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The Most Coveted Sale of the Year: Jimmy Choo Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

People began to line up early for the Jimmy Choo sample sale. Luckily, we were able to get inside an hour early with a press pass to bring you the scoop. This sample sale is one of the most coveted sales because of the excellent condition of their samples, large selection, and low prices. The Jimmy Choo sample sale also not only restocks, but prices are slashed in half on the last day.

We gave the Jimmy Choo sample sale a 6 out of 10 ShopDrop rating. They had an abundance of men shoes, women’s shoes, bags, and other accessories. I docked some points because although they had a large inventory, I wasn’t impressed with the styles of shoes. The styles were either super extra or basic. For $200 + a shoe, I need to love them. It’s also unfair that they price ALL their men’s shoes at $150 flat. Yet the women’s shoes, their core business, were priced between $200 – $375.

We will be keeping an eye on this sale throughout the week. Stay tuned for an update on the last day, Friday. For now, details and photos are below.

UPDATE: 5/11/18 – Prices went down at 1:30 p.m. The selection was so so, and it went quickly.  I guess the word about last day prices got out quickly.

What: Jimmy Choo Sample Sale
When: Wed. May 9 – Fri. May 11, 2018
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion – 123 W 18th St. New York, NY

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Clothing for All Seasons at the Elizabeth and James Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Today we had the chance to check out the Elizabeth and James sample sale before it opened to the public. Held in the bustling Chelsea Market, the Elizabeth and James sample sale had a large selection of both samples and regular stock items. Samples were priced as marked and regular stock started at $39. The most expensive items were the regular stock fur coats. However, if you don’t mind a sample piece, you can score a fur coat for $199.

We rated the Elizabeth and James a 8 out of 10. The prices were fair and the selection was good. The space was also brilliantly organized and the dressing rooms were huge! I had the pleasure of meeting some of the lovely Chelsea Market staff. It is a breath of fresh air to encounter such friendly staff at a sample sale.

Check out the Olsen twins’ line, Elizabeth and James, sample sale as you’re passing through Chelsea Market this week. Details and pictures? “You got it, Dude!”

What: Elizabeth and James Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, May 9 – Sunday, May 13, 2018
Where: Chelsea Market 75 9th Ave. New York, NY

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The Cure to Met Gala FOMO: Rating The Night’s Looks, and How to Shop Them

By: Cristina Martin 

Versace stole the show at this year’s Met Gala. The brand dressed numerous celebrities in Versace’s chicest Sunday School evening wear, fitting the theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” The Met Gala, dubbed the “Super Bowl of Fashion,” is the perfect (and usually the only) excuse to go completely extra with your outfit. I always praise those who commit to the theme and give it 110%.

Below are the best and not so best looks from fashion’s most famous evening. If you were sitting on your sofa last night wishing you were there, or lusting to own a fabulous piece from one of these designers, I’ll let you know which Met Gala designer runs sample sales. You’re welcome.

The Kings and Queens of Met Gala 2018: 
Met Gala Royalty that committed to the Catholic theme.

Best Dressed Queen: Blake Lively in Versace and Christian Louboutin.
There was a huge Versace sale this year, and we are keeping our fingers crossed for another one next year. Christian Louboutin has sample sales, but they are almost impossible to get in to unless you work for the company or know someone who does.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Couple: Jeremy Scott and Cardi B wearing Moschino
Global Fashions hosted a Moschino sample sale recently, with mixed reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Dressed King: Chadwick Boseman wearing Versace 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions: 

Sarah Jessica Parker: This Met Gala Queen NEVER disappoints. Dolce & Gabbana and Jennifer Fisher dressed her this year. We are still praying for a D&G sale… Hopefully our prayers will be answered soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicki Minaj dressed as the devil by Oscar de la Renta and Tiffany & Co. The Oscar de la Renta sample sale just passed, and happens every year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Lopez: New York’s “Jenny from the Block,” is strutting down the red carpet with a Balmain dress and Jimmy Choo accessories. The cross on Jlo’s dress can be found on Anna Wintour’s first Vogue cover. Nice touch!  A Balmain sample sale is also in our prayers, but you can shop the divine Jimmy Choo sample sale every spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sinful Looks That Had Me Asleep at the Altar:
These celebs did not follow the theme and were just plain BORING!

Worst Dressed: Jaden Smith in Louis Vuitton
Jaden, I guess thinks he’s too cool to to wear something crazy. Not only did he not follow the theme, he looks like he’s going to grab some lunch on his way to  his next meeting. You’re also that self-absorbed that you have to carry around your gold record? This is the ultimate Met Gala sin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worst Couple: The Olsen twins. These two are always a packaged deal. They have the same over-sized look every… singe… year… I think I would die and resurrect if they wore something different. The Elizabeth & James sample sale is their brand, and it’s is opening tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions: 

Cara Delevingne: Wearing Dior and looking more like a dominatrix rather than a Catholic school girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Danes: Her dress contributed absolutely nothing to the theme. She added three colors together and added a feather. I’m hitting snooze button on this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jenner Clan: Kris (in Tommy Hilfiger), Kendall (in Off-White), and Kylie (in Alexander Wang) were all SO boring! Not to mention that Travis Scott looks like a World War II German soldier. I guess Kim K. was the only one allowed to slay the red carpet that night. (P.S. Alexander Wang has sample sales.)
 

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HardTail Sample Sale – The Way Sample Sales Used To Be

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The HardTail Forever sample sale is one of those sample sales from the old days. To shop, you need to go to the brand showroom in the fashion district. You show up with your own bag, and literally stuff it with as many items as you can, because the more items you buy, the lower the cost per item. One item costs $20, while 4 items sell for a total of $50 ($12.5 per item).

Expect to find plenty of workout bras, leggings, stretch skirts and athleisure tops at the sale in small and medium sizes. The sale is cash only so hit up the ATM before you go. As always, photos and prices below. Enjoy.

What: HardTail sample sale
Where: 231 W 39th St, 1102, NY, NY
When: Apr 30 – May 12

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5 Things To Know Before Heading to the Jimmy Choo Sample Sale

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The Jimmy Choo sample sale is really one of the most meaningful moments in sample sale history. And we are extremely excited for the sale to start next week. Below are five tips we collected from pros to ensure that you have the best experience while buying $1,500 shoes for $200.

    1. Plan for a line & RSVP in advance  – if you’re heading to the sale on one of the first two days, give yourself a good three hours to stand in line and search for items without pressure. On the bright side, that’s a good time to catch up on emails, make new sample sale friends and like our posts on Instagram! If you haven’t RSVPd yet, do so now by clicking here and entering the code LANCER.
    2. It’s a man’s world. The women’s shoes start at $200 at the sample sale, while the men’s sell for $150, and if you buy two, you get each one for $100.
    3. For the best prices – go back on the last day! (or just go on the last day – this tip is from @lehoarder). There is still plenty of merchandise – yes, even in sizes 37 & 38 and in the last few hours shoes drop as low as $100 per pair. At the Fall sale there was no line on the last day, still plenty of merchandise in every size.
    4. Don’t expect a VIP experience. This is a sample sale and it doesn’t feel like the shoe floor at Bloomingdales or anything like that. Expect to check in your bag, stand in line to get in, in another line to check in your bag, and in another line to check out. The shoes are sorted on tables by size – and are held together by rubber bands.
    5. Dress smart. You will have to check your bag in, so make sure you have pockets to keep your phone & wallet and something that you could try shoes on quickly and easily without hating the way you look.

 

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Shoes That Look Like Buildings at the United Nude Sample Sale

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United Nude is a brand for funky shoe lovers – one shoe is cooler than the next. Heels shaped like fountains sticking out of the halfway point, shoes out of strings, plastic – literally, appropriate for museums and exhibitions. Anyhow, the brand is hosting a NY sample sale, which is pretty cool, considering the fact that the brand has no NY presence otherwise. At retail, most of the shoes cost between $500 and $600. At the sale, samples were $50, $75 & $100 (sizes 36-41), in stock shoes were around $90-$130.

If you’re into unusual shoe styles, check this one out. If not, save your money for the Jimmy Choo sample sale next week – we’re sure you won’t regret it.

What: United Nude sample sale
Where: 6 Prince St, NY, NY
When: Apr 28 – May 13

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A Sample Sale Melting Pot: Swell, Nest, and Moleskine

By: Cristina Martin 

You wouldn’t think those three brands would be under one roof, but leave it to 260 Sample Sale to have a Swell, Nest, and Moleskine sample sale. I have to say, it was strange grabbing a water bottle for my mom, a notebook for work, and then randomly picking up a candle all in one place.

The Swell, Nest, and Moleskine sample sale got a 5 out of 10 ShopDrop Rating. The best thing about this sale was the price range. This is my first time leaving a sample sale with 3 items for under $25. Notebooks and Swell bottles started at $10. The Moleskine bags and most Nest products were still pretty expensive. You can get a Wood Wick candle at Bed Bath and Beyond for $25 and it will smell nice and burn evenly. The store layout was very strange as well, which made it a mad house. People were pushing, shoving, and getting annoyed if you stood somewhere too long. Even the 260 staff was was noticeably getting frustrated with the crowd. They would say “excuse me” really loud with an attitude as they made their way across the store. The shopping experience was really awful. I could’t wait to get out of there.

If you’re looking for any of these brands for really cheap and don’t mind the madness, then check our the Swell, Nest, and Moleskine sample sale. You can grab a lot at these low prices. I had to wait about 20 minutes to get it. In my opinion, it wasn’t worth the wait. Try to go when there is no line, less craziness, and you will be able to get away with some good stuff!

What: Swell, Nest, Moleskine Sample Sale
When: Monday, April 30 – Thursday, May 5, 2018
Where: 260 5th Avenue New York, NY

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Marissa Webb Sample Sale Downtown

Marissa Webb became famous after leaving J.Crew to found her own collection in 2013. Since then, the brand ran a number of independent sample sales, and we checked out the one happening on Grand St over the weekend. We gave the sale a 4.5 out of 10 because it was a sample only sale (no stock and therefore no variation in sizes), the store was small and a bit chaotic (people were stripping down in broad daylight) and because prices were still hefty (dresses were selling for $175).

That being said, for people who follow the brand, the Marissa Webb sample sale was a joyous occasion, for the items that were selling were quite beautiful and were still 60% lower than the price at retail. For the future, including photos and prices below. Enjoy!

What: Marissa Webb sample sale
Where: 203 Grand St, NY, NY
When: Fri, Apr 27 – Sun, Apr 29

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Channeling Our Inner Carrie Bradshaw at the Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

“You can count on one hand the things a New Yorker will wait for. My list includes: the perfect rent control apartment, the chocolate souffle at Le Bernardin, and the annual Manolo Blahnik sale.” – Carrie Bradshaw

You may or may not have the perfect rent control apartment just yet, but you may have been one of the lucky people to get into the Manolo Blahnik sample sale. If you did, boy did you wait! Lines began forming during the early morning hours. Everyone was given a ticket with a number upon arrival. The number represented what group you were in, and when the Manolo Blahnik sample sale officially opened at 11:00 a.m., they let in group 1 and so forth.

I was lucky enough to be in group 9 going inside at around 11:30 a.m. All the shoes were on tables separated by size. When I got in they had a pretty good selection in size and style. The popular sizes were starting to diminish as time went by. Shoes started at $125 and increased in price depending on embellishments. On the other hand, boots started at $300. Cheap for Manolo, but still pricey for sample sale standards.

I gave the sale a ShopDrop rating of 6.5 out of 10. Like I said the selection was good and prices were decent, but it lost a lot of points for being cash only. Who really carries cash nowadays?! More importantly, who’s carrying around hundreds of dollars?! I really liked this ticket system. There is no dreadful line waiting on your feet for hours. You can even leave the hotel an come back with your ticket. Once you get your ticket you wait in a comfortable, temperature controlled room, with outlets. The only thing missing was WiFi. Even though the Manolo Blahnik team tried to make the sample sale experience more enjoyable, it’s still a Manolo Blahnik sample sale, so it was really hectic inside!

Perhaps I’m being too harsh with a 6.5 rating, since the prices and the selection was good. I also really enjoyed the ticket system. But hey, cash only and the fact that it was so hectic inside… It had me frazzled enough to take off a considerable amount of points.

Looking forward to next year!

What: Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale
When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:00 a.m. – Until they ran out (which was between 12:30 – 1:00)
Where: The Warwick Hotel 65 W 54th St. New York, NY

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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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