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“I’m Melting, I’m Meelltttiinnngg” (The Wicked Witch) – The Reformation Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall

*read with British accent – makes more sense that way

Today we wondered downtown to 150 Greene Street to try and checkout the highly coveted Reformation Sample Sale, but sadly we were let down. We had to stand in the blazing, boiling, burning heat for hours. Clothing by Reformation is seen all over Instagram, featured by renowned bloggers such as Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat and Jacey Duprie of DamselinDior and those alike.

As we stood on Greene street dying a slow and very warm death, we pondered the question. Is the Reformation Sample Sale worth it? After consulting with shoppers leaving, philosophers thinking and our inner selves, we have arrived at the definitive conclusion – absolutely not. Yes, the clothing is very cute, extremely chic and seen all over social media. No one, not even our worst enemies should be forced to stand in boiling heat, unless they’re at the beach getting a nice tan with a margarita in hand. As you probably followed from our Instagram stories, Zara and Reformation make merchandise that are extremely similar in pattern, color and style. The best perk is that Zara is way cheaper.

We rated the Reformation Sample Sale a 3 out of 10. You would think based on the line that wrapped around the block, that they were giving away free puppies and ice cream. But no: no puppies, no ice cream. If you don’t have time to melt on the sidewalks of NYC, we recommend you go to Zara and check out their merchandise. Even better, sit on your couch, pour yourself a nice bloody glass of rosé and shop online!

What: Reformation Sample Sale
When: Jun, 19 – Jun 24, 2018
Where:  150 Greene Street, NY, NY

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If You Are In Need Of A Summer Dress, Look No Further! – Karen Millen Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the chance to stop by the Karen Millen Sample Sale at 261 West 36th Street. If you are in need of a bright pop of color in your closet this summer, the Karen Millen Sample Sale has everything you need – for cheap!

The Karen Millen Sample Sale boats racks organized by size and filled with colorful dresses, tops and skirts. There was merchandise in nearly every shade of the rainbow including Gen Z Yellow to Millennial Pink. A majority of the merchandise still had their original tags from Bloomingdales on them! They also had a decent selection of blazers and outerwear. There was a small selection of shoes as well, a majority of them were heels.

We rated the Karen Millen Sample Sale a 7 out of 10. There was a large selection of merchandise in variety of colors but it was mostly formal workwear and evening. The prices were really good on the dresses, pants and tops but more expensive on outerwear and blazers. The shoes were definitely the best deal they offered, buying 1 pair for 30$ and 2 pairs for 50$! If you are in need for something bright in fun, we recommend you take a look!

 

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Things You Never Thought You Would See, Off-White On Sale! – The 375 Showroom Clearance Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

We had the chance to get a preview of the 375 Showroom Clearance Sale in Brooklyn which begins this Sunday! The 375 Showroom had an amazing selection contemporary designer clothing, including Off-White, Palm Angels and Unravel. There was no price list but everything was 70% off the original retail price.

The 375 Showroom Clearance Sale had a large assortment of merchandise from Off-White including camouflage & floral bombers, chic blazers, and their printed classic t-shirts. They also had original sample pieces from several of the Off-White collections as well. The 375 Showroom also had a huge variety of Palm Angels apparel, this included printed silk bombers and track jackets. The Unravel pieces were incredibly unique and sophisticated, including lace up leather pants and PVC jackets. The 375 Showroom Sample Sale had amazing essential streetwear pieces which are discounted at 70% off.

Overall, we rated the 375 Showroom Clearance Sale a 8 out of 10. They did have a large selection of Off-White, Unravel and Palm Angels while the prices were discounted by 70%, it is not cheap. The assortment of clothing being offered is highly coveted, and usually does not go on sale, so we recommend you take a look! Unfortunately the sale is located all the way down in Brooklyn. If you are unable to go down to Brooklyn, please check out the 375 Showroom Instagram where they will be selling their merchandise as well!

 

What: 375 Showroom Sample Sale
When: Sun, Jun 10 – Mon, Jun 11
Where: 43 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY

 

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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift – Gant Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the chance to look at the Gant Sample Sale down on 151 Wooster Street in Soho. The space was filled with a great selection of menswear, stocking classic blazers, button ups, t-shirts and shoes. While it also had a limited selection for women!

If you have yet to get a gift for father’s day, don’t fear! The Gant Sample Sale had great merchandise avaliable in a ton of sizes. The menswear sections had amazing blazers that were nearly 75%! As well as a variety of colors in staple button ups. While the women’s wear did have limited selectino, they had some great shorts, dresses and outerwear.

We rated the Gant Sample Sale a 7.5 out of 10. They had amazing merchandise for men but were lacking in the women’s department. There was also no line to get in or even for the dressing room! If you are looking for a great father’s day gift, look no further! The Gant Sample Sale has everything you need to treat any Dad! We recommend that you go and check it out.

What: Gant Sample Sale
When: Tue, Jun 5 – Sun, Jun 10
Where: 151 Wooster Street, NY, 10003

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Calling all Swimwear Lovers! – Mara Hoffman Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to stop by the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale downtown at 150 Greene Street. The racks were filled with an assortment of rainbow colored swimwear and whimsical summer dresses.

The Mara Hoffman Sample Sale did have a great selection of swimwear, including everything from floral bikinis to chic one pieces.There was a large selection of summer dresses, pants and rompers but had very limited sizing, only offering small and extra small options. Though these light linen dresses made us feel as if we were ready to tan in the sun while relaxing on a beach.

We rated the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale a 6.5 out of 10. The sale did have a large selection and assortment of fun and unique bathing suits, and they were honestly the best deal at the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale.While the clothing was cute it was extremely limited to the warmer seasons and high in price. There was a long line outside to wait on as well as inside for the dressing rooms. While on this cooler spring day, the bathing suits and variety of colorful dresses made us want to take a weekend trip down in the Caribbean.

What: Mara Hoffman Sample Sale
When: Tue, Jun 5 – Sun, Jun 10
Where: 150 Greene Street, NY, 10003

Where: 150 Greene Street, NY, 10003

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The Good, Bad and Just Ugly – R13 and CP Company Sample Sale

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By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the chance to check out the R13 and CP Company Sample Sale at ClothingLine located at 261 W 36 Street. The R13 and CP Company Sample Sale was interesting. There was very limited inventory from CP Company and a lot of eclectic merchandise from R13

The R13 and CP Company Sample Sale had limited variety and merchandise. The pieces from CP Company were extremely limited to one rack of sweaters and another of winter coats. The sweaters were high quality cashmere but still the prices were too high. R13 had a great deal for their jeans, you could buy three pairs for just $150! While these jeans usually retail for somewhere between 250 to 400 dollars.

Overall, we rated the R13 and CP Company Sample Sale a 5 out of 10. The merchandise from R13 felt old and dirty. While there was extremely limited assortment of clothing from CP Company. The prices on everything, besides the jeans, from R13 were still high. The sizing options from both companies was limited to only smalls and extra smalls.

What: R13 and CP Company Sample Sale
When: Tue, Jun 5 – Thu, Jun 7
Where: 261 West 36 Street, NY, 10003

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Dresses, Pants and Tops! Oh My! – Early Access to Elie Tahari Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to get early access to the Elie Tahari Sample Sale. The sample sale had everything from whimsical white lace dresses to daring patterned leather jackets and staple black blazers.

The Elie Tahari Sample Sale had an amazing variety of sizes in dresses, pants, gowns, jackets and tops. The merchandise was reduced by 70% off the original price, making for some really great steals! The Sale was extremely organized, having all the merchandise grouped by size, type and color. They had amazing blazers, slacks and silk tops, basic pieces that every women needs! They also had beautiful detailed leather pieces, gowns and dresses.

Overall, we rated the Elie Tahari Sample Sale a 9 out of 10. The sale had an amazing variety of merchandise from basic necessities to ornate gowns. There was an abundance of merchandise and it was extremely organized. The discount of 70% is a great steal for some of the merchandise, but could of been higher on the leather pieces. There was also limited selection of shoes and accessories. The Elie Tahari Sample Sale has high quality clothing at an amazing price so we really think you should all check it out!

What: Elie Tahari Sample Sale
When: Jun. 3 – Jun. 9, 2018
Where: 317 West 33rd Street, New York, NY

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Minimalist Summer Chic – Eileen Fisher Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the chance to checkout the Eileen Fisher Sample Sale in the East Village. There were two separate sections, one having regular merchandise offered at a sale price and the other was all sample clothing and accessories.

The Eileen Fisher sample sale offered a minimalistic assortment of merchandise. The racks were lined with limited color such as taupe, military green, and auburn as well as scales of black and white. The Eileen Fisher Sample Sale offered extremely chic and simplistic clothing but had limited quantity.

We rated the Eileen Fisher Sample Sale a 6 out of 10. The clothing was minimalistic and chic but there was limited availability in all the samples, but they did have a separate rack of discounted item from their regular line.The staff was extremely nice and attentive to the customers. The merchandise was priced generally high for samples. The Eileen Fisher Sample Sale embodied minimalistic chic work clothing. If you are looking for a minimalistic base piece and have a larger budget, we recommend you take a look!

What: Eileen Fisher Sample Sale
When: Saturday, June 2nd
Where: 341 East 9th Street, New York, NY

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Stripes and Gingham Galore – The Caroline Constas and Lemlem Sample Sale

By Ashley Randall

Today we had the opportunity to check out the combined Caroline Constas and Lemlem Sample Sale downtown at 151 Wooster Street. Dreamy and colorful patterned apparel lined all the racks, a majority of which were dresses, skirts and tops.

The Caroline Constas and Lemlem Sample Sale felt as if you were transported from the rainy streets of New York to a bright and sunny day at the beach. The sale offered a lot of chic striped and gingham patterned merchandise. Caroline Constas offered both clothing from her collection as well as a section full of samples. The Caroline Constas samples were more limited and cheaper than the normal collection. Lemlem had a large collection of both maxi dresses, rompers and beach accessories but a limited selection of shoes.

We rated the Caroline Constas and Lemlem Sample Sale a 7 out of 10. The clothing was incredibly cute and chic but offered limited variation, especially Lemlem who seemed to only have striped merchandise. The apparel offered by both Caroline Constas and Lemlem felt as if it were designed solely for the summer months. The merchandise was still priced quite high and there was an extremely long line for both the fitting room and register. Yet all the  merchandise made us feel as if we were relaxing in the Hamptons with a glass of rosé in hand. If you are in need of chic summer clothing and have a larger budget, we recommend you take a look!

What: Caroline Constas and Lemlem Sample Sale
When:  Thurs. May 31 – Sun. June 3, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster Street, New York, NY

 

 

 

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A Workout Girl’s Paradise – The Bandier Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall

Today we had the opportunity to check out the Bandier Sample Sale at 260 Fifth Avenue Location. The racks are filled with a variety of merchandise and an assortment of different sizes. Including fun and colorful leggings, tops, bras and matching sets.

The Bandier Sample Sale was a dream to anyone women who loves fitness, as well as those who spend their days dressed in athleisure. The sale offered everything from high intensity workout pants to chic bomber jackets and everything in-between. The Bandier Sample Sale had an amazing selection of both performance and leisure sneakers, including brands such as Haus by Golden Goose, Athletic Propulsion Lab, Adidas and Nike.

We rated the Bandier Sample Sale a 7.5 out of 10. Although the Bandier Sample Sale did have a great selection of merchandise and sizes available, the prices were still quite high. There was no line to get inside but the environment was hectic. They did have a great selection of both clothing and shoes so we recommend you check it out!

What: Bandier Sample Sale
When: Tues. May 29 – Sun. June 3, 2018
Where: 260 5th Avenue, New York, NY

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