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Bags and Gowns at the Vintage Chanel & Hermes Sample Sale

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The high-end brand sample sales are harder to come by than contemporary ones. Therefore, the vintage Chanel & Hermes sale hosted by Shelly & Renee is probably the closest you could get to an actual Chanel sample sale. There was only one table of handbags ranging in the $1K-$5K price points, a rack of Chanel jackets (in the $1,500 range), dresses, 4 or 5 pairs of shoes in random sizes. What the sale had more of was fur coats (in the $2,700 range), dresses from designers that include Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and more. Many of the gowns were under $500, even though there were plenty of clothing items selling for thousands of dollars. If you are looking for very high-end couture, you have until the end of the week to check it out.

What: Vintage Chanel, Hermes & Gown sample sale
Where: 33 East 33rd St, 12th Fl, NY, NY
When: Mon, Mar 12 – Thu, Mar 15

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Shirts Coats & Shoes at the THEORY Sample Sale for Men

The Theory Sample Sale for Men received a 5 out of 10. While the merchandise was fresh-looking and plentiful, prices were barely 60% off retail. Most pants still cost $99, coats $299, and shoes $169. Compared to the Hugo Boss sample sale, where you could find shoes for $100, this is an expensive alternative. If you are used to buying Theory at full-price then this sale is perfect for you.

What: Theory sample sale for men
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, NY, NY
When: March 7th – March 9th, 2018

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Cocktail Dresses & Evening Gowns for Under $200 at the Carmen Marc Valvo Sample Sale

Since my engagement dress came from Carmen Marc Valvo, I was excited to see that the brand was hosting a sample sale. Considering the fact that I got married way before I knew about the existence of sample sales, I spent a hefty $1,200 on the dress. At the sample sale all cocktail dresses retailed for $100, and all evening gowns sold for $200. Most styles came in numerous sizes ranging from 0-10. Items were from past collections and were mixed between stock and sample.

What: Carmen Marc Valvo sample sale
Where: 132 West 36th St, 2nd Fl, NY, NY
When: Wed, Mar 7 – Fri, Mar 9th I 10AM-5PM

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Red Carpet Gowns at the J Mendel Private Sample Sale

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It’s the J Mendel private sample sale again, and that means days of planning, appointment setting, building up of expectations. We went last night to check the sale out before opening. The good news is that the sale is in a large retail area with plenty of room to browse and try on items. The bad news is that dresses still cost quite a bit.

We awarded the sale a 7.5 out of 10 because the items were beautiful, but the prices were still high. A nice selection of gowns, furs, Manolo shoes (the ones I picked up were a size 9) and a few handbags. The cheapest items were separates (skirts & blouses) for $100-$150. We found a few cute short dresses in the $300-$600 range. Everything else was in the $1,000-$3,000 range. This sale is extended till Friday and is by appointment only. You can set yours up by RSVPing here. Photos and prices below. Enjoy!

What: J Mendel private sample sale
Where: 230 West 39th St, NY, NY
When: March 7th-9th I Thu 9AM-7PM I Fri 9AM-4PM

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Pumps, Blazers & Other British Finds at the L.K. Bennett Sample Sale

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I was excited to check out the LK Bennett sample sale, because the brand is one of Kate Middleton’s favorites and a staple of the British wardrobe. The sale took place in the company office on Madison Ave, the setup nice and relaxed, no lines and (sadly for us) no pictures. Don’t worry though, I took a good look and am including a verbal report below – hope this helps. And I found a picture with some of the items I saw at the sample sale, and priced it accordingly. Enjoy!

Sizes: sizes run small – if you’re usually a size 2, you might want to start with the size 6 rack.
Clothes are divided by size: depending on your size, the merchandise varies. Here is what we saw:

Flats $30, heels $50, boots $80
Dresses $80
Jackets $40
Special jackets, dresses and shoes for as little as $15 (but very old collections)
Belts $5

To check out the sale, you have till EOD Saturday.

What: L. K. Bennett Sample Sale
Where: 595 Madison Ave, 13th Fl, NY, NY
When: March 06 – March 10, Tue 10AM-7PM I Wed-Fri 10AM-6PM I Sat 12PM-4PM

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Update Your Work Wardrobe at the Theory Sample Sale for Women

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By Cristina Martin 

The Theory sample sale had some really great pieces. Theory is well known for their stylish power suits and minimalist approach to professional attire. You can find both professional and casual pieces at the Theory sample sale. Their accessories were on point as well! You can choose from a wide variety of handbags, scarves, hats, and belts. However, their shoe selection was rather limited.

Now prices… We rated the Theory sample sale a 7 out of 10, because all although their selection was excellent, the prices were still a little high. You had to sift through the clothing to get a really good deal. For example, these suede pants were originally $1,195 and were on sale for $99. Now that’s a gem! On the other hand, a leather jacket was $445 and on sale for $399. We are keeping our fingers crossed for further price reductions!

What: Theory Sample Sale (Women’s)
When: Tuesday, March 6 – Sunday, March 11, 2018
Where 260 5th Ave. New York, NY

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Best Sample Sale Ever at Sachin & Babi

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We already knew that Sachin & Babi was one of the best sample sales in NY given the value/price ratio, that’s why we were absolutely delighted to partner with the brand on an early access offering. Over 100 ShopDroppers came to check out the sample sale the night before opening. Most people left with large bags in their hands and smiles on their faces. Samples were over 90% off, with $900 items selling for as low as $75. And stock was over 80% off as well. Considering the extraordinary quality of items, it was hard to leave clothes on hangers. The sale opens to the public today, make sure this one is on your hit list.

What: Sachin & Babi sample sale
Where: 132 West 36th Street, 11th Floor, NY, NY
When: Mar 6-8, Tue-Thu 10AM-6PM

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Add Some Accessories to Your Next Boho Look from the Satya Sample Sale

If you happen to be in the West Village this Saturday, March 3, stop by the Satya sample sale. Satya is a boutique jewelry store, with locations on Bleecker Street and Columbus Circle. Satya specializes in all natural stones that can be used as a statement piece or as prayer beads.

Sadly, the Bleecker street location is closing down. (Don’t worry, Columbus Circle is still open!) However, the good news is almost everything is on sale, including the furniture! All sale items are marked down 70%. You can find some great pieces at the Satya sample sale to accessorize your next boho look.

What: Satya Sample Sale

When: now-March 25th

Where: 330 Bleecker Street New York, NY

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Comfort Clothes to Die for at the Lemon Collections Sample Sale in NY

We loved this sale so much we gave it a 9.5 stars out of 10!

This sample sale offered a ton of fuzzy socks, scarves, slippers, leg warmers and leggings all for under $30. The staff was nice, the location clean. The items on sale  were so cozy, I just wanted to stay in the fuzz forever. Accessories were all over the tables and there were plenty of them – most at a 3 for $25 deal. There were 2 sweater and robe racks along with racks – some were cashmere – and they all were selling for $15. Pillows were $10, blankets $30 and there were 4 $1 bins at the end.

What: Lemon Collections sample sale
Where: 1384 Broadway, Fl 25
When: until Fri, March 2

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Take II for the Schutz Sample Sale

On a scale of 1 to 10, ShopDrop gives Schutz sample sale 6 stars.

A few weeks ago Clothingline hosted a sample sale for Schutz, which was frankly disappointing. There were only 4-5 pairs of shoes for every size.Therefore, we were hoping to see more of a selection at the next Schutz sample sale, which is currently taking place. The good news is there were more shoes, the bad news is that a lot of the shoes were from old collections, and we didn’t see any winter gear (boots or booties). The shoes were $30-$50 and included a variety of items per size form 5 to 11.

In addition to the Schutz brand, there were a number of other items on sale from previous sample sales: Alix bodysuits, Julie Brown NYC tops, bottoms and dresses, The Arrivals coats and Cashmere sweaters. If you’re in the fashion district, we recommend checking this one out.

What: Schutz sample sale
Where: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, NY, NY
When: Feb 27- Mar 1

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