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A Dress for Every Occasion at the Shoshanna Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

We had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of the Shoshonna sample sale early today. The sale is held at their beautiful showroom located in Midtown West. The Shoshanna sample sale had a large variety of tops, bottoms, swim, kids, and especially dresses. The sale features pieces from their regular stock and samples. Most of it is from their spring collection, so you don’t have to wait to show it off! (If this weather ever gets any better…) At the Shoshanna sample sale you can get the perfect dress for any occasion. They had gorgeous summer dresses for a garden party, to evening gowns from their elegant Midnight collection.

We gave the Shoshanna sample sale a 9 out of 10. They had a great ready-to-wear selection with excellent prices. It is definitely worth the trip. But hurry! The sale is only two days! Details and photos below.

What: Shoshanna Sample Sale
When: Tuesday, April 25 – Wednesday, April 26, 2018
Where: 231 West 39th Street, Suite 422, New York, NY

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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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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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Community Fashion ShopDrop

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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Christian Siriano Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

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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Brooks Brothers Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Go Back to the Golden Age with the Brooks Brothers Sample Sale

By Cristina Martin

If you’re a sap like me and yearn for the days like those depicted in The Great Gatsby, then you must check out the Brooks Brothers sample sale. Most of the stock was men’s, but there was also a small section for the ladies. This is a perfect opportunity to shop for any man in your life with discounts going from 50% – 80% off. The Brooks Brothers sample sale was mostly accessories. They had some really cool pieces like old fashioned hats in hat boxes, a travel trunk, and a pocket watch. The shoe section was the most abundant with many different styles and sizes.

I was very impressed with the Brooks Brothers sample sale. I gave it a ShopDrop rating of 9 out of 10 for a great selection and affordable prices. The Brooks Brothers sample sale will only be around for three days! Head over to Midtown East before their doors close.

What: Brooks Brothers Sample Sale

When: Tue. March 20 – Thur. March 22

Where: 11 East 44th St. New York, NY

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Fashion JKNLEE K Beauty Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Pucker Up Baby, JKNLEE K Beauty Sample Sale is Happening Now

By Cristina Martin

Yesterday I stepped into JKNLEE K sample sale and was pleasantly surprised. LKNLEE K scored a 9 out of 10 ShopDrop rating. The entire store was on sale. Many of the items were being sold as a bundle. So you can get 3 items for $3, or 2 for $5 for example. This is one one of the few sample sales where you can leave with a whole bunch of items for almost nothing!

JKNLEE K is a fun, young brand from Korea. They can be considered the NARS of Korea. Take a trip downtown, grab some brunch with your girls, and hit up the JKNLEE K sample sale. The details are below.

What: JKNLEE K Sample Sale

When: Fri. March 9 – Sat. March 17, 2018

Where: 9 Christopher St.

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HEEL Your Shoe Collection at the Paul Andrew Sample Sale

For expensive shoe-lovers, the Paul Andrew sample sale is an absolute haven. The Paul Andrew shoes retail at an average of $650, so you can imagine how thrilled we were to discover that at the sample sale no shoe was over $250. All the shoes were segmented by size & gender (sizes 39 & 37 had the largest collection), and prices were either $50, $100, $150, $200 and $250 with the price being marked by the color of the sticker on the shoe. There were three pairs I really wanted to get but given my ‘spend no more than $50 rule’ I walked out with one beautiful pair of neutral stilettos. All men’s shoes were $100 or 3 pairs for $250.

We give this one a 9 out of 10 – outstanding showroom with great lighting, great collection and variety, staff is extremely nice and helpful. Definitely worth checking out. Photos and prices below.

What: Paul Andrew sample sale
When: March 15 – March 16
Where: 41 West 58th St, Suite 2A, NY, NY

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Red Carpet Gowns at the J Mendel Private Sample Sale

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It’s the J Mendel private sample sale again, and that means days of planning, appointment setting, building up of expectations. We went last night to check the sale out before opening. The good news is that the sale is in a large retail area with plenty of room to browse and try on items. The bad news is that dresses still cost quite a bit.

We awarded the sale a 7.5 out of 10 because the items were beautiful, but the prices were still high. A nice selection of gowns, furs, Manolo shoes (the ones I picked up were a size 9) and a few handbags. The cheapest items were separates (skirts & blouses) for $100-$150. We found a few cute short dresses in the $300-$600 range. Everything else was in the $1,000-$3,000 range. This sale is extended till Friday and is by appointment only. You can set yours up by RSVPing here. Photos and prices below. Enjoy!

What: J Mendel private sample sale
Where: 230 West 39th St, NY, NY
When: March 7th-9th I Thu 9AM-7PM I Fri 9AM-4PM

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