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Don’t Get Your Knickers in a Twist – The Bottega Veneta Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had a chance to preview the Bottega Veneta Sample Sale. Similar to last years sale, there were tons of knot bags, leather accessories, and clothes to chose from,

The Bottega Veneta Sample obviously had stellar pricing, runway dresses for $200 (deep breaths) and shoes ranging from $100 – $150 (take a sip of water/wine). While the pricing is clearly amazing, the merchandise was disappointing. A ton of the separates and jackets were spotted at the Summer 2018 sale. While you shouldn’t worry, there are tons of leather goodies available for purchase at + 80% off retail price. What about the knot clutch? (because we know everybody is gonna ask). There is a decent selection of the knot clutches available.  They ranged in price from $250 (mostly satin) to $750 (special collection/exotics). Accessories like belts, scarves, jewelry and sunglasses ranged from $50 to $200 dollars.

Overall we rated the sale a 7.5 out of 10. While we really had our hopes us for this sale, we left empty handed. The duplicate pieces from 2018 really didn’t sit well with us but the pricing was just too good. If you love the brand, we recommend you stop by. Beware there will be big lines throughout tomorrow and the next day, and phones are strictly not allowed.

What: Bottega Veneta Sample Sale

Where: 123 West 18th, NY, NY

When: July 24th, 2019 – July 25th, 2019

 

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Summer Chic – Matta NY Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to check out the Matta NY Sample Sale in Soho. The sale features tons of fun and funky summer staples at affordable prices! If you are not familiar with the brand, Matta NY makes tons of Indian inspired clothing. The sale has tons of embroidered tunics in a variety of colors. As well the sale features tons of maxi dresses, perfect to dress down for the beach or dress up for a night on the town. These maxis will also keep you effortlessly chic and cool during this heatwave. Matta NY Sample Sale had a limited selection of shoes and bags, but a plethora of scarves, pashminas and dupattas (remember winter is coming)!

Overall we rated this sale an 8 out of 10! There are some amazing summer staples that can be found at affordable prices. 

What: Matta NY Sample Sale

When: July 17th, 2019 – July 18th, 2019

Where: 27 Greene Street, NY, NY

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What To Expect From the Hermes Sample Sale

By: Ashley Randall 

Calling all the fashionistas in the New York Tri-State Area! If you haven’t heard, Hermes will be hosting a Sample Sale in two weeks! So you better start saving now or apologizing to your significant other regarding your next credit card bill.

We gathered past intel from some amazing sale ladies to give you a picture of what to expect at the sale. Last Fall, Hermes hosted a Sample Sale at the Americana in Long Island. One of our team members attended the sale and said Hermes began giving out tickets at midnight. Apparently the early bird gets Hermes Twill Scarves and Oran Sandals (I mean you can sleep when you’re dead – at least you will be wearing Hermes).

Past Hermes Sales have had shoes, including the coveted Oran and Thalassa Sandals. While we heard from HolyinMundane that there will be Ready to Wear, but there will be no enamel bracelets or silk scarves (we are literally praying to the sales gods that this isn’t true). Also, the sale does not usually feature bags and home. The question everybody is pondering, what are the discounts like? Generally in the past, shoes and accessories were 50% off and other items ranged from 50% to 70%. Another thing about the Hermes Sale, you do not receive the highly notable orange box. Rather, the merchandise is given to you in plastic/clear bags.

What we remembered most, was the strict no photo policy. At the entrance to the sale, the clerks taped your phone. If you lifted as much as the edge of the tape, there was void printed all over it and security swiftly escorted you out of the sale.

No one timed you, which was great while you were shopping, but sucked while you waited in line. They restocked the merchandise every day.

Will you be attending the sale? If so, then stop by and come say hi to us! ShopDrop will be providing coverage on the Hermes Sample Sale so make sure you check Instagram to get live updates!

What: Hermes Sample Sale

When: July 25th, 2019 – July 28th, 2019

Where: 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ

 

 

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Chuckies Liquidation Sale Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Chuckies Liquidation Sale – Can Somebody Say Shoes?

By: Ashley Randall

Today we had the chance to stop by the Chuckies Liquidation Sale located on 74th and Lexington Avenue. Chuckies is a boutique shoe store with multiple locations across NYC! They carry a variety of designer brands such as Repetto, Alexander Wang, Dior and more! 

The sale is organized into different sizing and pricing options. Spotted on these racks were tons of Loeffler Randall sandals from $49 to $129 dollars. There are some drool worthy Alexander McQueen boots for $329 as well as a ton of Repetto ballet flats for $129. While if you have small feet (think size 5.5 & 6) or big feet (think 10 +), you are in luck because there are a lot of options in those sizes. We also spotted some Les Petits Joueurs bags at 80% off! 

Overall we rated the liquidation sale a 7 out of 10. While the room is very organized there aren’t that many options for people with size 7 through 9.5. If you are in the area, we recommend you check it out!

 

What: Chuckies Liquidation Sale

Where: 74th and Lexington Avenue, NY, NY

When: June 25th, 2019 – June 28th, 2019

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Fashion Nanette Lepore Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Nanette Lepore Sample Sale – Modern Day Work Woman Chic!

By: Ashley Randall 

Today we had the opportunity to check out the Nanette Lepore Sample Sale located midtown. The Nanette Sample Sale is hosted in house by the brand and featured some amazing pieces at bargain prices. 

The pricing at the sale was a bit confusing and it organized by what was old/new production as well as old/new samples. The staff was very helpful and clarified what was priced at what. There were also two racks that were “specially marked”, one which was $30 and the other at $40. The sample featured tons of lace tops and dresses in various colors. There were some really nice linen pants and dresses – perfect for this summer heat. The racks were organized and there was lots of sizes and stock to be riffle through. If you are in need of a new work wardrobe, look no further. 

Overall we rated this Sale an 8 out of 10. There are some really beautiful pieces that can be worn all year round! If you are looking for a dress to wear to a summer wedding or for any special occasion, you should stop by! 

What: Nanette Lepore Sample Sale 

When: June 25th, 2019 – June, 27th, 2019

Where: 225 West 35th Street, NY, NY 

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Fashion Luxe_Hunt Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Sales Styles Series – Interview with @Luxe_Hunt

By: Ashley Randall 

Hello and welcome to our new Sales Style Series! Here we will be interviewing some of your favorite fashionistas and sales shopping experts! This past week we had the opportunity to speak with @Luxe_Hunt. If you are not familiar with the user @Luxe_Hunt, she scours every online retailer for the designer deals of the century and links them on her instagram stories. She literally “hunts” for designer goods from Neiman’s to Barneys and everything in-between. If you were to check out her page on any regular day, you would find Balenciaga shoes, Burberry scarves and Prada wallets – all at a steep discount – linked to her Instagram stories. We had the opportunity to ask her some questions regarding her Instagram, how much time she devotes, the sale community and some of her favorite finds!

Luxe_hunt told us that her instagram merely started out as a way to share her great finds with her friends and family. Instead of showcasing her finds, she decided to link the items so others could buy (lucky us)! While Luxe_hunt did not reveal her methods to how she finds all these amazing products, she did disclose that she spends roughly 3 hours a day scouring different sites. The question we were dying to have answered was Luxe_hunt’s thoughts on who has the best sale merchandise. While she explained that sale merchandise goes through different phases. For example, right now in department stores (think Barneys & Nordstroms) they are having discounts as high as 70% off – which is the best you can get. While in the next coming weeks, there will be great discounts at the outlets (think Saks Off Fifth & Nordstrom Rack). Luxe_Hunt also discussed the importance of a Sales Associate and getting them to message you when designer merchandise goes on sale.

Shopping online versus shopping in stores?

  • Shopping in stores, where you can find the best hidden gems

What is your favorite part about the sales community?

  • Group of like-minded people that cheer each other on

What was the best sale find you have ever come across?

  • Brand new black classic Louboutins with the dust bag and all at Neiman’s Last Call – scored for $186!

What is your favorite item purchased within the last year?

  • Gucci Marmont Bag in Blue Crushed Velvet – scored for 50% off!
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The Staud Sample Sale is not for the Faint of Heart

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By: Jacqueline Munro

I have never felt so unwelcome at a sample sale before; it’s as if the employees (well one in particular) forgot that I was a paying customer looking to spend money at their sale. It was disgusting the way I was heckled and embarrassed at the door regarding my ability to enter the sale. I am extremely disappointed in 260 for hiring someone like this to manage the special entry hours.

Aside from that dreadful experience though, the discounts were inconsistent. By that I mean some pieces were priced very well and others were a total rip off. They had lots of funky clothing items as well as a few bathing suits. The bags though were my favorite (and only redeeming) part of the sale. They had all of their classics including the Shirley and Moreau. Usually, if brands have their classic pieces at their sample sale, they are weird colors or sizes, but they had a great variety of neutrals and brights, and large vs. small. I was satisfied by the selection, but it was really hard to figure out the prices of the bags which was super annoying.

Overall I rated the Staud sample sale5/10. I was completely disgusted with the way I was treated upon entering the sale, and I was not happy with the organization of the showroom either; It was a complete madhouse. If they didn’t have the nice bags I would have given it a 1, but I’d like to consider myself a generous person.

What: Staud Sample Sale
When: Tues June 25th – Sun June 30th, 2019
Where: 151 Wooster St, Manhattan, NY

 

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They Totally Nailed it at the Rails Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Rails sample sale has some of the most impressive discounts I’ve seen at a 260 sale in a while. And not only are the prices on point, but the merchandise is also super cute! I’m really happy that I went to this sale especially because the clothing is in season! There’s nothing worse than going to a sample sale and buying clothing that you cant wear for three months.

There are plenty of current Rails pieces at this sample sale. Some of the shirts selling for $45 at the sale are on their website for $148 right now. There are tons of cute, soft tops, an abundance of adorable dresses, as well as some super fun jackets and bottoms. All of the items are perfect for the current weather situation. I had to restrain myself from spending every dollar on me. In addition to the plentiful amount of women’s clothing, there is a small section for men and children. The kid’s clothes are so cute that I bought my little cousin two shirts that she won’t even fit in for two years (oopsie).

Overall I’m giving this sale an 8/10. The discounts are great and the huge selection of clothing is more than satisfying. Definitely head over to this sale if you’re looking to enhance your summer wardrobe!

What: Rails Sample Sale
When:  Tue Jun 25th – Sun Jun 30th
Where: 150 Greene St, Manhattan, NY

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The Spiritual Gangster Sale has the Cutest, Comfiest Stuff

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By: Jacqueline Munro

The Spiritual Gangster sample sale emptied my wallet. They had so much stylish athleisure that I almost fell over. But unfortunately the deals were inconsistent; some of the items were impressively discounted while others were less than 50% off.

At this sale, there was no shortage of classic spiritual gangster styles. The sweatshirts and sweatpants with rainbow stripes down the sides were plentiful, and the slogan tees and tanks filled several racks. They had tons of cute sweater pants which retailed for $198 and were on sale for $44! I bought three pairs… oopsie! There were lots of stylish bras (that you could even wear as swim tops), leggings, bathing suits, and sweaters. And the best part is, is that every single thing was as soft as a baby’s bottom. The options for men and children were very limited but super cute!

Overall I rated this sale a 7/10. It was really well organized and the merchandise was super cute but some of the discounts were disappointing. Furthermore, I had an encounter with a really rude staff member which was very frustrating. If you’re worried about missing out on the best products then head to this sale ASAP, otherwise, I recommend waiting for the famous 260 markdowns.

What: Spiritual Gangster Sample Sale
When: Tues June 18th – Sun June 23rd, 2019
Where: 150 Greene Street, Manhattan, NY

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The Isaia and Eidos Joint Sample Sale is Filled with Luxurious Menswear

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By: Jacqueline Munro

The Isaia and Eidos sample sale has an abundance of stunning merchandise. While some people felt that the pricing was disappointing, I was at least satisfied with the Isaia deals. Given that the brand rarely goes on sale, I felt that the discounts were good enough! As far as Eidos goes, the deals definitely weren’t as good, but they were still alright.

I was pleasantly surprised by the Isaia merchandise that they had at this sale. I was expecting all of the suits to be bright colors or funky patterns but there was a great variety! There were lots of classic styles as well as some more modern ones. They also had a nice selection of shoes, dress shirts, sweaters, outerwear, and pants. The Eidos selection was much smaller but still nice. There were a lot of cool jackets and sweaters, but not as many nice shirts. Some of their merchandise was dirty too which was very disappointing. There was a gorgeous suit covered in dust; that to me is a sign of lazy employees. It wouldn’t have been hard to clean it off before putting it on the rack.

Overall I rated this sale an 8/10. I was definitely more drawn to the Isaia section of the sale given the better pricing and merchandise, but the Eidos section was okay. If you like designer suits but hate the price tags, head over to this sale and stock up!

What: Isaia and Eidos Napoli Sample Sale
When: Tues June 18th – Sat June 22nd, 2019
Where: 151 Wooster Street, Manhattan, NY

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