To make things very clear, the Balenciaga Sample Sale is invite only and not open to the public. Shoutout to our AMAZING followers for sending us all this information. Handbags started at $149 and ranged to $449. We heard there was a very limited selection of city bags and they were the first to go. The ready to wear had lots of sweaters, tops and dresses but a small selection of outerwear. As well there was a huge variety of wallets and small leather pouches for sale. The shoe scene featured lots of boots, no sight of sneakers, slides or sandals. Look through all the amazing photos to see what you are missing!
Today we had the opportunity to check out the Escada Sample Sale located at 317 West 33rd Street. The sale featured a huge variety of merchandise at an amazing price point. Everything was 80% with some damaged items at 90% off! There was everything from staple black blazers to beautiful ornate ball gowns. There are lots of nice elegant dresses and funky bottoms. The room is extremely organized and everything is separated by size. The staff is very eager to help making the experience very pleasant. There is an entire area dedicated to shoes which has everything Fromm elegant pumps to sexy sandals and boots for winter.
Overall we rated the Escada Sample Sale an 8 out of 10. The pricing on the items is just amazing and they have a huge selection of merchandise. We recommend you take a look!
Today we had an opportunity to preview the Alice and Olivia Sample Sale by Stacey Bendet on 260 Fifth Avenue. Spotted on the many racks of clothing were fresh floral prints, funky paisleys and cool color blocking. All the racks were organized by size then subdivided into different clothing categories. Clothing in nearly every color could be found. The sale featured lots of bright colored blazers, mini dresses and skirts. There were only three racks of sample pieces, which were picked through very quickly. While there was a huge variety of shoes, bags and sunglasses. If you have any need for a killer colored pantsuit (trick question – we all need one) or some quirky cocktail dresses, you should head over to check it out.
Overall we gave the Alice and Olivia Sample Sale a 7.5 out of 10. While we were disappointed with the pricing on a lot of the merchandise, there were some steals to be found – especially on the leather goodies. We recommend you stop by and pear at all the rainbow colored merchandise!
Today we had the opportunity to check out the Barneys Designer Warehouse Sale all the way over in Brooklyn. This was the first time that this sale has happened since 2016. Everybody is dying to know if the Barneys Designer Warehouse Sale is worth the hype and we now have the insider scoop.
First off, the sale is held in Brooklyn so you’re gonna plan accordingly. While I was first expecting a mob scene, it was actually not that busy. They have designer clothing ranging from IRO to Stella McCartney and Prada plus everything in between. The merchandise is organized by size and type and the staff is very helpful. The pricing on most items is good, but then again a $2,000 dress for $450 is still expensive. Secondly, there are no shoes and accessories. Say what? Yes, let me repeat myself, there are no shoes and accessories at this sale. As well there are no dressing rooms so you have to try on your finds in plain sight.
We rated this sale a 7 out of 10. They have amazing high end designer merchandise, you just have to have the patience to dig through the racks. If you are hunting for a nice Paco Robanne dress or a Valentino matching set, you should look no further.
The selection of merchandise at the John Varvatos sample sale is small but the discounts are big! Unless you can’t handle the heat, I think it might be a good sale to hit up; but be warned, it is blistering hot in the showroom.
At this sample sale, the selection is limited but still impressive. If you wear a size medium on top, you’ll hit the jackpot; there are lots of options here for you. But if you’re any other size you might strike out. At the sale, there are a lot of stylish jackets (in a variety of styles ranging from blazers to leather) and the graphic tees are really cool and soft (comfort is key). The sweaters look extremely comfy too; if you’re able to buy something knowing you can’t wear it for an entire season, I admire your strength. There is a decent selection of shoes but they only have sizes 10 or 11. If you’re in need of work shoes but you don’t like the typical designer styles you might be able to find something you like here. **Calling all stylish commuters:** there is also a wall of backpacks which are all 80% off! Most importantly though, all of the discounts here are steep, which we love to see! It’s not every day that you see good sample sale pricing!
Overall I’m giving this sale a 7/10. I wish they had more merchandise and a wider variety of sizes, but the pricing is undeniably good. So if you have the time to check out this sale and you are in dire need of contemporary men’s clothing I’d say it is worth going to. But if you faint in there, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Good luck, shoppers!
What: John Varvatos Sample Sale
When: Tue. May 28th – Thurs. May 30th, 2019
Where: 26 West 17th St., 8th Floor, Manhattan, NY
The handbags at the Nancy Gonzalez sample sale are outrageously beautiful, but also outrageously priced. Given that the bags are all made of 100% genuine crocodile, I understand why they are so expensive, but the price tags still hurt my heart a little bit.
At this sample sale, the bags range from 55% to 70% off, which is good. But considering the fact that it is a sample sale, I was hoping for even higher discounts. Maybe I’m being greedy, but a $4,000 bag for 60% off is still way too expensive for me. Overall though, the merchandise is absolutely stunning… literally drool-worthy. There are bags of all shapes, sizes, and colors, and for every occasion, you could imagine. Lots of the styles are amazing for summer, so if you’re looking for a cute (but pricey) bag to carry once the warm weather holds, this is the place to be! They also had adorable shoes including sandals, mules, and pumps, all for good prices! If I had a fat wallet, I would have left with everything.
Overall I’m giving this sale a 7 out of 10. If the prices weren’t so high I would definitely bump it up to an 8 or 9, but I’m not willing to spend so much money at a sample sale. If you’re willing to pay though, and you’re looking for a fancy new bag, definitely head over to this Nancy Gonzalez sample sale.
The Maje sample sale is honestly disappointing. Unless you feel like waiting around to be shoved by rude people sitting through mediocre merchandise, I’d say skip this sale.
At this sample sale, the merchandise is subpar; I honestly feel kind of gypped. The 30-minute line led to high expectations, but they are completely unfulfilled. Aside from a few cute blouses, a nice pair of pumps, and one alluring leather jacket, there isn’t anything worth buying.
Overall I’m giving this sale a 5 out of 10. I’ve seen much better discounts on more expensive merchandise at plenty of sales. It is unsettlingly crowded with rude people, and I cannot stress how underwhelming the selection of products really is. Don’t bother going to this 260 sample sale.
What: Maje Sample Sale
When: April 16 – April 21, 2019
Where: 150 Greene Street, Manhattan, NY
The Billionaire Boys Club sample sale is perfect for street-wearers looking to stock up on some trendy merchandise. The cleanly styled showroom and music playing throughout fit the brand’s vibe and enhanced the already awesome shopping experience.
At this sample sale there were hoodies for $50, crewnecks for $40, t-shirts for $20 and hats for $15. Additionally, they had lightweight outerwear for $50 and non lightweight outerwear for $90. They had nice variety of Yeezy ready to wear items as well as their signature vintage hard denim which retails for over $500. But at this sale the denim is going for $40! All of the products were displayed on racks but fully stocked in cardboard boxes; this was really helpful and made the digging process a lot easier. All of the merchandise came in a wide variety of sizes and was in great condition. And girls, don’t be too upset about the exclusively male clothing; the t-shirts and sweatshirts come small enough to fit tiny girls too!
Overall, I’m giving this sale a 8/10. Yes the merchandise was plentiful, high quality, and well priced, but what really sealed the deal was the staff. I have never encountered nicer sample sale employees! They were all extremely helpful, patient, and enthusiastic; it made my shopping experience 10x better! I would definitely recommend going to this sale if you like the brand or are in need of some new streetwear. Thanks Billionaire Boys Club for making me feel welcome!
Thanks to our secret spies, we got the in on the Elie Saab sample sale early. The Elie Saab sample sale opens to the public tomorrow morning. For couture gowns, there’s really no better destination than the Middle Eastern designer brand. The level of intricacy and detail on every gown is unmatched. The styles create a unique look that will make you stand out at any event.
We know you’re interested in pricing so here’s the scoop: 70% off gowns, 60%-65% off other items. Lots of gowns, separates and other dresses. If you have cash to spend and an event coming up where you need to steal the night, this sample sale is a must.
What: Elie Saab sample sale
Where: 317 W 33rd St, Manhattan, NY (Soiffer Haskin)
When: Feb 5th – Feb 8th, 2019
The 375 Showroom in Brooklyn is hosting another clearance sale. For those who don’t know 375, it’s a hub of designer item and contemporary items. The prices usually range between 20%-60%. True, that the sale doesn’t offer the largest discounts. That being said, the brands like Fendi and Chanel and Balenciaga are really difficult to find on discount.
Below we are including prices and items from the sale. If you have some cash to spend and are into designer items from Palm Angels, Chanel, Balenciaga and more, definitely add this to your to-do list.
What: 375 shohwroom sale
When: Jan 27 – Jan 28, 2019
Where: 43 9th St, Brooklyn, NY