Set up: The Infant and Kids sample sale were in a huge space and extremely pact. There were racks and racks filled with merchandise for all ages. Everything was very organized and labeled the exact age and size. It was very easy to find exactly what size/ item you are looking for. This sale had great casual-wear, coats, dresses, pants, skirts, and pants. It is worthwhile to go.
Merchandise/pricing: The pricing of this sale was great. Prices were all under $70. There were tons in stock of everything for all sizes. There were sizes from boys/girls 3 month-18 months, and more. There were also some racks filled with adult women’s clothing, and also the Snowman NY coats. This sale is worthwhile to go to.
Set up: The Arrivals sample sale was extremely impressive. They had ample amounts of all things cashmere, and tons of The Arrivals coats to top it all off. The space was not crowded and very organized; The Arrivals coats were hung in the front entrance, and the cashmere was then throughout the room. In the center of the room, there were boxes filled with cashmere accessories: scarves, gloves, shawls, and more. It was very organized and easy to find exactly what you are looking for. The staff was helpful, and it was a fun shopping experience. This sale is worthwhile to attend.
Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing of this sale was excellent. For starters, The Arrivals merchandise ranged from $25-$500. Next, the cashmere pricing was as follows: gloves $30, scarves $40, reversible wraps $100, pajamas $30, robes $70, hoodies $60, zip-up sweatshirts $70, and sweatpants $50. It was fascinating to me, personally, that I saw some scarves were originally in the $400’s, and were now being sold for just $40! There was also tons in stock; I saw around 3-4 boxes for each item. There were warm and soft scarves, cute “XO” labeled gloves, and fuzzy slippers as well. This sale was mostly women, but there was one rack for the men. That rack’s pricing was as follows: pants $50, and sweaters $60.
Rate: 7.5/10 Amazing deals, unlimited merchandise, and a great experience. Only one men’s rack.
This Dennis Basso sale features women’s winter wear at marked down prices. Discounts vary item by item. There are furs, evening gowns, dresses, scarves, hats, and more.
Let me start off by saying that the merchandise is beyond amazing. The furs are so stunning and came in a wide variety of colors and styles. The gowns are luxe and equally gorgeous. The sizes of the gowns ranged from sizes 0–14! This sale was definitely a hard one to review because while I was there, it took every ounce of willpower I have to not to take everything home.
Furs and evening gowns are usually investment pieces, so high prices are to be expected. However, there are DEFINITELY better deals to be found.
The space is huge and well organized, so shout out to Soiffer Haskin for such consistent performances. Besides having to give proof of ID at the entrance (extreme, much?) this sale was a breeze. The staff was sweet and helpful. Clothing is separated by item type and size.
If you’re a big fan of the brand and willing to splurge, this might be the sale for you. All sales are final. I give this sale a 3/10 because I was disappointed by the high high prices.
This Billy Reid sample sale features lots of men’s clothing including button down shirts, pants, jackets, ties, and more. There is also a small women’s section that has dresses, skirts, and tops. Most of the items are along the $60–$100 price range. There’s lots of under $100 deals, but at a sample sale paying $79 for a sweatshirt or $99 for a skirt is not gonna happen (unless the designer is more high-end).
Men— if you’re in the market for new clothes for the workplace, it’s probably worth it to check this one out eventually. Wait until the last day for markdowns to get the best bang for your buck.
The best deals include ties for $29 and knits for $39.
All items are neatly hung on hangers and separated by item type and size. The staff was too busy hanging out with each other to be helpful. (Sorry not sorry)
There is a buy more, save more deal with some of the pieces. 4 woven shirts cost $225 and purchases of $600+ get you 20% off.
I give this sale a 3/10 for unimpressive prices. The merchandise was solid but it didn’t really blow me away. There are a LOT of items at this one, so maybe try your luck to find a diamond in the rough.
What: Billy Reid sample sale. When: January 28–February 2, 2020. Where: 151 Wooster Street
Set up: The 7am Enfant sample sale was the best set up I have ever witnessed. They took the liberty of building all of the merchandise (strollers, backpacks, diaper bags, carseat accessories, etc.) and placing it on each table, so that customers were able to visibly see what the item will look like when put together. The room was fairly large, and everything was organized and spaced out. The staff was very sweet and helpful, and were willing to deliver any information about a given product to the customers. The lefthand side of the room was dedicated to children’s accessories and clothing, and the other-side was the Hatch brand.
Merchandise/ pricing: The sales pricing went as follows: carrier covers $25-$80, car seat covers $18-$35, backpacks $25-$30, diaper bags $7-$45, accessories $5-$20, earmuffs $8-$22, and Hatch adult clothing ranged from $30-$100. As far as children’s accessories went, there was a lot of everything in stock. There were multiple racks for young girls, but only two racks for boys. The Hatch adult clothing brand only had a few racks on the righthand side of the room.
Rate: 9.5/10 Great set up of merchandise, amazing staff, endless options.
Home goods brand Sunham’s sale is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the market for items to add extra sparkle to your home✨ Brands such as Vera Bradley, Ted Baker, Lacoste, and more are being featured. Prices range from $4–$40, so you are definitely bound to find some great deals. Most of the items fall under $20! Pillowcases, comforters, shams, blankets, pillows, robes, towels and more are featured.
The best deals of the sale include throw blankets for $15, bath robes for $18, and large decorative throw pillows for $6.
The one downside to the sale was that it is pretty disorganized and honestly kind of overwhelming to navigate. The sale kind of resembles a (slightly) less extreme version of what people’s homes in “Hoarders” look like.
There’s a sweet staff, tons of merchandise, and killer deals (seriously, you might get killed by the mess). I give this sale a 7/10.
What: Sunham sale. Where: 308 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, Manhattan. When: January 20–24, 2020
The Rubin Singer sale has drop-dead gorgeous clothing at drop-dead prices! With discounts of up to 90% off original prices, it made me want to sing(er) at the top of my lungs! Prices are slashed, and then slashed some more! Included in the sale are many straight from the runway pieces. The brand as a whole is amazing—Rubin Singer himself used to design for Oscar de la Renta, so trust me when I say that Singer’s track record is quite impressive.
The highlight are definitely the gowns (which really made me realize how lacking my life is in gown-wearing opportunities). There are also tops, skirts, leather items, pants, and jackets. The items being sold are very unique and have lots of beautiful detail. Styles range from minimalist chic to statement pieces. No matter what your style is, there is definitely something for you here. No joke — today there was both a mother finding a dress for her son’s wedding as well as someone looking for a “casual woodland goddess” vibe.
All items are hung up neatly on hangers and divided by item type. There is a ton of stock, but act fast! The sooner you get here the sooner you can get your hands on the beautiful pieces.
All sales are final. Crash and credit card are accepted.
What: Rubin Singer sale. Where: 230 West 39th Street. When: January 21-23, 2020
Anthom is offering discounts of up to 80%, but unless if overpriced and underwhelming sales are your thing—skip this one. While the discounts originally seemed promising, a lot of the items are well over $150+. There are, however, a few good deals. This sale features clothes from Anthom, along with other brands that include dim sum, Yune Ho, and H of S.
All types of women’s clothing is being sold, along with accessories such as headbands, jewelry, and shoes. Everything is displayed neatly on hangers and separated by brand. The space is very minimalist chic and everyone working the sale is helpful.
The sizing definitely stays on the smaller size. Some of the items aren’t even sized at all (um, what?).
Ladies, please spare yourself the trip to this one. High priced items + bad sizing= one bad sale. I give this a 3/10 for the exactly 3 items I found reasonably priced.
What: Anthom sample sale Where: 25 Mercer Street When: January 16–January 26, 2020
According to Wikipedia (yes folks— we are THAT studious) “The Yigal Azrouel woman is effortlessly cool and confident…Yigal prides himself in the craftsmanship; he finely sources original fabrics, furs, and embellishments from all over the world to create the finest products for his customers.” At discounts of up to 90% off on gorgeous pieces! (including ones from the runway!) this sale is not one to miss. There are stunning feminine dresses, edgy leather jackets, and everything in between. Also included is a strong accessories section featuring many styles of belts, shoes, scarves, and bags.
The gowns are definitely the highlight of the sale; the patterns and designs are so intricate. Other highlights are their beautifully made winter coats and stylish heels.
There is a great range of sizes in all categories so extra points for that! Most sample sales are very lacking in this category, so hats off to the good people at Yigal Azrouel.
All items are hung up neatly on hangers and divided by attire and item type (standard, leather, runway, etc.) The staff was very helpful and helped some of my fellow shoppers find some real hidden gems.
Cash and credit card accepted. All sales are final.
What: Yigal Azrouel Sale. When: January 13-16, 2020. Where: 500 7th Avenue, 9th Floor (at the wework 37th entrance).
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