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The Bally Sample Sale was Underwhelming

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Bally Sample Sale was quite disappointing. When I walked into the room I was shocked, not by the merchandise or the prices, but by how COLD it was in that showroom!!! It was absolutely freezing, and they still took everybody’s coats. Every single employee was bundled up in a winter coat, and some were even wearing beanies, but the shoppers were left to freeze.

At this sale, there were hardly any bags or clothes, but a lot of shoes. And thanks to 260, the prices were still a bit high (mainly for the leather goods). Leather outerwear was $800, leather bottoms were $500, and leather shirts were $600. The non-leather goods ranged from $35-$250, and shoes ranged from $75-$200. At this sale, there was a beautiful men’s trench coat that I wanted to purchase for my brother in law. On the tag, the retail price ($1,695) was crossed out and marked down to $137! I was very impressed and ready to buy! But when I brought the coat up to the register the employee informed me that the jacket was actually $250. He explained that the price written on the tag was applied wherever the coat had come from before it was brought to $260. So that means that they actually RAISED the price from the previous sale that the coat was at!!!!! Ridiculous and embarrassing! I advised the employees to white those numbers out because 1. it is very misleading, and 2. just plain ol’ pathetic. Get your s*it together 260!!!!! Overall I rated this sale a 6/10. I’d say sit this one out, especially if you’re hoping to get a cool purse!

What: Bally Sample Sale
When: Tue Dec 3rd – Sun Dec 8th, 2019
Where: 2151 Broadway, Manhattan, NY

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Stila, Tocca, & Dr. Jart: a Women’s Beauty Heaven!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Stila, Tocca, and Dr. Jart sample sale was a truly pleasant shopping experience! From the extremely organized table displays to the plethora of different kinds of colors, this sample sale hit the “beauty” jackpot! All of the tables were perfectly categorized by both brand and product. All of the items were laid out nicely and were easy to identify. There were fantastic aesthetics around the room, that lit up the entire space. The sample sale was also not too crowded, which made it enjoyable to shop. It was easy to find a specific brand or product that you are looking for, and the staff was also VERY nice and helpful! There were around 2-3 staff members behind each of the tables, and they were more than happy to answer questions.

Merchandise and pricing: There was A LOT of merchandise. It looked as if all of the products were high in stock, and not going to run out anytime soon. Also, all of the products looked very high in quality, and brand new. From sparkly eye shadow to the best scented candles, this sample sale had it all. As far as pricing goes, everything was reasonably priced. For Artis: the elite smoke collection did not exceed $30, the Brushcraft collection ranged from $9-$14, the Elite Mirror collection ranged from $18-$180, and the Fluenta collection ranged from $20-$225. Dr. Jart prices ranged from $1-$28. Now onto Stila: Their prices ranged from $4 to $15; Sponges were $4, concealer and lip coating $5, liquid lip, eye shadow, and lip coating $8, and the brow pencil $9. Lastly, Tocca had A LOT of candles that smelled terrific. Each candle was $18. Tocca had candle scents such as vanilla jasmine, grapefruit melon, and patchouli amber. Tocca also had a ton of different body creams- they had a few tables that were ONLY for the creams! Tocca also had AMAZING options for holiday gifts, such as a 3-in-one set that had creams and fragrances inside. This set was originally $38, and was now $15. The ONLY negative side about this sale was that it was rather difficult to identify the prices of the products. Not every table had the prices written on them, so that led to a lot of customers having to ask for help. There were signs on the wall that said the categories and prices, but it was still rather hard to identify which product went with what category on the list.

Rating: 9/10. There were a lot of beautiful products, and everything was reasonably priced. They had a variety of great options and even had holiday gifts for both friends and family. It is definitely worth going!

What: Stila, Tocca, & Dr. Jart Sample Sale
When: Mon. November 25- Sun. December 1, 2019
Where: 260 Fifth Ave.

 

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Didn’t LOVE the Loveshackfancy Sample Sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: Way before opening the Loveshackfancy sample sale, there was a line out the door. Customers were ready to shop! Loveshackfancy’s racks were perfectly organized by all of the different categories: long dresses, short dresses, sweaters, long skirts, short skirts, etc. The room looked pretty organized before everyone came in, but once they start shopping, I am thinking otherwise. The shopping space also was not big, and didn’t look like it could fit so many people inside. Loveshackfancy used to have their sample sale on the 5th floor of their building, but this year they for some reason couldn’t.

Pricing and merchandise: Loveshackfancy had a lot of good merchandise, but by the looks of all of the customers flowing in, there soon may not be anything left! They had some very beautiful dresses and long skirts. They had a small rack of short skirts and only had 4-5 different types. The pricing was still a little high: long skirts are now $159, short dresses $139, blouses $89, short skirts $99, long skirts $129, sweaters $149, and the love dress $49. Now onto the kids: there was only one small rack that had a few pieces of kids clothing on it. The rack was also on the back room of the floor and was hard to find. There were also no accessories.

Rating: 6/10.

What: Loveshackfancy Sample Sale
When: Tue Nov 19th – Thu Nov 21st, 2019
Where: 525 West 26th, 2nd Floor, Manhattan, NY

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The S’well, Nest, and Moleskine Sample Sale is ANYTHING BUT SWELL.

By: Jacqueline Munro

I’ve never seen such a big shi* show in my entire life… Bravo 260, you’ve outdone yourselves! Looking at the line for this sale you would’ve thought they were giving away free diamonds… but sadly, no. Just overpriced candles, water bottles, and notebooks.

By the time I got there, there were hardly any S’well bottles left, and the ones that they did have were not cute. Ther larger bottles were going for $17 and the medium (normal) sized ones were going for $10. In my opinion, that’s how they should be priced in the first place, so I’m not going to praise them for dropping their sample sale prices to those numbers. As for the Moleskine notebooks, there were a ton. They had lots of cute colors and sizes, and some even had cute characters like Batman on them. With that said though, the prices were….. what they should always be? I just can’t imagine paying any more than the sample sale prices for one of those things. And last but not least, Nest. Before I got into the sale there was a man with a megaphone announcing the scents that they had sold out of. It sounded like a lot of the good, non-holiday scents were gone. But I’m not a Nest fanatic so what would I know. There were still a decent amount of candles, diffusers, and perfumes left but the discounts were BLEH!!!!! A follower of ours pointed out that there are currently Nest products on Nordstrom Rack for cheaper!

Overall I rated this sale a 5/10. I can NOT recommend going to this sale. To be honest, I was going to give it a 0/10, but the number of crazed people in the sale made me feel like there had to be something good about it. I just genuinely hope that none of you are foolish enough to wait on line to get in. I only did it because I had to. Good luck, shoppers. You’re going to need it for this sale.

What: S’well, Nest, and Moleskine Sample Sale
When: Tuesday, Nov. 6th – Sunday, Nov. 10th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Avenue, Manhattan, NY

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The Schutz Sample Sale is the S*it

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Schutz sample sale is being hosted by Eclipse New York down in Chelsea. So although it was a hike for me to get there, I knew it was going to be well worth it. I love Eclipse because their sales are always super organized, and their staff members are the sweetest.

At this sale, there were tons of shoes… and I mean TONS. It was like a sea of white boxes over a horizon that was made up of tables of shoes. Most of the shoes were sandals (an even mix of flat and heels) and pumps, but there was also a nice selection of boots and booties, mules, and espadrilles. Prices ranged from $50-$135 which I felt was fair. The sample shoes were sizes 6.5 and were going for 50 bucks (I was really happy about that because that’s my size).

Overall I rated this sale a 9/10. There were tons of shoes ranging in sizes 5-11. They had styles and color combos to satisfy any woman’s shoe needs and everything was so well organized. This sale opens to the public tomorrow morning, October 2nd. So get ready to hit it up because you won’t want to miss it!

What: Schutz Sample Sale
When: Wed. October 2nd – Sun. October 6th, 2019
Where: 450 W 14th St., Manhattan New York.

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The J Mendel Sample Sale has Gowns Galore

By: Jacqueline Munro

The J Mendel sample sale is being hosted on the upper east side in the old BCBG building on 66th and Madison. There are plenty of kind staff members throughout the showroom, it is very well organized, and the selection is large.

All of the pieces are about 75% off but some are more heavily discounted and others are discounted less. This is a multi-floor sale; on the first floor you will check-in and drop off your stuff, the second floor is where the clothing, dresses, and gowns are located, and the third floor is where you will find fur coats. The gown selection at this sale is really impressive. There are styles for all age groups and all occasions; there are tons of different colors, materials, and patterns that would go with anyone’s taste.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 7/10. The prices are decent, the selection is good, the location is prime, it is well organized, and the staff is very helpful. If you have $$ to drop on a gown, hit this sale up. Happy shopping ladies!

What: J Mendel Sample Sale
When: Wed Sep 25th – Thu Sep 26th, 2019
Where: 770 Madison Ave, Manhattan, NY

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The IRO Sample Sale is FAB.

By: Jacqueline Munro

The IRO Sample Sale is not one you want to miss. It is being hosted by Eclipse NY, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite sample sale hosts. The employees are the nicest you’ll find, and their sales have been knocking my socks off lately.

At the IRO sale, there is a TON of merchandise perfect for the fall. They have so many cute dresses($110-$190), trendy jeans ($90), stylish coats and jackets ($220-$590), fabulous blouses ($85), and sweaters ($120) that will bring a tear to your eye. Additionally, the shoe section ($130-$290) is stocked with boots that are definitely made for walking. The men’s section is also awesome; they have a bunch of options ranging from outerwear to flannels, to chelsea boots. And the best part is that there is no shortage of product or sizes. This warehouse is filled with merchandise, and if you’re able to make it, you will without a doubt find something that you love.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 9.5/10. The discounts are up to 85% off which is exactly where they should be, and the selection is diverse which I think is so important. Whether you have a more eccentric wardrobe or just like to keep things plain and simple, you’ll be able to walk out of the sale with shopping bags on both arms. And lastly, I just want to thank the Eclipse staff for always being so kind and welcoming, you’re the best! Good luck shoppers, even though I know you won’t need it.

What: IRO Sample Sale
When: Wed. Sep. 18th – Sun. Sep. 22nd, 2019
Where: 450 W 14th St., Manhattan, NY

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