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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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260 Sample Sale Fashion Paul Smith Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Paul Smith Sample Sale was a Bit Underwhelming

Paul Smith Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

We know at this point 260 is infamous for their long lines, but the Paul Smith sample sale was especially obnoxious. First, we had to stand on a long line on W Houston. Here is where you get your coat check ticket, so you think that you’ll go in pretty soon? Nope. The 260 ushers then escort you to a second line on Wooster. Are two lines really necessary? Definitely not when the store is empty inside. We are so tired of your cheap marketing tactics, 260. Seriously.

You basically sat in two lines for not much at the Paul Smith sample sale. If you’re shopping for men’s, then it’s more worth your while. They had two large sections of men’s suits. As well as numerous racks of pants. There was another entire section devoted to men’s wear. Women’s had a measly few racks. Women who need to dress up for work would find a few things at the Paul Smith sample sale. They had some really nice spring/summer fashion-forward suits. Sorry ladies working in finance. The sale also had an abundance of nice women’s pants. You can find a variety of men’s and women’s shoes downstairs.

We rated the Paul Smith sample sale a 5 out of 10. There just wasn’t much going on, especially for women. Prices were okay. Most of the clothing was for spring/summer, so you’ll have to wait a few months for it to see the light of day. Most of the clothing was “PS by Paul Smith,” so it’s not even their regular line. Our advice is to skip this one or at least wait for price reductions. Happy shopping!

What: Paul Smith Sample Sale
When: Wed Oct 31st – Sun Nov 4th
Where: 151 Wooster St, NY, NY

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Components by John McCoy Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Italy has Come to America with the Components by John McCoy Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

You can find a little piece of Italy just under the Upper East Side at the Components by John McCoy sample sale. Shop beautiful, Italian casual wear and suits for both men and women. However, the most extensive selection is in menswear. Ladies, you browse through top, bottoms, jackets, and accessories. Women’s clothing was mostly casual, but some pieces can be worn for work and then transformed to dinner with the girls. They also had the cutest little handbags perfect for a night out on the town. We even stumbled upon a wine bottle holder for 20 bucks. Now that’s something we’ve never seen! Men’s had a larger selection with a few racks of suits and jackets and tables with pants, sweaters, and shirts. Full suits were a steal at $300. You can choose from thicker, winter suits, and suits you can wear all year around.

We gave the Components by John McCoy sample sale a 7 out of 10. There was a large variety of high-quality clothing. If you’re in the market for everyday clothing that has a different flare, this is the sale for you. Prices are pretty standard. You can even catch the staff speaking in Italian if you’re lucky. Happy shopping!

What: Components by John McCoy Sample Sale
When: Mon. Oct 29 – Fri. Nov. 2, 2018
Where: 123 E 55th St. 3rd Floor. Manhattan, NY

 

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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

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Fashion Lanvin Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Inside the Lanvin Sample Sale

Lanvin Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

The private Lanvin sample sale officially kicked off on Sunday. Since it is a private sample sale you need an invitation to attend. Luckily, we made it inside to report back to you.

The Lanvin sample sale is held in a tiny space, packed with women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, shoes, and people. Prices were incredible! Everything was 80% off with the exception of the gowns which were at 90% off. That is incredible for Lanvin. I loved the women’s jackets and blazers. They were gorgeous! Men’s suits were also stunning. They even received archival pieces directly from France! Accessories consisted mostly of scarves for women and bow ties for men. They also had a pretty large selection of shoes. However, size 38 was going fast! People were inquiring about handbags. According to the sales associate they all went the first day, and they will be expecting a new shipment later this week. So… open to the public any time soon??? We don’t know just yet, but when we do, you will be the first to know. Happy shopping!

What: Lanvin Sample Sale
When: Sun. Oct. 14 – Fri. Oct. 19, 2018

Sorry, absolutely no pictures were allowed.

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Fashion Hanro Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Before You Cozy Up in Bed with Your Man, Visit the Hanro Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Throw away your schedules and to do lists. Spend this Sunday in bed with some good/bad TV and you’re bae. Check out the Hanro sample sale to get all the essentials to stay snug all day long. The Hanro sample sale is held in midtown, right our of their showroom. You can shop PJ’s, boxers, briefs, and socks for men. They have an array of colors and patterns to match anyone’s style preferences. There’s also the nice dark colors, perfect for fall. When you finally get out of bed and plan that winter getaway, you can also stock up on swim trunks at the Hanro sample sale.

We gave the Hanro sample sale a 7 out of 10. There were so many cute, high-quality options, and prices were pretty good as well. The staff was also very sweet and attentive! I had a great experience there! Get there quick, because the sale is only going on for two days. We are keeping an eye on this Swiss brand to see what they have in store. Happy shopping!

What: Hanro Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 2 – Wed. Oct. 3, 2018
Where: 358 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY NOTE: the entrance is on the north side of 34th st. 

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Channel You’re Inner Olsen Twin at the Elizabeth and James Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

As always, Chelsea Market never disappoints. The Elizabeth and James sample sale is back once more this year. They first came to us not too long ago, in May. Perhaps, September is too early to have another sale. Don’t get us wrong, the sale wasn’t terrible, but the previous was better. The Elizabeth and James sample sale was definitely well-rounded. You can shop tops, bottoms, denim, jackets, and dresses. The sale lacked in breadth. There wasn’t a giant selection for each category. The brand clearly didn’t have enough merchandise to fill the large Chelsea Market space, because half the store was filled with various men’s wear.

We gave the Elizabeth and James sample sale a 7 out of 10. What they had was great, but they could of had more to choose from. Prices were slightly high on the men’s and Elizabeth James items. When attending a Chelsea Market Sale, you have to brave the Chelsea Market crowds. But, they were doing a great job on crowd control. The room was filled, but you didn’t feel overwhelmed. We definitely recommend you stop by and take a look at the Elizabeth and James sample sale. And some advice to the brand: wait just a little longer in between sales. Happy shopping!

What: Elizabeth and James Sample Sale
When: Fri. Sept. 14 – Sun. Sept. 16, 2018
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave. New York, NY

 

 

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Squeezing Out Every Bit of Summer at the Prive Sample Sale

Prive Sample Sale

Photo Via Diva’s World 

By: Cristina Martin 

Chelsea Market sample sales never disappoint! The Prive sample sale featured summer clothing and swim for both men and women. Chelsea Market has a huge space, so there was plenty of merchandise form a variety of brands to choose from. There are racks of swim for both men and women in so many colors. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up for next year, or that tropical getaway in January. The Prive sample sale also had a dresses, tops, cute pants, and skirts. For the gentlemen, you can choose from tops, trousers, denim and accessories. Prices were also very reasonable!

We rated the Prive sample sale a 8 out of 10. Pros were of course the fabulous clothing, huge selection, and affordable prices. The only con was the fact that it is mostly summer, you only have a few weeks at best to use them before the items go in storage. Don’t loose all hope, some items can definitely be used for fall/early winter. Happy shopping!

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What: Prive Sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 28 – Sun. Sept. 2, 2018
Where: Chelsea Market: 75 9th Ave. New York, NY

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Your Man Can Look as Hot as You With the Bonobos Sample Sale

Bonobos Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

260 Sample Sale came through this time with a great Bonobos sample sale! There were a ton of options from business to casual.  The Bonobos sample sale also caters to every style. They had simple and classic prints for the minimalists, to colorful florals for men who get their OOTD inspo from Queer Eye.

We gave the Bonobos sample a 7 out of 10 ShopDrop rating. The prices were great, and there were plenty of sizes. All the items were well stocked and organized by style. The shoe section was a little sad. Definitely room for improvement there. Whether it’s for you or someone else, check out the Bonobos sample sale to spice it up! Happy shopping!

What: Bonobos Sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 14 – Sun. Aug. 19, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave. New York, NY

 

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Men are the Clear Winners at the Reiss London Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

While the Reiss London sample sale does have both men and women’s, the men’s were far better. Sorry ladies, it’s best to shop for your beau, and perhaps you will find something for yourself. The Reiss London sample sale is best for men who need to add to there professional wardrobe. There were a variety of men’s suits. You’re also covered if the office is more on the casual side. The Reiss London sample sale also offered a great selection of business casual for men.

Women, there’s a sad selection for you. For the ladies, you can find mostly summer items. That doesn’t help much when you only have one month of real summer left. There were a number of skirts and professional dresses to choose from. However, we found them a bit frumpy. We feel like the quality at Reiss London is severely going down. They are starting to no longer feel luxurious. The prices were decent, but we are waiting for markdowns this Friday. If you have nothing else better to do and find yourself in the Flatiron district, check out the Reiss London sample sale. Happy shopping!

What: Reiss London Sample Sale
When: Tue. July 31 – Sun. Aug. 5, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave. New York, NY

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