We have good news and bad news. The good news is that the Herve Leger sample sale for women at 260 has the most phenomenal items at crazy discounts. Many items are over 90% off. The bad news is that items are still quite pricey. So here is the rundown: most items are size small, but the selection of dresses is enormous. Embellished and non-embellished band-aid dresses, long and short, beautiful skirts, tops and jackets. No shoes, fragrances or handbags. Collections span current seasons to past. Every item is over $100 except for the bathing suits, which are an amazing $40 (down from $790!!!). The sale opens to the public today so make sure to snag some goodies while they last.
What: Herve Leger sample sale
Where: 260 sample sale, 150 Greene St
When: January 30 – February 04, Tue 9AM-8PM I Wed-Sat 10AM-7PM I Sun 10AM-5PM
The Shoe Inn sample sale was a true heaven for shoe lovers. There were hundreds of shoe options organized by size (ranging from size 5 to size 10). They had leather boots, sandals, heels, rain boots, and anything you could possibly be looking for! On top of that, they were all from well-known brands (Calvin Klein, Frye, Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors, Vince, etc). The shoes were all priced based on designer but were mostly in the $30-$80 range. All of the shoes (excluding boots) were buy one get one free. How could you not find something you love? 100% worth checking out!
With the Holidays fast approaching, the time and options to purchase quality but affordable gifts is running out fast! Below is a guide to New York’s best pre-Holiday sample sales that you could hit up in the next two weeks.
There are over 100 sample sales on the app happening within the next two weeks: below we selected our five favorite ones.
Whenever in doubt just log into the ShopDrop app from your iPhone and check out the new sample sales. The app is updated at least once a day!
If you’re looking to stun a loved one with a classic Swiss watch, this sample sale is for you! Watches that typically cost over $3K will start at just a few hundred dollars at the sample sale
When: December 14th – December 15th
Where: 123 W 18th St, NY, NY
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If she’s obsessed with shoes, especially heels ornate with flowers and butterflies, the Sophia Webster sample sale is one definitely worth checking out.
When: December 16th only
Where: 79 Greene St, NY, NY
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For some timeless pieces for women, hit up the Eileen Fisher sample sale. The prices at this sample sale will be over 50% off retail.
When: December 18th-20th
Where: 151 Wooster Street
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Here you can find a number of high-quality cashmere gifts for under $50. This is one of our favorites for scarves, hats and toasty sweaters.
When: December 13th-15th
Where: 9 Chirstopher St, NY, NY
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For a touch of luxury, stop into this high-end sample sale hosted in the brand’s own showroom. If your girlfriends love Hermes and Gucci, they will love the goods from this one as well!
When: December 14th-15th
Where: 233 Broadway, 14th Floor, NY, NY
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The Carolina Herrera charity sample sale is a first of its kind for us at ShopDrop. It all started with a search for charities that speak to our hearts, and Bottomless Closet was definitely a winner. The organization takes women from homeless shelters and helps them with all the steps leading up to sustainable independence: writing resumes, getting appropriate clothes, landing job interviews. Whenever a client receives a job offer, the office rings bells in celebration. Needless to say, when BC reached out to us about Carolina Herrera, we couldn’t say no.
Carolina Herrera donated boxes upon boxes of runway samples, and we at ShopDrop were tasked with selling the inventory and sending a portion of the proceeds to Bottomless Closet. The boxes included 4 racks of the most elegant bridal gowns, evening gowns, separates, jackets and knits. The best part is that the pieces are exquisite and each one is a 1-of-a-kind. The worst part is that they are all REAL runway samples, which means that you have to be damn-skinny to fit into anything! If you are on the size 2 of the spectrum – then you have the privilege to buy Carolina Herrera dresses for over 80% off retail prices.
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
If you’re a fan of Jessica Simpson’s acting, wait until you see her jewelry line. Bangles, hoop earrings and small rock studs all make up the collection that makes her so famous. This week, you’re in luck, her items are sold at an 85% discount in a midtown spacious showroom. Jewelry items are a steal: 3 for $10 and 8 pieces for a total of $20. Handbags line the shelves as well and they range from $5 to $20 in price. Considering the fact that they are close to $100 at retail, this sale presents the perfect opportunity for gift shopping or accessory hoarding – up to you!
What: Jessica Simpson sample sale
When: Tue, Sept 26 – Fit, Sept.29 I Tue-Fi 11:45-4:45
Where:148 W 37th St, 14th Fl, NY, NY
8AM is a tough time to be up and about, but when the goal is checking out a Rent The Runway sample sale, all the pain is worth it. The good news is, there is a ton of dresses and gowns to choose from, in sizes ranging from 0 to 14. Prices for most items are under $100, with a few really expensive items reaching the $250 price-mark. the accessory rack is decked out with flashy rings, necklaces and clutches. The bad news is that the clothing has been worn before, so if you see tape signs on the clothes, there is probably some damage. But hey, that’s why the prices are so low in the first place – right?!
There are a few handbags lining the rack in the back as well. So if you’re feeling the sequins and the party, this sample sale is one you should definitely check out.
Happy Independence Day! Hope you’re enjoying the warm weather as much as we are!
While it’s true that many sample sale hosts shut their doors for the Summer, there are still a number of awesome sample sales coming up every single week. So if you are the discovery shopper on the lookout for rising quality brands at affordable price points, stick with us, and we’ll make sure you are the best dressed person around. Below is a list of the best upcoming sample sales this week. As always, we love your input so keep your feedback coming! firstname.lastname@example.org
The based-in-England made-in-Spain shoe brand Miista is holding a three day sample sale in the heart of the Lower East Side at the end of this week. If you are into chunky heels and cutting edge styles, this one’s hot. The prices will drop from an average of $250 to $30, and on top of that you could earn cash back if you email us your receipt. Details here.
When: July 7-July 9
Where: 83A Hester St, NY, NY
2. AMPERSAND AS APOSTROPHE sample sale
The coolest leather totes are on sale! That’s right, the leather totes which usually retail in the $600-$700 range will be selling for a few days for under $70. The sale is in a showroom in the fashion district, and it’s cash only.
When: July 6-7 10:30AM-5:30PM
Where: 209 West 38th Street, Suite 503, NY, NY
3. INBAL DROR blowout bridal sale
The Tahor group is hosting its final blowout sale of all the Inbal Dror gowns remaining in its collection. What that means in practice is that all the gowns that retail between $8,000 and $10,000 will be selling for only $4,500. If you have a wedding coming up and need something sexy to slip into, make sure you don’t miss this one. This sale is appointment only, so email me at email@example.com for an appointment.
When: July 5-7
Where: 110 East 40th St, NY, NY
Shop 85% off VELVET by GRAHAM & SPENCER sample sale, which is hosted by 260 sample sale. This is for men and women. Prices for T-shirts are typically around $119, so the sample sale will offer amazing quality at even better prices.
When: July 5-July 9 I 10AM-7PM
Where: 260 Sample Sale, 260 Fifth Ave (28th St)
KAS, the India-inspired NY brand is on sale. Everything is at least 50% off at this sample sale that is almost over. Make sure to hit up the ATM because the sale is cash-only. Thanks to our users for giving us the heads up.
When: Up to July 7th I 10AM-6PM
Where: 231 W 39th St, Suite 1002, NY, NY
SNEAK PEAK FOR NEXT WEEK
Like this dress? We do too! Tracy Reese, the designer is having a sample sale next week – and as a special perk for you guys, doors are opening one day early for ShopDropppers. To come early, all you have to do is download the ShopDrop app. It’s that easy! Details here – can’t wait to see you on July 10th!
Last Tuesday, on June 13th, 2017, ShopDrop hosted a VIP launch event for members of the press and awesome Instagram Fashion Influencers. The event was co-sponsored and hosted by Katya Dobryakova, a boutique store in SoHo. 100 individuals joined to celebrate the discovery of sample sales and the democratization of fashion in NYC. If you’re familiar with the SpeakEasy concept, you can comprehend how magical the Katya Dobryakova store was. You walk into a small SoHo shop, present the password and vwala! : Mirrors are moved aside to reveal a hidden entrance to a deep stairwell, leading to a massive party hall with blasting music, lights and a special selection of fine white and red wine from The River Wine. With the help of MonaLiza studios, the room was decorated with the most exquisite hand-made furniture.
The event featured many exciting and unique events, indicative to the NYC fashion community. There were many highlights to the program. First, the fashion show. Over ten women including both professional models as well as regular professionals took on the runway of all colors and sizes joined our runway to make a statement. Each model wore a gown from a different sample sale: As she walked down the runway, the full retail price and sample sale price were announced, emphasizing the steep discounts sample sales offer. Thank you to Valeria Bystritskaya, Miss Germany and to Stephanie Chernick, Miss New York for gracing us with your beautiful presence. Gowns on the runway were sponsored by Clothingline, JenX, Nineteenth Amendment, Pour L’Amour Boutique & Sarit Ebrani. Brands represented included Escada, Alice & Olivia, J. Mendel, Nineteenth Amendment & Carmen Marc Valvo.
We kicked off the evening with a ribbon cutting ceremony to represent the launch of ShopDrop, and welcome a summer of sample sales in the city! Risa Cohn from NYU Summer Launchpad, Miss NY & Miss Germany, Cory Bishop & Bill DeMuro, original ShopDrop founders joined together to cut the turquoise ribbon, encouraging loud applause from the crowd.
The party was not simply music and wine, we had a large array of different booths and activities to engage with.
ObsessVR, a cutting-edge startup in virtual reality for fashion, had people watching fashion week in real-time!
Fashion illustrator, @Brith_BELT scetched fashionable caricatures of each individual guest, a calligrapher made special bookmarks with people’s names on them. @MakeupGoldie stole the night by applying gold foil and turquoise lipstick to all the guests for a funky, grammable look. The wine from The River kept on flowing and DJ Dopamine infused the night with some serious party energy with his light effects and pop music.
No one left the party without a phenomenal swag bag filled with goodies from our generous sponsors. Thank you to both our sponsors and amazing VIPs for making the night unforgettable.
The Style Club – adorable BABE hats & totes She THINX – period-proof underwear and totes, because every woman deserves a piece of mind.
Nineteenth Amendment – $25 gift cards to any one of the brand’s items.
@Franciska_Kay – the latest music album from the artist who combines ancient words with modern music.
Simply Gum for natural & delicious mints.
Kind for their delicious bars Tattly – for their powerful temporary tattoos.
Caritas Charity tea – handcrafted organic tea bags
MakeupGoldie’s DIY lipglosses