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Theory Men’s Sale: Okay in Theory, Disappointing in Reality

By: Eve Orbach

At this Theory sample sale there are discounts of up to 70% on men’s shirts, pants, jackets, and accessories. Honestly these Theory sales are a dime a dozen and are happening pretty often. While there were some nice options, the prices make this sale a no-go for me. Unless you’re particularly jonesing for boring work clothes you can find at better prices, spare yourself. Also, I may or may not have found some pieces with actual holes in them—and not in a cute, distressed way—in a ripped, ruined way.

As is the typical case with 260, the first day of the sale was crowded (even with the huge showroom) and overpriced. Lots of the stock was well over $200 and there were long lines for checking out. 

Some of the best deals of the sale (so far) were definitely found in the accessories section. Ties were $39, hats were also $39, and belts $29. 

There was tons of merchandise and everything was hung up and divided neatly on hangers. If you need some refreshing for your basics, wait until the last day for further discounts. Beware that this is not a sale that’s worth going out of your way for, folks. 

I give this one a 3/10 for underwhelming merchandise and even more underwhelming discounts.

Cash and credit card accepted. All sales are final.

 What: Theory Men’s sale                                                                                                                                        When: February 11–16, 2020                                                                                                                                Where: 260 Fifth Avenue

 

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The 375 Clearance Sale for Your Next Family Heirloom

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By Ahuva Levy

Hey there, NYC bargain shoppers, Shopdrop girl here.

This time we have some solid advice for you: finally something to fulfill the disappointing empty racks at Barneys… the shop375 clearance event is here! This, my dear, is what one may call the DROP IT ALL AND GO sale.

GUCCI bags selling at 40% off. Saint Laurent bags at 40% off too. Valentino RTW at 85% off. Ladies and gents, I bring you the Valentines day GOLD MINE! Dior jewelry selling at 50% off (they had the friendship bracelets along with beautiful earrings and other gift-worthy items). OFF WHITE sold at 65% off and, trust me, you will make many people happy with this one.

Shoes ranged from 50-75% off with designers including Louboutin, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Dior and Burberry just to name a few. Don’t worry men, they had some great belts for you to keep an eye at while your loved ones shop at $240. These discounts have never ever been seen in my searching designer deal career and trust me, we both know I have a solid eye for distinguishing between garbage at a good price and a soon to be family heirloom.

What: 375 clearance sample sale
Where: 36 Ludlow St, Manhattan, NY
When: Sun Feb 9th – Mon Feb 10th, 2020

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You will want to work out after going to Outdoor Voices!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Outdoor Voices sample sale was a hit; prices were low and quantity was high. The sale was composed of many different racks with athleasure: sports bras, tank tops, hoodies, leggings, jackets, swim, and more. It was rather confusing, however, that there were not separate men and women’s sections- both were spread out throughout the space (they had more women’s merchandise than the men’s).

Merchandise/pricing: The entire sale’s prices were very low, and ranged between prices $10-$50. There was a lot of merchandise, besides for the men’s clothing (especially swim). I noticed a lot of sports bras and leggings, all in multiple colors. The sale had gorgeous puffers and coats that would be great for the winter. I saw a few men’s sweats and collard shirts as well, in some grey shades.

Rate: 7/10, great prices that are high in quantity. Worth it to go!

What: Outdoor Voices sample sale

When: Tue Jan 28th – Sun Feb 2nd 2020

Where: 260 fifth ave, NY NY

 

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The Dreems sample sale is a dream!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The set up of this sample sale was quite interesting- while the whole space was on sale, the larger discounted items  were placed in the back of the room. In the back, there were racks that were labeled $30 rack, $90, and $200. I was genially surprised at certain items that I saw on the $30 rack! There were bags and jewelry in the front entrance, and some great men’s shoes in the back as well. The entire room was gorgeous, and smelled divine! Defiantly worth a trip.

Merchandise/pricing: The entire store was on sale, and the back of the room had some $30, $90, and $200 racks. While the store had gorgeous pieces, there was mostly only one of each item. Due to that unfortunate attribute, this sale is truly a hit or miss. Dreems had very cool pieces; I saw very cute patterned jeans, leather skirts, and tons of coats. Now onto accessories: there were a ton of men’s shoes and bags, women’s bags, wallets, and jewelry. The prices for the accessories ranged from $25-$150. There were very pretty gold necklaces and bracelets near the main entrance of the store. This sale was great, and worthwhile if you are nearby.

Rate: 7/10 Great prices, gorgeous merchandise, lots of accessories for both men and women.

What: Dreems sample sale

Where: 120 Wooster St, Manhattan, NY

When: Fri Jan 24th – Sun Feb 2nd

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Let’s pray it snows after buying all things cashmere at THE ARRIVALS sample sale!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Arrivals sample sale was extremely impressive. They had ample amounts of all things cashmere, and tons of The Arrivals coats to top it all off. The space was not crowded and very organized; The Arrivals coats were hung in the front entrance, and the cashmere was then throughout the room. In the center of the room, there were boxes filled with cashmere accessories: scarves, gloves, shawls, and more. It was very organized and easy to find exactly what you are looking for. The staff was helpful, and it was a fun shopping experience. This sale is worthwhile to attend.

Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing of this sale was excellent. For starters, The Arrivals merchandise ranged from $25-$500. Next, the cashmere pricing was as follows: gloves $30, scarves $40, reversible wraps $100, pajamas $30, robes $70, hoodies $60, zip-up sweatshirts $70, and sweatpants $50. It was fascinating to me, personally, that I saw some scarves were originally in the $400’s, and were now being sold for just $40! There was also tons in stock; I saw around 3-4 boxes for each item. There were warm and soft scarves, cute “XO” labeled gloves, and fuzzy slippers as well. This sale was mostly women, but there was one rack for the men. That rack’s pricing was as follows: pants $50, and sweaters $60.

Rate: 7.5/10 Amazing deals, unlimited merchandise, and a great experience. Only one men’s rack.

Where: 261 W 36th Street, 2nd Floor, Manhattan, NY

What: The Arrivals sample sale

When: Tue Feb 4th – Thu Feb 6th

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Minor Excitement for Minor History

By: Eve Orbach

Minor History is currently hosting a sample sale that offers discounts of up to 75% on their leather products. The brand’s focus is on creating more environmentally friendly leather products. All of their products are tanned without harmful, toxic dyes and all their leather comes from animals that were already being used in the food industry. Any brand that is doing their part to help the environment gets extra approval from me. Go Minor History! Even though the intentions behind this brand are in the right place, this sale is pretty disappointing.

Most items are priced at around $20–$50. The style of the merchandise is basic, for lack of a better word. They were mostly solid colors and the designs weren’t all too exciting. (And by that I am just trying to avoid calling a boring spade a boring spade)

The space was large and well organized. Items are separated neatly by item, type, and price. There are many styles and lots of stock to choose from.

The best deals of the sale are keychains for $2, luggage tags for $5, and large clutches and bucket bags for $20.

Loyal readers, save yourself some time and skip this one. Lame options + not so great prices= a 4/10

What: Minor History sale.                                                                                                                                   When: February 3–4, 2020.                                                                                                                                           Where: 873 Broadway.

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(Michelle) Waugh, Don’t Go

By: Eve Orbach

This Michelle Waugh sale has discounts of up to 70% off on outerwear. Featured are trench coats, blazers, puffers, cashmere coats, shearling, and more. The same exact discounts are currently being offered on their website, so if you’re thinking of purchasing something save yourself the trip (and instead just order from your couch in your sweatpants). 

Most of the coats are either around or well above $600. The styles of the coats range – they have both detailed patterns and your basic solid. There are lighter for spring and fall and heavier ones for the winter. They have a nice selection of styles.

The space was pretty small, so small that it consisted of maybe 4 racks if we’re being generous. Also, the size of the sale totally contributed to the awkwardness I felt when taking pictures of everything while being so closely watched. Oops! The staff was helpful and friendly.


I give this sale a
3/10. Even though the merchandise was very cute I thought the prices were unjustified. The fact that there wasn’t that much stock also contributes to this not so great score. Hopefully they’ll be better luck next time ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

What: Michelle Waugh sale.                                                                                                                                            When: January 30–February 7, 2020.                                                                                                                           Where: 1133 Broadway.


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Korres: Great Prices and Products!

By: Eve Orbach

At this Korres sale skincare products, limited-edition sets, makeup, body butters, and more can be found at discounts of up to 70%. Korres is a Greek company founded by an actual pharmacist (they’re not messing around, people), and their focus is on using natural ingredients. I’ve been using the same three face products since I was in middle school, but you can tell that Korres is legit because they carry their products at Sephora.

The products are arranged on tables and separated by prices ranging from $5—$20. I was impressed by the discounts. The products all smell like heaven and the packaging is adorable. I couldn’t test the products myself, but by seeing thousands of good reviews online I was more than reassured.

The space is modest but there is still tons of merchandise. The staff is sweet and knowledgeable about the company and its products.

Card payments only. Government identification is necessary for signing in in the lobby.

This sale is a 6/10. If you’re in the market for budget-friendly skin products ranging from brow gel to perfume, you should give this one a shot.

 What: Korres sample sale.                                                                                                                                            When: January 29—January 30.                                                                                                                                    Where: 80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1103

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Mediocre Margaux

By: Eve Orbach

The Margaux sample sale features handmade women’s flats, loafers, and heels at discounts of over 50%. The Margaux brand emphasizes comfort and style. While I am definitely all for a brand that’s focus is making comfy shoes, some of the shoes look like something my grandma would buy. However, if you are willing to sift through the hundreds of shoe boxes to find some cute options then all power to you, my dear friend.  

Most of the shoes stay within the $75–$100 range. Some of the shoes sold are marked as lightly worn and were sold at a higher discount of $45.

The shoes’ quality is excellent. The leather in the shoes is super soft and I was impressed with the stitching and lining. I’ve been to some sales where the merchandise was literally falling apart; so good job Margaux for delivering on your promise of high-quality. The style of the shoes are pretty basic and could go with almost any outfit.

The space was organized by shoe size. There is tons of sizes (33–45) and even more pairs of shoes. The staff was helpful and friendly.

I give this sale a 4/10. There were lots of nice options to choose from, but the discounts weren’t all that great. 

What: Margaux sample sale.                                                                                                                                                    When: January 29–January 31.                                                                                                                                               Where: 261 West 19th Street

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Prabal Gurung Sample Sale Did Not Disappoint

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By: Ahuva Levy

Hey there sample sale lovers, shopdrop here, your one and only guide into NYCs deals. The Prabal Gurung sample sale started today and here is the scoop!

First of all-no samples?! I’m sure 99999 people complained and the employees must have asked for early lunch to escape the angry Long Island moms! That being said, there were many fashion forward pieces to be found: feathers, sequins.. the whole 9 yards.

Everything was 85% off retail (Barney’s is currently at 80% off so this is still a steeper discount). Day dresses were priced anywhere from $225 to $289 and they were super cute! If you have a party coming up or a run in with an EX, you want to look your best and leave him kicking himself, I would say definitely stop by this sale…ya never know.

Just remember to wear your sexy undergarments and get that bikini wax because the fitting room is super small and EVERYONE will see your cottage cheese ass.

What: Prabal Gurung sample sale
Where: 247 West 37th St, Suite 1501, Manhattan, NY
When: Jan 29-Feb 1, 2020

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