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Come on Eileen… to the Eileen Fisher Sale!!!

By: Eve Orbach

The Eileen Fisher sale at 260 Wooster has crazy markdowns, lots of stock, and great pieces. Most items fall in the $20-$40 range. Jackets are the highest priced item and are just $70! Also available are women’s tops, sweaters, cardigans, pants, skirts, accessories, and more.

Attached below is the complete price list. My favorite steals are the sweaters for $40 (compared to the usual $200/$300+on the Eileen Fisher website) and the pants for $30 (versus the typical $200+ ones also being sold on the company’s website).

Everything is hung up neatly on hangers and organized by item. The sale is spacious and easy to shop in. One downside of the sale is that every single sweater I picked up, and trust me— I picked up a LOT— were all a size small. However, the sizing for the rest of the items is much more varied.

There is a wide range of styles and patterns for all of the items being sold. There are items for everyone. Merchandise came in both chic, understated styles as well as colorful, spunky ones. 

A solid winter accessories section is also a notable highlight— hats and scarves are going for $20.

Cash and credit cards accepted. All items sold as is, and all sales are final. 

I give this sale an 8/10 for having killer deals and lots of items. I really recommend hitting this one up at some point. It might be worth it to use some restraint though because 260 always ends up slashing prices even further towards the end of their sales. 

 

What: Eileen Fisher sale                                                                                                                                         Where: 151 Wooster Street                                                                                                                                       When: December 17– December 22, 2019

 

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Make it to MACKAGE

By: Eve Orbach

Hello loyal readers! Now this is one I’m sure we were all very excited for: the MACKAGE sale is finally here! 

MACKAGE has coats, accessories, and clothing for all. The markdowns for each item vary but overall there are definitely some good deals and steals. Coats are available for women, men, and children come in a wide range of styles from bomber jackets to winter puffers. Accessories include wallets, bags, scarves, gloves, hats, and vests. MACKAGE dresses, pants, shorts, and skirts, are available in addition to SOIA & KYO blazers, cardigans, jackets, and accessories.

The best deals of the sale are definitely the accessories. Wallets start at $10, scarves and hats $40, and bags are going for $70. As for coats, price vary per item but there are some jackets that fell below the $200 price range! (But many, many, MANY, more that surpass $200) For a designer brand, I thought that the clothing was pretty well priced—dresses could be found for $160, pants for $100, and tops for $100. The SOIA & KYO pieces were generally on the pricier side but had still has some affordable priced accessories. 

It is organized by gender and style and is hung up neatly on hangers. The people working the sale are very helpful and outgoing. 

All sales are final. Cash and credit card accepted. 

I give this sale a 6/10. All of the pieces are very fashionable, but for a sample sale I was not very impressed with the prices. However, the accessories were definitely on the more reasonable side and there are even some coats that aren’t priced too high. 

Finding outerwear for the winter can be a struggle, but in this case head over to the MACKAGE sample sale to try your luck at finding a warm, reliable, go-to winter coat! 

 

What: MACKAGE sale                                                                                                                                                 When: December 18– December 22, 2019                                                                                                             Where: 450 W 14th Street (Meatpacking District)

 

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IPPOLITA is Irresistible

By: Eve Orbach

Necklaces and bracelets and rings, oh my! The gorgeous Italian jewelry company IPPOLITA is hosting a sample sale where pieces are being sold for up to 75% off of retail price. All of the jewelry being sold was super luxe and the quality was absolute perfection. There were plenty of gold and silver options to choose from. Many of the pieces included diamonds, pearls, and semi-precious stones. The gold used was 18k and the silver was 100% pure— so while the jewelry might be an investment piece it will last you for many years to come! At a markdown so significant, this sale was more than worth checking out.

There was a wide variety of styles available. IPPOLITA had everything from fun cocktail rings to simple everyday studs. The room at Soiffer Haskin and the stock were both HUGE, but since each customer got their own (super friendly and helpful) sales associate the sale was a pleasure to shop in— so I will definitely count the fact that there were just so many options as a giant plus. 

Credit cards only. All sales are final. 

If you’re in the market for a very special piece of jewelry that will last a lifetime, go to this sale! There were options for every style and price point. Happy shopping!

What: IPPOLITA sample sale                                                                                                                                   When: December 14-17, 2019                                                                                                                               Where: 317 West 33rd Street, Manhattan (at Soiffer Haskin)

 

 

 

 

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Great Shape Wear at the Wolford Sample Sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Wolford sample sale’s set up was very organized, and it was easy to find exactly what you are looking for. The room had racks alongside the walls, which were categorized by item and shade. There was one section along the wall, that was specifically bodysuits, thin pullovers, thin tops, and string bodysuits. All of those were packaged in small boxes already. That section categorized each small box by size, and it was easy to find your size as well. There was one rack that was dedicated to embellished bodysuits, dresses, and long sleeved shirts. The rack was very organized and had multiple sizes for each item. There was another rack that was mainly just pants and skirts. The merchandise was in color-coated order, which made it easy to find specific items/colors. There were also two boxes of bras, but they were all just thrown in; the sizing was all tossed in together, so people had to search throughout in order to find their size. There was also a large section of tights- both embellished and plain. There were a lot of great colors for the winter and holidays as well.

Merchandise/ pricing: Wolford’s prices were as follows: bodysuits $60, dresses $75, embellished dresses $125, knitwear $80, pants $75, skirts $40, vegan skirts $75, tanks $45, tops $75, waves camo $15, and cotton skirt $15 (The prices remained a bit high). They had a lot of great merchandise and did not look like they were running out anytime soon. The only negative attribute about this sale was that the cotton skirts and some other merchandise were very creased and looked worn out. Wolford had a lot of amazing quality items as well; there were a bunch of gorgeous dresses that had detailed embellishments. There were fancy pants and casual pants- The pants were in mostly just dark shades. There were also a LOT of colorful tights and plain ones as well. There was a whole corner of the room that was dedicated to just tights! The tights were in a lot of available sizes, and were perfectly labeled to make it easy to find your specific size.

Rate: 6/10 The prices were still pretty high, and some of the items were creased. They had a lot of great items, and it is worth it to go if you need shape-wear, dresses, or pants!

What: Wolford Sample Sale
When: Tues, Dec. 3- Thu, Dec. 5, 2019
Where: 330 7th Avenue, Suite 1702, Manhattan, NY

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This Sale Featuring “Off-White” Was Quite “Off-Putting”

Overheard at the 260 multi-brand sample sale “I’m not really feeling anything, can we please go somewhere else?” and “This is so disorganized I have a headache”. Although the promise of brands such as Off-White, Alexander Wang, and Re/Done at a discount of 60% was pretty alluring, the sale did not deliver on these claims. Overall this 260 sale was disappointing, disorganized, and was more expensive than it should have been. On the first day of the sale I could not find a single item from any of the brands mentioned above, excluding one item from the Adidas and Alexander Wang collaboration. In reality the sale featured mostly Adidas, by Parra and Carhart. Some of the items available were cute and worth buying, but it was frustrating that the brands that were used to draw customers in weren’t actually there.

There was about a 10 minute wait to get into the sale. Customers were allowed to buy only 3 units per style and no more than 25 items in total. All items were 60% off retail price. Because the price range of the brands and items was so broad some of the items were steals and others were crazy overpriced. The ambiance at the sale was a little off putting. Some people were frantically rushing around while others were standing around complaining. However, I will give some credit to the employees at the sale for being friendly amidst the chaos. 

There were men’s and women’s clothing in equal (but kind of disappointing) amounts. There was a broad range of styles, items, and sizes. The men’s items were “organized” by size (there was a small section, a medium section, etc.), however,  because of this there were short sleeve shirts, hoodies, long sleeves, and jerseys all mixed together on the same racks. Also available for men were shorts, bathing suits, and jackets.

The women’s section was more varied than the men’s and included jeans, shorts, long sleeve and short sleeve shirts, tank tops, leggings, and bathing suits. The women’s section was small and difficult to navigate. There really seemed to be no rhyme or reason to how everything was displayed (at one point I found an extra small tank top and a large jacket right next to each other). But, if you are persistent like me you could end up with some quality pieces at good prices. 

There also was a good selection of unisex sweatshirts and sweatpants.

Other items and accessories available were hypebeast magazines from publishers such as Highsnobiety and Exit at prices around $10-$20, football gloves (not joking), around 6 hair clips (again, not joking), some perfumes and candles. There was a good hat section that included beanies, baseball caps, and those adorable floppy straw hats that every Instagram influencer loves to wear to the beach.

Overall I would give this sale a 4/10. The random and mostly lackluster accessories section served as a microcosm of the sale as a whole. The organization (or lack thereof) made trying to shop feel like a chore. There were some great pieces but I had to look hard for them. Frankly, this sale isn’t really worth going to unless you want a challenge. 

 

P.S: Lol. I just realized that the jacket I got has a stain. Proceed with caution.

 

What: Multi-brand sample sale at 60% off                                                                                                                     When: November 26- December 1, 2019                                                                                                                   Where: 260 Sample Sale at 151 Wooster St.

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The Veronica Beard Sample Sale is a Total Sh*t Show

By: Jacqueline Munro

After waiting on line for almost two hours outside of the Veronica Beard sample sale today, and then throwing elbows inside for another hour, I am exhausted. I’m gonna save you some reading here and start off with this: WAIT FOR MARKDOWNS.

At this sale, there are tons of gorgeous blazers, suits, skirts, sweaters, dresses, shoes, and accessories. There were some really cute sets as well, but where am I going to wear a matching skirt/blazer set? My mom got two suits and a blazer, but she’s a sucker for Veronica Beard so she wasn’t bothered by the fact that the production pieces were only 70% off retail. In my opinion, that’s just too pricey for this brand. If prices were 80%-90% off, then we’d be talking. But no, and on top of that, the people in this sale were absolutely maddening. They were so rude and aggressive. I’ve never seen people go so crazy over 70% off in my entire life. Sample prices ran from $20-$250 which is what I would have hoped for the production pieces.

Overall, I rated this sale a 5/10. If prices were better and the place wasn’t such a circus I would’ve given it a higher rating. But honestly, I wasn’t expecting anything better from 260. So, ladies, I cannot stress this enough, control yourselves and WAIT. FOR. MARKDOWNS.

What: Veronica Beard Sample Sale
When: Mon., Nov. 19th – Sat., Nov. 23rd, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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Amuze Sample Sale was Quite Amusing

By: Riva Neumann 

The Amuze Sample Sale was such a mix to say the least. Some pieces are real steals, like a Valentino bag for $375 down from $1225 and Dior sunglasses for $150. Others, not so much. All of the Rockstud Valentino heels are all around $650 or so and some bags are only a few hundred dollars off. Thats fine for Amuze but for an Amuze sample sale? I am expecting bigger discounts.

The shoes are pretty decently priced but expecting more from Amuze, some are real gems but for the most part, they are overpriced for a sample sale. You can find Louboutins, Chanel, Balenciaga, Valentino and other big names. The bags are a bit more limited. Lots of Armani and Valentino and some Balenciaga and Prada.

Overall, I gave this a 7/10. Go early because a lot is already gone and you are really going to have to search for pieces worth you while

What: Amuze Sample Sale
Where: 107 Grand Street New York, NY
When:Nov 17th,2019 – Nov 20th,2019 

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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 🙂

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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Scotch & Soda Sample Sale Perfect Place to Stock Up for Winter

By: Riva Neumann 

The Scotch & Soda Sample Sale is always a good sale to go to, not only are the prices amazing (I got a $168 shirt for $30), they also have a good selection of coats and jackets that are perfect for fall and winter! and for only $75, who can pass that up? There is also a good selection of more summery clothes for $15-$30. The selection of scarves was also good and they were $10.

The selection of kids clothes was also definitely worth the trip, they had so much available! They also had a lot of menswear as well. By the time I got there, there were no bags or accessories which was a bummer but they had belts and hats for $10.

Overall, I gave this sale a 7/10, the prices were fantastic and the selection of winter/fall jackets was great but they did not have a lot there.

What: Scotch & Soda Sample Sale
Where:37 East 18th Street, 10th Floor, Manhattan, NY

When: Oct 2,2019-Oct 3,2019

 

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Rebecca Taylor Sample Sale Just OK

By:Riva Neumann 

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

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