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The Cinq á Sept Sample Sale has Gorgeous, Affordable Pieces

By: Jacqueline Munro

At the Cinq á Sept sample sale, there a lot of beautiful pieces throughout the well organized showroom. Unfortunately, though there are not nearly as many sample pieces as there are production pieces (which are more expensive).

The Cinq á Sept sample sale is one that I’ve been looking forward to for a while; I absolutely adore the brand. Although the production prices are not ideal, the prices of the sample items definitely make up for them. Now despite the fact that the samples are not as plentiful as the production pieces, there are still some really cute items. Obviously, there are beautiful dresses at this sale, but all of my favorite items are fall into the outerwear categories. From fur detailed, long coats to embellished military style jackets, you’re guaranteed to find an outerwear piece that you love.

Overall I’m giving this sale an 8/10. I would really like to see more sample pieces and a drop in the production prices, but I can happily say that I have no complaints about any of the staff members or the organization of the showroom. If you like the brand or are looking to spruce up your wardrobe, I’d say it is worth checking out this sale.

What: Cinq á Sept sample sale
When: Wed. June 5th – Sun. June 9th, 2019
Where: 151 Wooster St., Manhattan, NY

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Mara Hoffman Sample Sale – Swimwear and Stripes Galore

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the chance to checkout the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale downtown at 150 Greene Street. Mara Hoffman known for its bright colors, striped tops and bottoms and swimwear had an abundance of merchandise available. 

The swimwear was organized by size making it super easy for everyone to browse through. While the swim was still on the pricey side, having tops for $50 as well as bottoms for an additional $50. There was a huge variety of maxi and midi linen dresses in all different colors and patterns. You could also find a good amount of summer tops, perfect to pair with some jeans or a skirt! The sale also featured a limited amount of Fall/Winter pieces such as turtlenecks, wool pants and overcoats.

Overall we rated this sale a 6.5/10. While the swimwear was split into sizing, making it so much easier for the consumer to pick out there next suit. The prices on the merchandise are still high. The Mara Hoffman Sample Sale as well featured a lot of products limiting to the Spring/Summer season. If you have a casual summer wedding or party planned this summer  or you are in need of a cute swimsuit for your next Instagram, should definitely check it out!

What: Mara Hoffman Sample Sale

Where: 150 Greene Street, NY, NY

When: June 4, 2019 – June 9, 2019

 

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Montblanc Sample Sale – Are $1,000 Pens Worth It?

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to stop by the Montblanc Sample Sale at 260 Fifth Avenue. Known for its fountain ink pens and leather accessories, the Montblanc sale as well had a large variety of cuff links, watches and briefcases. Keep in mind that Montblanc is not cheap. The pricing at the Montblanc Sample Sale was extremely high, having briefcases around $450 and pens starting at $200.  

Overall we rated the Montblanc Sample Sale a 5/10. This was heavily based on the fact that the merchandise is still very expensive. As well as having limited variety in briefcases, belts and other leather goodies. Just remember that Fathers Day is around the corner and if your Dad loves Montblanc, you should stop by! 

What: Montblanc Sample Sale

Where: 260 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

When: June 4, 2019 – June 7, 2019

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Chaser Brand Sample Sale – Comfy Staples For That Rainy Day

By Ashley Randall 

The Chaser Brand Sample Sale featured all your cosy classics for the perfect chill day. The prices ranged from $5 to $50 dollars. Among the many plain tanks and graphic band tees, there were also some nice floral and pinstripe dresses. The room was fairly organized allowing for easy browsing of all the merchandise. There was also a rack of swimwear, just in time to show off at the beach but beware because the sizing was pretty limited! The sale had another rack for children, featuring easy tees for boys and funky ruffled sweats for girls. Whether you are in need of a snuggly tee shirt or a nice printed linen jumpsuit, the Chaser Brand Sample Sale has everything in between. The discounts were pretty good, in comparison the graphic tees sell for around $70 retail!

Overall, we gave this sale a 6.5/10. The pricing is very decent but the selection of merchandise is limited to lounge wear and a couple of dresses/jumpsuits. If you are in need of any lounge wear then look no further!

What: Chaser Brand Sample Sale

Where: 231 West 39th Street, Suite 294, NY, NY

When: June 3, 2019 – June 7, 2019

 

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Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliot Sample Sale is Out of this World

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliot sample sale is absolutely amazing. I have never been to a sample sale this good, especially not at 260. If you weren’t sure whether or not you should go to this one, I’m telling you that you 100% should.

At this sale, the prices are outrageously great. Here are some examples of these jaw-dropping deals: Equipment blouses are $60, Current Elliot jeans are $45, and Joie long sleeved tops are $50. Now usually, if the prices are good the merchandise is bad and vice versa. But that is not the case at this sale, the selection of clothing from each brand is drool-worthy. My favorite pieces are all from Equipment, but Joie and Current Elliot have things that I love too. And before you think it can’t get any better, embellished pieces aren’t marked up! There are lots of Joie tops with intricate pearl detailing and they’re the same price as every other long sleeved top! How amazing, and unlike 26, is that?! Finally, there is also a really cute selection of shoes and accessories at the sale. They have a crocodile embossed tote bag that is so nice and so affordable.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 9/10. I am a little sad about the purchasing limit because I want everything!!!! But aside from that, this sale is literally perfect. So ladies, get ready to sneak out of work on your lunch break tomorrow to shop this sale. If you get fired, it will totally have been worth it. Happy shopping friends!

What: Joie & Current/Equipment sample sale
Where: 260 Fifth Ave, NY, NY
When: May 21 – May 26, 2019

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The R13 Sample Sale is a Rip Off

By: Jacqueline Munro

The prices at the R13 sample sale are very disappointing, but at least there is a decent selection of merchandise. I kept getting confused between the menswear and womenswear; not that you can’t wear either regardless of your gender. But an employee called me out for grabbing a men’s sweatshirt in a very embarrassing way.

At this sale, they have more jeans than anything else; there are several tables lining the middle of the showroom with tons of denim. They’re selling a pair for $125 which is just too much money. At the Current Elliot sample sale (currently going on at 260) jeans are going for $45 which is, on average, 80% off their retail prices. And they’re definitely just as nice as R13 jeans when it comes to quality. The fact that the R13 sweatshirts are selling for $125 is insulting. I mean they’re comfy, but definitely not worth a sample sale price of $125. Oh, and their famous lace-up boots are $395. So if you were thinking of getting a pair for a reasonable price, I’m sorry to say this, but it isn’t happening at this sale.

Overall, I’m giving this sale a 5/10. The prices are outrageous and the staff members are rude. If you were really excited about this sale and are still contemplating going, at least wait for the additional markdowns Thursday (which I overheard a staff member confirm).

What: R13 sample sale
Where: 261 West 36th St, NY, NY
When: May 20 – May 23, 2019

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Caroline Constas Sample Sale is Cute and Colorful

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Caroline Constas sample sale has a lot of cute merchandise for decent prices. I am still dazzled by all of the colorful sequins and fun patterns, but much less thrilled with the disorganization of the clothing and the hectic crowd. If you’re in the area and looking for some cute summer party clothes, I’d say check this sale out. But be prepared to be herded into the dressing room like cattle.

At this sample sale, there is a plethora of cute tops, dresses, and bathing suits, but not as big of a selection of bottoms. Although there were some cute skirts, the pants were few and far in between. In the showroom, there are a lot of samples which is nice because they’re cheaper than the production items. But you better really like something before you decide to try it on; the line is extremely long and they harshly shuffle large groups of women in and out of the dressing room every fifteen minutes. It is quite an unpleasant experience.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 7/10.  It has a lot of cute, on-trend clothing, and the discounts are pretty good. There are so many tops and bikinis that I want, but aside from the fact that my summer body is nowhere to be found, I just can’t bring myself to cough up the cash. If you are willing to pay though, I think that this sale is definitely worth going to.

What: Caroline Constas Sample Sale
When: Thurs. May 9th – Sun. May 12th, 2019
Where: 151 Wooster St., New York, NY

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The Araks Sample Sale is So Disorganized

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Araks sample sale was bad; I’m still disturbed by the complete lack of organization going on in the showroom. And I’m absolutely haunted by the bare feet that were spreading germs around the showroom (I’ll explain, just keep reading).

At this sample sale, all of the merchandise is just tossed into bins which are separated by size. These bins are a complete nightmare to dig through. Additionally, there is hardly any variety in the colors and styles of the pieces, and the sizing is so terrible! The smalls look like they could fit Barbies, and the larges look like they could fit American Girl Dolls. I feel offended on behalf of all of the big busted women out there. While the prices are decent, I still think the brand is ripping its customers. These sample sale prices are what the products should be retailing for! Because trust me, the products are nothing special!

The bare feet though… The area sectioned off to be the dressing room had a carpet in it, so the staff members asked customers to take their shoes off before entering. But some of these customers didn’t put them back on before continuing to shop, nor did they have socks on… GAG! Overall, I’m giving this sale a 4/10. None of the merchandise was cute and the layout was a disaster. I would not recommend going to this sale.

What: Araks Sample Sale
When: Thurs. May 9th – Fri. May 10th, 2019
Where: 137 Grand St., 5th Floor, New York, NY

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LemLem Sample Sale is LameLame

By: Jacqueline Munro

The LemLem sample sale had me really confused before I knew anything about the brand. To be completely honest, I could never have imagined why anyone would pay so much money for the kind of clothing they sell. But then I did some research and discovered that it is all made by African women who previously had no market to sell their products. This changed my mindset about the brand itself, but I still feel a little iffy about their sale.

At a sample sale for a brand like this, I would expect prices to range from $20-$50. But they are not even close; these products are selling for $65-$250. And anything worth buying is on the higher end of that price scale. Even the kids clothing items were $50 a piece. Although the dresses are pretty cute for the beach, I honestly don’t think they’re worth the money.

Overall, I’m giving this sale a 5/10. For a sample sale, the prices are just way too high. If this clothing line did not support a good cause, this review would be a lot nastier. But if you like expensive beach coverups and are an avid supporter of sustainability, this sale is the right place for you. Otherwise, I’d avoid it.

What: LemLem Sample Sale
When: Thurs. May 9th – Sun. May 12th, 2019
Where: 151 Wooster St., New York, NY

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The Nancy Gonzalez Sample Sale has Stunning Merchandise

By: Jacqueline Munro

The handbags at the Nancy Gonzalez sample sale are outrageously beautiful, but also outrageously priced. Given that the bags are all made of 100% genuine crocodile, I understand why they are so expensive, but the price tags still hurt my heart a little bit.

At this sample sale, the bags range from 55% to 70% off, which is good. But considering the fact that it is a sample sale, I was hoping for even higher discounts. Maybe I’m being greedy, but a $4,000 bag for 60% off is still way too expensive for me. Overall though, the merchandise is absolutely stunning… literally drool-worthy. There are bags of all shapes, sizes, and colors, and for every occasion, you could imagine. Lots of the styles are amazing for summer, so if you’re looking for a cute (but pricey) bag to carry once the warm weather holds, this is the place to be! They also had adorable shoes including sandals, mules, and pumps, all for good prices! If I had a fat wallet, I would have left with everything.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 7 out of 10. If the prices weren’t so high I would definitely bump it up to an 8 or 9, but I’m not willing to spend so much money at a sample sale. If you’re willing to pay though, and you’re looking for a fancy new bag, definitely head over to this Nancy Gonzalez sample sale.

What: Nancy Gonzalez Sample Sale

When: Thurs. May 2nd – Sun. May 5th, 2019

Where: 317 W 33rd St., NY, NY

 

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