On Saturday, my mother was in the city visiting me, so of course the first thing I did with her was check out a sample sale. We looked up sales using the map feature on the ShopDrop app, when she mentioned how much she loves Wolford, so we decided to head over to 260 Sample Sale’s Fifth Avenue location to find some tight tights.
Since it was at the end of the week, the stock was a little picked over, but there were still plenty of hosiery, teddies, and ready-to-wear options to chose from.
Personally, my favorite aspect of the sale was the jewelry; towards the back of the room, there’s a table set up with the most beautiful bejeweled chokers and necklaces. Paired with a silk nightie and some heels, and you’re on your way to looking like Bella Hadid stepping out of Tao and into a sea of photographers.
If you’re looking for a chill sale with some amazing markdowns, make sure to head over to the Wolford Sample Sale at 260 Sample Sale. Head over fast, though; the sale ends tonight (Saturday, 10/21) at 7pm!
It’s a Monday in October, which means it is prime time to check out the Reiss London sample sale taking place over on 260 Fifth Ave. The place is crowded but not overcrowded, which is good, because standing outside in the rain would have been absolutely brutal. The shelves are lined 2/3 with women’s items, and 1/3 with mens. There is a rack of jumpsuits, three racks of jackets and coats, two of dresses, two of skirts and two of tops. Sizes range from small to large.
Original price tags are on the clothes, so you know exactly what your discount is when heading to check out. A number of pieces that stood out in my mind: a white and black long jacket in Kate Middleton style (originally $540, here $275), a greyish-turquiose dress that was $420 and is now $120. There were also a few bags and belts on the side. Overall, the sale was great and I definitely recommend you check it out. As always, pricing and images below. Enjoy!
What: Reiss London sample sale
Where: 260 Fifth Ave (between 28th and 29th St)
When: Mon, Oct 9 – Sat, Oct 14
Pratesi is an Italian luxury linen retailer, with sets selling for upwards of $1,000. Their sample sale, taking place at 317 W 33rd St, is selling old stock– including sheet sets of all sizes, shams, towels, and more– at discounted prices
A disclaimer right off the bat: given the steep prices the pieces retail for, even after they’re discounted they still number in the hundreds of dollar for sets. While some things, such as small mats and hand towels, run cheaper at around $30, expect to find most products selling for at least $390. While that’s a little steep for me, personally, it’s definitely still better than $1,000– so if you’ve got a craving for luxury linens, be sure to check it out.
The sale has a very short run, and ends today; the showroom is enormous, so there’s still plenty of stock to browse through.
What: Pratesi Sample Sale
When: Today, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 317 West 33rd St
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Sleepy Jones is a luxury Pajama brand based in NYC. These offer pajamas for Men, Women and children so finding something for everyone in your family wouldn’t be a problem! The sample sale is location on 260 Fifth Ave, which is known as the Flatiron District. Once inside, I was greeted and a employee pointed me to the area where the clothes were sold. I don’t really wear pajamas , I usually just wear sweats and a hoodie but their selection was fantastic. They had an abundance of different pajama styles, great for yourself or anyone else you are looking for. Since I do wear sweats and shorts to bed most of the time, I was surprised to see a good amount stacked up in both the men’s and women’s sections. $20 dollars for the pants and sweats are a really good deal, especially since the brands retail can range from $150-350 dollars. Maybe I’ve decidedly become a pajama person?
The prices between the sections range from $10 – $70 dollars which is a bargain considering pajamas (depending on the store) usually start at $25-$35 dollars. I didn’t pick up anything yet but I do plan on going back and checking out the shorts and pants they had. I would say give it a try and go into their sale, literally nothing to loose.
It happens sometimes, there’s a sample sale that you really want to go to, but for whatever reason you’re just too busy and just can’t make it. However, there’s still a little hope that you can still snag a deal on that designer clothing.
On my way to a different sample sale in SoHo, I wasn’t paying attention and walked into what I thought was the sample sale I was planning on going to, but boy was I wrong. I ended up at what I like to call the 260 Sample Sale warehouse of past sales. There, they had the leftovers from various of their most recent sample sales, with a pretty full size run, at the price point the sample sales usually get discounted to on the last day, and what I found to be the best thing was that I was alone. This specific location that they have doesn’t get any mention on their social media nor is it even listen on their website, but it is there and a true hidden gem for those who know about it.
When I went they had pieces from Bonobos, Scotch & Soda, Brian Atwood, Ben Sherman, Maiyet, Velvet, Peuterey, Barbara Bui, Elle Sasson, Nest Candles, along with many other brands. So whether you’re a man or woman into fashion, or you’re into the home goods and accessories side of sample sales, this location is perfect for you.
Add some color to your wardrobe by shopping at the Desigual Sample Sale. With stock and sample items available at up to 65% off retail for Women’s, Men’s and Kid’s apparel, you’ll be sure to grab something for the entire family. Dresses, sweaters, bottoms, outerwear, and handbags, you name it, they have it. There were plenty of items for Women but not so much form Men and Kids. To my surprise there were a variety of “wear now” pieces merchandised in the sale which are definitely needed now that we are transitioning into Fall.
There is standard pricing on all items with no items exceeding $100 which is always a plus. You can refer to the price lists below.
Here are some cool finds that I scoped out during my visit at the sale.
Originally $129.95 now $25
Originally $114 now $25
Originally $99.95 now $15
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If you’re looking for leather bags at vegan prices, the Minor History sample sale is one you do not want to miss. Right near union square, on the 6th fl of a random office building are tables lined with the signature leather goods. Started in NY in 2015, Minor History creates bags and wallets that are simple in nature and beautiful in style. At retail items range between $45 and $250, at the sample sale prices do not exceed $65. That’s right, even the large bags and totes are a steal at $65. If you don’t want to miss an opportunity to buy some amazing goods and phenomenal prices, hit up the sale before it ends on Thursday.
As always, photos and prices posted below.
What: Minor History sample sale
When: Tue, Sept 26-Thu, Sept 28
What time: Tue-Thu 11-8
Where: 873 Broadway, Suite 610, NY, NY
The Clever Alice sample sale/pop-up shop is hard to describe in few terms; while their stock isn’t enormous, their variety is. Featuring brands such as Heartloom, Blank NYC, Cigno Nero, Art Love, and many more, the sale is the perfect place to pick up discounted pieces from this past spring and summer, and pieces for winter.
My personal favorite part about the sale were the Heartloom fur coats and vests, which retail for around $150; they’re currently on sale for $50. They’re super soft and come in a wide selection of colors and styles. There are some gorgeous Blank NYC skinny jeans– an essential for any wardrobe– between $40 and $50. Cigno Nero jackets are available in a huge array of colors, both leather and suede, starting at $120. There’s also pieces from Art Love, Sweewë, and Porto, to give you an idea of just how many options there are.
Most of the pieces are winter outerwear, though you’ll find some lighter things like Heartloom dresses priced at $35 and sheer Inizio tops priced at just $22. Sizing varies by brand; Cigno Nero has sizes ranging from small to large, while Heartloom tends to be extra small and small. There’s such a wide selection of brands to choose from that you’re sure to find something to like– and at a great discount too!
Attending the Osklen Sample Sale seriously brightened up my entire Friday morning! The creativity, variety, and insanely low prices was so refreshing. Prior to the ShopDrop app, I wasn’t too familiar with the brand. I liked the photo of the clothing on the app and thought, “well the clothing seems interesting enough” not realizing the amazing treat that I was in for!
To start off the clothing itself is insanely beautiful and creative. I felt like I was at my FIT, Fashion Design Exhibition all over again. It had the quirky, creative, and curious aspect to fashion many designers now a days seem to lack. The brand experimented a lot with knits, interesting textures like straw, and unique prints! All the new season clothing was 80% off, which encouraged me to buy their latest printed knit dress! The new Fall collection embodies the season of Autumn and has a very bohemian vibe to it which I absolutely loved!
The sale itself had a lot of variety! They had a lot of creative quiky pieces but also many basics like denim jeans,, and a lot of shoes and accessories. The sale host a wide variety of seasons from pineapple button down tie shirts to warm snuggly sweaters! FOr all my velvet lovers, there was a rack dedicated to velvet dresses, pants, skirts, and skirts! I was obsessed with all the velvet dresses that varied in color and length! Velvet is such a closet staple for the Fall. They also racks filled with basic and fun business casual apparel. The rack transitioned from black trousers to fun printed blouses and dresses which I love! For all my office workers, this sale is great to visit if you need to rack up on some new office looks! They also had a very casual section with tees, shorts, and funky windbreakers! There is seriously something at this sale for every kind of girl!
My absolute favorite part of the Osklen sale was the prices! Just to break down the price list for you:
Casual Dresses: $40, Regular Dresses $60, Blouses $35, Skirts: $30, Jumpsuits $70, Tunics: $15, Pants: $50, Jeans: $20 (but had a rack filled with $10 denim!) Leather (Jackets, bags, etc): $80, Backpacks: 50, Canvas Bags: $30, Coat: $80, Blazer: $60, Wool Jacket: $50, Ballet Flats: $30, sneakers $40, sunglasses $40, and all jewelry $15! Honestly such amazing deals, considering the retail prices to most of these items are $300-$800! 260, which is hosting the sample sale has an additional sale going on, if you buy 2 items you get 15% off and if you buy 3 $25% off! It can’t get any better than that!
Hurry and check out this sale before it ends this Sunday, September 24!
Some days, you just need to buy a glass of wine. Other days, you just need to buy glasses for said wine. Wednesday was one of those days, so I decided to upgrade my apartment by going to the Riedel & Sferra sample sale in Chelsea Market.
The sale is a little tricky to find; its right off of the food court that has Li-Lac chocolates. If you get lost, chances are there is a friendly security guard who will point you in the right direction, as much as New Yorkers hate asking for directions.
The space was a little crowded when I walked in, but where there is a crowd, there’s amazing discounts nearby. Half the store was lined with luxury glass wears Riedel is known for; the set up was so impeccable, I kept my distance in fear of knocking over 100 wine glasses with my backpack. There were a lot of items that I wish I could find use for; decanters, wine flight sets, votives, vases, glass ice buckets, so essentially everything on a pinterest-bride’s dream registry. However, there was also plenty of great deals on more mundane, everyday stuff. Four wine glasses for $20? Yes, please!
The items don’t just stop at the kitchen; the other side of the store is dedicated to the soft, Italian bed linens of Sferra. Packages of every type of sheet were nestled in boxes like vinyl records, any and all sheet sizes available. Down duvet inserts are in the back of the room, with bath mats, towels, washcloths, and more lining the far wall. I decided that maybe it wouldn’t be the best idea to take off my shoes and lounge in a pile of towels as soft as clouds, so I mercifully restrained myself.
Prices for the Sferra were more of a mixed bag; each product is individually priced, often around the $100 mark. The throws are nice, but more decorative than comfy; perhaps a good gift for a friend who doesn’t eat bagel bites on her bed at 3 in the morning.
All in all, I was able to buy two owl-shaped whiskey stones, priced at $3 each, and a package of four of the sleekest wine glasses ever, for $20. If you want to play grownup and treat yourself for some nice household items, I really recommend this sale.