To make things very clear, the Balenciaga Sample Sale is invite only and not open to the public. Shoutout to our AMAZING followers for sending us all this information. Handbags started at $149 and ranged to $449. We heard there was a very limited selection of city bags and they were the first to go. The ready to wear had lots of sweaters, tops and dresses but a small selection of outerwear. As well there was a huge variety of wallets and small leather pouches for sale. The shoe scene featured lots of boots, no sight of sneakers, slides or sandals. Look through all the amazing photos to see what you are missing!
Today we had the opportunity to check out the Escada Sample Sale located at 317 West 33rd Street. The sale featured a huge variety of merchandise at an amazing price point. Everything was 80% with some damaged items at 90% off! There was everything from staple black blazers to beautiful ornate ball gowns. There are lots of nice elegant dresses and funky bottoms. The room is extremely organized and everything is separated by size. The staff is very eager to help making the experience very pleasant. There is an entire area dedicated to shoes which has everything Fromm elegant pumps to sexy sandals and boots for winter.
Overall we rated the Escada Sample Sale an 8 out of 10. The pricing on the items is just amazing and they have a huge selection of merchandise. We recommend you take a look!
Today we had the opportunity to check out the Barneys Designer Warehouse Sale all the way over in Brooklyn. This was the first time that this sale has happened since 2016. Everybody is dying to know if the Barneys Designer Warehouse Sale is worth the hype and we now have the insider scoop.
First off, the sale is held in Brooklyn so you’re gonna plan accordingly. While I was first expecting a mob scene, it was actually not that busy. They have designer clothing ranging from IRO to Stella McCartney and Prada plus everything in between. The merchandise is organized by size and type and the staff is very helpful. The pricing on most items is good, but then again a $2,000 dress for $450 is still expensive. Secondly, there are no shoes and accessories. Say what? Yes, let me repeat myself, there are no shoes and accessories at this sale. As well there are no dressing rooms so you have to try on your finds in plain sight.
We rated this sale a 7 out of 10. They have amazing high end designer merchandise, you just have to have the patience to dig through the racks. If you are hunting for a nice Paco Robanne dress or a Valentino matching set, you should look no further.
We had the chance to check out the Gracy Accad Sample Sale on 302 East 32nd Street. The sale features amazing dresses for all your party and wedding needs. Gracy Accad makes stunning one of kind dresses, separates and evening wear. So don’t fret because no one will be wearing what you have. The merchandise is heavily discounted from its original price, ranging from 75% off to nearly 90% off. They have everything from black jumpsuits to stunning brocaded pink dresses and appliqué. wedding gowns. If you have any approaching weddings or celebrations that needs a piece that make people say WOW, you should stop by!
We rate the Gracy Accad Sample Sale a 9 out of 10. The have a great selection of evening wear at a heavily discounted price.
What: Gracy Accad Sample Sale
When: June 5, 2019 – June 6,2019
Where: 302 East 32nd Street, NY, NY
Today we had the chance to checkout the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale downtown at 150 Greene Street. Mara Hoffman known for its bright colors, striped tops and bottoms and swimwear had an abundance of merchandise available.
The swimwear was organized by size making it super easy for everyone to browse through. While the swim was still on the pricey side, having tops for $50 as well as bottoms for an additional $50. There was a huge variety of maxi and midi linen dresses in all different colors and patterns. You could also find a good amount of summer tops, perfect to pair with some jeans or a skirt! The sale also featured a limited amount of Fall/Winter pieces such as turtlenecks, wool pants and overcoats.
Overall we rated this sale a 6.5/10. While the swimwear was split into sizing, making it so much easier for the consumer to pick out there next suit. The prices on the merchandise are still high. The Mara Hoffman Sample Sale as well featured a lot of products limiting to the Spring/Summer season. If you have a casual summer wedding or party planned this summeror you are in need of a cute swimsuit for your next Instagram, should definitely check it out!
Today we had the opportunity to stop by the Montblanc Sample Sale at 260 Fifth Avenue. Known for its fountain ink pens and leather accessories, the Montblanc sale as well had a large variety of cuff links, watches and briefcases. Keep in mind that Montblanc is not cheap. The pricing at the Montblanc Sample Sale was extremely high, having briefcases around $450 and pens starting at $200.
Overall we rated the Montblanc Sample Sale a 5/10. This was heavily based on the fact that the merchandise is still very expensive. As well as having limited variety in briefcases, belts and other leather goodies. Just remember that Fathers Day is around the corner and if your Dad loves Montblanc, you should stop by!
The Chaser Brand Sample Sale featured all your cosy classics for the perfect chill day. The prices ranged from $5 to $50 dollars. Among the many plain tanks and graphic band tees, there were also some nice floral and pinstripe dresses. The room was fairly organized allowing for easy browsing of all the merchandise. There was also a rack of swimwear, just in time to show off at the beach but beware because the sizing was pretty limited! The sale had another rack for children, featuring easy tees for boys and funky ruffled sweats for girls. Whether you are in need of a snuggly tee shirt or a nice printed linen jumpsuit, the Chaser Brand Sample Sale has everything in between. The discounts were pretty good, in comparison the graphic tees sell for around $70 retail!
Overall, we gave this sale a 6.5/10. The pricing is very decent but the selection of merchandise is limited to lounge wear and a couple of dresses/jumpsuits. If you are in need of any lounge wear then look no further!
After going to this Rag and Bone sample sale, I still can’t decide whether or not I think the discounts are good. But given that this sale is hosted by 260, I’m not surprised. Regardless of that though, I am satisfied by the large selection of merchandise that they have at the sale.
Firstly, I would like to emphasize how annoyed I was going into this sale. It was raining cats and dogs and there was a line of customers waiting to be admitted to the sale. But despite the torrential downpour, the 260 employees would not let anyone in one second before the posted opening time. They really don’t have any regard for their shoppers over there. When I finally got in after being completely soaked though, I was happy with the amount of merchandise they had
available. There was a really good selection of shoes, pants/jeans, and sweaters, but I was expecting there to be more leather jackets; there weren’t any classic styles, only leather bombers. There was one nice suede biker jacket, but that was it. They had sample jeans and shoes for 50 bucks, and they were actually really cute! Most of the womens sample shoes were a size 37, so if you have little feet, hurry over! They also had a ton of awesome hats for the winter and summer, as well as some cute bags. And another thing I noticed is that most of the products came in small sizes; I saw a lot of XS and XXS, but not a lot of M and L.
A lot of the stuff at this sale is selling for around 70% off retail, but not all of the products are discounted that well. Although the prices look really steep on the price list (which they kind of are) relative to the retail prices, they’re not that horrible. Knowing 260 they’ll slash their prices on the final days of the sale, so if you’re willing to wait it out, I’d say do it. Originally on Instagram I rated this sale an 8/10, but after reevaluating I’m giving it a 6/10, and I’m sure you can all tell why. Happy shopping!
What: Rag and Bone Sample Sale
When: Tues. May 14th – Sun. May 19th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY
The Susan van der Linde and Andrew Stevens sample sales are occurring in the same wonderful showroom on the upper east side. We got a sneak preview today, and could not be happier about it.
At this sample sale both of the brands have a gorgeous assortment of merchandise. All of the shoes come in a wide range of sizes, and most of them have several color options too! Both Susan van der Linde and Steven Andrews shoes are so comfortable which is really refreshing; these days it is difficult to find comfortable shoes that aren’t hideous. Both brands have options for women of all ages. From trendy pvc pumps and espadrille sneakers, to classic ballet flats, you’re guaranteed to find something you like. Additionally, Susan is selling her bags, which are absolutely stunning. If you love a good matching moment, there are lots of purses that pair well with her shoes! And here is the best part: the markdowns range from 50% to more than 85% off! You can’t beat that; especially given the tremendous quality of all of the products.
Overall I’m giving this sale an 8/10. Coming from a frequent sample sale flyer, it is really nice not to have to go all the way downtown to shop. Furthermore, the kindness of the brand owners is unmatched. If you need new shoes for any occasion, this is definitely the place to be.
What: Susan van der Linde and Andrew Stevens Sample Sale
When: Mon. May 13th – Fri. May 17th, 2019
Where: 34 E 67th St., New York, NY
The Maje sample sale is honestly disappointing. Unless you feel like waiting around to be shoved by rude people sitting through mediocre merchandise, I’d say skip this sale.
At this sample sale, the merchandise is subpar; I honestly feel kind of gypped. The 30-minute line led to high expectations, but they are completely unfulfilled. Aside from a few cute blouses, a nice pair of pumps, and one alluring leather jacket, there isn’t anything worth buying.
Overall I’m giving this sale a 5 out of 10. I’ve seen much better discounts on more expensive merchandise at plenty of sales. It is unsettlingly crowded with rude people, and I cannot stress how underwhelming the selection of products really is. Don’t bother going to this 260 sample sale.
What: Maje Sample Sale
When: April 16 – April 21, 2019
Where: 150 Greene Street, Manhattan, NY