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Hanro Sample Sale? More like Han-no.

By: Jacqueline Munro

I had no expectations when walking into the Hanro sample sale, yet somehow I was still let down. When I got off the elevator and headed towards the company’s showroom, I was greeted by changing women who were throwing their “don’t wants” all over the lobby. It was a horrific sight. AND this was a unisex sale so at any point, men could have walked in on them changing… But anyway, the showroom was tiny and packed with racks of pajamas; it was a complete mess. The racks were haphazardly jammed up, and the bras and panties were stuffed into bins that could give an OCD person like me nightmares for weeks!

At this sale, there were lots of different types of PJs including t-shirts, tanks, pants, shorts, and nightgowns, as well as sweaters, bras, and undies. Prices ranged from $15-$100 which in my opinion is absurd. I got pajama pants from the gap that are just as cute and comfortable as any of the ones at this sale, and for less money. If you’re paying this much money for sample sale pajamas, I suggest you go to the doctor and ask them to check if your head is screwed on straight. Overall, I rated this sale a 5/10. Not worth going to unless the Queen of England is going to be seeing you in your PJs sometime soon.

What: Hanro Sample Sale
When: Tue Nov 19th – Thu Nov 21st, 2019
Where: 358 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor, Manhattan, NY

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Prada Sample Sale Not Worth It

By: Riva Neumann 

Everyone was shocked to see a Prada Sample Sale, the first in 11 years, being held at 260 sample sale. Invites to 260’s email list went out, inviting shoppers to come the 20th before being opened to the public on the 21st. We had such high hopes for this sale and they were crashed by the lack of inventory at the sale and the high as hell prices. 40-50% off was the average price reduction… and I was not happy.

You can find a better deal at any department store, so don’t waste your time waiting on line for god knows how long and leaving empty handed. There were maybe 4 racks of women’s ready to wear and some sparsely filled shelves of bags. The nylon bag table was full, but everything else was empty.

The shoe selection was disappointing to say the least. Maybe 10 different styles and barely any sizes. The men’s section took up the entire downstairs area, but that room had 2 racks of clothes, some shelves and tables with wallets and a couple of bags. There was also a small table of exotics that was pretty full. Probably, because the items are so expensive (I assume.)

Overall, 5.5/10. Not worth the trouble or the money. You’ll find everything at this sale cheaper at Nordstrom soon.

What: Prada Sample Sale
Where: 150 Greene Street New York,NY
When: Nov 21,2019- Nov 23,2019

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Nothing Left at the Cinzia Rocca Sample Sale

By: Gabriella Rose

The Cinzia Rocca sample sale was on the penthouse and had a beautiful view. However, it was a true madhouse! It was very busy and crowded with a lot of loud people trying on the clothing. There were only about 4/5 jackets and pants left. The coats were very good quality and looked brand new. The pants were all very bright colors and very cute. As far as pricing goes: orange stickers were $75, green stickers $200, red stickers $300, and blue stickers $25. This sample sale was also CASH ONLY. There were multiple people yelling, “Does anyone have change for a 10? And for a 5?”

Overall I rated this sale a 5/10. I couldn’t even give it a higher score cause there was pretty much no merchandise left- most of the racks are truly empty. Not worth going- skip!!!

What: Cinzia Rocca Sample Sale
When: Tues Nov 19th, 2019
Where: 30 Central Park South, PH, Manhattan, NY

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Didn’t LOVE the Loveshackfancy Sample Sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: Way before opening the Loveshackfancy sample sale, there was a line out the door. Customers were ready to shop! Loveshackfancy’s racks were perfectly organized by all of the different categories: long dresses, short dresses, sweaters, long skirts, short skirts, etc. The room looked pretty organized before everyone came in, but once they start shopping, I am thinking otherwise. The shopping space also was not big, and didn’t look like it could fit so many people inside. Loveshackfancy used to have their sample sale on the 5th floor of their building, but this year they for some reason couldn’t.

Pricing and merchandise: Loveshackfancy had a lot of good merchandise, but by the looks of all of the customers flowing in, there soon may not be anything left! They had some very beautiful dresses and long skirts. They had a small rack of short skirts and only had 4-5 different types. The pricing was still a little high: long skirts are now $159, short dresses $139, blouses $89, short skirts $99, long skirts $129, sweaters $149, and the love dress $49. Now onto the kids: there was only one small rack that had a few pieces of kids clothing on it. The rack was also on the back room of the floor and was hard to find. There were also no accessories.

Rating: 6/10.

What: Loveshackfancy Sample Sale
When: Tue Nov 19th – Thu Nov 21st, 2019
Where: 525 West 26th, 2nd Floor, Manhattan, NY

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Gracy Accad Sample Sale – Perfect for an Occasion

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The Gracy Accad sample sale is perfect for you if you meet two conditions: 1. you have an event coming up that you are shopping for & 2. you are a very small human being.

All Gracy Accad items are haute couture, the brand is continuously covered in Vogue bridal but they are very small. The pricing also had a lot of variability – between $300 and $3,000 for dresses. There were many evening dresses with unique patterns and appliqués and an entire rack of bridal gowns.

The good news is that the sample sale is hosted by the designer – so if you find the right dress but need some additional material or adjustments – they could set you up on the spot. If you have a good friend who is getting married soon or a gala to attend, hit this one up.

What: Gracy Accad sample sale
When: Tue Nov 19th – Thu Nov 21st, 2019
Where: 302 Fifth Ave, 9th Fl, Manhattan, NY

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The Veronica Beard Sample Sale is a Total Sh*t Show

By: Jacqueline Munro

After waiting on line for almost two hours outside of the Veronica Beard sample sale today, and then throwing elbows inside for another hour, I am exhausted. I’m gonna save you some reading here and start off with this: WAIT FOR MARKDOWNS.

At this sale, there are tons of gorgeous blazers, suits, skirts, sweaters, dresses, shoes, and accessories. There were some really cute sets as well, but where am I going to wear a matching skirt/blazer set? My mom got two suits and a blazer, but she’s a sucker for Veronica Beard so she wasn’t bothered by the fact that the production pieces were only 70% off retail. In my opinion, that’s just too pricey for this brand. If prices were 80%-90% off, then we’d be talking. But no, and on top of that, the people in this sale were absolutely maddening. They were so rude and aggressive. I’ve never seen people go so crazy over 70% off in my entire life. Sample prices ran from $20-$250 which is what I would have hoped for the production pieces.

Overall, I rated this sale a 5/10. If prices were better and the place wasn’t such a circus I would’ve given it a higher rating. But honestly, I wasn’t expecting anything better from 260. So, ladies, I cannot stress this enough, control yourselves and WAIT. FOR. MARKDOWNS.

What: Veronica Beard Sample Sale
When: Mon., Nov. 19th – Sat., Nov. 23rd, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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Amuze Sample Sale was Quite Amusing

By: Riva Neumann 

The Amuze Sample Sale was such a mix to say the least. Some pieces are real steals, like a Valentino bag for $375 down from $1225 and Dior sunglasses for $150. Others, not so much. All of the Rockstud Valentino heels are all around $650 or so and some bags are only a few hundred dollars off. Thats fine for Amuze but for an Amuze sample sale? I am expecting bigger discounts.

The shoes are pretty decently priced but expecting more from Amuze, some are real gems but for the most part, they are overpriced for a sample sale. You can find Louboutins, Chanel, Balenciaga, Valentino and other big names. The bags are a bit more limited. Lots of Armani and Valentino and some Balenciaga and Prada.

Overall, I gave this a 7/10. Go early because a lot is already gone and you are really going to have to search for pieces worth you while

What: Amuze Sample Sale
Where: 107 Grand Street New York, NY
When:Nov 17th,2019 – Nov 20th,2019 

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Get Gorgeous Pieces at the Lela Rose Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

The Lela Rose Sample Sale is the place for gorgeous dresses, tops and gowns for insane prices. This sale is extra special because they have current pieces for 65%-70%. Catch that Fall 19 and Prefall 19 for some great prices. Everything is organized by size so it is all easy to find! The coats are some of my favorite pieces and you can score a great one (with real fur!) for under $1000.

The gowns are so pretty and there are so many of them! Any black tie occasion would not be complete without one of these gowns. Also, the prices are great (most under $1000) so stock up for all your black tie event needs. The knits are wonderful and there is a great selection of sweaters just waiting to be worn in this cold weather.

Overall, 9.5/10!! head on over for some great stuff, you won’t regret it 🙂

What: Lela Rose Sample Sale
Where: 115 West, 29th Street, 2nd Floor, Manhattan, NY
When: Nov 16,2019- Nov 18,2019

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The Christopher Fischer Sample Sale is a Complete Joke

By: Jacqueline Munro

I don’t think I’ve seen a “sample sale” this bad in my entire life. The Christopher Fischer sample sale consists of one rack of horrible looking cashmere sweaters, a table of three fuzzy blankets, and a table of pillows. The sweaters cost anywhere from $50-$70, the blankets were $70, and the pillows, varying in sizes, ranged from $20-$60.

There isn’t much else to say about this sale, given that it consisted of less merchandise than my t-shirt drawer. Overall I rated it a 3/10. There is nothing redeeming about it, not even kind staff members. Better luck next time, shoppers.

What: Christopher Fischer
When: Tue Nov 12th – Thu Nov 14th, 2019
Where: 261 W. 36th St., Manhattan, NY

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Retrofête Sample Sale- EEP!!!!!

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Retrofête sample sale starts tomorrow morning and it is going to be AMAZING. I walked into the clean white showroom with low expectations, (hot brands don’t usually have great sample sales) but I was BLOWN AWAY! If you’re a ShopDrop VIP member you’ll be able to attend this sale an hour before anyone else, and if you aren’t there is still time to become one! Download our app to get the special perks now!

At this sale, it seems like there are a million dresses. They have tons of classic styles like the Grace, Gabrielle, Audrey, Ella, and Olya as well as others like the Flora and Denisa. All of the dresses are available in every color of the rainbow and more! The long sleeve mini sequin dresses are $300, the one-shoulder and midi long sleeve sequin dresses are $250, and the sequin slips are $100. I mean, prices like that for a brand this hot are unheard of!!!! In addition to the amazing dresses, there are tons of cute short/top sets, jogger/sweatshirt sets, and other single pieces like skirts, tanks, and blazers. There is also a small selection of shoes and bags which are to die for.

Overall I rated this sale a 9/10. If you don’t go to this sale you’re either a fool or you’re really smart and trying to save money; because trust me, if you go, you won’t be able to leave empty-handed. Good luck, shoppers! I hope you have sick New Years’ plans because this attire is perfect for the occasion.

What: Retrofête Sample Sale
When: Wed Nov 13th – Fri Nov 15th, 2019
Where: 231 W. 29th St., Manhattan, NY

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