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Sonia Rykiel Sample Sale in NY Offering Merchandise for 90 Percent Off

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As New Yorkers who are used to the brands that host sample sales bi-annually, we were excited to see some fresh brands join the scene. Particularly, the Sonia Rykiel sample sale. The sample sale took place at the brand showroom on 57th St. Unlike many other sales, this one opened on a Sunday. By the time of opening at 11AM, there were over 100 people waiting in line.

The Sonia Rykiel is famous for sweaters and knitwear, which retail in the thousands. At the sale, items were $110-$150. There was a lot of merchandise at the sale as well: from casual blazers to sequined sweaters and lacy dresses. The outerwear was 90% off retail – and really unusual pieces. Clothing for kids was in a separate room as well.

The center of the room had a table with handbags selling for $300. More than we would like to spend but for some people might be worth it. I walked away with a shearling coat for $226 that retails for $2,260 so that was win for me.

What: Sonia Rykiel sample sale
Where: West 57th St, NY, NY
When: April 7-8, 2019

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The Treasure Hunt that is the Rent The Runway Sample Sale

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By: Riva Neumann 

The Rent The Runway Sample Sale was like walking into heaven, if heaven is a bunch of designer items at extremely discounted prices. Brands like Tory Burch, Marchesa Notte and Badgley Mischka were being sold for less than $150! a fraction of what they would be sold at retail. The selection of bags was also really good in that most pieces weren’t over $200 for brands like Kate Spade and Tory Burch.

That being said, it was not all paradise. There were extremely long lines to get into the sale and once in, it was very crowded and hard to move around or really look for anything. Also, many items were damaged and even though they were discounted, it still didn’t make up for the ripped dresses or broken handles on bags.

Overall, I gave this sale a 6.5/10. There are some really great finds, if you can find them, but you really have to look for them and inspect them for damages.

What: Rent the Runway sample sale
When: Apr 9 – Apr 14, 2019
Where: 260 Fifth Ave, NY, NY

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Jimmy Choo Sample Sale – Choos Wisely

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By: Riva Neumann

The second Jimmy Choo Sample Sale of the season had me looking forward to some amazing deals and long lines to get in . Fortunately, only the first half was true in that there was absolutely no line to get into the sale. Prices ranged from $150 to $650 which is a STEAL for Jimmy Choo. The seemingly endless array of discounted Jimmy Choo shoes and bags was absolute heaven.

Though I loved all of the discounted bags and shoes available, they were thrown haphazardly around the showroom. The racks of shoes were messy and mismatched. Though the racks were available for the shoes to be displayed, many of the shoes were lying on the ground. Also, some of the pieces were  damaged and dirty which is not something I want to see from a brand like Jimmy Choo.

Overall, I gave this sale a 7/10. Loved the product, but wish it was a bit neater. Happy shopping!

What: Jimmy Choo Sample Sale
Where: 125 W18th St NY,NY
When: Apr 3, 2019- Apr 5, 2019

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Marc Jacobs Sample Sale: Discounts, Discounts and more Discounts

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By: Riva Neumann 

80% off Marc Jacobs?!? sign me up! The Marc Jacobs sample sale had everything and more that I was looking for and more. There was so much product available that everywhere I turned, I found something new. They had so many options for sizes which made me really happy to see since sizes at sample sales can be very limiting. I loved the selection of bags available, the only thing I loved more were the prices!The bags were 85% off which made most of the bags under $200.I even bought myself an adorable pink heart bag for $65.

The sale was very organized which was super aesthetically pleasing to me. I loved being able to go to sale and see everything organized by product and size. They also had these adorable dog sweaters I could not get enough of. Let your puppy be the most stylish at the dog park!

I would rate this sale a 9/10, everything about this sale was really great; the selection of pieces, the prices and the discounts. Go out and fill up your closet ASAP!

What: Marc Jacobs Sample Sale
Where: 150 Greene Street NY,NY
When: Apr 3, 2019- Apr 7, 2019

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Brooks Brothers Spring 2019 Sample Sale – Heaven for Men in Suits

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Last year the Brooks Brothers sample sale only sold accessories and shoes. This year they stepped it up a notch and added suits and shirts to the mix as well. The sale was in a side showroom close to the main store on 44th St. The space was large, very well organized with very sweet and helpful staff placed all over the place.

Suits were in two categories: $399 and $599 (they are all well over a thousand at retail). Shirts were selling for $39 or $69, depending on the box. Ties were selling 1 for $29 and 4 for $100, shoes 80% off for women, 70% off for men. There was a small table of alligator belts, a few handbags for men and women, and a few boxes of accessories at 80% off such as wallets, scarves, gloves and keychains.

Shoes were definitely a killer find. The items from Brooks Brothers is extremely high quality and lasts for a lifetime, so we definitely recommend investing in a good pair of boots or suits. Giving this sale a solid 9 out of 10 – very impressed.

What: Brooks Brothers sample sale
Where: 11 East 44th St, Manhattan, NY
When: April 2 – April 4th 2019

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Dion Lee Spring 2019 Sample Sale – Plenty of Evening Gowns

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Dion Lee sample sale was hosted at the brand downtown showroom. The showroom was quite small, and to be honest, there wasn’t a ton of merchandise.  We found a few good  repeats from the last sale, however. this time the prices were a lot, and we mean a lot, better. Tops were going for $30-$50 and skirts for $50 – they are hundreds at retail!

Despite the amazing prices, there weren’t too many items to choose from. Some items were stained or ripped. If you decide to go to the Dion Lee sample sale, we recommend you go as early as possible because otherwise, there won’t be much left.

In our opinion, the jackets and skirts were the best deal! Come on, $50 skirts and $100 jackets! Another bonus was that a lot of the merchandise was from Spring and Fall 2018. For the good pricing and current merchandise we gave the sale a 7 out of 10! (the other 3 points would be given if there was more to choose from)

What: Dion Lee sample sale
When: Apr 3 – Apr 5, 2019
When: 410 Broadway, Suite 1910, NY, NY

 

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The Bandier Sample Sale is a Workout for your Wallet

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Bandier sample sale is located at 260 5th Ave; it is well organized and fully stocked with great merchandise. The only downfall is that the prices are a little steep, so I’d say wait for the markdowns before coming to this sale.

At the Bandier sample sale, there are several racks filled with t-shirts, tank tops, outerwear, leggings, sweatpants, and sports bras. There is also an amazing selection of shoes including (but not limited to) brands like Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, Nike, and Adidas by Stella McCartney. There are lots of vibrant colors and soft fabrics that excited me but I am slightly disappointed by the limited selection of plain black leggings. At this sale, there are also a lot of adorable accessories including (*trend alert*) leather fanny packs and nylon gym bags.

Overall I’m giving this sample sale a 7/10. Although this sample sale has a lot of good merchandise, the prices are just too high. Most of the products were going for about 50% off retail which is not enough of a discount for a sample sale. 260 tends to cut prices as their sales come to an end, so I think it is worth waiting; even if it means sacrificing some of the best merchandise.

What: Bandier Sample Sale
When: Tues. April 2nd – Sun. April 7th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, New York

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Discounts Galore at the Scotch & Soda Sample sale

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By: Riva Neumann 

The Scotch & Soda sample sale had me feeling luxurious without the luxury price. The insane discounts made me want to buy literally everything, with not much stopping me because it was so affordable.The space was absolutely gorgeous with everything neatly organized by size and item. There was nothing that was over $150, with most items ranging between $20-$50. That being said, there was not much variety in what was available but everything that was there was really beautiful and worth the trip.

I would rate this sale a 9/10 since I loved almost everything about this sale. Would highly recommend going if you need more Scotch & Soda in your closet, or if you don’t but just want since the prices are so good. Happy shopping!

What: Scotch & Soda sample sale
Where: 37 East 18th Street, 10th Fl, NY,NY
When: Apr 1, 2019- Apr 3, 2019

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C and C sample sale for kids review

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The C & C sample sale for kids is one of our favorites – there are multiple brands and multiple sizes. Pricing is by sticker ranging from $5 to $100, with most of items in the sale ranging from $15-$50. Sizing started at 0-6months and went up all the way to 9-10 years old. There was clothing for both boys and girls, both fancy and casual.

If you’re looking for some amazing Passover/Easter outfits for your kids, this sample sale is a must. If you’re fine with H&M and Zara outfits for your kids, then this sale will still be a bit pricey. The good stuff sell out pretty fast so make sure to hit this one up on the earlier side.

What: C & C sample sale for kids
When: April 1 – April 3, 2019
Where: 12 West 32nd St, 9th Fl, Manhattan, NY

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Billionaire Boys Club Sample Sale is Loaded with Cool Streetwear

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Billionaire Boys Club sample sale is perfect for street-wearers looking to stock up on some trendy merchandise. The cleanly styled showroom and music playing throughout fit the brand’s vibe and enhanced the already awesome shopping experience.

At this sample sale there were hoodies for $50, crewnecks for $40, t-shirts for $20 and hats for $15. Additionally, they had lightweight outerwear for $50 and non lightweight outerwear for $90. They had nice variety of Yeezy ready to wear items as well as their signature vintage hard denim which retails for over $500. But at this sale the denim is going for $40!  All of the products were displayed on racks but fully stocked in cardboard boxes; this was really helpful and made the digging process a lot easier. All of the merchandise came in a wide variety of sizes and was in great condition. And girls, don’t be too upset about the exclusively male clothing; the t-shirts and sweatshirts come small enough to fit tiny girls too!

Overall, I’m giving this sale a 8/10. Yes the merchandise was plentiful, high quality, and well priced, but what really sealed the deal was the staff. I have never encountered nicer sample sale employees! They were all extremely helpful, patient, and enthusiastic; it made my shopping experience 10x better! I would definitely recommend going to this sale if you like the brand or are in need of some new streetwear. Thanks Billionaire Boys Club for making me feel welcome!

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