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Prabal Gurung Sample Sales Held Together with Safety Pins

Prabal Gurung sample sale fall 2018

We’re glad Prabal Gurung had a sample sale this Fall (even though it was only one day). That being said, it wasn’t all wine & roses. The stock merchandise was beautiful but few styles. We got there at 8:15AM and most of the racks were already half-full. Prices for retail were ranging from $150-$250 and included a few dresses, jackets and colorful tops. There were a few boxes with Tees in all sizes for $35, and cashmere sweaters for $195. For Prabal – not the end of the world.

The sample racks – ahhhh… As I was leaving the sample sale, I bumped into a ShopDropper in the elevator and we spent the next few minutes analyzing the samples and comparing the sample sale to the one that took place last Spring. Prices went up and quality went down. There was a $75 rack and a $100 rack. The items on those racks either didn’t belong there or were held together with safety pins – we’re talking not wearable AT ALL. If you love the brand and are looking for a good cocktail dress, you should add this one to your list.

What: Prabal Gurung sample sale
Where: Dec 18, 2018
When: 247 West 37th St, Suite 1501, Manhattan, NY

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Shoes and Bags Galore at the Frances Valentine Sample Sale

frances valentine sample sale

We gave the Frances Valentine an 8 out of 10! Prices were better than at the last sample sale, about $50-$100 lower than last time and 60%-85% off retail. The showroom was lined with shoes (sandals, flats, heels and boots) that retailed from $95 to $150 and ranged from size 7 to size 12. Unfortunately, there were no half-sizes so folks like me had to go up or down a half a size.

The bags were awesome: canvas, leather and straw – large and small – priced between $75 and $150 as well as cute necklaces and jewels. If you are into funky feels and square toes and love the Frances Valentine brand, this sample sale is for you.

What: Frances Valentine sample sale
Where: 80 West 40th Fl, 8th Fl, Manhattan, NY
When: Dec 17-18, 2018

 

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Altuzarra Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Beautiful Building, Uneventful Sale: The ALTUZARRA Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

The Altuzarra sample sale was held on the 14th floor of the Woolworth building down by City Hall. If you’re an NYC architecture nerd like me, you will really appreciate the beautiful interior as you pass through the lobby. Other than that the Altuzarra sample sale was uneventful. The sale felt more like a regular retail boutique rather than a sample sale. The clothing was very pretty as that brand always delivers nice designs. This sale is perfect if you are going for that urban chic look.

We rated the Altuzarra sample sale a 7 out of 10. Pricing was really confusing, and still quite high. There were only a few racks of clothing and a long table with knits and accessories. The best part of the sale was the shoes. They had a large variety of numerous sizes. If you’re a huge fan of the brand, then check it out. (or if you just want an excuse to go inside the Woolworth building) Happy shopping!

What: Altuzarra Sample Sale
When: Thur. Dec. 13 – Fri. Dec. 14, 2018
Where: 233 Broadway 14th Fl, NY, NY

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Solid Striped x Redone Sample Sale: All Seasons Under One Roof

By: Cristina Martin

Solid Striped and Redone joined together to bring us a fabulous sample sale.  Solid and Striped is all swimsuits and a few bags. Browse through a few racks of one-pieces and several bins of separates. If you are looking for a super cute bathing suit for some fun Insta pics, then this is the sale for you.

On the other hand, if you have the body where you need a bathing suit that has support, then skip this sale. The suits were very colorful and fun! There were also quite a few high-waisted options. This sale is also better if you’re into mixing and matching because you will have to dig to find a matching set.

Not into bathing suits right now? Shop Redone. Redone had racks of denim. You can find jeans and denim skirts and shorts. You can also pick up some cute graphic tees and sweaters. We rated the Solid Striped x Redone sample sale an 8 out of 10. Prices were decent. The space was huge so there was plenty of room to shop and no lines! Check it out and pick up something for now and next summer. Happy shopping!

What: Solid Striped x Redone Sample Sale
When: Thur. Dec. 13 – Sun. Dec. 16, 2018
Where: 107 Grand Street, Manhattan, NY (Entrance is on Mercer St.)

 

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Fashion Jennifer Oullette Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Bringing Back Blair Waldorf at the Jennifer Oullette Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

The Gossip Girl days are back. Queen B raining over Manhattan with her best accessory: the headband. Hats and headbands were on the menu at the Jennifer Oullette sample sale. Jennifer Oullette is a high-end headwear designer that can be found in department stores like Barneys. Headbands retail in the $90 range and hats go well over $100. You can score a hat or headband at 80% off at the Jennifer Oullette sample sale.

Headbands are on the cheaper side, with most of them being around $20. Hats were still pretty pricey. There were a ton of different styles, especially animal print. The staff is really sweet, and the best part, no lines! Head over to the Jennifer Oullette sample sale. All the style experts are saying headbands are making a comeback. Happy shopping! xoxo, Gossip Girl

What: Jennifer Oullette Sample Sale
When: Wed. Dec. 12 – Fri. Dec. 14, 2018
Where: 23 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, Manhattan, NY

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Emm Kuo Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Feminism + Festive: The Emm Kuo Sample Sale

Emm Kuo Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Wear Emm Kuo accessories to your next special event. Her clutches are funky, fabulous, and gives off that bad a** vibe. Score a clutch, crossbody, or tote with amazing discounts at the Emm Kuo sample sale. At Emm Kuo you can find the cutest crossbodies. Choose from either all leather with fun stud accents or leather covered in fur. For every day or running errands, check out the leather pouches with fun designs. You can pick from fun messages like “Dolce Vita” with flamingos or positive messages like “Hello Gorgeous,” and “The Future is Female.” The clutches were to die for. Walk into any formal event and literally turn heads. The Emm Kuo sample sale has creative, one of a kind clutches that will make you stand out from the usual, tired formal clutch.

We rated the Emm Kuo sample sale an 8.5 out of 10. They had large discounts making prices excellent! The merchandise was, very cute and totally unique. They even had one off samples for only $75! Head over to the Emm Kuo sample sale. Surrounding your self with bags that just emanate #girlpower vibes will give you the confidence you need to totally crush 2018. Happy shopping!

What: Emm Kuo Sample Sale
When: Wed. Dec. 12 – Fri. Dec. 14, 2018
Where: 134 West 29th Street, Unit 807, NY, NY

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All the Cool Kids were at The Alice and Olivia Sample Sale VIP Night

By: Cristina Martin

Tonight was the VIP night for the Alice and Oliva sample sale. The place was lit! 260 sample sale was packed with people trying to score the best items before someone else could snatch it up. Among the crowd was Shopdrop December VIP shoppers. This past fall, Alice and Olivia held her fashion show on a boat, so now let’s dive into the sample sale

260’s 5th Avenue location was filled with racks organized by size, starting at 0 and going up to 10. That’s a nice gap for many people to shop. There was definitely a wide variety of items to chose from. The Alice and Olivia sample sale sold both discounted regular stock and samples. Sample racks were wiped out! We are praying that they will be restocking. This is the right place to shop if you’re interested in dresses. There were so many dresses with very cute designs. Outerwear was another winner. There were many options to choose from that will guarantee you will be making an entrance. In addition to an array of clothing, you can also shop for shoes, a diverse set of accessories, and even holiday decorations! Handbags and wallets were at about 70% off. What a steal! This is NOT a sale you can miss. Run over to the Alice and Oliva sample sale. It opens to the public tomorrow. Happy shopping!

What: Alice and Olivia Sample Sale
When: Tue. Dec. 11 – Sat. Dec. 16, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave. Manhattan, NY

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The Skin Sample Sale: Own Cozy for a Fraction of the Price

Skin Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

The best part of the Skin sample sale was the prices. If you look up the brand on Net-a-Porter, you can’t find anything for less than $50. Stop by the Skin sample sale to score all undergarments and loungewear for under $25! Skin uses all organic cotton and natural fibers. Something that close to your skin should come from the best materials.

Shop the Skin sample sale for those lazy Sunday mornings spent in bed with the paper and pancakes. They have the softest robes for $20, and cozy pants for $15. If you’re looking for something a little sexier, then bralettes are for you. At only $8 a piece, you can stock up for a sexy night in, or for GNO. At these prices, it would be criminal to miss it. Three days only. Happy shopping!

What: Skin Sample Sale
When:  Mon. Dec. 11 – Wed. Dec. 13. 2018
Where: 21 West 38th St, 17th Fl, NY, NY

 

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VIP Service at the Fred Gelb Furs Sample Sale

Fred Gelb Furs sample sale

By: Cristina Martin 

The Fred Gelb Furs sample sale is home to many traditional fur coats and fur-lined parkas. The brand is a fur provider for many brands that you can find at department stores. While shopping you can consult with a sales rep. who’s also a fur expert. He will give you the full VIP experience by helping you pick out styles and picking out the right fit. His advice is golden!

The prices were good at the Fred Gelb sample sale. Most coats ranged from $2,500 – $4,500. This is below wholesale and a pretty darn good price for fur coats!  With the days only getting colder you might as well strike while the iron is hot and grab your self a fur coat before the next snow storm. Fur coats make really great gifts for the upcoming holidays. The Fred Gelb Furs sample sale is definitely worth checking out. Happy shopping!

What: Fred Gelb Sample Sale
When: Wed. Dec. 5 – Sat. Dec. 22, 2018
Where: 345 7th Avenue, 20th Fl, Manhattan, NY

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All Lined Up for the Sam Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

We know winter is coming and the need to stay warm is paramount. However, at the Sam sample sale, people were lined up in the cold just to snag fur-lined Sam coat. Crazy! Once you made it through the door, the room is filled with coats and vests for women and kids. If you love a good parka with fur this is the place to be. Find coats with just fur-lined hood or full fur lining. The brand reps did not allow us to report on pricing. What we can say is that items were about 40ish percent off. All inventory ranged from $129 to $999.

We rated the Sam sample sale an 8 out of 10. The line is long and the discount isn’t amazing. On the other hand, there was an abundance of merchandise available for shopping. There were multiple items in the same style. And even the kids had a large selection. Hey, if people are lining up and going crazy inside, they must be on to something. If you’re willing to brave the cold, head over to Meatpacking district and check it out for yourself. Happy shopping!

What: Sam Sample Sale
When: Thur. Dec. 6 – Sun. Dec 9, 2018
Where: 34 Little West 12th Street Manhattan, NY

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