The Row is a ready-to-wear fashion line created by the Olsen twins. Their showroom, taking place at the Met Pavilion at 123 W 18th St on the fifth floor, features pieces that can retail for over $1,000.
There’s a huge variety of items to look at; between clothes, outerwear, and shoes, there’s something for every occasion. Sizes vary from 0 to 12 and XS to L, and prices range from $200 to $1,000 for more extravagant pieces. Shoes are in European sizes, so remember to check a conversion chart to find your size.
Some personal favorites of mine were their blazers, silk tops, and trousers. The showroom is enormous, so it’s hard to narrow it down; be sure to check it out for yourself!
This sale is credit card only, and bags are checked, so come prepared!
What: The Row Sample Sale
Where: 123 W 18th St 5th Floor
When: Sunday, October 29th 10 am – 6pm; Monday, October 30th 9 am – 7 pm; Tuesday, October 31st 9 am – 3pm
Everyone must have heard great things about the Milly Sample Sale because after being opened for one day, customers were still flooding the fitting rooms and perusing through the selection of garments that were available to shop. There are Women’s tops, skirts, pants, dresses, jumpsuits, outerwear & more from the Fall/ Winter collection to stock up on. All items are true samples with limited sizing and there are some irregular items mixed in so be sure to examine your items of interest thoroughly before purchasing. These items ranged from $25 to $149 for apparel, $75 to $105 for handbags and $75 to $195 on shoes from both Milly and Manolo Blanik.
However, that was the past, I have better news regarding prices for you all. For the last 2 days of the sale (today and tomorrow), the prices have been reduced!
Dresses are now $45
Separates are now $15 to $35
Bags are now $50 to $75
Here are some of the items that I spotted at the sale.
Don’t miss out on Milly’s current season product at discount prices. Hopefully some of these items are still available for you to get your hands on!
Pratesi is an Italian luxury linen retailer, with sets selling for upwards of $1,000. Their sample sale, taking place at 317 W 33rd St, is selling old stock– including sheet sets of all sizes, shams, towels, and more– at discounted prices
A disclaimer right off the bat: given the steep prices the pieces retail for, even after they’re discounted they still number in the hundreds of dollar for sets. While some things, such as small mats and hand towels, run cheaper at around $30, expect to find most products selling for at least $390. While that’s a little steep for me, personally, it’s definitely still better than $1,000– so if you’ve got a craving for luxury linens, be sure to check it out.
The sale has a very short run, and ends today; the showroom is enormous, so there’s still plenty of stock to browse through.
What: Pratesi Sample Sale
When: Today, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 317 West 33rd St
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The Clever Alice sample sale/pop-up shop is hard to describe in few terms; while their stock isn’t enormous, their variety is. Featuring brands such as Heartloom, Blank NYC, Cigno Nero, Art Love, and many more, the sale is the perfect place to pick up discounted pieces from this past spring and summer, and pieces for winter.
My personal favorite part about the sale were the Heartloom fur coats and vests, which retail for around $150; they’re currently on sale for $50. They’re super soft and come in a wide selection of colors and styles. There are some gorgeous Blank NYC skinny jeans– an essential for any wardrobe– between $40 and $50. Cigno Nero jackets are available in a huge array of colors, both leather and suede, starting at $120. There’s also pieces from Art Love, Sweewë, and Porto, to give you an idea of just how many options there are.
Most of the pieces are winter outerwear, though you’ll find some lighter things like Heartloom dresses priced at $35 and sheer Inizio tops priced at just $22. Sizing varies by brand; Cigno Nero has sizes ranging from small to large, while Heartloom tends to be extra small and small. There’s such a wide selection of brands to choose from that you’re sure to find something to like– and at a great discount too!
Some days, you just need to buy a glass of wine. Other days, you just need to buy glasses for said wine. Wednesday was one of those days, so I decided to upgrade my apartment by going to the Riedel & Sferra sample sale in Chelsea Market.
The sale is a little tricky to find; its right off of the food court that has Li-Lac chocolates. If you get lost, chances are there is a friendly security guard who will point you in the right direction, as much as New Yorkers hate asking for directions.
The space was a little crowded when I walked in, but where there is a crowd, there’s amazing discounts nearby. Half the store was lined with luxury glass wears Riedel is known for; the set up was so impeccable, I kept my distance in fear of knocking over 100 wine glasses with my backpack. There were a lot of items that I wish I could find use for; decanters, wine flight sets, votives, vases, glass ice buckets, so essentially everything on a pinterest-bride’s dream registry. However, there was also plenty of great deals on more mundane, everyday stuff. Four wine glasses for $20? Yes, please!
The items don’t just stop at the kitchen; the other side of the store is dedicated to the soft, Italian bed linens of Sferra. Packages of every type of sheet were nestled in boxes like vinyl records, any and all sheet sizes available. Down duvet inserts are in the back of the room, with bath mats, towels, washcloths, and more lining the far wall. I decided that maybe it wouldn’t be the best idea to take off my shoes and lounge in a pile of towels as soft as clouds, so I mercifully restrained myself.
Prices for the Sferra were more of a mixed bag; each product is individually priced, often around the $100 mark. The throws are nice, but more decorative than comfy; perhaps a good gift for a friend who doesn’t eat bagel bites on her bed at 3 in the morning.
All in all, I was able to buy two owl-shaped whiskey stones, priced at $3 each, and a package of four of the sleekest wine glasses ever, for $20. If you want to play grownup and treat yourself for some nice household items, I really recommend this sale.
Ippolita is a high-end jewelry retailer, with pieces oftentimes selling for upwards of $2,000. Their sample sale, taking place at 317 West 33rd St, features pieces from their gold, silver, and rosé collections starting at 60% off off retail.
There’s a huge array of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings to choose from, as well as a smaller men’s collection. Ippolita is known for their statement pieces; expect rings with prominent jewels, colorful pendants, and bold statement earrings. Though steeply discounted, their prices are still in the several hundreds of dollars, with some pieces pushing $1,000.
There are some more affordable pieces that are subtle yet elegant, and would make perfect gifts, such as thin, dainty bracelets selling for around $300. The showroom is enormous; between the three collections, the variety of jewelry types, and the men’s collection, there’s definitely something for everyone.
What: Ippolita Jewelry Sample Sale
Where: 317 West 33rd St
When: Sunday, September 17 from 9 am to 6 pm and September 18-19 from 9 am to 7 pm
The Vera De Nero showroom is hosting their 2 day sample sale where you will find luxury pieces at moderate prices . Although there is a small selection of items, the quality of the samples are impeccable. With items made in Italy of fine fabrics such as silk, leather, cashmere and more, this sale is perfect to shop if you want luxury at affordable prices. There were many outerwear garments, some originally priced up to $1500 that are now on sale between $115 to $200.The lowest priced item was at $50 for tops. Below are some images of items that you may find at the sale.
Fur Sweater Vest $100
Silk Top $50
Sweater Duster $100
Leather Jacket $70
The sales team and owner were very helpful in providing detailed information on each garment and also offered valued opinions on items while trying them on. I personally enjoyed shopping the sale because it was a calm and intimate shopping experience.
Today is the last day of the sale and prices may have dropped. So head over to the Vera De Nero sample sale and let us know what you found!
Now that the weather is transitioning into cooler temperatures, knitwear is something that we all will be gravitating to these days. At the NY Charisma Sample Sale, you can find all types of Women’s knitwear like t-shirts, dresses, skirts, pullover sweaters, cardigans, pants etc. ranging from $5 to $100 on items that originally retail for $46 to $535. Granted, the selling area is very conservative in space, however, the merchandising of the product allots for the display of a variety of items to shop from price range to garment type. There are a combination of stock items and true samples which are all in great condition. To the right of the selling space, are all samples ($25 and under) and to the left are the current season stock items ($40 and up) which are perfect for consumers who like to buy now and wear now.
Here are a couple of sample styles that I know you would love at $25 & under.
It is not often that NY Charisma have a sample sale so be sure to check it out before it is over. I hope that you find some cool items to add to your wardrobe!
Despite the overwhelming desire to stay home in front of the TV on snow days, munching on leftovers and catching up on Netflix, these frosty afternoons are actually the ideal time to go shopping. Only a few brave souls will choose to venture out onto the New York City streets, leaving stores vacant and merchandise untouched. However, as the thermometer slips to lower temperatures and the snow transitions from the purest white to all 50 shades of gray, trekking out into the city can be a little tough. Here are 3 quick tips to make your snow day shopping excursion doable and rewarding.
1. Wear a slightly lighter coat. Although one’s natural inclination may be to layer up in a bulky winter jacket, when it comes to shopping on a snow day, less is more. Although NYC does get rather chilly, running in and out of stores tends to have the opposite effect. Additionally, store managers are just as aware of the temperature outside as you are and tend to crank up the heat. A giant coat often is not ideal when half of your day is actually spent indoors, trying on clothes in a dressing room.
2. Make a route. Shop smart. Know where you’re going and what you’re getting before you leave the house. ShopDrop at your service! ShopDrop is an app that will tell you which sample sales are happening in your area. It also displays the sample sales on a map, so you know exactly where to find them as well as what hours they are open and what deals you can find. Don’t go out without a plan; use this guide to sample sales to know exactly where you should be going.
3. Wear Practical Winter Boots. Boots, not booties. It was a fun ride in the dry Manhattan fall when the fad of short boots took over the city streets. With every corner coated in deep, hidden puddles, and snow banks up to your shins, these cute little booties just won’t survive. It’s worth investing in a pair of waterproof winter boots that will keep your feet dry when roaming the streets of the city on days like today. Maybe mom was right when she told you that sometimes, practicality is more important than fashion