Hello and welcome back to our Sales Styles Series! We are back and this time we interviewed New York based fashionista @the.sales.girl! Sales Girl is a fellow devoted member of the sample sale community in New York City as well as searching every corner of the internet for the best designer deals. If you were to check out her Instagram on any regular day, you would find tons of screenshots of deals online as well as live photos taken from the best sales in NYC.
@the.sales.girl told us she has been shopping at sample sales since college (I mean it’s never too early to get a good deal). While she started her Instagram based on the fact that the only media outlet providing insight on the merchandise was ShopDrop! She felt like there needed to be more coverage on the products at sample sales. Regarding her screenshots of the online deals, she just wants to help out her sale sisters/brothers! Sales Girls said she devotes around a half hour to an hour each day online searching for designer goodies. She said uses a lot of filters for specific designers and said that Barney’s was her favorite (they save your favorite designers – making it that much easier). She also mentioned Cettire having great finds but it is a pain to search through. Her favorite place to shop in-stores is Barney’s Warehouse and she swears by it. @the.sales.girl described herself as “thrifty as f*ck” and we really couldn’t agree more! Check out below to see her answer from quick questions.
What are your takeaways for shopping at sample sales? Advice to newbies on the sample sale scene!
- Grab everything you like then filter through, make sure you try everything on and be prepared to wait!
Sample sales hosted by third party versus in house by the brand
- Definitely hosted by the brand – there is where you find the best deals
What has been your favorite sample sale to date?
- Louboutin and Balenciaga
What brands are you hoping have a sample sale?
- Chanel (don’t we all), Valentino and Fendi
What is your favorite purchase within the last year?
- Valentino Black Rockstud Sandals (scored for $105) and McQueen Bag from UAL!