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All things random at the MoMa Design Sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Moma sample sale had tables in the middle of the room, filled with tons of items. While the room was spacious and organized, this sale was slightly wack. All of the merchandise was so random: from pads of paper to dishes to watches, this sale was very interesting. There were staff members behind each of the tables, and they explained what everything was. All of the items were neatly laid out and displayed, and it was quite easy to find what you are looking for.

Merchandise/ pricing: Most of the merchandise was 60% off, besides for jewelry and watches; Jewelry and watches were 50% off. There were tons in stock of everything, from plates to casual bags. The prices in this sale were great, but retail prices were also not so high. This sale is not worth the trip, unless you need a new clock or notebook. Most of the items were not considered “cute-” the plates were bright red with weird apples on them.

Rate: 4.5/10 Eh merchandise, low prices (but retail prices are not too high either), sweet staff, not worthwhile to attend.

What: Moma Design sample sale

When: Tue Feb 25th – Sun Mar 1st

Where: 150 Greene Street, Manhattan, NY

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The Rubin Singer Sale is Amazing!

By: Eve Orbach

The Rubin Singer sale has drop-dead gorgeous clothing at drop-dead prices! With discounts of up to 90% off original prices, it made me want to sing(er) at the top of my lungs! Prices are slashed, and then slashed some more! Included in the sale are many straight from the runway pieces. The brand as a whole is amazing—Rubin Singer himself used to design for Oscar de la Renta, so trust me when I say that Singer’s track record is quite impressive. 

The highlight are definitely the gowns (which really made me realize how lacking my life is in gown-wearing opportunities). There are also tops, skirts, leather items, pants, and jackets. The items being sold are very unique and have lots of beautiful detail. Styles range from minimalist chic to statement pieces. No matter what your style is, there is definitely something for you here. No joke — today there was both a mother finding a dress for her son’s wedding as well as someone looking for a “casual woodland goddess” vibe. 

All items are hung up neatly on hangers and divided by item type. There is a ton of stock, but act fast! The sooner you get here the sooner you can get your hands on the beautiful pieces. 

All sales are final. Crash and credit card are accepted. 

What: Rubin Singer sale.                                                                                                                                           Where: 230 West 39th Street.                                                                                                                                   When: January 21-23, 2020

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The Anthom Sale was Plain 👎

Anthom is offering discounts of up to 80%, but unless if overpriced and underwhelming sales are your thing—skip this one. While the discounts originally seemed promising, a lot of the items are well over $150+. There are, however, a few good deals. This sale features clothes from Anthom, along with other brands that include dim sum, Yune Ho, and H of S. 

All types of women’s clothing is being sold, along with accessories such as headbands, jewelry, and shoes. Everything is displayed neatly on hangers and separated by brand. The space is very minimalist chic and everyone working the sale is helpful. 

The sizing definitely stays on the smaller size. Some of the items aren’t even sized at all (um, what?). 

Ladies, please spare yourself the trip to this one. High priced items + bad sizing= one bad sale. I give this a 3/10 for the exactly 3 items I found reasonably priced. 

What: Anthom sample sale                                                                                                                                            Where: 25 Mercer Street                                                                                                                                               When: January 16–January 26, 2020 

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The (Not So) Clever Alice Sale

By: Eve Orbach

When one of the first things you hear upon entering a sale is “the golden rule is to NOT trust the sizing”, you know you’re not off to a great start. The Clever Alice pop up features multiple brands such as Stellah, PORTO, Vivienne Hu, Inizio, Raw Earth Wild Sky, and more at discounts of up to 80%. Featured items include sweaters, skirts, tops, dresses, jackets, and bags. The prices really varied by item and brand, but as a whole I would say the deals were simply 😐. 

The sale is organized by brand and clothing item. Every piece is hung up neatly on hangers. The staff is super helpful to the point where I literally didn’t have to carry any item for more than .2 seconds, when it would then kindly be whisked away to the fitting room. The fitting room does not have a mirror inside, so every time I tried something on I had to go out and do a little fashion show in front of every person in the store. (There were definitely a few not too approving looks given to me by some of the other customers, lol. To each their own, guys!)

There honestly is nothing too notable about this one. If you’re in the area it may be worth popping by because they have some good pieces. Overall though the issues with the sizing were pretty frustrating and the deals were by and large underwhelming. Hopefully once the sample sale season kicks back up again there will be bigger and better ones to come!

What: Clever Alice sample sale.                                                                                                                                   When: January 7–January 16, 2020                                                                                                                       Where: 126 West 25th Street 

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BS Stands for Belgian Shoes

By: Eve Orbach

To put it lightly, the Belgian Shoes sale was overpriced and a waste of time. After an already disappointing discount of just 50%, you think the good people of Belgian Shoes would try a little harder to make their sale worth attending. But alas, I waited on line for almost an hour… that’s right folks… almost an hour. I do not understand what type of person could rationalize the decision to wait that amount of time for LOAFERS that were $200+, but the world is really filled with some interesting people.

Belgian Shoes is the type of company that sells “crests” on their website. As astutely pointed out by one of our loyal followers, the majority of people attending the sale “looked like attorneys”. The type of customer there is the person who loves to complain about how busy their work life is, and then continue to suffer an ungodly waiting period to buy shoes…for work. Seriously, everyone around me was wearing loafers. If everyone on line protested and just made their own sale of the shoes they were already wearing they would have had many better styles, price points, and a bigger stock. Inside there really wasn’t that many options to chose from, and the space was off putting and honestly smelled like an old age home.

This whole experience was pretty bizarre. I decided to give this sale a 1/10 because I knew that I was going to say some pretty harsh things in this review and giving them that extra 1 point made me feel better. Please, do yourself a favor and skip this one! Legit— still reeling from the whole experience. I feel like I was punked. 

What: Belgian Shoes “sale”                                                                                                                                           Where: 110 East 55th Street                                                                                                                                   When: January 6–10, 202

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Come on Eileen… to the Eileen Fisher Sale!!!

By: Eve Orbach

The Eileen Fisher sale at 260 Wooster has crazy markdowns, lots of stock, and great pieces. Most items fall in the $20-$40 range. Jackets are the highest priced item and are just $70! Also available are women’s tops, sweaters, cardigans, pants, skirts, accessories, and more.

Attached below is the complete price list. My favorite steals are the sweaters for $40 (compared to the usual $200/$300+on the Eileen Fisher website) and the pants for $30 (versus the typical $200+ ones also being sold on the company’s website).

Everything is hung up neatly on hangers and organized by item. The sale is spacious and easy to shop in. One downside of the sale is that every single sweater I picked up, and trust me— I picked up a LOT— were all a size small. However, the sizing for the rest of the items is much more varied.

There is a wide range of styles and patterns for all of the items being sold. There are items for everyone. Merchandise came in both chic, understated styles as well as colorful, spunky ones. 

A solid winter accessories section is also a notable highlight— hats and scarves are going for $20.

Cash and credit cards accepted. All items sold as is, and all sales are final. 

I give this sale an 8/10 for having killer deals and lots of items. I really recommend hitting this one up at some point. It might be worth it to use some restraint though because 260 always ends up slashing prices even further towards the end of their sales. 

 

What: Eileen Fisher sale                                                                                                                                         Where: 151 Wooster Street                                                                                                                                       When: December 17– December 22, 2019

 

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Make it to MACKAGE

By: Eve Orbach

Hello loyal readers! Now this is one I’m sure we were all very excited for: the MACKAGE sale is finally here! 

MACKAGE has coats, accessories, and clothing for all. The markdowns for each item vary but overall there are definitely some good deals and steals. Coats are available for women, men, and children come in a wide range of styles from bomber jackets to winter puffers. Accessories include wallets, bags, scarves, gloves, hats, and vests. MACKAGE dresses, pants, shorts, and skirts, are available in addition to SOIA & KYO blazers, cardigans, jackets, and accessories.

The best deals of the sale are definitely the accessories. Wallets start at $10, scarves and hats $40, and bags are going for $70. As for coats, price vary per item but there are some jackets that fell below the $200 price range! (But many, many, MANY, more that surpass $200) For a designer brand, I thought that the clothing was pretty well priced—dresses could be found for $160, pants for $100, and tops for $100. The SOIA & KYO pieces were generally on the pricier side but had still has some affordable priced accessories. 

It is organized by gender and style and is hung up neatly on hangers. The people working the sale are very helpful and outgoing. 

All sales are final. Cash and credit card accepted. 

I give this sale a 6/10. All of the pieces are very fashionable, but for a sample sale I was not very impressed with the prices. However, the accessories were definitely on the more reasonable side and there are even some coats that aren’t priced too high. 

Finding outerwear for the winter can be a struggle, but in this case head over to the MACKAGE sample sale to try your luck at finding a warm, reliable, go-to winter coat! 

 

What: MACKAGE sale                                                                                                                                                 When: December 18– December 22, 2019                                                                                                             Where: 450 W 14th Street (Meatpacking District)

 

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The Christian Louboutin Sale was Cute but Costly

By: Eve Orbach

This invite-only Louboutin sale had really beautiful items but prices were still high. Most of the shoes fell along the $300-$400 range. The shoes came in all different styles (booties, HEELS 😍😍😍, flats, etc.) and sizes. Bag straps and perfumes were also available for sale. 

At around a 40% discount, the prices were definitely at a significant markdown. If you were in the market for a pair of Louboutins the sale just might be worth to go, but you can honestly find similar priced ones on websites like Poshmark and The RealReal.

The merchandise was organized by size. All of the shoes were still in their boxes and the boxes were stacked from floor to ceiling. Most of the boxes had pictures of the shoes on them, so it wasn’t too hard to navigate. The staff was helpful. All of the shoppers were running around so frantically that observing them was a notable highlight of being there.

The sale was invite only. Even with an invitation, there was still a line.

I give this sale a 6/10 for having such amazing stuff. However, even with the 100% drool-worthy shoes, I wouldn’t recommend trying to weasel your way in without an invitation. You’re better off finding similar deals online instead.

 

What: Christian Louboutin sale                                                                                                                                 Where: 342 West 37th Street, Manhattan                                                                                                     When: December 11-13th, 2019

 

(There were no pictures allowed, so I only managed to sneak a few.)

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You Need to go to the Jonathan Simkhai Sale!!

By: Eve Orbach

Guys, seriously, Get. There. ASAP! As soon as you finish reading this— heck, go right now, while you read this. (just make sure to look both ways before crossing 😉 The Jonathan Simkhai sample sale was a total hit! Jonathan Simkhai is famous for making beautiful, detailed dresses and at this sale there were many great ones to choose from. Styles of dresses ranged from casual everyday pieces to stunning floor length gowns. Many of the dresses were $195, which is a great deal for a couture dress. I even was able to find an adorable summery number for just $85. The prices of the gowns varied, but there were so many stunning ones. 

Women’s dresses, sweaters, denim, pants, jackets, and tops were arranged by size and category. It was very well organized and that made it a pleasure to shop at. There was also a wide variety of items available for children ranging from infants up to teenagers.  

Some of the best deals include jeans for $65, sweaters for $50, swimwear for $20, and children’s t-shirts for $25. 

There were no lines to get in. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Cash and credit cards accepted. All sales are final. 

I give this sale a 9/10! There were plenty of styles and categories of items available. I left the sale with some great items that I can’t wait to wear. (Another fun bonus of the sale— there were Kenzo items for children and teens. I was even able to get some holiday presents for my younger siblings. $20 for a Kenzo hat? Unreal!)

What: Jonathan Simkhai sale!                                                                                                                                         When: 450 W 14th Street, Meatpacking District                                                                                                          Where: December 11-15, 2019

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The SAMple Sale was Simply OK

By: Eve Orbach

The Sam. Sample sale had great winter coats but at a discount of approximately 50% to 60%, better discounts can be found elsewhere. Simply put, this sale was underwhelming. Women’s coats were the most heavily featured item, but there were styles for men and children as well. Overall the price markdowns were significant, but paying upwards of $200-$300 at a sale is definitely not what I would call a great steal. If you are in the market for a new winter coat then this might be worth attending, but don’t go in with high expectations. (I tried to get a new coat because my four year old horrible purple coat is stain-ridden, but alas— I was unsuccessful.)

There was a good range of sizes, colors, and styles available. There were long lines to enter, and unless you are on the sale’s guest list you might end up waiting over 20 minutes in the cold just to get a jacket (kind of ironic, no?). 

The coats were hung up neatly on hangers. There was a women’s section, men’s section, and children’s section all organized by style. 

All sales are final. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. The opening times for each day vary; be sure to check the picture below to get there on time.

I gave this sale a 4/10. The long lines and high prices made this sale a bust. 

What: Sam. Sample sale                                                                                                                                          When: December 11-14, 2019                                                                                                                                  Where: 34 Little West 12th Street (between 9th Ave and Washington St., in the Meatpacking district)

 

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