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Glitz and Glam at the Jil Sander, Brock Collection, Jonathan Simkhai, and Fleur du Mal Sample Sale

Jil Sander sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

If you’re still in search of the perfect outfit for those holiday and New Year’s Eve parties, then make your way over to the Jil Sander, Brock Collection, Jonathan Simkhai, and Fleur du Mal sample sale at 260! The sale is FILLED with the perfect duds to turn your friends green with envy. The pieces were organized on racks by designer with tables of shoes in the back. Interestingly, the shoes were from See By Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and Rochas. None of the brands were advertised by 260.

While Jil Sander was the headlining designer of this sale, the real gems were from Fleur du Mal and Jonathan Simkhai. The pieces by both brands were beautiful in both style and quality. We gave this sale a 7 out of 10 because of the beautiful inventory and the decent discounts. The rating could have been higher, but 260 was lining people out in the cold even though the sales floor was not full by any means.

What: Jil Sander, Brock Collection, Jonathan Simkhai, and Fleur du Mal sample sale
When: Mon. Nov. 12 – Sat. Nov. 17
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY

 

 

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Smells like the Holidays at the Nest Fragrances and Manduka Sample Sale

Nest Fragrances and Manduka Sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

I love nothing more than a good oil diffuser. They have the fragrant power of a traditional candle, without the house-burning capabilities…

This week 260 hosted the Nest Fragrances and Manduka yoga supplies sample sale. At 6:00pm, during a light rain shower, there was a line down the block and yet barely any people shopping indoors. There were candles, lotions, soaps, reed diffusers, and liquidless diffusers. All of the scents seems to follow a holiday them. There were pine scents, vanilla scents, a warm subtle cinnamon, and a sugar cookie scent. Many of the products, including the Saharan Spice, Birchwood Pine, and Sugar Cookie, can be found online. While the discounts are not astronomical, these products are current.

The Manduka section was much smaller. There were plenty of yoga matts and foam boxes, and four racks with yoga apparel

We gave this sale a 7 out of 10 for the current and seasonally appropriate inventory.

What: Nest Fragrances and Manduka Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 6 – Sat. Nov. 10
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY

 

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260 Sample Sale Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Vivienne Westwood

Wrinkles at the Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale

Vivienne Westwood sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Usually, for a popular brand’s sample sale I can understand the high price points. But at the Vivienne Westwood sample sale, the quality did not match the price points. The sale featured mens and women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories. When walking through the apparel racks, I noticed that a large number of the women’s pieces were wrinkled and misshapen. I could be alone is this, but I would never spend $300 to buy a wrinkled blouse. Hopefully this is not a trend that will be seen in the rest of the inventory.

We gave this sale a 5 out of 10 because of the condition of the clothes, the high prices, and the lack of sizing. Many items were the only ones of their style and appeared to be very old. Shopping this sale reminded me of shopping at a second-hand store, but with way higher prices…

What: Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 6 – Sun. Nov. 11
Where: 150 Greene St, New York, NY

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Beautiful Pieces at the Bonpoint sale

Bonpoint sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

ShopDrop users are always looking for great deals on children’s clothes. So we were very excited to check out the Bonpoint sale this past week. Just because children grow out of their clothes quickly, does NOT mean that there should be any sacrifice on style and BonPoint seems to agree! The sale was held in the same building as the Jimmy Choo and The Row sample sale. The sale was organized by size (or the child’s age) and featured both winter and summer items. Clothing items were 60% off marked price while shorts and shoes were 70% off retail price. There were even nifty charts around the room showing what 60% off would be on various price points. The inventory was truly beautiful and made me wish I could fit into the clothes…

We rated this sale a 7 out of 10 because while the sale was organized with plenty of pieces, the discount left something to be desired.

What: Bonpoint sample sale
When: Tue. Oct. 23- Fri. Oct. 26
Where: 123 West 18th St, 5th Floor, NY, New York

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review The Row

Designer Goods at Designer Prices at The Row

The Row Sample Sale

By Melanie Capruso

Sample Sales are always a great place to get designer items at a major discount, which can help those who can’t always afford to shop designer. These discounts were not to be found at The Row sample sale. Even with an apparent discount of 70% off all Ready to Wear, handbags, and footwear, I could not find anything under $500. The Row is the clothing line of famed twins, Mary Kate and Ashely Olsen. The pair are known for their high fashion taste and their collection does not disappoint in that facet. The sale was organized by size and item. Racks with sizes XS, S, M, and L lined the lines with tables of sweaters, bags, and shoes in the middle and front. The pieces were understated and in muted colors, ranging from blacks, grays, blues, whites, and creams.

We rated this sale a 5 out of 10. While there was a wide selection, the pieces were still extremely expensive and nothing stood out as exceptional. It was also interesting to note that the sale was empty, which hopefully goes as a sign that the prices were not good enough to attempt major crowds. The sale also did not allow photos, which might have made it difficult to shop for someone else.

What: The Row Sample Sale
When: Thu. Oct. 25 – Sun. Oct 28
Where: 123 West 18th St, 4th Fl, NY, New York

 

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Creature Comforts at the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kate Spade Bedding Sample Sale

Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Kate Spade bedding sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Confession: I love Calvin Klein bedding! Their sheets and shams are incredibly soft and feel like you’re lying in a cloud. So I was extremely excited to stop by the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kate Spade bedding sample sale today. The sale was in a large room with bins of sheets, duvets, shams and throws lining the walls, with a separate room for towel sets. Most of the pieces were Calvin Klein sheets, which came in muted greys, blues, and white. The pieces were generally organized by brand, then style, then size. Most of the pieces are Full/Queen, which is the bedding sample size, but there also plenty of King options. The only pieces that came in Twin or TwinXL were one style of Kate Spade duvet covers.

We rated this sale a 9 out of 10 because of the great selection and the amazing prices. I walked away with two Kate Spade duvet sets and only spent $40; normal retail price for both items would be $200. Everything is under $40! But, everything is cash only, so make sure to stop by an ATM before heading over!

What: Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kate Spade bedding sample sale
When: Tue Oct 23rd – Thu Oct 25th
Where: 261 Fifth Ave, Suite 501, Manhattan, NY

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Fashion Review Robert Marc Sample Sale Sample Sale Review

A Luxury Experience at the Robert Marc Sample Sale

Robert Marc Sample Sale

By Melanie Capruso

Usually when I cover sample sales I walk in and wander around looking at the merch and try to take everything in. But this changed at the Robert Marc sample sale; within three minutes of walking in one of the many staff members came over to ask if I needed anything. As someone who has worn glasses since 7th grade, I was definitely interested in what the staff had to say. The staff member immediately starting compiling potential frames which he thought would suit my face and asked me questions about my prescription. I was blown away, this type of attention is not normal for sample sales, this was a luxury experience.

While the prices may be high for pieces, they are still large discounts and glasses are more than just a fashion piece, they can be a medical device. Having high quality glasses is worth the investment, in my opinion. We gave this sale an 8 out of 10. The Robert Marc sample sale featured many luxury brands, including their own, and it well worth the trip!

What: Robert Marc sample sale
When: Thu. Oct. 4 – Sun. Oct. 14
Where: 
107 Grand Street, Manhattan, NY

 

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The Early Bird Gets the Worm at the Scotch and Soda Sample Sale

Scotch and Soda Sample Sale

By Melanie Capruso

Loyal ShopDroppers know the importance of being early to sample sales, so we weren’t surprised to see that the inventory at the Scotch and Soda sample sale was slightly picked over. There were still racks left in the plenty of clothes, but it was clear that the early morning crowd had taken the best picks.

We gave the Scotch and Soda sample sale a 7 out of 10. The show room was very large and the staff was extremely friendly. Pricing was decent, but there was limited sizing for men and for women it was the same sizing across the board. The samples seemed to be geared toward early spring weather.

What: Scotch and Soda Sample SaletS
What: Wed. Oct. 3 – Thu. Oct. 4
Where: 37 East 18th St, 10th Fl, New York, NY

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Fashion Kokun Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

It’s Sweater Szn! Get Ready at the Kokun Sample Sale

Kokun Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

October is right around the corner, and you’ll have to gear up your fall wardrobe! Start at the Kokun sample sale. Kokun is known for their super cozy sweaters. Prices were amazing! Almost everything was below $100. Kokun sweaters are usually $300 – $350 retail. The staff was also extremely sweet. The space was quite small with 8 racks of clothing packed in. You can also search through boxes of $10 sweaters to score the best deal!

Most Sweaters were 100% cashmere. They also had cashmere blended with bamboo to mix it up a bit. Kokun sweaters are great for a day at the office turned into after work drinks. They look great with blazers for those really cold days. You can also use them as a statement sweater with jeans. Check them out to be the best dressed this fall! Happy shopping!

What: Kokun Sample Sale
When: Thu. Sep. 27 – Wed. Oct. 3, 2018
Where: 237 West 37th Street, Suite 301, NY, NY

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Fashion Review Sachin and Babi Sale Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Here Comes the Sachin and Babi Bride

By: Cristina Martin 

Sachin and Babi are opening their doors to all brides to be. Sachin and Babi’s showroom is currently filled with racks holding beautiful gowns from the fall and spring 2018 collection for every bride. Sizes ranged mostly from 2 – 4 and one rack of 8. You can find a dress that’s simple, heavily beaded, all white, off-white, long, and short. They even had sequin dresses, and top/skirt separates!

The Sachin and Babi bridal sample sale is by appointment only. This way, every bride can have our undivided attention during their personalized session. What are you waiting for? Do you know someone, or are taking that leap of faith yourself, schedule some time to browse the Sachin and Babi bridal sample sale. P.S. You’ll get to meet some ShopDrop team members!

What: Sachin and Babi Bridal Sample Sale
When: Wed. Sept. 26 – Fri. Sept. 28 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Where: 132 W 36th St. New York, NY

Please schedule your appointment here.

 

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