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The 375 Clearance Sale for Your Next Family Heirloom

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By Ahuva Levy

Hey there, NYC bargain shoppers, Shopdrop girl here.

This time we have some solid advice for you: finally something to fulfill the disappointing empty racks at Barneys… the shop375 clearance event is here! This, my dear, is what one may call the DROP IT ALL AND GO sale.

GUCCI bags selling at 40% off. Saint Laurent bags at 40% off too. Valentino RTW at 85% off. Ladies and gents, I bring you the Valentines day GOLD MINE! Dior jewelry selling at 50% off (they had the friendship bracelets along with beautiful earrings and other gift-worthy items). OFF WHITE sold at 65% off and, trust me, you will make many people happy with this one.

Shoes ranged from 50-75% off with designers including Louboutin, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Dior and Burberry just to name a few. Don’t worry men, they had some great belts for you to keep an eye at while your loved ones shop at $240. These discounts have never ever been seen in my searching designer deal career and trust me, we both know I have a solid eye for distinguishing between garbage at a good price and a soon to be family heirloom.

What: 375 clearance sample sale
Where: 36 Ludlow St, Manhattan, NY
When: Sun Feb 9th – Mon Feb 10th, 2020

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The Dreems sample sale is a dream!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The set up of this sample sale was quite interesting- while the whole space was on sale, the larger discounted items  were placed in the back of the room. In the back, there were racks that were labeled $30 rack, $90, and $200. I was genially surprised at certain items that I saw on the $30 rack! There were bags and jewelry in the front entrance, and some great men’s shoes in the back as well. The entire room was gorgeous, and smelled divine! Defiantly worth a trip.

Merchandise/pricing: The entire store was on sale, and the back of the room had some $30, $90, and $200 racks. While the store had gorgeous pieces, there was mostly only one of each item. Due to that unfortunate attribute, this sale is truly a hit or miss. Dreems had very cool pieces; I saw very cute patterned jeans, leather skirts, and tons of coats. Now onto accessories: there were a ton of men’s shoes and bags, women’s bags, wallets, and jewelry. The prices for the accessories ranged from $25-$150. There were very pretty gold necklaces and bracelets near the main entrance of the store. This sale was great, and worthwhile if you are nearby.

Rate: 7/10 Great prices, gorgeous merchandise, lots of accessories for both men and women.

What: Dreems sample sale

Where: 120 Wooster St, Manhattan, NY

When: Fri Jan 24th – Sun Feb 2nd

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Let’s pray it snows after buying all things cashmere at THE ARRIVALS sample sale!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Arrivals sample sale was extremely impressive. They had ample amounts of all things cashmere, and tons of The Arrivals coats to top it all off. The space was not crowded and very organized; The Arrivals coats were hung in the front entrance, and the cashmere was then throughout the room. In the center of the room, there were boxes filled with cashmere accessories: scarves, gloves, shawls, and more. It was very organized and easy to find exactly what you are looking for. The staff was helpful, and it was a fun shopping experience. This sale is worthwhile to attend.

Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing of this sale was excellent. For starters, The Arrivals merchandise ranged from $25-$500. Next, the cashmere pricing was as follows: gloves $30, scarves $40, reversible wraps $100, pajamas $30, robes $70, hoodies $60, zip-up sweatshirts $70, and sweatpants $50. It was fascinating to me, personally, that I saw some scarves were originally in the $400’s, and were now being sold for just $40! There was also tons in stock; I saw around 3-4 boxes for each item. There were warm and soft scarves, cute “XO” labeled gloves, and fuzzy slippers as well. This sale was mostly women, but there was one rack for the men. That rack’s pricing was as follows: pants $50, and sweaters $60.

Rate: 7.5/10 Amazing deals, unlimited merchandise, and a great experience. Only one men’s rack.

Where: 261 W 36th Street, 2nd Floor, Manhattan, NY

What: The Arrivals sample sale

When: Tue Feb 4th – Thu Feb 6th

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Minor Excitement for Minor History

By: Eve Orbach

Minor History is currently hosting a sample sale that offers discounts of up to 75% on their leather products. The brand’s focus is on creating more environmentally friendly leather products. All of their products are tanned without harmful, toxic dyes and all their leather comes from animals that were already being used in the food industry. Any brand that is doing their part to help the environment gets extra approval from me. Go Minor History! Even though the intentions behind this brand are in the right place, this sale is pretty disappointing.

Most items are priced at around $20–$50. The style of the merchandise is basic, for lack of a better word. They were mostly solid colors and the designs weren’t all too exciting. (And by that I am just trying to avoid calling a boring spade a boring spade)

The space was large and well organized. Items are separated neatly by item, type, and price. There are many styles and lots of stock to choose from.

The best deals of the sale are keychains for $2, luggage tags for $5, and large clutches and bucket bags for $20.

Loyal readers, save yourself some time and skip this one. Lame options + not so great prices= a 4/10

What: Minor History sale.                                                                                                                                   When: February 3–4, 2020.                                                                                                                                           Where: 873 Broadway.

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(Michelle) Waugh, Don’t Go

By: Eve Orbach

This Michelle Waugh sale has discounts of up to 70% off on outerwear. Featured are trench coats, blazers, puffers, cashmere coats, shearling, and more. The same exact discounts are currently being offered on their website, so if you’re thinking of purchasing something save yourself the trip (and instead just order from your couch in your sweatpants). 

Most of the coats are either around or well above $600. The styles of the coats range – they have both detailed patterns and your basic solid. There are lighter for spring and fall and heavier ones for the winter. They have a nice selection of styles.

The space was pretty small, so small that it consisted of maybe 4 racks if we’re being generous. Also, the size of the sale totally contributed to the awkwardness I felt when taking pictures of everything while being so closely watched. Oops! The staff was helpful and friendly.


I give this sale a
3/10. Even though the merchandise was very cute I thought the prices were unjustified. The fact that there wasn’t that much stock also contributes to this not so great score. Hopefully they’ll be better luck next time ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

What: Michelle Waugh sale.                                                                                                                                            When: January 30–February 7, 2020.                                                                                                                           Where: 1133 Broadway.


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Korres: Great Prices and Products!

By: Eve Orbach

At this Korres sale skincare products, limited-edition sets, makeup, body butters, and more can be found at discounts of up to 70%. Korres is a Greek company founded by an actual pharmacist (they’re not messing around, people), and their focus is on using natural ingredients. I’ve been using the same three face products since I was in middle school, but you can tell that Korres is legit because they carry their products at Sephora.

The products are arranged on tables and separated by prices ranging from $5—$20. I was impressed by the discounts. The products all smell like heaven and the packaging is adorable. I couldn’t test the products myself, but by seeing thousands of good reviews online I was more than reassured.

The space is modest but there is still tons of merchandise. The staff is sweet and knowledgeable about the company and its products.

Card payments only. Government identification is necessary for signing in in the lobby.

This sale is a 6/10. If you’re in the market for budget-friendly skin products ranging from brow gel to perfume, you should give this one a shot.

 What: Korres sample sale.                                                                                                                                            When: January 29—January 30.                                                                                                                                    Where: 80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1103

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Mediocre Margaux

By: Eve Orbach

The Margaux sample sale features handmade women’s flats, loafers, and heels at discounts of over 50%. The Margaux brand emphasizes comfort and style. While I am definitely all for a brand that’s focus is making comfy shoes, some of the shoes look like something my grandma would buy. However, if you are willing to sift through the hundreds of shoe boxes to find some cute options then all power to you, my dear friend.  

Most of the shoes stay within the $75–$100 range. Some of the shoes sold are marked as lightly worn and were sold at a higher discount of $45.

The shoes’ quality is excellent. The leather in the shoes is super soft and I was impressed with the stitching and lining. I’ve been to some sales where the merchandise was literally falling apart; so good job Margaux for delivering on your promise of high-quality. The style of the shoes are pretty basic and could go with almost any outfit.

The space was organized by shoe size. There is tons of sizes (33–45) and even more pairs of shoes. The staff was helpful and friendly.

I give this sale a 4/10. There were lots of nice options to choose from, but the discounts weren’t all that great. 

What: Margaux sample sale.                                                                                                                                                    When: January 29–January 31.                                                                                                                                               Where: 261 West 19th Street

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Prabal Gurung Sample Sale Did Not Disappoint

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By: Ahuva Levy

Hey there sample sale lovers, shopdrop here, your one and only guide into NYCs deals. The Prabal Gurung sample sale started today and here is the scoop!

First of all-no samples?! I’m sure 99999 people complained and the employees must have asked for early lunch to escape the angry Long Island moms! That being said, there were many fashion forward pieces to be found: feathers, sequins.. the whole 9 yards.

Everything was 85% off retail (Barney’s is currently at 80% off so this is still a steeper discount). Day dresses were priced anywhere from $225 to $289 and they were super cute! If you have a party coming up or a run in with an EX, you want to look your best and leave him kicking himself, I would say definitely stop by this sale…ya never know.

Just remember to wear your sexy undergarments and get that bikini wax because the fitting room is super small and EVERYONE will see your cottage cheese ass.

What: Prabal Gurung sample sale
Where: 247 West 37th St, Suite 1501, Manhattan, NY
When: Jan 29-Feb 1, 2020

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Clever Alice Sample Sale – Perfect for Cute and Affordable Items

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By Ahuva Levy

Calling all classy ladies … this one is for you. The Clever Alice sale was surprisingly pleasant. Although the store looked about shady on the outside, the inside was a different story. There were good vibes, good music sweet staff and darn good prices.

I scored dresses sold at Revolve, Anthropologie and other places for $39. There was a lot of variety in styles and sizes – you could really find something for everyone. I would say the sale is definitely worth a trip. Especially since it is conveniently located not too far from penn station.

A definite stop on your next trip to the city! Happy shopping.

What: Clever Alice sample sale
When: Jan 27-Feb 28, 2020
Where: 126 West 25th St, NY, NY

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Benjamin Taylor: chaotic, but successful!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The set up of the Benjamin Taylor sample sale is defined as “eh.” There were coats, dresses, shirts, and pants all scattered around the room- which made it rather unorganized and hard to shop in. Besides for the chaos, the sale had a few $5, $10, and $20 racks in the front, and the rest of the merchandise was then placed throughout. The staff was also very sweet and helpful. 

Merchandise/pricing: None of the merchandise was marked and there were no signs throughout the room; people had to ask what the prices were for each item. Most of the items had amazing prices- Juicy Couture coats were each $50. There was a lot in stock, and everything had multiple color options as well. There were tons of fancy gowns all over the walls, that would be great for events. I saw lots of coats of all different lengths as well.

Rate: 8/10, Great prices, sweet staff, worth it if you need a gown for an event or a new winter coat.

What: Benjamin Taylor sample sale

When: Mon Jan 27th – Fri Jan 31st

Where: 225 W 35th St., Ground Floor, Manhattan, NY

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