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Fall is Coming – The Karolina Zmarlak Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had a chance to stop by the Karolina Zmarlak Sample Sale. The sale featured tons of versatile fall pieces including turtle necks, long sleeve dresses and reversible shearling coats. While the merchandise is completely stunning, the prices are still a little high for our liking. While our ShopDrop users will get an extra 10% off when mentioning our name (oh yeaaaa). August is quickly coming to a close, so you better start stocking up on these fall pieces. We cannot wait for sweater season and we recommend you stop by the sale!

Overall we rated the sale a 7 out of 10. Carolina Zmarlak had beautiful pieces with unbelievable quality but they will come at a higher price point.

What: Karolina Zmarlak

Where: 146 West 29th Street, NY, NY

When: August 19th, 2019 – August 24th, 2019

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Gowns Galore! – The Vera Wang Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the chance to stop by the Vera Wang Sample Sale. The sale is extremely organized and everything is divided by size and item type. While the racks were stocked with a majority of stunning tulle, silk and bejeweled wedding pieces. Vera Wang is known for its unbelievable wedding dresses and this sale did not disappoint. Don’t worry! There are still some very nice RTW available for purchase and gorgeous colored gowns (perfect for those bridesmaids). In addition, the sale had a decent amount of accessories – think vails, headbands and belts. I know you are all wondering what the pricing is like, but let me tell you that the gowns are not cheap (I mean it is your wedding day so). Every piece is individually priced, the wedding dresses range anywhere from $700 (past season merchandise) to $2,200 (new season merchandise). Beware there is limited space to try on the dresses and a limit of 3 gowns.

 

 

What: Vera Wang Sample Sale

When: August 5th, 2019 – August 6th, 2019

Where: 15 East 26th Street, NY, NY

 

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Everything Is Under $20 – The Rachel Roy Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall

Today we had a chance to stop by the Rachel Roy Sample Sale located in midtown. To say the least, the sale did not disappoint. Nearly every item is under $20 (you can skip your SweetGreen salad today).

The sample sale featured a huge variety of silk tops, midi dresses and slick pants. We were loving the selection of gorgeous chiffon dresses available in different prints like polka dot (pretty woman vibes) and stunning florals (florals for Fall, groundbreaking). While you might be thinking, I don’t need anything. There is a really great selection of merchandise. Let’s be real, if you aren’t broke from the Hermes Sample Sale then you should stop by (you need a dress to match those Hermes shoes, duh). While the sale is not very organized, so you really have to dig through the racks. There is a limited selection of bags, jewelry, bathing suits and shoes available for purchase.

Overall we rated the sale a 7 out of 10. This sale is truly a hidden gem, with everything under $20 it is totally worth it! We recommend you stop by!

 

What: Rachel Roy Sample Sale

Where: 58 West 40th Street, NY, NY

When: July 30th, 2019 – August 1st, 2019

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Up and Coming – The Sies Marjan Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had a chance to preview the Sies Marjan Sample Sale which opens to the public at 12 PM today. The sale features tons of shoes, dresses and jackets from their collection. 

If you are unaware of Sies Marjan, the brand is upcoming and sells at retailers like Barney’s, Net a Porter and Moda Operandi. The clothing is extremely chic and comes in stylish colors (cough cough mint – biggest color of the fall people). Beware because lots of the merchandise are true samples, hence they have pins, odd stitches and stains (always check before you buy). The pricing is incredible having tops/knits for $50 and pants/skits for $60! While there are tons of mules for fall and they are only $50 (everybody loves a good pair of mules). 

Overall we have this sale an 8 out of 10. We are telling you, this brand is gonna be big (just you wait). Better to buy now than see it on an influencer and regret it later.

What: Sies Marjan Sample Sale

Where: 151 West 26th Street, NY, NY

When: July 24th, 2019 – July 26th, 2019

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Don’t Get Your Knickers in a Twist – The Bottega Veneta Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had a chance to preview the Bottega Veneta Sample Sale. Similar to last years sale, there were tons of knot bags, leather accessories, and clothes to chose from,

The Bottega Veneta Sample obviously had stellar pricing, runway dresses for $200 (deep breaths) and shoes ranging from $100 – $150 (take a sip of water/wine). While the pricing is clearly amazing, the merchandise was disappointing. A ton of the separates and jackets were spotted at the Summer 2018 sale. While you shouldn’t worry, there are tons of leather goodies available for purchase at + 80% off retail price. What about the knot clutch? (because we know everybody is gonna ask). There is a decent selection of the knot clutches available.  They ranged in price from $250 (mostly satin) to $750 (special collection/exotics). Accessories like belts, scarves, jewelry and sunglasses ranged from $50 to $200 dollars.

Overall we rated the sale a 7.5 out of 10. While we really had our hopes us for this sale, we left empty handed. The duplicate pieces from 2018 really didn’t sit well with us but the pricing was just too good. If you love the brand, we recommend you stop by. Beware there will be big lines throughout tomorrow and the next day, and phones are strictly not allowed.

What: Bottega Veneta Sample Sale

Where: 123 West 18th, NY, NY

When: July 24th, 2019 – July 25th, 2019

 

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Vita Fede Sample Sale – 30% Off is NOT A Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

This morning we had the chance to stop by the Vita Fede Sample Sale in midtown. The sale featured a limited selection of archive pieces but a majority of the sale was dedicated to current season merchandise. The current season merchandise was only discounted 30% off (something we don’t love to see). While the archive bins featured tons of rings and bracelets for anywhere between $20 to $50 (something we love to see). The sale is extremely organized and the staff is very attentive! 

Overall we rated this sale a 6 out of 10. While we did love the archive pieces, the current season merchandise was expensive. If you love the brand, we recommend you stop by.

What: Vita Fede Sample Sale

Where: 25 West 26th Street, NY, NY

When: July 18th, 2019 – July 19th, 2019

 

 

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Nearly 90% Off at The Altuzarra Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to head all the way downtown to check out the Altuzarra Sample Sale. While Altuzarra hosts the sample sale themself, so the discounts go as high as 90% off (we are drooling).

The sale featured tons of current season merchandise as well as past season merchandise. The Altuzarra sale was very organized and separated by the current versus old season merchandise. The pricing on the past seasons were amazing, nearing to 90% off retail. They had a lot of availability in terms of stock and sizing. While the current season merchandise was on the pricier side, there was a nice selection. There were tons of shoes available, including boots, lace up heels and funky pumps.The Altuzarra Sample Sale also featured a decent selection of bags and accessories.

Overall, we rated this sale an 8 out of 10. Altuzarra is one of the remaining brands that hosts their sample sale in house (and we are so happy about it). We recommend you stop by and check it out!

What: Altuzarra Sample Sale

When: July 17th, 2019 – July 18th, 2019

Where 233 Broadway, NY, NY

 

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Wait…What Did You Say? An Alexander McQueen Sample Sale?!

Frst off, our followers are literally CIA/FBI/Law & Order SVU spies. We had some of our amazing informants catch wind of an Alexander McQueen Sample Sale. Yes, you just read that right, an Alexander McQueen Sample Sale. Just to clear the air, the sale is private (hence invitation required). Here is everything they told us so we could tell you!

There is no other way to say this, but the pricing was literally insane. We heard that there was a good selection of bags this morning but it was cleared out extremely fast. They had the classic skull clutch in a couple of different varieties. The bags ranged from $75 to $300. The shoes were priced all under $100 and that includes boots (excuse me while I cry myself to sleep tonight). Here is the real kicker, tops and bottoms were priced at $50 dollars! While dresses and gowns ranged from $100 to $500 (yup, even runway). We also heard that there was a decent selection of costume jewelry, belts and other accessories. Time to phone a friend and get that invite to the McQueen Sale.

 

 

 

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Sales Styles Series – Interview @the.sales.girl

By: Ashley Randall 

Hello and welcome back to our Sales Styles Series! We are back and this time we interviewed New York based fashionista @the.sales.girl!  Sales Girl is a fellow devoted member of the sample sale community in New York City as well as searching every corner of the internet for the best designer deals. If you were to check out her Instagram on any regular day, you would find tons of screenshots of deals online as well as live photos taken from the best sales in NYC. 

@the.sales.girl told us she has been shopping at sample sales since college (I mean it’s never too early to get a good deal). While she started her Instagram based on the fact that the only media outlet providing insight on the merchandise was ShopDrop! She felt like there needed to be more coverage on the products at sample sales. Regarding her screenshots of the online deals, she just wants to help out her sale sisters/brothers! Sales Girls said she devotes around a half hour to an hour each day online searching for designer goodies. She said uses a lot of filters for specific designers and said that Barney’s was her favorite (they save your favorite designers – making it that much easier). She also mentioned Cettire having great finds but it is a pain to search through. Her favorite place to shop in-stores is Barney’s Warehouse and she swears by it. @the.sales.girl described herself as “thrifty as f*ck” and we really couldn’t agree more! Check out below to see her answer from quick questions.  

What are your takeaways for shopping at sample sales? Advice to newbies on the sample sale scene!

  • Grab everything you like then filter through, make sure you try everything on and be prepared to wait!

 

Sample sales hosted by third party versus in house by the brand

  • Definitely hosted by the brand – there is where you find the best deals

 

 

What has been your favorite sample sale to date?

  • Louboutin and Balenciaga

What brands are you hoping have a sample sale?

  • Chanel (don’t we all), Valentino and Fendi

What is your favorite purchase within the last year?

  • Valentino Black Rockstud Sandals (scored for $105) and McQueen Bag from UAL!

 

 

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Chuckies Liquidation Sale – Can Somebody Say Shoes?

By: Ashley Randall

Today we had the chance to stop by the Chuckies Liquidation Sale located on 74th and Lexington Avenue. Chuckies is a boutique shoe store with multiple locations across NYC! They carry a variety of designer brands such as Repetto, Alexander Wang, Dior and more! 

The sale is organized into different sizing and pricing options. Spotted on these racks were tons of Loeffler Randall sandals from $49 to $129 dollars. There are some drool worthy Alexander McQueen boots for $329 as well as a ton of Repetto ballet flats for $129. While if you have small feet (think size 5.5 & 6) or big feet (think 10 +), you are in luck because there are a lot of options in those sizes. We also spotted some Les Petits Joueurs bags at 80% off! 

Overall we rated the liquidation sale a 7 out of 10. While the room is very organized there aren’t that many options for people with size 7 through 9.5. If you are in the area, we recommend you check it out!

 

What: Chuckies Liquidation Sale

Where: 74th and Lexington Avenue, NY, NY

When: June 25th, 2019 – June 28th, 2019

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