Shopdrop is hosting another sample sale. This time we are bringing the Lela Rose sample sale to you right in Midtown. Lela Rose is a fun, flirty brand made up of mostly cocktail dresses. You can also browse through tops, pants, skirts, fur collars, and knits. This sale is a mix of current stock, samples, and older stock. Perfect for the holidays and any special event.
Lela Rose is usually found in department stores like Sacks, Nordstrom, and Nemin Marcus among others. Most dresses retail for over $1,000. Separates start at $700. At the Lela Rose sample sale you can score dresses starting at $395! Separates go as low as $125. If you’re looking for something lower, you can go through the bin of kits from previous seasons or samples that are $95. Spring and Resort 2018 are an additional 50% off the marked price. If you have an upscale event coming up, or just looking for something girly for the holidays, look no further than the Lela Rose sample sale. Happy shopping!
What: Lela Rose Sample Sale
When: Wed. Nov. 28 – Thur. Nov. 30, 2018
Where: 260 W 36th St. 2nd floor Manhattan, NY
One question: Why is size 37 the most popular size at shoe sample sale. I’ve been noticing that recently. Even when I visited the Paul Andrew sample sale, 37 seemed to be the only thing on the menu. It’s Deja vu at the Tabitha Simmons sample sale. There wasn’t really any great styles, high prices, and mostly only size 37.
Prices were incredibly high. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday happening this week, high pricing isn’t the smartest strategy. Samples were really close to $100, and the stock only got worse from there. Everything was well over $100, with boots reaching up to $250. The jewelry pricing was insane. Some earrings went up to $300! There will be better deals later this week, and certainly better sample sales happening this week! Happy shopping!
What: Tabitha Simmons Sample Sale
When: Mon. Nov. 19th – Wed. Nov. 21, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster St. Manhattan, NY
We already had our first snow and it’s only November! Gear up for for the cold at the Wooden Ships sample sale. Here you can stock up on cozy sweaters on the cheap! The Wooden Ships sample sale was tough to find. There were no signs indicating where the sale was located. Once you found it, you were in a small, hot office with a few bins and racks. If you can get past all that, get ready to score some cure sweaters for almost nothing!
Prices were excellent at the Wooden Ships sample sale. Their sweaters usually retail for over $100. In the sale, they were no more than $25. There was even an entire bin for $10. You can’t go wrong by stopping by this sale, especially if you’re in need of cozy, cute sweaters. It’s the perfect combination of style and comfort. Happy shopping!
What: Wooden Ships Sample Sale
When: Mon. Nov. 19 – Wed. Nov. 21, 2018 Where: 305 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1101, Floor 11, NY, NY
Clothingline is hosting the Halston Heritage sample sale for a few days just before Thanksgiving. You would be crazy not to attend this sale! Merchandise was amazing and the prices were even better. Halston is an iconic brand that was in it’s prime in the 1970s. Then it came back in the spotlight when Sarah Jessica Parker wore a Halston dress in Sex and The City. Who can really resist Carrie Bradshaw fever?!
There was plenty of beautiful pieces at the Halston Heritage sample sale. Dresses which retail for around $500 – $600, but at the sale, you can buy both evening and cocktail dresses for under $100. Shoes and handbags were on sale for $20 – $30. The selection was a little less for bags, but you can still find some staple pieces. We know Black Friday and Cyber Monday is coming up, but this sale is definitely worth a visit! Happy shopping and happy Thanksgiving!
What: Halston Heritage Sample Sale
Where: 261 W 36th St. 2nd Fl. Manhattan, NY
When: Sun. Nov. 18 – Wed. Nov 21, 2018
Shopdrop VIP shoppers got a sneak peek at the Cushine Et Oches sample sale before it opens to the public on Thursday. Cushine is a brand that radiates modern elegance and style. Perfect for today’s New York woman. The showroom was filled with samples and regular stock. There were about 3 – 4 racks of samples, including a damaged rack for $75. Regular stock was 80% off, samples ranged from $75 to $250, and shoes and accessories were at 75% off.
Everything is so beautiful, but the prices are still pretty high. Although they are offering large discounts, retail prices points are so high that it carries over to the sale price. Activewear is probably the best deal. At 80% off you can work out in sexy Cushine activewear for cheap! This sale is a splurge sale no doubt. If you’re able to splurge, we totally recommend it. Happy shopping!
What: Cushine Et Oches
When: Thur. Nov. 15 – Fri. Nov. 16, 2018
Where: 251 West 39th St, 8th Fl, Manhattan, NY
The Yigal Azrouel sample sale comes around a few times a year and showcases some of their dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets, older samples, and their famous scarves for sales. The sale is pretty uniform every time it comes around. Yigal Azrouel retails for over $300. Regular stock started at $99 and Cut25/YYigal line started at $25. Although prices were decent, the discount was large.
We rated the Yigal Azrouel sample sale a 7 out of 10. It wasn’t bad, but nothing stood out. Ever since they moved from their private office to a WeWork, the sale has been one day only in the WeWork common space. Prices have stayed the same for the most part. Yigal does have some beautiful pieces. I did notice some repeated pieces from previous sales. If you’re a huge fan of the brand this sale totally excites you. Other than that, pass by if you have the time. Happy shopping!
What: Yigal Arouzel Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 13, 2018
Where: 500 7th Ave. 8th floor Manhattan, NY
For the first time in a long time, I had a good experience at a 260 sample sale. Three brands took over the Wooster Street location. The Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot sample sale had no lines to get in, the staff was actually nice, and the shopping experience was pleasant overall. I’m in just as much shock as you are. The space and pricing were organized by brand, so I’ll do that here as well.
That’s the first brand you see after you check in your things. Prices were below $100 and the merchandise was SO cute! However, I am slightly biased because I love Equipment. You can shop from a variety of tops, bottoms and PJ sets for both winter and summer. Most of the merch is from spring/summer, but you can also find some cozy winter sweaters. The Equipment section was very wrinkled, and some of the merchandise had safety pins on it.
Joie is up next taking up the left side of the room and downstairs. Prices started at $10 for camisoles and went up to $200 for suede, leather, and fur jackets. Joie had mostly spring/summer items. You can stock up on shorts and tees. They even had a rack of one and two-piece bathing suits in this beautiful blue and white pattern. There were also a ton of denim and dresses to choose from. As for fall/winter items, you could browse through a few sweaters and dresses. Shoes were downstairs. This was very limited as they only had what was out and most of the merchandise was a size 37. There was a very small section for 39 and 40.
The smallest section goes to Current/Elliot. However, denim and pants ruled this section. If you’re looking for jeans, go to Current/Elliot, don’t pass go, don’t collect $200. Prices ranged from $10 – $200. They also had a pretty large selection of long sleeve flannels and button downs, shorts, and long denim skirts.
Overall we gave the Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot sample sale an 8.5 out of 10. Although most of the merchandise was spring/summer it was all good stuff. You can also snag a few sweaters and flannels if you look. Shoes were a bit disappointing. Prices were pretty good this time around. I also didn’t leave there in a mad mood for once. We recommend you check it out to stock up on casual outfits. Happy shopping!
What: Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 13 – Sun. Nov. 18, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster Manhattan, NY
With NYE right around the corner, you need to start thinking about outfit choices. The Retrofete sample sale is the perfect place to get some inspo since they are known or their fun, glittery style. Shop for the perfect cocktail dress. Many of the dresses had some type of glitter or sequin element to it, so it’s the ideal opportunity to stand out at your NYE party. The Retrofete had an extensive range of sizes, but not a large selection to choose from. You can look through about five racks and defiantly find a lot of repeats.
The staff was lovely and there was no line to get inside. Prices ranged from $50 – $200. So there are definitely options depending on your budget. Retrofete is also an up and coming brand, so you may just be on the cusp of something new. Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions and try something different. Maybe your outfit making you the center of attention may land you that midnight kiss. xoxo Happy shopping!
The November VIP program kicked off with the Marchesa and Neem Khan sample sales. Through our VIP program, you pay one price for the entire month and unlock early access to numerous sample sales. It’s a sweet deal if we say so ourselves. The Marchesa sale opens to the public officially on Sunday. Hosted by Shelly&Rene, the sale was filled with dresses from both notte and couture collections. Racks were packed with dresses, so you have to scour through them to find what you’re looking for. Additionally, the dresses are bagged, so that’s an extra barrier to get through.
We noticed that prices were definitely higher at this sale. They’ve gone up from previous seasons. The addition of Neem Khan also adds some more options for you to choose from. The space is rather small, so VIP’ers were lucky to shop with ease. We are predicting madness on opening day. Definitely check out the sale if you have an upscale event coming up. A Marchesa dress will never disappoint. There’s still time to sign up for our VIP program here and keep an eye out for December. Happy shopping!
What: Marchesa Sample Sale
When: Sun. Nov. 11 – Thur. Nov. 15, 2018
Where: 37 W 57th St. 9th Fl. Manhattan, NY
Summer is back at the Parker sample sale. There are so many casual and evening dresses to choose from in their large, and chic midtown showroom. If you have a bunch of weddings coming up, this is the sale for you. The most expensive dresses were evening gowns at $180! We can’t even believe it. Parker had a mix of samples and regular stock. Dresses weren’t the only thing on the menu; you can also shop tops, bottoms, jumpsuits, rompers, outerwear, and coverups. Most of the sample were in great condition and $50 or under.
We rated this sample sale an 8 out of 10. Merchandise was excellent: plenty of options and very beautiful pieces! Prices were also very fair. Most items are summer pieces, so you do have to wait until next year to sport it. On the other hand, with the holidays coming up you can stock up on dresses. Happy shopping!
What: Parker Sample Sale
When: Mon. Nov. 5 – Wed. Nov. 7, 2018
Where: 234 West 39th Street, Floor 3, Manhattan, NY