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Summer Forever at the Solid & Striped Sample Sale

Solid & Striped sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

The quantity and variety of styles at the Solid and Striped sample sale made us wish summer would never end. Held in the NYC HQ on 20th between 10th and 11th (it was a trek), the sale featured both men’s and women’s apparel and swimwear. Compared to their usual selling price, the merchandise at the sample sale was a bargain! A one-piece that was selling for $158 online was $48 at the sale. The swimwear was all very current and would be perfect for that labor day trip to the Hamptons. From bright neons and girly gingham to more muted navies, the bathing suit styles could match any palette.

The one drawback was the sizing. While the sample sale did have sizes from XS-L, even the most generous large was teeny. For those who aren’t a size 0 (myself included), it may be difficult to find the best fitting styles at the sale. Due to the beautiful and stylish pieces and their prices, we rated the Solid and Striped sample sale a 6 out of 10. If you’re still feeling summer and are planning on attending this sale, make sure to RSVP by emailing rsvp@solidandstriped.com

What: Solid & Striped sample sale
When: Tue. Aug. 21 – Thu. Aug. 23, 2018
Where: 529 West 20th Street, Suite 7E, New York, NY

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Backpack Bonanza at the Herschel sample sale

Herschel brand sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

As a loyal fan of the Herschel brand, I was over the moon ecstatic to be able to cover the Herschel sample sale 2018! The sample sale was run by 260 sample sales in Soho. After watching the 260 Instagram story, I was expecting the line to be around the block and would take almost an hour to get in. Thankfully that wasn’t the case and I only needed to wait around 5 minutes. The Herschel sale had raincoats, fleeces, luggage, wallets, hats, fanny packs, Ipad cases, and of course, their signature backpacks. As someone who has had the same Herschel backpack for the past 6 years without any signs of wear or tear, I was excited to see the options. There were about five different styles for the larger size backpacks, with an emphasis on darker colors. The sale had many different sizes of backpacks, but they were all grouped together and it was hard to differentiate between sizes. What was surprising was the pricing of the backpacks. The larger backpacks cost the same as the mini-backpacks, which made the mini bags not worth the $34.99.

We rated the Herschel sample sale a 7 out of 10 because of the well-stocked inventory. Let us know what you thought about the sale in the comments below!

What: Herschel Brand sample sale
When: Tue. Aug. 21 – Sun. Aug. 26, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster Street, New York, NY

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Fashion JSong JSong Vintage Archive Sale Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

One of a Kind Pieces at the JSong Vintage Archive sale

JSong Vintage Archive sale

By Melanie Capruso

The JSong Vintage Archive sample sale featured a mixture of ready-to-wear and one-of-a-kind pieces. The sample sale was housed in their NYC HQ in the middle of the garment district. The inventory was arranged on racks by price, which made it easy shop. The detailing on the clothes were spectacular and not like anything else I’ve seen sold in other stores. The pieces were made with a fabulous attention to detail! As the majority of the pieces were samples, the sizes were smaller and there were only one or two pieces by style. What really made the JSong Vintage Archive sale stand out was the attentive staff. From the minute I walked in they were ready to help me with anything I needed!

We gave the JSong Vintage Archive sale a 6 out of 10 due to beautiful inventory and the incredible staff. Make sure to check out this sale before it ends!

What: JSong Vintage Archive sale
When: Mon. Aug. 20 – Wed. Aug. 22, 2018
Where: 149B West 36th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY

 

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ABC Home and Carpet Calvin Klein Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

The Calvin Klein Sample Sale: The Most Stereotypical Sample Sale Ever

Calvin Klein Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

All the old wives tales you were told about sample sales manifested at the Calvin Klein sample sale. You walk into this garment district warehouse looking room to complete chaos. Rows of messy tables, racks, and cardboard boxes filled the room. Shoppers frantically search the table of true samples for items that were cute, yet not damaged. You really need to be in the right frame of mind for this.

We rated the Calvin Klein sample sale a 5 out of 10. Prices were INCREDIBLE. Nothing was above $30. You can score Calvin Klein jeans for $10 and tops for $5. *Pause for reaction.* Keep in mind that cheap prices come with a hefty price. You have to sort through so much CRAP before you get to something wearable. True story: we found a shirt with the word “sample” in all caps written with a sharpie on the back. The place was also just way too hectic. The staff members were absolute dolls. You be the judge. Happy shopping!

What: Calvin Klein Sample Sale
When: Thur. Aug. 16, 2018
Where: 205 W 39th St. New York, NY

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Tucker

Why is This Random Brand So Expensive: The Tucker Sample Sale

Tucker Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

We traveled off the beat and path to 11th Avenue to check out the Tucker sample sale. The sale was held in a less vibrant, Chelsea Market look-a-like venue. The space was small, but there were quite a few racks and tables filled with men’s and women’s clothing. The advertisements read that the sale was 90% off. Prices started at $45 and went up to $80. That’s pretty pricey for a brand that we’ve never heard of. On the bright, side the stuff was cure!

We rated the Tucker sample sale a 6.5 out of 10. Their strength lied in variety. Almost every pattern can be found in dress, shirt, and skirt form. They had a few boxes with really pretty $20 shirts. (We even snagged one!) Most of the sizing was small or xsmall, but there were a few large items as well. For men, the Tucker sample sale had colorful button downs and flannels. If you are in the area, check out the sale. Hey, you may be willing to break out your passport, travel to 11th avenue, and pay a million dollars for nameless clothing. By all means, happy shopping

What: Tucker Sample Sale
When: Thur. Aug. 16 – Fri. Aug. 17
Where: 271 11th Ave. New York, NY

 

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Fashion Petit Bateau Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Back to School Fashions with Petit Bateau

Petit Bateau sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

The Petit Bateau sample sale is coming at the perfect time to stop the end-of-summer blues, and get us excited for fall! Petit Bateau is a high quality French clothing brand for children. They’re known for their colorful and cozy clothing that both parents and kids adore. Their sale features both late summer and fall pieces for children from infants to 12 years old. The selection is incredible with everything from lightweights tees to chunky knits.

The only disappointment was the price. Petit Bateau is an expensive brand retailing for $70-$150, which is a steep price for clothes children will out grow. The Petit Bateau sample sale offers around 50%-60% off per item. BUT, we were told the prices will drop and the sale will b extended into next week.

What: Petit Bateau Sample Sale
When: Thu. Aug. 16 – Fri. Aug. 17
Where: 49 West 38th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY

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Fashion Morgan Lane Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Small Space and Limited Inventory at the Morgan Lane Sample Sale

Morgan Lane Sample Sale

By Melanie Capruso

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The Morgan Lane sample sale disappointed us due to the small amount of inventory that were selling out quickly. Within 45 minutes, the coveted eye masks were gone, which is crazy! The sale was also held in a small venue, their showroom, which can make any amount of shoppers feel like a crowd. While the inventory left something to be desired, there was variety in the pieces being sold. There was lingerie, silk and cotton pajamas, swimwear, and even a vintage rack. Despite the limited pieces, some of the items (including the lingerie) was discounted around 80-90% off.

We gave this sample sale a 5 out of 10 due to the lack of items and the varying price ranges. Morgan Lane is generally quite expensive, so the sale may be worth a look for fans of the brand!

What: Morgan Lane sample sale
When: Wed Aug 15th – Fri Aug 17th
Where: 550 7th Avenue, 24th Floor, NY, NY

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review Tesoro Collective

Discounted Treasures at the Tesoro Collective Sample Sale

Tesoro Collective Sample Sale

By Melanie Capruso

The prices at the Tesoro Collective sample sale were almost out of a dream! They at $10 and ended at $25, which is perfect for a budget conscious shopper. Tesoro Collective was founded by blogger, Lilliana Vazquez, and the pieces available at the sale showcase her fashion savvy. From suede biker jackets and frilly white tops to accented denim skirts and summery linen dresses, the options at the Tesoro Collective sample sale make the perfect summer wardrobe. However, the pieces are mostly production samples, so the sizes are mainly smalls and mediums.

We gave the Tesoro Collective Sample Sale a 9 out of 10! We found the selection to be impeccable with great finds at unbeatable prices. Make sure to check out this sale!

What: Tesoro Collective sample sale
When: Wed. Aug 15 – Fri. Aug. 17,2018
Where: 32 Union Square East, Suite 1008, New York, NY

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Prep For Fall at the Clever Alice Sample Sale

Clever Alice Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

The Clever Alice sample sale wasn’t so clever with their store set up. As you approach the location, there is no clear indication that this is Clever Alice. Walk in the store, and you’ll see a bunch of random mannequins in a rather vacant space. Perhaps not the best first impression.

If you make it passed the front of the store, you will like what you see from the New York-based boutique. The Clever Alice sample sale featured an abundance of fall items. Everything was organized by style and price for effortless shopping. You can browse through flannels, jackets and knits at great prices. Knits and sweaters were at $20, and leather jackets were $150. Many of the items were from Minan Wong and Heartloom. Check out the Cleaver Alice sample sale to get a head start on your fall look. Happy shopping!

What: Clever Alice Sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 14 – Sat. Aug 18
Where: 126 W 26th St. New York, NY

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Your Man Can Look as Hot as You With the Bonobos Sample Sale

Bonobos Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

260 Sample Sale came through this time with a great Bonobos sample sale! There were a ton of options from business to casual.  The Bonobos sample sale also caters to every style. They had simple and classic prints for the minimalists, to colorful florals for men who get their OOTD inspo from Queer Eye.

We gave the Bonobos sample a 7 out of 10 ShopDrop rating. The prices were great, and there were plenty of sizes. All the items were well stocked and organized by style. The shoe section was a little sad. Definitely room for improvement there. Whether it’s for you or someone else, check out the Bonobos sample sale to spice it up! Happy shopping!

What: Bonobos Sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 14 – Sun. Aug. 19, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave. New York, NY

 

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