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Infant and Kids

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Infant and Kids sample sale were in a huge space and extremely pact. There were racks and racks filled with merchandise for all ages. Everything was very organized and labeled the exact age and size. It was very easy to find exactly what size/ item you are looking for. This sale had great casual-wear, coats, dresses, pants, skirts, and pants. It is worthwhile to go.

Merchandise/pricing: The pricing of this sale was great. Prices were all under $70. There were tons in stock of everything for all sizes. There were sizes from boys/girls 3 month-18 months, and more. There were also some racks filled with adult women’s clothing, and also the Snowman NY coats. This sale is worthwhile to go to.

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Pippa and Julie- GORGEOUS children’s dresses for occasions!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Pippa and Julie set up was organized and totally spacious- It was actually completely empty when I went! The sale had accessories right when you walk in, and the first two racks were all things Disney. Throughout the room were racks of gorgeous fancy dresses for girls to wear to weddings and special events. There were tons of options and multiple styles: this sale is worthwhile to go to if you are in need of a nice dress (there was nothing else besides for dresses).

Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing of this sale was as follows: dresses $20, legging sets $15, separates $10, and accessories up to $30. There were tons of dresses at this sale- I saw gorgeous high/low dresses, and very cute Disney three-piece sets. There was also only one small section for boys, due to the fact that this brand is mostly a girl’s line. In addition, the staff was very sweet. They were more than happy to show me all of the dresses and styles, and where I can find additional sizes. This sale was fantastic and the prices were unbeatable!!

Rate: 6/10– great dresses, one section for boys, worthwhile if you need a nice children’s dress !

What: Pippa and Julie sample sale

When: Thu Feb 13th – Sat Feb 22nd

Where: 74 Wooster St, NY NY

 

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You will want to work out after going to Outdoor Voices!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Outdoor Voices sample sale was a hit; prices were low and quantity was high. The sale was composed of many different racks with athleasure: sports bras, tank tops, hoodies, leggings, jackets, swim, and more. It was rather confusing, however, that there were not separate men and women’s sections- both were spread out throughout the space (they had more women’s merchandise than the men’s).

Merchandise/pricing: The entire sale’s prices were very low, and ranged between prices $10-$50. There was a lot of merchandise, besides for the men’s clothing (especially swim). I noticed a lot of sports bras and leggings, all in multiple colors. The sale had gorgeous puffers and coats that would be great for the winter. I saw a few men’s sweats and collard shirts as well, in some grey shades.

Rate: 7/10, great prices that are high in quantity. Worth it to go!

What: Outdoor Voices sample sale

When: Tue Jan 28th – Sun Feb 2nd 2020

Where: 260 fifth ave, NY NY

 

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REMARKABLE deals at Ramy Brook and J Slides

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Ramy Brook and J Slides sample sale was a huge hit. In the front of the space, the sale had two racks filled with Snowman New York coats. Throughout the rest of the store, there were other brands such as Generation Love, Ramy Brook, and more. There were a few bag accessories (both fancy and casual) placed behind the counter, and there was also a fairly large shoe selection as well. This sale was exceptionally organized, and had a ton of inventory.

Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing of the sale was as follows: Snowman NY ranged from $160-$330, Ramy Brook $50-150, and Generation Love $20-$60. By the looks of it, there was a lot of merchandise in stock. I noticed an exceptional amount of jackets, from all different brands. There were cute hot pink, black, gray, faux leather, and other jackets and puffers. Snowman NY had a bunch of cute red and black vests also. Also, Generation Love had a bunch of great black, gray, pink, and white sweaters that were only $35 each. This sale was really great.

Rate: 9/10 Great prices, gorgeous stuff, and a great time

What: Ramy Brook and J Slides

When: Mon Jan 27th – Wed Jan 29th

Where: 261 West 36th St, 2nd Fl, Manhattan, NY

 

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Barely Impressive Billy Reid

This Billy Reid sample sale features lots of men’s clothing including button down shirts, pants, jackets, ties, and more. There is also a small women’s section that has dresses, skirts, and tops. Most of the items are along the $60–$100 price range. There’s lots of under $100 deals, but at a sample sale paying $79 for a sweatshirt or $99 for a skirt is not gonna happen (unless the designer is more high-end).

Men— if you’re in the market for new clothes for the workplace, it’s probably worth it to check this one out eventually. Wait until the last day for markdowns to get the best bang for your buck.

The best deals include ties for $29 and knits for $39. 

All items are neatly hung on hangers and separated by item type and size. The staff was too busy hanging out with each other to be helpful. (Sorry not sorry)

There is a buy more, save more deal with some of the pieces. 4 woven shirts cost $225 and purchases of $600+ get you 20% off.

I give this sale a 3/10 for unimpressive prices. The merchandise was solid but it didn’t really blow me away. There are a LOT of items at this one, so maybe try your luck to find a diamond in the rough. 

What: Billy Reid sample sale.                                                                                                                                             When: January 28–February 2, 2020.                                                                                                                                   Where: 151 Wooster Street

 

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Going (sun)ham for the Sunham Sale

By: Eve Orbach

Home goods brand Sunham’s sale is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the market for items to add extra sparkle to your home✨ Brands such as Vera Bradley, Ted Baker, Lacoste, and more are being featured. Prices range from $4–$40, so you are definitely bound to find some great deals. Most of the items fall under $20! Pillowcases, comforters, shams, blankets, pillows, robes, towels and more are featured. 

The best deals of the sale include throw blankets for $15, bath robes for $18, and large decorative throw pillows for $6. 

The one downside to the sale was that it is pretty disorganized and honestly kind of overwhelming to navigate. The sale kind of resembles a (slightly) less extreme version of what people’s homes in “Hoarders” look like. 

There’s a sweet staff, tons of merchandise, and killer deals (seriously, you might get killed by the mess). I give this sale a 7/10

What: Sunham sale.                                                                                                                                                               Where: 308 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, Manhattan.                                                                                                            When: January 20–24, 2020

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The Anthom Sale was Plain 👎

Anthom is offering discounts of up to 80%, but unless if overpriced and underwhelming sales are your thing—skip this one. While the discounts originally seemed promising, a lot of the items are well over $150+. There are, however, a few good deals. This sale features clothes from Anthom, along with other brands that include dim sum, Yune Ho, and H of S. 

All types of women’s clothing is being sold, along with accessories such as headbands, jewelry, and shoes. Everything is displayed neatly on hangers and separated by brand. The space is very minimalist chic and everyone working the sale is helpful. 

The sizing definitely stays on the smaller size. Some of the items aren’t even sized at all (um, what?). 

Ladies, please spare yourself the trip to this one. High priced items + bad sizing= one bad sale. I give this a 3/10 for the exactly 3 items I found reasonably priced. 

What: Anthom sample sale                                                                                                                                            Where: 25 Mercer Street                                                                                                                                               When: January 16–January 26, 2020 

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Notte a lot at Otte

By: Eve Orbach

In the wise words of our follower @actuallychic “Don’t go it’s awful. Expensive and almost no inventory. Lame attempt at getting customers in the store to sell their regular priced items.” Stock at the Otte sample sale includes pieces from brands such as Acne Studios, R13, Golden Goose, Aviator Nation, Mother, and more. Discounts ranged from 60% to 85%. There are also LOTS of non-sale items, which is why I am totally buying @actuallychic’s killer conspiracy theory.

There are tops, dresses, winter coats, shoes, denim, perfumes, jewelry, and more. Clothing is neatly organized by item type. The sizing definitely stayed on the smaller side, and I literally got there the minute the sale opened. (Eek.) The space is cheery and cute and definitely my favorite part of the whole shabang. 

The prices are WAY too high for Otte to call this a sample sale. Most of the items are well over the $200 range, and are either too expensive or just plain farty. 

For the love of all things that are good in this world, spare yourself. This sale is a massive waste of time. Cash, credit cards and Apple Pay accepted. All sales are final. I give this one a 2/10.

What: Otte sample sale                                                                                                                                                  When: January 16–20, 2020                                                                                                                                          Where: 121 Greenwich 

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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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