolete Juicy track suits can now be found front and center in Urban Outfitters windows, and the once “boyish” baseball cap is now filling up the shelves of many stores in materials including leather, velvet and corduroy. Tory Burch was not going to be left in the dark.
Tory Sport is Tory Burch’s alter ego: With her second line, she redefines herself with a chic-comfort look that is designed around different sports, including tennis, swimming, golf, running, as well as yoga. Whether you’re a true athlete and want to dress up your look, or want a good motivator to start, Tory Burch remains your go-to brand. Come check out the first ever Tory Sport sample sale!
Where: The Clothing Line: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor. New York, NY
If you are into futuristic style just like I am, then The Arrivals NYC is the brand to pay attention to. Unlike most of their fashion competitors, The Arrivals weren’t inspired by the runway and did not draw inspiration from fellow shops. Rather, the brand is driven purely by three things: functionality, craft, and individuality.
Using this motto, the designers skipped the brick&mortar part and set out to create a brand that would create wearable pieces and sell them directly to the consumer online – thereby ensuring an honest price. Imagine our excitement when we learned that for a few blissful days, The Arrivals merchandise will be available in a physical retail space at a crazy discount. Yup, The Arrivals NYC brand is holding a sample sale in the last week of its concept pop-up store. Grab your futuristic friend, head down to Soho and then tag us in your pictures!
What: The Arrivals NYC Sample Sale
When: Tue, Feb 21-Sun, Feb 26 11AM-8PM
Where: 39 1/2 Crosby St, New York, NY
Meet Eileen Fisher; designer extraordinaire and creator of her own eponymous clothing line. Her comfy high-end line features everything from pajamas to business casual clothing. Her unique flare manifests itself in each of her pieces, which are designed to be comfortable, yet fashionable. Eileen’s line was premised on simplicity. She was irked by the fact that men have such an easy time getting dressed in the morning, while women’s clothing is forever getting more complicated. She doesn’t believe in runways or huge in-your-face events, she believes that clothing is made for real life.
Despite Eileen’s rise to fame in the fashion world, she didn’t follow the most traditional path to the designer life. Check out these 5 things you didn’t know about Eileen Fisher:
1. Fisher’s Lack of Fashion Background
That’s right folks, this savvy designer who makes clothes for everyday use is not a graduate of FIT or LIM. Rather, she attended University of Illinois, starting out as a math major, before switching to interior design.
2. The Inspiration for Fisher’s First Piece Was Derived From the Japanese Kimono.
Those who have been exposed to the Eileen Fisher line are quite aware that none of her pieces look anything like the traditional kimono. Rather than the actual garb itself, Fisher was astonished by how this traditional article of clothing has withstood the test of time, and is still incredibly relevant. “I was intrigued that the kimono was the only shape in Japan that they used for years, how can you make a design to last that long? A design that belongs to a moment, but also, transcends a moment.” (Ellen Fisher quoted in an article in Fashionista.) This inspired the quality of simplicity in her line.
3. She is an Entrepreneur as well as Designer
As mentioned previously, unlike most famous designers with renowned brand name lines, Fisher had no formal education in neither fashion nor business. The first piece of clothing she made was done in her home, using a sewing machine and a pair of scissors. “If I had some technical training, maybe I might have gotten the idea off the ground earlier,” said Fisher.” On the other hand, because I didn’t know what I was supposed to do or how I should do it, I just did it differently in my own way.” (http://fashionista.com/2016/04/eileen-fisher-fashionista-meetup)
4. She’s an Activist
Not only is Eileen an established designer, she also plays a large role in assisting women and girls by activating their leadership potential. The “Activating Leadership Grant” funds programs that help women and girls activate their natural leadership qualities. Each year of the grant has its own unique theme. Non-profit organizations that fit the category apply, and are awarded on a relevance and need basis. 2016, the 7th year of the grant accepted organizations that follow the theme of applying leadership attributes.
5. There’s a Sample Sale coming up!
Want to see what all the hype is about? Come check out the Eileen Fisher sample sale at the boutique’s 9th street location. The sample sale will feature a peek at the spring line for up to 50% off in select sizes. Winter line in various sizes for 40% off. Keep in mind this sample sale is only two days long so save the date! March 11th and 12th
Tuesday here… and that means another week of work, another week of winter and another week of wonderful shopping in New York City. If you are on the lookout for awesome designers selling merchandise for over 70% off, search no longer. Sample sales are your answer. Below I am listing 5 new sample sales this week in NYC. For more sales, personalized updates and details, check out the ShopDrop App. Only joy and no regrets.
1. Bruno Magli Sample Sale
Italian footwear is in and it is available at a 75% discount for both men and women for a few lucky days. Make sure to take full advantage and outfit your shoe-drobe with some elegant European styles.
What: Bruno Magli Sample Sale
When: Tue, Feb 14 — Sun, Feb 19: 10AM-7PM
Where: 260 Fifth Ave, NY
Hosted by: 260 Sample Sales
2. Hatch & Twobirds Sample Sale
If you have a bun baking in the oven and find shopping for clothing to be an extremely difficult and cost-prohibitive activity, worry no longer. All Hatch items are on sale — 70% off. Yup, that’s definitely the way to go!
What: Hatch & Twobirds Sample Sale
When: Tue, Feb 14-Thu, Feb 16: 11AM-7PM
Where: 412 Broadway, 5th Floor, NY
3. Cremieux Sample Sale
Men, listen up! French tailored suits are now in New York. Yes, and they are selling for 70% off. Although a credit card sale only, you can get all sorts of goodies for dreamy prices: shirts are 3 for $85, pants — 3 for $95, blazers-$99, suits-$199, and sweaters for only $65!
What: Cremieux Sample Sale for Men
When: Wed, Feb 8 – Fri, Feb 17: 10AM-6PM
Where: 166 Mercer St, Suite 6A, NY
4. Vaute Sample Sale
Like the environment? So do we. Shop 100% vegan, made in NYC fashion at a 70% discount during the Vaute’s annual two-day sample sale. You’ll find clothes for every season: Summer, Winter and everything in between.
What: Vaute Sample Sale
When: Fri, Feb 17-Sat, Feb 18: 12PM-8PM
Where: 114 Stanton St, NY
5. The Line Sample Sale
260 Sample Sale is throwing a party! At The Line, you’ll find everything ranging from handbags to accessories to footwear and ready-to-wear. Bring your mother, daughter, brother and sister and go!
What: The Line Sample Sale
When: Tue, Feb 14 — Sun, Deb 19: 11AM-7PM
Where: 150 Greene St, NY
Hosted by: 260 Sample Sales