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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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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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Does the Sample Sale Ever Really End?

It happens sometimes, there’s a sample sale that you really want to go to, but for whatever reason you’re just too busy and just can’t make it. However, there’s still a little hope that you can still snag a deal on that designer clothing.

On my way to a different sample sale in SoHo, I wasn’t paying attention and walked into what I thought was the sample sale I was planning on going to, but boy was I wrong. I ended up at what I like to call the 260 Sample Sale warehouse of past sales. There, they had the leftovers from various of their most recent sample sales, with a pretty full size run, at the price point the sample sales usually get discounted to on the last day, and what I found to be the best thing was that I was alone. This specific location that they have doesn’t get any mention on their social media nor is it even listen on their website, but it is there and a true hidden gem for those who know about it.

When I went they had pieces from Bonobos, Scotch & Soda, Brian Atwood, Ben Sherman, Maiyet, Velvet, Peuterey, Barbara Bui, Elle Sasson, Nest Candles, along with many other brands. So whether you’re a man or woman into fashion, or you’re into the home goods and accessories side of sample sales, this location is perfect for you.

What: 260 Sample Sale
Where: 43 Wooster St.

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Eberjey Fashion Maiyet Review Sample Sale

Sample Sale Review – Maiyet & Eberjey

Eberjey Sample Sale NYC

 

By Maura McNulty

 

There’s something about shopping for PJs that makes me feel warm inside; it’s probably the idea that I’ll spend most of my time in the clothes lounging around and sleeping. The sale is near NYU, so when it began to rain after class on Wednesday, I took it as a sign to treat myself to luxury loungewear at the Maiyet and Eberjey sample sale at 260’s SoHo location.

 

260 Sample Sale’s space is huge, so there was plenty of stock, without the claustrophobia that ruins so many sample sale experiences. Plus, it wasn’t as crowded, given that Maiyet and Eberjey aren’t the most commercial brands, so you can really take your time there, feeling the soft fabrics and contemplating whether plum or a dusty teal goes better with your complexion.

 

There are rows of pajama sets, robes, and lounge wear in the Eberjey racks, which are set up alongside rows of coats, pants, swimwear, and dresses in the Maiyet rows. Gorgeous lace bras, underwear, and boy-shorts line the sides of the store, and there is even a small shoe table in the back. Additionally, they have a rack of Eberjey children’s clothes off to the side, if you need to pick up some cute dresses for a tiny tot in your life.

 

Prices are fantastic; I was able to make out with a white pajama set, two teddies, and the softest robe in the known world, for just $175, which was a steep discount from the $350 retail value. And, just for fun, I decided to check the retail prices for similar items from Victoria’s Secret: it came out to be a staggering $250.

Prices

The sale ends Sunday, September 17, so make sure to head down there this weekend. Highly recommend going, even if it’s just to check out the soft, silky fabrics. Now, I am off to take another luxurious nap in my new silky sleep attire.

Maiyet & Eberjey Sample Sale

150 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012

Sept. 12 – Sept. 17

Tue: 10AM-8PM

Wed-Sat: 10AM-7PM

Sun: 10AM-4PM

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Shoe Box x 260 5th Ave Sample Sale

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Shoe Box x 260 5th Ave Sample Sale

Cinderella for the day, Shoe Box Sample Sale, we’re looking for the perfect pair!

By: Nanda Rai

One of the most exciting sales yet! The Shoe Box has collaborated with 260 5th ave, the hub of all sample sales, tempting us to tower stack our closet shelves with even more shoes. As soon as you enter the sale, you’ll see, 1 pair for $80 and 2 pairs for $140. Any shoe, boot, sandal, flat, classic, sneaker, furry slipper, the list really goes on and yes they really mean any pair for this price! The workers are helpful and theres an area in the back to sit and try on, just be aware you’ll have to leave your belongings with security at the front entrance. The sale offers women sizes ranging from 5-11, keep in mind that not all of the sizes have the same options, however there were enough styles/trendy seasonal options to go around. *Oprah’s voice* “You get a pair! You get a pair!” The crowd goes wild*

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Pricing Chart

I must mention SCHUTZ (average retail at $170 per pump) leading the sale and bringing the real heat to a summers end! As soon as I walked in, I routinely snap pictures of any shoe that catches my eye, and after I make another round looking for all my favorite designers. FYI, SCHUTZ had the largest selection available and shined in all the spotlight:

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SCHUTZ
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SCHUTZ
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SCHUTZ
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SCHUTZ
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SCHUTZ
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SCHUTZ

For more of my favorite finds, take a look at all of the shoe candy below: Designers to lookout for: The ShoeBox, of course! Rebecca Minkoff (avg. retail price $130 a pair), Loeffler Randall (avg. retail price $250 and above), Daya by Zendaya, Vince Camuto, and new fresh designers in the mix.

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Loeffler Randall
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Loeffler Randall
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Rebecca Minkoff
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Rebecca Minkoff
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The Shoe Box
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Daya by Zendaya

Keep a lookout, you just may find your SOLE-MATE.

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Chunk heels
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Fun finds, discovering new designers!

Here’s the info:

What: ShoeBox Sample Sale

Where: 260 5th Ave New York, NY

When: Tuesday-Thursday 10AM-8PM | Friday-Saturday 10AM-7PM | Sunday 10AM-5PM

P.S. I caved on the shoe below! I could never resist when my outfit matches exactly with something I’m currently wearing.  #SituationalDresser #ImpulseShopper #SalesOnSales

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NYFW ready!

 

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Parker Sample Sale With Val At 260 Sample Sale

Parker Sample Sale

This morning, we woke up at dawn with a mission: see what’s in store at 260SAMPLESALE. They are currently running the Parker event at their 150 Greene Street location in Soho. First, we all met up at Starbucks to power up with some coffee, chat about sample sales, and talk about our plan of action. Ghila gathered all her photo equipment while Goldie made sure Val was runway ready with hair and makeup. Fueled by coffee and anticipation, we plowed through the rain to find what treasures await us!

Laura and Courtney greeted us at the door and the clothing inside blew us away! It was a challenge to decide on only four looks – but we truly believe we’re showing you an excellent selection of all this sample sale has to offer. Clear your schedule and head over to the Parker sample sale at 150 Greene Street. You will not regret it. The sale closes Sunday, April 9th at 5pm.

See the posted price list below, plus imagery of all the clothes we had the pleasure of playing dress up in!
You’ll find before and after prices for each piece tagged on the photo.

Be sure to take pictures of all your treasures and tag @ShopDropApp + @260Samplesale
See you at the next sale! xx

Photo Credits: Ghila Krajzman

Parker White Dress Before: $325. Sample Sale: $90
Parker White Dress Before: $325. Sample Sale: $90
Parker Short & Top Before: $198+$265 Sample Sale: $70+$60
Parker Short & Top Before: $198+$265 Sample Sale: $70+$60

 

Parker sample sale Silver Parker Gown Before: $638. Sample sale $180
Parker Silver Gown Before: $638. Sample sale $180
Parker Sample Sale Red Romper Before: $298, At Sample $90
Parker Red Romper Before: $298, At Sample $90

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Spyder Sample Sale Review: 3 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time for Ski-Gear Shopping

Most of us can’t wait to shed the coats, scarves and layers to don chic sandals and tiny tops. By the time the last storm comes around, and city dwellers are forced to bundle up and stay home, thoughts of sunshine, flowers and little dresses fill our minds. However, the smartest among us will cease the moment to stock up on quality fashion merchandise for next season at a ridiculous discount. So here  are three reasons as to why this is the best time to shop for ski clothes along with our review of the Spyder active sample sale in NYC.

 

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Sample Sale Review: Spyder Active

 

Season is over and so everything is on sale.

Precisely because everyone is focusing on the little flowery dresses, stores like Bogner and Spyder Active are putting their luxury items on massive sales. Bogner held a sample sale earlier this month. Spyder Active is holding its sample sale for another week at 260 5th avenue. Jackets and snow pants, which typically cost over $1,000 are offered at a whooping 60% discount.

Ski coats of high quality can be worn for years. 

If you are one of those awesome fashionistas who doesn’t like to buy items at the end of a season for fear that they will be out of style next year, skiers and snowboarders have nothing to worry about. Fashion trends in the snow sports world are the slowest to change. What has been cool and hip in 2010 is still perfectly hip today, if preserved in good condition, which brings me to the last point.

Fashion turnover is one of the slowest in the skiing industry.

Invest in high quality snowgear. It pays off. Jackets and snowpants from high quality companies will remain in great condition for a number of years. So rather than wait till next year when you want to go skiing when you will have to buy junk or pay full price for a warm pair of snowsuits, go to a sample sale, get a great deal – and then welcome the summer with the rest of us.

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