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Evening Gowns Galore at the Oday Shakar Sample Sale

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Oday Shakar is a NY-based designer who probably won the most acclaim through his participation on America’s Next Top Model. He hosted the first Oday Shakar sample sale this week. There were six racks of exquisite gowns (overstock and sample), and while the price range was higher than the ones we are used to, the designs definitely caught our attention.

Most items were in the $1,200-$1,500 range with two racks of short dresses selling for $200 and $350. The coolest part of the sale was that the designer was present for most of the event, so you had the opportunity to actually talk with the mind behind the masterpiece. Call me nostalgic, but there is something special about interacting with the creator of your clothes.

Anyhow, if you have a wedding or evening party coming up on the horizon, this sale is highly recommended. As always, details, photos and prices below. Enjoy!

What: Oday Shakar sample sale
When: April 16-22, 2018
Where: 260 West 39th St, NY, NY

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Kenneth Cole Sample Sale – What a Garage Sale in NYC Looks Like

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The Kenneth Cole sample sale is taking place in a garage West of 11th Ave on 50th Street. That means a lot of trekking to the edge of Manhattan from any major subway line. The plus side though is that the sale is in a spacious location (which doesn’t really happen in NYC) with plenty of merchandise and great music. Unlike most sales, I actually enjoyed spending time at the sale and browsing through the merchandise. The room is split into half between merchandise for men and women. Solid sizing selection as well both for clothes and shoes.

What: Kenneth Cole sample sale
Where: 611 West 50th St, NY, NY
When: Thu, Apr 12th – Sat, Apr 21

Here’s the pricing breakdown:

  • 50% off for shoes (retail between $75 and $389)
  • 60% off for clothes (retail between $49 and $395)
  • 70% off for accessories (retail between $49 and $190)

 

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260 Sample Sale Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Versace Sample Sale

Lines for Days at the Versace Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

 

Another day, another line at 260 Sample Sale. The Versace sample sale had some good prices, but who knows what your’re going to find once you FINALLY get in there? We interviewed people waiting on line. Turns out, people were waiting for 3+ hours!! The line went down a whole city block and wrapped around part of another. One plus is that they offer men’s clothing and accessories. One gentleman we spoke with on line said, “Versace is lit right now.” So is Versace making a comeback? Whether they are or aren’t, the time you spend standing  on line isn’t worth it. Go home, binge watch American Crime Story: The Assassination of Giannini Versace, and go back at a later date.

Details and pictures below. A very special thank you to Madison Avenue Spy for the photos.

What; Versace Sample Sale
When: Wed. April 11 – Sun. April 15, 2018
Where: 151 Greene St. New York. NY

 

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260 Sample Sale Fashion Rent the Runway Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Get Ready for a Scavenger Hunt at the Rent the Runway Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

The Rent the Runway sample sale was unpleasant from start to finish. When I got there, I was greeted by a line that wrapped around the corner! After waiting 30 minutes, I finally got past the doors ready to shop. Unfortunately,the space was way too crowded! On top of having to practically climb over people to just look at the clothing, most of the merchandise was dirty or damaged. Some of it was downright disgusting!

How I felt walking through the Rent the Runway Sample Sale

The only positives of the Rent the Runway sample sale were: 1. Everything is organized by size, which makes it easier to narrow your search .  You don’t have to scour the store to find your size. Also, sizes ranged from 0 – 22, so there really was something for everyone here. 2. The prices were pretty decent. Non-big-name gowns and dresses were below $100, and big name gowns and dresses were below $200.

We are giving the Rent the Runway sample sale a 3 out of 10. It is NOT worth the wait nor the crowds to go on an endless hunt to find something that is not so obviously worn.

My personal advice: I went to this sale last year, but on one of the last days. I didn’t have to wait in a huge line for damaged clothing, and they had price reductions. I left with 2 really great dresses. If it’s worth anything… save your time and go at the end if you are really in need for some dresses.

Hope we could help! Details and photos below.

What: Rent the Runway Sample Sale
When: Tue. April 10 – Sun. April 15, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY

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Most Items Under $250 at the Prabal Gurung Sample Sale

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We were quite relieved to discover that Prabal Gurung is selling items for under $200 at the sample sale.

The sale took place in the Prabal Gurung showroom in the fashion district of NY. Over 6 racks of clothes ranging in price from $25 to $250. Most items I liked were priced at $125. Some items were overstock and available in numerous sizes, while others were true samples and were held together with safety pins. You’d probably want to get that fixed before dashing into a party.

There were plenty of high-heeled shoes for $65/$90/$110 and even Manolo Blahniks but almost all shoes were in size 40. There were also $25 boxes of tees which you could dive into for some AMAZING finds. All prices are color-coded.

What: Prabal Gurung sample sale
Where: 247 West 37th St, 15th Fl, NY, NY
When: April 10th-April 11th

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review Scotch and Soda ShopDrop

Come Down and Have Some Fun at the Scotch and Soda Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Head over to the Scotch and Soda sample sale, if not for the great deals, but for the eye candy! Since this sale had mostly men’s clothing, there were a quite a few cuties shopping. Anyway… back to the sale. I was very impressed with the Scotch and Soda sample sale. There were a ton of great pieces for both men and women, and for both Summer and Winter. The Scotch and Soda sample sale is being held in their showroom, so the place is rather small and can get kinda hot (no pun intended). There are no formal dressing rooms. You kinda just try stuff on whereever. That’s not so bad when you’re standing around a bunch of shirtless men, but if you are the shy type, wear a bodysuit under your clothing.

The Scotch and Soda sample sale got a 7 out of 10 on the ShopDrop scale. The prices were good (most stuff under $40!) and the selection was great! I docked some points for a disappointing accessories section. They had two plastic bins with a few belts and super random items. Their showroom is also fairly large, but they only sectioned off a small area for the sale. They had the space and could have put more items on sale. That being said, the Scotch and Soda Sample sale is totally worth checking out. Head over to Union Square tomorrow, and maybe you will catch the farmer’s market too! Deets below!

What: Scotch and Soda Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, April 4 – Thursday, April 5, 2018
Where: 37 East 18th St. 10th Floor New York, NY

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Three Trends We Hope Aren’t Here to Stay for Long

By: Cristina Martin

Spring and Summer are right around the corner, even though it may not feel like it in New York. We can’t wait to shed off all our layers and show off what we are actually wearing under all these coats. Although the spring season allows for the streets to be our runway, we are not so excited to see some of these current trends. They are here to stay, but hopefully not for long.

  1. Dad Sneakers

    Photo: Style Du Monde

    Dad sneakers, who came up with this?! We personally just don’t understand this trend. There are so many cute sneakers out there. Even Balenciaga can’t tempt us to surrender to this trend. Why are people giving into this trend? Who really wants to dress like their Dad?

  2. Plastic 
    Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

    This is another trend we really don’t understand. Plastic was once seen as a “cheap” alternative, but somehow it has evolved from or Diet Coke bottles to designer fashion. We understood the plastic handbag trend. (Guilty of owning the Ted Baker plastic toat.) Why incoporate plastic into your clothes? Doesn’t that make you hot?! (No punn intended)
    Plastic? Maybe not so fantastic…

  3. Sheer 
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    Photo: Catwalking/Getty

    Okay, okay, we were guilty of following this trend as well when it was popular in the early 2000s. However, we don’t want to see it resurface. It is exhusting to have to find the perfect undergarment to make your sheer look “appropriate.” We don’t have time to find the perfect cardigan, or shop for camisoles in 100 colors. No thank you. We just want to wear one piece of clothing and go about our day.

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4 out of 10 for the 3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale

Phillip Lim

Photo credit: The Best Fashion Blog

The 3.1 Phillip Lim opened doors this morning. While I didn’t head down there myself, Sample Sale City stepped in and sent a detailed report of her findings. Overall, the sale was devastating, the prices were too high for sample sale shoppers regardless of retail prices. At off Saks, handbags sell for less. In terms of selection, SSC wasn’t too impressed either. Regardless, there was a line out the door.

For women, the cheapest items of clothing sold for $50, and the most expensive $500. For men same range: $50-$500.

If you want to check this sale out, details are below:

What: Phillip Lim sample sale
Where: 150 Greene Street, NY, NY
When: April 3- April 8, 2018

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Relive Project Runway: Shop the Christian Siriano Sample Sale

By Cristina Martin 

Christian Siriano has come a long way from winning season four of Emmy winning reality show, Project Runway. Head over to the Christian Siriano sample sale where he has gowns, cocktail dresses, and accessories. Although the space is small, the selection is big. There’s quite a few extravagant evening gowns that would be perfect for any black tie occasion. The cocktail selection was even more extensive. If you look hard enough you can also find some tops, bottoms, and suits.

The Christian Siriano sample sale received a ShopDrop rating of 8 out of 10. Although the selection was good, the prices were still a bit high. Gowns started at $800 and went into the low thousands. Cocktail dresses started at $200. There were no clothing there below $100. Accessories were the most reasonably priced items. All shoes were $50 and handbags were 50% off. The sunglasses were the best deal at $10 each! The Christian Siriano sample sale is 100% worth checking out! Details are below, as always.

What: Christian Siriano Sample Sale
When: Wed. March 28 – Sat. March 31, 2018
Where: 260 W 25th Street. 4th Floor New York, NY

 

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We Scored $9 Deals At The Vintage Twin Warehouse Sale

The Vintage Twin is an heaven for festival lovers and those who wish they were born in 1952. With locations all over SoHo and the UES, shopping there is hot hot hot. You can imagine how excited we were to learn that the store is hosting a blowout warehouse sale where everything was going for as low as $9. We found fur coats for $99 that reminded us of the Hadid trend, denim bomber jackets for $18, and old Calvin Klein tees for $9. If you’re planning on rocking out at the next Coachella festival, this one is a must. As always, pics & photos below. Enjoy!

What: The Vintage Twin Warehouse Sale
Where: 154 Spring St, NY, NY
When: Tue, Mar 27 – Sat, Mar 31

 

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