The Rebecca Taylor Sample Sale was nothing too exciting. Racks of perfectly organized clothes filled the space and you will find some nice pieces. Knitted tops are $40 while blouses are $80. Sweaters are $85, which is perfect for fall. They had some cute jeans for $75, as well as dresses for $100. Leather pieces are all $225 and they had some really cute leather jackets I had my eyes on.
To be honest, there wasn’t much else there, which was a disappointment for a sample sale. I gave this sale a 6.5/10. I wasn’t impressed but it was organized, prices were decent and there was some good stuff there.
What: Rebecca Taylor Sample Sale
Where: 260 5th ave New York,NY
When: Sept. 24,2019- September 29,2019
The Steve Madden Sample Sale has hands down been the worst sample sale I have ever been to. First of all, it’s in Queens so it is definitely a shlep from the city. But that isn’t the worst part! The sale is held in this massive warehouse and it is literally crowded to capacity with lines out the door, and for what? the shoes are a mess, you are lucky to find a matching pair in your size in the piles that surround the racks of mismatched shoes. Also, most of the shoes are a size 6, which doesn’t do most of us good (unless you are the lucky size 6). They may be cheap ($10-$20), are you really gonna try to get through this mess?
The bags they had were great, if you could find anything in the million boxes they had. If you found something you liked, you had to grab it right then and there because if you didn’t, it would disappear into the massive blackhole that is the Steve Madden sample sale. Seriously, it would disappear into the massive amounts of stuff that was everywhere. The last time I was there, I waited an HOUR on line to purchase a $15 Betsy Johnson bag and this time was no different.
The Rachel Roy Sample Sale was one that was not worth the effort to go. By the time I got there, there were only about 4 half racks of clothes available and lots of mannequins. All of the clothes were $5 which is great but you had to look really hard to find anything. I found some cute dresses and a lot of children’s clothes but honestly not much else. They had a bunch of mannequins for sale for $150 but other than that, you were out of luck.
I gave this sale a 3/10, definitely not worth the time or energy, but if you go check the room they are using as a dressing room, there is a ton of stuff there that may have some gems waiting to be discovered.
What: Rachel Roy Sample Sale
Where:58 W 40th Street, Mezzanine, NY
When: September 18,2019- September 19,2019
Simply put, the New York Multi-Brand Sale was great. There was a wide variety of products ranging from jewelry to coffee mugs to dresses, and there were price points to fit everyone’s budget. There was a $10 rack with some really cool pieces, and a rack with pieces starting as low as $20. But if you’re in the market for something more expensive and luxurious, there was stuff for you too! There were plenty of gorgeous pieces from designers like Dolce and Gabbana, Cushnie, and Chanel. Oh, and in my opinion, the best part was the pair of Jacquemus straw totes in the corner of the room. They had the large size and the mini one. EEP!
In addition to the great merchandise and fabulous pricing, the layout of the sale was really cool. I loved the way everything was organized, and the host was very sweet. She will make you feel very welcomed and she was very accommodating. Overall I gave this sale an 8/10. The products were very diverse and very well priced. What more could you ask for?!
The Ban.do sample sale was one of the weirdest, worst experiences of my life. First of all, there was no real price list, all of the items were catagorized by the percantge discount. Now, I’m not dumb or anything,I’m just lazy. And I don’t want to have to do mental math while I’m shopping. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, the discounts weren’t even good! Most of the items ranged from 50%-60% off. I mean that is just disgraceful. Ban.do, we know that this is your first “warehouse” sale, but just some friendly advice here… sample sale pricing is usually around 80% off!
In addition to the crappy deals, the merchandise was just weird. There was hardly any clothing but they had plenty of pool floats and “travel planners”. I mean what is that about? There were ice trays and yoga mats, phone chargers and notebooks, but no shoes! It was also so crowded. The last sale that I went to at 260 5th Ave. that had a line was Rag and Bone. And it wasn’t even as long! I could not believe how packed it was. People were hoarding plastic cups and weird circular bags like it was there job.
Overall I gave this sale a 3/10. I’m so mad that I wasted my time going, and I all I can say is, I hope you don’t make the same mistake I did.
What: Ban.do Sample Sale
When: Tues Sep 17th – Sun Sep 22nd, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY
The Reformation Sample Sale is honestly such a great sale; nothing is more than $100! The best deals are T-shirts for $20, skirts for $50, short dresses and jumpers for $79, and knit dresses for $40. The long dresses and jumpers are also a great deal at $89. The outerwear, including suede and leather are only $100 and the most expensive clothing items at this sale. They have a lot of everything in all sizes so you will for sure find what you are looking for!
The accessories are also worth a look, handbags and leather accessories are $45 while small, non leather pieces are only $15. Shoes range in price but nothing is more than $100.I found some adorable sandals for $89 that I just loved.
I gave this sale a 7.5, it was pretty good and worth the time to check it out!
The IRO Sample Sale is not one you want to miss. It is being hosted by Eclipse NY, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite sample sale hosts. The employees are the nicest you’ll find, and their sales have been knocking my socks off lately.
At the IRO sale, there is a TON of merchandise perfect for the fall. They have so many cute dresses($110-$190), trendy jeans ($90), stylish coats and jackets ($220-$590), fabulous blouses ($85), and sweaters ($120) that will bring a tear to your eye. Additionally, the shoe section ($130-$290) is stocked with boots that are definitely made for walking. The men’s section is also awesome; they have a bunch of options ranging from outerwear to flannels, to chelsea boots. And the best part is that there is no shortage of product or sizes. This warehouse is filled with merchandise, and if you’re able to make it, you will without a doubt find something that you love.
Overall I’m giving this sale a 9.5/10. The discounts are up to 85% off which is exactly where they should be, and the selection is diverse which I think is so important. Whether you have a more eccentric wardrobe or just like to keep things plain and simple, you’ll be able to walk out of the sale with shopping bags on both arms. And lastly, I just want to thank the Eclipse staff for always being so kind and welcoming, you’re the best! Good luck shoppers, even though I know you won’t need it.
What: IRO Sample Sale
When: Wed. Sep. 18th – Sun. Sep. 22nd, 2019
Where: 450 W 14th St., Manhattan, NY
if you haven’t heard of Luxe Market, get on board right now because you have to go! This store has some of the best designer deals I have ever seen, from Prada suit jackets for $312 to Gianvito Rossi for $240. These discounts don’t stop there, currently everything is an additional 20%. They have a great selection of Fendi bag charms for $278 (retails: $1160) and Roberto Cavalli cardholders for $48.
The shoe selection is bomb.com! They have a great selection of Gianvito Rossi shoes for a fraction of the retail price. They have a great selection of one-of-a-kind samples, all sizes 37. Don’t worry if you aren’t a size 37, they have plenty of shoes in all sizes and from many designers. Coming this week are a ton of Hugo Boss and Bottega Venetta items, so go check it out!
I gave Luxe Market a 9.5/10, the discounts are almost too good to be true AND it’s an additional 20% off! This is the place to be for all of your designer needs! Luxe Market is not a typical sample sale but rather a discount store that switches out designer merchandise every couple of weeks.
What: Luxe Market Warehouse Sale
Where:513 Broadway, Manhattan, NY
When:Sep 4th,2019 -Sep 28th, 2019
The Oscar De La Renta Sample Sale is the place to go for some good discounted pieces, if you are ready to enter a madhouse for it. People were going crazy for the discounts, but everything was still so expensive. They had some really nice furs, ranging from $2,000-$7,000 and production samples that ranged from a few hundred dollars to $2000. I wasn’t personally impressed by the ready to wear but they were pretty reasonably priced.
The shoes were pretty good and also discounted well, they had some shoes that ranged in price from around $400-$900 and sample shoes that were all $89. The bags were really nice as well like the embellished clutches for $325.
Overall, I gave this sale a 7/10, they have some great merch but I found it to be pricey and so crowded.
What: Oscar De La Renta Sample Sale
Where: 151 Wooster Street, Manhattan, NY
When: Septemebr 17,2019- September 22,2019
The Pamella Roland Sample Sale has a lot of one of a kind pieces, perfect for any family occasion! Beaded gowns are $990, non-beaded gowns are $790, and ball gowns are $1190. The short beaded dresses are $690 and the short, non beaded dresses are $490. They also had other brands as well, all for $390. They have so many gorgeous dresses to choose from and the discounts are good.
There are a lot of pieces to choose from, so if you have any occasion coming up that calls for a stunning gown, now is your chance! it is totally worth it for these pieces at these prices. They also have really nice staff and so much to choose from!
Overall, I gave this sale a 8.5/10, this is such a good sale for anyone with any special occasion coming up!
What: Pamella Rolland Sample Sale
Where:139 W 35th Street, Suite 510, Manhattan, NY
When: September 15,2019- September 16,2019