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Cushnie et Ochs Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

A Sneak Peak of the Cushnie et Ochs Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

We stopped by the CeO midtown showroom to get a preview of the Cushnie et Ochs sample sale. The showroom was filled with elegant pieces including gowns, cocktail dresses and casual wear.

You can shop regular stock for 80% off retail. There were also two racks with samples for pre-set prices. What Cushnie did that was really unique was adding a “damaged” rack, where every item sold for $50. If you don’t mind a little alteration or sending a piece to the dry cleaners, you can score some really nice clothes. I also really appreciate that they were honest and separated the damaged clothing from the rest.

We rated the the Cushnie et Ochs sample sale a 8 out of 10. Although it was still a bit pricey, the discount was still significant. They had really beautiful samples and regular stock items. We recommend you check it out!

What: Cushine et Ochs Sample Sale
When: Wed. May 25 – Thur. May 24, 2018
Where: 251 W 39th St. 8th Floor NY, NY

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Veronica Beard Sample Sale Review

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Veronica Beard is one of our favorite sample sales – hosted in her showroom with a 90%+ discount, it is one you definitely do not want to miss. The sample racks (prices starting at $30) were picked over by 1PM but there were still a few finds if you had the patience for it.

The collection rack was also great, a nice selection in a variety of sizes (2-10) starting at $50. We found gorgeous dresses that retailed for $395 and sold for $80 at the sale. If you’re in the area, definitely check it out.

What: Veronica Beard sample sale
Where: 26 West 17th St, NY, NY
When:Tue, May 15 – Thu, May 17

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Inside the Marchesa Sample Sale

Marchesa sample sale review

Shelly and Renee are hosting the Marchesa sample sale once again and the lines are out the door. The legendary gowns are famous for the lace, tulle and embellished designs. They make the perfect bridesmaid and gala gowns. If you have a hot party coming up, that’s definitely a sale we recommend.

While prices started at $250, most items sold in the $2K-$3K range (still a significant departure from the retail prices that go as high as $14K per dress). If you have a wedding coming up, need to steal the night and have money to spend, definitely check this one out.

What: Marchesa sample sale
Where: 37 W 57th St, 9th Fl, NY, NY
When: Tue, May 15 – Thu, May 17

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Fashion Hilton Hollis Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

ShopDrop Special at the Hilton Hollis Sample Sale

Hilton Hollis sample sale

By: Cristina Martin 

It’s a beautiful day for shopping here in NYC. Browsing through the Hilton Hollis sample sale in comfortable AC is a nice break from the July temperatures. Did I mention we will give you an extra 10% off? Yes, you read that right! All ShopDrop users will get an extra 10% off when the app is shown at check out.

Now that I have your interest, let’s chat about the sale.

We gave the the Hilton Hollis sample sale a 8 out of 10 ShopDrop Rating. The prices were really good! Regular stock was about 80% off.  Samples ranged from $40 – $200. (Retail prices are $100 – $1,400) The space was small, but packed with a bunch of merchandise. The Hilton Hollis sample sale ton of regular stock, but only one rack of samples. Here’s a secrete: some regular stock items made it to the sample rack. 😉 Leave your husband, boyfriend, or friend at home. No men allowed inside due to the fact that there are no proper changing rooms. My friend tagged along, and poor guy had to wait in the hall. Yet again, the staff was so friendly! Overall very positive shopping experience.

What: Hilton Hollis Sample Sale
Where: 265 W 37th St. New York, NY
When: Tue. May 15 – Thur. May 17, 2018

 

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Chanel Fashion Hermes Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Vintage

The Vintage Chanel and Hermes Sample Sale was Just a Dream

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By: Cristina Martin

Every girl dreams of owning a classic Chanel suit. With the right heels and accessories, you can take yourself back to an age of glamour and sophistication. Perhaps, add an Hermes scarf to complete the look. Well, you can  turn your dreams into a reality at the Vintage Chanel and Hermes sample sale. At the sale you can find those classic Chanel and Hermes pieces, in addition to dresses and gowns from other notable designers like Zac Posen and Marchesa. Naturally, you can do all this for the right price. Even though this is technically a sample sale, and  they offered items at a major discount, the prices were still high.

As they say… following your dream can come with a hefty price tag. Ha!

We gave the Vintage Chanel and Hermes sample sale a ShopDrop rating of 7 out of 10. Although prices were still high, the merchandise was excellent. They had so many beautiful pieces in excellent condition. In addition to the classic pieces the gowns were to die for, you can get a simple, elegant gown, or an extravagant one. No lines, no bag check! (Hey, that can also be a dream. At least it’s mine!) The staff was tremendous! They were very friendly and helpful with out being overbearing. By the time I left we were all talking fashion, our lives, the weather, you name it! Even other shoppers were very friendly. One of the best sample sale shopping experiences hands down.

If you have the cash the splurge, it’s a great investment!

What: The Vintage Chanel and Hermes Sample Sale
When: Wed. May 9 – Fri. 11, 2018
Where: 37 W 57 St. New York, NY

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Fashion Jimmy Choo Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

The Most Coveted Sale of the Year: Jimmy Choo Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

People began to line up early for the Jimmy Choo sample sale. Luckily, we were able to get inside an hour early with a press pass to bring you the scoop. This sample sale is one of the most coveted sales because of the excellent condition of their samples, large selection, and low prices. The Jimmy Choo sample sale also not only restocks, but prices are slashed in half on the last day.

We gave the Jimmy Choo sample sale a 6 out of 10 ShopDrop rating. They had an abundance of men shoes, women’s shoes, bags, and other accessories. I docked some points because although they had a large inventory, I wasn’t impressed with the styles of shoes. The styles were either super extra or basic. For $200 + a shoe, I need to love them. It’s also unfair that they price ALL their men’s shoes at $150 flat. Yet the women’s shoes, their core business, were priced between $200 – $375.

We will be keeping an eye on this sale throughout the week. Stay tuned for an update on the last day, Friday. For now, details and photos are below.

UPDATE: 5/11/18 – Prices went down at 1:30 p.m. The selection was so so, and it went quickly.  I guess the word about last day prices got out quickly.

What: Jimmy Choo Sample Sale
When: Wed. May 9 – Fri. May 11, 2018
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion – 123 W 18th St. New York, NY

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chelsea market Elizabeth and James Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Uncategorized

Clothing for All Seasons at the Elizabeth and James Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Today we had the chance to check out the Elizabeth and James sample sale before it opened to the public. Held in the bustling Chelsea Market, the Elizabeth and James sample sale had a large selection of both samples and regular stock items. Samples were priced as marked and regular stock started at $39. The most expensive items were the regular stock fur coats. However, if you don’t mind a sample piece, you can score a fur coat for $199.

We rated the Elizabeth and James a 8 out of 10. The prices were fair and the selection was good. The space was also brilliantly organized and the dressing rooms were huge! I had the pleasure of meeting some of the lovely Chelsea Market staff. It is a breath of fresh air to encounter such friendly staff at a sample sale.

Check out the Olsen twins’ line, Elizabeth and James, sample sale as you’re passing through Chelsea Market this week. Details and pictures? “You got it, Dude!”

What: Elizabeth and James Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, May 9 – Sunday, May 13, 2018
Where: Chelsea Market 75 9th Ave. New York, NY

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Calling All Expecting Moms: A New View Maternity Sample Sale

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A New View Maternity – the single largest supplier of pregnancy clothes in America is moving offices and is hosting a major sample sale. That’s right – everything is selling for $10-$25. Items include tops, bottoms and dresses. If you are expecting or know anyone with a bun in their oven, be a good friend and send them over to the sale.

Sneak peak photos & prices posted below. Enjoy!

What: A New View Maternity Sample Sale
Where: 262 West 38th St, Suite 705, NY, NY
When: May 9 – May 18

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The Cure to Met Gala FOMO: Rating The Night’s Looks, and How to Shop Them

By: Cristina Martin 

Versace stole the show at this year’s Met Gala. The brand dressed numerous celebrities in Versace’s chicest Sunday School evening wear, fitting the theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” The Met Gala, dubbed the “Super Bowl of Fashion,” is the perfect (and usually the only) excuse to go completely extra with your outfit. I always praise those who commit to the theme and give it 110%.

Below are the best and not so best looks from fashion’s most famous evening. If you were sitting on your sofa last night wishing you were there, or lusting to own a fabulous piece from one of these designers, I’ll let you know which Met Gala designer runs sample sales. You’re welcome.

The Kings and Queens of Met Gala 2018: 
Met Gala Royalty that committed to the Catholic theme.

Best Dressed Queen: Blake Lively in Versace and Christian Louboutin.
There was a huge Versace sale this year, and we are keeping our fingers crossed for another one next year. Christian Louboutin has sample sales, but they are almost impossible to get in to unless you work for the company or know someone who does.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Couple: Jeremy Scott and Cardi B wearing Moschino
Global Fashions hosted a Moschino sample sale recently, with mixed reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Dressed King: Chadwick Boseman wearing Versace 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions: 

Sarah Jessica Parker: This Met Gala Queen NEVER disappoints. Dolce & Gabbana and Jennifer Fisher dressed her this year. We are still praying for a D&G sale… Hopefully our prayers will be answered soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicki Minaj dressed as the devil by Oscar de la Renta and Tiffany & Co. The Oscar de la Renta sample sale just passed, and happens every year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Lopez: New York’s “Jenny from the Block,” is strutting down the red carpet with a Balmain dress and Jimmy Choo accessories. The cross on Jlo’s dress can be found on Anna Wintour’s first Vogue cover. Nice touch!  A Balmain sample sale is also in our prayers, but you can shop the divine Jimmy Choo sample sale every spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sinful Looks That Had Me Asleep at the Altar:
These celebs did not follow the theme and were just plain BORING!

Worst Dressed: Jaden Smith in Louis Vuitton
Jaden, I guess thinks he’s too cool to to wear something crazy. Not only did he not follow the theme, he looks like he’s going to grab some lunch on his way to  his next meeting. You’re also that self-absorbed that you have to carry around your gold record? This is the ultimate Met Gala sin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worst Couple: The Olsen twins. These two are always a packaged deal. They have the same over-sized look every… singe… year… I think I would die and resurrect if they wore something different. The Elizabeth & James sample sale is their brand, and it’s is opening tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions: 

Cara Delevingne: Wearing Dior and looking more like a dominatrix rather than a Catholic school girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Danes: Her dress contributed absolutely nothing to the theme. She added three colors together and added a feather. I’m hitting snooze button on this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jenner Clan: Kris (in Tommy Hilfiger), Kendall (in Off-White), and Kylie (in Alexander Wang) were all SO boring! Not to mention that Travis Scott looks like a World War II German soldier. I guess Kim K. was the only one allowed to slay the red carpet that night. (P.S. Alexander Wang has sample sales.)
 

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HardTail Sample Sale – The Way Sample Sales Used To Be

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The HardTail Forever sample sale is one of those sample sales from the old days. To shop, you need to go to the brand showroom in the fashion district. You show up with your own bag, and literally stuff it with as many items as you can, because the more items you buy, the lower the cost per item. One item costs $20, while 4 items sell for a total of $50 ($12.5 per item).

Expect to find plenty of workout bras, leggings, stretch skirts and athleisure tops at the sale in small and medium sizes. The sale is cash only so hit up the ATM before you go. As always, photos and prices below. Enjoy.

What: HardTail sample sale
Where: 231 W 39th St, 1102, NY, NY
When: Apr 30 – May 12

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