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Lilla P Sample Sale has us Yearning for Summer

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By: Jacqueline Munro

The Lilla P sample sale is giving off serious summer vibes. There is a ton of merchandise as well as a variety of sizes in order to accommodate your transition from winter to summer bod. If you like Lilla P or Leo and Sage, or just need to prep your wardrobe for spring, you might be interested in checking out this sale.

At the Lilla P sample sale, there are lots of cute pieces. They have plenty of stylish t-shirts, darling matching sets, cozy cashmere sweaters, and various kinds of dresses. They offer a wide range of sizes and the racks are littered with color for those who embrace the beauty of the rainbow.  This sale is perfect for the preppy girl who loves summer. The only downfall is that the prices are a little steep. I feel like $30 for t-shirts at a sample sale is too much.

Overall, I’m going to give this sale a 7 out of 10The location of the sale was lovely, there was a nice array of products, and the staff members were both friendly and helpful. Despite the fact that the prices weren’t jaw-dropping, I felt that this sale still had a lot to offer. If you’re a Lilla P or Leo and Sage fan and feel like you would be satisfied with 60% off, I’d say check this one out.

What: Lilla P Sample Sale
When: Fri. March 8 – Wed. March 13, 2019
Where: 34 Little W. 12th St., Manhattan, NY

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Bogner Sample Sale Round Two: Meh.

By: Jacqueline Munro

Alright, I’m going to be completely honest here: I was not impressed with the second round of the Bogner sample sale. Unless you’re totally bored or in absolute dire need of some fancy new ski gear, I’d say skip this one.

At the Bogner sample sale, there is a lot of merchandise for both men and women; ski jackets, pants, boots, helmets, and more. There is a nice variety of colors and styles, and even two small racks for children’s items. You’re probably reading this and thinking, “well this all sounds good to me!” But the rest of it is downhill from here.

The markdowns at this sample sale were lame. It felt more like a semi-annual sale than a sample sale. Sample sales usually offer anywhere from 70%-90% off retail, but most of the items at the Bogner sale were marked down to about 50% or less. This really disappointed me; 50% off isn’t that great when you’re buying very expensive items.

Overall I’m going to give this sale a 6/10. I considered giving it a 5 due to the mediocre discounts, but they did have a lot of options and it was really well organized. The staff members were friendly and helpful, and not having to check my coat was kind of nice. But honestly, If I were you, I would sit this one out. Unless you’re ready to drop a lot of cash, this sale is a slippery slope.

What: Bogner Sample Sale Round Two
When: Thurs. March 7th – Mon. March 11th, 2019
Where: 601 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, NY

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Opening Ceremony Sample Sale: To Die For

By: Jacqueline Munro

There is one word to describe the Opening Ceremony sample sale: epic. Whether you’re a girl or guy, looking for edgy streetwear or chic designer labels, there are endless options. For Manhattan natives, it’s a little bit of a pain to get to Williamsburg, but it is definitely worth hitting up this sample sale. 

Boys, get excited; this sale is legit. If you like Opening Ceremony, Raf Simons, Adidas, or Kappa you’re in luck. There is an extremely wide range of t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, and pants—all for good prices. The only issue is that most of the sizes are small/medium; there aren’t many large or extra large options. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention the shoes! There are lots of different choices; when I spotted the limited edition Adidas collaborations I was shook! Guys, the line might be long but it will be worth the wait.

Alright ladies, your turn! The merchandise they have at this Opening Ceremony sample sale is to die for. Frills, feathers, faux leather oh my! Seriously though, you have to go. There are classy accessories, gorgeous jackets, tons of sweaters, super cute dresses, funky pants, sexy crop tops, and dope t-shirts and sweatshirts. If you are looking to spice up your wardrobe and add some spunk to your life, this sale is just the way. With brands varying from Alyx to Moschino Couture, there is no shortage of sickening style at this exuberant warehouse. And don’t even get me started about the shoes. The Opening Ceremony shoes are awesome; colorful and good quality. You’ll also be able to cop brands like Giuseppe Zanotti, Proenza Schouler, MM6 Maison Margiela and this year’s favorite: Buffalo London. Girls, get your wallets ready cause this one is gonna hurt.

Overall I’m giving this sale an 8/10. The merchandise was awesome and plentiful, the warehouse was super cool, and the prices were impressive. If only Williamsburg wasn’t so far (or should I say if only I wasn’t so lazy). If you’re in need of some cool new clothes at good prices, this is the perfect place for you. Just try to get there ASAP because stuff is going to sell fast. We love you Opening Ceremony sample sale!

What: Opening Ceremony Sample Sale
When: Fri. March 1st – Sun. March 3rd
Where: 307 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY

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Fashion J Mendel Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review

Good Morning Upper East Siders, I have J Mendel Sample Sale Secret

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By: Cristina Martin 

Traveling to the J Mendel sample sale is like a scene out of Gossip Girl. Their showroom is nestled on Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side. This isn’t just any showroom… This location is closing down amidst their recent financial issues. So what’s the next logical step? Yes, you guessed, sample sale.

The first floor was filled with fur. This is a brilliant move considering the freezing New York temperatures. However, we don’t know if it sparked many impulse purchases, due to the insanely high pricing. There was one coat for $8,000. That may be sample sale pricing for the Upper East Side, but not for the rest of us. Moving upstairs to the second floor you can find a plethora of floor-length gowns, and a few racks of cocktail dresses. There were very few actual samples. Those will cost you in the $900 range. Everything else will run you $1,700 – $3,000+

J Mendel usually has all beautiful pieces. However, there was nothing we felt like were WOW pieces. Especially for those astronomical prices. There wasn’t a shortage of merchandise, and it was very well organized. If you can afford it, check out the J Mendel sample sale before they join Dan Humphry in Brooklyn.

Xoxo, Happy shopping!

What: J Mendel Sample Sale
When: Wed. Feb. 27 – Thur. Feb. 28, 2019
Where: By appointment only – deb@thelistxkg.com

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G-Star RAW Sample Sale: Where Men Will Shine

By: Jacqueline Munro

The G-Star RAW sample sale is filled with deals for men, but the options for women are much more limited. With that said, the space (at 260) is very well organized, clean, and the floor has no shortage of helpful employees.

 If you’re a guy who likes G-Star RAW, there is no doubt you will find something at this sample sale. It’s going to take you a while to sift through all of the merchandise they have for you; there’s no shortage of jackets, jeans, shirts, or even shoes. But girls, I wouldn’t get your hopes up too high. Try not to feel offended by the little back corner devoted to you. For women, they have a small offering of clothing including (but not limited to) jackets, shirts, sweatshirts, and shorts. For a brand that is known for its denim, I felt like their jeans section was a bit underwhelming; this disappointed me.

Most importantly though, the markdowns at this sample sale were not jaw-dropping. G-Star RAW is currently having a large online sale that might be worth checking out before you leave your comfy apartment and head over to 260. Overall, I’m going to give this sale a 6 out of 10; if they had more options for women and lower prices I’d reconsider. 

What: G-Star RAW Sample Sale
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY
When: Tues Feb. 19th – Sun Feb. 24th, 2019

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We Can Keep a Secret if You Can: The Opening Ceremony Sample Sale

Opening Ceremony Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Opening Ceremony is having a “secret” sale, which is basically a sample sale. Why is it such a big secret? Well, for starters everything was under $100. That is amazing for a very popular street fashion brand. Accessories started at $15 and coats went up to $95. They had the cutest faux fur coats for $95 that are very in this season and will keep you super warm!

We rated the Opening Ceremony sample sale a 7 out of 10. Prices were excellent, but there wasn’t any merchandise there to die for. There were also only two pairs of shoes on display. However, the room was a decent size filled with about 12 racks of clothing. Right now the sale is scheduled to be open two days, but we predict they will extend. We are recommending that you check out the Opening Ceremony sample sale. There are no “wow pieces,” but you can definitely stock up on the cheap. Happy shopping!

What: Opening Ceremony Sample Sale
When: Sat. Feb. 9 – Sun. Feb. 10, 2019
Where: 35 Howard St. New York, NY

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Emm Kuo Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Feminism + Festive: The Emm Kuo Sample Sale

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By: Cristina Martin 

Wear Emm Kuo accessories to your next special event. Her clutches are funky, fabulous, and gives off that bad a** vibe. Score a clutch, crossbody, or tote with amazing discounts at the Emm Kuo sample sale. At Emm Kuo you can find the cutest crossbodies. Choose from either all leather with fun stud accents or leather covered in fur. For every day or running errands, check out the leather pouches with fun designs. You can pick from fun messages like “Dolce Vita” with flamingos or positive messages like “Hello Gorgeous,” and “The Future is Female.” The clutches were to die for. Walk into any formal event and literally turn heads. The Emm Kuo sample sale has creative, one of a kind clutches that will make you stand out from the usual, tired formal clutch.

We rated the Emm Kuo sample sale an 8.5 out of 10. They had large discounts making prices excellent! The merchandise was, very cute and totally unique. They even had one off samples for only $75! Head over to the Emm Kuo sample sale. Surrounding your self with bags that just emanate #girlpower vibes will give you the confidence you need to totally crush 2018. Happy shopping!

What: Emm Kuo Sample Sale
When: Wed. Dec. 12 – Fri. Dec. 14, 2018
Where: 134 West 29th Street, Unit 807, NY, NY

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Fashion Fred Gelb Furs Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

VIP Service at the Fred Gelb Furs Sample Sale

Fred Gelb Furs sample sale

By: Cristina Martin 

The Fred Gelb Furs sample sale is home to many traditional fur coats and fur-lined parkas. The brand is a fur provider for many brands that you can find at department stores. While shopping you can consult with a sales rep. who’s also a fur expert. He will give you the full VIP experience by helping you pick out styles and picking out the right fit. His advice is golden!

The prices were good at the Fred Gelb sample sale. Most coats ranged from $2,500 – $4,500. This is below wholesale and a pretty darn good price for fur coats!  With the days only getting colder you might as well strike while the iron is hot and grab your self a fur coat before the next snow storm. Fur coats make really great gifts for the upcoming holidays. The Fred Gelb Furs sample sale is definitely worth checking out. Happy shopping!

What: Fred Gelb Sample Sale
When: Wed. Dec. 5 – Sat. Dec. 22, 2018
Where: 345 7th Avenue, 20th Fl, Manhattan, NY

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Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop Yigal Azrouel

Another One Day Yigal Azrouel Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

The Yigal Azrouel sample sale comes around a few times a year and showcases some of their dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets, older samples, and their famous scarves for sales. The sale is pretty uniform every time it comes around. Yigal Azrouel retails for over $300. Regular stock started at $99 and Cut25/YYigal line started at $25. Although prices were decent, the discount was large.

We rated the Yigal Azrouel sample sale a 7 out of 10. It wasn’t bad, but nothing stood out. Ever since they moved from their private office to a WeWork, the sale has been one day only in the WeWork common space. Prices have stayed the same for the most part. Yigal does have some beautiful pieces. I did notice some repeated pieces from previous sales. If you’re a huge fan of the brand this sale totally excites you. Other than that, pass by if you have the time. Happy shopping!

What: Yigal Arouzel Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 13, 2018
Where: 500 7th Ave. 8th floor Manhattan, NY

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The Retrofete Sample Sale: It’s Time to Partaay!

By: Cristina Martin

With NYE right around the corner, you need to start thinking about outfit choices. The Retrofete sample sale is the perfect place to get some inspo since they are known or their fun, glittery style. Shop for the perfect cocktail dress. Many of the dresses had some type of glitter or sequin element to it, so it’s the ideal opportunity to stand out at your NYE party. The Retrofete had an extensive range of sizes, but not a large selection to choose from. You can look through about five racks and defiantly find a lot of repeats.

The staff was lovely and there was no line to get inside. Prices ranged from $50 – $200. So there are definitely options depending on your budget. Retrofete is also an up and coming brand, so you may just be on the cusp of something new. Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions and try something different. Maybe your outfit making you the center of attention may  land you that midnight kiss. xoxo Happy shopping!

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