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Lots to buy at the Alice and Olivia sample sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Alice and Olivia sample sale set up was organized well; most of the items were categorized by both size and item. There were racks labeled with all of the sizes which made it very easy to shop. There were also racks that were categorized by item: coats (blazers, fur, etc.), gowns, short dresses, jeans, and skirts. The entire set up was very neat and orderly. There were many customers shopping, and it looked as if items were selling out fast. All of the shoe sections were organized. Everything was laid out nicely. There were a few tables of bags, glasses, and scarves. Except for the sample rack, where people were fighting for their lives, everything was organized and relatively easy to get to.

Merchandise/pricing: The prices at the Alice & Olivia sample sale were discounted but not enough for my liking: all clothing items (not including the samples) were $39-$309, sample items $29-$129, accessories $29-$149, and shoes $69-$169. For example, a dress that retailed for $440 was now $199, pants were down from $995 to $289, and a teddy coat that once cost $550 was now selling for $269. There were many different colors of coats- both fur and regular. There were fur coats in bright colors (hot pink and rainbow variations.) We spotted many pairs of jeans and fancy pants, short and long skirts, long sleeved tops and sweaters, short and long dresses, shoes and accessories. There were a lot of shoes: booties, tall boots, low boots, and heels. There were many pairs of sunglasses, scarves, bags, and tots. There were also 6 different pairs of glasses to choose from: shades brown, clear, black, and white!

This sample sale has a lot of merchandise & it’s going fast! There was a line out the door hours before opening…

Rate: 9/10 AMAZING pieces, endless options, beautiful gowns, and warm coats! Alice and Olivia is a great sample sale although a bit pricey, and is definitely worth going to.

What: Alice and Olivia sample sale

When: Tues, Dec. 10 – Sun, Dec. 15 2019

Where: 260 Fifth Ave, Manhattan, NY

 

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Great Pieces at the Teri Jon Sale

Ladies and well ladies … here we are… the Teri Jon sample sale scores again. The brand is well known for their cocktail and evening wear. Amongst many naked women and traumatized teenagers whose moms dragged them to find dresses for family events; We made our way through to find some golden pieces. There was one room of samples prices starting at $50 and another room of stock going up to $250. Lots of sizes to choose from and sweet staff attempting to make some sort of sense of the chaos. If you’re in the neighborhood it is definitely worth a skim. Ask people what they got before you buy it though because I’m pretty sure we saw the whole word at this sale….. and their mothers… and what would be worse than matching your friends mother? Yikes.
This sale scores an 8/10 on the ShopDrop scoreboard for being stocked, staffed, fairly priced and having many different styles for different types of people. The sale will be going on Sunday 9:30-5 and Monday 9:30-4:45 at 241 west 37th Street 2nd Fl. Credit cards only.

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The AV Max Sale Lived Up to Max-imum Expectations

By: Eve Orbach

This AV Max sale was great!! There was a large selection and variety of jewelry at low prices. Prices ranged from $5-$25, while full-priced items on the website go for about $20—$70. Featured were rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in both gold and silver finishes. Because of the price point, the jewelry is made with mixed metals instead of 100% gold or silver. The pieces ranged from super minimalist everyday styles to more funky fashion jewelry. 

The sale was very easy to shop in. Most tables were organized by price and item (ie rings for $5, hoops for $5, etc). The sale venue was small but cozy, and it’s the same place where they keep their materials. This turned out to be a cool feature because they had people crafting the jewelry while we were shopping. The staff working the sale were really friendly and kind. There was Christmas music playing, everyone was chatting with each other and to top it all off there were free mimosas offered!

I give this sale a 10/10. If you’re looking for fun fashion jewelry at low prices then this is the sale for you. Also, because we’re in the holiday season, it’s worth mentioning that you will definitely get some people checked off of your gift list! 

PSA: this jewelry would make adorable stocking stuffers. 

 

What: AV Max jewelry sale

When: December 4— December 10, 2019

Where: 144 W. 37th Street, 3rd Floor, Manhattan, NY 

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The Bally Sample Sale was Underwhelming

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Bally Sample Sale was quite disappointing. When I walked into the room I was shocked, not by the merchandise or the prices, but by how COLD it was in that showroom!!! It was absolutely freezing, and they still took everybody’s coats. Every single employee was bundled up in a winter coat, and some were even wearing beanies, but the shoppers were left to freeze.

At this sale, there were hardly any bags or clothes, but a lot of shoes. And thanks to 260, the prices were still a bit high (mainly for the leather goods). Leather outerwear was $800, leather bottoms were $500, and leather shirts were $600. The non-leather goods ranged from $35-$250, and shoes ranged from $75-$200. At this sale, there was a beautiful men’s trench coat that I wanted to purchase for my brother in law. On the tag, the retail price ($1,695) was crossed out and marked down to $137! I was very impressed and ready to buy! But when I brought the coat up to the register the employee informed me that the jacket was actually $250. He explained that the price written on the tag was applied wherever the coat had come from before it was brought to $260. So that means that they actually RAISED the price from the previous sale that the coat was at!!!!! Ridiculous and embarrassing! I advised the employees to white those numbers out because 1. it is very misleading, and 2. just plain ol’ pathetic. Get your s*it together 260!!!!! Overall I rated this sale a 6/10. I’d say sit this one out, especially if you’re hoping to get a cool purse!

What: Bally Sample Sale
When: Tue Dec 3rd – Sun Dec 8th, 2019
Where: 2151 Broadway, Manhattan, NY

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Rachel Zoe Sample Sale has the Most Amazing Prices

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We’ve been to quite a few Rachel Zoe sample sales over the years, so we were very pleasantly surprised to discover this Rachel Zoe sample sale hosted by Eclipse NY in the Meatpacking District. The space was clean and large and well lit. The racks were filled with merchandise that’s prefect for the holidays: full of sequins and shiny materials.

The best news though was the pricing. Items were up to 90% off retail, with $440 gowns selling for as low as $100. We literally couldn’t find a single item over $150. On top of separates and dresses, there was also an amazing selection of shoes.

This sale gets a definite thumbs up for us before the holidays – that’s a 9/10. Drop everything and go.

What: Rachel Zoe sample sale
Where: Dec 3 – Dec 8, 2019
When: 450 West 14th St, NY, NY

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Great Shape Wear at the Wolford Sample Sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Wolford sample sale’s set up was very organized, and it was easy to find exactly what you are looking for. The room had racks alongside the walls, which were categorized by item and shade. There was one section along the wall, that was specifically bodysuits, thin pullovers, thin tops, and string bodysuits. All of those were packaged in small boxes already. That section categorized each small box by size, and it was easy to find your size as well. There was one rack that was dedicated to embellished bodysuits, dresses, and long sleeved shirts. The rack was very organized and had multiple sizes for each item. There was another rack that was mainly just pants and skirts. The merchandise was in color-coated order, which made it easy to find specific items/colors. There were also two boxes of bras, but they were all just thrown in; the sizing was all tossed in together, so people had to search throughout in order to find their size. There was also a large section of tights- both embellished and plain. There were a lot of great colors for the winter and holidays as well.

Merchandise/ pricing: Wolford’s prices were as follows: bodysuits $60, dresses $75, embellished dresses $125, knitwear $80, pants $75, skirts $40, vegan skirts $75, tanks $45, tops $75, waves camo $15, and cotton skirt $15 (The prices remained a bit high). They had a lot of great merchandise and did not look like they were running out anytime soon. The only negative attribute about this sale was that the cotton skirts and some other merchandise were very creased and looked worn out. Wolford had a lot of amazing quality items as well; there were a bunch of gorgeous dresses that had detailed embellishments. There were fancy pants and casual pants- The pants were in mostly just dark shades. There were also a LOT of colorful tights and plain ones as well. There was a whole corner of the room that was dedicated to just tights! The tights were in a lot of available sizes, and were perfectly labeled to make it easy to find your specific size.

Rate: 6/10 The prices were still pretty high, and some of the items were creased. They had a lot of great items, and it is worth it to go if you need shape-wear, dresses, or pants!

What: Wolford Sample Sale
When: Tues, Dec. 3- Thu, Dec. 5, 2019
Where: 330 7th Avenue, Suite 1702, Manhattan, NY

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LOTS to buy at the Amicale cashmere sample sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Amicale sample sale was a true hit! There were endless amounts of cashmere for both men and women. The set up goes as follows: the room was divided in “half” between the men and the women. Each side was then categorized by the specific merchandise. Both sections had ENDLESS amounts of boxes that were labeled with the price. Everything in the room was extremely organized, and it was very easy to find what you were looking for. For the women, there were boxes of scarves, gloves, hats, sweaters, sweatshirts, and robes. Everything was organized in the boxes, and looked brand new. For the men, there were also boxes filled with gloves, hats, scarves, sweaters, and robes. The room was big and not too crowded, so it was enjoyable and fun to shop in.

Merchandise/ pricing: Each item at the sample sale had a different price. The prices for the women went as follows: cashmere sweaters $95 (3 for $250), cashmere woven throws $135, fedora felt $30, faux fur scarf $20 (2 for $30), knit cashmere gloves $25 (5 for $100), scarves and wraps $20 (3 for $50), and knit hats with fur pom $40 (3 for $100). Men’s prices went as follows: leather gloves $40, cashmere scarves $40, woven hats $15, and sweaters $95. The prices were great, and all of the merchandise looked excellent quality. There was a TON of merchandise left, and even more unopened boxes underneath everything that was out. There were multiple sizes for everything as well. There were a lot of great holiday gifts as well, such as pre-wrapped gloves. There are gorgeous pieces and warm blankets. This sample sale was a true hit, there was a LOT to buy!

Rate: 9/10 A ton of excellent merchandise. There are unlimited amounts of holiday gifts for both men and women, ranging from blankets, scarves, hats, sweaters, and gloves.

What: Amicale sample sale
When: Wed, Dec. 4- Fri, Dec 6, 2019
Where: 148 Madison Ave, 5th floor (32nd St Entrance), Manhattan, NY

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Obsessed with the Leah Israel Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Leah Israel sample sale is PERFECT for women in need modest clothing or gowns. The sale is taking place in a showroom at 265 West 37th (12th floor), and we have great news: the seller is totally willing to negotiate pricing. There are tons of gorgeous clothing options for women of all sizes. Sizes start at 0 and range all the way up to 18! But with that said, there aren’t too many pieces available. So if you’re in desperate need of modest clothing, definitely sign up to become a ShopDrop VIP. This will grant you early access to the sale to ensure that you get what you’re looking for before stock runs out!

Prices are 50% off retail. Tops range from $70-$125, dresses from $120-$200, and gowns are from $350-$450. But like I said before, the owner will be changing prices as she goes, so you can definitely expect markdowns.

Overall I rated this sale a 8/10. If you’re in need of high quality, modest clothing for the holiday season, or for any other occasion, this is the place for you!

What: Leah Israel Sample Sale
When: Thurs. Dec. 5th – Mon. Dec. 9th, 2019
Where: 265 W 37th, 12th floor (Suite A),  Manhattan, NY

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Isaia and Eidos Napoli Sample Sale the Place to Stock Up on Menswear

By:Riva Neumann

The Isaia and Eidos Napoli Sample Sale is the place to stock up on menswear, perfect for the holiday season and maybe even for gifts as well. They have racks of suits, sportscoats and outerwear that you most probably need and some really good discounts. There is an additional 20% off if you buy 3 of the same item.

Shoes are a great deal here, $250 for Isaia and DI Bianco ranges from $278-$398. The sale is also very organized with a lot of merchandise and a pretty good selection. There is also a good selection of bags and leather goods.

Overall, I gave this sale a 6/10, good selection of merch but not too exciting unless you are very familiar with the brand.

What: Isaia and Eidos Napoli Sample Sale
Where: 151 Wooster Street New York,NY
When: Dec 3,2019- Dec 8,2019

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Expect Crowds at the Rag & Bone Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

The Rag & Bone Sample Sale was a pretty good sale, especially if you are looking for sweaters. They have a ton of sweaters, outerwear, blazers etc and the prices are pretty good (most expensive items are $300). The samples were even better, costing about half of everything else. I think that is your best bet for a good deal, if you are willing to dig through haphazardly thrown items in one small corner.

I was so disappointed by the lack of denim, like they barely had any but I still managed to find two pairs. The shoe selection was ok, not great but you can definitely find something. Beware the crowds though, I waited on line to pay for half an hour so I can only imagine what the rest of the week will be like.

Overall, I gave this sale a 7.5/10. I think the best time to go is at the end of the sale when it’s (hopefully) discounted even more.

What: Rag & Bone Sample Sale
Where: 260 5th Ave New York, NY
When: Dec 3,2019- Dec 8,2019

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