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Sample Sale Review: Eleventy

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By: William Guzman

Eleventy Sample Sale: Contemporary Italian fashion for men at an irresistible 80% off!

Shopping at the Eleventy sample sale was an outright therapeutic experience for me – the aroma of extravagant Italian fabrics and leathers invited me in to peruse the eclectic variety of classy yet stylish collection. Jackets, pants, ties, shoes, and messenger bags lined the shelves of the store. The experience was uniquely satisfying, and highly addictive. Located on the 9th floor of 80 W 40th St in Manhattan, Eleventy’s sample sale is super convenient to reach regardless of what part of New York City you’re visiting from- not to mention the ideal place for some post-brunch shopping. 

At 80% off, what would otherwise be an intimidating price tag becomes a huge steal, especially considering the craftsmanship and tangible quality Eleventy’s collection boasts!

Unfortunately, just as all good things must come to an end, so must Eleventy’s sample sale. But it’s not too late, you still have until Friday, June 16th to bask in the graces of the discount gods and deck out your wardrobe with fresh apparel worthy of Mr. Bond himself! Enjoy my photos from the sample sale. 

What: Eleventy sample sale
When: Monday, June 12th – Friday, June 16th
What time: 9AM-6PM
Where: Eleventy, 80 W 40th St, NY, NY

Eleventy sample sale menswear ny

Eleventy sample sale menswear ny

Eleventy sample sale menswear ny

Eleventy sample sale menswear ny

For more great sample sale sites, see here:

https://www.chicmi.com/new-york/sample-sales/

http://samplesally.com/

https://www.racked.com/new-york/2017/3/7/14847964/nyc-sample-sales

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Sample Sale Review: Helmut Lang at Chelsea Market

Helmut Lang Sample Sale Review

If you’re wondering how the Helmut Lang sample sale went over, this post is for you. I spent the weekend hitting up the Helmut Lang sample sale at Chelsea Market and here are my three takeaways. First, great merchandise. Second, love the layout of Chelsea Market. Finally, the discount was significant but not significant enough for many.

So the merchandise. We’ve been to a number of ‘fake’ sample sales where you show up to find two and a half items hanging limply in the closet. That wasn’t the case here. The showroom at Chelsea Market was filled with all the merchandise you can imagine: men, women, shoes, dresses, pantsuits, jackets, outwer-wear, tops, lingerie… you name it. Everything was sorted by category and size, so finding your ideal size and item wasn’t difficult at all.

Second, we love the layout and feel of Chelsea Market. It’s located on the ground level and feels like any other store. They don’t make you check your bag in at the beginning, although they do check your bag when you exit, and there are dressing rooms at the back. That being said, you get what you paid for. Which brings us to point three.

Prices: although the discount was 60% for most items, the items were still quite pricey, and if you chose two items at random, chances are you would be spending more than $500 on your purchase. The funny thing is that the nicer showrooms (like Chelsea Market) charge the brands to run the sample sales, which makes the ultimate price more expensive. If what you’re after is the best deal, then look out for the sales happening in the offices of the brands (i.e. 25th floor or Suite 1608). These are usually marked super low because the brand just wants to get rid of excess merchandise – the last sale I was at had everything marked at $20, when the retail prices were over $300. It was crazy. Okay, okay, back to Helmut Lang. The signs indicated that if the retail price was between X & Y, price would be Z. So for example, at the jacket section, if a jacket was between $595 and $795 at retail, at the sale it would be $295. There were some adorable furry shoes for $189 down from (!!) $595.

Here are some images below about items and prices. All of the images are from our instagram stories, so make sure to follow us there at @shopdropapp. As always, your feedback is appreciated. Enjoy!

What: Helmut Lang sample sale
When: Wednesday, June 7 – Sun, Jun 11, 2017
What Time: Wed-Sat, 10:30 AM – 7PM, Sun 10:30 AM-5PM
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, NY, NY

Helmut Lang sample sale
Helmut Lang sample sale
Skirts at the Helmut Lang sample sale at Chelsea Market
Skirts at the Helmut Lang sample sale at Chelsea Market
Cute furry heels at the Helmut Lang sample sale
Cute furry heels
Funky Helmut Lang heels at the sample sale
Funky Helmut Lang heels at the sample sale
White Helmut Lang jacket
White Helmut Lang jacket
Helmut Lang coat
Helmut Lang coat selling for almost $600
Helmut Lang sample sale skirts
Helmut Lang sample sale skirts
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Sample Sale Review: Kendall and Kylie Pop-Up

Kendall and Kylie Sample Sale New York

Am I the only one who wants to party when I see clothes from the Kendall and Kylie brand? Imagine how thrilled I was to hear from Lindsay at Clothingline that the Kendall and Kylie sample sale would take place in a gorgeous Soho pop-up. By 10:30 AM, there was a line formed on the street of eager bargain hunters waiting to get first dibs on one of the cool fun brands out there. The showroom was large and filled with natural light. The hanger racks lined the entire floor and they were filled with all sorts of goodies – most of them at a swooping 80% discount!  What I liked most about the sale was the fact that there was clothing for any consumer: the one who wants to wear tiny shorts and crop tops, and the corporate gal, who needs trendy and sharp items for the office.

Tops, bottoms and separates ranged in price but were mostly under $50, dresses were between $79 and $89, and coats and furry items were capped at $199. If you’re looking for a few items to freshen up your wardrobe with that won’t break the bank, head over to the brand new location on Prince St. If you haven’t downloaded our app yet, make sure to do so and follow us on Instagram @shopdropapp for live updates on the coolest NY sample sales!

We did the research for you, so you will find the price list and images of items on sale below! Should you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to email us at estee@shopdrop.app

What: Kendall & Kylie Pop-Up sample sale
When: Wednesday, May 17th – Sun, May 21st
What time: Wed-Fri 11-8 I Sat 11-6 I Sun 11-5
Where: 121 Prince St, Soho, NY, NY

Line to Kylie and Kendall sample sale
Line to Kylie and Kendall sample sale
Kendall and Kylie Sample Sale Price List
Kendall and Kylie Sample Sale Price List
Woman Checking Out Top Kendall and Kylie
Woman Checking Out Top
Leather Dress $79
Leather Dress $79
Kendall and Kylie Accessories
Kendall and Kylie Accessories
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Sample Sale Review: Zadig & Voltaire

Zadig & Voltaire sample sale

This will be short and sweet. If you have any way to schlep down to Franklin street in the next few hours, GO! Since it’s the last day of the two-day sale, prices are reduced even further and they were amazing to begin with. We are suckers for big discounts and these are huge! You can find shorts and TShirts – we kid you not – for $10, real leather tops for $50, gorgeous dresses for $60. The sale is at their office, the people are really nice. They give you this huge logo bag to fill up with the goodies. Oh, and wallets and shoes and booties galore. Most remaining items are a size medium, but their medium runs pretty small. And they have a rack of men’s clothes as well. Go and Enjoy!

I am posting some pictures below and am including the address.

What: Zadig & Voltaire sample sale
When: Open until 6PM, today May 4th
Where: Zadig & Voltaire, 102 Franklin Street, 4th Floor, New York, 10013

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Sample Sale Review: Karen Millen

NY Sample Sale Karen Millen

The heavy rain this morning didn’t stop us from exploring the Karen Millen sale at Clothingline. We entered the showroom to find racks upon racks filled with dresses, skirts, pants and tops from the Karen Millen brand. To give you some background, Karen Millen is originally from Britain, and it was created to launch items for fashionable and confident professional women. Today, the brand sells in over 65 countries and has many fans worldwide.

Dress $75

Karen Millen items retail for $350-$600 on their site. So if you like their dresses, the sample sale is a must go. All dresses there were on sale for $75, tops for $25 or $50, depending on the style. Do you get it? For 4 dresses at the sample sale, you can buy one at retail.

NY Karen Millen Sample Sale
Karen Millen Sample Sale Romper $75; Hat $25; Shoes $50

Val chose three outfits of different styles and we took photos in each one that are on this post. Our photographer, Ghila Krajzman, made sure to capture the feel of the sale in addition to the looks. In addition to the clothes, there was a wide selection of beautiful shoes, booties and sandals – all for $50. I saw some adorable straw hats ($20), clutches ($25), bags ($50) and scarves ($65).

NY Sample Sale Karen Millen in Clothingline
Karen Millen Sample Sale @Clothingline Top $20, Hat $20, Skirt $55, Shoes $50, Clutch $25

If you have a moment to hop over to the garment district, head over. You won’t regret it. See our images of Val and prices below – as always, follow us on Instagram and let us know what YOU think!
What: Karen Millen sample sale
When: Mon-Thu 11AM – 7PM
Where: Clothingline, 261 West 36th St, 2nd Fl, New York, NY

Shoes – $50
Romper – $75; Shoes – $50
Skirt – $50
Dress $50; Scarf – $65; Shoes – $50
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Sample Sale Review: Multi-Designer at Katya Dobryakova

Katya Dobryakova at the Multi-Designer Sample Sale in NY

Descending to the basement of the Katya Dobryakova store on Broome street, we were greeted by a large room, which held the multi-designer sample sale. One thing united all the stands: each one had one-of-a-kind merchandise.

ARIANA BOUSSARD-REIFEL

Marteau Jewelry Multi-Designer Sample Sale NY
Marteau Jewelry Multi-Designer Sample Sale NY

We first chatted with Ariana Boussard-Reifel, who designed the bangles Beyonce wore to the Grammys. Aside from being extremely friendly, her jewelry is stunning! She sells bangles, earrings and rings all made out of metal. Each item is raw and sharp in its design. I couldn’t help myself and bought a pair of gorgeous silver earrings: long oval hoops that instantly made me feel extremely dressed up. All of her items were sold at a steep 80% discount! Yes, that means that items which typically sell for $500 were now selling for $125.

KATYA DOBRYAKOVA

Sample Sale NY Katya Dobryakova
Katya Dobryakova Sweatshirt

After that we headed to the podium at the back of the showroom, where we discovered the most stunning collection of designer sweatshirts. We had the opportunity to chat with the founder and designer, Katya Dobryakova, about her brand. Unlike most designers, Katya didn’t start her career in  fashion, rather, she started in graphic design. Her dream was to transplant the detail of graphics into clothing. And her brand is exactly that. This year’s collection is themed around the circus and her sweatshirts have the most exquisite circus-themed designs. They are all machine-washable, easy to take care of and create a gorgeous effortless look. At the sample sale, they were sold at an 80% discount. So at $100, they were a steal. If you have the time to get to Broome street, do it. You will have no regrets.

MARTEAU

Vintage Jewelry Aruana Marteau
Vintage Jewelry Aruana Marteau

For the vintage lovers out there, Marteau was selling some awesome pieces from the 40s in America, Ethiopia and the Middle East. From beads to pearls to knits, there are items for every taste and every budget. There are awesome finds for $25 dollars each! In addition to those designers, there were other items from Alyssa Less, KZ_K, Meredith Marks, Les Savage, Raul Penaranda.

Photo Credits: Ghila Krajzman

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5 Top Sample Sales This Week

Sample Sales in NYC this week

So we know that tomorrow is Wednesday… that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a ton of awesome sample sales taking place right near you. So see below from five of the hottest sample sales taking place in NYC this week. For more – you know where to go… to the ShopDrop App. Also – tomorrow we will be trying out a new campaign – the LOOKBOOK campaign. So stay tuned for tomorrow – we sure can’t wait to see what you think.

SJP sample sale

SJP Sample Sale
SJP Sample Sale

For one day only, you could fill your closet with shiny, high-heeled shoes for reasonable prices. That’s right, SJP is hosting a sample sale on Wednesday at the Warwick hotel in Manhattan, so grab your purse and go!

When: Wednesday, Mar 29
What Time: 10am-6pm
Where: Warwick New York Hotel, 65 West 54th St, New York, NY

 

DESIGUAL sample sale

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Clothingline is hosting two days of colorful bliss. We will be reporting live from this awesome sale – so make sure to stay glued to your phones for awesome updates. There is no better time to stock up on some awesome colorful garbs!

When: Wednesday, Mar 29-Friday, Mar 31
What Time: 11am-7pm
Where: 261 W 31st street, 2nd floor, New York, NY

BLK DNM sample sale

Blk dnm sample sale ny

Thanks to 260samplesale for hosting another awesome one: BLK DNM sample sale is happening at the hottest place downtown! And with 70% off retail prices this situation is hard to beat. Stock up on cool clothes and accessories while stock lasts.

When: Tue, Mar 28t – Sat, Apr 1
What Time: 10am-5pm
Where: 150 Greene St, New York, NY

Elie Tahari sample sale

Elie Tahari Sample Sale

It doesn’t matter whether you are thick or thin, because the Elie Tahari sample sale carries all sizes! Womenswear, menswear, accessories – everything is at 70% off retail. If you find yourself in midtown, don’t let this one out of sight.

When: Tue, Mar 28 – Sat, Apr 1
What Time: 10am-6pm
Where: 501 Fifth Ave, 2nd Floor, NY

FRYE sample sale

Frye Sample Sale

Question: how does one dress designer clothes without spending designer money? By shopping sample sales! At the Frye sample sale in 260samplesale in midtown, you will find the latest boots and booties – all at a 70% discount. If you’ll make it to one – this is the one!

When: Tue, Mar 28 – Sun, Apr 2
What Time: 10am-5pm
Where: 260 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

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Spyder Sample Sale Review: 3 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time for Ski-Gear Shopping

Most of us can’t wait to shed the coats, scarves and layers to don chic sandals and tiny tops. By the time the last storm comes around, and city dwellers are forced to bundle up and stay home, thoughts of sunshine, flowers and little dresses fill our minds. However, the smartest among us will cease the moment to stock up on quality fashion merchandise for next season at a ridiculous discount. So here  are three reasons as to why this is the best time to shop for ski clothes along with our review of the Spyder active sample sale in NYC.

 

Sample Sale Blog Review Spyder Active
Sample Sale Review: Spyder Active

 

Season is over and so everything is on sale.

Precisely because everyone is focusing on the little flowery dresses, stores like Bogner and Spyder Active are putting their luxury items on massive sales. Bogner held a sample sale earlier this month. Spyder Active is holding its sample sale for another week at 260 5th avenue. Jackets and snow pants, which typically cost over $1,000 are offered at a whooping 60% discount.

Ski coats of high quality can be worn for years. 

If you are one of those awesome fashionistas who doesn’t like to buy items at the end of a season for fear that they will be out of style next year, skiers and snowboarders have nothing to worry about. Fashion trends in the snow sports world are the slowest to change. What has been cool and hip in 2010 is still perfectly hip today, if preserved in good condition, which brings me to the last point.

Fashion turnover is one of the slowest in the skiing industry.

Invest in high quality snowgear. It pays off. Jackets and snowpants from high quality companies will remain in great condition for a number of years. So rather than wait till next year when you want to go skiing when you will have to buy junk or pay full price for a warm pair of snowsuits, go to a sample sale, get a great deal – and then welcome the summer with the rest of us.

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Sample Sale Review: Wolford (Happening Now!)

By Guest Writer: The Fashion Sherlock

The Austria based brand made a US sample sale debut this week, hosted by 260 Sample Sale at the 260 Fifth Ave, location. As many would expect from this brand hosiery reigned supreme amongst the shoppers I saw inside early this morning. I also walked into the sale hoping for a few pair of tights but my focus were on unique patterns and embellishments. Also for the month of March I am focused on Women’s Suiting, so anything great under a blazer would be sure to draw my attention.

Fishnets, Mat Opaque, Cotton Velvet, Satin Touch, Sheer 15; there was a style and finish for all tastes. Sizes ranged from XS-XL; and pricing at $15 and $45 were a steal for this brand.

Now let’s talk bodysuits. RTW at the sale we priced at a 70% off the retail price. I found a particular one I feel immensely in love with. I call it serious in the front, with a sexy kitten surprise in back. It had a string bottom body and was at the sale for $121.

 

Wolford sample sale

Inventory ranged in sizes XS-Large in the items I checked. Most of the RTW bodysuits I saw were a string body. I saw Colorado, Viscose, and Buenos Aires Body styles to name a few that stood out.

Wolford is a brand know for luxury and at this sale you are receiving it at a great price that only comes around once! But let’s cross fingers that may not be the case. So check out the prices below.

wolford sample sale

wolford sample sale

wolford sample sale

Final let’s talk Kim K (I know everything always seems to go back to her). We have seen her numerous times in a Wolford bestseller; Fatal Dress. The dress was available boxed at the sample sale in Navy, Sun Yellow, Bottle Green, and Turquoise Blue. Priced at $63 at the sample sale you know one (or maybe 2) had to come home with me.

If you love Wolford I think this is a sale you should take a peek into (you have until Sunday). The styles available are classic and timeless. The staff from the brand were friendly, engaging, and very helpful. If you don’t know the brand, I say read the post here http://www.shopdrop.app/blog/basic-luxurious-necessities-wolford/ then go to the sale. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

I got word that restocking will occur daily, so if you haven’t visited yet, nothing was missed!

XOXO

The Fashion Sherlock

 

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SAMPLE SALE REVIEW: TORY SPORT, FASHION OR FITNESS?

Tory Sport Sample Sale

 BY SHOPDROP FELLOW: NINA ESSES

Preppy collars, classic stripes, and high spirits (literally… just check out my jumping skills) were all the rage at the very first Tory Sport sample sale this week. This inaugural event took place at Clothing Line, located in the Garment district in NYC! I walked into this sale with an agenda, as I sought to determine whether Tory Sport was made for fashion or for fitness. And it’s a legitimate question, how could it be that a sweater that looks like every day fashion, could wick off sweat and perform as a light, comfortable work out top?

 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the chic pigtail braids and the hot pink boxing gloves look. But here’s what I need to know: when my heart starts racing at its maximum speed, and the sweat starts trickling down my neck, am I going to be comfortable in this fabulous Tory gear? After jogging through the fitting rooms, doing jumping jacks with the staff, and standing on my head for a couple of minutes, I can honestly answer HELL YES!

 

 

Tory Sport clothes are fashionable AND comfortable! But guess what else they are… Expensive. So let’s talk prices, shall we?

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This sample sale helped make these clothes affordable! We saved over $95 on the leggings outfit, and $255 on the dress outfit! Why would I spend full price if I can hold out til Clothing Line hosts a sample sale? If you know what’s good for you, get your hands on some Tory Sport merch. Not only can you kick ass…but your ass will look damn good doin it!

 

 

XO,

Nina

 

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