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Bandage and Beads at Herve Leger and BCBG Runway Sample Sale

Herve Leger and BCBG Runway sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Rebecca Minkoff US

As I walked up Greene St. to one of the 260 sample sale location, I was preparing myself for a line around the block and an hour wait in the 90° heat. But lo and behold, there was no line and barely any people inside. For such a hyped sale, this emptiness was a welcome surprise, but was foreshadowing for the steep prices. I ,personally, am a fan of the Herve Leger dresses, but know that finding the perfect venue for these bandage dresses can be tricky. You can’t wear them to weddings or any other formal affair and they are generally too much for a night out. So despite all the colors and shapes, the $200 price tag seems too high. But the last Herve Leger sample sale did have lower prices and saw price reductions within two days.

The sale also featured pieces from BCBG runway which were beautiful and less expensive. Both brands had dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets, and furs represented at the sale. The BCBG dresses and tops were very summery and would have to be put away until 2019.

We rated the Herve Leger and BCBG runway sample sale an 8 out of 10 for the beautiful inventory and steep prices.

What: Herve Leger and BCBG runway sample sale at 260.
When: Tue. Sep. 4 – Sun. Sep. 9, 2018
Where: 150 Greene Street, New York, NY

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Red, White and Black at the Morgane Le Fay Sample Sale

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Here’s our lowdown of the Morgane Le Fay sample sale – if you love the brand and are willing to buy items at full-price, get in line because you’ll love this sale! If you are looking for $30 dresses, this sample sale is not for you. Better stay in bed.

Environment: the storefront on Broome street has big windows. The staff is extremely nice & sweet and there is a small line out the front door (at least in the morning).

Merchandise: The racks are lined with dresses. Tons of bridal options in white, a rack full of red dresses, and plenty of black dresses. We saw a few pastel colored pieces as well. There were plenty of sizes – most of the items we saw were size M. The sale includes samples and stock from  a number of seasons.

Prices: prices are between 70% and 90% off retail. We couldn’t find too many things under $200. If you are willing to spend, go for it!

What: Morgane Le Fay sample sale
Where: 464 Broome St, NY, NY
When: September 4-11, 11AM-7PM

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To Wear White or To Not Wear White, That’s the Question

By: Cristina Martin

Your entire life you hear you mom say either, “It’s Memorial Day. We can now wear white pants,” or “It’s Labor Day. Gotta put the white pants away.” Well this weekend we face the latter. Many blogs and magazines promote white pants or boots as a favorite during the winter months. So who do we listen to? Mom or the fashion gurus? Let’s investigate a bit further.

After the Civil War there was a rise in nouveau riche. Those who belonged to old money wanted to be differentiated from the nouveau riche since they were considered low class. Old money women set fashion rules within their circle. This way those who didn’t follow were easily identifiable as nouveau riche. Wearing white only during summer months was one of the many rules put in place. In 1894, Labor Day was officially incorporated as a holiday, and society adopted it as the unofficial end of summer.

Naturally, there were society women who told the rule-making society women where they can put their rules. Surprisingly, Coco Chanel was a fashion rebel and wore white all year around. However, by the 1950’s every women’s magazine that mattered scholded women on the fact that white was worn between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Period.  

So it’s 2018, what do we do now? Well, if ask my mother, the answer is a very strict ‘no.’ And how dare you for asking. On the other hand, many women’s (and men’s) publications are telling us to break free from those musty, old rules, and embrace white 365 days a year. I guess you need to decide how traditional you are. If you embrace tradition, then hang up the white pants after this weekend. If you are a fashion rebel, we’ll be eying your Instagram to see just how you pull it off. Hey, if Coco Chanel wore white all year around. That’s all I’m saying.

Happy Labor Day weekend!  

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Fashion Karolina Zmarlak Khirma New York Meredith Marks Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Convertible and Reversible fun at the Karolina Zmarlak

Karolina Zmarlak sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

We stopped by the Karolina Mzarlak studio today to check out Karolina Zmarlak, Khirma New York, and Meredith Marks sample sale. With the three brands present, there was plenty of inventory to choose from. From apparel to handbags to furs. The handbags were beautiful ranging from large leather purses to Swarovski crystal encrusted clutches. The ready-to-wear was equally stunning with plenty of pieces for every palette. What particularly stuck out to me was the convertible and reversible items. Many of the clothing options were able to be worn both inside-out and backwards. There were also pieces were the longer sleeve could be fastened into a bow on the back or draped over the shoulder. The clothes could be transformed to satisfy even the wildest imagination.

We rated the sale a 6 out of 10 because of the inventive pieces and the steep prices. While it was reported that the pieces were 75% off, they were still too high for this shopper. But if the prices are no deterrent, make sure to RSVP by emailing, rsvp@karolinazmarlak.com, before stopping by!

Rebecca Minkoff US

What:  Karolina Zmarlak, Khirma New York and Meredith Marks sample sale
When: Tue. Aug. 28 – Thu. Aug. 30, 2018
Where: 146 West 29th Street, 4RE, New York, NY

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Wanna Know a Secrete about the Boll and Branch Sample Sale?

Boll and Branch Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Who knew a linen company can be so interesting? Well before you head out to the Boll and Branch sample sale, let us tell you a thing or two.

Boll and Branch is a luxury linen company founded by a couple in New Jersey. (Yes, cool things can happen in New Jersey too.) They pride themselves in using sustainable materials, and were the first in the industry to be certified by the Fair Trade Organization. This husband and wife then opened their first and only brick and mortar location in Short Hills, NJ. This isn’t the highlight of their careers. It has been reported that three U.S. presidents, both Bushes and Clinton, have slept on Boll and Brand sheets! Are you ready for the secret? Rumor has it that two former presidents slept on these sheets with their mistresses. Well, I think we can almost positively ID one. *cough* Clinton *cough*

That’s enough story time for now. Let’s chat about the Boll and Branch sample sale. The sale featured a bunch of their bedding, bath towels, robes, and even pj’s. The brand retails between $200 – $500, so markdowns were pretty good. However, we do recommend you wait for further markdowns to try to score the best deal. Boll and Branch offer super plush and comfy sheets. If you’re looking to decorate you bed for your next Netflix binge (or next affair, hey we don’t judge) we’ll see you there. Happy shopping!

What: Boll and Branch Sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 28 – Sat. Sept 2, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave. New York, NY

 

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chelsea market Fashion Prive Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Squeezing Out Every Bit of Summer at the Prive Sample Sale

Prive Sample Sale

Photo Via Diva’s World 

By: Cristina Martin 

Chelsea Market sample sales never disappoint! The Prive sample sale featured summer clothing and swim for both men and women. Chelsea Market has a huge space, so there was plenty of merchandise form a variety of brands to choose from. There are racks of swim for both men and women in so many colors. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up for next year, or that tropical getaway in January. The Prive sample sale also had a dresses, tops, cute pants, and skirts. For the gentlemen, you can choose from tops, trousers, denim and accessories. Prices were also very reasonable!

We rated the Prive sample sale a 8 out of 10. Pros were of course the fabulous clothing, huge selection, and affordable prices. The only con was the fact that it is mostly summer, you only have a few weeks at best to use them before the items go in storage. Don’t loose all hope, some items can definitely be used for fall/early winter. Happy shopping!

ASOS.com USA

What: Prive Sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 28 – Sun. Sept. 2, 2018
Where: Chelsea Market: 75 9th Ave. New York, NY

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Cravin’ Some Carven Sample Sale

Carven Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Labor Day Sale Early Access! Receive 30-75% off sitewide with code TAKE30 at LastCall.com. Offer Valid 8/28.

Carven is a brand we all love, so when the Carven sample sale showed up on our feed, we jumped! We had to travel all the way to the west side, beyond the subway, for this one. So, the stakes were high! The room was fairly small but jammed packed with clothing, shoes, and accessories. The Carven sample sale featured both men’s and women’s clothing, however there was no formal changing room. Everything was strikingly beautiful. From coats to dresses, we were impressed. You can shop very simple, elegant pieces to embellished and funky accent pieces. You can definitely shop for any occasion at the Carven sample sale.

We rated the Carven sample sale a 7 out of 10. Carven lost points at pricing. Yes, all the pieces were stunning, but the prices were still just so high. It was a also very confusing. Women’s items were as marked. Items that had prices written on the tag were considered samples. Apparently, these are already marked down $70. Items with the the price written on a colored round sticker are regular stock items. Everything was mixed together, so you didn’t know what you were getting yourself into. Men’s items were pretty confusing as well. They had a price list, but that didn’t match what was on the tags. Word of advice, ask a sales associate for accurate pricing.

If you’re down to splurge, the Carven sample sale is worth the visit. Happy shopping!

What: Carven Sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 28 – Thur. Aug. 30, 2018
Where: 530 W 25th St. Suite 603 New York, NY

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Prepping for Next Year’s Summer Bod? Visit the Gottex Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Labor Day Sale Early Access! Receive 30-75% off sitewide with code TAKE30 at LastCall.com. Offer Valid 8/28.

I hate to be the one to break it to you ladies and gentlemen, but summer is officially almost over. Que the violins. Just because sweater weather is on the horizon, doesn’t mean that we start to slack off! Next summer is only a mere 9 months away, get started now on that bikini bod! Find motivation to get fit at the Gottex sample sale. They have plenty of workout gear to get you started looking fab!

The Gottex sample sale also had amazing prices. Nothing was above $20. However, beware of their strict cash only policy. The Gottex sample sale was nicely stocked, and our sources say they will be restocking. The staff was also very sweet and attentive. Next time you’re in midtown stop by the Gottex sample sale. We’ll be looking out for the fitinspo Instagram pics. Happy shopping!

What: Gottex Sample Sale
When: Mon. Aug 27 – Thur. Aug. 30, 2018
Where: 230 W 39th St. Suite 900 New York, NY

 

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Fashion Michelle Waugh Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Winter is Coming at the Michelle Waugh Sample Sale

Michelle Waugh sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Even though it is currently over 85º in New York City, fall and winter are just around the corner. To help us all prepare, we stopped by the Michelle Waugh sample sale. The sale was held at their NYC showroom and featured a rack of discounted coats and blazers. Their pieces are all 100% cashmere and would be perfect for when the temperature finally drops. The staff was extremely helpful and discussed some of the pieces and explained their features.

We rated this sale a 5 out of 10 because while the selection of coats and outerwear was beautiful, there was something to be desired price wise. The least expensive piece that I could find was a $330 coat, which is a steep price for a cashmere coat that can’t be worn in sleet or snow.

Let us know if you’ll be stopping by the Michelle Waugh sample sale in the comments below!

What: Michelle Waugh sample sale
When: Mon. Aug. 27 – Thu. Aug. 30
Where: 1133 Broadway, Suite 710, New York, NY

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Give Your House a Makeover for a Change at the Mascioni Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

We spend the day shopping for ourselves and neglect other responsibilities like our home. Well, the Mascioni sample sale takes care of that. Mascioni is known for their linen and towels. You can find Mascioni bedding in major hotels around the world. Talk about a vacation at home! Now your home can be as chic as you!

This is the first time we’ve heard of a Mascioni sample sale. The space was tiny and everything was packed away in cardboard boxes. You actually had to ask a sales associate to retrieve an item. That is so uncomfortable. If you’re one of those shoppers that wants to look at everything before you make your final decision, this may be a really awkward sale for you. Prices were good. You can scoop up a king set for $150 – $200.  However, we think it’s worth checking out if you can take out 20 minuets of your day. Happy shopping!

What: Mascioni Sample Sale
When: Mon. Aug. 27 – Fri. Aug. 31
Where: 254 5th Ave. New York, NY

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