Sample sales are a great way to discover new brands. This week, discover the Dr. Denim sample sale. Dr. Denim is a well established Scandinavian brand that is just starting to make it’s way to the U.S. Currently, you can find Dr. Denim on sale at Nordstrom and Revolve. Before they expand even more in the U.S., check out what’s going on at their sample sale.
In addition to an abundance of denim pants, you can also shop tops, bottoms, dresses, and accessories. The quality of the denim was great! Their jeans had excellent cuts and fit really well. Their non-denim clothing was also super cute! The showroom was small, but it was still nice. Additionally, the staff was also very sweet! Sizes were on the smaller side. We only found jeans between 26 and 31. Checkout the Dr. Denim sample sale, and maybe you’ll start a new trend in your squad. Happy shopping!
Let’s be honest, none of us can really afford an Equinox membership, let alone shop at their store. Well, there is an exception to every rule. The Equinox sample sale is back at 260 Sample Sale. You can choose from an array of men’s and women’s athleisure. The Equinox sample sale included tops, leggings, sweatpants, outerwear, underwear, sport bras, and accessories starting at 50% off. The best deal was on the sport bras. You can steal good quality sport bras for pretty cheap. We even found one for $21! Sport bras also had the largest size variety, considering most of the clothing ran on the smaller size.
We rated the Equinox sample sale a 6 out of 10. It was pouring out this Tuesday, and although I’ve personally seen the store much busier, the 260 staff still kept a small line outside. That is just plain wrong to do that in today’s monsoon! They had some really nice and cozy items from many popular brands. You will definitely be the best dressed on a budget at your next fitness class. They also had some exercise equipment! On the other hand, the sizing ran mostly on the smaller size. The discount could have been a bit higher as well. Our sources told us that 260 will be restocking this week. Let’s also hope for price reductions as well. Happy shopping!
Walking into Clothingline’s Roberto Cavalli sample sale made me feel like I was on set at Animal Planet. Wow! Is the only way I can describe it. (I don’t mean that in a good way.) The clothing was absolutely horrendous! Gowns were lined up against the wall with bright colors, intense beading, and crazy patterns. The racks in the center contained more dresses with beading and beaded fringe. We also found a variety of snakeskin clothing. Vests, dresses, jackets, and skirts contained this reptilian print. We understand animal print is coming back this fall, but I don’t think you really want a snakeskin fringe jacket with matching skirt.
Men’s was no picnic either. The animal theme continued. We now step into the southern Sahara desert to find a men’s suit with lion heads printed on the jacket and pants. You can also shop tops and bottoms of various bright colors, animal prints, and rhinestones among others. Men are actually in better shape at the Roberto Cavalli sale. Men can score undershirts and briefs in all sizes for $15. Additionally, men can pick up leather dress shoes and sneakers for $149.
We rated the Roberto Cavalli sample sale a 3 out of 10. Honestly, the sale lost the majority of its points because of the hideous clothing. Major deductions also came from the pricing. All items were 85% off the MSRP. However, prices were mostly still in the $1,000 range. We didn’t find any women’s items for less than $500. Unless you want to grab some men’s shoes or baics, the Roberto Cavalli sample sale is a hard pass. Stay home on this rainy Tuesday, and save your money for another time. Happy shopping!
This post is dedicated to all the snakes that gave their lives to make this awful sample sale possible… RIP
What: Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale
When: Tue. Sep. 25 – Thu. Sep. 27, 2018
Where: 261 West 36th St, 2nd Fl, New York, NY
As someone who basically wears jeans at any and all opportunities, I was excited to stop by the 3 x 1 sample sale today. Before heading over, I had to RSVP for the sale by email. Even though I emailed the night before, I never received a response and just had my fingers crossed that I was good to go. Thankfully, all I needed was an ID to get into the building and head upstairs to the sale.
The showroom while small, had plenty of merchandise to shop. The product, a mix of jeans, shirts, and jumpsuits and dresses was organized by size on racks and by style in boxes. The pieces each had a sticker which marked the price. Prices were $25, $50, $75, $100 with a majority of the denim $50 – $100. These are definitely major discounts from the original selling prices, which are around $235, but the jeans were not cheap. Due to the amount of inventory, the helpful organization, and the steep prices we gave the sale a 6 out of 10. If you’re interested in stopping by, make sure to RSVP by sending an email to wholesale@3×1.us, AND bring your ID to get into the building!
What: 3 x 1 Sample sale
When: Mon. Sep. 24 – Wed. Sep. 26, 2018
Where: 401 Broadway, Suite 1412, New York, NY
I have a confession to make: I don’t quite get all the fanfare over Diptyque and their products. Sure, they smell nice and come in chic bottles, but their prices are crazy high. I just can’t fathom spending over $35 on something that will not last. Which is why I was excited to stop by the Diptyque sample sale held at Century 21 to see if I could grab a candle at a more reasonable price. The sale opened at 8 a.m, and already at 8:33 a.m., we were receiving information that the there was almost no merchandise left and that the line was around the block. When I stopped by around 12 p.m., there was not much left. While there was a limit of 10 candles per customer, there was mostly Christmas sets and a few bottles of perfume left. There are still two more days left for the sale, but I’m not sure if there will be enough merchandise for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Due to the still high prices and the low inventory we gave the Diptyque sample sale a 6 out of 10. It seems doubtful that there will be price reductions as the merchandise was moving quickly. There were also people at the sale who were obvious resellers. Besides letting them check out 10 items at a time, they weren’t doing much to stop them.
Since everyone and their mother flocked to the LXR and Co sample sale, The Line sample sale had… no line. The Line had absolutely beautiful pieces from various designers. You can shop from Calvin Klein to Dolce & Gabbana. If you were a big Protagonist fan, then you were in luck. Protagonist filled the racks. You can also shop home, accessories, books, and shoes.
We rated The Line sample sale a 7.5 out of 10. The selection was magnificent and the space wasn’t that crowded. Prices were a bit high, but with good markdowns from 70% – 75%. The Line sample sale scored most of their points in the fantastic selection of merchandise. Opening day of The Line sample sale was the same day that NYC got hurricane Florance rain. The 260 staff had the nerve to kick people out in the pouring rain. Shoppers just wanted to wait a little bit until it passed. The 260 staff, instead of asking everyone nicely to not block the door, decided to yell at everyone to leave because they have umbrellas. In that monsoon, an umbrella will not help much. However, as usual, that’s 260 being their usual rude selves. Happy shopping!
What: The Line Sample Sale
When: Tue. Sep. 18 – Sun. Sep. 23
Where: 150 Greene St.
The days are getting shorter, colder, and right before you know it, there will be snow on the ground. Visit the Sferra sample sale to get your bedroom set up for all those chilly days in bed watching Netflix. Sferra has high-quality, Italian linen that’ll make any bed cozy. Their style is more classic and simple. This will match perfectly in any minimalist’s home.
Prices were a bit high at the Sferra sample sale but fair for luxury linen. Bed sheets were between $100 – $350, duvet covers were around $115 – $365, decorative pillows are $75, robes are $30 – $50, and towels are between $5 and $40. To add a nice touch, there was a representative from Sferra present at the sale to answer any questions shoppers may have. Chelsea Market really knows how to put on a sale! They say you spend a third of your life sleeping, why not do it in luxury. Happy shopping!
What: Sferra Sample Sale
When: Wed. Sep. 19 – Sun. Sep. 23
Where: Chelsea Market. 75 9th Ave. New York, NY
Today we stopped by the Karen Miller sample sale at Clothingline. When I first walked in I was immediately impressed! There was plenty of merchandise, which was organized by size. While most of the inventory was quite summery, there was plenty of pants, skirts, and tops which could make the transition from late summer to fall and winter. I did notice some minor damages on a few white dresses, but there were other pieces of the same style.
It was only when I started looking at the more specialty pieces that I started to notice some discrepancies in prices. I had found this beautiful (faux) fur vest that was the last one. While all the signs said that outerwear was $150, the original sales tag from Bloomingdales showed the last selling price of the jacket was $124.99. Okay, so I thought it must have been a mistake. So I found someone who worked at Clothingline and asked them to let me know how much the item would cost, the tag price or the sign price. To my shock, I was told that the vest would be $150 despite to tag price. I understand that for the ease of selling the merchandise, all styles are generally the same price, but for them to sell a piece for $26 more than it was being sold before is insane.
We rated the Karen Millen sample sale at Clothingline an 8 out of 10. While generally the sale seemed to have great deals and plenty of inventory, the discrepancy in prices was ridiculous.
What: Karen Millen Sample sale at Clothingline
When: Thu. Sep. 20 – Sat. Sep. 22
Where: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, NY, NY
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The Rodarte sample sale surprisingly had no line to get inside this time around. Runway styles were marked as priced from $500 – $3,000. Fur jackets and beaded pieces were $2,000 and up. There was a very limited selection for shoes. All shoes were $500, with the exception of one pair of size 8.5 w Superga x Rodarte sneakers for only $75.
One bargain bin was filled with $20 bright-colored tees, while standard colored tees (white, black, navy, grey, pink) were $65. Fan favorite sweatshirts are $80. Sweatpants and hoodies are $90. Tank tops are $45. There was separate tables for pants, knits and accessories, which were all price as marked. Studded belts in black or white were $375. Jeans are $50. We spotted one large gray Coach x Rodarte purse going for $500. Considering that this collaboration is over, this is a hard to find pieces like these. You can also choose from an array of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and brooches. All were marked with a red sticker at $50. There was one pair of teal Oliver peoples x Rodarte for $100. In all, you can find some great deals if you take the time to look through each piece. One lucky shopper snagged the only $7 lingerie top from the ready to wear rack!
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There isn’t much to say about the Aysha sample sale, considering only TWO racks were on sale in the entire store! The selection from those two racks was horrendous. The dresses were very matronly, or reminded you of something the mother of the bride would wear. Dressed were priced at $50 and the jewelry was over $100. That is fair pricing for that brand. On the positive side, there was no line. That should make up for the fact that the elevator took a lifetime to get you to the sale. Word of advice, skip the Aysha sale. Happy shopping!
What: Aysha Sample Sale
When: Mon. Sept. 17 – Tue. Sept. 18, 2018
Where: 109 W 38th Street, Suite 301, NY, NY