Category

ShopDrop

260 Sample Sale Fashion Moleskine Nest Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Swell

A Sample Sale Melting Pot: Swell, Nest, and Moleskine

By: Cristina Martin 

You wouldn’t think those three brands would be under one roof, but leave it to 260 Sample Sale to have a Swell, Nest, and Moleskine sample sale. I have to say, it was strange grabbing a water bottle for my mom, a notebook for work, and then randomly picking up a candle all in one place.

The Swell, Nest, and Moleskine sample sale got a 5 out of 10 ShopDrop Rating. The best thing about this sale was the price range. This is my first time leaving a sample sale with 3 items for under $25. Notebooks and Swell bottles started at $10. The Moleskine bags and most Nest products were still pretty expensive. You can get a Wood Wick candle at Bed Bath and Beyond for $25 and it will smell nice and burn evenly. The store layout was very strange as well, which made it a mad house. People were pushing, shoving, and getting annoyed if you stood somewhere too long. Even the 260 staff was was noticeably getting frustrated with the crowd. They would say “excuse me” really loud with an attitude as they made their way across the store. The shopping experience was really awful. I could’t wait to get out of there.

If you’re looking for any of these brands for really cheap and don’t mind the madness, then check our the Swell, Nest, and Moleskine sample sale. You can grab a lot at these low prices. I had to wait about 20 minutes to get it. In my opinion, it wasn’t worth the wait. Try to go when there is no line, less craziness, and you will be able to get away with some good stuff!

What: Swell, Nest, Moleskine Sample Sale
When: Monday, April 30 – Thursday, May 5, 2018
Where: 260 5th Avenue New York, NY

67 Comments
Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Marissa Webb Sample Sale Downtown

Marissa Webb became famous after leaving J.Crew to found her own collection in 2013. Since then, the brand ran a number of independent sample sales, and we checked out the one happening on Grand St over the weekend. We gave the sale a 4.5 out of 10 because it was a sample only sale (no stock and therefore no variation in sizes), the store was small and a bit chaotic (people were stripping down in broad daylight) and because prices were still hefty (dresses were selling for $175).

That being said, for people who follow the brand, the Marissa Webb sample sale was a joyous occasion, for the items that were selling were quite beautiful and were still 60% lower than the price at retail. For the future, including photos and prices below. Enjoy!

What: Marissa Webb sample sale
Where: 203 Grand St, NY, NY
When: Fri, Apr 27 – Sun, Apr 29

321 Comments
Fashion Manolo Blahnik Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Channeling Our Inner Carrie Bradshaw at the Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

“You can count on one hand the things a New Yorker will wait for. My list includes: the perfect rent control apartment, the chocolate souffle at Le Bernardin, and the annual Manolo Blahnik sale.” – Carrie Bradshaw

You may or may not have the perfect rent control apartment just yet, but you may have been one of the lucky people to get into the Manolo Blahnik sample sale. If you did, boy did you wait! Lines began forming during the early morning hours. Everyone was given a ticket with a number upon arrival. The number represented what group you were in, and when the Manolo Blahnik sample sale officially opened at 11:00 a.m., they let in group 1 and so forth.

I was lucky enough to be in group 9 going inside at around 11:30 a.m. All the shoes were on tables separated by size. When I got in they had a pretty good selection in size and style. The popular sizes were starting to diminish as time went by. Shoes started at $125 and increased in price depending on embellishments. On the other hand, boots started at $300. Cheap for Manolo, but still pricey for sample sale standards.

I gave the sale a ShopDrop rating of 6.5 out of 10. Like I said the selection was good and prices were decent, but it lost a lot of points for being cash only. Who really carries cash nowadays?! More importantly, who’s carrying around hundreds of dollars?! I really liked this ticket system. There is no dreadful line waiting on your feet for hours. You can even leave the hotel an come back with your ticket. Once you get your ticket you wait in a comfortable, temperature controlled room, with outlets. The only thing missing was WiFi. Even though the Manolo Blahnik team tried to make the sample sale experience more enjoyable, it’s still a Manolo Blahnik sample sale, so it was really hectic inside!

Perhaps I’m being too harsh with a 6.5 rating, since the prices and the selection was good. I also really enjoyed the ticket system. But hey, cash only and the fact that it was so hectic inside… It had me frazzled enough to take off a considerable amount of points.

Looking forward to next year!

What: Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale
When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:00 a.m. – Until they ran out (which was between 12:30 – 1:00)
Where: The Warwick Hotel 65 W 54th St. New York, NY

10 Comments
Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Shoshanna

A Dress for Every Occasion at the Shoshanna Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

We had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of the Shoshonna sample sale early today. The sale is held at their beautiful showroom located in Midtown West. The Shoshanna sample sale had a large variety of tops, bottoms, swim, kids, and especially dresses. The sale features pieces from their regular stock and samples. Most of it is from their spring collection, so you don’t have to wait to show it off! (If this weather ever gets any better…) At the Shoshanna sample sale you can get the perfect dress for any occasion. They had gorgeous summer dresses for a garden party, to evening gowns from their elegant Midnight collection.

We gave the Shoshanna sample sale a 9 out of 10. They had a great ready-to-wear selection with excellent prices. It is definitely worth the trip. But hurry! The sale is only two days! Details and photos below.

What: Shoshanna Sample Sale
When: Tuesday, April 25 – Wednesday, April 26, 2018
Where: 231 West 39th Street, Suite 422, New York, NY

1,152 Comments
Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Frances Valentine Shoes For 80% Off

Frances Valentine sample sale review nyc

Frances Valentine sample sale opened its doors today. We got a good peak at what’s available and gave it a solid 7 out of 10. For those who aren’t familiar with FV, it’s the Kate Spade brand for funky shoes. What’s funky? You ask. Shaped heels, poofs on toes. The shoes retail for $450-$550. At the sample sale, sample shoes are $50 (only sizes 7 & 9), stock shoes are $150 and range from size 5 to size 12.

The building with the Frances Valentine sale has another 3 sales going on this week: David Lerner, Rebecca Taylor, White & Warren. So you can kill 4 sales with one trip! Photos & prices & details below. Enjoy!

What: Frances Valentine sample sale
Where: 80 West 40th St, Suite 80, NY, NY
When: Apr 24 – Apr 25th

252 Comments
Fashion Interview Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Made in Switzerland – Hanro Sample Sale Review

Hanro sample sale review shopdrop app

If you’re into cozy & high quality pajamas and don’t want to spend $300 on a pair, then you should be shopping for all your sleepwear at the Hanro sample sale. Hanro is a Swiss brand that produces luxury pajamas, robes, night gowns and basics. The items retail for $200-$300. At the sample sale the most expensive items go for $80. The only downside is that the room is too small for all the racks and people within – otherwise, only the best things to say.

What: Hanro sample sale
Where: 358 5th Ave, NY, NY
When: Tue, Apr 17 – Thu, Apr 19

283 Comments
Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Lilla P & Leo Sage Sample Sale

Lilla P sample sale review ShopDrop

Lilla P and Leo Sage chose to host their sample sale independently, instead of partnering with Chelsea Market as they did in the past. The space they chose in the meatpacking was beautiful – albeit a bit of a  challenge to get to. Any street in NY that doesn’t have a number could be in Timbaktoo for all we know.

For anyone who likes basic tees, ethical locally sourced fashion who is on a budget, this sample sale is a must. Everything at the sale from the sister brands is under $100, when the stuff retails for close to $300. Basic tees (100% cotton), linen dresses and cashmere sweaters – all serve as a solid base for an effortlessly chic wardrobe.

Details on the sale are below. Enjoy!

What: Lilla P & Leo Sage sample sale
Where: 34 Little West 12th St, NY, NY
When: Apr 17, 2018 – Apr 19, 2018

328 Comments
Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

MARC JACOBS SAMPLE SALE – SHOPDROP REVIEW

Marc Jacobs

The Marc Jacobs sale is by far one of our favorites – because the items are simply so beautiful, and the prices drop from being in the sky to being totally attainable. The room was filled with every kind of RTW: clothing, bags, shoes, Ts – stuff for men and women and children in many sizes. Everything was either 80% or 85% off retail, which made the prices amazing!

I bought 4 pairs of socks for my husband for a total of $13.95! That’s a better deal than I would get for horrible product at some random mass retailer. If you have the patience to wait in line, we highly encourage you go to this one.

What: Marc Jacobs sample sale
Where: 260 Fifth Ave
When: April 18th-April 22nd

105 Comments
Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Evening Gowns Galore at the Oday Shakar Sample Sale

oday shakar sample sale review shopdrop app

Oday Shakar is a NY-based designer who probably won the most acclaim through his participation on America’s Next Top Model. He hosted the first Oday Shakar sample sale this week. There were six racks of exquisite gowns (overstock and sample), and while the price range was higher than the ones we are used to, the designs definitely caught our attention.

Most items were in the $1,200-$1,500 range with two racks of short dresses selling for $200 and $350. The coolest part of the sale was that the designer was present for most of the event, so you had the opportunity to actually talk with the mind behind the masterpiece. Call me nostalgic, but there is something special about interacting with the creator of your clothes.

Anyhow, if you have a wedding or evening party coming up on the horizon, this sale is highly recommended. As always, details, photos and prices below. Enjoy!

What: Oday Shakar sample sale
When: April 16-22, 2018
Where: 260 West 39th St, NY, NY

104 Comments
Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Kenneth Cole Sample Sale – What a Garage Sale in NYC Looks Like

Kenneth Cole sample sale NYC review shopdrop app

The Kenneth Cole sample sale is taking place in a garage West of 11th Ave on 50th Street. That means a lot of trekking to the edge of Manhattan from any major subway line. The plus side though is that the sale is in a spacious location (which doesn’t really happen in NYC) with plenty of merchandise and great music. Unlike most sales, I actually enjoyed spending time at the sale and browsing through the merchandise. The room is split into half between merchandise for men and women. Solid sizing selection as well both for clothes and shoes.

What: Kenneth Cole sample sale
Where: 611 West 50th St, NY, NY
When: Thu, Apr 12th – Sat, Apr 21

Here’s the pricing breakdown:

  • 50% off for shoes (retail between $75 and $389)
  • 60% off for clothes (retail between $49 and $395)
  • 70% off for accessories (retail between $49 and $190)

 

111 Comments