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How to Find the Best Sample Sales

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By Guest Fashion Blogger, The Lunar Phase

Believe it or not I’ve never been to a sample sale until I used ShopDrop , an app which helps you discover amazing sample sales by location! The reason I’ve never been is because I just didn’t know about them!

Sample sales always seemed so exclusive and I never knew when or where it was happening. I felt so out of the loop! I would have loved to be informed I just didn’t have the time to research my favorite brands so I just gave up.

I heard about ShopDrop, and was so thrilled about the concept I immediately downloaded the app. It was the perfect solution to my problem! As a fashionista I’m always on the lookout for amazing deals on my favorite designers. Who doesn’t like beautiful, unique, quality garments on sale? It’s hard to afford paying full price for your favorite brands, but sample sales make that possible!

Through the app I discovered that Yumi Kim was having a sample sale, so of course I went. The app is so user friendly and easy to navigate so don’t worry about being overwhelmed! I had such a great experience at the Yumi Kim sample sale I bought three items and all  50%-75% off! I was in heaven! It’s a great way to shop for special event dresses. I bought a beautiful cold shoulder black midi dress for a cocktail charity event I went to. Turns out it was one out of two samples ever made! I felt so special wearing it.

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Yumi Kimi Cold Shoulder Dress

ShopDrop makes it easy to find your favorite sample sales so be sure to download the app to stay informed about all the amazing shopping that’s out there! I’ll be sure to frequently check ShopDrop for any upcoming sales I don’t want to miss, like the Reformation sample sale this weekend March 23rd- 26th! Styles will be up to 80% off for four days! Will I see you there?

Love,

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Top 5 Sample Sales In NYC This Week

Sample Sales in NYC this week

‘Tis the time, ’tis the season…

People await the ending of winter not just because of the thawing temperatures and budding plants, but also because of the massive discounts and number of sample sales that take place during this time of the year. Of the 26 sample sales taking place in NYC this week – yes, you heard correctly, 26 – we will bring you the best five here below. If you want all of them…. ahem, download the ShopDrop app on iTunes and get rolling! And make sure to follow us on Instagram for awesome updates and promotions!

Reformation sample sale

If you’re into femininity, modernity & style all at once, Reformation might just be the sample sale for you. Its adorable dresses can be worn to a party just as to work.

Reformation Sample Sale in NYC
Reformation Sample Sale in NYC

When: Thu-Mon, March 23rd – March 27th
Where: 39 Bond St, NY, 10012
For Women

Prive sample sale

Chelsea Market is always an exciting place to hunt for bargains and this Prive sale is no exception.
The sale will feature Saks Fifth Avenue, Descendant of Thieves & Free People

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Free People Sample Sale

 

Tue-Thu, March 21st to March 24th
Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, New York, 10011
For Men & Women

Reiss London sample sale

Reiss London Sample Sale
Reiss London Sample Sale

Tue-Thu, March 21st – March 26th
260 Sample Sale, 260 Fifth Ave, NY, 10001
For Men & Women

TRNK sample sale

TRNK Sample Sale NYC
TRNK Sample Sale

Decor furniture of this uber-popular brand for a whooping 80% off!
When: March 25 – March 26th
Where: TRNK, 153 Lafayette St, Floor 7, NY, 10013
For Men & Women

Beretta sample sale

Beretta Sample Sale NYC
Beretta Sample Sale

If you are feeling the shooter in you, and are looking for some hard-core items, this one’s for you! Get 70% off hunting apparel and retail prices on clothes and accessories.
When: Mon-Wed, March 20th – March 23th
Where: Soiffer Haskin, 317 West 33rd St, NY 10001
For Men & Women

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Spyder Sample Sale Review: 3 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time for Ski-Gear Shopping

Most of us can’t wait to shed the coats, scarves and layers to don chic sandals and tiny tops. By the time the last storm comes around, and city dwellers are forced to bundle up and stay home, thoughts of sunshine, flowers and little dresses fill our minds. However, the smartest among us will cease the moment to stock up on quality fashion merchandise for next season at a ridiculous discount. So here  are three reasons as to why this is the best time to shop for ski clothes along with our review of the Spyder active sample sale in NYC.

 

Sample Sale Blog Review Spyder Active
Sample Sale Review: Spyder Active

 

Season is over and so everything is on sale.

Precisely because everyone is focusing on the little flowery dresses, stores like Bogner and Spyder Active are putting their luxury items on massive sales. Bogner held a sample sale earlier this month. Spyder Active is holding its sample sale for another week at 260 5th avenue. Jackets and snow pants, which typically cost over $1,000 are offered at a whooping 60% discount.

Ski coats of high quality can be worn for years. 

If you are one of those awesome fashionistas who doesn’t like to buy items at the end of a season for fear that they will be out of style next year, skiers and snowboarders have nothing to worry about. Fashion trends in the snow sports world are the slowest to change. What has been cool and hip in 2010 is still perfectly hip today, if preserved in good condition, which brings me to the last point.

Fashion turnover is one of the slowest in the skiing industry.

Invest in high quality snowgear. It pays off. Jackets and snowpants from high quality companies will remain in great condition for a number of years. So rather than wait till next year when you want to go skiing when you will have to buy junk or pay full price for a warm pair of snowsuits, go to a sample sale, get a great deal – and then welcome the summer with the rest of us.

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Put Some “Sole” In Your Step- Frye Sample Sale

Frye Sample Sale

If you have feet, you have a favorite pair of shoes. Be it combat, riding, or heeled booties, there’s nothing like that super comfortable, broken-in pair that completes every outfit. Adding a bold pair of boots can elevate a safe outfit to a statement outfit. Many agree that one’s choice of footwear affects the way they walk, talk and carry themselves.

Frye Sample Sale

The average denizen of New York is not unfamiliar with the clicking of a pair of heels on a linoleum floor, the squeak of a brand new sneaker in a gym, or the clap of flip-flops on a hot, summer day. The sounds and feelings of your chosen footwear manifest themselves in the way you move throughout your day. For example, the right pair of sneakers can evoke feelings of agility and speed, while a lax pair flip flops may lend a carefree attitude.

Good shoes, good news. Fetish or not, our feet are our friends. They keep us grounded and moving about. Be kind to your journey and treat your feet to an awesome pair of shoes that’ll stop city walkers in their tracks.Frye Sample Sale Everyone has that badass pair of boots that makes them feel like they can conquer the world. When I pound my way through New York City wearing a bomb pair of stylish combat boots, I feel strong, independent, and I know that no one can mess with me. Steel-toed and sexy, I like adding a bit of sass to what I wear. Taking powerful steps changes my whole state of mind…

If all of this sounds foreign to you, here’s a quick fix. Check out the FRYE SAMPLE SALE to fall in love with a pair of beautiful boots for up to 70% off.

WHAT? FRYE SAMPLE SALE

WHEN? March 28th, 2017- April 2nd 2017

WHERE? 260 Sample Sale (5th Avenue Location)

I’ll see you there,

Xo,

Lexi

 

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NYC Lifestyle Video

Sample Sale Exploring NY

By Dynasty George, ShopDrop Fellow

I saw many lifestyle videos from my favorite social media influences in LA and London. I thought it would be a cool idea to show people the beauty of the East Coast, specifically the city we all know and love, New York. I wanted to create a video showing inner city females as the face of this beautiful city and have the viewer follow us on a normal Saturday. Coincidentally, everyone involved in the video is from a different borough, I’m from Brooklyn, William, the videographer,  is from Harlem, Kenia, one of the models, is from Queens, and Jennifer, the other model, is from the Bronx. We all met in high school, The High School of Fashion Industries, in Manhattan, which is the heart of New York for us!

In this video we take you to two main places where we often hang out, which are Soho and Dumbo! Soho is great for shopping! There’s a lot of clothing stores and boutiques next to each other which makes shopping easier. We love to use the ShopDrop Sample Sale app to tell us when there are nearby sales!! Living in New York is very expensive so we love deals and sales, especially when it comes to clothing!! They also have a great $2 pizza place called “Champion Pizza” that we adore! Later on in the day we went to Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo. It’s actually one of my favorite spots in NYC and in the summer they host a lot of events! On the off season, which is now, it’s just a great place to hangout at. From the park you can see the Brooklyn bridge, the Manhattan bridge, and the beautiful Manhattan skyline that features the Freedom Tower. I have so many memories there, just sitting by the rocks and talking to my friends about life and our dreams. New York City is such a phenomenal place and I loved showing it to people from our point of view!

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We Dressed it up at the Derek Lam Sample Sale

By: Liza Sakhaie

Naturally, we don’t all have time to go to every sample sale in the game, forcing us to prioritize our favorites. As a business student, I sometimes find myself weighing the pros and cons of each sale. But considering the fact that on average, Derek Lam’s pieces cost $1000, the choice was simple. I knew I had to seize the opportunity to get my hands on the American designer’s sensible and detailed collection.

When I walked into Clothing Line, the sample sale host, I realized that my experience might be a little thrifty—I was definitely going to have to hunt to find the best items, especially since I only managed to make it there on the final day. After tossing aside some super baggy sweaters (originally $1400!!) and making it past the more matronly pieces of the collection, I came across this gem— (Score!!)

Derek Lam Sample Sale

Lam upgraded the classic statement white blazer with a splatter paint detailing, making it easy to pair with both white and black trousers. I quickly found a pair of wide leg black suit pants to match, creating the perfect outfit to stand out at work or any event. The total cost of the outfit originally came out to almost $3,000 ($2000 for the jacket alone) but I got it for almost 70% off! Thank goodness for ShopDrop for always being there for me when I need to find a good sample sample.

If you’re looking for a timeless yet modern additions to your closet, definitely add Derek Lam to your list of Sample Sales to check out next season. You’ll be sure to find the right combination of classy yet unconventional pieces!

Stay tuned,

Liza

 

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Upcoming Sample Sale: SJP

SJP Sample Sale

Guest post by Francine Szerer

Please note: due to the snowstorm, the SJP sample sale has been postponed until March 29th. 

I may have been too young to even watch- shhh don’t tell my mother, but growing up all I ever wanted to be was Carrie Bradshaw. And who didn’t? Her effortlessly chic, girly, elegant but eccentric style completely changed the game of fashion. From her famous tutu to her newsworthy Dior Newsprint dress, through her role as Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker defined the true meaning of fashion- originality!

SJP Video

SJP Sample Sale
SJP Sample Sale

As a fashion icon, Sarah Jessica Parker is full of endless surprises. The latest: a shoe line. But not just any shoe line. Launched in February of 2014, by Sarah Jessica Parker and George Malkemus III, these new kicks were designed to redefine color as neutrals, inspiring women all over to add a little color, spark and skip to their steps.

Every shoe in SJP’s collection is handcrafted in Italy by the genius hands of a third generation Tuscan shoemaker for maximum luxury and quality.

Reimagined after some of the most classic Christian Louboutin silhouettes, SJP exemplifies the beloved style with an exciting burst of color and unexpected adornments. As another source of inspiration, Sarah Jessica Parker looks to the late seventies for it “was a great time for women’s  shoes.”

Sarah Jessica Parker manages to pull inspiration from the finest sources while still staying true to herself and her style. To make these shoes truly her own each shoe features a strip of grosgrain, a type of fabric that is characterized by its ribbed appearance. In some shoes, it is used in hiding a seam up the back and in others, placed in an unexpected spot. Originally used in one color only- the palest and prettiest shade of salmon pink, and now in a few other shades, this really sets the SJP collection apart from the rest.

In Sarah Jessica Parkers own words this “collection is comprised of classic, timeless silhouettes meant to fit into a woman’s life for many years to come”.

Can’t wait to see what SJP has come up with this time! See you all there!

What: SJP Sample Sale
When: March 29th, 10-6
Where: Warwick Hotel, NY, 65 West 54th St, New York, NY

 

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Sample Sale Review: Wolford (Happening Now!)

By Guest Writer: The Fashion Sherlock

The Austria based brand made a US sample sale debut this week, hosted by 260 Sample Sale at the 260 Fifth Ave, location. As many would expect from this brand hosiery reigned supreme amongst the shoppers I saw inside early this morning. I also walked into the sale hoping for a few pair of tights but my focus were on unique patterns and embellishments. Also for the month of March I am focused on Women’s Suiting, so anything great under a blazer would be sure to draw my attention.

Fishnets, Mat Opaque, Cotton Velvet, Satin Touch, Sheer 15; there was a style and finish for all tastes. Sizes ranged from XS-XL; and pricing at $15 and $45 were a steal for this brand.

Now let’s talk bodysuits. RTW at the sale we priced at a 70% off the retail price. I found a particular one I feel immensely in love with. I call it serious in the front, with a sexy kitten surprise in back. It had a string bottom body and was at the sale for $121.

 

Wolford sample sale

Inventory ranged in sizes XS-Large in the items I checked. Most of the RTW bodysuits I saw were a string body. I saw Colorado, Viscose, and Buenos Aires Body styles to name a few that stood out.

Wolford is a brand know for luxury and at this sale you are receiving it at a great price that only comes around once! But let’s cross fingers that may not be the case. So check out the prices below.

wolford sample sale

wolford sample sale

wolford sample sale

Final let’s talk Kim K (I know everything always seems to go back to her). We have seen her numerous times in a Wolford bestseller; Fatal Dress. The dress was available boxed at the sample sale in Navy, Sun Yellow, Bottle Green, and Turquoise Blue. Priced at $63 at the sample sale you know one (or maybe 2) had to come home with me.

If you love Wolford I think this is a sale you should take a peek into (you have until Sunday). The styles available are classic and timeless. The staff from the brand were friendly, engaging, and very helpful. If you don’t know the brand, I say read the post here http://www.shopdrop.app/blog/basic-luxurious-necessities-wolford/ then go to the sale. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

I got word that restocking will occur daily, so if you haven’t visited yet, nothing was missed!

XOXO

The Fashion Sherlock

 

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SAMPLE SALE REVIEW: TORY SPORT, FASHION OR FITNESS?

Tory Sport Sample Sale

 BY SHOPDROP FELLOW: NINA ESSES

Preppy collars, classic stripes, and high spirits (literally… just check out my jumping skills) were all the rage at the very first Tory Sport sample sale this week. This inaugural event took place at Clothing Line, located in the Garment district in NYC! I walked into this sale with an agenda, as I sought to determine whether Tory Sport was made for fashion or for fitness. And it’s a legitimate question, how could it be that a sweater that looks like every day fashion, could wick off sweat and perform as a light, comfortable work out top?

 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the chic pigtail braids and the hot pink boxing gloves look. But here’s what I need to know: when my heart starts racing at its maximum speed, and the sweat starts trickling down my neck, am I going to be comfortable in this fabulous Tory gear? After jogging through the fitting rooms, doing jumping jacks with the staff, and standing on my head for a couple of minutes, I can honestly answer HELL YES!

 

 

Tory Sport clothes are fashionable AND comfortable! But guess what else they are… Expensive. So let’s talk prices, shall we?

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This sample sale helped make these clothes affordable! We saved over $95 on the leggings outfit, and $255 on the dress outfit! Why would I spend full price if I can hold out til Clothing Line hosts a sample sale? If you know what’s good for you, get your hands on some Tory Sport merch. Not only can you kick ass…but your ass will look damn good doin it!

 

 

XO,

Nina

 

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5 Ways To Look Like A Million Bucks For Less

If Monday is as difficult for you as it is for the rest of us, fear not. There are many wonderful sample sales and shopping events taking place this week. There, you’ll be able to stock up on some low-cost designer items in advance of Spring, which just doesn’t want to come. There are five action items that would maximize anyone’s return on invested time. So below are a few, and I’m always interested in hearing more ideas… so ping me, follow me on Instagram @shopdropapp and shoot me your ideas. Yours always, Estee <3

  1. Shop sample sales

    Sample sales are the best-kept secret of gorgeous looking fashionistas. Most brands, yes, even Canali, DVF & Hermes hold sample sales in fashion capitals once or twice a year. The merchandise is sold at a whooping 70%-90% discount. Knowing where to find them sales is a key to looking chic without spending chic. There are a few things that can maximize your results though… and they require that you be prepared to shop wisely.

  2.  Do your research

    Before you head to a sample sale, find out which brand or brands are being featured. See if you like any of the items. Find out if the sale sells stock or sample sizes (most sample sales now sell stock). I recommend having an app that lists all sample sales installed on your phone. Once or twice a week, check in and put interesting sales on your calendar.

  3. Stay tuned for outliers

    If there is something on sale at the end of the season, chances are, there will be more of a selection in non-standard sizes. My mother-in-law has a 10.5 size foot, and sample sales for shoes are her heaven. You could find the most exquisite and exclusive designs for ridiculous prices if your feet are either ‘too big’ or ‘too small’. If you want to see the maximum selection, go on the first day.

    Sample Sale Images

  4. Know your budget

    If you want to spend $5-$10 on an item, then look out for flea markets, blowout sales, and final markdowns. Oftentimes, the last day of a sample sale will be accompanied with additional mark-offs. If your goal is getting the Hermes scarf, then stand in that line, and get to the sale as early as you can.

  5. Set your expectations

    The tradeoff of buying luxury items at sample sales is losing the experience. No one will fuss over you at a sample sale bringing you every item you could dream of. Most probably, you will have to change in a public changing room, will have to be swift in your choices and stand in line to check out. If you ask us, it’s definitely worth the 70%-90% discount you’ll get in the long run. And if you set your expectations correctly, the experience will be fun!

 

 

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