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Get Gorgeous Pieces at the Lela Rose Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

The Lela Rose Sample Sale is the place for gorgeous dresses, tops and gowns for insane prices. This sale is extra special because they have current pieces for 65%-70%. Catch that Fall 19 and Prefall 19 for some great prices. Everything is organized by size so it is all easy to find! The coats are some of my favorite pieces and you can score a great one (with real fur!) for under $1000.

The gowns are so pretty and there are so many of them! Any black tie occasion would not be complete without one of these gowns. Also, the prices are great (most under $1000) so stock up for all your black tie event needs. The knits are wonderful and there is a great selection of sweaters just waiting to be worn in this cold weather.

Overall, 9.5/10!! head on over for some great stuff, you won’t regret it ūüôā

What: Lela Rose Sample Sale
Where: 115 West, 29th Street, 2nd Floor, Manhattan, NY
When: Nov 16,2019- Nov 18,2019

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The Christopher Fischer Sample Sale is a Complete Joke

By: Jacqueline Munro

I don’t think I’ve seen a “sample sale” this bad in my entire life. The Christopher Fischer sample sale consists of one rack of horrible looking cashmere sweaters, a table of three fuzzy blankets, and a table of pillows. The sweaters cost anywhere from $50-$70, the blankets were $70, and the pillows, varying in sizes, ranged from $20-$60.

There isn’t much else to say about this sale, given that it consisted of less merchandise than my t-shirt drawer. Overall I rated it a¬†3/10. There is nothing redeeming about it, not even kind staff members. Better luck next time, shoppers.

What: Christopher Fischer
When: Tue Nov 12th РThu Nov 14th, 2019
Where: 261 W. 36th St., Manhattan, NY

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Retrofête Sample Sale- EEP!!!!!

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Retrof√™te sample sale starts tomorrow morning and it is going to be AMAZING. I walked into the clean white showroom with low expectations, (hot brands don’t usually have great sample sales) but I was BLOWN AWAY! If you’re a ShopDrop VIP member you’ll be able to attend this sale an hour before anyone else, and if you aren’t there is still time to become one! Download our app to get the special perks now!

At this sale, it seems like there are a million dresses. They have tons of classic styles like the Grace, Gabrielle, Audrey, Ella, and Olya as well as others like the Flora and Denisa. All of the dresses are available in every color of the rainbow and more! The long sleeve mini sequin dresses are $300, the one-shoulder and midi long sleeve sequin dresses are $250, and the sequin slips are $100. I mean, prices like that for a brand this hot are unheard of!!!! In addition to the amazing dresses, there are tons of cute short/top sets, jogger/sweatshirt sets, and other single pieces like skirts, tanks, and blazers. There is also a small selection of shoes and bags which are to die for.

Overall I rated this sale a¬†9/10. If you don’t go to this sale you’re either a fool or you’re really smart and trying to save money; because trust me, if you go, you won’t be able to leave empty-handed. Good luck, shoppers! I hope you have sick New Years’ plans because this attire is perfect for the¬†occasion.

What: Retrofête Sample Sale
When: Wed Nov 13th РFri Nov 15th, 2019
Where: 231 W. 29th St., Manhattan, NY

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La Perla was a Bit of a Disappointment

By: Riva Neumann

The La Perla Sample Sale¬†was not as great as I thought it would be. I expected to be greeted to lovely lingerie pieces, begging me to buy them. What I was faced with were some sad, wrinkled and overpriced even for a sample sale pieces. The bodysuits were best described as “meh” and bras of every size and color were just hanging around, in no way organized by size. Same with the swimsuits. The ready to wear was ok but nothing special.

They also claimed to have bags, shoes and some mens items but after searching far and wide, they could not be found, which was kind of suspicious in my opinion. Overall, 5/10 this sale isn’t worth the time unless you really feel the need to go or are obsessed with the brand.

What: La Perla Sample Sale
Where: 150 Greene Street New York,NY
When: Nov 12, 2019-Nov 17,2019

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Proenza Schouler Sample Sale Has so Many Bags

By: Riva Neumann 

The Proenza Schouler Sample Sale¬†is a great sale for bags. They have a huge selection and so many bags available, but don’t think that you are filling your purse closet in one trip, there is a 2 bag limit per person. They have a great selection of gorgeous runway pieces that are to die for. They also have the white label for some more affordable options (t-shirts are $25 woot!)

The shoe selection wasn’t great but it was there and it was 75% off.¬† They had a nice selection of jewelry for $60. Overall, I gave this sale an 8/10, discounts are good and its a really good sale!’

What: Proenza Schouler Sample Sale
Where: 151 Wooster street New York,NY
When: Nov 12, 2019-Nov 17,2019

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Inside the Yigal Azrouel Sample Sale

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We were invited to preview the Yigal Azrouel sample sale during setup hours. Going to a sale before the crowds hit it up is always exciting – almost like the calm before the storm. First things first, the Yigal Azrouel headquarters are inside a WeWork – so the environment is very different from anything one might find in a typical fashion district showroom.

Once you are in the showroom though, the layout is similar to any other showroom sample sale. Racks throughout the room with dresses, gowns, jumpsuits, sweaters and leather items and a table in the middle with chunky sweaters and light knits.

Pricing is so/so – if you look at retail prices, then items are a good 80%-85% off, which is great. But items are still quite pricey for the sample sale shopper: dresses are $175, leather items are $449. There are a few items for under $100 such as basic tops that go for $79. All in all, let’s say mid-range pricing.

In terms of sizing, the selection was quite nice as well. A lot of the actual samples were small but the stock items had quite a few medium and large sizes as well. I would say the dresses and tops were the best items of the sale – the dresses are really unique.

If you follow Yigal Azrouel, this sample sale is one you should definitely hit up. Details below.

What: Yigal Azrouel sample sale
Where: 500 7th Ave (entrance from 37th St), NY, NY
When: Nov 11 – Nov 15, 2019

 

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Zegna Sample Sale – Heaven for Men

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The Zegna sample sale was a huge success for the men. There was a line out the door at 1PM on a Sunday, and apparently, the line was even longer during the morning hours. The Soiffer Haskin hall was bustling with people shopping. Everything was 60% off retail. Suits, jackets, blazers, vests, sunglasses, sweaters, shoes. Things were still expensive, but given that the Zegna sample sale hadn’t taken place in a couple of years, people were grabbing items off the tables and hangers as if they were free.

At the point that I was there, there was still a nice selection of items, but I wouldn’t count on the selection staying there for long. If you’re into fancy men’s clothes, this sample sale is a must. 8 out of 10 for me.

What: Zegna sample sale
Where: 317 West 33rd St, Manhattan, NY
When: Nov 10 – Nov 14, 2019

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Raised Prices at the Peter Thomas Roth Sample Sale

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We checked out the Peter Thomas Roth sample sale earlier this week. Were the prices cheap – yes. That being said, there was a definite price hike from the year before. I bought an eyelash serum and a cc cream – but when I went home, users started writing in that they bought items which were too close to expiration date for comfort. With skincare, expiration dates are no joke – especially if you’re acne prone like me.

The sale was in a nice large showroom – items were either stacked up or in buckets. The room was split into a Peter Thomas Roth section and a June Jacobs section. Masks were the best deals – they started at $2 a pop for mini-masks. Then there were sets of 6-7 large marks for $35.

If you have the patience to sit and check expiration dates, then it’s worth checking out. Otherwise, skip.

What: Peter Thomas Roth sample sale
When: Mon Nov 4th РWed Nov 13th, 2019
Where: 460 Park Ave, 4th Fl, Conference Room, Manhattan, NY

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Sweaty Betty Sample Sale

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A huge thank you to Di.ShopNonStop for covering the Sweaty Betty sample sale! The sale was in a small showroom and was priced by category, which was marked by color stickers. There was also a section of items in bins organized by size.

Our favorite items were knapsacks, bras and leggings. Other items include pants, tees and swimwear. Sizes went from small to XL. If you’re a fan of the brand, hit it up!

What: Sweaty Betty sample sale
Where: 80 Warren St, Manhattan, NY
When: Nov 7 – Nov 9, 2019

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Naeem Khan Sample Sale – Prices Too High, Selection Too Low

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We hit up the Naeem Khan sample sale, which was co-hosted with Shelly & Renee. As any sample sale with Shelly & Renee, the items were overpriced. There were a few items that cost $200-$300 but most items were priced north of $1,200. The space could have been lighter and larger but not much complaints in that area.

We were disappointed in the lack of selection. The sample sale seemed like one huge Neiman Marcus return that the brand was stuck with. There were a few evening gowns but not close to a generous selection. If you could find a gown at that sale, you would probably be very happy.

Overall, the items that were at the sale were beautiful, the prices expensive. We’re giving the sale a 6 out of 10.

What: Naeem Khan sample sale
Where: 260 West 36th St, 10th Fl, NY, NY
When: Nov 5 – Nov 7, 2019

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