Usually when I cover sample sales I walk in and wander around looking at the merch and try to take everything in. But this changed at the Robert Marc sample sale; within three minutes of walking in one of the many staff members came over to ask if I needed anything. As someone who has worn glasses since 7th grade, I was definitely interested in what the staff had to say. The staff member immediately starting compiling potential frames which he thought would suit my face and asked me questions about my prescription. I was blown away, this type of attention is not normal for sample sales, this was a luxury experience.
While the prices may be high for pieces, they are still large discounts and glasses are more than just a fashion piece, they can be a medical device. Having high quality glasses is worth the investment, in my opinion. We gave this sale an 8 out of 10. The Robert Marc sample sale featured many luxury brands, including their own, and it well worth the trip!
What: Robert Marc sample sale
When: Thu. Oct. 4 – Sun. Oct. 14
Where: 107 Grand Street, Manhattan, NY
Loyal ShopDroppers know the importance of being early to sample sales, so we weren’t surprised to see that the inventory at the Scotch and Soda sample sale was slightly picked over. There were still racks left in the plenty of clothes, but it was clear that the early morning crowd had taken the best picks.
We gave the Scotch and Soda sample sale a 7 out of 10. The show room was very large and the staff was extremely friendly. Pricing was decent, but there was limited sizing for men and for women it was the same sizing across the board. The samples seemed to be geared toward early spring weather.
What: Scotch and Soda Sample SaletS
What: Wed. Oct. 3 – Thu. Oct. 4
Where: 37 East 18th St, 10th Fl, New York, NY
Don’t get me wrong, the Maje sample sale was actually pretty good, but it was a madhouse in there! Let’s chat about the sale first, and then we will get to the experience.
We rated the Maje sample sale an 8 out of 10. They had a ton of merchandise, and from what it looked like, there was more downstairs. You should have no problem finding your size. The clothing was also very cute. I wanted to leave there with almost everything! You can shop for every season as well. Coats and sweaters for fall/winter, and dresses and skirts for spring/summer. All beautiful! It gets a little tricky when it comes to pricing. The percentage off was actually pretty good! Most items that were retail $300 – $400 were selling for under $100. You can skip the fur coats. Yes, they went from slightly over $1,000 to $495, but you’re paying over $500 (after tax) for fur coats that are just okay. There are better fur sample sales out there, just hold tight. Mini skirts were another thing to skip. They were all SO cute! However, not so well priced. Pants were priced at $55 (more material), and skirts were priced at $75 (less material). You’re not getting the best bang for your buck. Shorts were also priced the same as pants which require less material than pants as well. Some food for thought.
I don’t know what is going on today, but shoppers were C R A Z Y! As usual, there was a line outside. Even though this wasn’t an iconic, insane 260 line, it must have still driven people nuts. Inside shoppers were pushing and shoving, and no one was apologizing to each other. I must have gotten hit several times. Shoppers were very aggressive when going through the clothing. At one point the 260 staff had to make an announcement to the shoppers reminding them that this is luxury fashion, and asking them not to throw things on the floor. They also had to ask shoppers to put items back in their original location. WOW… I don’t know if there’s a full moon coming up or what.
The Maje sample sale is definitely worth checking out. If you’re not dying for Maje right this second, then wait until the crowds die down a bit and for price reductions. Happy shopping, and may the odds ever be in your favor.
What: Maje Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 2 – Sun. Oct. 7, 2018
Where: 150 Greene St. New York, NY
Summer has left the building, but the sun is here to stay. Eye doctors say you need to wear sunglasses all year round to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Protect your beautiful eyes in style! (Come on, what other way is there really?!) This week, you can shop for sunnies at the Robert Marc sample sale. Robert Marc is a New York-based eyewear brand. They offer both sunglasses and optical glasses.
Both men and women can snag luxury designer eyewear, crafted with materials such as Italian Zyl acetate and titanium. Robert Marc’s glasses are known for their iconic hinge. They have a blend of a historic and classic design with a modern twist. With so many frames to choose from, you’ll be leaving there with a few pairs. Robert Marc’s eyewear goes for almost $500 retail. At the sample sale, you can walk out with a pair for $150. Yep, we’ll see you there.
What: Robert Marc Sample Sale
When: Thur. Oct. 4 – Sun. Oct. 14, 2018
Where: 107 Grand Street, Manhattan, NY
October is right around the corner, and you’ll have to gear up your fall wardrobe! Start at the Kokun sample sale. Kokun is known for their super cozy sweaters. Prices were amazing! Almost everything was below $100. Kokun sweaters are usually $300 – $350 retail. The staff was also extremely sweet. The space was quite small with 8 racks of clothing packed in. You can also search through boxes of $10 sweaters to score the best deal!
Most Sweaters were 100% cashmere. They also had cashmere blended with bamboo to mix it up a bit. Kokun sweaters are great for a day at the office turned into after work drinks. They look great with blazers for those really cold days. You can also use them as a statement sweater with jeans. Check them out to be the best dressed this fall! Happy shopping!
What: Kokun Sample Sale
When: Thu. Sep. 27 – Wed. Oct. 3, 2018
Where: 237 West 37th Street, Suite 301, NY, NY
Sachin and Babi are opening their doors to all brides to be. Sachin and Babi’s showroom is currently filled with racks holding beautiful gowns from the fall and spring 2018 collection for every bride. Sizes ranged mostly from 2 – 4 and one rack of 8. You can find a dress that’s simple, heavily beaded, all white, off-white, long, and short. They even had sequin dresses, and top/skirt separates!
The Sachin and Babi bridal sample sale is by appointment only. This way, every bride can have our undivided attention during their personalized session. What are you waiting for? Do you know someone, or are taking that leap of faith yourself, schedule some time to browse the Sachin and Babi bridal sample sale. P.S. You’ll get to meet some ShopDrop team members!
What: Sachin and Babi Bridal Sample Sale
When: Wed. Sept. 26 – Fri. Sept. 28 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Where: 132 W 36th St. New York, NY
Sample sales are a great way to discover new brands. This week, discover the Dr. Denim sample sale. Dr. Denim is a well established Scandinavian brand that is just starting to make it’s way to the U.S. Currently, you can find Dr. Denim on sale at Nordstrom and Revolve. Before they expand even more in the U.S., check out what’s going on at their sample sale.
In addition to an abundance of denim pants, you can also shop tops, bottoms, dresses, and accessories. The quality of the denim was great! Their jeans had excellent cuts and fit really well. Their non-denim clothing was also super cute! The showroom was small, but it was still nice. Additionally, the staff was also very sweet! Sizes were on the smaller side. We only found jeans between 26 and 31. Checkout the Dr. Denim sample sale, and maybe you’ll start a new trend in your squad. Happy shopping!
Let’s be honest, none of us can really afford an Equinox membership, let alone shop at their store. Well, there is an exception to every rule. The Equinox sample sale is back at 260 Sample Sale. You can choose from an array of men’s and women’s athleisure. The Equinox sample sale included tops, leggings, sweatpants, outerwear, underwear, sport bras, and accessories starting at 50% off. The best deal was on the sport bras. You can steal good quality sport bras for pretty cheap. We even found one for $21! Sport bras also had the largest size variety, considering most of the clothing ran on the smaller size.
We rated the Equinox sample sale a 6 out of 10. It was pouring out this Tuesday, and although I’ve personally seen the store much busier, the 260 staff still kept a small line outside. That is just plain wrong to do that in today’s monsoon! They had some really nice and cozy items from many popular brands. You will definitely be the best dressed on a budget at your next fitness class. They also had some exercise equipment! On the other hand, the sizing ran mostly on the smaller size. The discount could have been a bit higher as well. Our sources told us that 260 will be restocking this week. Let’s also hope for price reductions as well. Happy shopping!
Walking into Clothingline’s Roberto Cavalli sample sale made me feel like I was on set at Animal Planet. Wow! Is the only way I can describe it. (I don’t mean that in a good way.) The clothing was absolutely horrendous! Gowns were lined up against the wall with bright colors, intense beading, and crazy patterns. The racks in the center contained more dresses with beading and beaded fringe. We also found a variety of snakeskin clothing. Vests, dresses, jackets, and skirts contained this reptilian print. We understand animal print is coming back this fall, but I don’t think you really want a snakeskin fringe jacket with matching skirt.
Men’s was no picnic either. The animal theme continued. We now step into the southern Sahara desert to find a men’s suit with lion heads printed on the jacket and pants. You can also shop tops and bottoms of various bright colors, animal prints, and rhinestones among others. Men are actually in better shape at the Roberto Cavalli sale. Men can score undershirts and briefs in all sizes for $15. Additionally, men can pick up leather dress shoes and sneakers for $149.
We rated the Roberto Cavalli sample sale a 3 out of 10. Honestly, the sale lost the majority of its points because of the hideous clothing. Major deductions also came from the pricing. All items were 85% off the MSRP. However, prices were mostly still in the $1,000 range. We didn’t find any women’s items for less than $500. Unless you want to grab some men’s shoes or baics, the Roberto Cavalli sample sale is a hard pass. Stay home on this rainy Tuesday, and save your money for another time. Happy shopping!
This post is dedicated to all the snakes that gave their lives to make this awful sample sale possible… RIP
What: Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale
When: Tue. Sep. 25 – Thu. Sep. 27, 2018
Where: 261 West 36th St, 2nd Fl, New York, NY
As someone who basically wears jeans at any and all opportunities, I was excited to stop by the 3 x 1 sample sale today. Before heading over, I had to RSVP for the sale by email. Even though I emailed the night before, I never received a response and just had my fingers crossed that I was good to go. Thankfully, all I needed was an ID to get into the building and head upstairs to the sale.
The showroom while small, had plenty of merchandise to shop. The product, a mix of jeans, shirts, and jumpsuits and dresses was organized by size on racks and by style in boxes. The pieces each had a sticker which marked the price. Prices were $25, $50, $75, $100 with a majority of the denim $50 – $100. These are definitely major discounts from the original selling prices, which are around $235, but the jeans were not cheap. Due to the amount of inventory, the helpful organization, and the steep prices we gave the sale a 6 out of 10. If you’re interested in stopping by, make sure to RSVP by sending an email to wholesale@3×1.us, AND bring your ID to get into the building!
What: 3 x 1 Sample sale
When: Mon. Sep. 24 – Wed. Sep. 26, 2018
Where: 401 Broadway, Suite 1412, New York, NY