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Morgane Le Fay is MLF for Short

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The Morgane Le Fay sample sale happened in the typical style for the brand. The sample sale took place in the retail store downtown. The dresses and items are discounted, but the sale could barely be referred to as affordable since items still cost a good few hundred dollars per item.

Black, grey, white, navy and blush are the only colors you will find in that store. Feathers, silks, cottons, chiffon dresses, skirts and tops. Pieces were extremely classy and chic, sophisticated and high class. Prices were slashed aggressively but I would have shopped if there was a selection for under $200… there wasn’t. After all, this is no CHANEL.

If you are in the downtown area, stop by the Morgane Le Fay sample sale. You just might find the timeless classic heirloom your granddaughter will want to snatch someday.

What: Morgane Le Fay sample sale
Where: 464 Broome St, Manhattan, NY
When: Jan 15-Jan 24, 2020

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Notte a lot at Otte

By: Eve Orbach

In the wise words of our follower @actuallychic “Don’t go it’s awful. Expensive and almost no inventory. Lame attempt at getting customers in the store to sell their regular priced items.” Stock at the Otte sample sale includes pieces from brands such as Acne Studios, R13, Golden Goose, Aviator Nation, Mother, and more. Discounts ranged from 60% to 85%. There are also LOTS of non-sale items, which is why I am totally buying @actuallychic’s killer conspiracy theory.

There are tops, dresses, winter coats, shoes, denim, perfumes, jewelry, and more. Clothing is neatly organized by item type. The sizing definitely stayed on the smaller side, and I literally got there the minute the sale opened. (Eek.) The space is cheery and cute and definitely my favorite part of the whole shabang. 

The prices are WAY too high for Otte to call this a sample sale. Most of the items are well over the $200 range, and are either too expensive or just plain farty. 

For the love of all things that are good in this world, spare yourself. This sale is a massive waste of time. Cash, credit cards and Apple Pay accepted. All sales are final. I give this one a 2/10.

What: Otte sample sale                                                                                                                                                  When: January 16–20, 2020                                                                                                                                          Where: 121 Greenwich 

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(Marco) POLOGEORGIS

By: Eve Orbach

The Pologeorgis sale has the most stunning furs at (slightly) less stunning prices. Apparently these are the best deals possible for this particular brand, but the discounts weren’t that exciting. However, the merchandise was so gorgeous that I was a little too busy ogling at everything to fully fully care. Prices varied greatly by item. A good amount fell along the $1,00 mark. While this is obviously not inexpensive by any means, furs are investments, people! These stunning coats are going to be the types of things your descendants fight over from your will.

There are lots of styles ranging from bright, peppy pastel colored coats to the more classic neutrals. Their sizing ranges from a 0-16! (Keep up the good work, Pologeorgis. We thank you for your service.)

Each item is displayed neatly on racks. Coats are the featured item of the sale, but vests, hats, scarves, gloves, and slippers are also available. Everyone working the sale was as nice as their items (which is saying a lot).

There are absolutely no lines to get in, which after waiting in line last week for almost an hour to get into a sale, was more than appreciated. In order to get in, you need to schedule an appointment, so contact one of the lovely ladies at sales@pologeorgis.com if you are interested. 

Cash and card accepted. All sales are final. No children or strollers allowed in the sale.

I give this sale a 6.5/10! The merchandise was beautiful but definitely pricey. If you are in the market for a new fur, check this one out. 

What: Pologeorgis sale.                                                                                                                                           When: January 13-17, 2020.                                                                                                                                             Where: 143 w29th Street, Manhattan (8th floor)

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YAY For YIGAL AZROUEL

By: Eve Orbach

According to Wikipedia (yes folks— we are THAT studious) “The Yigal Azrouel woman is effortlessly cool and confident…Yigal prides himself in the craftsmanship; he finely sources original fabrics, furs, and embellishments from all over the world to create the finest products for his customers.” At discounts of up to 90% off on gorgeous pieces! (including ones from the runway!) this sale is not one to miss. There are stunning feminine dresses, edgy leather jackets, and everything in between. Also included is a strong accessories section featuring many styles of belts, shoes, scarves, and bags.

The gowns are definitely the highlight of the sale; the patterns and designs are so intricate. Other highlights are their beautifully made winter coats and stylish heels.

There is a great range of sizes in all categories so extra points for that! Most sample sales are very lacking in this category, so hats off to the good people at Yigal Azrouel.

All items are hung up neatly on hangers and divided by attire and item type (standard, leather, runway, etc.) The staff was very helpful and helped some of my fellow shoppers find some real hidden gems.

Cash and credit card accepted. All sales are final.

What: Yigal Azrouel Sale.                                                                                                                                         When: January 13-16, 2020.                                                                                                                                       Where: 500 7th Avenue, 9th Floor (at the wework 37th entrance).

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Great deals BUT crowded at Altuzarra

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Altuzarra sample sale had ENDLESS options of everything! The set up was as follows: all bags and accessories in the front, clothing throughout, and shoes in the back. Alutuzarra’s space was very crowded – there were also lines out the door. The room was very organized, and each rack was categorized by size. It was extremely easy to find your own desired size.

Merchandise/ pricing: Pricing went as follows: past season coats were $195, dresses were $100, skirts were $50, and blouses were $50. For the fall/ winter 2019, coats were $595, blazers $350, dresses $295, and skirts $150. The prices were great, and everything was incredibly discounted. As far as the quantity: there were A TON of options for each item. There were tons of gowns, dresses, coats, and pants. There were also a lot of bags, both small and large. Bags were going for $150 (small) and $200 (medium/large). Sunglasses and belts were $50. The bags were available in multiple colors as well. There were a ton of shoes in the back section as well, and throughout the store. I saw a bunch of shoes and belts – yet everything was going super fast!

What: Altuzarra sample sale

When: Thu Jan 9th- Jan 10th, 2020

Where: 233 Broadway, Manhattan, NY

Rate: 9/10 GREAT deals, semi-sweet staff, endless options.

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Muleh – designer bags and more!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Muleh sample sale was a hit. The space was big and gorgeous, and the staff was even better! The room was set up as follows: two racks in the front were 40% off retail price, one rack in the middle of the room was 50% off, and the racks in the back were 60% off. The designer bags and coats were stored by the back wall. Everything was organized very well, and it was easy to find exactly what you are looking for!

Merchandise/ pricing: The entire store was up to 60% off retail price. All of the items were fabulous and gorgeous, and the sale had a ton of merchandise. However, there seemed to only be a few of each item left. There were a bunch of gorgeous coats that would be great for the winter. There were also a ton of items that had a matching separate to match – I noticed a pair of white splatter-paint jeans that were beside a splatter-painted white jean jacket. They also had Chanel, Hermes, and Celine + more designer bags. All of which looked brand new, but were lightly preowned. This sale is a must go!

What: Muleh sample sale

When: Jan 9th- Jan 11th, 2020

Where: 160 9th Ave, New York

Rate: 9/10 Great pieces, amazing deals!

 

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Wilt and Acrobat: small selection but great finds

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Wilt and Acrobat sample sale was in a very small space, and there were only 3-4 racks total. One rack had a few cashmere sweaters, another had dresses and pants, and another had some shirts and coats. The majority of the items were low in stock – there were mostly one of each piece. Everything was very organized, and it was very easy to find whatever you are looking for. This sale was very hit or miss: it is possible one can find a few great items, but also possible to find simply nothing (due to the low quantity of items.)

Merchandise/ pricing: Each piece was individually marked. The cashmere sweaters were all $40, blouses around $60, dresses around $200, coats around $300, pants around $40, and shorts around $30. The prices were very good, due to the clothing’s amazing quality. There was mostly one of each item, which made it rather hard to shop. There were also no accessories, and no shoes. This sale was very small and everything was low in stock.

What: Wilt and Acrobat Sample Sale

When: Wed. Jan 8th- Fri, Jan 10th, 2020

Where: 27 East 37th, ground floor, Manhattan, NY

Rate: 8/10 Great finds, amazing prices, sweet staff.

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The (Not So) Clever Alice Sale

By: Eve Orbach

When one of the first things you hear upon entering a sale is “the golden rule is to NOT trust the sizing”, you know you’re not off to a great start. The Clever Alice pop up features multiple brands such as Stellah, PORTO, Vivienne Hu, Inizio, Raw Earth Wild Sky, and more at discounts of up to 80%. Featured items include sweaters, skirts, tops, dresses, jackets, and bags. The prices really varied by item and brand, but as a whole I would say the deals were simply 😐. 

The sale is organized by brand and clothing item. Every piece is hung up neatly on hangers. The staff is super helpful to the point where I literally didn’t have to carry any item for more than .2 seconds, when it would then kindly be whisked away to the fitting room. The fitting room does not have a mirror inside, so every time I tried something on I had to go out and do a little fashion show in front of every person in the store. (There were definitely a few not too approving looks given to me by some of the other customers, lol. To each their own, guys!)

There honestly is nothing too notable about this one. If you’re in the area it may be worth popping by because they have some good pieces. Overall though the issues with the sizing were pretty frustrating and the deals were by and large underwhelming. Hopefully once the sample sale season kicks back up again there will be bigger and better ones to come!

What: Clever Alice sample sale.                                                                                                                                   When: January 7–January 16, 2020                                                                                                                       Where: 126 West 25th Street 

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BS Stands for Belgian Shoes

By: Eve Orbach

To put it lightly, the Belgian Shoes sale was overpriced and a waste of time. After an already disappointing discount of just 50%, you think the good people of Belgian Shoes would try a little harder to make their sale worth attending. But alas, I waited on line for almost an hour… that’s right folks… almost an hour. I do not understand what type of person could rationalize the decision to wait that amount of time for LOAFERS that were $200+, but the world is really filled with some interesting people.

Belgian Shoes is the type of company that sells “crests” on their website. As astutely pointed out by one of our loyal followers, the majority of people attending the sale “looked like attorneys”. The type of customer there is the person who loves to complain about how busy their work life is, and then continue to suffer an ungodly waiting period to buy shoes…for work. Seriously, everyone around me was wearing loafers. If everyone on line protested and just made their own sale of the shoes they were already wearing they would have had many better styles, price points, and a bigger stock. Inside there really wasn’t that many options to chose from, and the space was off putting and honestly smelled like an old age home.

This whole experience was pretty bizarre. I decided to give this sale a 1/10 because I knew that I was going to say some pretty harsh things in this review and giving them that extra 1 point made me feel better. Please, do yourself a favor and skip this one! Legit— still reeling from the whole experience. I feel like I was punked. 

What: Belgian Shoes “sale”                                                                                                                                           Where: 110 East 55th Street                                                                                                                                   When: January 6–10, 202

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Adam Selman, Simon Miller, Nili Lotan- ALL IN ONE!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: This sample sale was composed of THREE different brands- Adam Selman, Simon Miller, and Nili Lotan. The room’s set up was very neat organized, and was categorized by brand. There were a ton of different sections, where it was fairly easy to find the item you are looking for. All of the merchandise was hung aesthetically, and it was quite a pleasant shopping experience.

Merchandise/pricing: Nili Lotan’s merchandise still remained expensive- the prices ranged from $50-$495. Nili Lotan had the most merchandise out of all of the brands there. They had gorgeous pieces, from lux cashmere sweaters to leather jackets. Despite all of their beautiful options, I believe that it is considered still not affordable/ worth it to purchase a dress for $195 (at a sample sale)! Next up was Adam Selman- the prices were great and ranged from $25-$60. They had excellent prices, an abundance of work out clothing, sports-bras, and leggings– This brand reminded me exactly of Bandier’s sale last week. I believe that Adam Selman’s sale was the highlight of this sample sale out of all three brands! Lastly for Simon Miller- the prices ranged from $45-$295. (I thought it remained a bit pricey for shirts to still be $75.) The brand had a ton of t-shirts, bags, and tops, for all under $80; the t-shirts were the best deal for this brand.

Rate: 7/10 Lots of options, good amount of merchandise, great accessories, and very organized.

What: Nili Lotan, Adam Selman, and Simon Miller sample sale

When: Thu, Dec. 26- Sun, Jan 5, 2019

Where: 260 Greene St, NY NY

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