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Bonobos Sample Sale: a Man’s Heaven!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Bonobos sample sale was a true hit. The racks were each categorized by the item. There were multiple racks filled with dress shirts, casual pants, jackets, and more. The space was very organized and it was easy to find exactly what you wish to purchase. The righthand side of the room was filled with endless accessories. From belts to scarves, the sale truly had it all. All of the clothing was also hung nicely and the staff was also very sweet.

Pricing/ merchandise: The sale’s pricing went as follows: knit tops $20, dress shirts $39, casual shirts $39, sweaters $45, knit bottoms $25, shorts $35, casual pants $45, denim $45, dress pants $59, blazers $99, windbreakers $59, leather bomber $225, swim $35, ties $25, socks $5, scarves $45, hats $25, belts $30, and underwear $12. The sale had a plethora of merchandise, in multiple colors as well. However, there was only one rack of both shorts and swim. The swim prints ranged in various blue colored patterns. There were also a bunch of great coats, from casual blazers to fancy down jackets.

Rate: 9/10 Great Sale, great prices, endless options.

What: Bonobos sample sale

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

Where: 260 Fifth Ave, NY

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Wilt and Acrobat: small selection but great finds

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Wilt and Acrobat sample sale was in a very small space, and there were only 3-4 racks total. One rack had a few cashmere sweaters, another had dresses and pants, and another had some shirts and coats. The majority of the items were low in stock – there were mostly one of each piece. Everything was very organized, and it was very easy to find whatever you are looking for. This sale was very hit or miss: it is possible one can find a few great items, but also possible to find simply nothing (due to the low quantity of items.)

Merchandise/ pricing: Each piece was individually marked. The cashmere sweaters were all $40, blouses around $60, dresses around $200, coats around $300, pants around $40, and shorts around $30. The prices were very good, due to the clothing’s amazing quality. There was mostly one of each item, which made it rather hard to shop. There were also no accessories, and no shoes. This sale was very small and everything was low in stock.

What: Wilt and Acrobat Sample Sale

When: Wed. Jan 8th- Fri, Jan 10th, 2020

Where: 27 East 37th, ground floor, Manhattan, NY

Rate: 8/10 Great finds, amazing prices, sweet staff.

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The (Not So) Clever Alice Sale

By: Eve Orbach

When one of the first things you hear upon entering a sale is “the golden rule is to NOT trust the sizing”, you know you’re not off to a great start. The Clever Alice pop up features multiple brands such as Stellah, PORTO, Vivienne Hu, Inizio, Raw Earth Wild Sky, and more at discounts of up to 80%. Featured items include sweaters, skirts, tops, dresses, jackets, and bags. The prices really varied by item and brand, but as a whole I would say the deals were simply 😐. 

The sale is organized by brand and clothing item. Every piece is hung up neatly on hangers. The staff is super helpful to the point where I literally didn’t have to carry any item for more than .2 seconds, when it would then kindly be whisked away to the fitting room. The fitting room does not have a mirror inside, so every time I tried something on I had to go out and do a little fashion show in front of every person in the store. (There were definitely a few not too approving looks given to me by some of the other customers, lol. To each their own, guys!)

There honestly is nothing too notable about this one. If you’re in the area it may be worth popping by because they have some good pieces. Overall though the issues with the sizing were pretty frustrating and the deals were by and large underwhelming. Hopefully once the sample sale season kicks back up again there will be bigger and better ones to come!

What: Clever Alice sample sale.                                                                                                                                   When: January 7–January 16, 2020                                                                                                                       Where: 126 West 25th Street 

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BS Stands for Belgian Shoes

By: Eve Orbach

To put it lightly, the Belgian Shoes sale was overpriced and a waste of time. After an already disappointing discount of just 50%, you think the good people of Belgian Shoes would try a little harder to make their sale worth attending. But alas, I waited on line for almost an hour… that’s right folks… almost an hour. I do not understand what type of person could rationalize the decision to wait that amount of time for LOAFERS that were $200+, but the world is really filled with some interesting people.

Belgian Shoes is the type of company that sells “crests” on their website. As astutely pointed out by one of our loyal followers, the majority of people attending the sale “looked like attorneys”. The type of customer there is the person who loves to complain about how busy their work life is, and then continue to suffer an ungodly waiting period to buy shoes…for work. Seriously, everyone around me was wearing loafers. If everyone on line protested and just made their own sale of the shoes they were already wearing they would have had many better styles, price points, and a bigger stock. Inside there really wasn’t that many options to chose from, and the space was off putting and honestly smelled like an old age home.

This whole experience was pretty bizarre. I decided to give this sale a 1/10 because I knew that I was going to say some pretty harsh things in this review and giving them that extra 1 point made me feel better. Please, do yourself a favor and skip this one! Legit— still reeling from the whole experience. I feel like I was punked. 

What: Belgian Shoes “sale”                                                                                                                                           Where: 110 East 55th Street                                                                                                                                   When: January 6–10, 202

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Adam Selman, Simon Miller, Nili Lotan- ALL IN ONE!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: This sample sale was composed of THREE different brands- Adam Selman, Simon Miller, and Nili Lotan. The room’s set up was very neat organized, and was categorized by brand. There were a ton of different sections, where it was fairly easy to find the item you are looking for. All of the merchandise was hung aesthetically, and it was quite a pleasant shopping experience.

Merchandise/pricing: Nili Lotan’s merchandise still remained expensive- the prices ranged from $50-$495. Nili Lotan had the most merchandise out of all of the brands there. They had gorgeous pieces, from lux cashmere sweaters to leather jackets. Despite all of their beautiful options, I believe that it is considered still not affordable/ worth it to purchase a dress for $195 (at a sample sale)! Next up was Adam Selman- the prices were great and ranged from $25-$60. They had excellent prices, an abundance of work out clothing, sports-bras, and leggings– This brand reminded me exactly of Bandier’s sale last week. I believe that Adam Selman’s sale was the highlight of this sample sale out of all three brands! Lastly for Simon Miller- the prices ranged from $45-$295. (I thought it remained a bit pricey for shirts to still be $75.) The brand had a ton of t-shirts, bags, and tops, for all under $80; the t-shirts were the best deal for this brand.

Rate: 7/10 Lots of options, good amount of merchandise, great accessories, and very organized.

What: Nili Lotan, Adam Selman, and Simon Miller sample sale

When: Thu, Dec. 26- Sun, Jan 5, 2019

Where: 260 Greene St, NY NY

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ELEVENty sample sale: you can find even more than ELEVEN pieces here!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Eleventy sample sale had A TON of clothing for both men and women, at amazing prices. For starters, the space was fairly large and not crowded, which made the shopping experience enjoyable. The staff was also extremely sweet and very helpful. The room was divided between the men and women, and each side had endless amounts of options and sizes. For the women, there were very cute and warm sweaters, jackets, pants, dresses, bags, shoes and scarves. For the men, there were A LOT of suits, dress shirts, jackets, belts, ties, and shoes. Everything was set up so organized, and it was very easy to shop and find what you are looking for.

Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing went as follows: accessories went from around $25-$89, shirts/ pants/ shoes were $109, and coats $199-$499. Everything was reasonably priced, and the clothing looked in excellent shape. I noticed that there were more shoes and coats options for the men, but more sweaters and pants for the women. There were a lot of different sizes and multiples of each item. There were great puffers and coats for the winter, and very warm sweaters as well. It did not look as if the sale was going to run out of any merchandise anytime soon!

Rate: 8/10 A LOT of great finds, sweet staff, fun environment, and a ton of accessories for the winter.

What: Evently sample sale

When: Mon, Dec. 16-Fri, Dec. 20, 2019

Where: 80 West 40th Street, Fl 9, NY NY

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Low prices at the Vera Bradley sample sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Vera Bradley sample sale had excellent prices for great pieces. The room was divided in half between the men and women, and the racks were categorized by item. The room was on the smaller side, but it had very few customers. All of the merchandise was very organized, but there were some boxes filled with underwear and bras that was quite messy. The staff was sweet and helpful, and it was a pleasant shopping experience.

Merchandise/ pricing: Most of the items at this sale were around $15- WOW! They had great everyday t-shirts, pants, and sweatshirts. There were a ton of loungewear for both the women and men. All of the pieces looked in great shape and quality. I noticed that there were more pajama options than clothing for ‘out of the house.’ There were a ton of boxers, bras, and robes. Everything was high in stock, and there were multiple sizes and color options. I was surprised that there were no accessories- not even one of the famous Vera Bradley bags!

Rate: 8/10 Amazing deals and great finds.

What: Vera Bradley sample sale

When: Tues, Dec. 17-Thu, Dec. 19, 2019

Where: 231 West 39th Street, Suite 601, Manhattan, NY

 

 

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The Christian Louboutin Sale was Cute but Costly

By: Eve Orbach

This invite-only Louboutin sale had really beautiful items but prices were still high. Most of the shoes fell along the $300-$400 range. The shoes came in all different styles (booties, HEELS 😍😍😍, flats, etc.) and sizes. Bag straps and perfumes were also available for sale. 

At around a 40% discount, the prices were definitely at a significant markdown. If you were in the market for a pair of Louboutins the sale just might be worth to go, but you can honestly find similar priced ones on websites like Poshmark and The RealReal.

The merchandise was organized by size. All of the shoes were still in their boxes and the boxes were stacked from floor to ceiling. Most of the boxes had pictures of the shoes on them, so it wasn’t too hard to navigate. The staff was helpful. All of the shoppers were running around so frantically that observing them was a notable highlight of being there.

The sale was invite only. Even with an invitation, there was still a line.

I give this sale a 6/10 for having such amazing stuff. However, even with the 100% drool-worthy shoes, I wouldn’t recommend trying to weasel your way in without an invitation. You’re better off finding similar deals online instead.

 

What: Christian Louboutin sale                                                                                                                                 Where: 342 West 37th Street, Manhattan                                                                                                     When: December 11-13th, 2019

 

(There were no pictures allowed, so I only managed to sneak a few.)

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You Need to go to the Jonathan Simkhai Sale!!

By: Eve Orbach

Guys, seriously, Get. There. ASAP! As soon as you finish reading this— heck, go right now, while you read this. (just make sure to look both ways before crossing 😉 The Jonathan Simkhai sample sale was a total hit! Jonathan Simkhai is famous for making beautiful, detailed dresses and at this sale there were many great ones to choose from. Styles of dresses ranged from casual everyday pieces to stunning floor length gowns. Many of the dresses were $195, which is a great deal for a couture dress. I even was able to find an adorable summery number for just $85. The prices of the gowns varied, but there were so many stunning ones. 

Women’s dresses, sweaters, denim, pants, jackets, and tops were arranged by size and category. It was very well organized and that made it a pleasure to shop at. There was also a wide variety of items available for children ranging from infants up to teenagers.  

Some of the best deals include jeans for $65, sweaters for $50, swimwear for $20, and children’s t-shirts for $25. 

There were no lines to get in. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Cash and credit cards accepted. All sales are final. 

I give this sale a 9/10! There were plenty of styles and categories of items available. I left the sale with some great items that I can’t wait to wear. (Another fun bonus of the sale— there were Kenzo items for children and teens. I was even able to get some holiday presents for my younger siblings. $20 for a Kenzo hat? Unreal!)

What: Jonathan Simkhai sale!                                                                                                                                         When: 450 W 14th Street, Meatpacking District                                                                                                          Where: December 11-15, 2019

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Balmain sample sale: Gorgeous, yet pricey!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Balmain sample sale took place in typical Soiffer Haskin style, where the room was split in half between men’s and women’s. For the women’s section, there were endless racks filled with merchandise categorized by size. There was one small rack of gowns in the back of the room. The shoes and accessories were on the left-hand side of the room. There were 2 tables filled with jewelry, belts, and bags.

For gentlemen there were only a few racks of clothing; the racks were composed of mostly long-sleeved shirts and jackets. The men’s shoes and accessories were on the right side of the room. There were a few tables filled with belts, hats, shirts, and gloves. There was also a small section of children’s clothing in the back of the room. Everything was organized, and the staff was also extremely helpful!

Merchandise/ pricing: Women’s clothing was a flat 70% off retail, women’s accessories – 75% off, men’s clothing – 70% off, men’s accessories – 75% off, and children’s clothing – 90% off. There were A TON of accessories for both men and the women; In the ladies shoe section we spotted sneakers, heels, sandals, flip flops, high top sneakers, and high boots; and the men had a lot of sneakers, slides, and boots as well! Despite the fact that 70-75% off is a great discount, prices still remained a bit too high averaging $475 for a nice pair of shoes. There were, however, great options: long gowns, fancy/ casual coats, skirts, pants, and a ton of black/denim jeans. We found red, pink, and white bags for women. There were Balmain hats for the men that could be a nice holiday gift as well!

Rate: 7.5/10 GREAT shoes, accessories, and clothing for both men and women. Everything was excellent quality, but the prices still remained a bit too high for me. Waiting for additional reductions.

What: Balmain sample sale
When: Mon, Dec. 9 – Thu, Dec. 12, 2019
Where: 317 West 33rd Street, Manhattan, NY

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