Archives

Community Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

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 

535 Comments
Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Prep For Fall at the Clever Alice Sample Sale

Clever Alice Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

The Clever Alice sample sale wasn’t so clever with their store set up. As you approach the location, there is no clear indication that this is Clever Alice. Walk in the store, and you’ll see a bunch of random mannequins in a rather vacant space. Perhaps not the best first impression.

If you make it passed the front of the store, you will like what you see from the New York-based boutique. The Clever Alice sample sale featured an abundance of fall items. Everything was organized by style and price for effortless shopping. You can browse through flannels, jackets and knits at great prices. Knits and sweaters were at $20, and leather jackets were $150. Many of the items were from Minan Wong and Heartloom. Check out the Cleaver Alice sample sale to get a head start on your fall look. Happy shopping!

What: Clever Alice Sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 14 – Sat. Aug 18
Where: 126 W 26th St. New York, NY

391 Comments
Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

What the Clever Alice Pop-Up Sample Sale is all About

Yesterday was the first time I went to check out the Clever Alice Pop-Up, even though the concept  store has been around since 2008. Tammie, the owner, collects items from over 5 indie designers, and sells their items for 70% off retail. Among the racks, I found HEARTLOOM – extremely cute jumpers, tops, skirts and dresses – most of them selling for $20. Porto is a clothing designer that takes material from Italy, produces clothes in San Francisco and then sells them. That collection is targeted towards therapists, architects and interior designers. The loose, clean designs sell for over $200 at retail and around $100 at the Clever Alice Pop-up (most items were $90, $110 or $120). Other brands include Chicago-based Suki+Sollaine, Allison, and 2 innovative leather brands.

This is what we call a discovery sale with amazing items for low prices. If you are in the area of West 25th, definitely check it out.

What: Clever Alice Pop-Up
Where: 126 W 25th St, NY, NY
When: Mar 12 – Mar 18 I Mon-Sat 10AM-7PM I Sun 12PM-5PM

107 Comments