The Bill Blass showroom was a beautiful space and was filled with colorful handbags. Most of the bags were pretty cute. They cost up to $250 at 80%-90% off. But still, even at 90% off, the place was pretty dead. Mind you, I went on the very first day.
There were three-four rows of clothing. The clothing racks didn’t present anything highly valuable. The only rack that stood out was the one with tulle ruffle skirts.. they were of beautiful colors and fun – and priced at $119.
There were a ton of shoes to choose from: pricing was as low at $10 and went up to $100. Some styles were cute, but again, this really isn’t a brand to die for and run to buy even at these prices. If you missed this one, don’t sweat. The good ones are coming up in 1.5 months.
What: Bill Blass sample sale
When: Jan 24-Jan 25, 2019
Where: SoHo, NY
The 375 Showroom in Brooklyn is hosting another clearance sale. For those who don’t know 375, it’s a hub of designer item and contemporary items. The prices usually range between 20%-60%. True, that the sale doesn’t offer the largest discounts. That being said, the brands like Fendi and Chanel and Balenciaga are really difficult to find on discount.
Below we are including prices and items from the sale. If you have some cash to spend and are into designer items from Palm Angels, Chanel, Balenciaga and more, definitely add this to your to-do list.
What: 375 shohwroom sale
When: Jan 27 – Jan 28, 2019
Where: 43 9th St, Brooklyn, NY
The Theory and Helmut Lang at Clothingline was a solid 6 out of 10. The brands are relatively popular. We’re happy to have them hanging in our closets, but no one ever died for those brands either.
The racks are filled with merchandise, a lot of it is relatively recent merchandise (and not items from some warehouse from 30 years ago), and the prices reflect that as well. In comparison to retail, the prices are a good 70% off, but you still have to shell out $155 for a coat and $65 for a sweater.
Since the sale is at Clothingline, reductions take place as well. Thursday prices drop 25%, and we bet that by Friday, prices will drop another 15%-25%. If you’re looking for staple items to fill your wardrobe, don’t miss this one. As always, detailed photos (and pricing) below.
What: Theory & Helmut Lang sample sale
When: Jan 22 – Jan 25, 2019
Where: Clothingline, 261 West 36th St, 2nd Fl, NY, NY
The Manolo Boutique sale started in the beginning of January – and today the 2nd markdowns finally begin. While there aren’t too many sizes left, the sale is worth the trip – because if you find something you like at 60% off, you hit the jackpot.
The place is full of classy finds. The iconic hangisis are 50% off, but most other things are 60% off. If you have the opportunity to get yourself into midtown in the next two weeks, definitely add the Manolo markdown to your list of to-dos.
What: Manolo Blahnik boutique sale
When: Jan 21 – Feb 3, 2019
Where: 31 West 54th St, NY, NY
Another year and with it another Global Fashions Group. The weather wasn’t great so tracking out wasn’t that easy in the sub-zero temperature. In terms of merchandising – most of the items were Valentino, with some Valentino Red and Missoni as well.
The sale had both clothes and shoes. Shoes were priced at 70% off highest retail price, and clothes were 80% off. Unfortunately, the items are missing price tags, so you have to rely on your phone and research throughout. If you’re looking to spend $300-$1,000 per item, then you should check the Global Fashions sale.
What: Global Fashions Sample Sale
When: Jan 21 – Jan 24, 2019
Where: 49 West 38th St, Ground Fl, Manhattan, NY
SuperDry was a typical 260 sample sale: prices that you know will be reduced on the last day, tons of merchandise but no good finds. People on IG were messaging asking us if they have jackets for men, and they didn’t have the items that people want from Superdry, they just have random pieces.
I didn’t even know SuperDry made denim dresses but at the sale we found out. We were expecting a workout brand, but found a lot of 2nd-tier items like dresses, jeans and shorts. I would have liked to see more leggings, more dry-fit shirts, jackets.
Our recommendation, skip this. If you’re looking for workout gear, hold out for a sale with better pricing and merchandise.
What: SuperDry sample sale
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY
When: Jan 15 – Jan 20, 2019
The Michelle Waugh sample sale was for people who value quality. There were 2 racks of clothes, a lot of the same style in multiple sizes. High quality cashmere and wool. Timeless, trendy and classy pieces. However, we would have loved to see more designs and steeper discounts but you don’t always get what you want in life.
The staff was really sweet and offered an additional 10% off to ShopDrop users. The prices were 50% off retail. Since the coats go for over $1K at retail, the sale would make sense for people who appreciate that brand and quality.
What: Michelle Waugh sample sale
When: Jan 14 – Jan 18, 2019
Where: 1133 Broadway, Suite 710, Manhattan, NY
It’s that time of year again when Zadig & Voltaire takes over two storefronts in SoHo to discount the brands’ (very recent merchandise) for up to 70% off. For those who frequent the regular sample sale, this isn’t it. The price cuts aren’t as steep, but the merchandise is much more current and the shopping experience more pleasant. All pricing is on a sticker basis (certain colors = certain percentages off) and range from 30% off to 70% off. We’ll discuss both in details below and keep on scrolling for address & photos.
Zadig & Voltaire for women: nice large space that is very well organized. The staff was super helpful and sweet. Tons of knits, jackets, and shoes. Most of the merchandise fell between the orange sticker, which was 40% off. Keep in mind though, that it was really 40% off the outlet price (lower than the actual retail price) so overall it was a pretty decent deal with a price cut of 60% off at the end of the day. Of merchandise that was 70% off, there was some, not a whole lot. At the end of the day, the pricing at the warehouse sale was higher than the 260 bi-annual sample sale, but the items were current, and the shopping experience top-notch.
Zadig & Voltaire for men: the space was smaller than the women’s, but still a decent amount of merchandise. Most of it was 60% off the lowest ticketed price. If you purchased three or more items, you got them all for 70% off. The sales staff was so sweet and helpful. Lots of jackets, a good amount of them were leather. A few shoes but not a huge selection. If you’re looking to revamp the closet of your beau, definitely check this one out.
What: Zadig & Voltaire sample sale
Where: 153 Mercer St (Women) & 104 Grand St (Men)
When: Jan 14-Jan 27, 2019 (Women) & Jan 14 – Jan 20 (Men)
We loved the last 2 sample sales we visited and we are excited for this Modern Vice sample sale as well. It did not disappoint. Hosted in the Modern Vice headquarters in the fashion district of New York, the sale offered multi-leveled shelves filled with shoes, slip-on, and boots. The footwear was organized by size and ranged in price from $149-$249, reaching up to 70% off retail.
The staff was extremely sweet and helpful and worked with you until you found a pair of boots that suited you perfectly. An additional perk is that the manufacturing studio, hidden in the back of the showroom. You can choose any top of the shoe you like, and they’ll craft the shoe especially for you right then and there. If you’re looking for amazing-quality footwear that will last you through the rough winter season of NY, this sample sale is a must.
What: Modern Vice sample sale
When: Jan 14 – Jan 25, 2019
Where: 247 W 38th St, 3rd Fl, Manhattan, NY
The Lud Sample Sale was one of those interesting, down-time winter sales, where you could find items from a contemporary brand at a discount. It’s no jaw-dropping brands at 90% off but it’s something.
The Lud sample sale is located in a basement location, staff is quite sweet, mostly jackets selling for $250-$500, many sizes and lots of fur items. In fact, if you mention ShopDrop at checkout, you’ll get an extra 10% off. Thank us later!
What: The Lud sample sale
Where: 267 5th Ave, Lower Level 2, Suite 104, Manhattan, NY
When: Jan 8 – Jan 10, 2019