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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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DL1961 Sample Sale is the Place for Sustainable Jeans With These Discounts

By: Riva Neumann 

The DL1961 Sample Sale has it all- in terms on jeans that is. They had so many styles available in all sizes all for $60 a pair, and the best part is that the more you buy, the more you save! It is $60 for 1 pair, $50 for 2 and $40 for 3! I was able to get a pair of shorts, a pair of jeans and a denim skirt all for $120, which is much less than the price of a single pair retail. They had a full table of jeans as well as boxes marked by size. There was also a table in front for kids jeans as well. They had a small section for men, but it was great they had some available.

The fitting room was a small, communal space that was sectioned off but that is pretty typical for sample sales, I was just happy that there was a place to try them on!  They also had some ready to wear as well, but definitely come for the denim.

I gave this sale a 9/10, go check it out if you are in need of a new pair (or just want one honestly, the discounts are too good to pass up)

What: DL1961 sample sale
Where: 498 7th Avenue, 21st Floor, Manhattan, NY
When: August 19,2019- August 20,2019 

 

 

 

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Lots of the Same Stuff at the Diesel Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

The Diesel Sample Sale had me very excited since I went to the last one and really liked it, what I didn’t expect was to see literally almost all of the same stuff from the last sample sale. I recognized most of the jackets, leather pieces and some denim pieces from the last sale and was highly disappointed. It was about $90 for the Jogg Jeans and 5 Pocket were $65. Leather pieces ranged from $200-$375. There was a lot of stuff, mainly tees and sweaters but nothing too exciting.

There was a decent selection of shoes, sneakers being $50 and flats, sandals and heels being $60. They had some nice bags for about $75. They also claimed to have a kids section that had about 3 items of kids clothes so that was also a disappointment.

Overall, not a great sale. I gave it a 5/10.

What: Diesel Sample Sale
Where: 260 5th Ave New York,NY
When: July 30,2019- August 4,2019

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Helmut Lang Sample Sale- Good Discounts,Still Expensive

By: Riva Neumann 

The Helmut Lang Sample Sale had a lot of product available for both men and women. They had a good selection of previous seasons’ sweatshirts but not a lot of sizes (mainly larges). Even though they were discounted, this sale was still pretty expensive. Sweatshirts were $99 and dresses were $129 which I think is a lot for a sample sale.

They had a nice selection of menswear and womenswear as well as accessories. They had some shoes, but not a lot, for $149 and a good selection of bags and belts, bags being $99 and belts being $20. They also had a lot of leather goods available, all for $349. Skirts were a bit expensive for $120 but they were cute and they had a lot available.

Overall, I gave this sale an 8/10, overall the sale had a lot available and there were good discounts, but I felt they could have been better for a sample sale.

What: Helmut Lang Sample Sale
Where: 151 Wooster Street New York, NY
When: July 23, 2019- July 28, 2019

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The Hermès Sample Sale- The Deets

By: Riva Neumann 

The long awaited Hermés Sample Sale has finally arrived and the Shopdrop team was READY. We were up and out at 5:30 am to make sure we were at this sale, arguably one of the most important ones of the year. 5:30 may be early for most of us (trust me), but when we got there we managed to be 60th on line! The first ones there got there at 11pm the night before and came from Massachusetts, now that’s DEDICATION. After waiting around 3 hours, we finally got into the mall around 8:30. We then waited until about 9:45 to be let into the actual room of the sale and from there, another 15 minutes until we finally entered the sale.

The second the doors opened, there was a mad dash to the women’s shoes for the coveted Oran Sandal. By the time the Shopdrop team got there, there were hardly any Orans left, the only ones being the super expensive exotic ones but don’t worry, there was plenty of other shoes available in all of our sizes!. Shoes included Thalassa sandals and Oasis Sandals, all at 50% off. They are restocking shoes but sadly no more Orans. They also have boots available but even at 50% off they are still super expensive.

They also had a large selection of silk scarves and home goods. Silk scarves ranged in price, the 45 cm twillies being less than $100 (OMG), and other sizes ranging from $200-$400. They also had limits on how many you can buy, 5 for the silk scarves and 2 for cashmere. The selection of ties was also pretty great and definitely one of the better deals. They had a large selection of towels, pillows, blankets and some canvas bags. They also had a lot of ready to wear for both men and women, menswear being 60% off and womenswear being 50%.

The lines for this sale are massive and will continue to be over the next few days, be prepared to spend the day at the mall waiting on line. Fortunately, the lines are very well managed by the nicest staff and security. Go at your own risk (I may or may not have spent more than my rent) and happy shopping!!

What: Hermés Sample Sale
Where: 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ
When: July 25, 2019- July 28, 2019

 

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Up and Coming – The Sies Marjan Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had a chance to preview the Sies Marjan Sample Sale which opens to the public at 12 PM today. The sale features tons of shoes, dresses and jackets from their collection. 

If you are unaware of Sies Marjan, the brand is upcoming and sells at retailers like Barney’s, Net a Porter and Moda Operandi. The clothing is extremely chic and comes in stylish colors (cough cough mint – biggest color of the fall people). Beware because lots of the merchandise are true samples, hence they have pins, odd stitches and stains (always check before you buy). The pricing is incredible having tops/knits for $50 and pants/skits for $60! While there are tons of mules for fall and they are only $50 (everybody loves a good pair of mules). 

Overall we have this sale an 8 out of 10. We are telling you, this brand is gonna be big (just you wait). Better to buy now than see it on an influencer and regret it later.

What: Sies Marjan Sample Sale

Where: 151 West 26th Street, NY, NY

When: July 24th, 2019 – July 26th, 2019

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Designer Deals for Less! – ShopDrop Went to the Outlets!

By: Ashley Randall 

So last week the ShopDrop team headed all the way to the Woodbury Premium Outlets to check out all the designers digs. So settle down in the air conditioning because we will be sharing all the secrets (going outside in this heat is NOT an option). 

First off, if you are not familiar with the Woodbury Premium Outlet, it is a shopping center located roughly an hour of NYC. It  features outlets for designers like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Prada and more. It is an oasis for a sale shopper since essentially everything is discounted from original retail prices, while a majority of the merchandise is past season (designer is still designer – right?). I know most of you are thinking, if everything is already discounted when is the best time to shop? The real key to shopping at Woodbury Premium Outlets is to go when stores put an additional discount on their merchandise. These extra markdowns include anything from an additional 20% to 50% off select merchandise. We spoke with several Sales Assistants at different designer boutiques to discover when the additional markdowns will take place. The most common answer we received was around Holiday season (literally just missed Fourth of July RIP). But do not worry! A lot of the designer boutiques mentioned that they would be offering a similar promotion for Labor Day. As well most boutiques mentioned Black Friday holiday deals. Additionally, a lot of Sales Assistants will ship merchandise directly to you (best news ever) and send you alerts when the additional markdowns are taking place. Last off, while the designer boutiques boasted some excellent deals, they couldn’t compare to Barney’s Warehouse which had shoes for 70% off with an additional 50% on top (cue us screaming). The clothes didn’t disappoint either. Shopdrop was also shocked to find that everybody’s favorite it girl brand Zimmerman has an outlet store!

 

So here are the key takeaways for shopping at the Woodbury Premium Outlets and check out some of the merchandise we spotted (advise we are not responsible for your next credit card bill)

  • Remember everything is already discounted so don’t justify your purchases because “it was on sale” – get what you really need!
  • The additional markdowns (anywhere between an additional 20% to 50%) are only on certain items and happen around Holiday season
  • A lot of sales assistants (but not all) will send pictures if you request them and ship the items directly to you!

Happy shopping my Shopdrop friends!

 

 

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Lots of Merchandise for Good Prices at the Theory and Helmut Lang Sample Sale

By: Riva Neumann 

The Theory and Helmut Lang Sample Sale has a lot to offer in terms of clothes and shoes! There was definitely more Theory merchandise than Helmut Lang but there was still a good amount to make the trip worth it. Theory ranged from $50-$155 while Helmut Lang ranged from $60-$155. They had a variety of clothes including tees, bottoms and outerwear and a lot of sizes available. Tees were around $50-$60 while dresses were $70-$80. Suede and leather pieces for both brands were the same price, ranging from $109-$199 and $399 for fur.

They both had a lot of shoes available, but Theory had a larger selection. For Theory,  shoes and sandals were $60 while boots were $95, and for Helmut Lang, $100 for shoes, sandals and sneakers and and $145 for boots. They had a lot of sizes, ranging from 35-41.

Overall, I gave this sale a 7/10. A lot available in a lot of different sizes and decent discounts.

What: Theory Sample Sale

When: July 15th, 2019 – July 18th, 2019

Where: 261 West 36th Street, NY, NY

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Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale Part 2

By: Riva Neumann 

Everyone remembers the annual Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale that happened only a short while ago at 260, so when I heard that there was ANOTHER one at Rebecca Minkoff Soho location happening this week, you bet I rushed over there on day 1 to see what it was all about, and trust me, I was not disappointed. Bags ranged from $50-$175, with most being around $100-$125, including the newest addition to my ever growing collection of bags. Everything was neatly laid out by style with a separate table for sample bags, ranging from $30-$75, with most being $50.

They also had a nice selection of clothes, including ready to wear and some sample pieces, as well as shoes. They also had a lot of sizes available which I did not expect but was very happy to see. Ready to wear ranged from $30 for tees to $225 for leather pieces. They also had some Uri Minkoff pieces available as well as small leather goods.

Overall, I gave this sale a 9/10. Rebecca Minkoff hasn’t disappointed me yet with a sample sale and I always walk away with a new bag!

What: Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale
Where: 96 Greene Street Manhattan,NY
When: July 15, 2019- July 20,2019

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Jill Stuart Sample Sale The Place for Gorgeous Dresses

By: Riva Neumann 

The Jill Stuart Sample Sale had really amazing dresses and a huge selection for all occasions at some heavily discounted prices. Prices for dresses ranged from $55-$125, with most being either $55 (short dresses) or $75 (long dresses). Other dresses included samples for $95 and stock dresses for $125. They also had some bathing suits and pajama sets but honestly not a lot. They had some nice ready to wear pieces as well as great shoes, not a lot though but what they had was really good.

Jill Stuart also had a seemingly random assortment of watches and beauty, and by beauty I mean some lipstick for $10, not super exciting but very cute as a last minute something to pick up on your way out. Overall, I gave this sale a 8/10, lots available for really good prices and everything was in really good condition.

What: Jill Stuart Sample Sale
Where: 550 7th Avenue, 24th Floor, Manhattan, NY
When: July 15,2019- July 18,2019 

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