If you’re looking for leather bags at vegan prices, the Minor History sample sale is one you do not want to miss. Right near union square, on the 6th fl of a random office building are tables lined with the signature leather goods. Started in NY in 2015, Minor History creates bags and wallets that are simple in nature and beautiful in style. At retail items range between $45 and $250, at the sample sale prices do not exceed $65. That’s right, even the large bags and totes are a steal at $65. If you don’t want to miss an opportunity to buy some amazing goods and phenomenal prices, hit up the sale before it ends on Thursday.
As always, photos and prices posted below.
What: Minor History sample sale
When: Tue, Sept 26-Thu, Sept 28
What time: Tue-Thu 11-8
Where: 873 Broadway, Suite 610, NY, NY
The Clever Alice sample sale/pop-up shop is hard to describe in few terms; while their stock isn’t enormous, their variety is. Featuring brands such as Heartloom, Blank NYC, Cigno Nero, Art Love, and many more, the sale is the perfect place to pick up discounted pieces from this past spring and summer, and pieces for winter.
My personal favorite part about the sale were the Heartloom fur coats and vests, which retail for around $150; they’re currently on sale for $50. They’re super soft and come in a wide selection of colors and styles. There are some gorgeous Blank NYC skinny jeans– an essential for any wardrobe– between $40 and $50. Cigno Nero jackets are available in a huge array of colors, both leather and suede, starting at $120. There’s also pieces from Art Love, Sweewë, and Porto, to give you an idea of just how many options there are.
Most of the pieces are winter outerwear, though you’ll find some lighter things like Heartloom dresses priced at $35 and sheer Inizio tops priced at just $22. Sizing varies by brand; Cigno Nero has sizes ranging from small to large, while Heartloom tends to be extra small and small. There’s such a wide selection of brands to choose from that you’re sure to find something to like– and at a great discount too!
Attending the Osklen Sample Sale seriously brightened up my entire Friday morning! The creativity, variety, and insanely low prices was so refreshing. Prior to the ShopDrop app, I wasn’t too familiar with the brand. I liked the photo of the clothing on the app and thought, “well the clothing seems interesting enough” not realizing the amazing treat that I was in for!
To start off the clothing itself is insanely beautiful and creative. I felt like I was at my FIT, Fashion Design Exhibition all over again. It had the quirky, creative, and curious aspect to fashion many designers now a days seem to lack. The brand experimented a lot with knits, interesting textures like straw, and unique prints! All the new season clothing was 80% off, which encouraged me to buy their latest printed knit dress! The new Fall collection embodies the season of Autumn and has a very bohemian vibe to it which I absolutely loved!
The sale itself had a lot of variety! They had a lot of creative quiky pieces but also many basics like denim jeans,, and a lot of shoes and accessories. The sale host a wide variety of seasons from pineapple button down tie shirts to warm snuggly sweaters! FOr all my velvet lovers, there was a rack dedicated to velvet dresses, pants, skirts, and skirts! I was obsessed with all the velvet dresses that varied in color and length! Velvet is such a closet staple for the Fall. They also racks filled with basic and fun business casual apparel. The rack transitioned from black trousers to fun printed blouses and dresses which I love! For all my office workers, this sale is great to visit if you need to rack up on some new office looks! They also had a very casual section with tees, shorts, and funky windbreakers! There is seriously something at this sale for every kind of girl!
My absolute favorite part of the Osklen sale was the prices! Just to break down the price list for you:
Casual Dresses: $40, Regular Dresses $60, Blouses $35, Skirts: $30, Jumpsuits $70, Tunics: $15, Pants: $50, Jeans: $20 (but had a rack filled with $10 denim!) Leather (Jackets, bags, etc): $80, Backpacks: 50, Canvas Bags: $30, Coat: $80, Blazer: $60, Wool Jacket: $50, Ballet Flats: $30, sneakers $40, sunglasses $40, and all jewelry $15! Honestly such amazing deals, considering the retail prices to most of these items are $300-$800! 260, which is hosting the sample sale has an additional sale going on, if you buy 2 items you get 15% off and if you buy 3 $25% off! It can’t get any better than that!
Hurry and check out this sale before it ends this Sunday, September 24!
Some days, you just need to buy a glass of wine. Other days, you just need to buy glasses for said wine. Wednesday was one of those days, so I decided to upgrade my apartment by going to the Riedel & Sferra sample sale in Chelsea Market.
The sale is a little tricky to find; its right off of the food court that has Li-Lac chocolates. If you get lost, chances are there is a friendly security guard who will point you in the right direction, as much as New Yorkers hate asking for directions.
The space was a little crowded when I walked in, but where there is a crowd, there’s amazing discounts nearby. Half the store was lined with luxury glass wears Riedel is known for; the set up was so impeccable, I kept my distance in fear of knocking over 100 wine glasses with my backpack. There were a lot of items that I wish I could find use for; decanters, wine flight sets, votives, vases, glass ice buckets, so essentially everything on a pinterest-bride’s dream registry. However, there was also plenty of great deals on more mundane, everyday stuff. Four wine glasses for $20? Yes, please!
The items don’t just stop at the kitchen; the other side of the store is dedicated to the soft, Italian bed linens of Sferra. Packages of every type of sheet were nestled in boxes like vinyl records, any and all sheet sizes available. Down duvet inserts are in the back of the room, with bath mats, towels, washcloths, and more lining the far wall. I decided that maybe it wouldn’t be the best idea to take off my shoes and lounge in a pile of towels as soft as clouds, so I mercifully restrained myself.
Prices for the Sferra were more of a mixed bag; each product is individually priced, often around the $100 mark. The throws are nice, but more decorative than comfy; perhaps a good gift for a friend who doesn’t eat bagel bites on her bed at 3 in the morning.
All in all, I was able to buy two owl-shaped whiskey stones, priced at $3 each, and a package of four of the sleekest wine glasses ever, for $20. If you want to play grownup and treat yourself for some nice household items, I really recommend this sale.