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Dont, Walk. Run! – The Zara Terez & L Space Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we checked out the Zara Terez and L Space Sample Sale at 231 West 39 Street in the J Rosen Showroom. But don’t just walk, run! All Zara Terez for 15$ dollars! That is right, yup just 15 dollars.

The Zara Terez Sample Sale had all different pairs of colored and patterned leggings which retail for 90 dollars. Today they are just 15! While there was a large selection of L Space tops, bottoms and one pieces, they were only smalls and extra smalls. They also had a mixed variety of beach cover ups and summer rompers.

We rated the Zara Terez and L Space Sample Sale a 8 out of 10. Amazing pricing on Zara Terez merchandise for kids and adults. The L Space merchandise  was limited to only smaller sizes. If you are in need of awesome workout clothes or a chic summer swimsuit, we recommend you check it out!

What: TEREZ sample sale
Where: 231 West 39th st, Suite 1101, NY, NY
When: Jun 20

 

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“I’m Melting, I’m Meelltttiinnngg” (The Wicked Witch) – The Reformation Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall

*read with British accent – makes more sense that way

Today we wondered downtown to 150 Greene Street to try and checkout the highly coveted Reformation Sample Sale, but sadly we were let down. We had to stand in the blazing, boiling, burning heat for hours. Clothing by Reformation is seen all over Instagram, featured by renowned bloggers such as Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat and Jacey Duprie of DamselinDior and those alike.

As we stood on Greene street dying a slow and very warm death, we pondered the question. Is the Reformation Sample Sale worth it? After consulting with shoppers leaving, philosophers thinking and our inner selves, we have arrived at the definitive conclusion – absolutely not. Yes, the clothing is very cute, extremely chic and seen all over social media. No one, not even our worst enemies should be forced to stand in boiling heat, unless they’re at the beach getting a nice tan with a margarita in hand. As you probably followed from our Instagram stories, Zara and Reformation make merchandise that are extremely similar in pattern, color and style. The best perk is that Zara is way cheaper.

We rated the Reformation Sample Sale a 3 out of 10. You would think based on the line that wrapped around the block, that they were giving away free puppies and ice cream. But no: no puppies, no ice cream. If you don’t have time to melt on the sidewalks of NYC, we recommend you go to Zara and check out their merchandise. Even better, sit on your couch, pour yourself a nice bloody glass of rosé and shop online!

What: Reformation Sample Sale
When: Jun, 19 – Jun 24, 2018
Where:  150 Greene Street, NY, NY

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We Ran Our Own Sample Sale! Shopdrop Review of Gracy Accad and Sachin & Babi

We are hosting our own sample sale at 140 West 42nd Street featuring Sachin & Babi and Gracy Accad. This is the first time that Gracy Accad is every being offered at a discount. Gracy Accad has one-of-a-kind dresses which are all samples ranging from sizes 2 to 6. While we are carrying production pieces of Sachin & Babin, including matching skirts and tops, dresses and gowns.

The Gracy Accad merchandise includes a unique array of clothing which are all individually marked with different prices. On the other hand, Sachin & Babi has tops for $100, short skirts $100, long skirts $200, cocktail dresses $200, and gowns for $300. There is a lot sizing options available in Sachin & Babi. Below there are a lot of picture where you are able to see our amazing merchandise! We recommend you check it out!

What: Sachin & Babi and Gracy Accad
When: Mon, Jun 11 – Thu, Jun 14
Where: 140 West 42nd Street, NY, 10003

 

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Calling all Swimwear Lovers! – Mara Hoffman Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to stop by the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale downtown at 150 Greene Street. The racks were filled with an assortment of rainbow colored swimwear and whimsical summer dresses.

The Mara Hoffman Sample Sale did have a great selection of swimwear, including everything from floral bikinis to chic one pieces.There was a large selection of summer dresses, pants and rompers but had very limited sizing, only offering small and extra small options. Though these light linen dresses made us feel as if we were ready to tan in the sun while relaxing on a beach.

We rated the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale a 6.5 out of 10. The sale did have a large selection and assortment of fun and unique bathing suits, and they were honestly the best deal at the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale.While the clothing was cute it was extremely limited to the warmer seasons and high in price. There was a long line outside to wait on as well as inside for the dressing rooms. While on this cooler spring day, the bathing suits and variety of colorful dresses made us want to take a weekend trip down in the Caribbean.

What: Mara Hoffman Sample Sale
When: Tue, Jun 5 – Sun, Jun 10
Where: 150 Greene Street, NY, 10003

Where: 150 Greene Street, NY, 10003

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Dresses, Pants and Tops! Oh My! – Early Access to Elie Tahari Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to get early access to the Elie Tahari Sample Sale. The sample sale had everything from whimsical white lace dresses to daring patterned leather jackets and staple black blazers.

The Elie Tahari Sample Sale had an amazing variety of sizes in dresses, pants, gowns, jackets and tops. The merchandise was reduced by 70% off the original price, making for some really great steals! The Sale was extremely organized, having all the merchandise grouped by size, type and color. They had amazing blazers, slacks and silk tops, basic pieces that every women needs! They also had beautiful detailed leather pieces, gowns and dresses.

Overall, we rated the Elie Tahari Sample Sale a 9 out of 10. The sale had an amazing variety of merchandise from basic necessities to ornate gowns. There was an abundance of merchandise and it was extremely organized. The discount of 70% is a great steal for some of the merchandise, but could of been higher on the leather pieces. There was also limited selection of shoes and accessories. The Elie Tahari Sample Sale has high quality clothing at an amazing price so we really think you should all check it out!

What: Elie Tahari Sample Sale
When: Jun. 3 – Jun. 9, 2018
Where: 317 West 33rd Street, New York, NY

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Cushnie et Ochs Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

A Sneak Peak of the Cushnie et Ochs Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

We stopped by the CeO midtown showroom to get a preview of the Cushnie et Ochs sample sale. The showroom was filled with elegant pieces including gowns, cocktail dresses and casual wear.

You can shop regular stock for 80% off retail. There were also two racks with samples for pre-set prices. What Cushnie did that was really unique was adding a “damaged” rack, where every item sold for $50. If you don’t mind a little alteration or sending a piece to the dry cleaners, you can score some really nice clothes. I also really appreciate that they were honest and separated the damaged clothing from the rest.

We rated the the Cushnie et Ochs sample sale a 8 out of 10. Although it was still a bit pricey, the discount was still significant. They had really beautiful samples and regular stock items. We recommend you check it out!

What: Cushine et Ochs Sample Sale
When: Wed. May 25 – Thur. May 24, 2018
Where: 251 W 39th St. 8th Floor NY, NY

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ShopDrop Special at the Hilton Hollis Sample Sale

Hilton Hollis sample sale

By: Cristina Martin 

It’s a beautiful day for shopping here in NYC. Browsing through the Hilton Hollis sample sale in comfortable AC is a nice break from the July temperatures. Did I mention we will give you an extra 10% off? Yes, you read that right! All ShopDrop users will get an extra 10% off when the app is shown at check out.

Now that I have your interest, let’s chat about the sale.

We gave the the Hilton Hollis sample sale a 8 out of 10 ShopDrop Rating. The prices were really good! Regular stock was about 80% off.  Samples ranged from $40 – $200. (Retail prices are $100 – $1,400) The space was small, but packed with a bunch of merchandise. The Hilton Hollis sample sale ton of regular stock, but only one rack of samples. Here’s a secrete: some regular stock items made it to the sample rack. 😉 Leave your husband, boyfriend, or friend at home. No men allowed inside due to the fact that there are no proper changing rooms. My friend tagged along, and poor guy had to wait in the hall. Yet again, the staff was so friendly! Overall very positive shopping experience.

What: Hilton Hollis Sample Sale
Where: 265 W 37th St. New York, NY
When: Tue. May 15 – Thur. May 17, 2018

 

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The Vintage Chanel and Hermes Sample Sale was Just a Dream

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By: Cristina Martin

Every girl dreams of owning a classic Chanel suit. With the right heels and accessories, you can take yourself back to an age of glamour and sophistication. Perhaps, add an Hermes scarf to complete the look. Well, you can  turn your dreams into a reality at the Vintage Chanel and Hermes sample sale. At the sale you can find those classic Chanel and Hermes pieces, in addition to dresses and gowns from other notable designers like Zac Posen and Marchesa. Naturally, you can do all this for the right price. Even though this is technically a sample sale, and  they offered items at a major discount, the prices were still high.

As they say… following your dream can come with a hefty price tag. Ha!

We gave the Vintage Chanel and Hermes sample sale a ShopDrop rating of 7 out of 10. Although prices were still high, the merchandise was excellent. They had so many beautiful pieces in excellent condition. In addition to the classic pieces the gowns were to die for, you can get a simple, elegant gown, or an extravagant one. No lines, no bag check! (Hey, that can also be a dream. At least it’s mine!) The staff was tremendous! They were very friendly and helpful with out being overbearing. By the time I left we were all talking fashion, our lives, the weather, you name it! Even other shoppers were very friendly. One of the best sample sale shopping experiences hands down.

If you have the cash the splurge, it’s a great investment!

What: The Vintage Chanel and Hermes Sample Sale
When: Wed. May 9 – Fri. 11, 2018
Where: 37 W 57 St. New York, NY

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The Cure to Met Gala FOMO: Rating The Night’s Looks, and How to Shop Them

By: Cristina Martin 

Versace stole the show at this year’s Met Gala. The brand dressed numerous celebrities in Versace’s chicest Sunday School evening wear, fitting the theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” The Met Gala, dubbed the “Super Bowl of Fashion,” is the perfect (and usually the only) excuse to go completely extra with your outfit. I always praise those who commit to the theme and give it 110%.

Below are the best and not so best looks from fashion’s most famous evening. If you were sitting on your sofa last night wishing you were there, or lusting to own a fabulous piece from one of these designers, I’ll let you know which Met Gala designer runs sample sales. You’re welcome.

The Kings and Queens of Met Gala 2018: 
Met Gala Royalty that committed to the Catholic theme.

Best Dressed Queen: Blake Lively in Versace and Christian Louboutin.
There was a huge Versace sale this year, and we are keeping our fingers crossed for another one next year. Christian Louboutin has sample sales, but they are almost impossible to get in to unless you work for the company or know someone who does.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Couple: Jeremy Scott and Cardi B wearing Moschino
Global Fashions hosted a Moschino sample sale recently, with mixed reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Dressed King: Chadwick Boseman wearing Versace 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions: 

Sarah Jessica Parker: This Met Gala Queen NEVER disappoints. Dolce & Gabbana and Jennifer Fisher dressed her this year. We are still praying for a D&G sale… Hopefully our prayers will be answered soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicki Minaj dressed as the devil by Oscar de la Renta and Tiffany & Co. The Oscar de la Renta sample sale just passed, and happens every year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Lopez: New York’s “Jenny from the Block,” is strutting down the red carpet with a Balmain dress and Jimmy Choo accessories. The cross on Jlo’s dress can be found on Anna Wintour’s first Vogue cover. Nice touch!  A Balmain sample sale is also in our prayers, but you can shop the divine Jimmy Choo sample sale every spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sinful Looks That Had Me Asleep at the Altar:
These celebs did not follow the theme and were just plain BORING!

Worst Dressed: Jaden Smith in Louis Vuitton
Jaden, I guess thinks he’s too cool to to wear something crazy. Not only did he not follow the theme, he looks like he’s going to grab some lunch on his way to  his next meeting. You’re also that self-absorbed that you have to carry around your gold record? This is the ultimate Met Gala sin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worst Couple: The Olsen twins. These two are always a packaged deal. They have the same over-sized look every… singe… year… I think I would die and resurrect if they wore something different. The Elizabeth & James sample sale is their brand, and it’s is opening tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions: 

Cara Delevingne: Wearing Dior and looking more like a dominatrix rather than a Catholic school girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Danes: Her dress contributed absolutely nothing to the theme. She added three colors together and added a feather. I’m hitting snooze button on this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jenner Clan: Kris (in Tommy Hilfiger), Kendall (in Off-White), and Kylie (in Alexander Wang) were all SO boring! Not to mention that Travis Scott looks like a World War II German soldier. I guess Kim K. was the only one allowed to slay the red carpet that night. (P.S. Alexander Wang has sample sales.)
 

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review Scotch and Soda ShopDrop

Come Down and Have Some Fun at the Scotch and Soda Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Head over to the Scotch and Soda sample sale, if not for the great deals, but for the eye candy! Since this sale had mostly men’s clothing, there were a quite a few cuties shopping. Anyway… back to the sale. I was very impressed with the Scotch and Soda sample sale. There were a ton of great pieces for both men and women, and for both Summer and Winter. The Scotch and Soda sample sale is being held in their showroom, so the place is rather small and can get kinda hot (no pun intended). There are no formal dressing rooms. You kinda just try stuff on whereever. That’s not so bad when you’re standing around a bunch of shirtless men, but if you are the shy type, wear a bodysuit under your clothing.

The Scotch and Soda sample sale got a 7 out of 10 on the ShopDrop scale. The prices were good (most stuff under $40!) and the selection was great! I docked some points for a disappointing accessories section. They had two plastic bins with a few belts and super random items. Their showroom is also fairly large, but they only sectioned off a small area for the sale. They had the space and could have put more items on sale. That being said, the Scotch and Soda Sample sale is totally worth checking out. Head over to Union Square tomorrow, and maybe you will catch the farmer’s market too! Deets below!

What: Scotch and Soda Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, April 4 – Thursday, April 5, 2018
Where: 37 East 18th St. 10th Floor New York, NY

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