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The J Mendel Sample Sale has Gowns Galore

By: Jacqueline Munro

The J Mendel sample sale is being hosted on the upper east side in the old BCBG building on 66th and Madison. There are plenty of kind staff members throughout the showroom, it is very well organized, and the selection is large.

All of the pieces are about 75% off but some are more heavily discounted and others are discounted less. This is a multi-floor sale; on the first floor you will check-in and drop off your stuff, the second floor is where the clothing, dresses, and gowns are located, and the third floor is where you will find fur coats. The gown selection at this sale is really impressive. There are styles for all age groups and all occasions; there are tons of different colors, materials, and patterns that would go with anyone’s taste.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 7/10. The prices are decent, the selection is good, the location is prime, it is well organized, and the staff is very helpful. If you have $$ to drop on a gown, hit this sale up. Happy shopping ladies!

What: J Mendel Sample Sale
When: Wed Sep 25th – Thu Sep 26th, 2019
Where: 770 Madison Ave, Manhattan, NY

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A+ for the A.P.C. Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

The A.P.C. sample sale is being hosted by Eclipse NY down in Chelsea. I love Eclipse because every time I go there the staff members are SO kind and the showroom is beautifully organized. AND, it’s right near the Standard Biergarten so I can go drink my self pity away after I spend a gajillion dollars at their sales.

At this sample sale prices range from about 70%-85% off. T-shirts are $30, shirts are $60, jeans are $60, sweaters are $75, jackets are $100, coats are $175, and shoes range from $80-$130. Overall I am really pleased with these prices. The merchandise includes gorgeous jackets and coats, awesome sweaters, classic APC t-shirts, a s*** ton of jeans, fun skirts and dresses, stylish accessories, and more eccentric pieces like corduroy rompers! For men there are lots of options too — lots of shirts and jackets as well as some cool sweatpants and accessories. I got my boyfriend a stunning wool jacket with a faux shearling collar for $100 down from $690! He told me not to because he has something similar, but I literally couldn’t leave it.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 9/10. Eclipse has been killing the sample sale game lately and I could not be happier about it. Their pricing is spot on, their showroom is neat, their inventory is stocked up, and their employees are a delight. Definitely head over to the A.P.C. sample sale, you won’t regret it.

What: A.P.C. Sample Sale
When: Wed Sept. 25th – Sun Sept. 29th, 2019
Where:450 W 14th St., Manhattan, NY

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The New York Multi-Brand Sample Sale is one for the Books

By: Jacqueline Munro

Simply put, the New York Multi-Brand Sale was great. There was a wide variety of products ranging from jewelry to coffee mugs to dresses, and there were price points to fit everyone’s budget. There was a $10 rack with some really cool pieces, and a rack with pieces starting as low as $20. But if you’re in the market for something more expensive and luxurious, there was stuff for you too! There were plenty of gorgeous pieces from designers like Dolce and Gabbana, Cushnie, and Chanel. Oh, and in my opinion, the best part was the pair of Jacquemus straw totes in the corner of the room. They had the large size and the mini one. EEP!

In addition to the great merchandise and fabulous pricing, the layout of the sale was really cool. I loved the way everything was organized, and the host was very sweet. She will make you feel very welcomed and she was very accommodating. Overall I gave this sale an 8/10. The products were very diverse and very well priced. What more could you ask for?!

What: Multi Brand Sample Sale
When:  Tue Sep 17th – Fri Sep 20th
Where: New York, New York

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Ban.do Sample Sale? More like Band.NO!

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Ban.do sample sale was one of the weirdest, worst experiences of my life. First of all, there was no real price list, all of the items were catagorized by the percantge discount. Now, I’m not dumb or anything,I’m just lazy. And I don’t want to have to do mental math while I’m shopping. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, the discounts weren’t even good! Most of the items ranged from 50%-60% off. I mean that is just disgraceful. Ban.do, we know that this is your first “warehouse” sale, but just some friendly advice here… sample sale pricing is usually around 80% off!

In addition to the crappy deals, the merchandise was just weird. There was hardly any clothing but they had plenty of pool floats and “travel planners”. I mean what is that about? There were ice trays and yoga mats, phone chargers and notebooks, but no shoes! It was also so crowded. The last sale that I went to at 260 5th Ave. that had a line was Rag and Bone. And it wasn’t even as long! I could not believe how packed it was. People were hoarding plastic cups and weird circular bags like it was there job.

Overall I gave this sale a 3/10. I’m so mad that I wasted my time going, and I all I can say is, I hope you don’t make the same mistake I did.

What: Ban.do Sample Sale
When: Tues Sep 17th – Sun Sep 22nd, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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The IRO Sample Sale is FAB.

By: Jacqueline Munro

The IRO Sample Sale is not one you want to miss. It is being hosted by Eclipse NY, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite sample sale hosts. The employees are the nicest you’ll find, and their sales have been knocking my socks off lately.

At the IRO sale, there is a TON of merchandise perfect for the fall. They have so many cute dresses($110-$190), trendy jeans ($90), stylish coats and jackets ($220-$590), fabulous blouses ($85), and sweaters ($120) that will bring a tear to your eye. Additionally, the shoe section ($130-$290) is stocked with boots that are definitely made for walking. The men’s section is also awesome; they have a bunch of options ranging from outerwear to flannels, to chelsea boots. And the best part is that there is no shortage of product or sizes. This warehouse is filled with merchandise, and if you’re able to make it, you will without a doubt find something that you love.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 9.5/10. The discounts are up to 85% off which is exactly where they should be, and the selection is diverse which I think is so important. Whether you have a more eccentric wardrobe or just like to keep things plain and simple, you’ll be able to walk out of the sale with shopping bags on both arms. And lastly, I just want to thank the Eclipse staff for always being so kind and welcoming, you’re the best! Good luck shoppers, even though I know you won’t need it.

What: IRO Sample Sale
When: Wed. Sep. 18th – Sun. Sep. 22nd, 2019
Where: 450 W 14th St., Manhattan, NY

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The Y-3 Sample Sale was Utterly Disappointing

By: Jacqueline Munro

Let me start by saying that if you go to the Y-3 sample sale and there is a line, you’re a fool if you wait on it. I’m so angry that I wasted my time standing in the blazing heat just so I could walk into the sale and walk out five minutes later. When you get inside it is going to seem like there might be a good selection of merchandise. This illusion is created by the fact that the entire floor is lined with tables of shoes. But don’t get your hopes up– quantity does NOT mean quality. The prices aren’t good either! The Y-3 high tops are $93, and the low tops are $73 which, if you ask me, is a rip off for old, outdated styles. But hey, at least for guys there are a LOT of crappy options.

For women, there are hardly any shoes, and it’s not like the apparel section is making up for that loss. There are about five styles of athletic shorts and tops, and maybe two different kinds of jackets. I wish I had more to write for you girls but there is literally nothing else to say.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 4/10, which is generous. The only reason I’m giving it above a 0 is that I went on the second day. I can only pray that what I saw was a result of greedy buyers purchasing all of the good merchandise on the first day. Do not go to this sale, shoppers. Avoid it at all costs!

What: Adidas Y-3 Sample Sale
When: Tue Sep 10th – Sun Sep 15th
Where: 151 Wooster, Manhattan, NY

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The Ba&sh Sample Sale Left me with Mixed Emotions

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Ba&sh sample sale was unbelievably hectic, which is no surprise given that it is taking place at 260 sample sale. I’m honestly having a hard time deciding whether or not I loved this sale, here’s why:

For starters, did I mention that I hate 260? For one of their first sample sales I was hoping that  Ba&sh would choose a KILLER host like, I don’t know, us maybe?  But seriously, we all know that 260 prices suck which is such a drag because they had amazing merchandise at this sale. There were so many cute dresses, sweaters, coats, and skirts. The skirts and dresses varied in length and style, and the outerwear ranged from shearling to denim. There were also some super stylish wide leg corduroys, but they were literally designed for women with legs like flag poles. Aside from the clothing there was a small selection of shoes and an even smaller selection of accessories.

So how am I supposed to determine whether or not I loved this sale? I shouldn’t be okay with settling for mediocre prices just because the merchandise rocks. But hey, I guess that’s the name of the 260 game. I decided to give this sale a 7/10 because I did walk away with some great (pricey) finds. But if you’re hoping to walk away feeling victorious I’d get over there quickly because the first day was PACKED! Good luck shoppers. Stay safe out there it’s a vicious crowd.

What: Ba&sh Sample Sale

When: Tues. Sep. 10th – Sun. Sept. 15th, 2019

Where: 150 Greene St., Manhattan, NY

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Alexandre Birman Sample Sale has Gorgeous Options for Everyone

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Alexandre Birman sample sale is simply amazing, I’ve never seen such a heavenly sight. There are a ton of stunning shoes ranging from size 5 to size 12.5 — I didn’t even know brands made shoes in women’s size 12.5! If you missed out on our VIP access to this sale, make sure you purchase the monthly package so that you don’t keep passing up opportunities for early entry to great sales like this one!

This sample sale is taking place in a huge showroom in Chelsea. There is a seemingly endless amount of tables filled with shoes lining each wall, and they are all organized by size. Staff members are stationed at each table and they are more than willing to help you find the right pair of shoes. My favorite pieces at the sale are all booties, but there are also amazing pumps, sandals, and espadrilles. There are lots of classic styles as well as some more eccentric ones. From colorful snakeskin wedges to black suede boots you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

Overall I’m giving this sale an 8/10. The pricing is good, and the selection is unreal. Furthermore, not having to deal with nasty employees or a terrible ambiance like at 260 made everything 100x more enjoyable. Definitely check out this sale ASAP; I have a feeling it is going to be popular and you DON’T want to miss out.

What: Alexandre Birman Sample Sale

When: Wed Sep 11th – Sun Sep 15th, 2019

Where: 450 W 14th Street, Manhattan, NY

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Another Great Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliott Sale at 260

By: Jacqueline Munro

Although I hate to praise 260, it’s impossible not to after their second great multi-brand sale this season. I went to their Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliott sale back in May and I was totally blown away. The prices were amazing and there was a ton of cute merchandise which is completely off-brand for 260. Although there were some repeat styles this time around, they did have a lot of new merchandise and the prices remained impressive.

The Joie inventory was defintiely the most stocked at this sample sale. There were tons of tops, jackets, dresses, pants, shoes, and even accessories. The Current Elliott section offered lots of cute, comfy sweatshirts as well as t-shirts, and a minimal selection of stylish jeans. Sadly there wasn’t as much Equipment this time, but they still had plenty of stunning classic blouses for $60 **cue tears of joy**. This is a great sample sale to go to if you want to start prepping your wardrobe for the fall. Overall I rated this sale a 7/10. Unfortunately because the sale is taking place at 260 that inevitably means rude staff members and aggressive crouds which make it a miserable environment to shop in. But other than that, I cannot complain. Definitely hit up this sale, it has become one of my favorites!

What: Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliott Sample Sale
When: Tues. Sept. 3rd – Sun. Sept. 8th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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The Gant Sample Sale is Classic 260 – BAD

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Gant sample sale is currently going on at 260’s main location, which is quite a drag. I’m sick of dealing with the consistently rude staff and outrgeous prices. Despite the decent merchandise, the discounts sucked. I do not recommend going to this sale unless you’re in dire need of some Gant (which I doubt you are).

At this sale there are a lot more options for men than women. For men there is a huge offering of suits, outerwear, shirts, pants, and shoes. For women there are a some stylish blazers, a few pairs of funky pants, a couple of pairs of trendy shorts, and a minimal amount of shoes. There were some unisex accessories including sunglasses and scarves, but nothing that blew me away. The most shocking thing I saw at the sale was a Harry’s shave kit.

Overall I rated this sale a 5/10. While the selection of clothing that they had was alright, I cannot stress how lousy the prices were. I mean t-shirts were $30… Not today Satan!!!!

What: Gant Sample Sale
When: Tues Aug 20th – Sun Aug 25th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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