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Sales Styles Series – Interview @the.sales.girl

By: Ashley Randall 

Hello and welcome back to our Sales Styles Series! We are back and this time we interviewed New York based fashionista @the.sales.girl!  Sales Girl is a fellow devoted member of the sample sale community in New York City as well as searching every corner of the internet for the best designer deals. If you were to check out her Instagram on any regular day, you would find tons of screenshots of deals online as well as live photos taken from the best sales in NYC. 

@the.sales.girl told us she has been shopping at sample sales since college (I mean it’s never too early to get a good deal). While she started her Instagram based on the fact that the only media outlet providing insight on the merchandise was ShopDrop! She felt like there needed to be more coverage on the products at sample sales. Regarding her screenshots of the online deals, she just wants to help out her sale sisters/brothers! Sales Girls said she devotes around a half hour to an hour each day online searching for designer goodies. She said uses a lot of filters for specific designers and said that Barney’s was her favorite (they save your favorite designers – making it that much easier). She also mentioned Cettire having great finds but it is a pain to search through. Her favorite place to shop in-stores is Barney’s Warehouse and she swears by it. @the.sales.girl described herself as “thrifty as f*ck” and we really couldn’t agree more! Check out below to see her answer from quick questions.  

What are your takeaways for shopping at sample sales? Advice to newbies on the sample sale scene!

  • Grab everything you like then filter through, make sure you try everything on and be prepared to wait!

 

Sample sales hosted by third party versus in house by the brand

  • Definitely hosted by the brand – there is where you find the best deals

 

 

What has been your favorite sample sale to date?

  • Louboutin and Balenciaga

What brands are you hoping have a sample sale?

  • Chanel (don’t we all), Valentino and Fendi

What is your favorite purchase within the last year?

  • Valentino Black Rockstud Sandals (scored for $105) and McQueen Bag from UAL!

 

 

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What To Expect From the Hermes Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Calling all the fashionistas in the New York Tri-State Area! If you haven’t heard, Hermes will be hosting a Sample Sale in two weeks! So you better start saving now or apologizing to your significant other regarding your next credit card bill.

We gathered past intel from some amazing sale ladies to give you a picture of what to expect at the sale. Last Fall, Hermes hosted a Sample Sale at the Americana in Long Island. One of our team members attended the sale and said Hermes began giving out tickets at midnight. Apparently the early bird gets Hermes Twill Scarves and Oran Sandals (I mean you can sleep when you’re dead – at least you will be wearing Hermes).

Past Hermes Sales have had shoes, including the coveted Oran and Thalassa Sandals. While we heard from HolyinMundane that there will be Ready to Wear, but there will be no enamel bracelets or silk scarves (we are literally praying to the sales gods that this isn’t true). Also, the sale does not usually feature bags and home. The question everybody is pondering, what are the discounts like? Generally in the past, shoes and accessories were 50% off and other items ranged from 50% to 70%. Another thing about the Hermes Sale, you do not receive the highly notable orange box. Rather, the merchandise is given to you in plastic/clear bags.

What we remembered most, was the strict no photo policy. At the entrance to the sale, the clerks taped your phone. If you lifted as much as the edge of the tape, there was void printed all over it and security swiftly escorted you out of the sale.

No one timed you, which was great while you were shopping, but sucked while you waited in line. They restocked the merchandise every day.

Will you be attending the sale? If so, then stop by and come say hi to us! ShopDrop will be providing coverage on the Hermes Sample Sale so make sure you check Instagram to get live updates!

What: Hermes Sample Sale

When: July 25th, 2019 – July 28th, 2019

Where: 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ

 

 

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Philosophy Designer Outlet Sale – Work Women Chic!

By: Ashley Randall

Today we had the chance to checkout the Philosophy Designer Outlet Sale in midtown. The sale had a variety of designers including Philosophy, T TAHARI and Catherine Malandrino. 

The sale is extremely organized and run by an amazing staff which are ready to help you right when you walk in the door! While we expected the sale to feature lots of merchandise from Philosophy we were disappointed to find out that there was a limited selection. There was tons of T TAHARI dresses and tops as well as a variety of pieces from Catherine Malandrino. There is a large selection of work appropriate clothing at a discounted price.

Overall we rated the sale a 5 out of 10. While there was a huge variety of clothing, the pricing was not great. If you are in need of any work chic clothing that will both be appropriate and impress the office, you should stop by!

What: Philosophy Designer Outlet Sale

When: July 8th, 2019 – July 31st, 2019

Where: 130 West 42nd Street, NY, NY

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PRIVE Mens and Women’s Sample Sale – Great Variety of Brands

By: Ashley Randall

Today we had a chance to checkout the PRIVE Mens and Women’s Sample Sale downtown inside Chelsea Market. The sale featured a ton of both mens and women’s brands such as Onia, Derek Lam, Vince, and Toms. The Vince shoes were priced at $75 dollars and there were some great finds. The ready to wear pieces from Derek Lam were limited but there were some gems. The greatest find was Onia X WeWoreWhat collaboration pieces for $25 dollars when they are still full priced online. Whether you are lounging on the beach this upcoming holiday or going out to brunch with your besties, a new outfit never hurt anyone. There is also a ton of stuff for the men in your life!

Overall we rated the sale a 7 out of 10. There is a huge variety of brands down at Prive for some good prices. If you haven’t escaped the NYC swamp for the week, we recommend you stop by!

What: PRIVE Mens and Women’s Sample Sale

When: July 2, 2019 – July 7, 2019

Where: 75 9th Avenue, NY, NY

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The Funky Soul Sample Sale had Impressive Deals

By: Jacqueline Munro

I checked out the Funky Soul sample sale today and everything was so cheap! Although there was not a huge selection, the prices were too good to pass up! Furthermore, the staff members could not have been more helpful.

At this sale, the majority of the merchandise was made up of jeans. There were lots of different styles, but most of the sizes were on the smaller end of the spectrum. Some of the tops were really cute and there were even a few denim jackets, but the best part of this sale was the kind staff. Normally when I review a sale, I can feel the employees stalking me while I take pictures of the merchandise. But these girls were more than happy to set up clothing for photos, and when I wanted to try something on they were beyond helpful with their recommendations!

Overall I rated this sale a 7/10. The prices were great and the employees could not possibly have been nicer. These two things completely distracted me from the fact that the selection was a bit underwhelming.

What: Funky Soul Sample Sale
When: Mon Jul 1st – Wed Jul 3rd, 2019
Where:  530 7th Ave, Suite 405, Manhattan, NY

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The Prices at the Elan Sample Sale are Right Where they Should be

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Elan sample sale was a sale shoppers’ dream; everything was between $10 and $20. Although the showroom and selection were small, it is definitely worth checking out if you need cute, cheap clothes for summer.

My favorite items at this sale were all jumpsuits. They had plenty of different styles that would be great to rock this season but the only issue was that most of them were small sizes. There was also a limited assortment of $10 sweaters, matching sweatpant sets, and cute sundresses. There was nothing that really blew me away, but I wouldn’t expect anything more than what I got from such a cheap sale.

Overall I rated this sale an 8/10. I felt that the fantastic prices were enough to weigh out the unfortunately small selection of clothing. I love going to sales that are stocked with items that are in season, and this was definitely one of them. Happy shopping!

What: Elan Sample Sale
When: Tue Jun 25th – Tue Jul 2nd, 2019
Where: 231 West 39th Street, Suite 711, Manhattan, NY

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Chuckies Liquidation Sale – Can Somebody Say Shoes?

By: Ashley Randall

Today we had the chance to stop by the Chuckies Liquidation Sale located on 74th and Lexington Avenue. Chuckies is a boutique shoe store with multiple locations across NYC! They carry a variety of designer brands such as Repetto, Alexander Wang, Dior and more! 

The sale is organized into different sizing and pricing options. Spotted on these racks were tons of Loeffler Randall sandals from $49 to $129 dollars. There are some drool worthy Alexander McQueen boots for $329 as well as a ton of Repetto ballet flats for $129. While if you have small feet (think size 5.5 & 6) or big feet (think 10 +), you are in luck because there are a lot of options in those sizes. We also spotted some Les Petits Joueurs bags at 80% off! 

Overall we rated the liquidation sale a 7 out of 10. While the room is very organized there aren’t that many options for people with size 7 through 9.5. If you are in the area, we recommend you check it out!

 

What: Chuckies Liquidation Sale

Where: 74th and Lexington Avenue, NY, NY

When: June 25th, 2019 – June 28th, 2019

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Nanette Lepore Sample Sale – Modern Day Work Woman Chic!

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to check out the Nanette Lepore Sample Sale located midtown. The Nanette Sample Sale is hosted in house by the brand and featured some amazing pieces at bargain prices. 

The pricing at the sale was a bit confusing and it organized by what was old/new production as well as old/new samples. The staff was very helpful and clarified what was priced at what. There were also two racks that were “specially marked”, one which was $30 and the other at $40. The sample featured tons of lace tops and dresses in various colors. There were some really nice linen pants and dresses – perfect for this summer heat. The racks were organized and there was lots of sizes and stock to be riffle through. If you are in need of a new work wardrobe, look no further. 

Overall we rated this Sale an 8 out of 10. There are some really beautiful pieces that can be worn all year round! If you are looking for a dress to wear to a summer wedding or for any special occasion, you should stop by! 

What: Nanette Lepore Sample Sale 

When: June 25th, 2019 – June, 27th, 2019

Where: 225 West 35th Street, NY, NY 

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Fashion Luxe_Hunt Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Sales Styles Series – Interview with @Luxe_Hunt

By: Ashley Randall 

Hello and welcome to our new Sales Style Series! Here we will be interviewing some of your favorite fashionistas and sales shopping experts! This past week we had the opportunity to speak with @Luxe_Hunt. If you are not familiar with the user @Luxe_Hunt, she scours every online retailer for the designer deals of the century and links them on her instagram stories. She literally “hunts” for designer goods from Neiman’s to Barneys and everything in-between. If you were to check out her page on any regular day, you would find Balenciaga shoes, Burberry scarves and Prada wallets – all at a steep discount – linked to her Instagram stories. We had the opportunity to ask her some questions regarding her Instagram, how much time she devotes, the sale community and some of her favorite finds!

Luxe_hunt told us that her instagram merely started out as a way to share her great finds with her friends and family. Instead of showcasing her finds, she decided to link the items so others could buy (lucky us)! While Luxe_hunt did not reveal her methods to how she finds all these amazing products, she did disclose that she spends roughly 3 hours a day scouring different sites. The question we were dying to have answered was Luxe_hunt’s thoughts on who has the best sale merchandise. While she explained that sale merchandise goes through different phases. For example, right now in department stores (think Barneys & Nordstroms) they are having discounts as high as 70% off – which is the best you can get. While in the next coming weeks, there will be great discounts at the outlets (think Saks Off Fifth & Nordstrom Rack). Luxe_Hunt also discussed the importance of a Sales Associate and getting them to message you when designer merchandise goes on sale.

Shopping online versus shopping in stores?

  • Shopping in stores, where you can find the best hidden gems

What is your favorite part about the sales community?

  • Group of like-minded people that cheer each other on

What was the best sale find you have ever come across?

  • Brand new black classic Louboutins with the dust bag and all at Neiman’s Last Call – scored for $186!

What is your favorite item purchased within the last year?

  • Gucci Marmont Bag in Blue Crushed Velvet – scored for 50% off!
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Mignonne Gavigan Sample Sale – Statement Everything

By: Ashley Randall

Today we had the chance to stop by the Mignonne Gavigan Sample Sale at 401 Broadway. The sample sale is hosted in the brands showroom so be warned that it is a cramped space. The jewelry is very extra, to say the least. The earrings come in various bright colors with lots of feathers, tassels and jewels. While we were disappointed with some of the pricing of the earrings. The classic “Madeline Beaded” earrings were discounted from $225 to $100, but there were tons of other options for under $50! The Mignonne Gavigan merchandise is beautifully crafted and will most definitely make a statement when you wear there pieces.

Overall we rated the sale a 7 out of 10. The pricing was still high but there was a lot of good accessories. If you are looking for some earrings, necklaces and accessories that are gonna make people say wow, you should stop by!

What: Mignonne Gavigan Sample Sale

When: June 19th, 2019

Where: 401 Broadway, NY, NY

 

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