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Sand by Saya: Filled with Flip Flops & Jewelry!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Sand by Saya sale was in a small and crowded space. Jewelry, hair clips, headbands, and rings, were everywhere in sight. The display of the merchandise was a fail- everything looked poor in quality. The room had flip flops on one side, and it took over the entire wall. It was rather easy to find the exact size that you wanted. This sale is only worthwhile to go to if you are interested in purchasing a random piece of jewelry- other than that, it was not a hit.

Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing of the sale was as follows: jewelry $15-30, flip flops $25-$35, hair clips/ hair ties $15, and sneakers $59. There was not a lot of shoes left in stock, and there was only one of each piece of jewelry as well. I saw some gorgeous earrings and necklaces, and one cute rainbow ring. There were also some hair clips that were all different colors. This sale had some great finds but was very hit or miss at the end of the day. I would recommend stopping by if you are nearby.

Rate: 4.5/10 Some pretty rings and necklaces, but mostly not such a great sale

What: Sand by Saya Sample Sale
When: Mon Mar 2nd – Fri Mar 6th, 2020
Where: 37 W. 39th St. NY NY

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Even the great bags at James Chan don’t make it worth it to go

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: This sample sale was extremely small but there were some great bags and heels. The sale was set up with a few clothing racks in the far back, and in the front were shoes, bags, and hats. Everything at the store was organized and laid out very nicely. The staff was not sweet- they all sat in the back of the room when I walked in and did not even get up. Overall, this sale had some great finds but it still is not worthwhile to attend.

Merchandise/pricing: The pricing of this sale was still very high: most bags were $80, dresses $70, cardigans $198, dresses $125, and cotton dresses $98. The shoes were the best part of this sale, however. ALL shoes were $40, which was a great price. There were around 10 shoes left- all fancy heels. The sizes for shoes ranged from size 6-10, and there were tons in stock. As far as clothing goes, there was one of each item (very hit or miss!) The cardigans were mostly made out of wool and alpaca, which made it a harsh texture and the opposite of a cozy soft winter piece. This sale was not worth the travel, unless you live close by.

Rate: 4.5/10 Great bags and heels, the rest is EH.

What: James Chan Sample Sale

When: Mon Mar 2nd – Fri Mar 6th 2020

Where: 4 W. 29th St, NY NY

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Infant and Kids

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Infant and Kids sample sale were in a huge space and extremely pact. There were racks and racks filled with merchandise for all ages. Everything was very organized and labeled the exact age and size. It was very easy to find exactly what size/ item you are looking for. This sale had great casual-wear, coats, dresses, pants, skirts, and pants. It is worthwhile to go.

Merchandise/pricing: The pricing of this sale was great. Prices were all under $70. There were tons in stock of everything for all sizes. There were sizes from boys/girls 3 month-18 months, and more. There were also some racks filled with adult women’s clothing, and also the Snowman NY coats. This sale is worthwhile to go to.

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Multi-brands sale: A BAG LOVERS HEAVEN

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Multi-brands sample sale was very organized, being that it was in such a small room. This sale was comprised of 8 great brands. The room was set up with bags everywhere, but the tables were then categorized by brand. It was quite easy to find the bag you want, and there were a few sales associates there helping the customers as well. In the table in the middle of the room, there were a bunch of clutches for events and weddings. There was such gorgeous stuff! Along the walls were big handbags, and they all came in multiple colors. This sale was worthwhile to go to.

Merchandise/pricing: This sale had amazing deals. Most of the bags were $25, and wallets were around $10. The bags still had tags on them, and were being sold in retail for around $300. All of the bags came in tons of colors and sizes; there was a ton of everything, and even more in the back. This sale laid out all of their wallets and bags very nicely, and it was so easy to find what you wanted. It is worthwhile to attend this sale- you will defiantly walk out with a new gorgeous bag!

Rate: 6/10 Great deals, gorgeous bags.

What: Multi-brand sample sale

When: Mon Feb 10th – Wed Feb 12th

Where: 25 West 39th Street, 3rd Floor, Manhattan, NY

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Halston sample sale: AMAZING!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Halston sample sale was extremely organized and an enjoyable shopping experience. The space had The Arrivals coats in the front entrance, and the rest of the room was dedicated to everything Halston. All of The Arrivals coats were hung nicely, and all grouped according to style. The Halston clothing was also categorized by clothing type; there were pants racks, dress racks, shirt racks, and gown racks. The staff was also very sweet and was able to grab additional sizes in the back room.

Merchandise/ pricing: The Arrivals coats ranged from $99-$800, and on average the Halston clothing was $30. Halston had a bunch of clothing in stock, with multiple colors as well. They had great fancy bubble dresses that one could wear to an event: those were retail for $455 and were now selling for $25. I went on the website to see the dress, and it is on sale there for $275… people most probably think that is a good sale as well! Halston also had the cutest skirts for both the winter and summer. There were unlimited sizes of everything (and even more in the back.) Most of the merchandise was still in plastic bags from the factories- which means it was never worn by anyone! This sale was great, and worthwhile to go. No one can beat these excellent deals!

Rate: 8/10 Great deals, unlimited merchandise, fun experience. Worth it to go.

What: Halston Sample sale

When: Mon Feb 10th – Wed Feb 12th

Where: 261 W. 36th St, NY NY

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ShopShops: Just, NO.

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

When: Wed Feb 19th – Fri Feb 21st

Where: 148 W 24 St, NY NY

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Pippa and Julie- GORGEOUS children’s dresses for occasions!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Pippa and Julie set up was organized and totally spacious- It was actually completely empty when I went! The sale had accessories right when you walk in, and the first two racks were all things Disney. Throughout the room were racks of gorgeous fancy dresses for girls to wear to weddings and special events. There were tons of options and multiple styles: this sale is worthwhile to go to if you are in need of a nice dress (there was nothing else besides for dresses).

Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing of this sale was as follows: dresses $20, legging sets $15, separates $10, and accessories up to $30. There were tons of dresses at this sale- I saw gorgeous high/low dresses, and very cute Disney three-piece sets. There was also only one small section for boys, due to the fact that this brand is mostly a girl’s line. In addition, the staff was very sweet. They were more than happy to show me all of the dresses and styles, and where I can find additional sizes. This sale was fantastic and the prices were unbeatable!!

Rate: 6/10– great dresses, one section for boys, worthwhile if you need a nice children’s dress !

What: Pippa and Julie sample sale

When: Thu Feb 13th – Sat Feb 22nd

Where: 74 Wooster St, NY NY

 

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The Dreems sample sale is a dream!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The set up of this sample sale was quite interesting- while the whole space was on sale, the larger discounted items  were placed in the back of the room. In the back, there were racks that were labeled $30 rack, $90, and $200. I was genially surprised at certain items that I saw on the $30 rack! There were bags and jewelry in the front entrance, and some great men’s shoes in the back as well. The entire room was gorgeous, and smelled divine! Defiantly worth a trip.

Merchandise/pricing: The entire store was on sale, and the back of the room had some $30, $90, and $200 racks. While the store had gorgeous pieces, there was mostly only one of each item. Due to that unfortunate attribute, this sale is truly a hit or miss. Dreems had very cool pieces; I saw very cute patterned jeans, leather skirts, and tons of coats. Now onto accessories: there were a ton of men’s shoes and bags, women’s bags, wallets, and jewelry. The prices for the accessories ranged from $25-$150. There were very pretty gold necklaces and bracelets near the main entrance of the store. This sale was great, and worthwhile if you are nearby.

Rate: 7/10 Great prices, gorgeous merchandise, lots of accessories for both men and women.

What: Dreems sample sale

Where: 120 Wooster St, Manhattan, NY

When: Fri Jan 24th – Sun Feb 2nd

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Dennis Basso-so Deals

This Dennis Basso sale features women’s winter wear at marked down prices. Discounts vary item by item. There are furs, evening gowns, dresses, scarves, hats, and more. 

Let me start off by saying that the merchandise is beyond amazing. The furs are so stunning and came in a wide variety of colors and styles. The gowns are luxe and equally gorgeous. The sizes of the gowns ranged from sizes 0–14! This sale was definitely a hard one to review because while I was there, it took every ounce of willpower I have to not to take everything home.

Furs and evening gowns are usually investment pieces, so high prices are to be expected. However, there are DEFINITELY better deals to be found. 

The space is huge and well organized, so shout out to Soiffer Haskin for such consistent performances. Besides having to give proof of ID at the entrance (extreme, much?) this sale was a breeze. The staff was sweet and helpful. Clothing is separated by item type and size.

If you’re a big fan of the brand and willing to splurge, this might be the sale for you. All sales are final. I give this sale a 3/10 because I was disappointed by the high high prices. 

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CALLING ALL MOTHERS! Introducing: 7AM enfant

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The 7am Enfant sample sale was the best set up I have ever witnessed. They took the liberty of building all of the merchandise (strollers, backpacks, diaper bags, carseat accessories, etc.) and placing it on each table, so that customers were able to visibly see what the item will look like when put together. The room was fairly large, and everything was organized and spaced out. The staff was very sweet and helpful, and were willing to deliver any information about a given product to the customers. The lefthand side of the room was dedicated to children’s accessories and clothing, and the other-side was the Hatch brand.

Merchandise/ pricing: The sales pricing went as follows: carrier covers $25-$80, car seat covers $18-$35, backpacks $25-$30, diaper bags $7-$45, accessories $5-$20, earmuffs $8-$22, and Hatch adult clothing ranged from $30-$100. As far as children’s accessories went, there was a lot of everything in stock. There were multiple racks for young girls, but only two racks for boys. The Hatch adult clothing brand only had a few racks on the righthand side of the room.

Rate: 9.5/10 Great set up of merchandise, amazing staff, endless options.

What: 7am Enfant sample sale

When: Tue Jan 21st – Sun Jan 26th 2020

Where: 151 Wooster St, Manhattan, NY

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