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Black Diamonds at the Karen Karch Sample Sale

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We went to check out the Karen Karch sample sale before VIP night. The Karen Karch brand sells jewelry, that is exquisite in quality and looks. The room had a number of tables with different merchandise: rings, necklaces and earrings. The jewelry was in trays, and is perfect for layering.

In terms of pricing, the lowest cost item we could find was $66. The more expensive items though cost $3,500. Some of the pricier items were made with black diamonds. And the style is so Stella, perfect for layering and makes beautiful gifts. The more expensive items are lined in shelves along the wall. There was also a small selection of jewelry for men.

On the plus side is the merchandise, the pieces are special. The pricing is too high for what we would like to spend at a sample sale. Most of the items were 25% off retail.

What: Karen Karch sample sale
Where: 38 Gramercy Park North, New York, NY
When: October 15 – October 20, 2019

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Hugo Boss Sample Sale Great for Mens Suits

By: Riva Neumann 

Listen up guys, this sale is for you! The Hugo Boss Sample Sale is the perfect place to get a good suit for a fraction of the retail cost. Suits start at $395 with a deal 3 for $1095! They also have a good selection of sportcoats with a deal of 2 for $395. They also have a huge selection of mens shoes, much more than they had for women (shocking) and a whole wall of dress shirts for $75 each.

Now ladies, don’t worry, there was still plenty for us! Dresses and blazers are $195 and there were some really nice ones to look out for, especially the blazers, they are so perfect for fall. Shoes were ok, sparse but not terrible. Prices ranged from $125-$225. They also had some bags available, ranging from $100-$350.

Overall, I gave this sale 6/10, the sale was pretty crowded when I went and it was a bit pricey, but its a good sale to get a new suit!

What: Hugo Boss Sample Sale
Where:  317 West 33rd Street, Manhattan, NY
When: Oct 10,2019- Oct 14,2019 


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The Prive Sample Sale is a No Go.

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Prive Sample Sale is being hosted at the Chelsea Market and it kind of sucks. I was super excited when I read the flyer for this sale, but when I got there it was a total let down.

Although the prices were decent (shoes were $159, outerwear was $249, dresses were $109, and sweaters and sweatshirts were $89) the selection was terrible and most of the clothes looked like they’d been sitting in a ball in the back of a warehouse for the last 100 years. The only respectable items at this sale were the shoes. There were a couple of cool pairs by Marni, some cute Gianvito Rossi pumps, and one awesome pair of Moschino shoes, but other than that I was unimpressed. The outerwear options were okay but the shirts, sweaters, and bottoms were atrocious. The men’s selection was definitely better than the women’s selection. There was a ton of Dsquared stuff and the jackets that they had were super on-trend. I think today was the first time that I ever wished I was a man.

Overall I gave this sale a 5/10. If I hadn’t been able to walk out of this sale and buy $25 worth of chocolate in the same building I probably would have given it a zero. Avoid this sale if you can help it.

What: Prive Sample Sale
When: Wed Oct 9th – Sun Oct 13th, 2019
Where: 75 9th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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Coats Galore at the Gerard Darel Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Gerard Darel sample sale is being hosted by Eclipse NY in Chelsea. When I heard about the sale, I had never heard of the brand, so I didn’t know what to expect going into it. But I was very pleasantly surprised!

There is a ton of merchandise at this sale and sizes range from XS to XXL. Out of everything that they had in the showroom, the coats were my favorite. There were tons of gorgeous styles in various sizes for just $250! Now that might sound like a lot, but there were high-quality parkas with mink fur hoods and shearling collars, cashmere coats with fur hoods, and other fancy peacoats. There were tons of cool sweaters and super chic blouses priced at $85. Oh and if you’re in the market for some new pants, you’ll definitely find some at this sale. There were about 10 huge racks filled with different kinds of pants ranging from black leopard jeans to plaid slacks. On average the discounts ranged from about 75%-85% off.

Overall I gave this sale a 9/10. Aside from the great pricing, beautiful organization, and awesome selection, the staff members were beyond kind as always. Eclipse, you’ve done it again! Bravo!!!

What: Gerard Darel Sample Sale
When: Wed. Oct. 9th – Sun. Oct. 13th
Where: 450 W. 14th St., Manhattan, NY

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Sandro Sample Sale- a Bit Pricey but Good

By: Riva Neumann 

The Sandro Sample Sale is a good sale to go to if you regularly shop the brand, the discounts are good but honestly, unless I shop there anyway, I am not going to shell out $55 for a T-shirt. At this sale, I think the best deals were on the coats and jackets. Jackets are $125 and I found the cutest blinged out denim jacket that belongs in everyone’s closet as a staple piece. The coats are $200 and there was this one coat that was the softest thing I have ever felt, I feel like I need that for fall (or anytime of the year really).

The accessories were ok, they had some nice shoes and boots ($80 for shoes, $95 for sneakers and short boots and $125 for boots) but they did not have a lot available. The bag selection was also limited and a bit pricey but overall ok.

I gave this sale a 7/10, not super impressed with the prices but loved the clothes!

What: Sandro Sample Sale
Where: 150 Greene Street New York, NY
When: Oct 8,2019- Oct 13,2019

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The Moment we’ve all Been Waiting for: The Saks Potts Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Saks Potts sample sale is currently being hosted down near Canal street in a tiny space that cannot accommodate more than 7 shoppers at a time. The line was insanely long and the staff members weren’t limiting the amount of time that the shoppers could spend in the showroom so it moved very slowly.

When you walk in the sale you’re probably going to feel claustrophobic and you might even be a little disappointed at first. They don’t have a lot of merchandise on display because the space is so limited, but I was told that they had enough back stock to put out new items every day of the sale. Most of the sizes were on the smaller end, but it looked like there may have been a few exceptions. There are about four long racks of coats and jackets ranging from their classic styles to one of a kind samples, and sadly there is one small rack of clothing. The discounts are amazing though. Their super popular, classic styles were about 55%-60% off, but other styles ranged up to 90% off. I got two $1095 puffer jackets for $145 each.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 9/10. The two things that took away from the awesomeness of this sale were the line situation and the staff members. I hate to say this but the girls running the sale were just downright rude. They were totally unfriendly and I was extremely disappointed when they told me that they would hold a coat for me and I went back to get it only to be told that there were no holds. Other than those two issues though, I have no complaints. The pricing was amazing and the selection was just as good.

What: Saks Potts Sample Sale
When:  Fri Oct 4th – Sun Oct 6th, 2019
Where: 27 Orchard St., Manhattan, NY

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Dresses for Every Occasion at the Elie Tahari Sample Sale

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The Elie Tahari sample sale was exactly what you’d expect of a great Soiffer Haskin sample sale. A huge room filled with beautiful merchandise, organized by size and then style and then color. 

The staff was extremely sweet and helpful. Sizes began at 0 and went all the way through size 16. There were multiple categories of merchandise: dresses, tops, skirts, pants, workwear, evening dresses, shoes a ton (we mean a ton) of coats. There were also some sharp looking sweaters that would be perfect for this weather. 

Don’t forget the goodies for men as well: awesome shirts, blazers, pants and outerwear in a wide range of sizes.

This sale has the best dresses for formal and evening occasions and the prices start at 70% off. And for those who have been to the sample sale before, keep your fingers crossed for additional price drops.

What: Elie Tahari sample sale
When: October 3 – October 7, 2019
Where: 317 West 33rd St, Manhattan, NY 

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Anthony Thomas Melillo, More Like Meh-lillo

By: Riva Neumann 

The Anthony Thomas Melillo Sample Sale was ok, and not much else. The prices made it stand out (I got a dress that retails for $500 for $25), but there was barely anything besides some sweatshirts and some pants. Kids items were all $5 but I couldn’t find any. I also barely found any menswear, maybe a couple of shirts but that was it.

They had some bags, all for $96 as well as lots of womenswear. Long sleeve tees, tops and shorts were $15 and bottoms and dresses were $25. Sweatshirts went for $30. The pricier items were the sweaters for $50 and outerwear for $75, but they didn’t have much.

Overall, I gave this sale a 6/10. The prices are good but honestly not much else.

What: Anthony Thomas Melillo Sample Sale
Where:210 11th Avenue, Suite 801, Manhattan, NY
When: Oct 2,2019- Oct 4,2019


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Scotch & Soda Sample Sale Perfect Place to Stock Up for Winter

By: Riva Neumann 

The Scotch & Soda Sample Sale is always a good sale to go to, not only are the prices amazing (I got a $168 shirt for $30), they also have a good selection of coats and jackets that are perfect for fall and winter! and for only $75, who can pass that up? There is also a good selection of more summery clothes for $15-$30. The selection of scarves was also good and they were $10.

The selection of kids clothes was also definitely worth the trip, they had so much available! They also had a lot of menswear as well. By the time I got there, there were no bags or accessories which was a bummer but they had belts and hats for $10.

Overall, I gave this sale a 7/10, the prices were fantastic and the selection of winter/fall jackets was great but they did not have a lot there.

What: Scotch & Soda Sample Sale
Where:37 East 18th Street, 10th Floor, Manhattan, NY

When: Oct 2,2019-Oct 3,2019


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The Rent the Runway Sample Sale was Surprising

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Rent the Runway Sample Sale pleasantly surprised me. That’s not to say it was amazing, but I was shocked that it wasn’t completely terrible. I hate giving 260 my money, but I got a super cute Alexis shift dress, a Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini sweatshirt, and a Phillip Lim sweater.

This sale is filled with a lot of merchandise, and I saw racks in the basement which means that they will be restocking. They have every form of clothing imaginable– shirts, dresses, skirts, shorts, jeans, jackets, coats… You name it they’ve got it. Prices are as marked so it is hard to get a sense of the average percentage discount, but two of the things that I purchased were about 86% off of their retail prices. Unfortunately, because this is a Rent the Runway sale, a lot of the items are damaged or just noticeably worn. There was a really cute puffer jacket by The Kooples that I wanted to buy, but it was completely discolored. I also saw several sweaters with holes and stains in them and lots of shirts and dresses with pulls in them.

Overall I gave this sale a 5.5/10. Because while I was surprised by the discounts, it was a complete sh*t show. It was horribly disorganized, the dressing rooms were a wreck, and the line to get in was absurdly long.

What: Rent the Runway Sample Sale
When: Tues. October 1st – Sun. October 6th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, New York