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VIP Service at the Fred Gelb Furs Sample Sale

Fred Gelb Furs sample sale

By: Cristina Martin 

The Fred Gelb Furs sample sale is home to many traditional fur coats and fur-lined parkas. The brand is a fur provider for many brands that you can find at department stores. While shopping you can consult with a sales rep. who’s also a fur expert. He will give you the full VIP experience by helping you pick out styles and picking out the right fit. His advice is golden!

The prices were good at the Fred Gelb sample sale. Most coats ranged from $2,500 – $4,500. This is below wholesale and a pretty darn good price for fur coats!  With the days only getting colder you might as well strike while the iron is hot and grab your self a fur coat before the next snow storm. Fur coats make really great gifts for the upcoming holidays. The Fred Gelb Furs sample sale is definitely worth checking out. Happy shopping!

What: Fred Gelb Sample Sale
When: Wed. Dec. 5 – Sat. Dec. 22, 2018
Where: 345 7th Avenue, 20th Fl, Manhattan, NY

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Fashion Review Sam Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

All Lined Up for the Sam Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

We know winter is coming and the need to stay warm is paramount. However, at the Sam sample sale, people were lined up in the cold just to snag fur-lined Sam coat. Crazy! Once you made it through the door, the room is filled with coats and vests for women and kids. If you love a good parka with fur this is the place to be. Find coats with just fur-lined hood or full fur lining. The brand reps did not allow us to report on pricing. What we can say is that items were about 40ish percent off. All inventory ranged from $129 to $999.

We rated the Sam sample sale an 8 out of 10. The line is long and the discount isn’t amazing. On the other hand, there was an abundance of merchandise available for shopping. There were multiple items in the same style. And even the kids had a large selection. Hey, if people are lining up and going crazy inside, they must be on to something. If you’re willing to brave the cold, head over to Meatpacking district and check it out for yourself. Happy shopping!

What: Sam Sample Sale
When: Thur. Dec. 6 – Sun. Dec 9, 2018
Where: 34 Little West 12th Street Manhattan, NY

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Wolford

The Wolford Sample Sale: We’ve Seen Better

Wolford Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

We think other Wolford sample sales were better. However, if you’re in the area it worth checking it out because you can snag some good deals. What made this one not their best was you had to look through boxes of damages before getting to the good stuff. There were three racks of current merchandise at 60% off, but you have has the salesperson for the actual pricing.

Like we said If you’re in the area definitely stop by the Wolford sample sale. You can score a pair of pantyhose for $20! Especially if you’re looking for that Sarah Jessica Parker look. Check it out for yourselves and let us know what you think! (it’s only one day.) Happy shopping!

What: Wolford Sample Sale
When: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Where:  330 7th Ave, Suite 1702, Manhattan, NY

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop White and Warren

New Accessories Spotted at the White and Warren Sample Sale

White and Warren Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Cashmere is a perfect gift for this holiday season! If it wasn’t so expensive, you can knock everyone off your list. Let’s do just that at the White and Warren sample sale. Although a little strange that they had a sale just this past October, they added more accessories this time around.  Pick up some slippers, eye masks, and gloves among an array of clothing.

Everything was really well priced. The showroom was small and very crowded, and therefore not enough space to a large amount of merchandise. However, there were plenty of sizes to choose from. If you loved the October sale then hurry over to this sale ASAP. It only lasts two days! Happy shopping!

What: White and Warren Sample Sale
When: Tue. Dec. 4 – Wed. Dec. 5, 2018
Where: 80 West 40th St, 3rd Fl, Manhattan, NY

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The Perfect Loungewear at the Hanro Sample Sale

hanro sample sale fall 2018

We love getting sneak peaks to sample sales, which is why we were excited to check out the Hanro sample sale. Hanro is a Swiss-originated brand that has been producing high quality loungewear for over 100 years. All items are made out of natural materials and are manufactured in Austria and Portugal.

Why we gave the Hanro sample sale a 9 out of 10? Amazing merchandise: 2 separate rooms – one filled with pjs for men and the other for women: tops, bottoms, swimwear, slips, t-shirts, bras and underwear. Everything was under $100 (when it retails for $250+). And a nice bonus – the staff was super sweet. If you want to get your loved one a nice pair of pajamas for the winter holidays, this is your chance!

What: Hanro Sample Sale
When: Dec 4 – Dec 6, 2018
Where: 358 5th Ave, 6th Fl, NY, NY

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Tesoro Collective Sample Sale is the Dream of every Fashionista

tesoro collective sample sale

We love the Tesoro Collective sample sale. Created by mega-influencer, Lilliana Vazquez, the brand offers affordable, ridiculously stylish clothes, accessories and shoed. If you wanted to look like an influencer but didn’t know how, the Tesoro sample sale is for you.

This holiday pop-up is different from the regular sample sale. There is one sample rack, where you can find jumpers, rompers, tops and sweaters for $10-$40. Everything else is from the stock collection, but since the brand is so reasonably priced, you’ll still find a ton of options under $50 and everything is under $100. For amazing gifts and one-of-a-kind pieces, head over to the Tesoro collection sample sale.

What: Tesoro Collective sample sale
Where: 32 Union Square East, Suite 1008, Manhattan, NY
When: Thu Nov 29th – Mon Dec 3rd

 

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Amicale Cashmere Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Warm Up at the Amicale Cashmere Sample Sale

Amicale Cashmere Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

On this cold November day, it was a treat to shop the Amicale Cashmere sample sale. Amicale Cashmere is a family-owned company that supplies cashmere to leading brands. At the Amicale Cashmere, you can shop 100% cashmere and wool blends. Stock up for the winter months with hats, scarves, gloves, fur, jackets, and sweaters. They even had blankets for the snow days that make you not want to get out of bed.

We rated the Amicale Cashmere sample sale a 9 out of 10. Prices were excellent! They even had deals for purchasing in bulk. Men and women can leave the Amicale Cashmere sample sale with something. Moms and dads, you can also snag some cute blankets for your little ones. For those who like the look of fur but don’t wear it, the Amicle Cashmere sample sale had a great faux fur collection. It’s only going to get colder. We totally recommend shopping at the Amicale Cashmere sample sale. Bundle up and happy shopping!

What: Amicale Sample Sale
When: Wed. Nov. 28 – Fri. Nov. 30, 2018
Where: 267 5th Ave.  4th Fl. Manhattan, NY

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Fashion Lela Rose Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Feminine, Glamours, Stylish: The Lela Rose Sample Sale

Lela Rose Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Shopdrop is hosting another sample sale. This time we are bringing the Lela Rose sample sale to you right in Midtown. Lela Rose is a fun, flirty brand made up of mostly cocktail dresses. You can also browse through tops, pants, skirts, fur collars, and knits. This sale is a mix of current stock, samples, and older stock. Perfect for the holidays and any special event.

Lela Rose is usually found in department stores like Sacks, Nordstrom, and Nemin Marcus among others. Most dresses retail for over $1,000. Separates start at $700. At the Lela Rose sample sale you can score dresses starting at $395! Separates go as low as $125. If you’re looking for something lower, you can go through the bin of kits from previous seasons or samples that are $95. Spring and Resort 2018 are an additional 50% off the marked price. If you have an upscale event coming up, or just looking for something girly for the holidays, look no further than the Lela Rose sample sale. Happy shopping!

What: Lela Rose Sample Sale
When: Wed. Nov. 28 – Thur. Nov. 30, 2018
Where: 260 W 36th St. 2nd floor Manhattan, NY

 

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Going, Going, Gone: Inside the Lord & Taylor Closing Sale

Going, Going, Gone: Inside the Lord & Taylor Closing Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Lord & Taylor opened it’s New York flagship doors back in 1914 making it the oldest department store,  established in 1826. Lord & Taylor officially closes it’s doors to its 5th Avenue mansion January 2019. Goodbye to over 100 years of memories of mothers, daughters, and friends shopping at the iconic store. This news came to us shortly before Henri Bendel told us they would be closing their doors after 123 years at the upper 5th Avenue location. Why? Well, it’s no secret that retail is in some serious trouble. The internet and sites like Amazon have been threatening retail and brick and mortar businesses for years now.

Lord & Taylor was a huge part of my childhood. When my mother finished work, we would browse the floors looking for makeup, outfits for special events and every day, and accessories. I’ll never forget walking into the bright lights on the cosmetics floor captivated by the perfume smells and the glamour. As a kid, there were only a few pieces of clothing that weren’t from Lord & Taylor. Also, it wasn’t Christmas until we passed by the Lord & Taylor windows.

When I was a New York City college student, I entered Lord & Taylor for the first time unaccompanied by my mom. We switched when I started college; she left the city to pursue a new job in New Jersey. All of the sudden Lord & Taylor wasn’t so glamorous anymore. I noticed the retail chain begin it’s descended from high-fashion. Today the store is on it’s way to being extinct and the Christmas windows are black.

It was only right to return one more time together to pay our respects and score some good deals. This past weekend was my first time walking in the store after quite some time. Cosmetics are just as I remember, but after a closer look, I was horrified. As you ride up the escalator, the sales floor is a mess. There is clothing shoved everywhere with no rhyme or reason. Brands or sizes aren’t together. Shoppers are scouring racks just to find something. Almost every floor is like this. It can take you a good day or two to go through everything. Most of the clothing was 40% off with an extra 20% off. Some higher-end brands that were left were 30% off instead of 40%. Some brands pulled their merchandise from the department store. NARS, Coach, and Ted Baker are few big names that chose not to restock the troubled retailer.

How does this sale compare to sample sales? Well, it’s hard to make a fair comparison since many sample sales are only a few days, lower overhead costs, lower inventory. This sale has enough merchandise to fill a department store and significantly higher overhead costs. The short answer some items on sale are better than sample sales, but some items are still overpriced compared to sample sales. For example, J Brand and Halston Heritage just had sample sales these past weeks. Prices at the respective sales were really good for sample sale standards. However, at Lord & Taylor, I scored a pair of J Brand jeans for $14, and my mom picked up a Halston shirt for $16. You can’t beat that! When I walked over to the evening dresses, I found Marchesa Notte for $900. At their last sample sale, they were going for $300.

If you have the head and the time to sit there and go through the seven floors that make up that iconic flagship, or you’re like me and want to pay your last respects, it is 100% worth the trip. You can go home with some really lovely pieces. If you’re a seasoned sample sale shopper, while you browse think to yourself, “Can I get this cheaper at a sample sale?” Happy Shopping!

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Nothing to be Excited About at the Tabitha Simmons Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

One question: Why is size 37 the most popular size at shoe sample sale. I’ve been noticing that recently. Even when I visited the Paul Andrew sample sale, 37 seemed to be the only thing on the menu. It’s Deja vu at the Tabitha Simmons sample sale. There wasn’t really any great styles, high prices, and mostly only size 37.

Prices were incredibly high. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday happening this week, high pricing isn’t the smartest strategy. Samples were really close to $100, and the stock only got worse from there. Everything was well over $100, with boots reaching up to $250. The jewelry pricing was insane. Some earrings went up to $300! There will be better deals later this week, and certainly better sample sales happening this week! Happy shopping!

What: Tabitha Simmons Sample Sale
When: Mon. Nov. 19th – Wed. Nov. 21, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster St. Manhattan, NY

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