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Paul Smith Sample Sale was a Bit Underwhelming

Paul Smith Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

We know at this point 260 is infamous for their long lines, but the Paul Smith sample sale was especially obnoxious. First, we had to stand on a long line on W Houston. Here is where you get your coat check ticket, so you think that you’ll go in pretty soon? Nope. The 260 ushers then escort you to a second line on Wooster. Are two lines really necessary? Definitely not when the store is empty inside. We are so tired of your cheap marketing tactics, 260. Seriously.

You basically sat in two lines for not much at the Paul Smith sample sale. If you’re shopping for men’s, then it’s more worth your while. They had two large sections of men’s suits. As well as numerous racks of pants. There was another entire section devoted to men’s wear. Women’s had a measly few racks. Women who need to dress up for work would find a few things at the Paul Smith sample sale. They had some really nice spring/summer fashion-forward suits. Sorry ladies working in finance. The sale also had an abundance of nice women’s pants. You can find a variety of men’s and women’s shoes downstairs.

We rated the Paul Smith sample sale a 5 out of 10. There just wasn’t much going on, especially for women. Prices were okay. Most of the clothing was for spring/summer, so you’ll have to wait a few months for it to see the light of day. Most of the clothing was “PS by Paul Smith,” so it’s not even their regular line. Our advice is to skip this one or at least wait for price reductions. Happy shopping!

What: Paul Smith Sample Sale
When: Wed Oct 31st – Sun Nov 4th
Where: 151 Wooster St, NY, NY

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260 Sample Sale Fashion Maje Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

It’s a Full Moon at the Maje Sample Sale

Maje Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Don’t get me wrong, the Maje sample sale was actually pretty good, but it was a madhouse in there! Let’s chat about the sale first, and then we will get to the experience.

We rated the Maje sample sale an 8 out of 10. They had a ton of merchandise, and from what it looked like, there was more downstairs. You should have no problem finding your size. The clothing was also very cute. I wanted to leave there with almost everything! You can shop for every season as well. Coats and sweaters for fall/winter, and dresses and skirts for spring/summer. All beautiful! It gets a little tricky when it comes to pricing. The percentage off was actually pretty good! Most items that were retail $300 – $400 were selling for under $100. You can skip the fur coats. Yes, they went from slightly over $1,000 to $495, but you’re paying over $500 (after tax) for fur coats that are just okay. There are better fur sample sales out there, just hold tight. Mini skirts were another thing to skip. They were all SO cute! However, not so well priced. Pants were priced at $55 (more material), and skirts were priced at $75 (less material). You’re not getting the best bang for your buck. Shorts were also priced the same as pants which require less material than pants as well. Some food for thought.

I don’t know what is going on today, but shoppers were C R A Z Y! As usual, there was a line outside. Even though this wasn’t an iconic, insane 260 line, it must have still driven people nuts. Inside shoppers were pushing and shoving, and no one was apologizing to each other. I must have gotten hit several times. Shoppers were very aggressive when going through the clothing. At one point the 260 staff had to make an announcement to the shoppers reminding them that this is luxury fashion, and asking them not to throw things on the floor. They also had to ask shoppers to put items back in their original location. WOW… I don’t know if there’s a full moon coming up or what.

The Maje sample sale is definitely worth checking out. If you’re not dying for Maje right this second, then wait until the crowds die down a bit and for price reductions. Happy shopping, and may the odds ever be in your favor.

What: Maje Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 2 – Sun. Oct. 7, 2018
Where: 150 Greene St. New York, NY

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260 Sample Sale Equinox Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Be the Best Dressed at Spin with the Equinox Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Let’s be honest, none of us can really afford an Equinox membership, let alone shop at their store. Well, there is an exception to every rule. The Equinox sample sale is back at 260 Sample Sale. You can choose from an array of men’s and women’s athleisure. The Equinox sample sale included tops, leggings, sweatpants, outerwear, underwear, sport bras, and accessories starting at 50% off. The best deal was on the sport bras. You can steal good quality sport bras for pretty cheap. We even found one for $21! Sport bras also had the largest size variety, considering most of the clothing ran on the smaller size.

We rated the Equinox sample sale a 6 out of 10. It was pouring out this Tuesday, and although I’ve personally seen the store much busier, the 260 staff still kept a small line outside. That is just plain wrong to do that in today’s monsoon! They had some really nice and cozy items from many popular brands. You will definitely be the best dressed on a budget at your next fitness class. They also had some exercise equipment!  On the other hand, the sizing ran mostly on the smaller size. The discount could have been a bit higher as well. Our sources told us that 260 will be restocking this week. Let’s also hope for price reductions as well. Happy shopping!

What: Equinox Sample Sale
When: Tue. Sep. 25 – Sun. Sep. 30, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave.

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260 Sample Sale Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop The Line

Ironically No Lines at The Line Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Since everyone and their mother flocked to the LXR and Co sample sale, The Line sample sale had… no line. The Line had absolutely beautiful pieces from various designers. You can shop from Calvin Klein to Dolce & Gabbana. If you were a big Protagonist fan, then you were in luck. Protagonist filled the racks. You can also shop home, accessories, books, and shoes.

We rated The Line sample sale a 7.5 out of 10. The selection was magnificent and the space wasn’t that crowded. Prices were a bit high, but with good markdowns from 70% – 75%. The Line sample sale scored most of their points in the fantastic selection of merchandise. Opening day of The Line sample sale was the same day that NYC got hurricane Florance rain. The 260 staff had the nerve to kick people out in the pouring rain. Shoppers just wanted to wait a little bit until it passed. The 260 staff, instead of asking everyone nicely to not block the door, decided to yell at everyone to leave because they have umbrellas. In that monsoon, an umbrella will not help much. However, as usual, that’s 260 being their usual rude selves. Happy shopping!

What: The Line Sample Sale
When: Tue. Sep. 18 – Sun. Sep. 23
Where: 150 Greene St.

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260 Sample Sale Fashion Rent the Runway Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Improvements Have Been Made at the Rent the Runway Sample Sale

Rent the Runway Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

We gave the last Rent the Runway sample sale a pretty dismal review. We think enough people complained (including us) to 260 about the quality of the merchandise. For the record, we still found damaged items, but not nearly as many as the last sale. Additionally, we didn’t spot any dirty clothing. Now, maybe they will listen to us about pricing. This is obviously used clothing. Prices NEED to be lowered more. Also, stop pricing things $49.98. It’s tacky. Make it either $49 or $50.

We rated the Rent the Runway sample sale a 5 out of 10. Where they improved in quality and there was no line out the door, they need to improve in price and use of space. This is one of the few sales that offers almost every size. 260 should run this sale out of their Wooster St. location, because it has a downstairs. Breaking up the sizes on two different floors will help east the chaos in store. Again, we found ourselves climbing over people to look through the racks. The other shoppers were vicious too! We were trying to shop and got so much attitude from the other shoppers. It was helpful to have the sale organized by size. It made our search a little easier. We also like that they have have a wide rage of sizes and styles. So you can really find something for anyone and any occasion. Don’t go out of your way for this. Wait for price reductions, or stop in if you have time or are in the area.  Happy shopping!

What: Rent the Runway Sample Sale
When: Tue. Sep. 11 – Sun. Sep. 16
Where: 260 5th Ave. New York, NY

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260 Sample Sale BCBG Runway Fashion Herve Leger Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Bandage and Beads at Herve Leger and BCBG Runway Sample Sale

Herve Leger and BCBG Runway sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Rebecca Minkoff US

As I walked up Greene St. to one of the 260 sample sale location, I was preparing myself for a line around the block and an hour wait in the 90° heat. But lo and behold, there was no line and barely any people inside. For such a hyped sale, this emptiness was a welcome surprise, but was foreshadowing for the steep prices. I ,personally, am a fan of the Herve Leger dresses, but know that finding the perfect venue for these bandage dresses can be tricky. You can’t wear them to weddings or any other formal affair and they are generally too much for a night out. So despite all the colors and shapes, the $200 price tag seems too high. But the last Herve Leger sample sale did have lower prices and saw price reductions within two days.

The sale also featured pieces from BCBG runway which were beautiful and less expensive. Both brands had dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets, and furs represented at the sale. The BCBG dresses and tops were very summery and would have to be put away until 2019.

We rated the Herve Leger and BCBG runway sample sale an 8 out of 10 for the beautiful inventory and steep prices.

What: Herve Leger and BCBG runway sample sale at 260.
When: Tue. Sep. 4 – Sun. Sep. 9, 2018
Where: 150 Greene Street, New York, NY

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260 Sample Sale Boll and Branch Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review Uncategorized

Wanna Know a Secrete about the Boll and Branch Sample Sale?

Boll and Branch Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Who knew a linen company can be so interesting? Well before you head out to the Boll and Branch sample sale, let us tell you a thing or two.

Boll and Branch is a luxury linen company founded by a couple in New Jersey. (Yes, cool things can happen in New Jersey too.) They pride themselves in using sustainable materials, and were the first in the industry to be certified by the Fair Trade Organization. This husband and wife then opened their first and only brick and mortar location in Short Hills, NJ. This isn’t the highlight of their careers. It has been reported that three U.S. presidents, both Bushes and Clinton, have slept on Boll and Brand sheets! Are you ready for the secret? Rumor has it that two former presidents slept on these sheets with their mistresses. Well, I think we can almost positively ID one. *cough* Clinton *cough*

That’s enough story time for now. Let’s chat about the Boll and Branch sample sale. The sale featured a bunch of their bedding, bath towels, robes, and even pj’s. The brand retails between $200 – $500, so markdowns were pretty good. However, we do recommend you wait for further markdowns to try to score the best deal. Boll and Branch offer super plush and comfy sheets. If you’re looking to decorate you bed for your next Netflix binge (or next affair, hey we don’t judge) we’ll see you there. Happy shopping!

What: Boll and Branch Sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 28 – Sat. Sept 2, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave. New York, NY

 

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Backpack Bonanza at the Herschel sample sale

Herschel brand sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

As a loyal fan of the Herschel brand, I was over the moon ecstatic to be able to cover the Herschel sample sale 2018! The sample sale was run by 260 sample sales in Soho. After watching the 260 Instagram story, I was expecting the line to be around the block and would take almost an hour to get in. Thankfully that wasn’t the case and I only needed to wait around 5 minutes. The Herschel sale had raincoats, fleeces, luggage, wallets, hats, fanny packs, Ipad cases, and of course, their signature backpacks. As someone who has had the same Herschel backpack for the past 6 years without any signs of wear or tear, I was excited to see the options. There were about five different styles for the larger size backpacks, with an emphasis on darker colors. The sale had many different sizes of backpacks, but they were all grouped together and it was hard to differentiate between sizes. What was surprising was the pricing of the backpacks. The larger backpacks cost the same as the mini-backpacks, which made the mini bags not worth the $34.99.

We rated the Herschel sample sale a 7 out of 10 because of the well-stocked inventory. Let us know what you thought about the sale in the comments below!

What: Herschel Brand sample sale
When: Tue. Aug. 21 – Sun. Aug. 26, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster Street, New York, NY

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The Funnest Jackets at the Jakett Sample Sale

JKT SPRING 2018 Editorial Photoshoot

The Jakett sample sale is for the girl who loves to to stun her friends and turn heads as she walks down the road. The fun designs are made of suede, leather, denim and have the coolest designs, including fringes, cutouts and all sorts of fun stuff.

At retail, the jackets sell for $330-$670, and at the sample sale they are between $50 and $150. See images & prices below. Definitely head over there if you want some awesome merchandise for the Fall. Enjoy!

What: Jakett sample sale
Where: 244 West 39th st, 3rd Fl, NY, NY
When: Tue, Aug 21 – Thu, Aug 23rd

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Your Man Can Look as Hot as You With the Bonobos Sample Sale

Bonobos Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

260 Sample Sale came through this time with a great Bonobos sample sale! There were a ton of options from business to casual.  The Bonobos sample sale also caters to every style. They had simple and classic prints for the minimalists, to colorful florals for men who get their OOTD inspo from Queer Eye.

We gave the Bonobos sample a 7 out of 10 ShopDrop rating. The prices were great, and there were plenty of sizes. All the items were well stocked and organized by style. The shoe section was a little sad. Definitely room for improvement there. Whether it’s for you or someone else, check out the Bonobos sample sale to spice it up! Happy shopping!

What: Bonobos Sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 14 – Sun. Aug. 19, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave. New York, NY

 

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