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Ironically No Lines at The Line Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Since everyone and their mother flocked to the LXR and Co sample sale, The Line sample sale had… no line. The Line had absolutely beautiful pieces from various designers. You can shop from Calvin Klein to Dolce & Gabbana. If you were a big Protagonist fan, then you were in luck. Protagonist filled the racks. You can also shop home, accessories, books, and shoes.

We rated The Line sample sale a 7.5 out of 10. The selection was magnificent and the space wasn’t that crowded. Prices were a bit high, but with good markdowns from 70% – 75%. The Line sample sale scored most of their points in the fantastic selection of merchandise. Opening day of The Line sample sale was the same day that NYC got hurricane Florance rain. The 260 staff had the nerve to kick people out in the pouring rain. Shoppers just wanted to wait a little bit until it passed. The 260 staff, instead of asking everyone nicely to not block the door, decided to yell at everyone to leave because they have umbrellas. In that monsoon, an umbrella will not help much. However, as usual, that’s 260 being their usual rude selves. Happy shopping!

What: The Line Sample Sale
When: Tue. Sep. 18 – Sun. Sep. 23
Where: 150 Greene St.

Buy More Save More! Take $25 off when you spend $150-$249, $50 off $250-$399, $100 off $400-$699, or $200 off $700+ on items labeled BUY MORE SAVE MORE at Bloomingdales.com. Offer valid through Sep 26.

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260 Sample Sale BCBG Runway Fashion Herve Leger Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Bandage and Beads at Herve Leger and BCBG Runway Sample Sale

Herve Leger and BCBG Runway sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Rebecca Minkoff US

As I walked up Greene St. to one of the 260 sample sale location, I was preparing myself for a line around the block and an hour wait in the 90° heat. But lo and behold, there was no line and barely any people inside. For such a hyped sale, this emptiness was a welcome surprise, but was foreshadowing for the steep prices. I ,personally, am a fan of the Herve Leger dresses, but know that finding the perfect venue for these bandage dresses can be tricky. You can’t wear them to weddings or any other formal affair and they are generally too much for a night out. So despite all the colors and shapes, the $200 price tag seems too high. But the last Herve Leger sample sale did have lower prices and saw price reductions within two days.

The sale also featured pieces from BCBG runway which were beautiful and less expensive. Both brands had dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets, and furs represented at the sale. The BCBG dresses and tops were very summery and would have to be put away until 2019.

We rated the Herve Leger and BCBG runway sample sale an 8 out of 10 for the beautiful inventory and steep prices.

What: Herve Leger and BCBG runway sample sale at 260.
When: Tue. Sep. 4 – Sun. Sep. 9, 2018
Where: 150 Greene Street, New York, NY

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Backpack Bonanza at the Herschel sample sale

Herschel brand sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

As a loyal fan of the Herschel brand, I was over the moon ecstatic to be able to cover the Herschel sample sale 2018! The sample sale was run by 260 sample sales in Soho. After watching the 260 Instagram story, I was expecting the line to be around the block and would take almost an hour to get in. Thankfully that wasn’t the case and I only needed to wait around 5 minutes. The Herschel sale had raincoats, fleeces, luggage, wallets, hats, fanny packs, Ipad cases, and of course, their signature backpacks. As someone who has had the same Herschel backpack for the past 6 years without any signs of wear or tear, I was excited to see the options. There were about five different styles for the larger size backpacks, with an emphasis on darker colors. The sale had many different sizes of backpacks, but they were all grouped together and it was hard to differentiate between sizes. What was surprising was the pricing of the backpacks. The larger backpacks cost the same as the mini-backpacks, which made the mini bags not worth the $34.99.

We rated the Herschel sample sale a 7 out of 10 because of the well-stocked inventory. Let us know what you thought about the sale in the comments below!

What: Herschel Brand sample sale
When: Tue. Aug. 21 – Sun. Aug. 26, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster Street, New York, NY

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260 Sample Sale Fashion Helmut Lang Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Unique and Funky Pieces at the Helmut Lang Sample Sale

By Melanie Capruso

The selection available at the Helmut Lange sample sale was impressive, featuring a mixture of both really unique and very simple pieces. The showroom was filled with sequin dresses, grey metallic jackets, pink fuzzy skirts, and silver tipped cowboy boots. The sample sale was organized by style, not size. The sale featured both men’s and women’s clothing styles, but only women’s shoes, which were kept downstairs in their own room. In addition to clothes, there was a small selection of purses which were shaped as bras!

We decided to give the Helmut Lang sample sale a 6.5 out of 10 due to their large and varied inventory. We were disappointed by the prices but have our fingers crossed for prices adjustments!

What: Helmut Lang sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 14 – Sat. Aug. 19
Where: 150 Greene St, New York, NY

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260 Sample Sale Fashion J brand Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Uncategorized

Get Your Denim On! – The J Brand Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to check out the J Brand Sample Sale at 260 Fifth Avenue. The sale had an abidance of colorful and regular blue denim jeans to chose from, as well as crushed velvet, leather and pastel colors.

The J Brand Sample Sale had a great selection of jeans, classic blue jeans with rips, crushed velvet, high waisted white. You name it, they had it! They also had a large selection of samples in nearly every size for only 40 dollars! There were great shorts on sale, perfect for the end of the summer! As well as denim jackets that could be worn all year round.

We rated the J Brand Sample Sale a 7 out of 10. There was a large selection of merchandise offered in nearly every size but the prices were still high. You can find J Brand jeans on sale at department stores for less than 70 dollars, so we recommend you wait until they markdown the prices.

What: J Brand Sample Sale
When: Tues, Jul 24 – Sun, Jul 29
Where: 260 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

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Vivre La Résistance – The Zadig and Voltaire Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today the ShopDrop team had the opportunity to check out the Zadig and Voltaire Sample Sale at 260 Fifth Avenue this morning. The racks had a variety of colorful tops, pants, furs and jackets as well as an amazing shoe selection!  

The Zadig and Voltaire Sample Sale had the quintessential clothing, shoes and accessories to fulfill every girl’s Parisian dream. There was a lot of variety in t-shirts, tanks and jackets but the best selection was available in the shoes. The Zadig and Voltaire Sample Sale had everything from staple black heeled boots to wild and eccentric multicolored sneakers. Let’s not forget about the great selection of leather and fur jackets as well as all the leather goodies like wallets, totes and mini bags. If you are trying to channel your inner Jane Birkin or Bridget Bardot, this is the place to go! You will find silk bombers, whimsical lace tops and rocking leather pants that will make any look trés chic!

Overall we rated the Zadig and Voltaire Sample Sale a 7.5 out of 10. There was an amazing selection and variety of clothing, accessories and shoes available but the pricing was a little high. The best deal was definitely the boots which retail between $400 to $700 but all were $140. France is super hot right now, they won the World Cup and always have been known for their care free cool girl style, so we recommend you take a look!

What: Zadig and Voltaire Sample Sale
When: Tue, Jul 17 – Sun, Jul 22
Where: 260 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

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260 Sample Sale Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Skincare and Makeup

Makeup Madness – Stilla X Dr. Jart X Tocca X Artis Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to check out the Stila X Dr. Jart X Tocca X Artis Sample Sale located at 260 Fifth Avenue. We went an hour after they opened the doors to find a large selection of merchandise at decent pricing.

The Stila X Dr. Jart X Tocca X Artis Sample Sale had a short line outside but the second you walked in, you were consumed by madness. There were frenzies of people hoarding all different types of merchandise. The selection of makeup brushes and skin care offered both by Artis and Dr. Jart was great. While the selection of merchandise offered from Stila was all the ugly and outlandish colors that didn’t sell at Sephora this season. There were crazy resellers who were stocking products without even looking at them. Honestly the Stilla X Dr. Jart X Tocca X Artis Sample Sale felt like something out of a horror film.

Overall we rated the Stila X Dr. Jart X Tocca X Artis Sample Sale a 4 out of 10. The pricing on most of the merchandise was simply 50% and it seemed like the selection was just this seasons left overs. The line to pay wrapped around the entire venue.There were multiple people with, “I say no less than” six bags filled with all different types of products. You may want your beauty to be eternal but it is going to come at a price.

What: Stila X Dr. Jart X Tocca X Artis Sample Sale
Where: 260 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
When: Tue, Jul 10 – Sun, Jul 15

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“I’m Melting, I’m Meelltttiinnngg” (The Wicked Witch) – The Reformation Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall

*read with British accent – makes more sense that way

Today we wondered downtown to 150 Greene Street to try and checkout the highly coveted Reformation Sample Sale, but sadly we were let down. We had to stand in the blazing, boiling, burning heat for hours. Clothing by Reformation is seen all over Instagram, featured by renowned bloggers such as Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat and Jacey Duprie of DamselinDior and those alike.

As we stood on Greene street dying a slow and very warm death, we pondered the question. Is the Reformation Sample Sale worth it? After consulting with shoppers leaving, philosophers thinking and our inner selves, we have arrived at the definitive conclusion – absolutely not. Yes, the clothing is very cute, extremely chic and seen all over social media. No one, not even our worst enemies should be forced to stand in boiling heat, unless they’re at the beach getting a nice tan with a margarita in hand. As you probably followed from our Instagram stories, Zara and Reformation make merchandise that are extremely similar in pattern, color and style. The best perk is that Zara is way cheaper.

We rated the Reformation Sample Sale a 3 out of 10. You would think based on the line that wrapped around the block, that they were giving away free puppies and ice cream. But no: no puppies, no ice cream. If you don’t have time to melt on the sidewalks of NYC, we recommend you go to Zara and check out their merchandise. Even better, sit on your couch, pour yourself a nice bloody glass of rosé and shop online!

What: Reformation Sample Sale
When: Jun, 19 – Jun 24, 2018
Where:  150 Greene Street, NY, NY

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Calling all Swimwear Lovers! – Mara Hoffman Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to stop by the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale downtown at 150 Greene Street. The racks were filled with an assortment of rainbow colored swimwear and whimsical summer dresses.

The Mara Hoffman Sample Sale did have a great selection of swimwear, including everything from floral bikinis to chic one pieces.There was a large selection of summer dresses, pants and rompers but had very limited sizing, only offering small and extra small options. Though these light linen dresses made us feel as if we were ready to tan in the sun while relaxing on a beach.

We rated the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale a 6.5 out of 10. The sale did have a large selection and assortment of fun and unique bathing suits, and they were honestly the best deal at the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale.While the clothing was cute it was extremely limited to the warmer seasons and high in price. There was a long line outside to wait on as well as inside for the dressing rooms. While on this cooler spring day, the bathing suits and variety of colorful dresses made us want to take a weekend trip down in the Caribbean.

What: Mara Hoffman Sample Sale
When: Tue, Jun 5 – Sun, Jun 10
Where: 150 Greene Street, NY, 10003

Where: 150 Greene Street, NY, 10003

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260 Sample Sale Beach Chic Caroline Constas & Lemlem Fashion Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Stripes and Gingham Galore – The Caroline Constas and Lemlem Sample Sale

By Ashley Randall

Today we had the opportunity to check out the combined Caroline Constas and Lemlem Sample Sale downtown at 151 Wooster Street. Dreamy and colorful patterned apparel lined all the racks, a majority of which were dresses, skirts and tops.

The Caroline Constas and Lemlem Sample Sale felt as if you were transported from the rainy streets of New York to a bright and sunny day at the beach. The sale offered a lot of chic striped and gingham patterned merchandise. Caroline Constas offered both clothing from her collection as well as a section full of samples. The Caroline Constas samples were more limited and cheaper than the normal collection. Lemlem had a large collection of both maxi dresses, rompers and beach accessories but a limited selection of shoes.

We rated the Caroline Constas and Lemlem Sample Sale a 7 out of 10. The clothing was incredibly cute and chic but offered limited variation, especially Lemlem who seemed to only have striped merchandise. The apparel offered by both Caroline Constas and Lemlem felt as if it were designed solely for the summer months. The merchandise was still priced quite high and there was an extremely long line for both the fitting room and register. Yet all the  merchandise made us feel as if we were relaxing in the Hamptons with a glass of rosé in hand. If you are in need of chic summer clothing and have a larger budget, we recommend you take a look!

What: Caroline Constas and Lemlem Sample Sale
When:  Thurs. May 31 – Sun. June 3, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster Street, New York, NY

 

 

 

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