For the first time ever Amuze steps out from behind the computer screen and joins us IRL for their first ever sample sale. Today was the first day of the Amuze sample sale. Shopdrop users got a special deal. If you purchase a VIP ticket, it grants you early access, which means shopping 30 minutes before the general public. At the Amuze sample sale, you can shop Valentino, Louboutin, Saint Laurent, among others highly discounted. Yep, this is a sale you definitely what to get to before the general public.
Deals started at 50% off and ran to 90% off. The lines were insane, and you can expect more though out the rest of the week. On the bright side, there is a ton of merchandise. The space is also very large, so there is plenty of room to shop comfortably. Sources tell us that they will also be restocking! So, don’t think you’re too late. Head over on your lunch hour or after work and search for your favorite brands. Happy shopping!
What: Amuze Sample Sale
When: Mon. Oct. 22 – Wed. Oct. 24
Where: 230 W 39th St. Manhattan. NY
Don’t get me wrong, the Maje sample sale was actually pretty good, but it was a madhouse in there! Let’s chat about the sale first, and then we will get to the experience.
We rated the Maje sample sale an 8 out of 10. They had a ton of merchandise, and from what it looked like, there was more downstairs. You should have no problem finding your size. The clothing was also very cute. I wanted to leave there with almost everything! You can shop for every season as well. Coats and sweaters for fall/winter, and dresses and skirts for spring/summer. All beautiful! It gets a little tricky when it comes to pricing. The percentage off was actually pretty good! Most items that were retail $300 – $400 were selling for under $100. You can skip the fur coats. Yes, they went from slightly over $1,000 to $495, but you’re paying over $500 (after tax) for fur coats that are just okay. There are better fur sample sales out there, just hold tight. Mini skirts were another thing to skip. They were all SO cute! However, not so well priced. Pants were priced at $55 (more material), and skirts were priced at $75 (less material). You’re not getting the best bang for your buck. Shorts were also priced the same as pants which require less material than pants as well. Some food for thought.
I don’t know what is going on today, but shoppers were C R A Z Y! As usual, there was a line outside. Even though this wasn’t an iconic, insane 260 line, it must have still driven people nuts. Inside shoppers were pushing and shoving, and no one was apologizing to each other. I must have gotten hit several times. Shoppers were very aggressive when going through the clothing. At one point the 260 staff had to make an announcement to the shoppers reminding them that this is luxury fashion, and asking them not to throw things on the floor. They also had to ask shoppers to put items back in their original location. WOW… I don’t know if there’s a full moon coming up or what.
The Maje sample sale is definitely worth checking out. If you’re not dying for Maje right this second, then wait until the crowds die down a bit and for price reductions. Happy shopping, and may the odds ever be in your favor.
What: Maje Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 2 – Sun. Oct. 7, 2018
Where: 150 Greene St. New York, NY
Throw away your schedules and to do lists. Spend this Sunday in bed with some good/bad TV and you’re bae. Check out the Hanro sample sale to get all the essentials to stay snug all day long. The Hanro sample sale is held in midtown, right our of their showroom. You can shop PJ’s, boxers, briefs, and socks for men. They have an array of colors and patterns to match anyone’s style preferences. There’s also the nice dark colors, perfect for fall. When you finally get out of bed and plan that winter getaway, you can also stock up on swim trunks at the Hanro sample sale.
We gave the Hanro sample sale a 7 out of 10. There were so many cute, high-quality options, and prices were pretty good as well. The staff was also very sweet and attentive! I had a great experience there! Get there quick, because the sale is only going on for two days. We are keeping an eye on this Swiss brand to see what they have in store. Happy shopping!
What: Hanro Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 2 – Wed. Oct. 3, 2018
Where: 358 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY NOTE: the entrance is on the north side of 34th st.
Summer has left the building, but the sun is here to stay. Eye doctors say you need to wear sunglasses all year round to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Protect your beautiful eyes in style! (Come on, what other way is there really?!) This week, you can shop for sunnies at the Robert Marc sample sale. Robert Marc is a New York-based eyewear brand. They offer both sunglasses and optical glasses.
Both men and women can snag luxury designer eyewear, crafted with materials such as Italian Zyl acetate and titanium. Robert Marc’s glasses are known for their iconic hinge. They have a blend of a historic and classic design with a modern twist. With so many frames to choose from, you’ll be leaving there with a few pairs. Robert Marc’s eyewear goes for almost $500 retail. At the sample sale, you can walk out with a pair for $150. Yep, we’ll see you there.
What: Robert Marc Sample Sale
When: Thur. Oct. 4 – Sun. Oct. 14, 2018
Where: 107 Grand Street, Manhattan, NY
Since everyone and their mother flocked to the LXR and Co sample sale, The Line sample sale had… no line. The Line had absolutely beautiful pieces from various designers. You can shop from Calvin Klein to Dolce & Gabbana. If you were a big Protagonist fan, then you were in luck. Protagonist filled the racks. You can also shop home, accessories, books, and shoes.
We rated The Line sample sale a 7.5 out of 10. The selection was magnificent and the space wasn’t that crowded. Prices were a bit high, but with good markdowns from 70% – 75%. The Line sample sale scored most of their points in the fantastic selection of merchandise. Opening day of The Line sample sale was the same day that NYC got hurricane Florance rain. The 260 staff had the nerve to kick people out in the pouring rain. Shoppers just wanted to wait a little bit until it passed. The 260 staff, instead of asking everyone nicely to not block the door, decided to yell at everyone to leave because they have umbrellas. In that monsoon, an umbrella will not help much. However, as usual, that’s 260 being their usual rude selves. Happy shopping!
What: The Line Sample Sale
When: Tue. Sep. 18 – Sun. Sep. 23
Where: 150 Greene St.
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
Flats are probably my favorite type of casual shoe. Flats are perfect when you can’t do heels but you still need something nice. Visit the Margaux sample sale to find your perfect pair of flats to run around NYC. There definitely wasn’t a shortage in styles or colors. They had a great selection of suede shoes, perfect when gearing up for fall next month. Don’t you worry, heel fanatics, the Margaux sample sale has heels at flats paradise.
The prices were pretty great! All flats were below $100, and heels went for $145. We recommend you check out the Margaux sample sale. They have times you can wear now and next season. All you’ll need to take with you is a drink with an umbrella to flats paradise. Happy shopping!
What: Margaux Sample Sale
When: Wed. Aug. 1 – Fri. Aug. 3, 2018
Where: 37 W 20th st. Suite 1206 New York , NY
Did you hear? Rebecca Minkoff is having a huge summer sale both in-store and online! The savings go up to 70% off plus an EXTRA 25% off with the code SUMMER25! You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your couch to hunt these crazy good deals. Below we have curated our favorite finds from this amazing sale!
Jewel Shoulder Strap – Right off the runway and it’s only 85% cheaper than the Dior one! (was $95 now $36)
Today we had the opportunity to check out theJ Brand Sample Saleat 260 Fifth Avenue. The sale had an abidance of colorful and regular blue denim jeans to chose from, as well as crushed velvet, leather and pastel colors.
The J Brand Sample Sale had a great selection of jeans, classic blue jeans with rips, crushed velvet, high waisted white. You name it, they had it! They also had a large selection of samples in nearly every size for only 40 dollars! There were great shorts on sale, perfect for the end of the summer! As well as denim jackets that could be worn all year round.
We rated the J Brand Sample Sale a 7 out of 10. There was a large selection of merchandise offered in nearly every size but the prices were still high. You can find J Brand jeans on sale at department stores for less than 70 dollars, so we recommend you wait until they markdown the prices.
What: J Brand Sample Sale
When: Tues, Jul 24 – Sun, Jul 29
Where: 260 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Today we had the opportunity to check out the Bottega Veneta Sample Sale at 123 West 18th Street. The room was filled with lots of gorgeous gowns, tops and skirts that would make Amal and George Clooney jealous!
The Bottega Veneta Sample Sale was oozing with dreamy Italian chic dresses, tops and skirts at amazing prices. Dresses that were originally 2,000 dollars are now 200! If you need a tux for your man, look no further. Make your man look sleek and sexy for only 200 bucks! All the whimsical pieces made us feel as if we were sitting in the Italian country side on a relaxing wine tour.
We rated the Bottega Veneta Sample Sale a 6 out of 10. There was really great pricing on tops, skirts and dresses but a lot of the merchandise was tainted, ripped or stained. There was very limited merchandise in smaller sizes. The selection for men’s was really great! To score Bottega Veneta for 80% is such an amazing deal and very rare! Make sure to get downtown to check it out!
What: Bottega Veneta Sample Sale
When: Tue, Jul 24 – Thu, Jul 26
Where: 123 West 18th Street, NY, NY