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The Spiritual Gangster Sale has the Cutest, Comfiest Stuff

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By: Jacqueline Munro

The Spiritual Gangster sample sale emptied my wallet. They had so much stylish athleisure that I almost fell over. But unfortunately the deals were inconsistent; some of the items were impressively discounted while others were less than 50% off.

At this sale, there was no shortage of classic spiritual gangster styles. The sweatshirts and sweatpants with rainbow stripes down the sides were plentiful, and the slogan tees and tanks filled several racks. They had tons of cute sweater pants which retailed for $198 and were on sale for $44! I bought three pairs… oopsie! There were lots of stylish bras (that you could even wear as swim tops), leggings, bathing suits, and sweaters. And the best part is, is that every single thing was as soft as a baby’s bottom. The options for men and children were very limited but super cute!

Overall I rated this sale a 7/10. It was really well organized and the merchandise was super cute but some of the discounts were disappointing. Furthermore, I had an encounter with a really rude staff member which was very frustrating. If you’re worried about missing out on the best products then head to this sale ASAP, otherwise, I recommend waiting for the famous 260 markdowns.

What: Spiritual Gangster Sample Sale
When: Tues June 18th – Sun June 23rd, 2019
Where: 150 Greene Street, Manhattan, NY

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The Isaia and Eidos Joint Sample Sale is Filled with Luxurious Menswear

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By: Jacqueline Munro

The Isaia and Eidos sample sale has an abundance of stunning merchandise. While some people felt that the pricing was disappointing, I was at least satisfied with the Isaia deals. Given that the brand rarely goes on sale, I felt that the discounts were good enough! As far as Eidos goes, the deals definitely weren’t as good, but they were still alright.

I was pleasantly surprised by the Isaia merchandise that they had at this sale. I was expecting all of the suits to be bright colors or funky patterns but there was a great variety! There were lots of classic styles as well as some more modern ones. They also had a nice selection of shoes, dress shirts, sweaters, outerwear, and pants. The Eidos selection was much smaller but still nice. There were a lot of cool jackets and sweaters, but not as many nice shirts. Some of their merchandise was dirty too which was very disappointing. There was a gorgeous suit covered in dust; that to me is a sign of lazy employees. It wouldn’t have been hard to clean it off before putting it on the rack.

Overall I rated this sale an 8/10. I was definitely more drawn to the Isaia section of the sale given the better pricing and merchandise, but the Eidos section was okay. If you like designer suits but hate the price tags, head over to this sale and stock up!

What: Isaia and Eidos Napoli Sample Sale
When: Tues June 18th – Sat June 22nd, 2019
Where: 151 Wooster Street, Manhattan, NY

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Mignonne Gavigan Sample Sale – Statement Everything

By: Ashley Randall

Today we had the chance to stop by the Mignonne Gavigan Sample Sale at 401 Broadway. The sample sale is hosted in the brands showroom so be warned that it is a cramped space. The jewelry is very extra, to say the least. The earrings come in various bright colors with lots of feathers, tassels and jewels. While we were disappointed with some of the pricing of the earrings. The classic “Madeline Beaded” earrings were discounted from $225 to $100, but there were tons of other options for under $50! The Mignonne Gavigan merchandise is beautifully crafted and will most definitely make a statement when you wear there pieces.

Overall we rated the sale a 7 out of 10. The pricing was still high but there was a lot of good accessories. If you are looking for some earrings, necklaces and accessories that are gonna make people say wow, you should stop by!

What: Mignonne Gavigan Sample Sale

When: June 19th, 2019

Where: 401 Broadway, NY, NY

 

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Kipling Sample Sale is Absolute Mayhem

By: Jacqueline Munro

If you get anxious in large crowds of aggressive people, do not go to the Kipling sample sale. You would have thought Hermés was having a sale with the number of crazed women lined up to get into the building. At one point the line was 450 people deep. And I can promise you it was not worth the hour and thirty-minute wait.

When I got into this sale I struck up a conversation with a staff member who told me that they had already sold 40% of their merchandise. And this was at 5 pm on the first day of the sale!! They still have a large variety of merchandise though; there are tons of different styles, colors, and patterns. So I’m sure you could find something that suits your taste. But if you were hoping to purchase any kind of luggage, don’t bother going because you’re already too late! To be honest I’m surprised people go so crazy over this stuff but the discounts must be great because it was an absolute madhouse in there.

Overall I rated this sale a 7/10. My biggest complaint, aside from the absolute insane shoppers, was the disorganization. Everything was just thrown into bins which were separated by the sizes of the items. And people were tossing things whenever they felt like which only created more of a mess. I’d recommend shopping their online sale before going to this one, you’ll prevent a lot of un-needed stress.

What: Kipling Sample Sale
When: Tues June 18th – Thurs June 20th, 2019
Where: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Fl, NY, NY

 

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Frame Sample Sale – Didn’t You Know? Canadian Tuxedos are Back!

By: Ashley Randall 

We had the chance to get an early preview of the Frame Sample Sale at 260 Fifth Avenue. The sale officially. The sale officially opened this morning at 10 AM. To start off, Frame makes great jeans as well as some nice tops. We were disappointed to find that there were only six racks of jeans in comparison to last years sale. As well, the prices for the jeans went up an additional five dollars from last year. The sample selection of jeans was limited as well but there were a good selection of tops and outerwear. The saving grace of the sale was the men’s section! Lots of cute chinos and denim for all your men.

Overall, we rated this sale a 6 out of 10. The jeans are $75 dollars down from $295 but there is a limited selection. If any man in your life is looking for a pair of jeans, we recommend you stop by! We are still dreaming about the white jeans with the feathered bottoms and hoping for some reductions in the next coming days.

 

What: Frame Sample Sale

When: June 18th, 2019 – June 23rd, 2019

Where: 260 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

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Leggings, Tops and Jewelry at the Gottex Sample Sale

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Okay, you know us. We like sample sales that are in showrooms and sample sales that are cheap. Gottex is definitely one of those. It’s in the brand showroom on West 39th St, has a ton of racks of swimwear, leggings and athletic tops to choose from, and most items sell for $10, $15 or $20 bucks. That’s not a sample sale where you have to leave without an arm and a leg after standing in line in the rain for hours.

Bonus points for the jewelry table at the end of the sale with adorable bangles and earrings selling for less than $20 bucks as well. This sale will give you a ton of merchandise for summer vacation and you’ll leave without declaring bankruptcy. We vote yes.

As with all sample sales, all sales here are final.

What: Gottex sample sale
Where: 230 West 39th St, Suite 900, Manhattan, NY
When: Jun 17 – Jun 19, 2019

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The Marchesa Sample Sale – It’s Totally Acceptable to Wear a Ballgown Around the House

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had an early VIP preview of the Marchesa Sample Sale and we just wanna say this is a sale you don’t want to miss. But don’t worry the doors open tomorrow morning at 9 AM, so make sure you sleep tonight. They say the early bird gets the gown!

The Marchesa Sample Sale features a huge variety of haute couture gowns as well as from the Marchesa Notte line. The racks are lined with beautiful tulle, appliqué and stunning silks. The haute couture gowns ranged anywhere from $500 to $3,000 while the Marchesa Note was more modestly priced. Marchesa Notte had gowns for $395, mid for $325 and short dresses for $295. The racks are extremely organized, separated by length and color. Marchesa makes breathtaking dresses that would wow at any type of event. So if you are looking for an evening gown, even if it means wearing it around your house, you should check it out. Just remember if you buy a gown, an event in bound to come up in your future!

What: The Marchesa Sample Sale

When: June 18th, 2019 – June 20th, 2019

Where: 263 West 38th Street, NY, NY

 

 

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Luxcartel Sample Sale – The Place for Luxurious Clothes

By: Riva Neumann 

The Luxcartel Sample Sale is the place to find Alena Akhmadullina, Anais, Bakari, Kalmanovich, and Phialebel for some insane discounts. Pieces ranged in price but they had $40 bins as well. There were some pieces that were around the $100 to $200 range and some ranginf from $500 to $700. The discounts were pretty good but still expensive. They also had some really nice bags ranging from around $250-$500.

The showroom it was held in was super cute and very well organized, making it easy to find what you are looking for. Also, everything was marked with a price which is great since it was easy to tell how much everything cost. The sale didn’t have a ton of product available, only about 5 or 6 racks of clothes but everything that was there was super nice quality. The bathing suits were also interesting in that they were really cool designs and ranged from about $200-$300. The sunglasses were pretty decently priced at $100 per pair.

Overall, I gave this sale a 7/10. I would recommend if you know the brands and shop it regularly or if you are down for some really good and stand out pieces.

What: Luxcartel Sample Sale
Where: 143 Grand Street, Buzzer 2, Manhattan, NY
When: June 13, 2019-June 14,2019

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Gorgeous Dresses and Gowns at the Leah Israel Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

The Leah Israel Sample Sale is the place to buy your next dress or gown for any occasion! These dresses are modest and absolutely gorgeous. The prices are also really good, dresses range from $130-$270 which is a steal for these pieces. Tops and skirts ranged in the $75-$100 range and gowns were around $350. A lot of these pieces are one of a kind looks and only one has been made so you will definitely make a statement wherever you wear these to.

There are a lot of sizes available so anyone can look amazing wearing these pieces. My favorite dress was this black lace piece that was $270 and would look wonderful on!  The fit of these pieces are really great and Leah Israel will make sure you look amazing when wearing her pieces. Leah Israel is also super helpful when it comes to finding the perfect dress and will make sure you leave very happy!

Overall, I gave this sale a 9/10, lot of pieces, styles and sizes available and is the perfect place to find your next special occasion dress! Happy Shopping!

What: Leah Israel Sample Sale
Where: 265 West 37 St. Floor 12A Room 6B, Manhattan, NY
When: June 13,2019- June 20,2019

 

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The Clothingline Sample Sale has a Variety of Brands

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Clothingline multi-brand sample sale is a mish-mosh of the good, the bad, and the ugly. While some brands have great stuff for amazing prices, other brands have hideous pieces for even more hideous prices. 

This sample sale includes the following brands: Petersyn, Sundays, Pam and Gela, Vivienne Hu, Minnie Rose, Walter Baker, Generation Love, Lele Sadoughi, and leftovers from the R13 sample sale that started weeks ago. Here’s the quick rundown: Petersyn, awesome stuff for great prices. Sundays: super cute, cheap loungewear. Pam and Gela: cute stuff but way overpriced. Vivienne Hu: ugly rip off. Minnie Rose: cute and cozy but too expensive. Walter Baker: funky leather jackets for a good price. Generation Love: meh merchandise but priced well. Lele Sadoughi: cheap looking expensive jewelry. R13: markdowns are great and the prices are finally where they should be. 

Overall I’m giving this sale a 6/10. While some stuff is beautiful and amazingly priced, other stuff is really crappy and way too expensive. It is a strange mix of brands; I wouldn’t bank on leaving with something you love.

What: Women’s Wear Multi-Brand Sample Sale
When: Tue Jun 11th – Thu Jun 13th, 2019
Where: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, Manhattan, NY

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