Today we had the opportunity to check out the Escada Sample Sale located at 317 West 33rd Street. The sale featured a huge variety of merchandise at an amazing price point. Everything was 80% with some damaged items at 90% off! There was everything from staple black blazers to beautiful ornate ball gowns. There are lots of nice elegant dresses and funky bottoms. The room is extremely organized and everything is separated by size. The staff is very eager to help making the experience very pleasant. There is an entire area dedicated to shoes which has everything Fromm elegant pumps to sexy sandals and boots for winter.
Overall we rated the Escada Sample Sale an 8 out of 10. The pricing on the items is just amazing and they have a huge selection of merchandise. We recommend you take a look!
Today we had an opportunity to preview the Alice and Olivia Sample Sale by Stacey Bendet on 260 Fifth Avenue. Spotted on the many racks of clothing were fresh floral prints, funky paisleys and cool color blocking. All the racks were organized by size then subdivided into different clothing categories. Clothing in nearly every color could be found. The sale featured lots of bright colored blazers, mini dresses and skirts. There were only three racks of sample pieces, which were picked through very quickly. While there was a huge variety of shoes, bags and sunglasses. If you have any need for a killer colored pantsuit (trick question – we all need one) or some quirky cocktail dresses, you should head over to check it out.
Overall we gave the Alice and Olivia Sample Sale a 7.5 out of 10. While we were disappointed with the pricing on a lot of the merchandise, there were some steals to be found – especially on the leather goodies. We recommend you stop by and pear at all the rainbow colored merchandise!
Today we had the opportunity to check out the Barneys Designer Warehouse Sale all the way over in Brooklyn. This was the first time that this sale has happened since 2016. Everybody is dying to know if the Barneys Designer Warehouse Sale is worth the hype and we now have the insider scoop.
First off, the sale is held in Brooklyn so you’re gonna plan accordingly. While I was first expecting a mob scene, it was actually not that busy. They have designer clothing ranging from IRO to Stella McCartney and Prada plus everything in between. The merchandise is organized by size and type and the staff is very helpful. The pricing on most items is good, but then again a $2,000 dress for $450 is still expensive. Secondly, there are no shoes and accessories. Say what? Yes, let me repeat myself, there are no shoes and accessories at this sale. As well there are no dressing rooms so you have to try on your finds in plain sight.
We rated this sale a 7 out of 10. They have amazing high end designer merchandise, you just have to have the patience to dig through the racks. If you are hunting for a nice Paco Robanne dress or a Valentino matching set, you should look no further.
We had the chance to check out the Gracy Accad Sample Sale on 302 East 32nd Street. The sale features amazing dresses for all your party and wedding needs. Gracy Accad makes stunning one of kind dresses, separates and evening wear. So don’t fret because no one will be wearing what you have. The merchandise is heavily discounted from its original price, ranging from 75% off to nearly 90% off. They have everything from black jumpsuits to stunning brocaded pink dresses and appliqué. wedding gowns. If you have any approaching weddings or celebrations that needs a piece that make people say WOW, you should stop by!
We rate the Gracy Accad Sample Sale a 9 out of 10. The have a great selection of evening wear at a heavily discounted price.
What: Gracy Accad Sample Sale
When: June 5, 2019 – June 6,2019
Where: 302 East 32nd Street, NY, NY
The handbags at the Nancy Gonzalez sample sale are outrageously beautiful, but also outrageously priced. Given that the bags are all made of 100% genuine crocodile, I understand why they are so expensive, but the price tags still hurt my heart a little bit.
At this sample sale, the bags range from 55% to 70% off, which is good. But considering the fact that it is a sample sale, I was hoping for even higher discounts. Maybe I’m being greedy, but a $4,000 bag for 60% off is still way too expensive for me. Overall though, the merchandise is absolutely stunning… literally drool-worthy. There are bags of all shapes, sizes, and colors, and for every occasion, you could imagine. Lots of the styles are amazing for summer, so if you’re looking for a cute (but pricey) bag to carry once the warm weather holds, this is the place to be! They also had adorable shoes including sandals, mules, and pumps, all for good prices! If I had a fat wallet, I would have left with everything.
Overall I’m giving this sale a 7 out of 10. If the prices weren’t so high I would definitely bump it up to an 8 or 9, but I’m not willing to spend so much money at a sample sale. If you’re willing to pay though, and you’re looking for a fancy new bag, definitely head over to this Nancy Gonzalez sample sale.
The Maje sample sale is honestly disappointing. Unless you feel like waiting around to be shoved by rude people sitting through mediocre merchandise, I’d say skip this sale.
At this sample sale, the merchandise is subpar; I honestly feel kind of gypped. The 30-minute line led to high expectations, but they are completely unfulfilled. Aside from a few cute blouses, a nice pair of pumps, and one alluring leather jacket, there isn’t anything worth buying.
Overall I’m giving this sale a 5 out of 10. I’ve seen much better discounts on more expensive merchandise at plenty of sales. It is unsettlingly crowded with rude people, and I cannot stress how underwhelming the selection of products really is. Don’t bother going to this 260 sample sale.
What: Maje Sample Sale
When: April 16 – April 21, 2019
Where: 150 Greene Street, Manhattan, NY
The Billionaire Boys Club sample sale is perfect for street-wearers looking to stock up on some trendy merchandise. The cleanly styled showroom and music playing throughout fit the brand’s vibe and enhanced the already awesome shopping experience.
At this sample sale there were hoodies for $50, crewnecks for $40, t-shirts for $20 and hats for $15. Additionally, they had lightweight outerwear for $50 and non lightweight outerwear for $90. They had nice variety of Yeezy ready to wear items as well as their signature vintage hard denim which retails for over $500. But at this sale the denim is going for $40! All of the products were displayed on racks but fully stocked in cardboard boxes; this was really helpful and made the digging process a lot easier. All of the merchandise came in a wide variety of sizes and was in great condition. And girls, don’t be too upset about the exclusively male clothing; the t-shirts and sweatshirts come small enough to fit tiny girls too!
Overall, I’m giving this sale a 8/10. Yes the merchandise was plentiful, high quality, and well priced, but what really sealed the deal was the staff. I have never encountered nicer sample sale employees! They were all extremely helpful, patient, and enthusiastic; it made my shopping experience 10x better! I would definitely recommend going to this sale if you like the brand or are in need of some new streetwear. Thanks Billionaire Boys Club for making me feel welcome!
If your wardrobe consists of denim on denim on denim, then the J Brand sample sale at 260 is the stop for you! The J Brand sale features racks on racks their denim pants for guys men and women. The jeans are conveniently divided by style of pant and then within the style by color. All RTW pants are $70, which is around a 70% discount off the usual selling point of $248. The sale also has J Brand samples which are stored in bins in the back of the sales floor. All sample pants are $40 and also organized by size.
The sale also has shoes and other pieces from designer Feit. All of the shoes were downstairs and there was a wide range of sizes for most of the shoes.
We rated this sale a five out of ten because while there was a good inventory, the discounts were not enough to achieve a high rank. While $70 jeans are not too outrageous, one could get J Brand jeans at closing Lord and Taylor on 5th ave for a better deal…
What: J Brand Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 13t – Sun. Nov. 18
Where: 150 Greene Street, New York, NY
If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a deal regardless of the season. If the price is right on a beautiful wool coat in the dead heat of summer, you’ll find me storing the coat until the perfect weather. For those who look ahead, you need to stop by the LoveShackFancy sample sale happening now! LoveShackFancy has beautiful pieces that just SCREAM summer in the Hamptons. The pieces are bright and whimsical with no lack of lace and ruffles.
We gave this sale a 9 out of 10! The LoveShackFancy sample sale scored so high as the inventory was amazing and the discounts were ones that can not be passed on! For a brand that rarely hosts sales or offers significant discounts, the prices at the sample sale are perfect. Make sure to stop by the sale to mourn summer and prepare for 2019!
When: Tue. Nov. 13 – Fri. Nov. 16
Where: 210 11th Avenue, Suite 500, New York, NY
If you’re still in search of the perfect outfit for those holiday and New Year’s Eve parties, then make your way over to the Jil Sander, Brock Collection, Jonathan Simkhai, and Fleur du Mal sample sale at 260! The sale is FILLED with the perfect duds to turn your friends green with envy. The pieces were organized on racks by designer with tables of shoes in the back. Interestingly, the shoes were from See By Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and Rochas. None of the brands were advertised by 260.
While Jil Sander was the headlining designer of this sale, the real gems were from Fleur du Mal and Jonathan Simkhai. The pieces by both brands were beautiful in both style and quality. We gave this sale a 7 out of 10 because of the beautiful inventory and the decent discounts. The rating could have been higher, but 260 was lining people out in the cold even though the sales floor was not full by any means.
What: Jil Sander, Brock Collection, Jonathan Simkhai, and Fleur du Mal sample sale
When: Mon. Nov. 12 – Sat. Nov. 17
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY