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Bandage and Beads at Herve Leger and BCBG Runway Sample Sale

Herve Leger and BCBG Runway sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Rebecca Minkoff US

As I walked up Greene St. to one of the 260 sample sale location, I was preparing myself for a line around the block and an hour wait in the 90° heat. But lo and behold, there was no line and barely any people inside. For such a hyped sale, this emptiness was a welcome surprise, but was foreshadowing for the steep prices. I ,personally, am a fan of the Herve Leger dresses, but know that finding the perfect venue for these bandage dresses can be tricky. You can’t wear them to weddings or any other formal affair and they are generally too much for a night out. So despite all the colors and shapes, the $200 price tag seems too high. But the last Herve Leger sample sale did have lower prices and saw price reductions within two days.

The sale also featured pieces from BCBG runway which were beautiful and less expensive. Both brands had dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets, and furs represented at the sale. The BCBG dresses and tops were very summery and would have to be put away until 2019.

We rated the Herve Leger and BCBG runway sample sale an 8 out of 10 for the beautiful inventory and steep prices.

What: Herve Leger and BCBG runway sample sale at 260.
When: Tue. Sep. 4 – Sun. Sep. 9, 2018
Where: 150 Greene Street, New York, NY

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Fashion Karolina Zmarlak Khirma New York Meredith Marks Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Convertible and Reversible fun at the Karolina Zmarlak

Karolina Zmarlak sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

We stopped by the Karolina Mzarlak studio today to check out Karolina Zmarlak, Khirma New York, and Meredith Marks sample sale. With the three brands present, there was plenty of inventory to choose from. From apparel to handbags to furs. The handbags were beautiful ranging from large leather purses to Swarovski crystal encrusted clutches. The ready-to-wear was equally stunning with plenty of pieces for every palette. What particularly stuck out to me was the convertible and reversible items. Many of the clothing options were able to be worn both inside-out and backwards. There were also pieces were the longer sleeve could be fastened into a bow on the back or draped over the shoulder. The clothes could be transformed to satisfy even the wildest imagination.

We rated the sale a 6 out of 10 because of the inventive pieces and the steep prices. While it was reported that the pieces were 75% off, they were still too high for this shopper. But if the prices are no deterrent, make sure to RSVP by emailing, rsvp@karolinazmarlak.com, before stopping by!

Rebecca Minkoff US

What:  Karolina Zmarlak, Khirma New York and Meredith Marks sample sale
When: Tue. Aug. 28 – Thu. Aug. 30, 2018
Where: 146 West 29th Street, 4RE, New York, NY

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Carven Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Cravin’ Some Carven Sample Sale

Carven Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Labor Day Sale Early Access! Receive 30-75% off sitewide with code TAKE30 at LastCall.com. Offer Valid 8/28.

Carven is a brand we all love, so when the Carven sample sale showed up on our feed, we jumped! We had to travel all the way to the west side, beyond the subway, for this one. So, the stakes were high! The room was fairly small but jammed packed with clothing, shoes, and accessories. The Carven sample sale featured both men’s and women’s clothing, however there was no formal changing room. Everything was strikingly beautiful. From coats to dresses, we were impressed. You can shop very simple, elegant pieces to embellished and funky accent pieces. You can definitely shop for any occasion at the Carven sample sale.

We rated the Carven sample sale a 7 out of 10. Carven lost points at pricing. Yes, all the pieces were stunning, but the prices were still just so high. It was a also very confusing. Women’s items were as marked. Items that had prices written on the tag were considered samples. Apparently, these are already marked down $70. Items with the the price written on a colored round sticker are regular stock items. Everything was mixed together, so you didn’t know what you were getting yourself into. Men’s items were pretty confusing as well. They had a price list, but that didn’t match what was on the tags. Word of advice, ask a sales associate for accurate pricing.

If you’re down to splurge, the Carven sample sale is worth the visit. Happy shopping!

What: Carven Sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 28 – Thur. Aug. 30, 2018
Where: 530 W 25th St. Suite 603 New York, NY

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Prepping for Next Year’s Summer Bod? Visit the Gottex Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Labor Day Sale Early Access! Receive 30-75% off sitewide with code TAKE30 at LastCall.com. Offer Valid 8/28.

I hate to be the one to break it to you ladies and gentlemen, but summer is officially almost over. Que the violins. Just because sweater weather is on the horizon, doesn’t mean that we start to slack off! Next summer is only a mere 9 months away, get started now on that bikini bod! Find motivation to get fit at the Gottex sample sale. They have plenty of workout gear to get you started looking fab!

The Gottex sample sale also had amazing prices. Nothing was above $20. However, beware of their strict cash only policy. The Gottex sample sale was nicely stocked, and our sources say they will be restocking. The staff was also very sweet and attentive. Next time you’re in midtown stop by the Gottex sample sale. We’ll be looking out for the fitinspo Instagram pics. Happy shopping!

What: Gottex Sample Sale
When: Mon. Aug 27 – Thur. Aug. 30, 2018
Where: 230 W 39th St. Suite 900 New York, NY

 

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Fashion Michelle Waugh Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Winter is Coming at the Michelle Waugh Sample Sale

Michelle Waugh sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Even though it is currently over 85º in New York City, fall and winter are just around the corner. To help us all prepare, we stopped by the Michelle Waugh sample sale. The sale was held at their NYC showroom and featured a rack of discounted coats and blazers. Their pieces are all 100% cashmere and would be perfect for when the temperature finally drops. The staff was extremely helpful and discussed some of the pieces and explained their features.

We rated this sale a 5 out of 10 because while the selection of coats and outerwear was beautiful, there was something to be desired price wise. The least expensive piece that I could find was a $330 coat, which is a steep price for a cashmere coat that can’t be worn in sleet or snow.

Let us know if you’ll be stopping by the Michelle Waugh sample sale in the comments below!

What: Michelle Waugh sample sale
When: Mon. Aug. 27 – Thu. Aug. 30
Where: 1133 Broadway, Suite 710, New York, NY

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Fashion Mascioni Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review

Give Your House a Makeover for a Change at the Mascioni Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

We spend the day shopping for ourselves and neglect other responsibilities like our home. Well, the Mascioni sample sale takes care of that. Mascioni is known for their linen and towels. You can find Mascioni bedding in major hotels around the world. Talk about a vacation at home! Now your home can be as chic as you!

This is the first time we’ve heard of a Mascioni sample sale. The space was tiny and everything was packed away in cardboard boxes. You actually had to ask a sales associate to retrieve an item. That is so uncomfortable. If you’re one of those shoppers that wants to look at everything before you make your final decision, this may be a really awkward sale for you. Prices were good. You can scoop up a king set for $150 – $200.  However, we think it’s worth checking out if you can take out 20 minuets of your day. Happy shopping!

What: Mascioni Sample Sale
When: Mon. Aug. 27 – Fri. Aug. 31
Where: 254 5th Ave. New York, NY

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Misha Nonoo Sample Sale is Definitely a NoNo

misha nonoo sample sale ny

ASOS.com USA

We were greatly disappointed by the Misha Nonoo sample sale. While we love the brand itself and the current collection, overpriced ancient samples is not precisely what we were expecting. Items were ooollldddd and looked extremely dated, and prices were only 50% off retail! That’s not sample sale pricing.

If you care about saving time and money and aren’t obsessed with every single Misha Nonoo style, this one is a pass. Stay home and save your money for some of the great sales that are coming up.

What: Misha Nonoo sample sale
Where: 251 Elizabeth St, NY, NY
When: Aug 33 – Sun Aug 26, 2018

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review Solid & Striped

Summer Forever at the Solid & Striped Sample Sale

Solid & Striped sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

The quantity and variety of styles at the Solid and Striped sample sale made us wish summer would never end. Held in the NYC HQ on 20th between 10th and 11th (it was a trek), the sale featured both men’s and women’s apparel and swimwear. Compared to their usual selling price, the merchandise at the sample sale was a bargain! A one-piece that was selling for $158 online was $48 at the sale. The swimwear was all very current and would be perfect for that labor day trip to the Hamptons. From bright neons and girly gingham to more muted navies, the bathing suit styles could match any palette.

The one drawback was the sizing. While the sample sale did have sizes from XS-L, even the most generous large was teeny. For those who aren’t a size 0 (myself included), it may be difficult to find the best fitting styles at the sale. Due to the beautiful and stylish pieces and their prices, we rated the Solid and Striped sample sale a 6 out of 10. If you’re still feeling summer and are planning on attending this sale, make sure to RSVP by emailing rsvp@solidandstriped.com

What: Solid & Striped sample sale
When: Tue. Aug. 21 – Thu. Aug. 23, 2018
Where: 529 West 20th Street, Suite 7E, New York, NY

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Backpack Bonanza at the Herschel sample sale

Herschel brand sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

As a loyal fan of the Herschel brand, I was over the moon ecstatic to be able to cover the Herschel sample sale 2018! The sample sale was run by 260 sample sales in Soho. After watching the 260 Instagram story, I was expecting the line to be around the block and would take almost an hour to get in. Thankfully that wasn’t the case and I only needed to wait around 5 minutes. The Herschel sale had raincoats, fleeces, luggage, wallets, hats, fanny packs, Ipad cases, and of course, their signature backpacks. As someone who has had the same Herschel backpack for the past 6 years without any signs of wear or tear, I was excited to see the options. There were about five different styles for the larger size backpacks, with an emphasis on darker colors. The sale had many different sizes of backpacks, but they were all grouped together and it was hard to differentiate between sizes. What was surprising was the pricing of the backpacks. The larger backpacks cost the same as the mini-backpacks, which made the mini bags not worth the $34.99.

We rated the Herschel sample sale a 7 out of 10 because of the well-stocked inventory. Let us know what you thought about the sale in the comments below!

What: Herschel Brand sample sale
When: Tue. Aug. 21 – Sun. Aug. 26, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster Street, New York, NY

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Fashion JSong JSong Vintage Archive Sale Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

One of a Kind Pieces at the JSong Vintage Archive sale

JSong Vintage Archive sale

By Melanie Capruso

The JSong Vintage Archive sample sale featured a mixture of ready-to-wear and one-of-a-kind pieces. The sample sale was housed in their NYC HQ in the middle of the garment district. The inventory was arranged on racks by price, which made it easy shop. The detailing on the clothes were spectacular and not like anything else I’ve seen sold in other stores. The pieces were made with a fabulous attention to detail! As the majority of the pieces were samples, the sizes were smaller and there were only one or two pieces by style. What really made the JSong Vintage Archive sale stand out was the attentive staff. From the minute I walked in they were ready to help me with anything I needed!

We gave the JSong Vintage Archive sale a 6 out of 10 due to beautiful inventory and the incredible staff. Make sure to check out this sale before it ends!

What: JSong Vintage Archive sale
When: Mon. Aug. 20 – Wed. Aug. 22, 2018
Where: 149B West 36th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY

 

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