We already had our first snow and it’s only November! Gear up for for the cold at the Wooden Ships sample sale. Here you can stock up on cozy sweaters on the cheap! The Wooden Ships sample sale was tough to find. There were no signs indicating where the sale was located. Once you found it, you were in a small, hot office with a few bins and racks. If you can get past all that, get ready to score some cure sweaters for almost nothing!
Prices were excellent at the Wooden Ships sample sale. Their sweaters usually retail for over $100. In the sale, they were no more than $25. There was even an entire bin for $10. You can’t go wrong by stopping by this sale, especially if you’re in need of cozy, cute sweaters. It’s the perfect combination of style and comfort. Happy shopping!
What: Wooden Ships Sample Sale
When: Mon. Nov. 19 – Wed. Nov. 21, 2018 Where: 305 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1101, Floor 11, NY, NY
Clothingline is hosting the Halston Heritage sample sale for a few days just before Thanksgiving. You would be crazy not to attend this sale! Merchandise was amazing and the prices were even better. Halston is an iconic brand that was in it’s prime in the 1970s. Then it came back in the spotlight when Sarah Jessica Parker wore a Halston dress in Sex and The City. Who can really resist Carrie Bradshaw fever?!
There was plenty of beautiful pieces at the Halston Heritage sample sale. Dresses which retail for around $500 – $600, but at the sale, you can buy both evening and cocktail dresses for under $100. Shoes and handbags were on sale for $20 – $30. The selection was a little less for bags, but you can still find some staple pieces. We know Black Friday and Cyber Monday is coming up, but this sale is definitely worth a visit! Happy shopping and happy Thanksgiving!
What: Halston Heritage Sample Sale
Where: 261 W 36th St. 2nd Fl. Manhattan, NY
When: Sun. Nov. 18 – Wed. Nov 21, 2018
We got a sneak peek of the Teri Jon sample today. The sale officially opening Sunday to the public, opened it’s doors today for friends and family and Shopdrop VIPs. If you have a wedding or special event coming up and are in need of a more conservative outfit, then look no farther. The Teri Jon sample sale has a mix of cocktail dresses and evening gowns, but mostly cocktail.
Prices were incredible. You can grab a sample evening gown for only $125! If a stock gown fancied you, $250 isn’t bad either. You can choose from samples, clearance, and stock. Something different than the usual sample sale! Stop by the Teri Jon sample sale before it’s gone.
What: Teri Jon Sample Sale
When: Thur. Nov. 15, Sun. Nov 18 – Mon. Nov 19, 2018
Where: 241 W 37th St, 2nd Fl, Manhattan, NY
Shopdrop VIP shoppers got a sneak peek at the Cushine Et Oches sample sale before it opens to the public on Thursday. Cushine is a brand that radiates modern elegance and style. Perfect for today’s New York woman. The showroom was filled with samples and regular stock. There were about 3 – 4 racks of samples, including a damaged rack for $75. Regular stock was 80% off, samples ranged from $75 to $250, and shoes and accessories were at 75% off.
Everything is so beautiful, but the prices are still pretty high. Although they are offering large discounts, retail prices points are so high that it carries over to the sale price. Activewear is probably the best deal. At 80% off you can work out in sexy Cushine activewear for cheap! This sale is a splurge sale no doubt. If you’re able to splurge, we totally recommend it. Happy shopping!
What: Cushine Et Oches
When: Thur. Nov. 15 – Fri. Nov. 16, 2018
Where: 251 West 39th St, 8th Fl, Manhattan, NY
The Yigal Azrouel sample sale comes around a few times a year and showcases some of their dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets, older samples, and their famous scarves for sales. The sale is pretty uniform every time it comes around. Yigal Azrouel retails for over $300. Regular stock started at $99 and Cut25/YYigal line started at $25. Although prices were decent, the discount was large.
We rated the Yigal Azrouel sample sale a 7 out of 10. It wasn’t bad, but nothing stood out. Ever since they moved from their private office to a WeWork, the sale has been one day only in the WeWork common space. Prices have stayed the same for the most part. Yigal does have some beautiful pieces. I did notice some repeated pieces from previous sales. If you’re a huge fan of the brand this sale totally excites you. Other than that, pass by if you have the time. Happy shopping!
What: Yigal Arouzel Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 13, 2018
Where: 500 7th Ave. 8th floor Manhattan, NY
For the first time in a long time, I had a good experience at a 260 sample sale. Three brands took over the Wooster Street location. The Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot sample sale had no lines to get in, the staff was actually nice, and the shopping experience was pleasant overall. I’m in just as much shock as you are. The space and pricing were organized by brand, so I’ll do that here as well.
That’s the first brand you see after you check in your things. Prices were below $100 and the merchandise was SO cute! However, I am slightly biased because I love Equipment. You can shop from a variety of tops, bottoms and PJ sets for both winter and summer. Most of the merch is from spring/summer, but you can also find some cozy winter sweaters. The Equipment section was very wrinkled, and some of the merchandise had safety pins on it.
Joie is up next taking up the left side of the room and downstairs. Prices started at $10 for camisoles and went up to $200 for suede, leather, and fur jackets. Joie had mostly spring/summer items. You can stock up on shorts and tees. They even had a rack of one and two-piece bathing suits in this beautiful blue and white pattern. There were also a ton of denim and dresses to choose from. As for fall/winter items, you could browse through a few sweaters and dresses. Shoes were downstairs. This was very limited as they only had what was out and most of the merchandise was a size 37. There was a very small section for 39 and 40.
The smallest section goes to Current/Elliot. However, denim and pants ruled this section. If you’re looking for jeans, go to Current/Elliot, don’t pass go, don’t collect $200. Prices ranged from $10 – $200. They also had a pretty large selection of long sleeve flannels and button downs, shorts, and long denim skirts.
Overall we gave the Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot sample sale an 8.5 out of 10. Although most of the merchandise was spring/summer it was all good stuff. You can also snag a few sweaters and flannels if you look. Shoes were a bit disappointing. Prices were pretty good this time around. I also didn’t leave there in a mad mood for once. We recommend you check it out to stock up on casual outfits. Happy shopping!
What: Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 13 – Sun. Nov. 18, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster Manhattan, NY
If your wardrobe consists of denim on denim on denim, then the J Brand sample sale at 260 is the stop for you! The J Brand sale features racks on racks their denim pants for guys men and women. The jeans are conveniently divided by style of pant and then within the style by color. All RTW pants are $70, which is around a 70% discount off the usual selling point of $248. The sale also has J Brand samples which are stored in bins in the back of the sales floor. All sample pants are $40 and also organized by size.
The sale also has shoes and other pieces from designer Feit. All of the shoes were downstairs and there was a wide range of sizes for most of the shoes.
We rated this sale a five out of ten because while there was a good inventory, the discounts were not enough to achieve a high rank. While $70 jeans are not too outrageous, one could get J Brand jeans at closing Lord and Taylor on 5th ave for a better deal…
What: J Brand Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 13t – Sun. Nov. 18
Where: 150 Greene Street, New York, NY
If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a deal regardless of the season. If the price is right on a beautiful wool coat in the dead heat of summer, you’ll find me storing the coat until the perfect weather. For those who look ahead, you need to stop by the LoveShackFancy sample sale happening now! LoveShackFancy has beautiful pieces that just SCREAM summer in the Hamptons. The pieces are bright and whimsical with no lack of lace and ruffles.
We gave this sale a 9 out of 10! The LoveShackFancy sample sale scored so high as the inventory was amazing and the discounts were ones that can not be passed on! For a brand that rarely hosts sales or offers significant discounts, the prices at the sample sale are perfect. Make sure to stop by the sale to mourn summer and prepare for 2019!
When: Tue. Nov. 13 – Fri. Nov. 16
Where: 210 11th Avenue, Suite 500, New York, NY
If you’re still in search of the perfect outfit for those holiday and New Year’s Eve parties, then make your way over to the Jil Sander, Brock Collection, Jonathan Simkhai, and Fleur du Mal sample sale at 260! The sale is FILLED with the perfect duds to turn your friends green with envy. The pieces were organized on racks by designer with tables of shoes in the back. Interestingly, the shoes were from See By Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and Rochas. None of the brands were advertised by 260.
While Jil Sander was the headlining designer of this sale, the real gems were from Fleur du Mal and Jonathan Simkhai. The pieces by both brands were beautiful in both style and quality. We gave this sale a 7 out of 10 because of the beautiful inventory and the decent discounts. The rating could have been higher, but 260 was lining people out in the cold even though the sales floor was not full by any means.
What: Jil Sander, Brock Collection, Jonathan Simkhai, and Fleur du Mal sample sale
When: Mon. Nov. 12 – Sat. Nov. 17
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY
With NYE right around the corner, you need to start thinking about outfit choices. The Retrofete sample sale is the perfect place to get some inspo since they are known or their fun, glittery style. Shop for the perfect cocktail dress. Many of the dresses had some type of glitter or sequin element to it, so it’s the ideal opportunity to stand out at your NYE party. The Retrofete had an extensive range of sizes, but not a large selection to choose from. You can look through about five racks and defiantly find a lot of repeats.
The staff was lovely and there was no line to get inside. Prices ranged from $50 – $200. So there are definitely options depending on your budget. Retrofete is also an up and coming brand, so you may just be on the cusp of something new. Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions and try something different. Maybe your outfit making you the center of attention may land you that midnight kiss. xoxo Happy shopping!