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Six Best Sample Sales in NY This Week

THEORY sample sale at Clothingline NY

While it seems to many that the hottest season for sample sales is over,  truth is that hot brands are still holding sample sales – they are just spread out a bit further apart. For for those looking for hidden gems and bargains, there are still a number of hot sales and discovery brand sales coming up. See our top 5 picks of the week below. One more housecleaning note: this week, we are beginning to personalize our newsletter update. So if you prefer to hear about sample sales within a specific category, let us know by signing in.

  1. THEORY

    Clothingline is hosting a legitimate sample sale with real samples from the legendary brand. The good news is that prices will start at $50. The bad news is that items on sale will include samples and slight irregulars. So you’ll have to check your items closely before making a purchase. And clothing will be sold for all genders, all seasons and all sizes.What: THEORY sample sale
    When: Mon, Jun 26 – Thu, Jun 29
    What time: Mon 11AM-8PM I Tue-Thu 11AM-8PM
    Where: Clothingline, 261 W 36th St, 2nd Fl, NY, NY

  2. MARCHESA

    Shelly & Renee are hosting a sample sale for the iconic Marchesa brand. Shelly & Renee sample sales typically look nice, however, our users told us that the prices are still quite high for sample sales. However, this one seems to be advertised as a ‘blowout’ sale so who knows, perhaps this one will offer a pleasant surprise.

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    MARCHESA sample sale

    What: MARCHESA sample sale
    When: Mon, Jun 26 – Wed, Jun 28
    What time: Mon 2PM-7PM I Tue-Wed 10AM-6PM
    Where: Shelly & Renee, 33 E 33rd St, 12th Fl, NY, NY

  3. VITA FEDE

    Vita Fede is an Italian-based luxury accessories company that offers cutting edge designs with a feminine twist. Their upcoming sample sale is my favorite kind: hosted in their own office. That’s right – when there is no middle guy, the prices are just awesome. Everything will be 80% off with prices starting at just $50.

    Vita Fede sample sale NY
    Vita Fede sample sale NY

    What: VITA FEDE sample sale
    When: Tue, Jun 27 – Thu, Jun 29
    What time: Tue-Thu 10AM-7PM
    Where: Vita Fede, 135 West 29th St, Suite 1005, NY, NY

  4. COCLICO

    For those who love sustainable footwear, Coclico is a hidden gem in NY. According to their website, Coclico fans aren’t about buying many things, but rather about choosing wisely. Luckily, at the sample sale you’ll be able to do both.

    Coclico sample sale NY
    Coclico Sample Sale

    What: Coclico sample sale
    When: Mon, Jun 26 – Wed, Jun 28
    What Time: Mon 2PM-6:45PM I Tue 10AM-6:45PM I Wed 10AM-2PM
    Where: Coclico, 401 Broadway, Suite 204

  5. CLEVER ALICE

    Another win for lovers of sustainable fashion sample sales. Clever Alice is hosting a ten day sample sale where you could find your favorite brands for 80% off retail price! Brands featured at this sale include Porto, Inzio, Cigno Nero, White & Warren and Vincetta.

    Vincetta style at the Clever Alice sample sale in NY
    Vincetta style at the Clever Alice sample sale in NY

    What: CLEVER ALICE sample sale
    When: Mon, Jun 26 – Sat, Jul 1
    What Time: Mon-Sat 10AM – 7PM
    Where: 126 West 25th St, NY, NY

  6. DL1961 DENIM

    If you’re into boutique denim brands, DL1961 is one you should definitely check out. Considering the fact that full-price jeans retail at $178 on their website, the sample sale is a perfect opportunity to try out the brand without over-committing your personal capital. Men’s and Woman’s Jeans, Jackets and Shirts1 for $50 / 2 for $90 / 3+ $40 each, Men’s and Woman’s Shorts 1 for $30 / 2 for $50 / 3+ $20 each, Kids Items $15 each / Kids Denim Jackets $30 each

    DL1961 Sample Sale in NY
    DL1961 Sample Sale

    What: DL1961 sample sales
    When: Tue, Jun 27 – Wed, Jun 28
    What time: 10AM-6:30PM
    Where: 498 7th Ave, 21st Fl, NY, NY

 

 

 

 

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Sample Sale Review: Karen Millen

NY Sample Sale Karen Millen

The heavy rain this morning didn’t stop us from exploring the Karen Millen sale at Clothingline. We entered the showroom to find racks upon racks filled with dresses, skirts, pants and tops from the Karen Millen brand. To give you some background, Karen Millen is originally from Britain, and it was created to launch items for fashionable and confident professional women. Today, the brand sells in over 65 countries and has many fans worldwide.

Dress $75

Karen Millen items retail for $350-$600 on their site. So if you like their dresses, the sample sale is a must go. All dresses there were on sale for $75, tops for $25 or $50, depending on the style. Do you get it? For 4 dresses at the sample sale, you can buy one at retail.

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Karen Millen Sample Sale Romper $75; Hat $25; Shoes $50

Val chose three outfits of different styles and we took photos in each one that are on this post. Our photographer, Ghila Krajzman, made sure to capture the feel of the sale in addition to the looks. In addition to the clothes, there was a wide selection of beautiful shoes, booties and sandals – all for $50. I saw some adorable straw hats ($20), clutches ($25), bags ($50) and scarves ($65).

NY Sample Sale Karen Millen in Clothingline
Karen Millen Sample Sale @Clothingline Top $20, Hat $20, Skirt $55, Shoes $50, Clutch $25

If you have a moment to hop over to the garment district, head over. You won’t regret it. See our images of Val and prices below – as always, follow us on Instagram and let us know what YOU think!
What: Karen Millen sample sale
When: Mon-Thu 11AM – 7PM
Where: Clothingline, 261 West 36th St, 2nd Fl, New York, NY

Shoes – $50
Romper – $75; Shoes – $50
Skirt – $50
Dress $50; Scarf – $65; Shoes – $50
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Sample Sale Review: Multi-Designer at Katya Dobryakova

Katya Dobryakova at the Multi-Designer Sample Sale in NY

Descending to the basement of the Katya Dobryakova store on Broome street, we were greeted by a large room, which held the multi-designer sample sale. One thing united all the stands: each one had one-of-a-kind merchandise.

ARIANA BOUSSARD-REIFEL

Marteau Jewelry Multi-Designer Sample Sale NY
Marteau Jewelry Multi-Designer Sample Sale NY

We first chatted with Ariana Boussard-Reifel, who designed the bangles Beyonce wore to the Grammys. Aside from being extremely friendly, her jewelry is stunning! She sells bangles, earrings and rings all made out of metal. Each item is raw and sharp in its design. I couldn’t help myself and bought a pair of gorgeous silver earrings: long oval hoops that instantly made me feel extremely dressed up. All of her items were sold at a steep 80% discount! Yes, that means that items which typically sell for $500 were now selling for $125.

KATYA DOBRYAKOVA

Sample Sale NY Katya Dobryakova
Katya Dobryakova Sweatshirt

After that we headed to the podium at the back of the showroom, where we discovered the most stunning collection of designer sweatshirts. We had the opportunity to chat with the founder and designer, Katya Dobryakova, about her brand. Unlike most designers, Katya didn’t start her career in  fashion, rather, she started in graphic design. Her dream was to transplant the detail of graphics into clothing. And her brand is exactly that. This year’s collection is themed around the circus and her sweatshirts have the most exquisite circus-themed designs. They are all machine-washable, easy to take care of and create a gorgeous effortless look. At the sample sale, they were sold at an 80% discount. So at $100, they were a steal. If you have the time to get to Broome street, do it. You will have no regrets.

MARTEAU

Vintage Jewelry Aruana Marteau
Vintage Jewelry Aruana Marteau

For the vintage lovers out there, Marteau was selling some awesome pieces from the 40s in America, Ethiopia and the Middle East. From beads to pearls to knits, there are items for every taste and every budget. There are awesome finds for $25 dollars each! In addition to those designers, there were other items from Alyssa Less, KZ_K, Meredith Marks, Les Savage, Raul Penaranda.

Photo Credits: Ghila Krajzman

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Friday Repost: The Psychology behind Sample Sales

Sample Sale Mentality

Racked published an awesome article explaining why sample sales are so very addictive. So here below we will break down the article into three simple points so that if you are extremely busy like the rest of us, you can down the whole article in under one minute. Ironically, the article mentions all the psychological factors but doesn’t mention the bottom line, which is that sample sales offer luxury merchandise at mass-sale prices.

First: Limited Availability Settings

The setting of limited time and availability has this awesome effect on the body. The setting releases dopamine, the same ones that get released when working out, having sex or eating chocolate. No wonder, sample sale shopping could be so much fun!

Second: It’s A Sport

Shopping sample sales effectively and finding that perfect merchandise is a sport. And therefore, those who are good at it, love it. They love it and keep on doing it. They scout out the best sales, stand in line at dawn, and dash for the gold once the doors open.

Third: Offline Engagement

In a world where online purchasing is at higher rates that it ever has before, people crave unique experience that will offer them in-person interactions. One of the few shopping events that allows for such an experience without being replicated online is the sample sale. And so, the hunt for the bargain continues.

 

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5 Top Sample Sales This Week

Sample Sales in NYC this week

So we know that tomorrow is Wednesday… that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a ton of awesome sample sales taking place right near you. So see below from five of the hottest sample sales taking place in NYC this week. For more – you know where to go… to the ShopDrop App. Also – tomorrow we will be trying out a new campaign – the LOOKBOOK campaign. So stay tuned for tomorrow – we sure can’t wait to see what you think.

SJP sample sale

SJP Sample Sale
SJP Sample Sale

For one day only, you could fill your closet with shiny, high-heeled shoes for reasonable prices. That’s right, SJP is hosting a sample sale on Wednesday at the Warwick hotel in Manhattan, so grab your purse and go!

When: Wednesday, Mar 29
What Time: 10am-6pm
Where: Warwick New York Hotel, 65 West 54th St, New York, NY

 

DESIGUAL sample sale

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Clothingline is hosting two days of colorful bliss. We will be reporting live from this awesome sale – so make sure to stay glued to your phones for awesome updates. There is no better time to stock up on some awesome colorful garbs!

When: Wednesday, Mar 29-Friday, Mar 31
What Time: 11am-7pm
Where: 261 W 31st street, 2nd floor, New York, NY

BLK DNM sample sale

Blk dnm sample sale ny

Thanks to 260samplesale for hosting another awesome one: BLK DNM sample sale is happening at the hottest place downtown! And with 70% off retail prices this situation is hard to beat. Stock up on cool clothes and accessories while stock lasts.

When: Tue, Mar 28t – Sat, Apr 1
What Time: 10am-5pm
Where: 150 Greene St, New York, NY

Elie Tahari sample sale

Elie Tahari Sample Sale

It doesn’t matter whether you are thick or thin, because the Elie Tahari sample sale carries all sizes! Womenswear, menswear, accessories – everything is at 70% off retail. If you find yourself in midtown, don’t let this one out of sight.

When: Tue, Mar 28 – Sat, Apr 1
What Time: 10am-6pm
Where: 501 Fifth Ave, 2nd Floor, NY

FRYE sample sale

Frye Sample Sale

Question: how does one dress designer clothes without spending designer money? By shopping sample sales! At the Frye sample sale in 260samplesale in midtown, you will find the latest boots and booties – all at a 70% discount. If you’ll make it to one – this is the one!

When: Tue, Mar 28 – Sun, Apr 2
What Time: 10am-5pm
Where: 260 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

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Sample Sale Review: Lionette Jewelry NY

New York Sample Sale Jewelry

By Liza Sakhaie, ShopDrop Fellow

After following the Israeli jewelry line since their start eight years ago, I finally got the chance to purchase some of their statement pieces at their showroom sample sale this week! When I walked in, I was struck by a wall with tons of unique Lionette pieces, all 40% off their original prices.

Their infamous chunky necklaces, typically around 700 dollars, were marked down to almost $400.

Lionette Bracelet Sample Sale NY
Sample Sale Lionette

The colorful, bold earrings add the perfect touch to an all white or all black outfit (originally $150-$250). And lucky enough for me, there were over 30 pairs to choose from!

 

Lionette Sample Sale NYC
Lionette Sample Sale NY

My favorite of the selection was the buckets of jewelry to the side of the main wall, with pieces marked down to under $100 dollars. In their I found a number of “hand bracelets” that I had seen on bloggers such as Lainy Hedaya, otherwise known as Haute In Habit.

This signature Lionette piece, originally $700, was now just $100!

Since all of Lionette’s jewelry is handmade and they work out of their showroom, I was even able to put in a request to recreate a sold out choker in my favorite colors (in the works now– to be posted on our Instagram soon)!

Lionette Sample Sale NYC
Lionette Sample Sale NYC

 

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5 Ways To Look Like A Million Bucks For Less

If Monday is as difficult for you as it is for the rest of us, fear not. There are many wonderful sample sales and shopping events taking place this week. There, you’ll be able to stock up on some low-cost designer items in advance of Spring, which just doesn’t want to come. There are five action items that would maximize anyone’s return on invested time. So below are a few, and I’m always interested in hearing more ideas… so ping me, follow me on Instagram @shopdropapp and shoot me your ideas. Yours always, Estee <3

  1. Shop sample sales

    Sample sales are the best-kept secret of gorgeous looking fashionistas. Most brands, yes, even Canali, DVF & Hermes hold sample sales in fashion capitals once or twice a year. The merchandise is sold at a whooping 70%-90% discount. Knowing where to find them sales is a key to looking chic without spending chic. There are a few things that can maximize your results though… and they require that you be prepared to shop wisely.

  2.  Do your research

    Before you head to a sample sale, find out which brand or brands are being featured. See if you like any of the items. Find out if the sale sells stock or sample sizes (most sample sales now sell stock). I recommend having an app that lists all sample sales installed on your phone. Once or twice a week, check in and put interesting sales on your calendar.

  3. Stay tuned for outliers

    If there is something on sale at the end of the season, chances are, there will be more of a selection in non-standard sizes. My mother-in-law has a 10.5 size foot, and sample sales for shoes are her heaven. You could find the most exquisite and exclusive designs for ridiculous prices if your feet are either ‘too big’ or ‘too small’. If you want to see the maximum selection, go on the first day.

    Sample Sale Images

  4. Know your budget

    If you want to spend $5-$10 on an item, then look out for flea markets, blowout sales, and final markdowns. Oftentimes, the last day of a sample sale will be accompanied with additional mark-offs. If your goal is getting the Hermes scarf, then stand in that line, and get to the sale as early as you can.

  5. Set your expectations

    The tradeoff of buying luxury items at sample sales is losing the experience. No one will fuss over you at a sample sale bringing you every item you could dream of. Most probably, you will have to change in a public changing room, will have to be swift in your choices and stand in line to check out. If you ask us, it’s definitely worth the 70%-90% discount you’ll get in the long run. And if you set your expectations correctly, the experience will be fun!

 

 

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6 Styles That Will Revamp Your Wardrobe

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If you want to stop dressing so “basic,” Desigual is your one stop shop. With the brightest colours you’ve ever seen, carried all season long, this Barcelona brand is changing the definition of “Atypical” when it comes to fashion, adding a cultural flare that is purely representative of the brand’s headquarters in Spain.

When logging on to Desigual’s website, you’ll notice that their search bar has the words “find your atypical look” written in. This subtle feature of a line of words that disappear with a click, embodies what the brand is all about;

Looking for an atypical look? Search no further, or rather, search Desigual’s website, (they implore you to). In the mood for vibrant colors and unique designs?  Adding a personal flair to the average

6 Different Ways to Shake it up with Desigual:

Combine Different Textures:

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2. Mix Different Patterns:

3. Nothing like a little embroidery to shake up your plain pieces…

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4. Or some beautiful patchwork

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5. Add some fun accessories such as a belt to add your form back to that oversized dress

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6. A hint of metallic will give any basic outfit a bit of shinesample sales, shopdrop app, designers, fashion nyc

If you want to give any of these atypical looks a shot, but don’t want to pay the designer price, fear not! Desigual is having a SAMPLE SALE!

Where? Clothing Line 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, 10018

When: March 21st 2017- March 23rd 2017

 Cheers!

pictures taken from desigual.com

 

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Tory Burch: Entering the Athleisure Market

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As more and more millennials are trading in their high heels for a pair of casual, sporty sneakers, it seems like the athleisure trend is here to stay. Athleisure wear is like a good spray tan; who could tell if it’s from a can or an exotic vacation? So too, no one knows if you’re actually athletic and eat kale salads for lunch everyday, or if you just love the look. But hey, what’s the difference anyway? Tory Burch’s line is known for being slightly preppy, classy yet boho, and can be identified by her classic “T” medallion logo. Who knew it could be this versatile?

The once obsolete Juicy track suits can now be found front and center in Urban Outfitters windows, and the once “boyish” baseball cap is now filling up the shelves of many stores in materials including leather, velvet and corduroy. Tory Burch was not going to be left in the dark.   

Tory Sport is Tory Burch’s alter ego: With her second line, she redefines herself with a chic-comfort look that is designed around different sports, including tennis, swimming, golf, running, as well as yoga. Whether you’re a true athlete and want to dress up your look, or want a good motivator to start, Tory Burch remains your go-to brand. Come check out the first ever Tory Sport sample sale!

Where: The Clothing Line: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor. New York, NY

When: Tuesday February 28th- Friday March 3rd

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THE ARRIVALS NYC: Sample Sale of the Week

ShopDrop App Sample Sale The Arrivals

If you are into futuristic style just like I am, then The Arrivals NYC is the brand to pay attention to. Unlike most of their fashion competitors, The Arrivals weren’t inspired by the runway and did not draw inspiration from fellow shops. Rather, the brand is driven purely by three things: functionality, craft, and individuality.

Using this motto, the designers skipped the brick&mortar part and set out to create a brand that would create wearable pieces and sell them directly to the consumer online – thereby ensuring an honest price. Imagine our excitement when we learned that for a few blissful days, The Arrivals merchandise will be available in a physical retail space at a crazy discount. Yup, The Arrivals NYC brand is holding a sample sale in the last week of its concept pop-up store. Grab your futuristic friend, head down to Soho and then tag us in your pictures!

What: The Arrivals NYC Sample Sale
When: Tue, Feb 21-Sun, Feb 26 11AM-8PM
Where: 39 1/2 Crosby St, New York, NY

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