Everyone has their own story of how they first, started going to sample sales. Some just so happen to be walking past one and go in, some walk past incredibly long lines and learn from the people waiting, and some just find them on the internet. I personally learned about them from my best friend Tyler.
Randomly one day, senior year of high school my friend asked me if I wanted to go with him the A.P.C. sample sale after class. I had no idea what that meant, so I asked and he basically just said I could get A.P.C. clothing for super cheap so I agreed and just went along with it. After school that day we walked over to Cobble Hill, to what I thought was a random storefront where we saw an incredibly long line to get in. We waited on that line for about 30 minutes and I complained for the whole wait. I would repeatedly say this better be worth it, I better find something great in there. That day I didn’t get anything, but it did open me up to a new way of shopping, so for me it was worth it.
No matter how you find out about sample sales, or how successful your first sample trip is, it is always a rewarding experience because its an eyeopener into new ways to get clothing that you like for drastically below normal retail price. Before ShopDrop, it used to be so much effort to search for sample sales, but the app compiles all the best ones, and makes the research process so much easier. I am forever grateful for that A.P.C. sample sale!