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Channel You’re Inner Olsen Twin at the Elizabeth and James Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

As always, Chelsea Market never disappoints. The Elizabeth and James sample sale is back once more this year. They first came to us not too long ago, in May. Perhaps, September is too early to have another sale. Don’t get us wrong, the sale wasn’t terrible, but the previous was better. The Elizabeth and James sample sale was definitely well-rounded. You can shop tops, bottoms, denim, jackets, and dresses. The sale lacked in breadth. There wasn’t a giant selection for each category. The brand clearly didn’t have enough merchandise to fill the large Chelsea Market space, because half the store was filled with various men’s wear.

We gave the Elizabeth and James sample sale a 7 out of 10. What they had was great, but they could of had more to choose from. Prices were slightly high on the men’s and Elizabeth James items. When attending a Chelsea Market Sale, you have to brave the Chelsea Market crowds. But, they were doing a great job on crowd control. The room was filled, but you didn’t feel overwhelmed. We definitely recommend you stop by and take a look at the Elizabeth and James sample sale. And some advice to the brand: wait just a little longer in between sales. Happy shopping!

What: Elizabeth and James Sample Sale
When: Fri. Sept. 14 – Sun. Sept. 16, 2018
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave. New York, NY

 

 

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Prep for the Holiday Season at the Shape Sample Sale

Shape Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Halloween candy, Thanksgiving dinner, and December holiday dinner are all coming up. Get inspired to get in shape at the Shape sample sale. (Pun intended).  We believe if you have a cute gym outfit you will be more motivated to work out. There was plenty to work with at the Shape sample sale. You can shop from sneakers, tops, bottoms, and outerwear.

Luckily this sale had no line. There was also plenty of merchandise to choose from. The staff couldn’t be friendlier. You can find everything for no more than $20. We will be looking out for your fitinspo pictures on instagram. Happy shopping!

What: Shape Sample Sale
When: Thur. Sept. 13 – Fri. Sept. 14, 2018
Where: 1407 Broadway, Suite 3402, New York, NY

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Classy and Funky Pieces at the MB Sample Sale for Men.

By Melanie Capruso

Today we braved the potential thunderstorms to stop by Clothingline’s MB Sample sale for Men. The sale featured different designers like Prada, Versace, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabana, Roberto Cavalli, and Tod’s. The largest selection was in shoes. There were four different tables all featuring shoes in different sizes. The shoes was a mix of your classic, standard loafers and dress shoes with some WILD animal print high top sneakers and blue Prada sandals (check out the pictures below, the shoes need to be seen…). Also, if you don’t see one in your size, check below the table as there is more. In the back of the sale there were a mix of different shirts. There were Roberto Cavalli polos and graphic tees and boxes upon boxes of Versace dress shirts all $35. 

We rated this sale a 6 out of 10 because while it was empty of people and full of pieces, the prices were still pretty high for all the shoes.

What: MB Sample Sale for Men at Clothing line
When: Wed. Sep. 12 – Fri. Sep. 14, 2018
Where: 261 West 36th St., 2nd Fl, New York, NY

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Cosabella Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Shop from the Inside-Out at the Cosabella Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

You spend your life shopping for clothes, shoes, and accessories, but you have to think about getting something to go under all that. Think no further than the Cosabella sample sale, where you can find all your casual undergarment needs. You can shop for bras, underwear, and camisoles. But of course, what’s a sample sale with out shopping for things that everyone can see. At the Cosabell sample sale, you can also find bathing suit, PJ’s, robes, and more.

We rated the Cosabella sample sale an 8 out of 10. Everything was between $5 and $35. There were 7 racks full of clothing and numerous bins. They could have had more variety in sizing, with most items being a medium. On our way out, they gave us a water bottle. How cute is that?! Happy shopping!

What: Cosabella Sample Sale
When: Fri. Sep. 7 – Sun. Sep. 9, 2018
Where: 220 Lafayette St, New York, NY

 

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Fashion Paragon Sports Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Massive amounts of Merchandise at the Paragon Sports Warehouse sale.

Paragon Sports Warehouse Sale

By Melanie Capruso

We stopped by the Paragon Sports Warehouse sale today. If you’re into sports or working out, then this sale is for you! The sale is held in a giant room in the back of the Paragon store. There were countless members of the Paragon staff working the sale and maintain the order. While the room was PACKED with merchandise, it was mostly for men. The women’s section was relegated the one side and was all packed onto one wall. The wall had tops, sweaters, and sports bras hanging from the top rack and pants, leggings, and shorts on the lower rack. This system was slightly difficult to shop as everyone was crowded around one wall. The sale also featured backpacks, shoes, and various sports equipment – one section was purely for skis and snowboards!

We rated this sale a 5 out of 10 because the price reductions were minimal and most of the brands could be found on sale in a local footlocker. There were a few big ticket items, such as Bogner ski jackets and one (!) mens Canada Goose coat, but the brands were mostly New Balance and Adidas.

What: Paragon Sports Warehouse sale
When: Wed. Sep. 5 – Thu. Sep. 20, 2018 
Where: 867 Broadway, New York, NY

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Fashion Pono by Joan Goodman Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Pono by Joan Goodman: A User Reviewed Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

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We’ve mentioned before how much we love our users. Today we had yet another user volunteer to send us intel on a sample sale. User, @savionron, reported from the inside of the Pono by Joan Goodman sample sale.

According to our lovely user, the Pono by Joan Goodman sale was very good. The designer herself was there shopping with the public. The jewelry was was beautiful, well priced, and all made in Italy.

PSA: If you’d like to share any photos with us, please feel free to DM us on Instagram. We will of course give you credit for them, or you can remain anonymous if you choose. This includes feedback on sales as well. We love hearing from you!

What: Pono by Joan Goodman Sample Sale
When: Tue. Sept. 4 – Fri. Sept. 7, 2018
Where: 224 West 30th Street, Suite 304, New York, New York

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Fashion Joomi Lim Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

A Peak at the Joomi Lim Sample Sale

Joomi Lim Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

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Before we share the details about the Joomi Lim sample sale, we’d like to take a ShopDrop user appreciation moment. One of our lovely users volunteered to send us pictures from Joomi Lim. Our user, @ninastyleesh, said, “[Joomi Lim jewelry] is very understated, but edgy.”

The Joomi Lim sample sale featured jewelry and phone accessories.

PSA: If you’d like to share any photos with us, please feel free to DM us on Instagram. We will of course give you credit for them, or you can remain anonymous if you choose. We love hearing from you!

What: Joomi Lim Sample Sale
When: Wed. Sept. 5 – Fri. Sept. 7, 2018
Where: 209 West 38th Street, Studio 704, New York, NY

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A Quick Look at the Clothingline Blowout Sale

Clothingline Blowout Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

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Clothingline Sample Sales has their own leftover merch from all the sample sales they run. So, they mix it all together and turn it into the one day Clothingline Blowout sale. We arrived at 10:30 a.m., to the sale that opened at 10:00 a.m., and there was a line down the block. Clothingline is known for not having the best sales. What can people really be standing in line for? Well, they had a few key sales (ex. Theory/Helmut Lang) and then priced that leftover merchandise extremely low. We did an Instagram poll, and most of our users agreed that line was a waste of time.

Thank you to one of our users for reporting from the inside.

What: Clothing Line Blowout Sale
When: Wed. Sept. 5, 2018
Where: 261 W 36th St. 2nd. Fl. New York, NY

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Butter Shoes Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

We Have Mixed Feelings from the Butter Shoes Sample Sale

Butter Shoes Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 
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The Butter shoe sample sale was… okay, I guess. There was debate on how current merchandise was and on pricing. Their samples were from the current season and regular stock was taken from last year. Most of the items in the store were samples and a U.S. women’s size 7. We had the pleasure of meeting a loyal ShopDrop shopper. She told us that prices really could have been lower. She also noticed seeing the same merchandise for 3 years now.  So when are the samples and sock from again?

We rated the the Butter shoe sample sale a 5 out of 10. Like we said, mixed feelings. In addition to the mystery merch., we were a bit sketched out on pricing. So we tried on a pair of booties, and the sales associate told us it was $50.  At check out the shoes were all of the sudden $75. Um what… How do your workers not know pricing. The check out girl wouldn’t even budge on pricing. We won’t be going back, but you can decide for yourself. Happy shopping!

PSA: We loved running into a ShopDrop user! If you see us, please come and say hi. We would love to meet you.

What: Butter Shoes Sample Sale
When: Wed. Sept. 5 – Fri. Sept. 7, 2018
Where: 130 West 57th Street, Suite 1E, New York, NY

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Fashion Lauren Checchi Maison De Papillon Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Uncategorized

Two for One: Inside the Masion De Papillon and Lauren Checchi Sample Sales

By: Cristina Martin

Two sample sales in one space! The Masion De Papillon sample sale kindly shared their space and included the Lauren Checchi sample sale.

The Masion De Papillon sample sale featured their clothing collection along with handbags form Khirma New York. Khrima New York had their new and classic collection on display. You can shop totes, handbags, and evening bags from Khirma New York. Her bags were made from fabulous materials, but still pretty pricey. The discount was large, one bag went from $1,090 to $400, but for a sample sale that’s not a huge name is still expensive. The same bag was offered in white for $150 because it was scuffed. Masion De Papillon featured 100% silk shirts, cashmere pieces, and leather pants. Everything was beautiful and very soft! Silk shirts were $25 – $50 and cashmere and leather ranged from $100 – $300. Still very expensive for a sample sale.

Lauren Checchi’s strengths lie in color! All her bags come in exquisite colors, inside and out. Some of her bags will have will have one color outside and a complementary color inside. Lauren Checchi had purses in all sizes. She even had a super chic laptop bag with smaller pockets inside. If you’re looking to accessorize, you can also pick up card holders and key chains. (Even the puff key chains!) Lauren Checchi used a price list instead of individually pricing items. That’s always a great help!

We rated both sales a 6 out of 10. The merchendise was really great – beautiful and high quality, but they lost points on pricing. We understand the markdown is high, but most sample sale shoppers won’t pay those prices for a non-high ticket item. The designers for each respective brand were present at the sale. This was such a nice touch considering they gave shoppers personal attention, and they have the most knowledge on the brand. They were also all super sweet! Happy shopping!

What: Masion De Papillon Sample Sale | Lauren Checchi Sample Sale
When: Wed. Sept. 5 – Fri Sept. 7. 2018
Where: 36 W 36th St. 6th Floor New York, NY

 

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