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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 Aquazzura Sample Sale is Ridiculously Over Overpriced

By: Jacqueline Munro

In classic 260 fashion, the Aquazzura sample sale prices are way too high. Prices start at $180 and range all the way up to $485. And while $180 doesn’t sound terrible, the majority of the shoes were between $220 and $275. In my opinion that is just absurd. This is a sample sale people!?? I mean, has that word completely lost its meaning?

Despite the disappointing prices though, the selection of merchandise was quite wonderful. I walked in and felt like I was suddenly swimming in a sea of Aquazzura boxes. Not only was there a nice array of styles, but there were also tons of sizes starting at 34 and going up to 41! I was very pleased with the selection of powder puff shoes. They were stocked with various heel heights and plenty of colors, but I felt like $230 for them was just too much! They also had lots of PVC shoes which are still super in.

Overall I rated this sale a 6.5/10. If you’re an Aquazzura fanatic who always pays full price, you might feel like it is worth it to go. But if you’re someone like me who loves the shoes but can’t afford to pay full price, don’t go because you won’t be able to afford the sample sale prices either!!!!

What: Aquazzura Sample Sale
When: Tues. Oct. 29th – Sun. Nov. 3rd, 2019
Where: 2151 Broadway, Manhattan, NY

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You can Stop Holding your Breath, the Alexander Wang Sample Sale is Back!

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Alexander Wang sample sale is back and so far it has been *Drumroll Please* INSANE!!!! We were super excited to hear that this sale was open to the public after years of being invite-only, but now all we feel is anxiety!

If you ever make it into this sample sale (the line was 500 people deep at one point) the main issue you’ll come across is the resellers. 260, how on Earth could you let this happen!? We got pictures of hoarders with mile-high piles of bags, clothes, and shoeboxes, and they were grabbing things off the racks so quickly that not even the employees could keep up with them. So even though 260 started off with a ton of back stock, we’re not sure it’ll last until Sunday. Aside from the resellers, the place was a completely disorganized mess. Shoe boxes were everywhere and the staff could barely navigate their way through the clutter. The prices were decent and the merchandise seemed like it was good if you got there first thing this morning, but apparently, all of the bags are already gone, and they are out of lots of sizes in certain shoes.

Overall we rated this sale a 6/10. 260, you really need to get your sh*t together on this one, we had really high hopes. This sale is not for the faint of heart, so unless you’re ready to wait online for three hours, and throw some elbows once you get inside, avoid this sale at all costs.

What: Alexander Wang Sample Sale
When: Mon. Oct. 21st – Sun. Oct. 27th
Where: 2151 Broadway, Manhattan, NY

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The Heroine Sport Sample Sale is Definitely Addicting

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Heroine Sport Sample sale is taking place in a tiny showroom between 20th and 21st on Broadway. The selection is small but all of the stuff is really cute! There are about five racks of merchandise including bras, tops, shorts, leggings, sweatpants, sweatshirts, jackets, coats, leotards, jumpsuits, and biker shorts. Although most of the leggings are eccentric colors and/or patterns, there are a couple of nice, classic black pairs that I regret not buying. Prices range from $25-$75 which is good considering their retail prices.

My only problem with this sale is the organization. Although the racks are somewhat neatly organized, they are all tightly packed and the bins with the steeply discounted items are a wreck. I have a love-hate relationship with bins– I love the deals, but I absolutely hate the mess. I don’t understand why brands can’t just put the items on racks and make our lives easier. Overall I’m giving this sale a 7/10. The staff members are super sweet and the discounts are impressive, but as I said, they need to work on their organizational skills a little bit. If you aren’t a piece of s*** like me, and you actually work out, definitely go to this sale for some cute, reasonably priced workout clothes! Or in my case, athleisure.

What: Heroine Sport Sample Sale
When: Tue Oct 15th – Fri Oct 18th, 2019
Where: 907 Broadway, Suite #305, Manhattan, NY

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The Moment we’ve all Been Waiting for: The Saks Potts Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Saks Potts sample sale is currently being hosted down near Canal street in a tiny space that cannot accommodate more than 7 shoppers at a time. The line was insanely long and the staff members weren’t limiting the amount of time that the shoppers could spend in the showroom so it moved very slowly.

When you walk in the sale you’re probably going to feel claustrophobic and you might even be a little disappointed at first. They don’t have a lot of merchandise on display because the space is so limited, but I was told that they had enough back stock to put out new items every day of the sale. Most of the sizes were on the smaller end, but it looked like there may have been a few exceptions. There are about four long racks of coats and jackets ranging from their classic styles to one of a kind samples, and sadly there is one small rack of clothing. The discounts are amazing though. Their super popular, classic styles were about 55%-60% off, but other styles ranged up to 90% off. I got two $1095 puffer jackets for $145 each.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 9/10. The two things that took away from the awesomeness of this sale were the line situation and the staff members. I hate to say this but the girls running the sale were just downright rude. They were totally unfriendly and I was extremely disappointed when they told me that they would hold a coat for me and I went back to get it only to be told that there were no holds. Other than those two issues though, I have no complaints. The pricing was amazing and the selection was just as good.

What: Saks Potts Sample Sale
When:  Fri Oct 4th – Sun Oct 6th, 2019
Where: 27 Orchard St., 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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A+ for the A.P.C. Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

The A.P.C. sample sale is being hosted by Eclipse NY down in Chelsea. I love Eclipse because every time I go there the staff members are SO kind and the showroom is beautifully organized. AND, it’s right near the Standard Biergarten so I can go drink my self pity away after I spend a gajillion dollars at their sales.

At this sample sale prices range from about 70%-85% off. T-shirts are $30, shirts are $60, jeans are $60, sweaters are $75, jackets are $100, coats are $175, and shoes range from $80-$130. Overall I am really pleased with these prices. The merchandise includes gorgeous jackets and coats, awesome sweaters, classic APC t-shirts, a s*** ton of jeans, fun skirts and dresses, stylish accessories, and more eccentric pieces like corduroy rompers! For men there are lots of options too — lots of shirts and jackets as well as some cool sweatpants and accessories. I got my boyfriend a stunning wool jacket with a faux shearling collar for $100 down from $690! He told me not to because he has something similar, but I literally couldn’t leave it.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 9/10. Eclipse has been killing the sample sale game lately and I could not be happier about it. Their pricing is spot on, their showroom is neat, their inventory is stocked up, and their employees are a delight. Definitely head over to the A.P.C. sample sale, you won’t regret it.

What: A.P.C. Sample Sale
When: Wed Sept. 25th – Sun Sept. 29th, 2019
Where:450 W 14th St., Manhattan, NY

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Ban.do Sample Sale? More like Band.NO!

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Ban.do sample sale was one of the weirdest, worst experiences of my life. First of all, there was no real price list, all of the items were catagorized by the percantge discount. Now, I’m not dumb or anything,I’m just lazy. And I don’t want to have to do mental math while I’m shopping. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, the discounts weren’t even good! Most of the items ranged from 50%-60% off. I mean that is just disgraceful. Ban.do, we know that this is your first “warehouse” sale, but just some friendly advice here… sample sale pricing is usually around 80% off!

In addition to the crappy deals, the merchandise was just weird. There was hardly any clothing but they had plenty of pool floats and “travel planners”. I mean what is that about? There were ice trays and yoga mats, phone chargers and notebooks, but no shoes! It was also so crowded. The last sale that I went to at 260 5th Ave. that had a line was Rag and Bone. And it wasn’t even as long! I could not believe how packed it was. People were hoarding plastic cups and weird circular bags like it was there job.

Overall I gave this sale a 3/10. I’m so mad that I wasted my time going, and I all I can say is, I hope you don’t make the same mistake I did.

What: Ban.do Sample Sale
When: Tues Sep 17th – Sun Sep 22nd, 2019
Where: 260 5th 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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