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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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Christian SiriaNO….No…Just No…..

One moment while I barf before I write this…. Christian Siriano we are NOT friends!!! Let’s start with RUDE staff, always a minus in my books. Also aluminum foil for dresses at prices I don’t ever want to see at a sample sale— I think not. Let’s have this conversation…. if you’re looking for evening you probably passed through this sale and may have scored something because some of us are lucky enough to find the unicorns in the bunch. For the most part the sale was a skip with disappointing prices, a hot mess, unorganized racks, rude staff… and all the way uptown. Meh. I vote Skip! 5 W 54th Street going on until Friday.

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Shop Til’ You Drop at The 375 Sale

TIS’ the season for luxury for less… I got myself to the LES to scout out what the fuss was at the 375 showroom sale… if your budget is high enough it’s definitely something to write home about. Moncler at 30% off. Dior at 35% off. Off white, Moose Knuckles and Louboutin all at a discounted price. Well ladies and gents here’s what’s I think: A) I need a sugar daddy. B) if you’re looking for those brands this was definitely the place to be! I haven’t seen Louboutin this cheap since the dinosaurs. It’s definitely a great gift spot for a loved one—but must be a true love to get yourself to 36 Ludlow Street. Sale will be going on until Tuesday.

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Zadig & Voltaire? More like Overpriced, Beware!

By: Eve Orbach

Parisian luxury brand Zadig & Voltaire’s sale features many cool pieces for both men and women, but the reductions aren’t that great for a sample sale. Since this one is being hosted by 260, as per usual you’re better off waiting for their last-day price markdowns. 

The t-shirts ($30), sweatshirts ($60), and denim ($60-$75) are the best deals of the sale. Leather jackets, blazers, shearling, and various other outerwear are priced from $150-$550. 

This one is all the way up at 2151 Broadway. Maybe it’s worth stopping by if you’re in the area but I would definitely not recommend trekking too far for this one. 

The sale is split into a women’s and men’s section. Clothes are neatly organized by item. There is a wide range of sizes for the pieces, which are all edgy and trendy.

The lines for checkout was really long when I was there, so proceed with caution.

I give this sale a 6/10. There’s a great accessories section and some cool options. This is a sale that requires a keen eye and a little bit of effort, but you might be able to walk away with a stand-out piece.

What: Zadig and Voltaire sale                                                                                                                                      Where: 2151 Broadway                                                                                                                                                When: December 17–December 22, 2019. 

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ELEVENty sample sale: you can find even more than ELEVEN pieces here!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Eleventy sample sale had A TON of clothing for both men and women, at amazing prices. For starters, the space was fairly large and not crowded, which made the shopping experience enjoyable. The staff was also extremely sweet and very helpful. The room was divided between the men and women, and each side had endless amounts of options and sizes. For the women, there were very cute and warm sweaters, jackets, pants, dresses, bags, shoes and scarves. For the men, there were A LOT of suits, dress shirts, jackets, belts, ties, and shoes. Everything was set up so organized, and it was very easy to shop and find what you are looking for.

Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing went as follows: accessories went from around $25-$89, shirts/ pants/ shoes were $109, and coats $199-$499. Everything was reasonably priced, and the clothing looked in excellent shape. I noticed that there were more shoes and coats options for the men, but more sweaters and pants for the women. There were a lot of different sizes and multiples of each item. There were great puffers and coats for the winter, and very warm sweaters as well. It did not look as if the sale was going to run out of any merchandise anytime soon!

Rate: 8/10 A LOT of great finds, sweet staff, fun environment, and a ton of accessories for the winter.

What: Evently sample sale

When: Mon, Dec. 16-Fri, Dec. 20, 2019

Where: 80 West 40th Street, Fl 9, NY NY

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Low prices at the Vera Bradley sample sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Vera Bradley sample sale had excellent prices for great pieces. The room was divided in half between the men and women, and the racks were categorized by item. The room was on the smaller side, but it had very few customers. All of the merchandise was very organized, but there were some boxes filled with underwear and bras that was quite messy. The staff was sweet and helpful, and it was a pleasant shopping experience.

Merchandise/ pricing: Most of the items at this sale were around $15- WOW! They had great everyday t-shirts, pants, and sweatshirts. There were a ton of loungewear for both the women and men. All of the pieces looked in great shape and quality. I noticed that there were more pajama options than clothing for ‘out of the house.’ There were a ton of boxers, bras, and robes. Everything was high in stock, and there were multiple sizes and color options. I was surprised that there were no accessories- not even one of the famous Vera Bradley bags!

Rate: 8/10 Amazing deals and great finds.

What: Vera Bradley sample sale

When: Tues, Dec. 17-Thu, Dec. 19, 2019

Where: 231 West 39th Street, Suite 601, Manhattan, NY

 

 

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Rosie Assoulin: 75% off, yet still too expensive

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Rosie Assoulin sample sale was very expensive, and therefore not worth a trip. They had gorgeous pieces, but still not affordable. There were casual beach dresses that were now $395- at first glance I thought I had accidentally mistaken it for the original retail price…not the sample sale price! The sale had a lot of merchandise. There were a ton of racks filled with clothing, and everything was very organized (there were multiple pieces and sizes of each item). The sale had a small and messy table in the back that was filled with bags; The bags looked as if they were made of straw and would fall apart the next day.

Merchandise/ pricing: The space had different racks throughout the room that were labeled $195, $295, $395, $495+. There were 3 hats left, and 10-15 bags left ($175 each). I saw really pretty blue high low dresses, and a ton of plaid dresses as well. The plaid dresses were great because they had a dual purpose: they could be cute for work and for dinner afterwards (plaid dresses were $295). Rosie Assoulin sample sale had a ton of stripes throughout the strore; there were striped dresses, stripped shirts, and stripped pants. There was a table in the middle of the room with a lot of “I love NY” hoodies which looked both comfortable and cozy. In terms of accessories, there were a bunch of shoes left (went from around $100-$195)- in shades blue, red, nude, and black.

Rate: 4/10 Great pieces, but too expensive and just simply not worth it.

What: Rosie Assouline sample sale

When: Sun, Dec. 15-Thu, Dec. 19, 2019

Where: 323 Canal Street, NY NY

 

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Balmain sample sale: Gorgeous, yet pricey!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Balmain sample sale took place in typical Soiffer Haskin style, where the room was split in half between men’s and women’s. For the women’s section, there were endless racks filled with merchandise categorized by size. There was one small rack of gowns in the back of the room. The shoes and accessories were on the left-hand side of the room. There were 2 tables filled with jewelry, belts, and bags.

For gentlemen there were only a few racks of clothing; the racks were composed of mostly long-sleeved shirts and jackets. The men’s shoes and accessories were on the right side of the room. There were a few tables filled with belts, hats, shirts, and gloves. There was also a small section of children’s clothing in the back of the room. Everything was organized, and the staff was also extremely helpful!

Merchandise/ pricing: Women’s clothing was a flat 70% off retail, women’s accessories – 75% off, men’s clothing – 70% off, men’s accessories – 75% off, and children’s clothing – 90% off. There were A TON of accessories for both men and the women; In the ladies shoe section we spotted sneakers, heels, sandals, flip flops, high top sneakers, and high boots; and the men had a lot of sneakers, slides, and boots as well! Despite the fact that 70-75% off is a great discount, prices still remained a bit too high averaging $475 for a nice pair of shoes. There were, however, great options: long gowns, fancy/ casual coats, skirts, pants, and a ton of black/denim jeans. We found red, pink, and white bags for women. There were Balmain hats for the men that could be a nice holiday gift as well!

Rate: 7.5/10 GREAT shoes, accessories, and clothing for both men and women. Everything was excellent quality, but the prices still remained a bit too high for me. Waiting for additional reductions.

What: Balmain sample sale
When: Mon, Dec. 9 – Thu, Dec. 12, 2019
Where: 317 West 33rd Street, Manhattan, NY

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GREAT finds at the Nanette Lepore sample sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Nanette Lepore sample sale was categorized by year of merchandise: current, past seasons and true samples. Right at the entrance of the space there was a neat rack filled of sample items. In the next room, there were 3-4 racks filled with current stock. Everything was organized by color and size. It was relatively easy to find what you were looking for. There was a table in the corner of the room that had sweaters on it as well. There was also a small section in the room that had past season stuff, albeit only one rack. There were also multiple fitting rooms to try on the clothing, which trust me, at a sample sale, is a luxury!

Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing for the Nanette Lepore sample sale : New items: jackets $195, dresses $150, tops $95-$125, pants $100, skirts $95, and sweaters $65, Old stock – jackets $95, dresses $85, tops $65, pants $50, skirts $50, sweaters $40. Samples – coats $85, jackets $65, tops $40, dresses $65, pants/ skirts $30, and sweaters $40.

The samples were very close to production items in quality so it was very similar to buying actual stock items but for half the price. There were many different colored sweaters, many gorgeous long and short dresses for work and fancy occasions, and a lot of nice shirts. There were also many blazers and coats that are perfect for this time of year. A few gowns on the racks and that’s pretty much it!

Rate: 8.5/10 GREAT prices, gorgeous clothing, endless sizes, and a ton in stock!

What: Nanette Lepore Sample Sale
When: Tues, Dec. 10-Fri, Dec. 13, 2019
Where: 225 West 35th Street, Manhattan, NY

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