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Designer Goods at Designer Prices at The Row

The Row Sample Sale

By Melanie Capruso

Sample Sales are always a great place to get designer items at a major discount, which can help those who can’t always afford to shop designer. These discounts were not to be found at The Row sample sale. Even with an apparent discount of 70% off all Ready to Wear, handbags, and footwear, I could not find anything under $500. The Row is the clothing line of famed twins, Mary Kate and Ashely Olsen. The pair are known for their high fashion taste and their collection does not disappoint in that facet. The sale was organized by size and item. Racks with sizes XS, S, M, and L lined the lines with tables of sweaters, bags, and shoes in the middle and front. The pieces were understated and in muted colors, ranging from blacks, grays, blues, whites, and creams.

We rated this sale a 5 out of 10. While there was a wide selection, the pieces were still extremely expensive and nothing stood out as exceptional. It was also interesting to note that the sale was empty, which hopefully goes as a sign that the prices were not good enough to attempt major crowds. The sale also did not allow photos, which might have made it difficult to shop for someone else.

What: The Row Sample Sale
When: Thu. Oct. 25 – Sun. Oct 28
Where: 123 West 18th St, 4th Fl, NY, New York

 

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Bedding Fashion Kate Spade Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Tommy Hilfiger

Creature Comforts at the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kate Spade Bedding Sample Sale

Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Kate Spade bedding sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Confession: I love Calvin Klein bedding! Their sheets and shams are incredibly soft and feel like you’re lying in a cloud. So I was extremely excited to stop by the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kate Spade bedding sample sale today. The sale was in a large room with bins of sheets, duvets, shams and throws lining the walls, with a separate room for towel sets. Most of the pieces were Calvin Klein sheets, which came in muted greys, blues, and white. The pieces were generally organized by brand, then style, then size. Most of the pieces are Full/Queen, which is the bedding sample size, but there also plenty of King options. The only pieces that came in Twin or TwinXL were one style of Kate Spade duvet covers.

We rated this sale a 9 out of 10 because of the great selection and the amazing prices. I walked away with two Kate Spade duvet sets and only spent $40; normal retail price for both items would be $200. Everything is under $40! But, everything is cash only, so make sure to stop by an ATM before heading over!

What: Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kate Spade bedding sample sale
When: Tue Oct 23rd – Thu Oct 25th
Where: 261 Fifth Ave, Suite 501, Manhattan, NY

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Fashion Review Robert Marc Sample Sale Sample Sale Review

A Luxury Experience at the Robert Marc Sample Sale

Robert Marc Sample Sale

By Melanie Capruso

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

 

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

The Early Bird Gets the Worm at the Scotch and Soda Sample Sale

Scotch and Soda Sample Sale

By Melanie Capruso

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

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Fashion Kokun Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

It’s Sweater Szn! Get Ready at the Kokun Sample Sale

Kokun Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

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

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Fashion Review Sachin and Babi Sale Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Here Comes the Sachin and Babi Bride

By: Cristina Martin 

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

Please schedule your appointment here.

 

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Dr. Denim Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Discover a New Brand: The Dr. Denim Sample Sale

Dr. Denim Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

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!

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260 Sample Sale Equinox Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Be the Best Dressed at Spin with the Equinox Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

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!

What: Equinox Sample Sale
When: Tue. Sep. 25 – Sun. Sep. 30, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave.

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ClothingLine Fashion Review Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Step into Animal Kingdom at the Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale

Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

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

 

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3 x 1 Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Denim overload at the 3 x 1 Sample Sale

3 x 1 sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

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

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