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Low quantities at the Diptyque Sample Sale

Diptyque sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

I have a confession to make: I don’t quite get all the fanfare over Diptyque and their products. Sure, they smell nice and come in chic bottles, but their prices are crazy high. I just can’t fathom spending over $35 on something that will not last. Which is why I was excited to stop by the Diptyque sample sale held at Century 21 to see if I could grab a candle at a more reasonable price. The sale opened at 8 a.m, and already at 8:33 a.m., we were receiving information that the there was almost no merchandise left and that the line was around the block. When I stopped by around 12 p.m., there was not much left. While there was a limit of 10 candles per customer, there was mostly Christmas sets and a few bottles of perfume left. There are still two more days left for the sale, but I’m not sure if there will be enough merchandise for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Due to the still high prices and the low inventory we gave the Diptyque sample sale a 6 out of 10. It seems doubtful that there will be price reductions as the merchandise was moving quickly. There were also people at the sale who were obvious resellers. Besides letting them check out 10 items at a time, they weren’t doing much to stop them.

What: Diptyque Sample Sale
When: Mon. Sep. 24 – Wed. Sep. 26
Where: 21 Dey St, Manhattan, NY

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Fashion Karen Millen Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Markups at the Karen Millen Sample Sale??

karen millen sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Today we stopped by the Karen Miller sample sale at Clothingline. When I first walked in I was immediately impressed! There was plenty of merchandise, which was organized by size. While most of the inventory was quite summery, there was plenty of pants, skirts, and tops which could make the transition from late summer to fall and winter. I did notice some minor damages on a few white dresses, but there were other pieces of the same style.

It was only when I started looking at the more specialty pieces that I started to notice some discrepancies in prices. I had found this beautiful (faux) fur vest that was the last one. While all the signs said that outerwear was $150, the original sales tag from Bloomingdales showed the last selling price of the jacket was $124.99. Okay, so I thought it must have been a mistake. So I found someone who worked at Clothingline and asked them to let me know how much the item would cost, the tag price or the sign price. To my shock, I was told that the vest would be $150 despite to tag price. I understand that for the ease of selling the merchandise, all styles are generally the same price, but for them to sell a piece for $26 more than it was being sold before is insane.

We rated the Karen Millen sample sale at Clothingline an 8 out of 10. While generally the sale seemed to have great deals and plenty of inventory, the discrepancy in prices was ridiculous.

What: Karen Millen Sample sale at Clothingline
When: Thu. Sep. 20 – Sat. Sep. 22
Where:  261 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, NY, NY

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ClothingLine Fashion Giorgio Armani Prada Review Robert Cavalli Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Tod's Tom Ford Versace

Classy and Funky Pieces at the MB Sample Sale for Men.

By Melanie Capruso

Today we braved the potential thunderstorms to stop by Clothingline’s MB Sample sale for Men. The sale featured different designers like Prada, Versace, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabana, Roberto Cavalli, and Tod’s. The largest selection was in shoes. There were four different tables all featuring shoes in different sizes. The shoes was a mix of your classic, standard loafers and dress shoes with some WILD animal print high top sneakers and blue Prada sandals (check out the pictures below, the shoes need to be seen…). Also, if you don’t see one in your size, check below the table as there is more. In the back of the sale there were a mix of different shirts. There were Roberto Cavalli polos and graphic tees and boxes upon boxes of Versace dress shirts all $35. 

We rated this sale a 6 out of 10 because while it was empty of people and full of pieces, the prices were still pretty high for all the shoes.

What: MB Sample Sale for Men at Clothing line
When: Wed. Sep. 12 – Fri. Sep. 14, 2018
Where: 261 West 36th St., 2nd Fl, New York, NY

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Fashion Paragon Sports Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Massive amounts of Merchandise at the Paragon Sports Warehouse sale.

Paragon Sports Warehouse Sale

By Melanie Capruso

We stopped by the Paragon Sports Warehouse sale today. If you’re into sports or working out, then this sale is for you! The sale is held in a giant room in the back of the Paragon store. There were countless members of the Paragon staff working the sale and maintain the order. While the room was PACKED with merchandise, it was mostly for men. The women’s section was relegated the one side and was all packed onto one wall. The wall had tops, sweaters, and sports bras hanging from the top rack and pants, leggings, and shorts on the lower rack. This system was slightly difficult to shop as everyone was crowded around one wall. The sale also featured backpacks, shoes, and various sports equipment – one section was purely for skis and snowboards!

We rated this sale a 5 out of 10 because the price reductions were minimal and most of the brands could be found on sale in a local footlocker. There were a few big ticket items, such as Bogner ski jackets and one (!) mens Canada Goose coat, but the brands were mostly New Balance and Adidas.

What: Paragon Sports Warehouse sale
When: Wed. Sep. 5 – Thu. Sep. 20, 2018 
Where: 867 Broadway, New York, NY

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Fashion Pono by Joan Goodman Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Pono by Joan Goodman: A User Reviewed Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

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We’ve mentioned before how much we love our users. Today we had yet another user volunteer to send us intel on a sample sale. User, @savionron, reported from the inside of the Pono by Joan Goodman sample sale.

According to our lovely user, the Pono by Joan Goodman sale was very good. The designer herself was there shopping with the public. The jewelry was was beautiful, well priced, and all made in Italy.

PSA: If you’d like to share any photos with us, please feel free to DM us on Instagram. We will of course give you credit for them, or you can remain anonymous if you choose. This includes feedback on sales as well. We love hearing from you!

What: Pono by Joan Goodman Sample Sale
When: Tue. Sept. 4 – Fri. Sept. 7, 2018
Where: 224 West 30th Street, Suite 304, New York, New York

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Fashion Joomi Lim Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

A Peak at the Joomi Lim Sample Sale

Joomi Lim Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

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Before we share the details about the Joomi Lim sample sale, we’d like to take a ShopDrop user appreciation moment. One of our lovely users volunteered to send us pictures from Joomi Lim. Our user, @ninastyleesh, said, “[Joomi Lim jewelry] is very understated, but edgy.”

The Joomi Lim sample sale featured jewelry and phone accessories.

PSA: If you’d like to share any photos with us, please feel free to DM us on Instagram. We will of course give you credit for them, or you can remain anonymous if you choose. We love hearing from you!

What: Joomi Lim Sample Sale
When: Wed. Sept. 5 – Fri. Sept. 7, 2018
Where: 209 West 38th Street, Studio 704, New York, NY

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Clothing Line Fashion Helmut Lang Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Theory

A Quick Look at the Clothingline Blowout Sale

Clothingline Blowout Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

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Clothingline Sample Sales has their own leftover merch from all the sample sales they run. So, they mix it all together and turn it into the one day Clothingline Blowout sale. We arrived at 10:30 a.m., to the sale that opened at 10:00 a.m., and there was a line down the block. Clothingline is known for not having the best sales. What can people really be standing in line for? Well, they had a few key sales (ex. Theory/Helmut Lang) and then priced that leftover merchandise extremely low. We did an Instagram poll, and most of our users agreed that line was a waste of time.

Thank you to one of our users for reporting from the inside.

What: Clothing Line Blowout Sale
When: Wed. Sept. 5, 2018
Where: 261 W 36th St. 2nd. Fl. New York, NY

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Butter Shoes Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

We Have Mixed Feelings from the Butter Shoes Sample Sale

Butter Shoes Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 
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The Butter shoe sample sale was… okay, I guess. There was debate on how current merchandise was and on pricing. Their samples were from the current season and regular stock was taken from last year. Most of the items in the store were samples and a U.S. women’s size 7. We had the pleasure of meeting a loyal ShopDrop shopper. She told us that prices really could have been lower. She also noticed seeing the same merchandise for 3 years now.  So when are the samples and sock from again?

We rated the the Butter shoe sample sale a 5 out of 10. Like we said, mixed feelings. In addition to the mystery merch., we were a bit sketched out on pricing. So we tried on a pair of booties, and the sales associate told us it was $50.  At check out the shoes were all of the sudden $75. Um what… How do your workers not know pricing. The check out girl wouldn’t even budge on pricing. We won’t be going back, but you can decide for yourself. Happy shopping!

PSA: We loved running into a ShopDrop user! If you see us, please come and say hi. We would love to meet you.

What: Butter Shoes Sample Sale
When: Wed. Sept. 5 – Fri. Sept. 7, 2018
Where: 130 West 57th Street, Suite 1E, New York, NY

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Fashion Lauren Checchi Maison De Papillon Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Uncategorized

Two for One: Inside the Masion De Papillon and Lauren Checchi Sample Sales

By: Cristina Martin

Two sample sales in one space! The Masion De Papillon sample sale kindly shared their space and included the Lauren Checchi sample sale.

The Masion De Papillon sample sale featured their clothing collection along with handbags form Khirma New York. Khrima New York had their new and classic collection on display. You can shop totes, handbags, and evening bags from Khirma New York. Her bags were made from fabulous materials, but still pretty pricey. The discount was large, one bag went from $1,090 to $400, but for a sample sale that’s not a huge name is still expensive. The same bag was offered in white for $150 because it was scuffed. Masion De Papillon featured 100% silk shirts, cashmere pieces, and leather pants. Everything was beautiful and very soft! Silk shirts were $25 – $50 and cashmere and leather ranged from $100 – $300. Still very expensive for a sample sale.

Lauren Checchi’s strengths lie in color! All her bags come in exquisite colors, inside and out. Some of her bags will have will have one color outside and a complementary color inside. Lauren Checchi had purses in all sizes. She even had a super chic laptop bag with smaller pockets inside. If you’re looking to accessorize, you can also pick up card holders and key chains. (Even the puff key chains!) Lauren Checchi used a price list instead of individually pricing items. That’s always a great help!

We rated both sales a 6 out of 10. The merchendise was really great – beautiful and high quality, but they lost points on pricing. We understand the markdown is high, but most sample sale shoppers won’t pay those prices for a non-high ticket item. The designers for each respective brand were present at the sale. This was such a nice touch considering they gave shoppers personal attention, and they have the most knowledge on the brand. They were also all super sweet! Happy shopping!

What: Masion De Papillon Sample Sale | Lauren Checchi Sample Sale
When: Wed. Sept. 5 – Fri Sept. 7. 2018
Where: 36 W 36th St. 6th Floor New York, NY

 

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260 Sample Sale BCBG Runway Fashion Herve Leger Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Bandage and Beads at Herve Leger and BCBG Runway Sample Sale

Herve Leger and BCBG Runway sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Rebecca Minkoff US

As I walked up Greene St. to one of the 260 sample sale location, I was preparing myself for a line around the block and an hour wait in the 90° heat. But lo and behold, there was no line and barely any people inside. For such a hyped sale, this emptiness was a welcome surprise, but was foreshadowing for the steep prices. I ,personally, am a fan of the Herve Leger dresses, but know that finding the perfect venue for these bandage dresses can be tricky. You can’t wear them to weddings or any other formal affair and they are generally too much for a night out. So despite all the colors and shapes, the $200 price tag seems too high. But the last Herve Leger sample sale did have lower prices and saw price reductions within two days.

The sale also featured pieces from BCBG runway which were beautiful and less expensive. Both brands had dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets, and furs represented at the sale. The BCBG dresses and tops were very summery and would have to be put away until 2019.

We rated the Herve Leger and BCBG runway sample sale an 8 out of 10 for the beautiful inventory and steep prices.

What: Herve Leger and BCBG runway sample sale at 260.
When: Tue. Sep. 4 – Sun. Sep. 9, 2018
Where: 150 Greene Street, New York, NY

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