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Buscemi sale: cool shoes, yet pricey.

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Buscemi sample sale was overwhelming and crowded. The mens shoes and women’s were on opposite sides of the room, and there were a few clothing racks in the far back of the room. The set up of the shoes was quite organized, and the way they portrayed the shoes looked nice. The space was pact with customers, and it looked like the shoes were selling fast. This sale is worthwhile to attend if you are looking for a new pair of high top sneakers or a casual pair of slides (that was what the sale had the most of).

Merchandise/pricing: The prices of this sale still remained high. I still think that it is quite expensive to pay $175 for a pair of casual sneakers. The prices of this sale went as follows: shoes (samples $100, non-samples $175), coats around $300, pants around $100, and bags around $150. There were a lot of shoes, but the mens had double the amount of the women. Customers were piling in fast; I think the shoes won’t last until Sunday! This sale also had mostly high-top sneakers and slides- if you are not interested in either of those I don’t suggest you go.

Rate: 5.5/10 Cool shoes, yet pricey still.

What: Buscemi sample sale

When: Wed Feb 12th – Sun Feb 16th

Where: 150 Greene St, NY NY

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Great finds at the Canali sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Canali sale was quite overwhelming, but possible to find a lot! The sale’s racks were organized by clothing type; there were racks of suits, sport coats, pants, shorts, coats, etc. On the side of the room, were the accessories: ties, swim, and SHOES. In the middle of the room, there were bins and bins of collard shirts and other shirts. Everything was folded very nicely and was quite easy to find the size you wanted. All of the shirts came in multiple colors as well. I noticed lots of blues, pinks, blacks, and grays.

Merchandise/ pricing: The prices were great at this sale. Sport coats were 70% off, suits 60% off, dress shirts 60% off, sweaters 70% off, and ties $65 if original price was $180, and if over $180- take 60% off. As far as quantity goes, there were TONS of shoes. There were both fancy and casual options, each 60% off. There were many light and dark brown colored shoes, but also funky colors- such as green. There were also tons of suits, ranging from tons of sizes. There were tons of ties as well, in a lot of different colors. The prices and deals were great at this sale, defiantly worthwhile to come if you are due for a new suit!

Rate: 7/10 Great deals, nice space, unlimited options.

What: Canali sample sale

When: Sun Feb 9th – Wed Feb 12th

Where: 317 W. 33rd St, NY NY

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Halston sample sale: AMAZING!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Halston sample sale was extremely organized and an enjoyable shopping experience. The space had The Arrivals coats in the front entrance, and the rest of the room was dedicated to everything Halston. All of The Arrivals coats were hung nicely, and all grouped according to style. The Halston clothing was also categorized by clothing type; there were pants racks, dress racks, shirt racks, and gown racks. The staff was also very sweet and was able to grab additional sizes in the back room.

Merchandise/ pricing: The Arrivals coats ranged from $99-$800, and on average the Halston clothing was $30. Halston had a bunch of clothing in stock, with multiple colors as well. They had great fancy bubble dresses that one could wear to an event: those were retail for $455 and were now selling for $25. I went on the website to see the dress, and it is on sale there for $275… people most probably think that is a good sale as well! Halston also had the cutest skirts for both the winter and summer. There were unlimited sizes of everything (and even more in the back.) Most of the merchandise was still in plastic bags from the factories- which means it was never worn by anyone! This sale was great, and worthwhile to go. No one can beat these excellent deals!

Rate: 8/10 Great deals, unlimited merchandise, fun experience. Worth it to go.

What: Halston Sample sale

When: Mon Feb 10th – Wed Feb 12th

Where: 261 W. 36th St, NY NY

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ShopShops: Just, NO.

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The set up of this sale was on the peculiar side; it was right next (and rather on top of) an open office space with multiple people working. In terms of this sale, the merchandise was also messy. All of the racks were not categorized by item, besides for the pants/skirts rack. The rest of the racks had a bunch of different occasion and style dresses, sweaters, coats, and more. It was not easy finding what you specifically wanted, and the staff was also super quiet/ not helpful. The accessories and shoes were placed in the back of the room, and there was tons of merchandise.

Pricing/ merchandise: All of the items were each individually marked with colored stickers; the prices ranged from $10-$100 (so I’ve thought…). Despite the fact that the pricing sheets had the color-coded stickers with prices beside them, tons of the items were “exceptions.” I found it rather disappointing when I picked up a Moose Knuckle coat and seeing the blue tag on it, thinking it was $100, to later discover that this was an exception piece- bummer! As far as the rest of the clothing, there were tons of scarves, (not worth the travel if you want just a scarf..) and sweaters. I was pleasantly surprised to see a few Alice and Olivia sweaters fro $50. Lastly, there were some great shoes (channel slides) however it was very hit or miss: the chances that the pair you liked happened to be your exact size were slim to none. There was mostly one of each shoe. Honestly, this sample sale made me feel that I was at a thrift shop. Defiantly not worth the travel, unless you live in the same apartment building.

Rate: 3.5/10 Some good finds, but mostly the entire sale was hit or totally miss.

What: ShopShops sample sale

When: Wed Feb 19th – Fri Feb 21st

Where: 148 W 24 St, NY NY

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Pippa and Julie- GORGEOUS children’s dresses for occasions!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Pippa and Julie set up was organized and totally spacious- It was actually completely empty when I went! The sale had accessories right when you walk in, and the first two racks were all things Disney. Throughout the room were racks of gorgeous fancy dresses for girls to wear to weddings and special events. There were tons of options and multiple styles: this sale is worthwhile to go to if you are in need of a nice dress (there was nothing else besides for dresses).

Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing of this sale was as follows: dresses $20, legging sets $15, separates $10, and accessories up to $30. There were tons of dresses at this sale- I saw gorgeous high/low dresses, and very cute Disney three-piece sets. There was also only one small section for boys, due to the fact that this brand is mostly a girl’s line. In addition, the staff was very sweet. They were more than happy to show me all of the dresses and styles, and where I can find additional sizes. This sale was fantastic and the prices were unbeatable!!

Rate: 6/10– great dresses, one section for boys, worthwhile if you need a nice children’s dress !

What: Pippa and Julie sample sale

When: Thu Feb 13th – Sat Feb 22nd

Where: 74 Wooster St, NY NY

 

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CHOCHENG? More like “NO”CHENG

By: Eve Orbach

This CHOCHENG fall and winter sale features discounts of about 68%. Let me save your time: this article has more content than the actual sale! There were legit two racks of clothing. The styles of clothing, the amounts, and prices make this “sale” a total “fail” (and it rhymes so it must be true). 

The prices ranged from about $200–$1,000, but really veered more on the $1,000 side. The only good thing here was the fact that there were lots of sizes. The pieces available were jackets, sweaters, one skirt (no joke) and a scarf.

The small space was easy to navigate because there was just such a teeny amount of stock. The lady working the store was super nice, so yay for that. 

I give this sale a 1/10. 1 point for the range of sizes. (And that one point feels pretty generous)

Cash and credit card accepted. All sales final. Please spare yourself.

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Oh No, Dannijo

Eve Orbach

This Dannijo sample features jewelry, bags, and clothing at discounts of up to 90%—but even though these deals seem ahhh—mazing, the sale was more ahhh—verage. Jewelry was certainly the most prevalent item at the sale, but there was certainly a nice mix of bags and clothes. 

The prices had a wide range of about $10 to $100, so no matter what your budget is you should be able to find something. The styles of the items also “ranged” from stylish to overly kitchy. You had to search through the junk to find the diamonds in the rough, but again—there were some diamonds!

The space was stunning and very boho chic. Everything was organized by style. The staff was helpful and kind. 

All sales are final. 

In my books, this sale was a 5/10. It took effort to find the great prices and pieces, which I found annoying. But honestly if I was less tired I probably would’ve appreciated the challenge ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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Monkeying Around at Kipling

By: Eve Orbach 

Today’s visit to the Kipling sale was the first sale in a while that didn’t make me want to pull my hair out. This sale features bags at discounts of up to 70%. There are suitcases, backpacks, luggage tags, wallets, totes, and more. Before attending the sale I would have said that my favorite part about this brand is the adorable lil’ gorilla that comes attached. But after today’s sample sale, I would say that after spending time looking around, the actual merchandise is in fact pretty cute. In addition to the merch being cute…so were the prices. Which range from $5—$100, but most items fall around the $20–50 range. 

There are bright solid colors as well as interesting patterned pieces.

There was a ton of merchandise and the store was neatly organized by item type. Lots of the merchandise was still wrapped up, which was good because 260’s stuff is known to have stains every now and then…😳

The setting is spacious and easy to navigate. Plus there were no lines—woohoo!

The best deals of the sale by far were luggage tags for $5, large backpacks for $55, and travel cases for $10. But, as always is the case with sales hosted by 260, wait until later in the sale for further markdowns. 

If you’re in the market for some new bags or pieces of luggage, it’s definitely worth a stop by. (On the last day, of course 😉

This sale is a 4.5: it’s solid but nothing to get too jazzed about. 

You’ll find me doling out 10’s the day that Chanel is on sale for 80% off; which in sample sale terms is the equivalent to saying “when pigs fly”. Sorry, people! Your girl has got high standards for you. 

What: Kipling sample sale                                                                                                                                           Where: 260 Fifth Avenue                                                                                                                                       When: February 18–23

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Pretty Pricey Prive

This Prive sale at Chelsea Market features designer Brunello Cucinelli at discounts of up to 80%. There are options for both men and women. Shirts, pants, dresses, jackets, and accessories can be found.

Unless you don’t really have a budget— stop reading. This sale was seriously so expensive to the point where I was borderline offended. While there were some okay-priced items (shoes for $225, shirts for $125), lots of the sale featured coats. Maybe these coats have some insane magical powers or something; but if these coats aren’t made of real fur I refuse to find a discount of —$5,000 impressive when it shouldn’t have been priced that high in the first place! But I digress. 

There was a men’s section and a women’s section. All items were hung up neatly on hangers and organized by type. The sizes here were mostly mediums and larges for women, but the men’s section had a good range of sizes. The accessories section included some pretty cute shoes and some pretty hideous bags. Hey, I guess they must be really about “balance”.

If you’re a big fan of the brand then maybe it’s worth stopping by for the lower-priced items. All sales are final. 

I’ll give this one 2 points—1 for the super nice security guard and 1 for the one item I could actually maybe see myself buying.

What: Prive sample sale.                                                                                                                                                    When: February 12–16, 2020.                                                                                                                                         Where: Chelsea Market

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“Fjallraven” Isn’t the Only “F” Word that Comes to Mind Here

By: Eve Orbach

  1. How do I actually spell this word
  2. 30% off a fairly small selection of winter clothes is not the big end of the season sale they’re marketing this as
  3. Just save yourself the time— they don’t even have that one backpack that made the brand popular 

This Fjallraven sale is a 3/10 due to poor discounts and a small selection of stock. It takes place with lots of non-discounted items, and this sale honestly feels like a way to lure people in to buy these regularly priced items. Winter coats, accessories, vests, sweaters, and of course, backpacks are featured. The prices for the items vary greatly. The thicker winter coats fall around $315 and the thinner ones at around $175. Accessories are priced on the lower side, but in my opinion are still overpriced. The best priced backpack I could find is $45, but the other models are much more expensive.

The clothing all has that “I hike like it’s my job”,  lumberjacky vibe. Everything looked super cozy and warm, if you could look past the fact that these discounts were less than cool (sorry, I can’t resist a good pun!).

Items were organized by type. The staff was outgoing and helpful. There were no long lines, thank God. But the fact that the lack of lines was my favorite part of this one is prettyyyy telling. Not. Worth. It. 

What: Fjallraven sale.                                                                                                                                             When: February 10–17, 2020.                                                                                                                                         Where: 38 Greene Street.

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