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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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Balmain sample sale: Gorgeous, yet pricey!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Balmain sample sale took place in typical Soiffer Haskin style, where the room was split in half between men’s and women’s. For the women’s section, there were endless racks filled with merchandise categorized by size. There was one small rack of gowns in the back of the room. The shoes and accessories were on the left-hand side of the room. There were 2 tables filled with jewelry, belts, and bags.

For gentlemen there were only a few racks of clothing; the racks were composed of mostly long-sleeved shirts and jackets. The men’s shoes and accessories were on the right side of the room. There were a few tables filled with belts, hats, shirts, and gloves. There was also a small section of children’s clothing in the back of the room. Everything was organized, and the staff was also extremely helpful!

Merchandise/ pricing: Women’s clothing was a flat 70% off retail, women’s accessories – 75% off, men’s clothing – 70% off, men’s accessories – 75% off, and children’s clothing – 90% off. There were A TON of accessories for both men and the women; In the ladies shoe section we spotted sneakers, heels, sandals, flip flops, high top sneakers, and high boots; and the men had a lot of sneakers, slides, and boots as well! Despite the fact that 70-75% off is a great discount, prices still remained a bit too high averaging $475 for a nice pair of shoes. There were, however, great options: long gowns, fancy/ casual coats, skirts, pants, and a ton of black/denim jeans. We found red, pink, and white bags for women. There were Balmain hats for the men that could be a nice holiday gift as well!

Rate: 7.5/10 GREAT shoes, accessories, and clothing for both men and women. Everything was excellent quality, but the prices still remained a bit too high for me. Waiting for additional reductions.

What: Balmain sample sale
When: Mon, Dec. 9 – Thu, Dec. 12, 2019
Where: 317 West 33rd Street, Manhattan, NY

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GREAT finds at the Nanette Lepore sample sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Nanette Lepore sample sale was categorized by year of merchandise: current, past seasons and true samples. Right at the entrance of the space there was a neat rack filled of sample items. In the next room, there were 3-4 racks filled with current stock. Everything was organized by color and size. It was relatively easy to find what you were looking for. There was a table in the corner of the room that had sweaters on it as well. There was also a small section in the room that had past season stuff, albeit only one rack. There were also multiple fitting rooms to try on the clothing, which trust me, at a sample sale, is a luxury!

Merchandise/ pricing: The pricing for the Nanette Lepore sample sale : New items: jackets $195, dresses $150, tops $95-$125, pants $100, skirts $95, and sweaters $65, Old stock – jackets $95, dresses $85, tops $65, pants $50, skirts $50, sweaters $40. Samples – coats $85, jackets $65, tops $40, dresses $65, pants/ skirts $30, and sweaters $40.

The samples were very close to production items in quality so it was very similar to buying actual stock items but for half the price. There were many different colored sweaters, many gorgeous long and short dresses for work and fancy occasions, and a lot of nice shirts. There were also many blazers and coats that are perfect for this time of year. A few gowns on the racks and that’s pretty much it!

Rate: 8.5/10 GREAT prices, gorgeous clothing, endless sizes, and a ton in stock!

What: Nanette Lepore Sample Sale
When: Tues, Dec. 10-Fri, Dec. 13, 2019
Where: 225 West 35th Street, Manhattan, NY

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Generation Love sample sale is a hit!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: Generation Love’s setup was extremely organized, and all of the racks were categorized by item. Plenty of jackets, coats, dresses, shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, and t-shirts. The space was large, so it was easy to shop in and find everything that you are looking for. There was a children’s section in the front, and there were a lot of options to choose from. Unsweetened New York was set up in the back of the room, and the pricing was awesome. Very sweet and helpful staff as well.

Merchandise/ pricing: Here’s the breakdown of the sample sale pricing:

Generation Love Prices -pants $90, sweats $50, puffer jackets $125, leather jackets $295, denim jacket $100, shorts $75, denim skirts $70, silk skirts $90, sweaters $100, blouses $75, blazers $120, Leather sleeve blazer 140, tops 75, camis 50, t-shirt dress $60 and Unsweetened tanks $45 and t-shirts $50.

Extra kudos for variety in sizing. There were many gorgeous coats, both fancy and casual, jeans and pants in all different colors. There were also a ton of soft sweatpants and sweatshirts with fun tie die designs. All of the pieces were great quality and looked brand new. It looked as if there was a lot of merchandise in stock – I didn’t have to worry about the stock running out!

Rate: 9.5/10 GREAT pieces, both fancy and casual. Lots of gorgeous clothing for your night out on New Years, and also sweats to wear when you get home after!

What: Generation Love and Unsweetened New York sample sale

When: Tues, Dec. 10 – Wed, Dec. 11, 2019

Where: 210 11th Avenue, #401, Manhattan, NY

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Lots to buy at the Alice and Olivia sample sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Alice and Olivia sample sale set up was organized well; most of the items were categorized by both size and item. There were racks labeled with all of the sizes which made it very easy to shop. There were also racks that were categorized by item: coats (blazers, fur, etc.), gowns, short dresses, jeans, and skirts. The entire set up was very neat and orderly. There were many customers shopping, and it looked as if items were selling out fast. All of the shoe sections were organized. Everything was laid out nicely. There were a few tables of bags, glasses, and scarves. Except for the sample rack, where people were fighting for their lives, everything was organized and relatively easy to get to.

Merchandise/pricing: The prices at the Alice & Olivia sample sale were discounted but not enough for my liking: all clothing items (not including the samples) were $39-$309, sample items $29-$129, accessories $29-$149, and shoes $69-$169. For example, a dress that retailed for $440 was now $199, pants were down from $995 to $289, and a teddy coat that once cost $550 was now selling for $269. There were many different colors of coats- both fur and regular. There were fur coats in bright colors (hot pink and rainbow variations.) We spotted many pairs of jeans and fancy pants, short and long skirts, long sleeved tops and sweaters, short and long dresses, shoes and accessories. There were a lot of shoes: booties, tall boots, low boots, and heels. There were many pairs of sunglasses, scarves, bags, and tots. There were also 6 different pairs of glasses to choose from: shades brown, clear, black, and white!

This sample sale has a lot of merchandise & it’s going fast! There was a line out the door hours before opening…

Rate: 9/10 AMAZING pieces, endless options, beautiful gowns, and warm coats! Alice and Olivia is a great sample sale although a bit pricey, and is definitely worth going to.

What: Alice and Olivia sample sale

When: Tues, Dec. 10 – Sun, Dec. 15 2019

Where: 260 Fifth Ave, Manhattan, NY

 

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A Theory Regarding the Theory Sale—It’s Meh

This Theory sale was so average that it’s hard for me to find a word to describe it. When I heard that Theory was offering items up to 70% off I was intrigued, but when I got to the sale I thought the prices were too high and the items too boring for me to justify it. Items available at the sale were shirts, sweaters, dresses, jackets (both men’s and women’s), scarves, and hats (and a few pairs of shoes).

Although this sale was kind of underwhelming, I will give props to how well-organized it was. With a wide variety of styles and sizes, everything was hung up neatly on hangers. Men’s on one side, women’s on the other. (260, take note) One thing that I really liked about the room (OCD, much?) was that items and racks were separated by category and price (ie women’s sweaters for $109, men’s outerwear for $299)— this made everything easy to navigate.

The pieces were mostly solid colors and veered on the side of dressy(ish)— in short, if you’re going on an interview, hit this up. 

While the prices were notably discounted, for a sample sale they weren’t that great. 

I give this sale a 6/10. The pieces were nice but pretty expensive. This sale would definitely appeal to someone who is a big Theory fan. If you don’t have any particular fondness for the brand, though, it’s just slightly above “okay”. 

 

What: Theory sample sale                                                                                                                                         When: December 4th— December 8th, 2019                                                                                                       Where: 75 9th Ave, Manhattan, NY (inside of Chelsea Market)

 

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Great Shape Wear at the Wolford Sample Sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Wolford sample sale’s set up was very organized, and it was easy to find exactly what you are looking for. The room had racks alongside the walls, which were categorized by item and shade. There was one section along the wall, that was specifically bodysuits, thin pullovers, thin tops, and string bodysuits. All of those were packaged in small boxes already. That section categorized each small box by size, and it was easy to find your size as well. There was one rack that was dedicated to embellished bodysuits, dresses, and long sleeved shirts. The rack was very organized and had multiple sizes for each item. There was another rack that was mainly just pants and skirts. The merchandise was in color-coated order, which made it easy to find specific items/colors. There were also two boxes of bras, but they were all just thrown in; the sizing was all tossed in together, so people had to search throughout in order to find their size. There was also a large section of tights- both embellished and plain. There were a lot of great colors for the winter and holidays as well.

Merchandise/ pricing: Wolford’s prices were as follows: bodysuits $60, dresses $75, embellished dresses $125, knitwear $80, pants $75, skirts $40, vegan skirts $75, tanks $45, tops $75, waves camo $15, and cotton skirt $15 (The prices remained a bit high). They had a lot of great merchandise and did not look like they were running out anytime soon. The only negative attribute about this sale was that the cotton skirts and some other merchandise were very creased and looked worn out. Wolford had a lot of amazing quality items as well; there were a bunch of gorgeous dresses that had detailed embellishments. There were fancy pants and casual pants- The pants were in mostly just dark shades. There were also a LOT of colorful tights and plain ones as well. There was a whole corner of the room that was dedicated to just tights! The tights were in a lot of available sizes, and were perfectly labeled to make it easy to find your specific size.

Rate: 6/10 The prices were still pretty high, and some of the items were creased. They had a lot of great items, and it is worth it to go if you need shape-wear, dresses, or pants!

What: Wolford Sample Sale
When: Tues, Dec. 3- Thu, Dec. 5, 2019
Where: 330 7th Avenue, Suite 1702, Manhattan, NY

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LOTS to buy at the Amicale cashmere sample sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Amicale sample sale was a true hit! There were endless amounts of cashmere for both men and women. The set up goes as follows: the room was divided in “half” between the men and the women. Each side was then categorized by the specific merchandise. Both sections had ENDLESS amounts of boxes that were labeled with the price. Everything in the room was extremely organized, and it was very easy to find what you were looking for. For the women, there were boxes of scarves, gloves, hats, sweaters, sweatshirts, and robes. Everything was organized in the boxes, and looked brand new. For the men, there were also boxes filled with gloves, hats, scarves, sweaters, and robes. The room was big and not too crowded, so it was enjoyable and fun to shop in.

Merchandise/ pricing: Each item at the sample sale had a different price. The prices for the women went as follows: cashmere sweaters $95 (3 for $250), cashmere woven throws $135, fedora felt $30, faux fur scarf $20 (2 for $30), knit cashmere gloves $25 (5 for $100), scarves and wraps $20 (3 for $50), and knit hats with fur pom $40 (3 for $100). Men’s prices went as follows: leather gloves $40, cashmere scarves $40, woven hats $15, and sweaters $95. The prices were great, and all of the merchandise looked excellent quality. There was a TON of merchandise left, and even more unopened boxes underneath everything that was out. There were multiple sizes for everything as well. There were a lot of great holiday gifts as well, such as pre-wrapped gloves. There are gorgeous pieces and warm blankets. This sample sale was a true hit, there was a LOT to buy!

Rate: 9/10 A ton of excellent merchandise. There are unlimited amounts of holiday gifts for both men and women, ranging from blankets, scarves, hats, sweaters, and gloves.

What: Amicale sample sale
When: Wed, Dec. 4- Fri, Dec 6, 2019
Where: 148 Madison Ave, 5th floor (32nd St Entrance), Manhattan, NY

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GREAT DEALS at the Halston sample sale!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Halston sample sale was very organized and spacious! Right when you enter, there were two racks filled with winter coats. The coats were very nice and gorgeous, and looked like they were all in excellent shape. All of the coats were organized very well. There were also a lot of racks of long dresses, short dresses, and pants. Everything was categorized by item, which made it easy to shop. There were 3-4 sections for short dresses; the dresses were both fancy and casual. Most of the dresses looked like they were in great shape, but others- not so much. There were also only two pairs of white shorts left. The accessories were in the back corner; there were a lot of cute winter hats, scarves, and ear muffs. Each item had multiple color options too.

Merchandise/ pricing: The Halston sample sale had excellent deals and prices. The coats were priced according to their style. There was a list on top of the coat rack which made it easy to find the item’s price. The coat prices were originally around $600-$2,000, and now ranged from $180-$360. All of the merchendise had amazing prices: tops now $20, bottoms $20, short dresses $30, rompers $30, long dresses $40, jumpsuits $40, blazers $50, outerwear $75. There were a ton of merchandise and sizes. There were gorgeous fancy dresses that were originally $445 and now were $30! There were also chic pants that were originally $345 and were now $20- WHAT A STEAL! Now onto accessories: all of the styles with real fur were now $20, and the rest were now $15. There were a lot of warm winter hats and all different kinds of colored earmuffs.

Rate: 8/10 The Halston sample sale had AMAZING deals and a lot of cute items. However, not ALL of the merchandise looked like it was in the best shape. This sample sale had excellent quality winter coats that had stunning prints and details. There were cute short dresses and great winter accessories. This sample sale is worth it to go to!

What: Halston sample sale
When: Mon, Dec. 2- Wed, Dec. 4, 2019
Where: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd floor, Manhattan, NY

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The Moment we’ve all Been Waiting for: The Saks Potts Sample Sale

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Saks Potts sample sale is currently being hosted down near Canal street in a tiny space that cannot accommodate more than 7 shoppers at a time. The line was insanely long and the staff members weren’t limiting the amount of time that the shoppers could spend in the showroom so it moved very slowly.

When you walk in the sale you’re probably going to feel claustrophobic and you might even be a little disappointed at first. They don’t have a lot of merchandise on display because the space is so limited, but I was told that they had enough back stock to put out new items every day of the sale. Most of the sizes were on the smaller end, but it looked like there may have been a few exceptions. There are about four long racks of coats and jackets ranging from their classic styles to one of a kind samples, and sadly there is one small rack of clothing. The discounts are amazing though. Their super popular, classic styles were about 55%-60% off, but other styles ranged up to 90% off. I got two $1095 puffer jackets for $145 each.

Overall I’m giving this sale a 9/10. The two things that took away from the awesomeness of this sale were the line situation and the staff members. I hate to say this but the girls running the sale were just downright rude. They were totally unfriendly and I was extremely disappointed when they told me that they would hold a coat for me and I went back to get it only to be told that there were no holds. Other than those two issues though, I have no complaints. The pricing was amazing and the selection was just as good.

What: Saks Potts Sample Sale
When:  Fri Oct 4th – Sun Oct 6th, 2019
Where: 27 Orchard St., Manhattan, NY

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