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Another Great Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliott Sale at 260

By: Jacqueline Munro

Although I hate to praise 260, it’s impossible not to after their second great multi-brand sale this season. I went to their Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliott sale back in May and I was totally blown away. The prices were amazing and there was a ton of cute merchandise which is completely off-brand for 260. Although there were some repeat styles this time around, they did have a lot of new merchandise and the prices remained impressive.

The Joie inventory was defintiely the most stocked at this sample sale. There were tons of tops, jackets, dresses, pants, shoes, and even accessories. The Current Elliott section offered lots of cute, comfy sweatshirts as well as t-shirts, and a minimal selection of stylish jeans. Sadly there wasn’t as much Equipment this time, but they still had plenty of stunning classic blouses for $60 **cue tears of joy**. This is a great sample sale to go to if you want to start prepping your wardrobe for the fall. Overall I rated this sale a 7/10. Unfortunately because the sale is taking place at 260 that inevitably means rude staff members and aggressive crouds which make it a miserable environment to shop in. But other than that, I cannot complain. Definitely hit up this sale, it has become one of my favorites!

What: Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliott Sample Sale
When: Tues. Sept. 3rd – Sun. Sept. 8th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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Inside the Luxury Sample Sale for Kids

We checked out the Luxury kids sample sale hosted in Chelsea by Eclipse NY. We slipped in before the sale opened its doors to the public, so our experience might have been neater than the public hours. But we loved it. The space was large, organized, full of designer brands for kids. Brands included Lily Gaufrette, Kenzo, Paul Smith. Most items were under $50 a pop. And there was a large selection from 0 months to 16 years of age.

The staff was also super sweet. For those who ask, the clothing was split by category and not by brand, so a Kenzo dress = a Paul Smith dress and vice versa. If you have little bunnies in your gardens, definitely check this one out. 10 out of 10.

What: Luxury Sample Sale for kids
Where: 450 W 14th Street, Manhattan, NY
When: Wed Sep 4th – Sun Sep 8th, 2019

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Sales Styles Series – Interview with Thrift & Tell

By: Ashley Randall 

We had the opportunity to chat with the queen of second hand retail –Thrift & Tell. If you haven’t heard of Thrift & Tell, stop what you are doing (now go check out her page). Well now you can appreciate her amazing Instagram flow and aesthetic. Thrift & Tell similar to our other sale fashionistas, scours online for the best deals (honestly we love to see it). Here is the twist – Thrift & Tell specializes in second hand retail. She has many guides for grabbing designer consignment as well tips for selling merchandise on your own. While Thrift & Tell has been a bargain hunter since birth (sale shoppers are born – not made) and she just woke up one morning with the name (the rest is history). Not only does Thrift & Tell share her amazing finds with all of us, she also loves interviewing and writing for her blog The Tell. She said the best place to shop online to get the best deals is the Real Real, if you are open to consignment. While she prefers to hunt for merchandise at the Gap, Old Navy and good old Nordstrom Rack in person, but she finds that Neiman Marcus and Saks offer better deals online. While she does not have the opportunity to stop by sample sales in NYC, she does score some awesome stuff online! While if you were to spot here on any ordinary day, she would most likely be wearing a blouse, scarf, skinny jeans and Chanel ballet flats

 

What is your favorite part about the sale community?

  • “I love how you can instantly bond with someone over a good deal. We have all experienced the thrill of finding something 80% off and it is fun to share the excitement of someone else’s fashion coup.”

 

What is your favorite thing you have bought within the last year?

  • Tiffany & Co. gold hardware bracelet – ” It is undoubtedly an investment, but I love it.”

What is one item in your closet that you could not live without?

  • Gold Charm Bracelet  – “It was a gift from my parents when I graduated from high school and have added charms throughout the years. It’s irreplaceable and uniquely mine.”

 

 

What was the best sale find you have ever come across?

  • Chanel 2.55 reissue for 70% off was pretty fantastic

 

 

 

 

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Good Discounts at the Monse Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

The Monse Sample Sale was the place to be for some nice discounts! Though by the time the sale opened to the public there wasn’t much left, what was there was still worthwhile to shop. There were a lot of showstopping pieces starting at around $200, and some more ready-to-wear pieces starting at $50. While there was a lot of really good pieces available, there was a lot of damaged pieces as well. The good news is that the damaged pieces were significantly less so it was worthwhile to buy and have fixed.

The shoes were definitely something to get at this sale. Shoes ranged from $50-$150 and pretty much all were in good condition. They had flats, heels and boots as well as $10 slides.

Overall, I gave this sale an 8.5/10. I would highly recommend this sale if you are familiar with the brand, but even if you aren’t, this was a great sale that should not be missed!

 

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Solid and Striped Sample Sale has Solid Prices

By: Riva Neumann 

The Solid and Striped Sample Sale is a great place to get some bathing suits as summer winds down, especially for Labor Day weekend! They have a variety of different styles available in all different sizes. They mostly have super cute one pieces for $60 and a decent amount of 2 pieces for $30 each. They also have bags available as well, small for $30, large for $40.

The sale has more of a variety of one piece bathing suits in many more styles than the two piece ones. There were racks of one pieces in all shapes, sizes and colors while there were mostly a lot of very few styles available for two piece ones. There weren’t a lot of racks at this sale in general but for the most part you can definitely find something you like!

Overall, I gave this sale a 7.5/10, Happy shopping!

What: Solid and .Striped Sample Sale
Where:  450 West 14th St, Manhattan, NY
When: August 28,2019-September 1,2019

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Amazing Prices at the Jonathan Simkhai Sample Sale

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Eclipse came from LA once again to host the Jonathan Simkhai sample sale in NY. We were delighted to check it out during the last few moments of set up. The Jonathan Simkhai sample sale had the most gorgeous dresses and jackets for really reasonable prices. $185 for a blazer? Now that’s a good deal!

Cocktail dresses were $195 and gowns were priced as marked. Don’t worry, they were also highly discounted. There were also some ready-to-wear items, including tops for $85 and skirts for $80. They had a lot of pants for $95 and a nice selection of activewear as well.

There were a few racks of one-of-a-kind pieces: specific gowns and some dresses. Overall, nice selection of each style in multiple sizes! I gave this sale an 8.5/10, this is a great sale to go to and would highly recommend!

What: Jonathan Simkhai sample sale
Where: Wed Aug 28th – Sun Sep 1st, 2019
When: 450 West 14th St, NY, NY

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The NYFW Sample Sale for Those Who Love the Hunt

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An international magazine hosted a sample sale to get rid of all of the items they bought for photo shoots. Once I spoke with the super sweet staff member, I understood what was flying. That background explained why there were so many random one-of-a-kind pieces at this sale. I spotted 2 Zimmerman dresses for $199 each, a Club Monaco sale for $30, a Sonia Rykiel top for $20.

There were Zara and H&M items for $5-$10, and fashion earrings for $15-$50. There was even a pair of Erdem, Delce & Gabbana sunglasses for $150 each. Was the clothing worn? Not exactly 2nd hand, but yes, it was worn to shoots. For someone who wants fresh out of the bag items, this was not the right sale.

For someone who enjoys the hunt, and sorting through 20 items to find the perfect deal, this deal was thrilling. It’s over now, but next time the sale is announced – I’m in.

What: NYFW sample sale
Where: 49 East 63rd St, Manhattan, NY
When: Aug 26-Aug 27, 2019

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Opening Ceremony Sample Sale – Good Pricing but Mostly Stuff from OC Brand

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Opening ceremony sample sale Is taking place In Williamsburg in Brooklyn. It  opens to the public tomorrow, on Friday the 23rd of August & we were thrilled to check it out during the preview day today. The sample sale took place in a large garage. The merchandise was all over the place: boxes of accessories as you enter from coat check, racks of clothing throughout and piled box of shoes. the men’s clothing was on one side of the room & the women’s on the other.

We spotted some Staud handbags priced as low as $60. Unfortunately, most of the items at the sale were of the Opening Ceremony brand and not from other designer brands. Let’s face it, the discounted designers is the highlight of the OC sample sale, so we weren’t thrilled about this development.

All in all, shoes were the best part of this sale. Sneakers were no more than $40, Vans were as low as $15! The only issue with the shoes was there was an abundance of styles, however no abundance of sizes. The discounts ranged anywhere from 70 to 80% off on some super-cool funky merch.

Hot tip: check out this sale on Sunday, because in past years, OC almost always would take an extra 50% off everything on the last day! Let’s pray that history repeats itself this time.

What: Opening Ceremony Sample Sale
Where: 307 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY
When: Aug 23 – Aug 25, 2019

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The Gant Sample Sale is Classic 260 – BAD

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Gant sample sale is currently going on at 260’s main location, which is quite a drag. I’m sick of dealing with the consistently rude staff and outrgeous prices. Despite the decent merchandise, the discounts sucked. I do not recommend going to this sale unless you’re in dire need of some Gant (which I doubt you are).

At this sale there are a lot more options for men than women. For men there is a huge offering of suits, outerwear, shirts, pants, and shoes. For women there are a some stylish blazers, a few pairs of funky pants, a couple of pairs of trendy shorts, and a minimal amount of shoes. There were some unisex accessories including sunglasses and scarves, but nothing that blew me away. The most shocking thing I saw at the sale was a Harry’s shave kit.

Overall I rated this sale a 5/10. While the selection of clothing that they had was alright, I cannot stress how lousy the prices were. I mean t-shirts were $30… Not today Satan!!!!

What: Gant Sample Sale
When: Tues Aug 20th – Sun Aug 25th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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The Pricing at the Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale is Amazing

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Roberto Cavalli sample sale is being hosted by the third party retailer Luxe Market in SoHo this week. If you haven’t gone yet, you’re missing out. Almost everything at the sale is 90% off, but the selection is somewhat limited, so you better get over there ASAP!

At this sample sale they have gowns, short dresses, embellished jeans, leather vests and jackets, and beautiful tops. Most of the pieces are classic Cavalli. Funky patterns, bright colors, and unique designs. Although the selection is small each item comes in various sizes and they will be restocking daily. The showroom is very well organized and the staff members are dedicated to making your shopping experience superb. Overall I rated this sale an 8.5/10. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed with Luxe Market.

What: Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale

When: Tues Aug 20th – Sunday Aug 25th, 2019

Where: 513 Broadway, Manhattan, NY

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