By: Gabriella Rose
Set up: The set up of this sale was on the peculiar side; it was right next (and rather on top of) an open office space with multiple people working. In terms of this sale, the merchandise was also messy. All of the racks were not categorized by item, besides for the pants/skirts rack. The rest of the racks had a bunch of different occasion and style dresses, sweaters, coats, and more. It was not easy finding what you specifically wanted, and the staff was also super quiet/ not helpful. The accessories and shoes were placed in the back of the room, and there was tons of merchandise.
Pricing/ merchandise: All of the items were each individually marked with colored stickers; the prices ranged from $10-$100 (so I’ve thought…). Despite the fact that the pricing sheets had the color-coded stickers with prices beside them, tons of the items were “exceptions.” I found it rather disappointing when I picked up a Moose Knuckle coat and seeing the blue tag on it, thinking it was $100, to later discover that this was an exception piece- bummer! As far as the rest of the clothing, there were tons of scarves, (not worth the travel if you want just a scarf..) and sweaters. I was pleasantly surprised to see a few Alice and Olivia sweaters fro $50. Lastly, there were some great shoes (channel slides) however it was very hit or miss: the chances that the pair you liked happened to be your exact size were slim to none. There was mostly one of each shoe. Honestly, this sample sale made me feel that I was at a thrift shop. Defiantly not worth the travel, unless you live in the same apartment building.
Rate: 3.5/10 Some good finds, but mostly the entire sale was hit or totally miss.
What: ShopShops sample sale
Where: 148 W 24 St, NY NY