Archives

Fashion Marchesa Neem Khan Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review Shelly and Renee ShopDrop

Early Access at the Marchesa and Neem Khan Sample Sales

Marchesa Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

The November VIP program kicked off with the Marchesa and Neem Khan sample sales. Through our VIP program, you pay one price for the entire month and unlock early access to numerous sample sales. It’s a sweet deal if we say so ourselves. The Marchesa sale opens to the public officially on Sunday. Hosted by Shelly&Rene, the sale was filled with dresses from both notte and couture collections. Racks were packed with dresses, so you have to scour through them to find what you’re looking for. Additionally, the dresses are bagged, so that’s an extra barrier to get through.

We noticed that prices were definitely higher at this sale. They’ve gone up from previous seasons. The addition of Neem Khan also adds some more options for you to choose from. The space is rather small, so VIP’ers were lucky to shop with ease. We are predicting madness on opening day. Definitely check out the sale if you have an upscale event coming up. A Marchesa dress will never disappoint. There’s still time to sign up for our VIP program here and keep an eye out for December. Happy shopping!

What: Marchesa Sample Sale
When: Sun. Nov. 11 – Thur. Nov. 15, 2018
Where: 37 W 57th St. 9th Fl. Manhattan, NY

257 Comments
260 Sample Sale Fashion Manduka Nest Fragrances Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Smells like the Holidays at the Nest Fragrances and Manduka Sample Sale

Nest Fragrances and Manduka Sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

I love nothing more than a good oil diffuser. They have the fragrant power of a traditional candle, without the house-burning capabilities…

This week 260 hosted the Nest Fragrances and Manduka yoga supplies sample sale. At 6:00pm, during a light rain shower, there was a line down the block and yet barely any people shopping indoors. There were candles, lotions, soaps, reed diffusers, and liquidless diffusers. All of the scents seems to follow a holiday them. There were pine scents, vanilla scents, a warm subtle cinnamon, and a sugar cookie scent. Many of the products, including the Saharan Spice, Birchwood Pine, and Sugar Cookie, can be found online. While the discounts are not astronomical, these products are current.

The Manduka section was much smaller. There were plenty of yoga matts and foam boxes, and four racks with yoga apparel

We gave this sale a 7 out of 10 for the current and seasonally appropriate inventory.

What: Nest Fragrances and Manduka Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 6 – Sat. Nov. 10
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY

 

203 Comments
260 Sample Sale Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Vivienne Westwood

Wrinkles at the Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale

Vivienne Westwood sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Usually, for a popular brand’s sample sale I can understand the high price points. But at the Vivienne Westwood sample sale, the quality did not match the price points. The sale featured mens and women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories. When walking through the apparel racks, I noticed that a large number of the women’s pieces were wrinkled and misshapen. I could be alone is this, but I would never spend $300 to buy a wrinkled blouse. Hopefully this is not a trend that will be seen in the rest of the inventory.

We gave this sale a 5 out of 10 because of the condition of the clothes, the high prices, and the lack of sizing. Many items were the only ones of their style and appeared to be very old. Shopping this sale reminded me of shopping at a second-hand store, but with way higher prices…

What: Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 6 – Sun. Nov. 11
Where: 150 Greene St, New York, NY

18 Comments
Fashion Parker Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Get Your Dress Game On at the Parker Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Summer is back at the Parker sample sale.  There are so many casual and evening dresses to choose from in their large, and chic midtown showroom. If you have a bunch of weddings coming up, this is the sale for you. The most expensive dresses were evening gowns at $180! We can’t even believe it. Parker had a mix of samples and regular stock. Dresses weren’t the only thing on the menu; you can also shop tops, bottoms, jumpsuits, rompers, outerwear, and coverups. Most of the sample were in great condition and $50 or under.

We rated this sample sale an 8 out of 10. Merchandise was excellent: plenty of options and very beautiful pieces! Prices were also very fair. Most items are summer pieces, so you do have to wait until next year to sport it. On the other hand, with the holidays coming up you can stock up on dresses. Happy shopping!

What: Parker Sample Sale
When: Mon. Nov. 5 – Wed. Nov. 7, 2018
Where: 234 West 39th Street, Floor 3, Manhattan, NY

22 Comments
Bonpoint Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Beautiful Pieces at the Bonpoint sale

Bonpoint sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

ShopDrop users are always looking for great deals on children’s clothes. So we were very excited to check out the Bonpoint sale this past week. Just because children grow out of their clothes quickly, does NOT mean that there should be any sacrifice on style and BonPoint seems to agree! The sale was held in the same building as the Jimmy Choo and The Row sample sale. The sale was organized by size (or the child’s age) and featured both winter and summer items. Clothing items were 60% off marked price while shorts and shoes were 70% off retail price. There were even nifty charts around the room showing what 60% off would be on various price points. The inventory was truly beautiful and made me wish I could fit into the clothes…

We rated this sale a 7 out of 10 because while the sale was organized with plenty of pieces, the discount left something to be desired.

What: Bonpoint sample sale
When: Tue. Oct. 23- Fri. Oct. 26
Where: 123 West 18th St, 5th Floor, NY, New York

984 Comments
Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review The Row

Designer Goods at Designer Prices at The Row

The Row Sample Sale

By Melanie Capruso

Sample Sales are always a great place to get designer items at a major discount, which can help those who can’t always afford to shop designer. These discounts were not to be found at The Row sample sale. Even with an apparent discount of 70% off all Ready to Wear, handbags, and footwear, I could not find anything under $500. The Row is the clothing line of famed twins, Mary Kate and Ashely Olsen. The pair are known for their high fashion taste and their collection does not disappoint in that facet. The sale was organized by size and item. Racks with sizes XS, S, M, and L lined the lines with tables of sweaters, bags, and shoes in the middle and front. The pieces were understated and in muted colors, ranging from blacks, grays, blues, whites, and creams.

We rated this sale a 5 out of 10. While there was a wide selection, the pieces were still extremely expensive and nothing stood out as exceptional. It was also interesting to note that the sale was empty, which hopefully goes as a sign that the prices were not good enough to attempt major crowds. The sale also did not allow photos, which might have made it difficult to shop for someone else.

What: The Row Sample Sale
When: Thu. Oct. 25 – Sun. Oct 28
Where: 123 West 18th St, 4th Fl, NY, New York

 

287 Comments
Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop White and Warren

Just in Time for Fall: The White and Warren Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

We can all agree this fall has been very temperamental. One day you’re in a winter coat, and the next you’re in a tee and a cardigan. Stock up for this crazy fall weather (and probably more to come) at the White and Warren sample sale. The White and Warren sample sale has the coziest cashmere clothing that will keep you warm on the chilly days but won’t suffocate you on the warm days. Their cashmere tees are perfect for layering on those in-between days. My favorite had to be the cashmere shirt and pant set. I swear, I will never leave my sofa with that on!

We rated the White and Warren sample sale a 7.5 out of 10. The merchandise was very cute! It was well stocked, but there wasn’t a ton in there. Two days should be good for this sale. They will be restocking the wraps/blankets, but it is unclear for other items. Additionally, the sale was pretty well priced. It was unclear what was a sample and what was stock, which in turn make the pricing a little hazy. Stock up on cozy cashmere tops, bottoms, sweaters, and accessories this fall! Happy shopping!

What: White and Warren Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 23 – Wed. Oct. 24, 2018
Where: 80 W 40th St. 3rd Floor Manhattan, NY

251 Comments
Fashion Review Robert Cavalli Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale Sample Sale Review

The Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale: Take Two

By: Cristina Martin 

Two time’s a charm, I guess, for the Roberto Cavalli sample sale. Roberto Cavalli hosted a sample sale just last month at Clothingline. You can read all about how awful that sale was in our full report. This time Soiffer Haskin has taken the Roberto Cavalli burden on and is attempting to rid the merchandise for the brand. Let me tell you, there are clear improvements. Roberto Cavalli is a brand for people who have a flashier taste. (Absolutely nothing wrong with that.) This Roberto Cavalli sample sale had clothing, shoes, and accessories for both the flashy and the subtle dresser. Even some of the flashy items were cute! They had jackets with beautiful beading and patterns. The beautiful beadwork continued onto jeans with unique flower patterns. On the other hand, the horrendous snakeskin outfits were brought from the last sale to haunt us.

We rated the Roberto Cavalli Sample sale a 6 out of 10. They went up three points since the quality and quantity of the merchandise improved.  However, the prices are still very high. I understand that the brand prices in the thousands, but $480 for a Roberto Cavalli jacket is still a bit high in my opinion. Just like the last sale, men make out the best. Men had an array of handsome traditional and non-traditional suits. Men can also browse through sweaters, casual wear, and shoes. There was also a selection of funky pieces, but men’s was definitely tamer. Unfortunately, photos were not allowed at the Roberto Cavalli, but we managed to sneak in some for you all. If you have any questions, please DM us on Instagram (@shopdropapp). Happy shopping!

What: Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 23 – Thur. Oct. 25, 2018
Where: 317 W 33rd. St. Manhattan, NY

4 Comments
Bedding Fashion Kate Spade Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Tommy Hilfiger

Creature Comforts at the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kate Spade Bedding Sample Sale

Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Kate Spade bedding sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Confession: I love Calvin Klein bedding! Their sheets and shams are incredibly soft and feel like you’re lying in a cloud. So I was extremely excited to stop by the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kate Spade bedding sample sale today. The sale was in a large room with bins of sheets, duvets, shams and throws lining the walls, with a separate room for towel sets. Most of the pieces were Calvin Klein sheets, which came in muted greys, blues, and white. The pieces were generally organized by brand, then style, then size. Most of the pieces are Full/Queen, which is the bedding sample size, but there also plenty of King options. The only pieces that came in Twin or TwinXL were one style of Kate Spade duvet covers.

We rated this sale a 9 out of 10 because of the great selection and the amazing prices. I walked away with two Kate Spade duvet sets and only spent $40; normal retail price for both items would be $200. Everything is under $40! But, everything is cash only, so make sure to stop by an ATM before heading over!

What: Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kate Spade bedding sample sale
When: Tue Oct 23rd – Thu Oct 25th
Where: 261 Fifth Ave, Suite 501, Manhattan, NY

108 Comments
Fashion Herno Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Move Over Canada Goose the Herno Sample is in Town

Herno Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

The first Herno sample sale has hit the streets of Manhattan. Herno is a hot, up and coming Italian outerwear brand. You can find them right next to Canada Goose in Nordstrom. Now you can find them for 70% off in midtown. They had a large selection of both men’s and women’s coats, sweaters, and furs. At 70% off you can score a coat for a few hundred dollars.

The staff was incredibly sweet, and the space was great for shopping. However, you can expect long lines. They are also only accepting credit cards. Ditch your jacket from last year and head over to the Hanro sample sale for a new model. Winter is coming, and they are saying it’s going to be a cold one! Happy shopping!

What: Hanro Sample Sale
When: Thur. Oct. 18 – Sun. Oct. 21, 2018
Where: 317 West 33rd Street Manhattan, NY

 

11 Comments