Today we had a chance to preview the Sies Marjan Sample Sale which opens to the public at 12 PM today. The sale features tons of shoes, dresses and jackets from their collection.
If you are unaware of Sies Marjan, the brand is upcoming and sells at retailers like Barney’s, Net a Porter and Moda Operandi. The clothing is extremely chic and comes in stylish colors (cough cough mint – biggest color of the fall people). Beware because lots of the merchandise are true samples, hence they have pins, odd stitches and stains (always check before you buy). The pricing is incredible having tops/knits for $50 and pants/skits for $60! While there are tons of mules for fall and they are only $50 (everybody loves a good pair of mules).
Overall we have this sale an 8 out of 10. We are telling you, this brand is gonna be big (just you wait). Better to buy now than see it on an influencer and regret it later.
Today we had a chance to preview the Bottega Veneta Sample Sale. Similar to last years sale, there were tons of knot bags, leather accessories, and clothes to chose from,
The Bottega Veneta Sample obviously had stellar pricing, runway dresses for $200 (deep breaths) and shoes ranging from $100 – $150 (take a sip of water/wine). While the pricing is clearly amazing, the merchandise was disappointing. A ton of the separates and jackets were spotted at the Summer 2018 sale. While you shouldn’t worry, there are tons of leather goodies available for purchase at + 80% off retail price. What about the knot clutch? (because we know everybody is gonna ask). There is a decent selection of the knot clutches available. They ranged in price from $250 (mostly satin) to $750 (special collection/exotics). Accessories like belts, scarves, jewelry and sunglasses ranged from $50 to $200 dollars.
Overall we rated the sale a 7.5 out of 10. While we really had our hopes us for this sale, we left empty handed. The duplicate pieces from 2018 really didn’t sit well with us but the pricing was just too good. If you love the brand, we recommend you stop by. Beware there will be big lines throughout tomorrow and the next day, and phones are strictly not allowed.
Today we got a preview of the Sergio Rossi Sample Sale located in their showroom. Whatever you are doing tomorrow, you need to change your plans. This sale is insane.
To start off, the showroom is organized by size then further by style so it is super easy to shop. Let’s talk about the pricing (more like scream and dance around). It is seriously great. Starting at $99 (can you eat Sergio Rossi’s for dinner?) and ranging up to $299. These are great prices for shoes that usually retail from $995 to $1,295. There is a great selection of pumps, sandals, wedges, sneakers and booties! There is everything you can imagine, from glittery high heeled sandals (wedding SZN) to lace up boots (Winter is coming). Don’t worry! There is a decent selection of shoes available in every size. The notable mermaid style pumps are available (we are looking at you people who have weddings coming up).
Overall we gave this sale a 9.5 out of 10 (yes, you are reading this correctly). The Sergio Rossi Sample Sale was such a pleasure to shop, the staff was super helpful and there is an amazing selection of shoes available for cheap.
Today we had the opportunity to check out the Matta NY Sample Sale in Soho. The sale features tons of fun and funky summer staples at affordable prices!If you are not familiar with the brand, Matta NY makes tons of Indian inspired clothing. The sale has tons of embroidered tunics in a variety of colors. As well the sale features tons of maxi dresses, perfect to dress down for the beach or dress up for a night on the town. These maxis will also keep you effortlessly chic and cool during this heatwave. Matta NY Sample Sale had a limited selection of shoes and bags, but a plethora of scarves, pashminas and dupattas (remember winter is coming)!
Overall we rated this sale an 8 out of 10! There are some amazing summer staples that can be found at affordable prices.
The APL sample sale started today, but all of the most generic sizes are already sold out. Unless you wear a 5-5.5 or 9.5-11 it is very unlikely that you’ll find anything. I only saw one size 7, and it was the ugliest sneaker I’ve ever seen. The staff members told me that they’re not restocking either, which is a total bummer.
All of the sneakers are $75, unless you’re buying a cashmere pair; those will cost you $95. There are a ton of options as far as colors go, but if you’re looking for neutrals and dark colors they’re few and far in between. But most importantly, I’m disappointed in the discounts. A sample sale price of $75 for a $140 pair of sneakers is just not good enough. I’m not surprised though given that 260 is hosting the sale. Overall I rated the sale a 5/10, and I’m sure you can understand why.
Hello and welcome back to our Sales Styles Series! We are back and this time we interviewed New York based fashionista @the.sales.girl!Sales Girl is a fellow devoted member of the sample sale community in New York City as well as searching every corner of the internet for the best designer deals. If you were to check out her Instagram on any regular day, you would find tons of screenshots of deals online as well as live photos taken from the best sales in NYC.
@the.sales.girl told us she has been shopping at sample sales since college (I mean it’s never too early to get a good deal). While she started her Instagram based on the fact that the only media outlet providing insight on the merchandise was ShopDrop! She felt like there needed to be more coverage on the products at sample sales. Regarding her screenshots of the online deals, she just wants to help out her sale sisters/brothers! Sales Girls said she devotes around a half hour to an hour each day online searching for designer goodies. She said uses a lot of filters for specific designers and said that Barney’s was her favorite (they save your favorite designers – making it that much easier). She also mentioned Cettire having great finds but it is a pain to search through. Her favorite place to shop in-stores is Barney’s Warehouse and she swears by it. @the.sales.girl described herself as “thrifty as f*ck” and we really couldn’t agree more! Check out below to see her answer from quick questions.
What are your takeaways for shopping at sample sales? Advice to newbies on the sample sale scene!
Grab everything you like then filter through, make sure you try everything on and be prepared to wait!
Sample sales hosted by third party versus in house by the brand
Definitely hosted by the brand – there is where you find the best deals
What has been your favorite sample sale to date?
Louboutin and Balenciaga
What brands are you hoping have a sample sale?
Chanel (don’t we all), Valentino and Fendi
What is your favorite purchase within the last year?
Valentino Black Rockstud Sandals (scored for $105) and McQueen Bag from UAL!
Calling all the fashionistas in the New York Tri-State Area! If you haven’t heard, Hermes will be hosting a Sample Sale in two weeks! So you better start saving now or apologizing to your significant other regarding your next credit card bill.
We gathered past intel from some amazing sale ladies to give you a picture of what to expect at the sale. Last Fall, Hermes hosted a Sample Sale at the Americana in Long Island. One of our team members attended the sale and said Hermes began giving out tickets at midnight. Apparently the early bird gets Hermes Twill Scarves and Oran Sandals (I mean you can sleep when you’re dead – at least you will be wearing Hermes).
Past Hermes Sales have had shoes, including the coveted Oran and Thalassa Sandals. While we heard from HolyinMundane that there will be Ready to Wear, but there will be no enamel bracelets or silk scarves (we are literally praying to the sales gods that this isn’t true). Also, the sale does not usually feature bags and home. The question everybody is pondering, what are the discounts like? Generally in the past, shoes and accessories were 50% off and other items ranged from 50% to 70%. Another thing about the Hermes Sale, you do not receive the highly notable orange box. Rather, the merchandise is given to you in plastic/clear bags.
What we remembered most, was the strict no photo policy. At the entrance to the sale, the clerks taped your phone. If you lifted as much as the edge of the tape, there was void printed all over it and security swiftly escorted you out of the sale.
No one timed you, which was great while you were shopping, but sucked while you waited in line. They restocked the merchandise every day.
Will you be attending the sale? If so, then stop by and come say hi to us! ShopDrop will be providing coverage on the Hermes Sample Sale so make sure you check Instagram to get live updates!
Today we had the chance to checkout the Philosophy Designer Outlet Sale in midtown. The sale had a variety of designers including Philosophy, T TAHARI and Catherine Malandrino.
The sale is extremely organized and run by an amazing staff which are ready to help you right when you walk in the door! While we expected the sale to feature lots of merchandise from Philosophy we were disappointed to find out that there was a limited selection. There was tons of T TAHARI dresses and tops as well as a variety of pieces from Catherine Malandrino. There is a large selection of work appropriate clothing at a discounted price.
Overall we rated the sale a 5 out of 10. While there was a huge variety of clothing, the pricing was not great. If you are in need of any work chic clothing that will both be appropriate and impress the office, you should stop by!
Today we had a chance to checkout the PRIVE Mens and Women’s Sample Sale downtown inside Chelsea Market. The sale featured a ton of both mens and women’s brands such as Onia, Derek Lam, Vince, and Toms. The Vince shoes were priced at $75 dollars and there were some great finds. The ready to wear pieces from Derek Lam were limited but there were some gems. The greatest find was Onia X WeWoreWhat collaboration pieces for $25 dollars when they are still full priced online. Whether you are lounging on the beach this upcoming holiday or going out to brunch with your besties, a new outfit never hurt anyone. There is also a ton of stuff for the men in your life!
Overall we rated the sale a 7 out of 10. There is a huge variety of brands down at Prive for some good prices. If you haven’t escaped the NYC swamp for the week, we recommend you stop by!
The Elan sample sale was a sale shoppers’ dream; everything was between $10 and $20. Although the showroom and selection were small, it is definitely worth checking out if you need cute, cheap clothes for summer.
My favorite items at this sale were all jumpsuits. They had plenty of different styles that would be great to rock this season but the only issue was that most of them were small sizes. There was also a limited assortment of $10 sweaters, matching sweatpant sets, and cute sundresses. There was nothing that really blew me away, but I wouldn’t expect anything more than what I got from such a cheap sale.
Overall I rated this sale an 8/10. I felt that the fantastic prices were enough to weigh out the unfortunately small selection of clothing. I love going to sales that are stocked with items that are in season, and this was definitely one of them. Happy shopping!