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Get Some Spankin’ Shirts for Your Beau at the Bonobos Sample Sale

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If you’re brave enough to weather the cold, check out the Bonobos sample sale taking place at 260. The racks are lined with shirts, jackets, and pants. Buckets are filled with khaki shorts, and there are trays of belts, pocket squares and ties. The prices are great – even for a first day. Shirts cost $29, pants cost $49 and outerwear costs $99. This is compared to the $500+ retail price that these items usually sell at. If you’re a guy or have someone special to shop for, head out to the Bonobos sample sale while you still can. As always, prices and photos below.

What: Bonobos Sample Sale
When: Jan 9th – Jan 14th
Where: 260 Fifth Ave (between 28th and 29th st)

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Our Fav – Final Markdowns at Sample Sales – SuperDry

By Lindsey Castin

Streetwear has been making its way into the fashion world because of its low quantities and high popularity. Superdry is another one of those players with recognizable and signature logos. The Superdry sample sale had everything: neon orange snow pants (originally $200 now $40), tan overalls (originally $80 now $12), sweatshirts with the Superdry logo (originally ranging from $75-$100 now $20), a huge abundance of t-shirt (originally $20 now $9.60 etc. Everything at the sale was an additional 20% off and if you bought 4 or more items it was an additional 40% off. They had a variety of sizes and items of clothing from every season–light jackets, heavy jackets, swimwear and snow gear. This is the perfect sample sale to go to if you love the look of streetwear for insanely affordable prices!

 

What: Superdry sample sale

When: Dec 27th-Jan 7th 10AM-7PM

Where: 260 Fifth Avenue NY, NY

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About The Manolo Markdown & Why There Aren’t Too Many Sample Sales in January

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As 2018 begins, we can’t help but notice that the number of sample sales per week dropped from over 100 to a mere 10-20. True, this is the week of the Holiday itself, perhaps the slowest week of the year. None the less, we’d like to go over the reasons that sample sale season is slower between January and February.

  1. It is cold – people want to stay indoors and shop online – not in physical brick and mortar stores, where they could freeze their *** off waiting in line.
  2. Regular stores have their biggest markdowns during this time of year (think Manolo Blahnik – that is why we covered their 60% markdown here) so sample sales only offer an additional 20%-30% off in that case.
  3. It’s post gifting season. Most New Yorkers are exhausted after shopping for the Holiday season: all the equipment, gifts and festive prep leaves shoppers exhausted – both financially and emotionally.
  4. Jan-March is known as ‘the dead season’ for physical retail across the board!

    That is why we decided to cover the Manolo Blahnik 60% markdown taking place in their headquarters in midtown Manhattan. Half the store was on sale, the other half was still selling at full price. Shoes and boots ranges from $205 to $1,000, when retail prices ranged between $600 and $1,600. Items included Summer, Fall and Winter collections with sandals, velvet heels, boots and booties. Styles included both classic and holiday. As always, images & prices are included below. Enjoy.

 

 

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Tutorial: What’s New in the New Version of ShopDrop App

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Dear ShopDrop users, we are thrilled to announce that after 4 months of toil, we have finally released the next version of ShopDrop app. The goal of this post is to walk you through the updates and to make sure you know how to use all the new features. Make sure to go to the app store and update your ShopDrop app, if you haven’t done so already. As always, we are looking forward to hearing your feedback

Our first note of appreciation goes to our talented, patient and brilliant CTO, William DeMuro, who spent countless hours perfecting the ShopDrop app so that shoppers can enjoy the app and get the most use of it. Bill says: “Working on ShopDrop is one of my favorite projects, because our users are so involved in the creative process. Share the app with your friends – the more the merrier – and most importantly, enjoy!”

Our second word of thanks goes to Tomas Uribe, our brilliant UX/UI Designer, who managed to change the buttons just so, and create a visual flow that is so appealing, I sometimes go to the app just for fun!

Finally, thank you – dear ShopDrop users – who believed in us, used our app, told us how to improve the app, and helped us get to this point. Please enjoy it, rate and review it on the app store and share it with friends! Below is an instruction guide for the new features – use’m & enjoy!

    1. FILTER

      Select the hamburger in the top left corner of the feed page.
      You will see the filter pop up.
      You can now choose the filer option to see sales that meet specific criteria:
      a. men, women, children
      b. happening now
      c. near me (select radius)
      d. price
      e. category (contemporary, shoes, bags, evening, etc)

    2. COMMENTS

      You can now comment on sales, see what other people thought and recommended.
      To access the comment click on the speech box on every sale (either from the main page or from the detail page).
      A pop-up will appear which will prompt you to type a comment – after you are done typing – you can add an image.
      Walla – now others can see what you think of the sale.

    3. PAY THROUGH THE APP & EARN REWARDS

      Now you will be able to pay through the ShopDrop app at any partnering sales.
      When a sale is partnering with us, you will see a large “PAY WITH SHOPDROP” on the screen.
      Selecting it will allow you to pay with credit card or apple pay. Paying through ShopDrop is completely safe.
      We are using STRIPE as our processor. The good news is you will be able to apply ShopDrop credit toward real purchases.

    4. NOTIFICATIONS

      You can let us know how and when you want alerts about your sample sales.
      Your choices are push notifications, sms messages and emails.
      To set your preferences, click on the profile section – bottom right.
      Then click on the settings icon – top right. There you will see three buttons – each one for a different notification.
      Make sure to select the ones that are relevant to you.

    5. PROFILE

      Update your profile picture & name on your profile page so that friends will know who you are and which sales you like.
      You can update your profile by selecting the profile section in the bottom right – and then clicking on the edit profile button.
      That is here you will be able to customize your username and profile picture.

    6. FAVORITE BRANDS

      Select your favorite brands so you could receive alerts when that brand is having a sample sale.
      Remember to make sure your notifications are on (see point 4) . To select favorite brands, go to profile (bottom right icon),
      select settings (top right icon) and click on MY BRANDS. That is where you select your favorite brands. Remember to press SAVE when you’re done.

    7. MAP

      The map feature allows you to search for sample sales right near you. We updated this feature so now you only see events happening now.
      You can access the map by clicking on the second button on the bottom to the left.

    8. SHARE WITH FRIENDS

      Now you can earn credit toward shopping when you share ShopDrop with your friends!
      To do so, click on the middle icon on the bottom (the gift box), and share your unique link with friends via mail, text or social!

       

       

 

 

 

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Booties, Boots and Major Studs at the Modern Vice Sample Sale

By: Lindsey Castin

I inherited my designer shoe addiction from my mom, which made Modern Vice the perfect sample sale for me to go to. The sample sale had all different kinds of shoes: from boots (that sold at retail for $399 and were marked down to $69), to sandals (originally sold for $150 marked down to $39.99) to platforms – all covered in different colors of glitter. They also had a rack of coats which included silver and black leather jackets (made with a liner in them for women who ride motorcycles so they can look fabulous and not need to layer), bomber jackets as well as sweatshirts. These were all on pre sale and were priced at $360. My favorites were the white sandals with cheetah printed straps–perfect for a winter vacation getaway.

Sara Risigo who is a production consultant for Modern Vice showed us the back room which had a mini factory that they make the shoes in! Overall, such a cute venue as well as a great selection with a variety of sizes at unbeatable prices. The sale is still on until Friday, so you have a full day left to check it out! Pictures below!

What: Modern Vice sample sale
When: Dec 18th-22nd 11AM-8PM
Where: 247 W 38th st, 3rd floor, NY, NY

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How To Get All Your Winter Shopping Done at the FRYE, AQUATALIA, SPYDER & More sample sale

While we know that most sample sales span a week or less, the names of the brands at this holiday sample sale caught our attention. We hit up the Holiday Extravaganza sample sale in the Empire State Building and were amazed by the selection (2 full floors), prices (most items between 60% and 75% off) and service (there were people every few steps willing to help us out). So whether you are looking for boots, coats, hats, leather handbags or ski suits, this is one you definitely want to hit up this week to stock up on affordable fashionable merchandise.

The sample sale kindly offered all of our ShopDrop users an additional 10% off with the presentation of this flyer (below in the post). Make sure you hit this one up this weekend before stock is depleted! Our reviews and photos are listed by brand and price below. Enjoy!

FRYE: Boots, booties and flats – men & women – all current collection – 75% off retail – all under $99
AQUATALIA: Boots, booties and flats – men & women – many sizes – current collection – 75% off retail – all under $199
SPYDER: ski suits, ski pants, ski gloves – men and women – current collection – 60% off – under $200 after discount
KENNETH COLE: leather bags, tops, shirts – current collection leather items under $200.
RACHEL ZOE: boots for women – older collections – – over 80% off retail – all $50
JUICY: men, women and children – all under $150
OTHER: tons of winter accessories and gifts for under $20

What: FRYE, AQUATALIA, RACHEL ZOE, SPYDER, KENNETH COLE & more sample sale
Where: 350 5th Ave, Ground Floor, NY, NY (Empire State Building, Ground Floor) 
When: Until January 31st, Mon-Sat 8AM-9PM I Sat 10AM-7PM

Present this image for an additional 10% off at the sample sale
Present this image for an additional 10% off at the sample sale
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Furry Heaven at the Belle Fare sample sale

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Although I grew up in freezing Russia, I never experienced the cold the way it is felt in New York.The ice somehow seeps in through layers of clothes and gives no rest. Therefore, I was absolutely delighted to be invited to the Belle Fare fur sample sale by Shelly & Renee. Besides for the fact that the selection was enormous – the entire showroom was lined with vests, capes, jackets and coats made of the softest cashmere and highest quality furs, everything at the sale was between $50 and $700. Despite my vegan diet, I couldn’t help but try on a number of items. My favorite was a double sided cashmere cape with a soft fur collar – going for $500 at the sample sale. All of the items were over 80% off retail prices.

If you are in the fashion district in the next two days, definitely head over for a delightful treat. And remember to tell Shelly you are from ShopDrop!

What: Belle Fare sample sale
When: Dec 18th-20th 10AM-6PM
Where: 253 West 35th Street, 8th Floor, NY, NY

 

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Altuzarra Sample Sale Insights By Bespoke Bargains

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The bi-annual Altuzzara sample sale has earned its place among my favorite sales due to its gorgeous pieces and generous discounts. The sale usually takes place in July and December, and I’d been scouring my inbox the past couple of weeks waiting for news on this months dates!

The sale opened today at 8:30 am and I arrived within the first hour. The sale space wasn’t crowded, but there is limited real estate at the coat check, and I waited about 15 minutes before heading in. The sale usually offers a mix of shoes, bags, current season RTW, and past season pieces. Before I get into some of the specific pieces/collections that were available, let me update you on pricing. Shoes top out at $500 for current season lace-up OTK faux pearl boots (retail $2,195!) Regular boots are $300 and heels/pumps are $250.

There are lots of bags and they are priced as follows. Exotics (only available in smaller sizes) and large bags are $400, medium sized bags are $300, and mini bags/clutches are $200. Bags received a significant price drop from the last sale! In July, large bags were $550 and small bags were $350. Today I spotted lots of Ghianda leather knot hobos for $400 (retail $2,295), Ghianda saddle bags for $300 (retail $2,195) and a handful of Ghianda mini saddle bags in python for $400 (retail $2,395.) I didn’t see any clutches, but there were a few mini saddle bags in Suede for $200. I’ve heard from people that visited the sale later this afternoon that those may have all sold out. FYI, handbags are mostly available in neutral colors like brown, black, and red.

Current collection has flat pricing by category. That’s a departure from previous sales where pieces were a straight 75% off retail. I very much prefer the current model. Coats are $500, dresses are $300 (I saw a few that retail for $2,995, like the Filippa dress!) and knits/tops are $150. Towards the back of the sale space, you’ll find past season pieces. Some are true samples, but many are production pieces that are brand new with tags. The most abundant size is 36. Tops/skirts/pants/knits are all just $50! Dresses are $125, blazers are $150 and outerwear—I didn’t see any—is $200. There is also a small selection of past season shoes for $50! The only exceptions to this
categorical pricing are a smattering of heavily embellished and /or beaded pieces that are price as marked.

There is a generously sized fitting room and lots of mirrors. Staff is incredibly friendly, helpful and, perhaps most importantly, super knowledgeable about the pieces. I will say that I didn’t think the selection of RTW was as strong today as it was in July, though the prices were phenomenal. Overall the sale is not quite as well stocked and there are fewer pieces to go around. I’d definitely still recommend a visit, particularly if you’ve had your eye on a handbag.

-BespokeBargains

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Our Secret Report From the Stella McCartney Sample Sale

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While most sample sales are open to the public, there are a few sacred ones that are invite-only. Our secret agents pierced the top echelons of sample sale governance and obtained intelligence on the Stella McCartney sample sale that took place on Friday and Yesterday in midtown Manhattan. Obtaining a building pass was the most challenging obstacle. selection was huge: shoes, handbags, dresses and tops from a number of past collections. Price drops were over 90% off, and you were able to find $1,500 sweaters for $100 and $2,500 for $250. See photos and price lists below and stay tuned for the next few sample sales.
 

 

 

 

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5 Best Sample Sales for Quality and Inexpensive Holiday Shopping

With the Holidays fast approaching, the time and options to purchase quality but affordable gifts is running out fast! Below is a guide to New York’s best pre-Holiday sample sales that you could hit up in the next two weeks.
There are over 100 sample sales on the app happening within the next two weeks: below we selected our five favorite ones.
Whenever in doubt just log into the ShopDrop app from your iPhone and check out the new sample sales. The app is updated at least once a day!

1. FREDERIQUE CONSTANT and ALPINA luxury sample sale

If you’re looking to stun a loved one with a classic Swiss watch, this sample sale is for you! Watches that typically cost over $3K will start at just a few hundred dollars at the sample sale
When: December 14th – December 15th
Where: 123 W 18th St, NY, NY
More details on the app

Frederique Constant sample sale
Frederique Constant sample sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. SOPHIA WEBSTER one-day sample sale

If she’s obsessed with shoes, especially heels ornate with flowers and butterflies, the Sophia Webster sample sale is one definitely worth checking out.
When: December 16th only
Where: 79 Greene St, NY, NY
More details on the app

Sophia Webster sample sale
Sophia Webster sample sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. EILEEN FISHER sample sale

For some timeless pieces for women, hit up the Eileen Fisher sample sale. The prices at this sample sale will be over 50% off retail.
When: December 18th-20th
Where: 151 Wooster Street
More details on the app

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Eileen Fisher sample sale NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. YARNZ cashmere sample sale

YARNZ sample sale
YARNZ sample sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here you can find a number of high-quality cashmere gifts for under $50. This is one of our favorites for scarves, hats and toasty sweaters.
When: December 13th-15th
Where: 9 Chirstopher St, NY, NY
More details on the app

5. ALTUZARRA cashmere sample sale

Altuzarra sample sale
Altuzarra sample sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a touch of luxury, stop into this high-end sample sale hosted in the brand’s own showroom. If your girlfriends love Hermes and Gucci, they will love the goods from this one as well!
When: December 14th-15th
Where: 233 Broadway, 14th Floor, NY, NY
More details on the app

 

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