The Marc Jacobs sale is by far one of our favorites – because the items are simply so beautiful, and the prices drop from being in the sky to being totally attainable. The room was filled with every kind of RTW: clothing, bags, shoes, Ts – stuff for men and women and children in many sizes. Everything was either 80% or 85% off retail, which made the prices amazing!
I bought 4 pairs of socks for my husband for a total of $13.95! That’s a better deal than I would get for horrible product at some random mass retailer. If you have the patience to wait in line, we highly encourage you go to this one.
What: Marc Jacobs sample sale
Where: 260 Fifth Ave
When: April 18th-April 22nd
Oday Shakar is a NY-based designer who probably won the most acclaim through his participation on America’s Next Top Model. He hosted the first Oday Shakar sample sale this week. There were six racks of exquisite gowns (overstock and sample), and while the price range was higher than the ones we are used to, the designs definitely caught our attention.
Most items were in the $1,200-$1,500 range with two racks of short dresses selling for $200 and $350. The coolest part of the sale was that the designer was present for most of the event, so you had the opportunity to actually talk with the mind behind the masterpiece. Call me nostalgic, but there is something special about interacting with the creator of your clothes.
Anyhow, if you have a wedding or evening party coming up on the horizon, this sale is highly recommended. As always, details, photos and prices below. Enjoy!
What: Oday Shakar sample sale
When: April 16-22, 2018
Where: 260 West 39th St, NY, NY
The Kenneth Cole sample sale is taking place in a garage West of 11th Ave on 50th Street. That means a lot of trekking to the edge of Manhattan from any major subway line. The plus side though is that the sale is in a spacious location (which doesn’t really happen in NYC) with plenty of merchandise and great music. Unlike most sales, I actually enjoyed spending time at the sale and browsing through the merchandise. The room is split into half between merchandise for men and women. Solid sizing selection as well both for clothes and shoes.
What: Kenneth Cole sample sale
Where: 611 West 50th St, NY, NY
When: Thu, Apr 12th – Sat, Apr 21
Here’s the pricing breakdown:
50% off for shoes (retail between $75 and $389)
60% off for clothes (retail between $49 and $395)
70% off for accessories (retail between $49 and $190)
A huge thank you to Sample Sale City for reviewing the sample sale for us! She gave the sale a 7 out 10 review. 8 out of 10 for pricing, 5 out of 10 for service, 10 out of 10 for line because there was no line. There was a large selection of merchandise but most of it was very old and could be dated a few seasons back. Photos and price lists from first and last day below. Enjoy!
What: Milly Sample Sale
When: Tue, Apr 10 – Thu, Apr 12th
Where: 261 West 36th St, NY, NY
We went to meet with the people running the C&C showroom for kids. After explaining about ShopDrop and our users, the owners offered our users early access ahead of the sale start date to anyone with the shopdrop app. The ADD DOWN goose feather coats were selling for $100-$180 depending on size and style. Given the $400-$600 retail tag – the price is truly wholesale. Other brands included AI riders on a storm, Babe & Tess. Check it out now or next week & enjoy!
What: C&C sample sale for kids
When: Apr 11-Apr 19
Where: 12 West 32nd St, 9th Fl, NY, NY
Another day, another line at 260 Sample Sale. The Versace sample sale had some good prices, but who knows what your’re going to find once you FINALLY get in there? We interviewed people waiting on line. Turns out, people were waiting for 3+ hours!! The line went down a whole city block and wrapped around part of another. One plus is that they offer men’s clothing and accessories. One gentleman we spoke with on line said, “Versace is lit right now.” So is Versace making a comeback? Whether they are or aren’t, the time you spend standing on line isn’t worth it. Go home, binge watch American Crime Story: The Assassination of Giannini Versace, and go back at a later date.
Details and pictures below. A very special thank you to Madison Avenue Spy for the photos.
What; Versace Sample Sale
When: Wed. April 11 – Sun. April 15, 2018
Where: 151 Greene St. New York. NY
Good news – the Dennis Basso sample sale is opening to the public tomorrow, April 12th.
If you are looking to score some upscale goodies at a price you cannot resist, this sale is for you! Since this sample sale was by appointment only today, there were no lines. We found awesome furs, gowns and clutches for up to 70 percent off.
Original pricing was well over $10,000 and came down to the $600-$2500 range. The kids stuff was TO DIE FOR!!!
The Rent the Runway sample sale was unpleasant from start to finish. When I got there, I was greeted by a line that wrapped around the corner! After waiting 30 minutes, I finally got past the doors ready to shop. Unfortunately,the space was way too crowded! On top of having to practically climb over people to just look at the clothing, most of the merchandise was dirty or damaged. Some of it was downright disgusting!
The only positives of the Rent the Runway sample sale were: 1. Everything is organized by size, which makes it easier to narrow your search . You don’t have to scour the store to find your size. Also, sizes ranged from 0 – 22, so there really was something for everyone here. 2. The prices were pretty decent. Non-big-name gowns and dresses were below $100, and big name gowns and dresses were below $200.
We are giving the Rent the Runway sample sale a 3 out of 10. It is NOT worth the wait nor the crowds to go on an endless hunt to find something that is not so obviously worn.
My personal advice: I went to this sale last year, but on one of the last days. I didn’t have to wait in a huge line for damaged clothing, and they had price reductions. I left with 2 really great dresses. If it’s worth anything… save your time and go at the end if you are really in need for some dresses.
Hope we could help! Details and photos below.
What: Rent the Runway Sample Sale
When: Tue. April 10 – Sun. April 15, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY
We were quite relieved to discover that Prabal Gurung is selling items for under $200 at the sample sale.
The sale took place in the Prabal Gurung showroom in the fashion district of NY. Over 6 racks of clothes ranging in price from $25 to $250. Most items I liked were priced at $125. Some items were overstock and available in numerous sizes, while others were true samples and were held together with safety pins. You’d probably want to get that fixed before dashing into a party.
There were plenty of high-heeled shoes for $65/$90/$110 and even Manolo Blahniks but almost all shoes were in size 40. There were also $25 boxes of tees which you could dive into for some AMAZING finds. All prices are color-coded.
What: Prabal Gurung sample sale
Where: 247 West 37th St, 15th Fl, NY, NY
When: April 10th-April 11th
We hit up the Loro Piana sample sale yesterday and loved the merchandise. But we can’t lie – we cried when we saw the prices. While the prices drop every day, they were still extremely high. So basically, if you have $800 to dish out for a beautiful cashmere sweater, definitely go to the sale. If not, wait it out and maybe check out the sale on the last day. Since images weren’t allowed, we took similar items from the web to serve as a reference. All info below – enjoy!
Shoes dropped from 50% off to 60% off: originally $650, now $325
Clothes 50% off retail: trenches were $1935, now $968
Handbags dropped to 65% off retail: were $2,359 now $1,180
Gloves 50% off
Hats 60 percent off: retail for $560 or $840 for suade
What: Loro Piana sample sale Where: 317 West 33rd St, NY, NY When: April 8 – April 12