The Steve Madden Sample Sale has hands down been the worst sample sale I have ever been to. First of all, it’s in Queens so it is definitely a shlep from the city. But that isn’t the worst part! The sale is held in this massive warehouse and it is literally crowded to capacity with lines out the door, and for what? the shoes are a mess, you are lucky to find a matching pair in your size in the piles that surround the racks of mismatched shoes. Also, most of the shoes are a size 6, which doesn’t do most of us good (unless you are the lucky size 6). They may be cheap ($10-$20), are you really gonna try to get through this mess?
The bags they had were great, if you could find anything in the million boxes they had. If you found something you liked, you had to grab it right then and there because if you didn’t, it would disappear into the massive blackhole that is the Steve Madden sample sale. Seriously, it would disappear into the massive amounts of stuff that was everywhere. The last time I was there, I waited an HOUR on line to purchase a $15 Betsy Johnson bag and this time was no different.
I rated this a 0/10, don’t go, not worth it.