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Lingua Franca Sample Sale Is Still Too Expensive

We’re not going to lie. The Lingua Franca sale was kind of a disappointment. First off, there wasn’t too much of a selection – just a few sad racks of sweaters with some inspirisms. And whatever they did have was super expensive, even with the discount. Sweaters ranged from $100 to $185 (and these aren’t even fancy party sweaters). These are your average wear on Sunday with jeans type of sweaters.

The sale only had some sweaters but no cardigans (like – at all). And there was a small rack of children’s sweaters. The Yoya sale took place in the same location and was much better in that there was a lot more merchandise, and prices were 60-70% off retail.

All in all, stay home. This sample sale isn’t worth it. There are many sweater sample sales coming up and you’ll have plenty to choose from for a much better price. We’re giving this sale a 4 out of 10.

What: Lingua Franca sample sale
Where: 632 Hudson Street, West Village, Manhattan, NY
When: Thu Sep 5th – Sun Sep 8th, 2019

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Interesting Stuff at the Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

The Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale was not super impressive and was just like your typical 260 sample sale. They had a lot of good pieces though at some pretty good discounts so I don’t think it was a total bust. They have a good selection of tops starting at $55 for t-shirts and going up to $150 for knitwear. Bottoms are all $50 besides trousers which as $90. Day dresses and jumpsuits are $100, cocktails dresses are $320 and gowns are $450. The jackets were nice but they were $320 which I think is pricey for a sample sale.

There was a lot of fashion jewelry as well as a nice selection of bags. Fashion jewelry starts at $35 and goes up to $130 while bags start at $50 and go up to $250. The shoes were also a great steal, if there was no box they were $15, but by the time I got there I couldn’t find any. Other shoes started at $50 and went up to $250. They also had a nice selection of accessories such as scarves, gloves and wallets.

Overall, I gave this sale a 6/10, I didn’t find it super exciting but if you are a fan, you would probably really like this sale!

What: Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale
Where: 150 Greene Street New York, NY
When: September 3,2019- September 8,2019

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Another Great Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliott Sale at 260

By: Jacqueline Munro

Although I hate to praise 260, it’s impossible not to after their second great multi-brand sale this season. I went to their Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliott sale back in May and I was totally blown away. The prices were amazing and there was a ton of cute merchandise which is completely off-brand for 260. Although there were some repeat styles this time around, they did have a lot of new merchandise and the prices remained impressive.

The Joie inventory was defintiely the most stocked at this sample sale. There were tons of tops, jackets, dresses, pants, shoes, and even accessories. The Current Elliott section offered lots of cute, comfy sweatshirts as well as t-shirts, and a minimal selection of stylish jeans. Sadly there wasn’t as much Equipment this time, but they still had plenty of stunning classic blouses for $60 **cue tears of joy**. This is a great sample sale to go to if you want to start prepping your wardrobe for the fall. Overall I rated this sale a 7/10. Unfortunately because the sale is taking place at 260 that inevitably means rude staff members and aggressive crouds which make it a miserable environment to shop in. But other than that, I cannot complain. Definitely hit up this sale, it has become one of my favorites!

What: Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliott Sample Sale
When: Tues. Sept. 3rd – Sun. Sept. 8th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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Inside the Luxury Sample Sale for Kids

We checked out the Luxury kids sample sale hosted in Chelsea by Eclipse NY. We slipped in before the sale opened its doors to the public, so our experience might have been neater than the public hours. But we loved it. The space was large, organized, full of designer brands for kids. Brands included Lily Gaufrette, Kenzo, Paul Smith. Most items were under $50 a pop. And there was a large selection from 0 months to 16 years of age.

The staff was also super sweet. For those who ask, the clothing was split by category and not by brand, so a Kenzo dress = a Paul Smith dress and vice versa. If you have little bunnies in your gardens, definitely check this one out. 10 out of 10.

What: Luxury Sample Sale for kids
Where: 450 W 14th Street, Manhattan, NY
When: Wed Sep 4th – Sun Sep 8th, 2019

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Good Discounts at the Monse Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

The Monse Sample Sale was the place to be for some nice discounts! Though by the time the sale opened to the public there wasn’t much left, what was there was still worthwhile to shop. There were a lot of showstopping pieces starting at around $200, and some more ready-to-wear pieces starting at $50. While there was a lot of really good pieces available, there was a lot of damaged pieces as well. The good news is that the damaged pieces were significantly less so it was worthwhile to buy and have fixed.

The shoes were definitely something to get at this sale. Shoes ranged from $50-$150 and pretty much all were in good condition. They had flats, heels and boots as well as $10 slides.

Overall, I gave this sale an 8.5/10. I would highly recommend this sale if you are familiar with the brand, but even if you aren’t, this was a great sale that should not be missed!

 

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Solid and Striped Sample Sale has Solid Prices

By: Riva Neumann 

The Solid and Striped Sample Sale is a great place to get some bathing suits as summer winds down, especially for Labor Day weekend! They have a variety of different styles available in all different sizes. They mostly have super cute one pieces for $60 and a decent amount of 2 pieces for $30 each. They also have bags available as well, small for $30, large for $40.

The sale has more of a variety of one piece bathing suits in many more styles than the two piece ones. There were racks of one pieces in all shapes, sizes and colors while there were mostly a lot of very few styles available for two piece ones. There weren’t a lot of racks at this sale in general but for the most part you can definitely find something you like!

Overall, I gave this sale a 7.5/10, Happy shopping!

What: Solid and .Striped Sample Sale
Where:  450 West 14th St, Manhattan, NY
When: August 28,2019-September 1,2019

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The NYFW Sample Sale for Those Who Love the Hunt

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An international magazine hosted a sample sale to get rid of all of the items they bought for photo shoots. Once I spoke with the super sweet staff member, I understood what was flying. That background explained why there were so many random one-of-a-kind pieces at this sale. I spotted 2 Zimmerman dresses for $199 each, a Club Monaco sale for $30, a Sonia Rykiel top for $20.

There were Zara and H&M items for $5-$10, and fashion earrings for $15-$50. There was even a pair of Erdem, Delce & Gabbana sunglasses for $150 each. Was the clothing worn? Not exactly 2nd hand, but yes, it was worn to shoots. For someone who wants fresh out of the bag items, this was not the right sale.

For someone who enjoys the hunt, and sorting through 20 items to find the perfect deal, this deal was thrilling. It’s over now, but next time the sale is announced – I’m in.

What: NYFW sample sale
Where: 49 East 63rd St, Manhattan, NY
When: Aug 26-Aug 27, 2019

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Opening Ceremony Sample Sale – Good Pricing but Mostly Stuff from OC Brand

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Opening ceremony sample sale Is taking place In Williamsburg in Brooklyn. It  opens to the public tomorrow, on Friday the 23rd of August & we were thrilled to check it out during the preview day today. The sample sale took place in a large garage. The merchandise was all over the place: boxes of accessories as you enter from coat check, racks of clothing throughout and piled box of shoes. the men’s clothing was on one side of the room & the women’s on the other.

We spotted some Staud handbags priced as low as $60. Unfortunately, most of the items at the sale were of the Opening Ceremony brand and not from other designer brands. Let’s face it, the discounted designers is the highlight of the OC sample sale, so we weren’t thrilled about this development.

All in all, shoes were the best part of this sale. Sneakers were no more than $40, Vans were as low as $15! The only issue with the shoes was there was an abundance of styles, however no abundance of sizes. The discounts ranged anywhere from 70 to 80% off on some super-cool funky merch.

Hot tip: check out this sale on Sunday, because in past years, OC almost always would take an extra 50% off everything on the last day! Let’s pray that history repeats itself this time.

What: Opening Ceremony Sample Sale
Where: 307 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY
When: Aug 23 – Aug 25, 2019

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The Gant Sample Sale is Classic 260 – BAD

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Gant sample sale is currently going on at 260’s main location, which is quite a drag. I’m sick of dealing with the consistently rude staff and outrgeous prices. Despite the decent merchandise, the discounts sucked. I do not recommend going to this sale unless you’re in dire need of some Gant (which I doubt you are).

At this sale there are a lot more options for men than women. For men there is a huge offering of suits, outerwear, shirts, pants, and shoes. For women there are a some stylish blazers, a few pairs of funky pants, a couple of pairs of trendy shorts, and a minimal amount of shoes. There were some unisex accessories including sunglasses and scarves, but nothing that blew me away. The most shocking thing I saw at the sale was a Harry’s shave kit.

Overall I rated this sale a 5/10. While the selection of clothing that they had was alright, I cannot stress how lousy the prices were. I mean t-shirts were $30… Not today Satan!!!!

What: Gant Sample Sale
When: Tues Aug 20th – Sun Aug 25th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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The Pricing at the Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale is Amazing

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Roberto Cavalli sample sale is being hosted by the third party retailer Luxe Market in SoHo this week. If you haven’t gone yet, you’re missing out. Almost everything at the sale is 90% off, but the selection is somewhat limited, so you better get over there ASAP!

At this sample sale they have gowns, short dresses, embellished jeans, leather vests and jackets, and beautiful tops. Most of the pieces are classic Cavalli. Funky patterns, bright colors, and unique designs. Although the selection is small each item comes in various sizes and they will be restocking daily. The showroom is very well organized and the staff members are dedicated to making your shopping experience superb. Overall I rated this sale an 8.5/10. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed with Luxe Market.

What: Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale

When: Tues Aug 20th – Sunday Aug 25th, 2019

Where: 513 Broadway, Manhattan, NY

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