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By: Cristina Martin 

Traveling to the J Mendel sample sale is like a scene out of Gossip Girl. Their showroom is nestled on Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side. This isn’t just any showroom… This location is closing down amidst their recent financial issues. So what’s the next logical step? Yes, you guessed, sample sale.

The first floor was filled with fur. This is a brilliant move considering the freezing New York temperatures. However, we don’t know if it sparked many impulse purchases, due to the insanely high pricing. There was one coat for $8,000. That may be sample sale pricing for the Upper East Side, but not for the rest of us. Moving upstairs to the second floor you can find a plethora of floor-length gowns, and a few racks of cocktail dresses. There were very few actual samples. Those will cost you in the $900 range. Everything else will run you $1,700 – $3,000+

J Mendel usually has all beautiful pieces. However, there was nothing we felt like were WOW pieces. Especially for those astronomical prices. There wasn’t a shortage of merchandise, and it was very well organized. If you can afford it, check out the J Mendel sample sale before they join Dan Humphry in Brooklyn.

Xoxo, Happy shopping!

What: J Mendel Sample Sale
When: Wed. Feb. 27 – Thur. Feb. 28, 2019
Where: By appointment only – deb@thelistxkg.com

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260 Sample Sale Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

G-Star RAW Sample Sale: Where Men Will Shine

By: Jacqueline Munro

The G-Star RAW sample sale is filled with deals for men, but the options for women are much more limited. With that said, the space (at 260) is very well organized, clean, and the floor has no shortage of helpful employees.

 If you’re a guy who likes G-Star RAW, there is no doubt you will find something at this sample sale. It’s going to take you a while to sift through all of the merchandise they have for you; there’s no shortage of jackets, jeans, shirts, or even shoes. But girls, I wouldn’t get your hopes up too high. Try not to feel offended by the little back corner devoted to you. For women, they have a small offering of clothing including (but not limited to) jackets, shirts, sweatshirts, and shorts. For a brand that is known for its denim, I felt like their jeans section was a bit underwhelming; this disappointed me.

Most importantly though, the markdowns at this sample sale were not jaw-dropping. G-Star RAW is currently having a large online sale that might be worth checking out before you leave your comfy apartment and head over to 260. Overall, I’m going to give this sale a 6 out of 10; if they had more options for women and lower prices I’d reconsider. 

What: G-Star RAW Sample Sale
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY
When: Tues Feb. 19th – Sun Feb. 24th, 2019

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Fashion Paul Andrew Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Paul Andrew Sample Sale: Broken Hearts if You’re Not a 37

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By: Cristina Martin

The Paul Andrew Sample sale is a match made heaven if you wear a size 37 in shoes. Compared to the other sizes *cough* 38 *cough,* 37 had an entire section devoted to the size. There really wasn’t much of a difference from the last sale. Men felt a bit disappointed with this sale. There were quite a few in line to be the first to grab a pair of Paul Andrew shoes. However, last sale had a better selection.

We rated the Paul Andrew sample sale a 6 out of 10. We would have totally given them a 9 out of 10 easily if they would just add more sizes. This is Paul Andrew’s MO to only have 37s because they put out true samples and very, very little overstock. Some shoes in other sizes were used and in crappy conditions. Those would cost you $50. If you are a size 37 stop by the Paul Andrew and stock up on stilettos for your hot V-day plans. Happy shopping!

What: Paul Andrew Sample Sale
When: Thur. Feb. 14 – Fri. Feb. 15, 2019
Where: 41 W 58th Suite 2A New York, NY

 

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Fashion Kleinfeld Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

The Kleinfeld Sample Sale leaves Brooklyn and Surprises Us in Jersey

Kleinfeld Pop up Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Bye, Bye Brooklyn! The Kleinfeld pop sample sale has now entered the infamous “6th borough,” New Jersey. The Kleinfeld sample sale popped up in Mill Creek Mall. The space, already designated for evening gown sales as it is a prom dress store, is the perfect place for a bride to be to browse through thousands of dresses with ease. The location was enormous. We checked it out in the evening, and there was only a hand full of shoppers.

We rated the Kleinfeld pop up sample sale an 8 out of 10. There were a ton of beautiful dresses to match any bride’s style. They also had a range of sizes from small to large. Prices started in the $1,000 range and went up to the $5,000 range. You can also shop vails (in a few colors, including back) and beautiful floral and jeweled headpieces. It is worth crossing water and heading to Jersey for this sale. Secaucus is also very close to the Lincoln Tunnel. Buses from Port Authority will drop you off right in front of the mall. This is the to be if you have a big day coming up. Congratulations, and happy shopping!

What: Kleinfeld Pop Up Sample Sale
When: Fri. Jan. 4 – Sat. Jan. 14, 2019
Where: 31 Mill Creek Drive Secaucus, New Jersey (Type in “Prom Girl” into GPS for best results)

 

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Fashion French Connection Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

One of the Best Sales We’ve Seen in a While: French Connection Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

It’s been a while since I’ve felt this positive about a sample sale. The French Connection sample sale is conveniently located in Midtown. When I walked in the coat check guys were the most attentive and sweet. After chatting them up, I walked to the back and entered the sale. Men’s was first as you walked in. There was a mid-sized section of coats, tops, bottoms, and even $5  ties! If you have to wear ties for work, you can’t beat that! The next, larger room contained women’s. It was the same deal: tops, bottoms, coats, and dresses. There were so many beautiful pieces, but dresses and skirts really caught my eye. Shoes filled the third and final room.

We rated the French Connection Sample sale a 9 out of 10. Yes, it was that good. The clothing was super cute, and the prices were unbeatable! You can use this sale to fill up your closet or mark everyone off your Christmas list. The staff was very sweet and accommodating. Check out the French Connection sample sale. You won’t regret it! Happy shopping!

What: French Connection Sample Sale
When: Mon. Dec. 17 – Wed. Dec. 19, 2019
Where:  512 Seventh Avenue, 25th Floor, Manhattan, NY

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Altuzarra Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Beautiful Building, Uneventful Sale: The ALTUZARRA Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

The Altuzarra sample sale was held on the 14th floor of the Woolworth building down by City Hall. If you’re an NYC architecture nerd like me, you will really appreciate the beautiful interior as you pass through the lobby. Other than that the Altuzarra sample sale was uneventful. The sale felt more like a regular retail boutique rather than a sample sale. The clothing was very pretty as that brand always delivers nice designs. This sale is perfect if you are going for that urban chic look.

We rated the Altuzarra sample sale a 7 out of 10. Pricing was really confusing, and still quite high. There were only a few racks of clothing and a long table with knits and accessories. The best part of the sale was the shoes. They had a large variety of numerous sizes. If you’re a huge fan of the brand, then check it out. (or if you just want an excuse to go inside the Woolworth building) Happy shopping!

What: Altuzarra Sample Sale
When: Thur. Dec. 13 – Fri. Dec. 14, 2018
Where: 233 Broadway 14th Fl, NY, NY

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Bringing Back Blair Waldorf at the Jennifer Oullette Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

The Gossip Girl days are back. Queen B raining over Manhattan with her best accessory: the headband. Hats and headbands were on the menu at the Jennifer Oullette sample sale. Jennifer Oullette is a high-end headwear designer that can be found in department stores like Barneys. Headbands retail in the $90 range and hats go well over $100. You can score a hat or headband at 80% off at the Jennifer Oullette sample sale.

Headbands are on the cheaper side, with most of them being around $20. Hats were still pretty pricey. There were a ton of different styles, especially animal print. The staff is really sweet, and the best part, no lines! Head over to the Jennifer Oullette sample sale. All the style experts are saying headbands are making a comeback. Happy shopping! xoxo, Gossip Girl

What: Jennifer Oullette Sample Sale
When: Wed. Dec. 12 – Fri. Dec. 14, 2018
Where: 23 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, Manhattan, NY

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260 Sample Sale Alice and Olivia Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

All the Cool Kids were at The Alice and Olivia Sample Sale VIP Night

By: Cristina Martin

Tonight was the VIP night for the Alice and Oliva sample sale. The place was lit! 260 sample sale was packed with people trying to score the best items before someone else could snatch it up. Among the crowd was Shopdrop December VIP shoppers. This past fall, Alice and Olivia held her fashion show on a boat, so now let’s dive into the sample sale

260’s 5th Avenue location was filled with racks organized by size, starting at 0 and going up to 10. That’s a nice gap for many people to shop. There was definitely a wide variety of items to chose from. The Alice and Olivia sample sale sold both discounted regular stock and samples. Sample racks were wiped out! We are praying that they will be restocking. This is the right place to shop if you’re interested in dresses. There were so many dresses with very cute designs. Outerwear was another winner. There were many options to choose from that will guarantee you will be making an entrance. In addition to an array of clothing, you can also shop for shoes, a diverse set of accessories, and even holiday decorations! Handbags and wallets were at about 70% off. What a steal! This is NOT a sale you can miss. Run over to the Alice and Oliva sample sale. It opens to the public tomorrow. Happy shopping!

What: Alice and Olivia Sample Sale
When: Tue. Dec. 11 – Sat. Dec. 16, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave. Manhattan, NY

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Skin

The Skin Sample Sale: Own Cozy for a Fraction of the Price

Skin Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

The best part of the Skin sample sale was the prices. If you look up the brand on Net-a-Porter, you can’t find anything for less than $50. Stop by the Skin sample sale to score all undergarments and loungewear for under $25! Skin uses all organic cotton and natural fibers. Something that close to your skin should come from the best materials.

Shop the Skin sample sale for those lazy Sunday mornings spent in bed with the paper and pancakes. They have the softest robes for $20, and cozy pants for $15. If you’re looking for something a little sexier, then bralettes are for you. At only $8 a piece, you can stock up for a sexy night in, or for GNO. At these prices, it would be criminal to miss it. Three days only. Happy shopping!

What: Skin Sample Sale
When:  Mon. Dec. 11 – Wed. Dec. 13. 2018
Where: 21 West 38th St, 17th Fl, NY, NY

 

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Fashion Review Sam Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

All Lined Up for the Sam Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

We know winter is coming and the need to stay warm is paramount. However, at the Sam sample sale, people were lined up in the cold just to snag fur-lined Sam coat. Crazy! Once you made it through the door, the room is filled with coats and vests for women and kids. If you love a good parka with fur this is the place to be. Find coats with just fur-lined hood or full fur lining. The brand reps did not allow us to report on pricing. What we can say is that items were about 40ish percent off. All inventory ranged from $129 to $999.

We rated the Sam sample sale an 8 out of 10. The line is long and the discount isn’t amazing. On the other hand, there was an abundance of merchandise available for shopping. There were multiple items in the same style. And even the kids had a large selection. Hey, if people are lining up and going crazy inside, they must be on to something. If you’re willing to brave the cold, head over to Meatpacking district and check it out for yourself. Happy shopping!

What: Sam Sample Sale
When: Thur. Dec. 6 – Sun. Dec 9, 2018
Where: 34 Little West 12th Street Manhattan, NY

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