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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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Fashion Nicholas Kirkwood Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Currently In Love with the Nicholas Kirkwood Sample Sale

Nicholas Kirkwood Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

The Nicholas Kirkwood sample sale opened to the public today at noon. Some Shopdrop users had the opportunity to get a sneak peek for their 8:00 a.m. early access. Wow, were we impressed! You can shop from a large selection of flats, heels, sneakers, and boots for both men and women. Items from previous seasons had great discounts. You can find most shoes for under $200. If you’re looking for something more contemporary, you can pick up current stock for 60% off. You can even snag their famous pearl boots!

We rated the Nicholas Kirkwood sample sale a 9 out of 10. It is very seldom that we give a rating of nine, so you know this sale really stood out to us. Prices were excellent. To get an idea, their flats usually run at around $400, at the sale you can snag a pair for $90. There was plenty of merchandise ranging from 34 to 42.5. Everything was conveniently organized by size. The staff was also incredibly sweet and helpful. Nicholas Kirkwood doesn’t always go on sale, so head over there fast and grab your own pair to take home. Happy shopping!

What: Nicholas Kirkwood Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 30 – Wed. Oct 31, 2018
Where: 65 W 54th St, NY, NY

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Components by John McCoy Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Italy has Come to America with the Components by John McCoy Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

You can find a little piece of Italy just under the Upper East Side at the Components by John McCoy sample sale. Shop beautiful, Italian casual wear and suits for both men and women. However, the most extensive selection is in menswear. Ladies, you browse through top, bottoms, jackets, and accessories. Women’s clothing was mostly casual, but some pieces can be worn for work and then transformed to dinner with the girls. They also had the cutest little handbags perfect for a night out on the town. We even stumbled upon a wine bottle holder for 20 bucks. Now that’s something we’ve never seen! Men’s had a larger selection with a few racks of suits and jackets and tables with pants, sweaters, and shirts. Full suits were a steal at $300. You can choose from thicker, winter suits, and suits you can wear all year around.

We gave the Components by John McCoy sample sale a 7 out of 10. There was a large variety of high-quality clothing. If you’re in the market for everyday clothing that has a different flare, this is the sale for you. Prices are pretty standard. You can even catch the staff speaking in Italian if you’re lucky. Happy shopping!

What: Components by John McCoy Sample Sale
When: Mon. Oct 29 – Fri. Nov. 2, 2018
Where: 123 E 55th St. 3rd Floor. Manhattan, NY

 

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Fashion Nina McLemore Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Become the #GirlBoss You Already Are at the Nina McLemore Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

We make power moves all day every day. Now you can look the part at the Nina McLemore sample sale. Nina McLemore is worn by the most powerful women out there, including many CEOs, CFOs, and even some familiar names like Billie Jean King and Hillary Clinton! The room is filled with a mix of regular stock, not on sale, and on sale samples. You can shop for a variety of tops, bottoms, and jackets right from their showroom. Walking in, you will be enamored by all the vibrant colors. Who said you always have to wear black to that board meeting?

We rated the Nina McLemore sample sale a out of 10. We were impressed by all the beautiful, high-quality clothing. Prices are on the higher side of this sample sale. The price point starts at $99. You can find items for up to 75% off. Sizes go up to 18, so you will definitely be able to find something to take home. Check out the Nina McLemore sample sale to dress like your favorite #GirlBoss role model. Head into your next meeting confident and in style. Happy shopping!

What: Nina McLemore Sample Sale
When: Mon. Oct. 29 – Fri. Nov. 10, 2018
Where: 135 E 55th St. 7th Floor Manhattan, NY

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Bonpoint Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Beautiful Pieces at the Bonpoint sale

Bonpoint sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

ShopDrop users are always looking for great deals on children’s clothes. So we were very excited to check out the Bonpoint sale this past week. Just because children grow out of their clothes quickly, does NOT mean that there should be any sacrifice on style and BonPoint seems to agree! The sale was held in the same building as the Jimmy Choo and The Row sample sale. The sale was organized by size (or the child’s age) and featured both winter and summer items. Clothing items were 60% off marked price while shorts and shoes were 70% off retail price. There were even nifty charts around the room showing what 60% off would be on various price points. The inventory was truly beautiful and made me wish I could fit into the clothes…

We rated this sale a 7 out of 10 because while the sale was organized with plenty of pieces, the discount left something to be desired.

What: Bonpoint sample sale
When: Tue. Oct. 23- Fri. Oct. 26
Where: 123 West 18th St, 5th Floor, NY, New York

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review The Row

Designer Goods at Designer Prices at The Row

The Row Sample Sale

By Melanie Capruso

Sample Sales are always a great place to get designer items at a major discount, which can help those who can’t always afford to shop designer. These discounts were not to be found at The Row sample sale. Even with an apparent discount of 70% off all Ready to Wear, handbags, and footwear, I could not find anything under $500. The Row is the clothing line of famed twins, Mary Kate and Ashely Olsen. The pair are known for their high fashion taste and their collection does not disappoint in that facet. The sale was organized by size and item. Racks with sizes XS, S, M, and L lined the lines with tables of sweaters, bags, and shoes in the middle and front. The pieces were understated and in muted colors, ranging from blacks, grays, blues, whites, and creams.

We rated this sale a 5 out of 10. While there was a wide selection, the pieces were still extremely expensive and nothing stood out as exceptional. It was also interesting to note that the sale was empty, which hopefully goes as a sign that the prices were not good enough to attempt major crowds. The sale also did not allow photos, which might have made it difficult to shop for someone else.

What: The Row Sample Sale
When: Thu. Oct. 25 – Sun. Oct 28
Where: 123 West 18th St, 4th Fl, NY, New York

 

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Fashion Jimmy Choo Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Twice in One Year: The Jimmy Choo Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

We can’t believe it either. The Jimmy Choo sample sale usually rolls around at the start of every spring. We are already mentally prepared for scoring an invitation, waiting in line, competing with other shoppers, and waiting for those last day reductions. However, we were not ready for the Jimmy Choo sample sale to pop up this week as well! There’s not much of a difference between the spring sale and this sale, except for the selection. This time around the selection was much better. I remember back in the spring being disappointed with the selection and only leaving with one pair of boots. There were also repeat shoes from previous sales.

Pricing was almost the same as last time. Women’s shoes started at $250 instead of $200. Men’s shoes obnoxiously started at $150. Bags also started at $250. They had a lot of merchandise out, especially in size 37. It was also very well organized by size. The line to get in (even with an invitation) was extremely long. It went down 18th St. and wrapped around 6th Ave. When shoppers finally entered, boy were they shopping! Shoppers had multiple bags filled to the rim! I guess all that waiting makes you crazy! Don’t you worry! They will be restocking all week. Even on the first day, staff members were bringing out new boxes. Happy shopping!

We will be updating this post on Friday to report on reductions. Check back here for more information. Watch our Instagram (@shopdropapp) for live reporting.

What: Jimmy Choo Sample Sale (invitation needed)
When: Wed. Oct. 23 – Fri. Oct. 26, 2018
Where: 123 West 18th Street, 8th Floor, Manhattan, NY

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop White and Warren

Just in Time for Fall: The White and Warren Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

We can all agree this fall has been very temperamental. One day you’re in a winter coat, and the next you’re in a tee and a cardigan. Stock up for this crazy fall weather (and probably more to come) at the White and Warren sample sale. The White and Warren sample sale has the coziest cashmere clothing that will keep you warm on the chilly days but won’t suffocate you on the warm days. Their cashmere tees are perfect for layering on those in-between days. My favorite had to be the cashmere shirt and pant set. I swear, I will never leave my sofa with that on!

We rated the White and Warren sample sale a 7.5 out of 10. The merchandise was very cute! It was well stocked, but there wasn’t a ton in there. Two days should be good for this sale. They will be restocking the wraps/blankets, but it is unclear for other items. Additionally, the sale was pretty well priced. It was unclear what was a sample and what was stock, which in turn make the pricing a little hazy. Stock up on cozy cashmere tops, bottoms, sweaters, and accessories this fall! Happy shopping!

What: White and Warren Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 23 – Wed. Oct. 24, 2018
Where: 80 W 40th St. 3rd Floor Manhattan, NY

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Fashion J Mendel Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review Shelly and Renee ShopDrop

You Will Feel Like a Princess at the J Mendel Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Today we previewed the J Mendel sample sale, and boy were we blown away! Shelly and Renee hosted the sale in Midtown this time around. At the J Mendel sample sale, you can choose from a gorgeous selection of dresses, both evening gowns, and cocktail dresses. The selection included both fall/winter and spring/summer dresses, but there was slightly more of spring/summer dresses. If you begin to feel a little chilly in your evening gown, then pair it with a fur coat. Beautiful coats of different kinds of furs, lengths, and styles were on display. They even had fur shawls and wraps to pair with an evening gown. If you’re not in the market for evening wear at the moment, the J Mendel sample sale also featured a few racks with casual dresses, pants, skirts, and shorts. There was also a small table with colorful handbags and wallets!

We rated the J Mendel sample sale a 9 out of 10. We were very pleased with the overall experience. I do admit, prices are high, but you are getting J Mendel for a huge discount. This is definitely an investment sale. The merchandise was beautiful and available in both small and large sizes. There was truly something for everyone there. On the other hand, pricing was a bit confusing. They used a colored sticker system, but not every item had a sticker. The staff was kind enough to help out and clarify. Lastly, I can’t get over how sweet the staff was. That was the cherry on top of my trip to the J Mendel sale. There was one gentleman that assisted me from beginning to end with everything I needed. He was literally the best! If you have a big event coming up or just want to splurge go to the J Mendel sample sale. Happy shopping!

What: J Mendel Sample Sale
When: Wed. Oct. 24, 2018
Where: 342 W 37th St. Manhattan, NY

 

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Fashion Review Robert Cavalli Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale Sample Sale Review

The Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale: Take Two

By: Cristina Martin 

Two time’s a charm, I guess, for the Roberto Cavalli sample sale. Roberto Cavalli hosted a sample sale just last month at Clothingline. You can read all about how awful that sale was in our full report. This time Soiffer Haskin has taken the Roberto Cavalli burden on and is attempting to rid the merchandise for the brand. Let me tell you, there are clear improvements. Roberto Cavalli is a brand for people who have a flashier taste. (Absolutely nothing wrong with that.) This Roberto Cavalli sample sale had clothing, shoes, and accessories for both the flashy and the subtle dresser. Even some of the flashy items were cute! They had jackets with beautiful beading and patterns. The beautiful beadwork continued onto jeans with unique flower patterns. On the other hand, the horrendous snakeskin outfits were brought from the last sale to haunt us.

We rated the Roberto Cavalli Sample sale a 6 out of 10. They went up three points since the quality and quantity of the merchandise improved.  However, the prices are still very high. I understand that the brand prices in the thousands, but $480 for a Roberto Cavalli jacket is still a bit high in my opinion. Just like the last sale, men make out the best. Men had an array of handsome traditional and non-traditional suits. Men can also browse through sweaters, casual wear, and shoes. There was also a selection of funky pieces, but men’s was definitely tamer. Unfortunately, photos were not allowed at the Roberto Cavalli, but we managed to sneak in some for you all. If you have any questions, please DM us on Instagram (@shopdropapp). Happy shopping!

What: Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 23 – Thur. Oct. 25, 2018
Where: 317 W 33rd. St. Manhattan, NY

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