Ippolita is a high-end jewelry retailer, with pieces oftentimes selling for upwards of $2,000. Their sample sale, taking place at 317 West 33rd St, features pieces from their gold, silver, and rosé collections starting at 60% off off retail.
There’s a huge array of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings to choose from, as well as a smaller men’s collection. Ippolita is known for their statement pieces; expect rings with prominent jewels, colorful pendants, and bold statement earrings. Though steeply discounted, their prices are still in the several hundreds of dollars, with some pieces pushing $1,000.
There are some more affordable pieces that are subtle yet elegant, and would make perfect gifts, such as thin, dainty bracelets selling for around $300. The showroom is enormous; between the three collections, the variety of jewelry types, and the men’s collection, there’s definitely something for everyone.
What: Ippolita Jewelry Sample Sale
Where: 317 West 33rd St
When: Sunday, September 17 from 9 am to 6 pm and September 18-19 from 9 am to 7 pm
Cheat Day: Gilt gives us a reason to indulge on the most expensive brands without denting our Prada wallets, sounds divine alright!
By: Nanda Rai
Guilty for spending hours on hours scrolling through the Gilt app? Me too. Guilty for waiting for a sale to start even if it means after midnight and purchasing high end spa offers for your girlfriends and wine tours in the Hamptons for your other half you plan on venturing off with? Same! Gilt, I cannot get enough of your super exclusive, high end, chic sales and countdowns. Guilty and charged right on my credit card, I’m trained, soldier status, for the GILT olympics a.k.a. when you drop an item in the Gilt shopping cart and its reserved for only 10 mins but you already have the game plan down pact and consider nothing an impulse purchase but a strategic game plan on how to confirm your order within 8 mins, giving yourself leeway to choose the appropriate shipping options. Now thats what you call a trusted and credited gal to write here and tell you, this sale is definitely the one you want to be at.
The Gilt sample sale event located at, Industry City, 233 37th Street, Factory Floor, Brooklyn, New York started off with a BANG tonight, making the most out of their sales, it wasn’t just a sale it was a night to remember. They had it all, a convenient check in center for your bags, DJ mixing filling the atmosphere with great music, a station to get your hair done, a wine bar, coconut water refreshers, nutrition bars, and even signature garment bags to dump extremely worthy items into . Tonight, Friday September 15th, the sale took place from 6:30pm-10pm and tomorrow Saturday September 16th, the sale starts at 10am and ends at 6:30pm. I honestly have never seen designer items drop as low as it was marked like this in my entire life. Entire actual life. I mean I’ve seen how low Gilt can go on the limbo stick, when it comes to steeping down a price, but I mean Gilt gets even more flexible at their home.
Starting off with their bags, I think thats what we all hail Gilt for, the options were arrayed on 3 round tables, but it wasn’t the biggest deal. Some Kate Spade handbags, LongChamp totes, Edie Parker clutches, and actually there was a really cute winter grey Proenza Schouler mini purse that I did love with a cute top handle but prices weren’t too crazy. However, the shoes were definitely the affair of the night. From Stuart Weitzman,Christian Louboutin, Guiseppe Zanotti, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexandre Birman (Below, I snapped the price tag for these red python skin tie-me up’s, originally retailing for $1,680.00 and now $505.00), Schutz, the list goes on and the names were huge. Biggest selection had to be Stuart Weitzman and to give you a hint on the sale, I’m talking from $445- to $125. I took home a pair of Stuart Weitzman for $89, originally $445. Shoe sizes ranged from 5-11 for women and men’s 6.5-11.
You’ll see the longest racks of clothes, longer than the average Nordstrom warehouse sale rack from sizes XS-XL for both women and men. You for sure won’t be able to find the same garment in a different size, the clothing is pretty much a lottery, but its all about luck at these sales anyways! Nevertheless, what I did get my hands on were a pair of 7 For All of Mankind jeans, and even though the denim was the smallest rack in the warehouse, I did find really cute styles and the sizes did vary, which is a good thing! Outerwear and couture dresses neighbored the denim rack and as far as the men’s clothes, lots of button downs, huge selection of outwear, dress pants, jeans, shorts, huge selection. Mens shoes? That was the most organized and neat section of all! HAHA!
Any small details? There was a home section, a kids section and luggage section with personal monogramming available for the leather goods. The dressing rooms to try on were spacious enough to get the job done. The cashier section and lines were really seamless, fast and easy. Side note, they do take away the garment bag and give you huge white shopping bags, but at this point who cares after this great shopping party. I would love to thank Gilt for hosting this great event, and I can’t begin to think what’s being restocked or what new options they are putting out on Saturday. I’m super excited for you all to get your hands on the gorgeous shoes!! I saw women even go home with classic Prada shoes!! Happy Shopping to all!
The Vera De Nero showroom is hosting their 2 day sample sale where you will find luxury pieces at moderate prices . Although there is a small selection of items, the quality of the samples are impeccable. With items made in Italy of fine fabrics such as silk, leather, cashmere and more, this sale is perfect to shop if you want luxury at affordable prices. There were many outerwear garments, some originally priced up to $1500 that are now on sale between $115 to $200.The lowest priced item was at $50 for tops. Below are some images of items that you may find at the sale.
Fur Sweater Vest $100
Silk Top $50
Sweater Duster $100
Leather Jacket $70
The sales team and owner were very helpful in providing detailed information on each garment and also offered valued opinions on items while trying them on. I personally enjoyed shopping the sale because it was a calm and intimate shopping experience.
Today is the last day of the sale and prices may have dropped. So head over to the Vera De Nero sample sale and let us know what you found!
Now that the weather is transitioning into cooler temperatures, knitwear is something that we all will be gravitating to these days. At the NY Charisma Sample Sale, you can find all types of Women’s knitwear like t-shirts, dresses, skirts, pullover sweaters, cardigans, pants etc. ranging from $5 to $100 on items that originally retail for $46 to $535. Granted, the selling area is very conservative in space, however, the merchandising of the product allots for the display of a variety of items to shop from price range to garment type. There are a combination of stock items and true samples which are all in great condition. To the right of the selling space, are all samples ($25 and under) and to the left are the current season stock items ($40 and up) which are perfect for consumers who like to buy now and wear now.
Here are a couple of sample styles that I know you would love at $25 & under.
It is not often that NY Charisma have a sample sale so be sure to check it out before it is over. I hope that you find some cool items to add to your wardrobe!
I’m not sure if the summer season and the sample sale gods are friends or they’re on the love/hate battlefield, but I’m having a huge dilemma. That is? I don’t have enough weekends left to wear these color block pieces I’m obsessing over at the JADE Swim Sample sale, located at the Chelsea Market (15th street and 9th ave). Starting today, Wednesday August 30th (10:30AM—7:00PM) — Sunday September 3rd 2017 (10:30AM-5:00PM) I suggest you walk over there if possible while reading, its a promised good sale, guaranteed and the atmosphere is so fun! Chelsea Market is the ultimate playground to shop in!
Lets start with our shopper PQQ- price, quality and quantity. The price list, super straight forward. Separate pieces are $29 and $59 for a one piece. If we were to compare retail prices? Their one-side Apex swimsuit’s retail price dives into the deep side of the sea, at $198, but now? $59! All yours! The Micro one-piece retails for $220 and the Chain Reaction V Neck one-piece, $150. Now, $59 for all! Also, the separate pieces ( I suggest mix & match) range in retail price from $75-110, and now selling out at this sample sale for? $29 !!! Insanity. I could not be more happy writing this to all of our shoppers!
Ultimate steal, right? I cannot wait for you to have first dibs. Even though its preferred not to try on the swim, there are dressing rooms in the back and I suggest putting it over undergarments to make sure you’re getting your right size! There is plenty in stock for all sizes, the white suits are seemingly running low, however every other color is in attendance. Also, the quality is undeniably beautiful, I mean we all know JADE swimwear as one of the hottest fashion competitors in the industry rated highly by InStyle Magazine. Trust us, or trust that toned gut you’ve been working out all summer, this sale is amazing!
Sizes run from Extra Small, Small, Medium & Large but it did look like they’re made smaller than average. The color palette that you’ll see is beyond perfection. The ocean blue, the strawberry red, the sand tan. (yes I’m making these names up, but i promise you’ll envision this exact color from this fun description) Then you have your super cool, “This is me not trying, I’m an natural” collection giving you LIFE with our favorite core colors, matte black, bright white and a really moss olive that if you ever get stranded on an island, you’ll be so in-tune with the color of nature.
What I love most are the styles, the sharp cuts that make an edgy yet curvy look under the sun. I know, groundbreaking!
Make your dreams come true, your shopping dreams that is, at the Dreams On Air Sample Sale. With the entire front of the store filled with discounted luxury items, you might want to check this sale out! Spacious and tidy with pleasant sales associates, you will be sure to enjoy your shopping experience. Enjoy up to an additional 50% off already marked sample and stock items for up to an overall 80% off.
There are T-Shirts by Millennial as low as $20 and a suede duster trench vest by Sarah Swann for $500. With this price range, everyone will be able to find some items within their budget. Not to mention, there is a wide selection of shoes and accessories. The most disappointing part about the shoe selection is that all shoes are sample size so if you’re a size 36, you’re in luck. Mules, pumps, and flats, they have them all.
Get all the LemLem thats left! Refreshing sample sale today, August 17th, 2017
I just stopped in for some eye candy window retail at Lemlem’s sample sale located at the studio (3rd floor) on 495 Broadway (heart of Soho), which lasts until 7:00pm today. I must say, Lemlem is an airy fairy Hampton’s goddess, martini gal and fashion force to be reckoned with! To all of our shoppers, if anyone has a vacation on their schedule, stop in for Lemlem’s sale today! 75% off of almost everything including scarves, coverups and my new found favorite bracelets that are being sold at $10 a band, mixed with gold and rainbow silks, to layer up on your wrist. Lemlem you are such a breath of fresh air ! Amazing sales!
Other than Lemlem’s apparel showcasing its best of the best highlighter colors on soft linen sheer rompers, dresses, joggers and blouses, I can’t comment enough on how easy the shopping experience was. Everything was spaced out, deserving of their own spotlight and the chart below shows pricing for all accessory lovers 🙂 Upfront in your face like hey, no excuses now, buy me today!
Even though theres no private try on area, the minute you hold up one of Lemlem’s statement pieces in the mirror, the gold jewelry display is right beside you, and all of sudden you lose your marbles, —fair warning. Speaking of marble, there’s a beautiful gray marble table, displaying Lemlems very own summer staple, airy beach joggers! Definitely a buy! The pictures below scream, I’m not your boring gray sweatpants for the winter, wear me right now. Also, look out for the treasure box with the cute little bralets. Lemlem you have it all covered for the summer!
Fun Fact: Lemlem means to flourish or bloom in Amharic and is recognized through its handcrafted collection that inspire economic independence in the founder, Liya Kebede’s, native country Ethiopia, as well as, preserve the art of weaving.
Y-7’s first ever warehouse sale? I couldn’t believe it either, because it was executed to perfection! You can visit the Y-7 warehouse sample sale located at the original Hip-Hop Yoga Studio (Y7 HQ, 262 Bowery, 4th Floor, NY, NY) starting today Tuesday August 15th- Wednesday August 16th; and trust me when I say this, you feel the “namast-ay fly” aesthetic as soon as you walk in. Need I mention their too-good-to-be-true negotiation with the weather? I mean, the temptation to purchase a sweater on a rainy day like today from a vast selection of all-black comfy Y-7 sweatshirts/hoodies with trendy slogan designs?! Y-7 for the win!
But, lets back it up a bit, trekking 4 stair flights up to the warehouse; Y-7 definitely knows its customers, getting everyone to kick a sweat before the goods and glory sales. Ice-cold tea samples (RUNA) served right before the race to the racks is most definitely a well-thought-out refresher of choice, another check for Y-7. As you head inside, the atmosphere gets you bumping and flowing to the most popular genre of music in the U.S right now, Hip-Hop!! Yep, its pretty damn ideal.
I walked in with a mission, to get all the information on site on behalf of the ShopDrop team, and completely got distracted when I saw this Kanye sweater “inspo.” It was Kanye West in pretzel position, hell yeah!! Y-7 is definitely onto something, unique and genius! Lucky for me, there was only 1 small left, so I dropped everything and called grabs! Don’t worry, I took tons of pictures, just for you to see! I mean 40% off today? 50% off tomorrow? I couldn’t resist.
For the rest of the apparel, sizes range from XS-XL in most styles including the hoodies/sweatshirts/tour-style t-shirts, sweats, leggings and sports bras. The prices have taken a steep downfall from $250 retail to $16 or less in apparel and accessories (headbands, face towels, bookbags, candles, phone cases, beanie hats, pins). ShopDrop has you covered ! You definitely want to yoga, sleep, study, eat, netflix in this gear!
P.S. The best part of this sample sale is getting to know the brand! Y-7 established itself in 2013, opening studios all over NYC and LA and has been featured in all the best magazines, (Cosmo, Forbes, InStyle), including Vogue, quoting ” Yoga For People Who Put On Gangsta Rap and Handle It.” It truly cant get better than a recommendation from Vogue, you’ll be surprised how much of a spirit animal this brand can be for you when you shop their gear! Happy Shopping friends!
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
You spoke and we listened. Thanks to your encouragement and advice, our team has created a new and improved version of the app, about which we will tell you more below. To make sure you get the full experience, go to your app store and make sure to update the ShopDrop App.
You can now create a profile – that’s right! Through inputting your email or connecting to Facebook, you can now personalize the sample sale shopping experience to your very own needs!
SHARE SALES WITH FRIENDS
When you click the “I want to go” button to RSVP, you’ll see a pop-up to share the event with friends. That’s right, even with those who don’t yet have ShopDrop. You can send the sale via Facebook, Whatsapp or good old text. Going to sample sales with friends has never been easier.
ADD TO CALENDAR
Hate forgetting about events you saw? We know – that’s why now RSVPing will allow you to seamlessly add events to your personal calendar. Using this feature you will never forget a sample sale again.
As always, you make us great. So if you have any feedback, comments or suggestions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Team@shopdrop.app