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APL Sample Sale is Already Cleared Out

By: Jacqueline Munro

The APL sample sale started today, but all of the most generic sizes are already sold out. Unless you wear a 5-5.5 or 9.5-11 it is very unlikely that you’ll find anything. I only saw one size 7, and it was the ugliest sneaker I’ve ever seen. The staff members told me that they’re not restocking either, which is a total bummer.

All of the sneakers are $75, unless you’re buying a cashmere pair;  those will cost you $95. There are a ton of options as far as colors go, but if you’re looking for neutrals and dark colors they’re few and far in between. But most importantly, I’m disappointed in the discounts. A sample sale price of $75 for a $140 pair of sneakers is just not good enough. I’m not surprised though given that 260 is hosting the sale. Overall I rated the sale a 5/10, and I’m sure you can understand why.

What: APL Sample Sale

When: Tues July 16 – Sun July 21, 2019

Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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The Staud Sample Sale is not for the Faint of Heart

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By: Jacqueline Munro

I have never felt so unwelcome at a sample sale before; it’s as if the employees (well one in particular) forgot that I was a paying customer looking to spend money at their sale. It was disgusting the way I was heckled and embarrassed at the door regarding my ability to enter the sale. I am extremely disappointed in 260 for hiring someone like this to manage the special entry hours.

Aside from that dreadful experience though, the discounts were inconsistent. By that I mean some pieces were priced very well and others were a total rip off. They had lots of funky clothing items as well as a few bathing suits. The bags though were my favorite (and only redeeming) part of the sale. They had all of their classics including the Shirley and Moreau. Usually, if brands have their classic pieces at their sample sale, they are weird colors or sizes, but they had a great variety of neutrals and brights, and large vs. small. I was satisfied by the selection, but it was really hard to figure out the prices of the bags which was super annoying.

Overall I rated the Staud sample sale5/10. I was completely disgusted with the way I was treated upon entering the sale, and I was not happy with the organization of the showroom either; It was a complete madhouse. If they didn’t have the nice bags I would have given it a 1, but I’d like to consider myself a generous person.

What: Staud Sample Sale
When: Tues June 25th – Sun June 30th, 2019
Where: 151 Wooster St, Manhattan, NY

 

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They Totally Nailed it at the Rails Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Rails sample sale has some of the most impressive discounts I’ve seen at a 260 sale in a while. And not only are the prices on point, but the merchandise is also super cute! I’m really happy that I went to this sale especially because the clothing is in season! There’s nothing worse than going to a sample sale and buying clothing that you cant wear for three months.

There are plenty of current Rails pieces at this sample sale. Some of the shirts selling for $45 at the sale are on their website for $148 right now. There are tons of cute, soft tops, an abundance of adorable dresses, as well as some super fun jackets and bottoms. All of the items are perfect for the current weather situation. I had to restrain myself from spending every dollar on me. In addition to the plentiful amount of women’s clothing, there is a small section for men and children. The kid’s clothes are so cute that I bought my little cousin two shirts that she won’t even fit in for two years (oopsie).

Overall I’m giving this sale an 8/10. The discounts are great and the huge selection of clothing is more than satisfying. Definitely head over to this sale if you’re looking to enhance your summer wardrobe!

What: Rails Sample Sale
When:  Tue Jun 25th – Sun Jun 30th
Where: 150 Greene St, Manhattan, NY

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La Perla Sample Sale – What Do You Mean There Are No Dressing Rooms?

By: Ashley Randall

Today we had a chance to get a preview of the La Perla Sample Sale happening at 260 fifth avenue. The La Perla Sample Sale opens tomorrow morning, so if you are in need of some new lingerie for your lover, we recommend you take a look.

The sale featured tons of swimwear, bustiers/garters and classic lingerie. There was a large selection of swimwear, including lots of tops, bottoms and one pieces. While the selection of ready to wear was not great, but if you had the patience to dig through there were some hidden gems. There was a small collection of mens as well as shoes for woman.

Overall we rated the sale a 6 out of 10. First off, the fact that there are no dressing rooms is ridiculous. How are you supposed to buy a bathing suit, dress or bra without trying it on?! The selection of ready to wear was meh and the pricing on everything was still high.

What: La Perla Sample Sale

When: June 25th, 2019 – June 30th, 2019

Where: 260 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

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Alice and Olivia by Stacey Bendet Sample Sale – Taste the Rainbow

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had an opportunity to preview the Alice and Olivia Sample Sale by Stacey Bendet on 260 Fifth Avenue. Spotted on the many racks of clothing were fresh floral prints, funky paisleys and cool color blocking. All the racks were organized by size then subdivided into different clothing categories. Clothing in nearly every color could be found. The sale featured lots of bright colored blazers, mini dresses and skirts. There were only three racks of sample pieces, which were picked through very quickly. While there was a huge variety of shoes, bags and sunglasses. If you have any need for a killer colored pantsuit (trick question – we all need one) or some quirky cocktail dresses, you should head over to check it out.

Overall we gave the Alice and Olivia Sample Sale a 7.5 out of 10. While we were disappointed with the pricing on a lot of the merchandise, there were some steals to be found – especially on the leather goodies. We recommend you stop by and pear at all the rainbow colored merchandise!

What: Alice & Olivia by Stacey Bendet Sample Sale

Where: 260 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

When: June 10th, 2019 – June 16th, 2019

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The Cinq á Sept Sample Sale has Gorgeous, Affordable Pieces

By: Jacqueline Munro

At the Cinq á Sept sample sale, there a lot of beautiful pieces throughout the well organized showroom. Unfortunately, though there are not nearly as many sample pieces as there are production pieces (which are more expensive).

The Cinq á Sept sample sale is one that I’ve been looking forward to for a while; I absolutely adore the brand. Although the production prices are not ideal, the prices of the sample items definitely make up for them. Now despite the fact that the samples are not as plentiful as the production pieces, there are still some really cute items. Obviously, there are beautiful dresses at this sale, but all of my favorite items are fall into the outerwear categories. From fur detailed, long coats to embellished military style jackets, you’re guaranteed to find an outerwear piece that you love.

Overall I’m giving this sale an 8/10. I would really like to see more sample pieces and a drop in the production prices, but I can happily say that I have no complaints about any of the staff members or the organization of the showroom. If you like the brand or are looking to spruce up your wardrobe, I’d say it is worth checking out this sale.

What: Cinq á Sept sample sale
When: Wed. June 5th – Sun. June 9th, 2019
Where: 151 Wooster St., Manhattan, NY

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Mara Hoffman Sample Sale – Swimwear and Stripes Galore

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the chance to checkout the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale downtown at 150 Greene Street. Mara Hoffman known for its bright colors, striped tops and bottoms and swimwear had an abundance of merchandise available. 

The swimwear was organized by size making it super easy for everyone to browse through. While the swim was still on the pricey side, having tops for $50 as well as bottoms for an additional $50. There was a huge variety of maxi and midi linen dresses in all different colors and patterns. You could also find a good amount of summer tops, perfect to pair with some jeans or a skirt! The sale also featured a limited amount of Fall/Winter pieces such as turtlenecks, wool pants and overcoats.

Overall we rated this sale a 6.5/10. While the swimwear was split into sizing, making it so much easier for the consumer to pick out there next suit. The prices on the merchandise are still high. The Mara Hoffman Sample Sale as well featured a lot of products limiting to the Spring/Summer season. If you have a casual summer wedding or party planned this summer  or you are in need of a cute swimsuit for your next Instagram, should definitely check it out!

What: Mara Hoffman Sample Sale

Where: 150 Greene Street, NY, NY

When: June 4, 2019 – June 9, 2019

 

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Montblanc Sample Sale – Are $1,000 Pens Worth It?

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to stop by the Montblanc Sample Sale at 260 Fifth Avenue. Known for its fountain ink pens and leather accessories, the Montblanc sale as well had a large variety of cuff links, watches and briefcases. Keep in mind that Montblanc is not cheap. The pricing at the Montblanc Sample Sale was extremely high, having briefcases around $450 and pens starting at $200.  

Overall we rated the Montblanc Sample Sale a 5/10. This was heavily based on the fact that the merchandise is still very expensive. As well as having limited variety in briefcases, belts and other leather goodies. Just remember that Fathers Day is around the corner and if your Dad loves Montblanc, you should stop by! 

What: Montblanc Sample Sale

Where: 260 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

When: June 4, 2019 – June 7, 2019

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The Susan van der Linde and Andrew Stevens Sample Sale has Amazing Shoes

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Susan van der Linde and Andrew Stevens sample sales are occurring in the same wonderful showroom on the upper east side. We got a sneak preview today, and could not be happier about it.

At this sample sale both of the brands have a gorgeous assortment of merchandise. All of the shoes come in a wide range of sizes, and most of them have several color options too! Both Susan van der Linde and Steven Andrews shoes are so comfortable which is really refreshing; these days it is difficult to find comfortable shoes that aren’t hideous. Both brands have options for women of all ages. From trendy pvc pumps and espadrille sneakers, to classic ballet flats, you’re guaranteed to find something you like. Additionally, Susan is selling her bags, which are absolutely stunning. If you love a good matching moment, there are lots of purses that pair well with her shoes! And here is the best part: the markdowns range from 50% to more than 85% off! You can’t beat that; especially given the tremendous quality of all of the products.

Overall I’m giving this sale an 8/10. Coming from a frequent sample sale flyer, it is really nice not to have to go all the way downtown to shop. Furthermore, the kindness of the brand owners is unmatched. If you need new shoes for any occasion, this is definitely the place to be.

What: Susan van der Linde and Andrew Stevens Sample Sale
When: Mon. May 13th – Fri. May 17th, 2019
Where: 34 E 67th St., New York, NY

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Gowns, Gowns, and More Gowns at the Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale

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By: Cristina Martin 

The Oscar de la Renta sample sale came to us this week at 260’s SoHo location. In terms of merchandise, it did not disappoint. The sale was a perfect shopping opportunity to stock up on work outfits, casual outfits, black tie, furs, shoes, and even something for the kiddies. And, calling all brides, you can score your very own Oscar de la Renta wedding gown for the big day.

We rated the Oscar de la Renta sample sale a 6 out of 10. While merchandise was on point, the prices were not. Now, we know Oscar de la Renta has a high price point, but damn, can they budge just a little?! Anyway, there were a ton of samples and regular stock. The sample sale consisted of mostly smaller sizes, so it was a bit limiting for the general public. Lastly, let’s talk about shoes.  Most of them were samples and were wrecked! What did these models do? Complete a triathlon in them?! I mean some shoes were straight up foot disease waiting to happen, and they had the nerve to charge $89 for all shoes! If you have a black tie event coming up head over to the Oscar de la Renta sample sale. You can snag a beautiful gown that will make you stand out at your next event. Happy shopping!

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What: Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale
When: Tue. March 19 – Sun. Mar. 24, 2019
Where: 151 Wooster St. New York, NY

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