With NYE right around the corner, you need to start thinking about outfit choices. The Retrofete sample sale is the perfect place to get some inspo since they are known or their fun, glittery style. Shop for the perfect cocktail dress. Many of the dresses had some type of glitter or sequin element to it, so it’s the ideal opportunity to stand out at your NYE party. The Retrofete had an extensive range of sizes, but not a large selection to choose from. You can look through about five racks and defiantly find a lot of repeats.
The staff was lovely and there was no line to get inside. Prices ranged from $50 – $200. So there are definitely options depending on your budget. Retrofete is also an up and coming brand, so you may just be on the cusp of something new. Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions and try something different. Maybe your outfit making you the center of attention may land you that midnight kiss. xoxo Happy shopping!
Off-White is the hottest street brand out there right now. Stock up on classic and current Off-White as well as all your favorite streetwear brands at the 375 Pop Up clearance sale. 375 had samples from Off-White’s first ever collection! Talk about one-of-a-kind. You can also shop from their current spring collection if you’re looking for something more contemporary. In addition to Off-White, browse through Marcelo Burlone, popular Italian streetwear brand, Palm Angels, Californian skater brand, and many more! Most of 375’s merchandise is currently on sale at Barney’s at full price.
We gave the 375 Pop Up clearance sale a 9 out of 10. What stood out the most, was the pricing. The markdowns were INSANE! You will never find these brands that cheap anywhere else. The sale is tucked away in an intimate showroom right off the F train in Brooklyn. Yes, it is worth the trek to Brooklyn. Most of the items are available in multiple sizes, and there is a ton of merchandise. So, no need to worry about them running out. Head over to the 375 Pop Up clearance sale to upgrade your street style. Happy shopping!
Summer is back at the Parker sample sale. There are so many casual and evening dresses to choose from in their large, and chic midtown showroom. If you have a bunch of weddings coming up, this is the sale for you. The most expensive dresses were evening gowns at $180! We can’t even believe it. Parker had a mix of samples and regular stock. Dresses weren’t the only thing on the menu; you can also shop tops, bottoms, jumpsuits, rompers, outerwear, and coverups. Most of the sample were in great condition and $50 or under.
We rated this sample sale an 8 out of 10. Merchandise was excellent: plenty of options and very beautiful pieces! Prices were also very fair. Most items are summer pieces, so you do have to wait until next year to sport it. On the other hand, with the holidays coming up you can stock up on dresses. Happy shopping!
What: Parker Sample Sale
When: Mon. Nov. 5 – Wed. Nov. 7, 2018
Where: 234 West 39th Street, Floor 3, Manhattan, NY
I walk in, and it’s complete chaos. Staff members were running around, people everywhere, I don’t even know what to do. Unable to find a shopping basket, I shove myself into the already over-stuffed room. It hit me that this is probably a fire hazard. They didn’t follow their own 25 people maximum. There are so many people in the room; your only option is to get online to check out and shop through there. Yes, you read that correctly, now let me break that down for you. There were bins in the center of the room creating an island and bins along the perimeter of the room. You entered the line at the door and went along the walkway that wrapped around the makeshift island. You can add items to your basket while walking. However, the line was at a standstill, so you were a victim of standing in front of the same bins for quite a bit of time. It was so overwhelming I had to step out. I wasn’t getting anywhere, and this was a clear waste of time.
I returned to drastic improvements. The lunchtime rush has died down, and you can appreciate the sale for what it actually is: a really great sale. Prices are at rock bottom with the most expensive items reaching $30. They even had smaller items for as low as $1! What a bargain! Shop a plethora of skin care products for any skin type. There is a $20 credit card minimum and 10 item maximum.
After I improved my mood and I filled up my basket, it was time to check out. Frustration quickly returned and consumed me. There’s one staff member that solely marks down what’s in your basket. Then you take the paper, and your items to the actual check out person to charge you. Now That’s already extremely inefficient, especially with large crowds. Peter Thomas Roth products and June Jacobs products need to be checked out separately. This doesn’t help with the $20 minimum. So, I had to abandon my June Jacobs products. When I checked out the person who filled the product paper became my cashier since the real cashier was cleaning up. She didn’t know how to check me out and didn’t even bag my items. Talk about inefficiency.
We had to give the Peter Thomas Roth and June Jacobs sample sale a 5.5 out of 10. It’s a real shame because it’s a great sale, but it’s a hot mess, and it destroys the shopping experience. We totally recommend you go, just be prepared for chaos. Happy shopping!
What: Peter Thomas Roth and June Jacobs Sample Sale
When: Mon. Nov. 5 – Thur. Nov. 15, 2018
Where: 460 Park Ave. 22nd Floor, Manhattan, NY
With the holidays coming up, you will have more of an excuse to dress up these next few months. Pair a super cute clutch with your party outfit at the Edie Parker sample sale. The sale was held in this tiny little room packed with clutches and accessories. Edie Parker clutches go for over $1,200. Prices at the sale started at $150, and most bags were in the $300 and $500 range. We know that’s pretty steep for a sample sale, but the discount is rather high.
There was a small line to get inside due to the space constraints. Once you got in, you were greeted by a large selection of cute, quirky clutches and accessories. The accessories, including phone cases, key chains, coasters, and trays, were priced a little lower if you’re shopping on a budget. The staff was incredibly sweet and really helpful if you had any pricing questions. So, if you frequent parties then it’s is worth to drop a few hundred bucks on a clutch. Happy shopping!
The Nicholas Kirkwood sample sale opened to the public today at noon. Some Shopdrop users had the opportunity to get a sneak peek for their 8:00 a.m. early access. Wow, were we impressed! You can shop from a large selection of flats, heels, sneakers, and boots for both men and women. Items from previous seasons had great discounts. You can find most shoes for under $200. If you’re looking for something more contemporary, you can pick up current stock for 60% off. You can even snag their famous pearl boots!
We rated the Nicholas Kirkwood sample sale a 9 out of 10. It is very seldom that we give a rating of nine, so you know this sale really stood out to us. Prices were excellent. To get an idea, their flats usually run at around $400, at the sale you can snag a pair for $90. There was plenty of merchandise ranging from 34 to 42.5. Everything was conveniently organized by size. The staff was also incredibly sweet and helpful. Nicholas Kirkwood doesn’t always go on sale, so head over there fast and grab your own pair to take home. Happy shopping!
What: Nicholas Kirkwood Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 30 – Wed. Oct 31, 2018
Where: 65 W 54th St, NY, NY
You can find a little piece of Italy just under the Upper East Side at the Components by John McCoy sample sale. Shop beautiful, Italian casual wear and suits for both men and women. However, the most extensive selection is in menswear. Ladies, you browse through top, bottoms, jackets, and accessories. Women’s clothing was mostly casual, but some pieces can be worn for work and then transformed to dinner with the girls. They also had the cutest little handbags perfect for a night out on the town. We even stumbled upon a wine bottle holder for 20 bucks. Now that’s something we’ve never seen! Men’s had a larger selection with a few racks of suits and jackets and tables with pants, sweaters, and shirts. Full suits were a steal at $300. You can choose from thicker, winter suits, and suits you can wear all year around.
We gave the Components by John McCoy sample sale a 7 out of 10. There was a large variety of high-quality clothing. If you’re in the market for everyday clothing that has a different flare, this is the sale for you. Prices are pretty standard. You can even catch the staff speaking in Italian if you’re lucky. Happy shopping!
What: Components by John McCoy Sample Sale
When: Mon. Oct 29 – Fri. Nov. 2, 2018
Where: 123 E 55th St. 3rd Floor. Manhattan, NY
We make power moves all day every day. Now you can look the part at the Nina McLemore sample sale. Nina McLemore is worn by the most powerful women out there, including many CEOs, CFOs, and even some familiar names like Billie Jean King and Hillary Clinton! The room is filled with a mix of regular stock, not on sale, and on sale samples. You can shop for a variety of tops, bottoms, and jackets right from their showroom. Walking in, you will be enamored by all the vibrant colors. Who said you always have to wear black to that board meeting?
We rated the Nina McLemore sample sale a 7 out of 10. We were impressed by all the beautiful, high-quality clothing. Prices are on the higher side of this sample sale. The price point starts at $99. You can find items for up to 75% off. Sizes go up to 18, so you will definitely be able to find something to take home. Check out the Nina McLemore sample sale to dress like your favorite #GirlBoss role model. Head into your next meeting confident and in style. Happy shopping!
What: Nina McLemore Sample Sale
When: Mon. Oct. 29 – Fri. Nov. 10, 2018
Where: 135 E 55th St. 7th Floor Manhattan, NY
We can’t believe it either. The Jimmy Choo sample sale usually rolls around at the start of every spring. We are already mentally prepared for scoring an invitation, waiting in line, competing with other shoppers, and waiting for those last day reductions. However, we were not ready for the Jimmy Choo sample sale to pop up this week as well! There’s not much of a difference between the spring sale and this sale, except for the selection. This time around the selection was much better. I remember back in the spring being disappointed with the selection and only leaving with one pair of boots. There were also repeat shoes from previous sales.
Pricing was almost the same as last time. Women’s shoes started at $250 instead of $200. Men’s shoes obnoxiously started at $150. Bags also started at $250. They had a lot of merchandise out, especially in size 37. It was also very well organized by size. The line to get in (even with an invitation) was extremely long. It went down 18th St. and wrapped around 6th Ave. When shoppers finally entered, boy were they shopping! Shoppers had multiple bags filled to the rim! I guess all that waiting makes you crazy! Don’t you worry! They will be restocking all week. Even on the first day, staff members were bringing out new boxes. Happy shopping!
We will be updating this post on Friday to report on reductions. Check back here for more information. Watch our Instagram (@shopdropapp) for live reporting.
What: Jimmy Choo Sample Sale (invitation needed)
When: Wed. Oct. 23 – Fri. Oct. 26, 2018
Where: 123 West 18th Street, 8th Floor, Manhattan, NY
We can all agree this fall has been very temperamental. One day you’re in a winter coat, and the next you’re in a tee and a cardigan. Stock up for this crazy fall weather (and probably more to come) at the White and Warren sample sale. The White and Warren sample sale has the coziest cashmere clothing that will keep you warm on the chilly days but won’t suffocate you on the warm days. Their cashmere tees are perfect for layering on those in-between days. My favorite had to be the cashmere shirt and pant set. I swear, I will never leave my sofa with that on!
We rated the White and Warren sample sale a 7.5 out of 10. The merchandise was very cute! It was well stocked, but there wasn’t a ton in there. Two days should be good for this sale. They will be restocking the wraps/blankets, but it is unclear for other items. Additionally, the sale was pretty well priced. It was unclear what was a sample and what was stock, which in turn make the pricing a little hazy. Stock up on cozy cashmere tops, bottoms, sweaters, and accessories this fall! Happy shopping!
What: White and Warren Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 23 – Wed. Oct. 24, 2018
Where: 80 W 40th St. 3rd Floor Manhattan, NY