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IRO Sample Sale – The Most Merchandise We’ve Ever Seen

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This was the first time IRO hosted an independent sample sale in New York and we were blown away. The space was huge and was filled with racks for both men and women. The stuff you’ll be the happiest with are the leather motto jackets (priced 60%-70% off retail), the flair dresses, and button down tops.

The sample sale is perfect for this time of the year. A large sweater selection offered heavy winter sweaters, along with light-weight knits. Lots and lots of jeans for the ladies of all different cuts and washes. There was definitely a good amount to choose from.

In terms of shoes, there was also a gamut: sandals, ankle boots, booties, flats and casual sneakers. The sale also sported branded clutches that would go perfectly with a flair dress, motto jacket and booties in this random March weather.

For men, the selection was still generous but smaller (duh – what did you expect!) – plenty of sweats, long-sleeve shirts and knits, but less pants.

Overall, this sale is definitely worth the trip and therefore, we’re offering it an 8 out of 10. If you go and are willing to shell out some cash, you will definitely find a super-cute outfit for the spring weather ahead. And we’re definitely keeping our fingers crossed for price reductions. Keep following us on Instagram stories and we will keep you posted!

Read our reviews of the previous IRO sample sale.

What: IRO sample sale
Where: Mar 19 – Mar 24, 2019
When: 427 West 14th St, Manhattan, NY

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Prabal Gurung Sample Sale Lowest Prices We Have Ever Seen

As I am writing this blog about Prabal Gurung and looking at the photos of the merchandise and pricing, I just want to pack up my bags and go right back there to get another few goodies. The Prabal Gurung sample sale was small as always and hosted in the brand showroom. I was expecting huge lines, but nothing of the sort. There were 4-5 women trying on clothes – otherwise, the place was empty.

The prices were the lowest as far as we could remember. There was a box of $10 items and the most expensive items were $150. At the last sale, they were $250. You can read our review of the last Prabal Gurung sample sale here. Shoes were $25 and $35 and were extremely cool. That being said, they were only selling sizes 39-42. For clothes, there was an extensive rack of items for $75, $100 and $150. And the safety pin items sold for $25.

Just to explain how crazy this sale is – items at retail don’t cost $500 or $600 but rather $1k and $3k – that made discounts over 95% off for some items. For that reason, we’re giving this sale an 8 out of 10 and are definitely putting it at the top of our list.

What: Prabal Gurung sample sale
Where: 247 West 37th St, Suite 1501, Manhattan, NY
When: Mar 18 – Mar 20, 2019

 

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The Kiton Sample Sale is For Fancy Folks

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Kiton sample sale severely lacks in options for women, but for men, there is a huge selection of fancy clothing (mostly suits) waiting to be purchased. Ladies, I wouldn’t recommend going to this sale, but guys, if you love Kiton but hate the price tags, head on over!

Everything at this sale is 65% off retail. Shoes, accessories (such as hats, ties, cufflinks), suits, shirts, jeans, and outerwear are neatly organized throughout the space. All of the items are smartly separated by size and category which makes it easier to shop. The suits at this sample sale are gorgeous. The styles range from business chic to funky dad and I obsessed over most of them. Unfortunately, though the selection of shirts is kind of lame and some of the more intricate pieces with sensitive materials (such as suede) are damaged.

Ladies, there isn’t really much to say here. There is one long rack with different kinds of merchandise mixed throughout. A lot of the items are damaged or in poor condition which is really disappointing. There are some really cute pieces though, and everything 65% off retail. The most impressive items are outerwear but there were a couple of cute blouses.

Overall I am going to give this sale a 6/10. I think 65% off retail for Kiton is good, but not on par with typical sample sale deals. Even though it is a top-notch designer, they could do better. I mean look at the Roberto Cavalli sample sale prices! That’s what all sample sale discounts should be like. But I digress; the staff members at this sale were friendly and helpful, and for men, they had a nice range of options. I think if you’re a guy looking for a fancy new suit, you should go; otherwise, stay home.

What: Kiton Sample Sale
When: Sun. March 10 – Thurs. March 14, 2019
Where: 317 W. 33rd St, Manhattan, NY

 

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Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale Finally with Amazing Prices

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This was the third Roberto Cavalli sample sale hosted by clothingline in the past 1.5 years. Finally, this time we cannot complain about pricing – it was so much better. As far as the merchandise goes. A lot of the merchandise is the same as in the previous sample sales and is pretty old. If you do have the time to dig through the merchandise, there definitely are some gems to be found!

Some gowns were selling for $299! The outerwear was also priced at $299! There were tons of bottoms: skirts, pants and denim. For those reading this far, here’s the secret – there was an entire Tom Ford rack (!!)) selling for 85% off retail. Don’t worry, you’ll still have to shell out an arm and a leg, since the retail prices average out at $10,000 per item. The sample sale had merchandise for both women and men. Of the Cavalli sales so far, this is definitely the best one.

What: Roberto Cavalli sample sale
Where: 261 West 36th St, 2nd Fl, NY, NY
When: Mar 12 – Mar 14, 2019

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Lilla P Sample Sale has us Yearning for Summer

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By: Jacqueline Munro

The Lilla P sample sale is giving off serious summer vibes. There is a ton of merchandise as well as a variety of sizes in order to accommodate your transition from winter to summer bod. If you like Lilla P or Leo and Sage, or just need to prep your wardrobe for spring, you might be interested in checking out this sale.

At the Lilla P sample sale, there are lots of cute pieces. They have plenty of stylish t-shirts, darling matching sets, cozy cashmere sweaters, and various kinds of dresses. They offer a wide range of sizes and the racks are littered with color for those who embrace the beauty of the rainbow.  This sale is perfect for the preppy girl who loves summer. The only downfall is that the prices are a little steep. I feel like $30 for t-shirts at a sample sale is too much.

Overall, I’m going to give this sale a 7 out of 10The location of the sale was lovely, there was a nice array of products, and the staff members were both friendly and helpful. Despite the fact that the prices weren’t jaw-dropping, I felt that this sale still had a lot to offer. If you’re a Lilla P or Leo and Sage fan and feel like you would be satisfied with 60% off, I’d say check this one out.

What: Lilla P Sample Sale
When: Fri. March 8 – Wed. March 13, 2019
Where: 34 Little W. 12th St., Manhattan, NY

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Bogner Sample Sale Round Two: Meh.

By: Jacqueline Munro

Alright, I’m going to be completely honest here: I was not impressed with the second round of the Bogner sample sale. Unless you’re totally bored or in absolute dire need of some fancy new ski gear, I’d say skip this one.

At the Bogner sample sale, there is a lot of merchandise for both men and women; ski jackets, pants, boots, helmets, and more. There is a nice variety of colors and styles, and even two small racks for children’s items. You’re probably reading this and thinking, “well this all sounds good to me!” But the rest of it is downhill from here.

The markdowns at this sample sale were lame. It felt more like a semi-annual sale than a sample sale. Sample sales usually offer anywhere from 70%-90% off retail, but most of the items at the Bogner sale were marked down to about 50% or less. This really disappointed me; 50% off isn’t that great when you’re buying very expensive items.

Overall I’m going to give this sale a 6/10. I considered giving it a 5 due to the mediocre discounts, but they did have a lot of options and it was really well organized. The staff members were friendly and helpful, and not having to check my coat was kind of nice. But honestly, If I were you, I would sit this one out. Unless you’re ready to drop a lot of cash, this sale is a slippery slope.

What: Bogner Sample Sale Round Two
When: Thurs. March 7th – Mon. March 11th, 2019
Where: 601 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, NY

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Chloe Sample Sale: Love the price cuts

Overall, the Chloe sample sale is definitely worth checking out if you love getting a good deal.

There were a lot of gorgeous pieces on sale for up to 80% off retail value. I went at around 1pm and faced no line, which was undeniably a plus. There was a mix of some older pieces and newer pieces at the sale as well as a big selection of See by Chloe pieces. The shoe selection was something I was looking forward to and was not at all disappointed. There was a huge variety of shoes, boots, and heels that were all so elegant and classy.

The bags were all really beautiful, but there wasn’t as much of a selection as I would have hoped for. This sale was really lacking in the accessories department but had a really nice selection of clothes and shoes.  I really enjoyed this sale for the most part and would encourage anyone to check it out.

What: Chloe Sample Sale

Where: 151 Wooster Street New York, NY

When: March 6-10, 2019

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SpaceNK Sample Sale offers a variety of cosmetics

Overall, I felt that the SpaceNK sample sale was good for restocking on makeup at a low cost, but many skincare brands were already sold out.

The SpaceNK sample sale had a lot of variety in product and brands. After waiting 20 minutes on a line that wrapped around the block, I was bombarded with a variety of cosmetic and skincare brands and was delighted by the assortment of products. Though I really enjoyed the selection that was available, many high end brands such as Sunday Riley and Barbara Sturm sold out very quickly and will not be restocked to my knowledge. Kevyn Aucoin products  and Ilia products retailed for between $10-$15, which is a really good price for the product.

The sale advertised many skincare products, but sold out very quickly which was disappointing . The line was pretty long and wrapped around the block and I waited about 20 minutes to get in. Overall, for the products they had, the prices were good but did not have many of the brands people were looking for.

What: SpaceNK sample sale
Where: 260 5th Ave New York,NY
When: March 5-10, 2019

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Roxanne Assoulin Sample Sale Offers Amazing Bracelets

Overall, the Roxanne Assoulin was amazing. If I didn’t have my purse locked, I would have walked out with 20 more items than I did.

The Roxanne Assoulin sample sale was a little weird initially. The sample sale is split into 2 rooms with different types of merchandise in each one. You received a bag before you walked into the room. A ton of merchandise with lots of colors. Chokers were there as well and a few earrings. The chokers retail for $120, at the sample sale $30.

The sale was buzzing with people, and that’s no surprise given that prices were more than 75% off. Instead of paying $220 at retail for a set of three, you paid $20 here for a bracelet. The only thing you had to be careful with was missing tiles and chips in the enamel. This is one of the good ones. Check it out if you can.

What: Roxanne Assoulin sample sale
Where: 49th West 27th St, Manhattan, NY
When: March 7, 2019

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Yigal Azrouel Sample Sale Offers Many Dresses

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The Yigal Azrouel sale is well… hmmm. Okay, let’s start at the beginning. Yigal Azrouel has its offices in WeWork, so that gives the sample sale some odd start-uppyy fashion vibe and that’s pretty cool. We liked that. The room was filled with a lot of RTW items: dresses, scarves, jackets, coats and pants. Lots of options to choose from.

Pricing was not amazing. While the discounts were legit – up to 80%, the items were still not cheap. Dresses are $199, coats $700 and CUT25 gowns $70. That being said, we recommend that you check out the sample sale only if you truly care about and love the Yigal Azrouel brand.

What: Yigal Azrouel sample sale
Where: 500 7th Ave, 9th Fl, Manhattan, NY
When: Mar 5 – Mar 8, 2019

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