Shopdrop VIP shoppers got a sneak peek at the Cushine Et Oches sample sale before it opens to the public on Thursday. Cushine is a brand that radiates modern elegance and style. Perfect for today’s New York woman. The showroom was filled with samples and regular stock. There were about 3 – 4 racks of samples, including a damaged rack for $75. Regular stock was 80% off, samples ranged from $75 to $250, and shoes and accessories were at 75% off.
Everything is so beautiful, but the prices are still pretty high. Although they are offering large discounts, retail prices points are so high that it carries over to the sale price. Activewear is probably the best deal. At 80% off you can work out in sexy Cushine activewear for cheap! This sale is a splurge sale no doubt. If you’re able to splurge, we totally recommend it. Happy shopping!
What: Cushine Et Oches
When: Thur. Nov. 15 – Fri. Nov. 16, 2018
Where: 251 West 39th St, 8th Fl, Manhattan, NY
The Yigal Azrouel sample sale comes around a few times a year and showcases some of their dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets, older samples, and their famous scarves for sales. The sale is pretty uniform every time it comes around. Yigal Azrouel retails for over $300. Regular stock started at $99 and Cut25/YYigal line started at $25. Although prices were decent, the discount was large.
We rated the Yigal Azrouel sample sale a 7 out of 10. It wasn’t bad, but nothing stood out. Ever since they moved from their private office to a WeWork, the sale has been one day only in the WeWork common space. Prices have stayed the same for the most part. Yigal does have some beautiful pieces. I did notice some repeated pieces from previous sales. If you’re a huge fan of the brand this sale totally excites you. Other than that, pass by if you have the time. Happy shopping!
What: Yigal Arouzel Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 13, 2018
Where: 500 7th Ave. 8th floor Manhattan, NY
The Jill Stuart and Morgan Lane sample salehas opened its doors to us this week in midtown. Both brands are known for their fun, flirty, beautiful feminine styles. There weren’t many repeats of the same style or many sizes. However, there were quite a few racks with merchandise. Retail prices go for over $500. So we were delighted to find sale prices starting at $50. Check out the sale to fill your closet with some cute, girly pieces.
What: Jill Stuart and Morgan Lane Sample Sale
When: Mon Nov 12th – Wed Nov 14th
Where: 550 7th Avenue, 24th Floor, NY, NY
For the first time in a long time, I had a good experience at a 260 sample sale. Three brands took over the Wooster Street location. The Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot sample sale had no lines to get in, the staff was actually nice, and the shopping experience was pleasant overall. I’m in just as much shock as you are. The space and pricing were organized by brand, so I’ll do that here as well.
That’s the first brand you see after you check in your things. Prices were below $100 and the merchandise was SO cute! However, I am slightly biased because I love Equipment. You can shop from a variety of tops, bottoms and PJ sets for both winter and summer. Most of the merch is from spring/summer, but you can also find some cozy winter sweaters. The Equipment section was very wrinkled, and some of the merchandise had safety pins on it.
Joie is up next taking up the left side of the room and downstairs. Prices started at $10 for camisoles and went up to $200 for suede, leather, and fur jackets. Joie had mostly spring/summer items. You can stock up on shorts and tees. They even had a rack of one and two-piece bathing suits in this beautiful blue and white pattern. There were also a ton of denim and dresses to choose from. As for fall/winter items, you could browse through a few sweaters and dresses. Shoes were downstairs. This was very limited as they only had what was out and most of the merchandise was a size 37. There was a very small section for 39 and 40.
The smallest section goes to Current/Elliot. However, denim and pants ruled this section. If you’re looking for jeans, go to Current/Elliot, don’t pass go, don’t collect $200. Prices ranged from $10 – $200. They also had a pretty large selection of long sleeve flannels and button downs, shorts, and long denim skirts.
Overall we gave the Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot sample sale an 8.5 out of 10. Although most of the merchandise was spring/summer it was all good stuff. You can also snag a few sweaters and flannels if you look. Shoes were a bit disappointing. Prices were pretty good this time around. I also didn’t leave there in a mad mood for once. We recommend you check it out to stock up on casual outfits. Happy shopping!
What: Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 13 – Sun. Nov. 18, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster Manhattan, NY
If your wardrobe consists of denim on denim on denim, then the J Brand sample sale at 260 is the stop for you! The J Brand sale features racks on racks their denim pants for guys men and women. The jeans are conveniently divided by style of pant and then within the style by color. All RTW pants are $70, which is around a 70% discount off the usual selling point of $248. The sale also has J Brand samples which are stored in bins in the back of the sales floor. All sample pants are $40 and also organized by size.
The sale also has shoes and other pieces from designer Feit. All of the shoes were downstairs and there was a wide range of sizes for most of the shoes.
We rated this sale a five out of ten because while there was a good inventory, the discounts were not enough to achieve a high rank. While $70 jeans are not too outrageous, one could get J Brand jeans at closing Lord and Taylor on 5th ave for a better deal…
What: J Brand Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 13t – Sun. Nov. 18
Where: 150 Greene Street, New York, NY
If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a deal regardless of the season. If the price is right on a beautiful wool coat in the dead heat of summer, you’ll find me storing the coat until the perfect weather. For those who look ahead, you need to stop by the LoveShackFancy sample sale happening now! LoveShackFancy has beautiful pieces that just SCREAM summer in the Hamptons. The pieces are bright and whimsical with no lack of lace and ruffles.
We gave this sale a 9 out of 10! The LoveShackFancy sample sale scored so high as the inventory was amazing and the discounts were ones that can not be passed on! For a brand that rarely hosts sales or offers significant discounts, the prices at the sample sale are perfect. Make sure to stop by the sale to mourn summer and prepare for 2019!
When: Tue. Nov. 13 – Fri. Nov. 16
Where: 210 11th Avenue, Suite 500, New York, NY
If you’re still in search of the perfect outfit for those holiday and New Year’s Eve parties, then make your way over to the Jil Sander, Brock Collection, Jonathan Simkhai, and Fleur du Mal sample sale at 260! The sale is FILLED with the perfect duds to turn your friends green with envy. The pieces were organized on racks by designer with tables of shoes in the back. Interestingly, the shoes were from See By Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and Rochas. None of the brands were advertised by 260.
While Jil Sander was the headlining designer of this sale, the real gems were from Fleur du Mal and Jonathan Simkhai. The pieces by both brands were beautiful in both style and quality. We gave this sale a 7 out of 10 because of the beautiful inventory and the decent discounts. The rating could have been higher, but 260 was lining people out in the cold even though the sales floor was not full by any means.
What: Jil Sander, Brock Collection, Jonathan Simkhai, and Fleur du Mal sample sale
When: Mon. Nov. 12 – Sat. Nov. 17
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY
With NYE right around the corner, you need to start thinking about outfit choices. The Retrofete sample sale is the perfect place to get some inspo since they are known or their fun, glittery style. Shop for the perfect cocktail dress. Many of the dresses had some type of glitter or sequin element to it, so it’s the ideal opportunity to stand out at your NYE party. The Retrofete had an extensive range of sizes, but not a large selection to choose from. You can look through about five racks and defiantly find a lot of repeats.
The staff was lovely and there was no line to get inside. Prices ranged from $50 – $200. So there are definitely options depending on your budget. Retrofete is also an up and coming brand, so you may just be on the cusp of something new. Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions and try something different. Maybe your outfit making you the center of attention may land you that midnight kiss. xoxo Happy shopping!
The November VIP program kicked off with the Marchesa and Neem Khan sample sales. Through our VIP program, you pay one price for the entire month and unlock early access to numerous sample sales. It’s a sweet deal if we say so ourselves. The Marchesa sale opens to the public officially on Sunday. Hosted by Shelly&Rene, the sale was filled with dresses from both notte and couture collections. Racks were packed with dresses, so you have to scour through them to find what you’re looking for. Additionally, the dresses are bagged, so that’s an extra barrier to get through.
We noticed that prices were definitely higher at this sale. They’ve gone up from previous seasons. The addition of Neem Khan also adds some more options for you to choose from. The space is rather small, so VIP’ers were lucky to shop with ease. We are predicting madness on opening day. Definitely check out the sale if you have an upscale event coming up. A Marchesa dress will never disappoint. There’s still time to sign up for our VIP program here and keep an eye out for December. Happy shopping!
What: Marchesa Sample Sale
When: Sun. Nov. 11 – Thur. Nov. 15, 2018
Where: 37 W 57th St. 9th Fl. Manhattan, NY
Off-White is the hottest street brand out there right now. Stock up on classic and current Off-White as well as all your favorite streetwear brands at the 375 Pop Up clearance sale. 375 had samples from Off-White’s first ever collection! Talk about one-of-a-kind. You can also shop from their current spring collection if you’re looking for something more contemporary. In addition to Off-White, browse through Marcelo Burlone, popular Italian streetwear brand, Palm Angels, Californian skater brand, and many more! Most of 375’s merchandise is currently on sale at Barney’s at full price.
We gave the 375 Pop Up clearance sale a 9 out of 10. What stood out the most, was the pricing. The markdowns were INSANE! You will never find these brands that cheap anywhere else. The sale is tucked away in an intimate showroom right off the F train in Brooklyn. Yes, it is worth the trek to Brooklyn. Most of the items are available in multiple sizes, and there is a ton of merchandise. So, no need to worry about them running out. Head over to the 375 Pop Up clearance sale to upgrade your street style. Happy shopping!