For those who have been complaining that their summer wardrobe is lacking, (guilty as charged), we’ve got the sample sale for you. Velvet brings you a huge array of dresses, summer pants, shorts, light weight t shirts and more- all at 85% off the retail price.
Definitely fell in love with these funky prints, light weight long sleeves and cool material.
So many options…
Loving this poofy pants for the summer
Jackets and vests for those cool evenings that take us by surprise, or if you’re in the mood to stock up for the cooler weather.
Come check out the Velvet By Graham & Spencer sample sale until Sunday! Keep us posted with your finds by direct messaging us on Instagram @shopdropapp
Sample sales are arguably New York’s best kept secret–its how we stay chic, while still being able to afford to order delivery every night. If you know how to approach a sample sale, chances are you’ll walk out of the store with some sweet designer discounts.
So, what exactly are sample sales? Talk to anyone in marketing, and they will tell you that a shortage of products is a failure on the part of the company. Despite what people think, high-end designers never want to be sold out of a product; the goal is to make as many sales as possible, so most clothing companies produce excess clothes to ensure that everyone who is willing to buy their products will be able to do so.
Because of this, at the end of each season there’s an excess of clothes and accessories that they were unable to sell. Cue the sample sale: in order to make a bonus profit, brands will sell their surplus for more affordable prices for a few days; some brands selling items for up to 90% off of the original retail price.
Finding sample sales can be a little tricky; a lot of people make the mistake of thinking that the sales rack in a store is the same thing. It’s not; the better deals are usually in an office building in New York or Los Angeles, because the designers usually use a third party to host the sample sale for them.
Before you grab a coffee and prepare for a day of light shopping, be warned: these sales are packed with people in a large room, rummaging through the racks in order to find that perfect dress. There’s an adrenaline rush akin to the one a kid gets when someone cracks a pinata open and the candy falls to the ground. Except it isn’t candy, it’s the last pair of Jimmy Choo heels that are 70% off, and they’re in your size! So It’s best to come prepared with comfortable shoes for your treasure hunt.
If you find yourself in New York this summer, skip the rainbow bagels and head over to a sample sale to hunt for the biggest discounts on designer goods. Just be sure to download ShopDrop first to find out where the best sales in the city are located.
Located on 231 West 39th Street, Suite 1002, New York, 10018, KAS’ collection of hand-stitched pattern-adorned Indian influenced apparel is being sold at wallet friendly prices at their sample sale. KAS specializes in hand detailing and luxurious prints with a bohemian lifestyle twist, and they aren’t afraid of bold vibrant colors.
KAS’s collection seems tailor-made for the summer season, made with lightweight, breathable materials that feel light as vapor on your skin, perfect for some 4th of July fireworks spectating with refreshing froyo in hand.
KAS sample sale is active until Friday July 7th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Happy Independence Day! Hope you’re enjoying the warm weather as much as we are!
While it’s true that many sample sale hosts shut their doors for the Summer, there are still a number of awesome sample sales coming up every single week. So if you are the discovery shopper on the lookout for rising quality brands at affordable price points, stick with us, and we’ll make sure you are the best dressed person around. Below is a list of the best upcoming sample sales this week. As always, we love your input so keep your feedback coming! email@example.com
The based-in-England made-in-Spain shoe brand Miista is holding a three day sample sale in the heart of the Lower East Side at the end of this week. If you are into chunky heels and cutting edge styles, this one’s hot. The prices will drop from an average of $250 to $30, and on top of that you could earn cash back if you email us your receipt. Details here.
When: July 7-July 9
Where: 83A Hester St, NY, NY
2. AMPERSAND AS APOSTROPHE sample sale
The coolest leather totes are on sale! That’s right, the leather totes which usually retail in the $600-$700 range will be selling for a few days for under $70. The sale is in a showroom in the fashion district, and it’s cash only.
When: July 6-7 10:30AM-5:30PM
Where: 209 West 38th Street, Suite 503, NY, NY
3. INBAL DROR blowout bridal sale
The Tahor group is hosting its final blowout sale of all the Inbal Dror gowns remaining in its collection. What that means in practice is that all the gowns that retail between $8,000 and $10,000 will be selling for only $4,500. If you have a wedding coming up and need something sexy to slip into, make sure you don’t miss this one. This sale is appointment only, so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
When: July 5-7
Where: 110 East 40th St, NY, NY
Shop 85% off VELVET by GRAHAM & SPENCER sample sale, which is hosted by 260 sample sale. This is for men and women. Prices for T-shirts are typically around $119, so the sample sale will offer amazing quality at even better prices.
When: July 5-July 9 I 10AM-7PM
Where: 260 Sample Sale, 260 Fifth Ave (28th St)
KAS, the India-inspired NY brand is on sale. Everything is at least 50% off at this sample sale that is almost over. Make sure to hit up the ATM because the sale is cash-only. Thanks to our users for giving us the heads up.
When: Up to July 7th I 10AM-6PM
Where: 231 W 39th St, Suite 1002, NY, NY
SNEAK PEAK FOR NEXT WEEK
Like this dress? We do too! Tracy Reese, the designer is having a sample sale next week – and as a special perk for you guys, doors are opening one day early for ShopDropppers. To come early, all you have to do is download the ShopDrop app. It’s that easy! Details here – can’t wait to see you on July 10th!
For every sample sale that comes up, we reach out to brands asking for partnerships. We ask them if they’ll do something special for our VIP sample sale fashionistas. Here’s an exciting partnership and the first of its kind with the British shoe brand, Miista. The program will allow you to earn cash back and here is how it works. Retail prices for the brand range between $95 and $375, and at the sample sale prices will start as low as $30!
Hit up the Miista sample sale
MIISTA sample sale
Fri, July 7th – Sun, July 9th I Fri-Sat 10AM-7PM I Sun 10AM-6PM
Circle Studios, 83A Hester St, NY, NY (Directions, this is on the Lower East Side)
When you check out you will receive an email receipt. Forward the receipt to email@example.com and include your Venmo or Paypal name.
We will send you 10% back! That’s right! If you spent $100 at the sale, we will send you $10 to enjoy!
xo, the ShopDrop team!
Musings about Miista from Lexi
Last week I boarded the downtown A train feeling comfy and confident in a soft blue shift dress I purchased from Old Navy for the ridiculous price of $8. I always receive compliments on the dress due to its functional combo of both comfort and class. Whenever people ask where I purchased I, they’re usually pretty surprised with the answer.
When I stepped out off of the subway, the bounce in my step imitated that of a deflated beach ball, as I acknowledged my dress, on another girl, walking into the same building that I was. Well, so much for that…
At that moment I realized that if I wanted to stop looking like everyone else, I had to stop shopping at main stream retailers. Just in time for my fashion crisis, cue the Miista sample sale.
For those who don’t know what all the hype is about, keep reading. This unique, luxury sample sale is custom made for a true Fashionista. The sale will feature specially designed shoes that actually never made it to the production line. This is a chance to find some really special, unique pieces that no one else will have.
All of Miista’s shoes are designed in London and crafted in Spain. Merchandise includes all types of shoes including sandals, heels, slip ons, over the knee boots made from real Italian leather and more.
Come check out this unique shopping event on Friday July 7th, 2017 – Sunday July 9th 2017 next door to Miista’s boutique at Circle Studios, 83A Hester Street, New York, NY Special treat, come meet the founder of Miista, LaraVillasenin who will be at the sale.
Miista adds a unique twist to your classic wedges and pom pom slip ons. Don’t run into your shoes on someone else this summer, happy sample sale shopping!
For those who are able to think past the long weekend, mark your calendars NOW! Tracy Reese is opening their sample sale one day early to anyone with the ShopDrop app. The regular sample sale hours are July 11th 2017 and July 12th 2017 from 10-8, but anyone with the ShopDrop app is invited for early VIP access for three hours the day before, Monday July 10th from 5pm-8pm.
If there’s one type of person I truly pity, it is he or she who has no choice but to pay full price for their clothes because they have no idea what a sample sale is. Just a couple of months ago, I was that person. Funny thing is, I had no idea what I was missing out on – but now that I have been enlightened, I refuse to go back to living in the dark. Attending Theory’s sample sale not only reinforces that notion, but cements it into my very DNA.
My eyes couldn’t believe what they were seeing, clearly these discounts must be too good to be true. Like these blue straight-legged pants with tapered hems I fell in love with that retail for $225 but can be yours for only $50 bucks. Other notable deals include button downs (retail: $225, discounted price: $50), hoodies (retail: $195, discounted price: $65), elegant vests (retail: $500, discounted price: $155), and blazers (retail price: $525, discounted price: $155). Although hard to outdo, the prices weren’t the only great aspects of the sale. Equally as awesome was the staff, who were both friendly and helpful. I gotta give a special shoutout to Amoy, who made my shopping experience go as smooth as possible by answering all my questions and was eager to help.
Theory’s sample sale is located on Clothingline, 261 West 36th St., 2nd Fl, NY, NY and is open till Thursday, June 29th from 11AM to 7PM.
While it seems to many that the hottest season for sample sales is over, truth is that hot brands are still holding sample sales – they are just spread out a bit further apart. For for those looking for hidden gems and bargains, there are still a number of hot sales and discovery brand sales coming up. See our top 5 picks of the week below. One more housecleaning note: this week, we are beginning to personalize our newsletter update. So if you prefer to hear about sample sales within a specific category, let us know by signing in.
Clothingline is hosting a legitimate sample sale with real samples from the legendary brand. The good news is that prices will start at $50. The bad news is that items on sale will include samples and slight irregulars. So you’ll have to check your items closely before making a purchase. And clothing will be sold for all genders, all seasons and all sizes.What: THEORY sample sale
When: Mon, Jun 26 – Thu, Jun 29
What time: Mon 11AM-8PM I Tue-Thu 11AM-8PM
Where: Clothingline, 261 W 36th St, 2nd Fl, NY, NY
Shelly & Renee are hosting a sample sale for the iconic Marchesa brand. Shelly & Renee sample sales typically look nice, however, our users told us that the prices are still quite high for sample sales. However, this one seems to be advertised as a ‘blowout’ sale so who knows, perhaps this one will offer a pleasant surprise.
What: MARCHESA sample sale
When: Mon, Jun 26 – Wed, Jun 28
What time: Mon 2PM-7PM I Tue-Wed 10AM-6PM
Where: Shelly & Renee, 33 E 33rd St, 12th Fl, NY, NY
Vita Fede is an Italian-based luxury accessories company that offers cutting edge designs with a feminine twist. Their upcoming sample sale is my favorite kind: hosted in their own office. That’s right – when there is no middle guy, the prices are just awesome. Everything will be 80% off with prices starting at just $50.
What: VITA FEDE sample sale
When: Tue, Jun 27 – Thu, Jun 29
What time: Tue-Thu 10AM-7PM
Where: Vita Fede, 135 West 29th St, Suite 1005, NY, NY
For those who love sustainable footwear, Coclico is a hidden gem in NY. According to their website, Coclico fans aren’t about buying many things, but rather about choosing wisely. Luckily, at the sample sale you’ll be able to do both.
What: Coclico sample sale
When: Mon, Jun 26 – Wed, Jun 28
What Time: Mon 2PM-6:45PM I Tue 10AM-6:45PM I Wed 10AM-2PM
Where: Coclico, 401 Broadway, Suite 204
Another win for lovers of sustainable fashion sample sales. Clever Alice is hosting a ten day sample sale where you could find your favorite brands for 80% off retail price! Brands featured at this sale include Porto, Inzio, Cigno Nero, White & Warren and Vincetta.
What: CLEVER ALICE sample sale
When: Mon, Jun 26 – Sat, Jul 1
What Time: Mon-Sat 10AM – 7PM
Where: 126 West 25th St, NY, NY
If you’re into boutique denim brands, DL1961 is one you should definitely check out. Considering the fact that full-price jeans retail at $178 on their website, the sample sale is a perfect opportunity to try out the brand without over-committing your personal capital. Men’s and Woman’s Jeans, Jackets and Shirts1 for $50 / 2 for $90 / 3+ $40 each, Men’s and Woman’s Shorts 1 for $30 / 2 for $50 / 3+ $20 each, Kids Items $15 each / Kids Denim Jackets $30 each
What: DL1961 sample sales
When: Tue, Jun 27 – Wed, Jun 28
What time: 10AM-6:30PM
Where: 498 7th Ave, 21st Fl, NY, NY
Five days into the J Crew + Madewell sample sale, and things are still in full swing. Stepping into the small entrance off of 5th Avenue, I was immediately struck by how much stock was still left. To say that the selection was plentiful would be an understatement; rows of clothing racks covered the expanse of the warehouse floor, packed with all of the soft linens, bright colors, and chic patterns that make J Crew and all its subsequent brands so well known.
There were plenty of cute shorts and dresses for summer, but I was also happy to see a wide range of winter apparel as well. The sales staff were very competent and helpful, so you know you’ll be taken care of. The only thing I would warn about is the amount of people; it’s such a packed space, on top of being a must-have sale. Its manageable, but you may have to elbow your way through to grab that last paisley J. Crew top or Madewell leather booties. The prices, however, make it all worth it; with tops under $30, dresses under $40, and shoes under $65–on top of the crazy amount of clothing in stock–you’re sure to start your summer season of with a trendy, well made, although crowded, closet.
There’s nothing quite like that post shopping high that comes from making a successful purchase. Similarly, there’s nothing quite like that feeling of dread when it comes time to pay your credit card bill… Just like buying food, it somehow seems that clothes and shoes are always something you need more of. Be it those 600 weddings you have coming up, or that party your office is having for no real reason, most people enjoy looking their best. However, there’s nothing sustainable about dumping out your paycheck into the cause. Check out 5 features of the ShopDrop App that can save you money without hindering your wardrobe.
Have you walked through SoHo or the Garment District wondering how many great deals you are currently missing out on? Well the answer is unsurprisingly quite a lot. ShopDrop easily solves this problem by notifying you whenever there are sample sales near you just waiting to be pounced on. You can now walk with a calm mind knowing that ShopDrop will let you know about the 70% off John Paul Ataker sale going on just half a block away.
Sample Sales on a Map
Looking to spend a whole day shopping for designer clothing at a fraction of the price? Wondering which area to go to? With ShopDrop’s map feature, it is incredibly easy to view all sample sales going on in the city at the touch of a button. Find out with ease which areas have the highest density of sample sales. Don’t waste your time by going to SoHo when there are only 2 sample sales going on there, instead head to the Garment District where there are 9 going on.
3. Easy Sharing
Want to quickly show your friends that unbelievable Babajaan sample sale where every item is only $75? Quickly share the sale with your friends through Facebook, text, email, twitter, and many more. Now it’s easy to gather a squad together for an out of this world shopping spree at names like Jimmy Cho, Blossom Cashmere, and Canali.
Easy Add to Calendar
Found the Sea New York sample sale with 70% off all items? Worried you’ll forget about it because it is 8 days away? Wash away these fears with the new add to calendar feature. This function fluidly allows the user to create a customized event that can be added to your calendar. Now you can be notified days in advance of that Micky London sale with 20$ bins that you were dying to go to.
Thanks to ShopDrop’s connections with certain brands, we can be notified about sales that would not normally available to the public. These sales, often hosted in the back-wardrobes of the brands warehouses, give you exclusive access to dead stock items at a fraction of the price. Look out for these sales on our feed to get great brand items at a fraction of the price.