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Another Great Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliott Sale at 260

By: Jacqueline Munro

Although I hate to praise 260, it’s impossible not to after their second great multi-brand sale this season. I went to their Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliott sale back in May and I was totally blown away. The prices were amazing and there was a ton of cute merchandise which is completely off-brand for 260. Although there were some repeat styles this time around, they did have a lot of new merchandise and the prices remained impressive.

The Joie inventory was defintiely the most stocked at this sample sale. There were tons of tops, jackets, dresses, pants, shoes, and even accessories. The Current Elliott section offered lots of cute, comfy sweatshirts as well as t-shirts, and a minimal selection of stylish jeans. Sadly there wasn’t as much Equipment this time, but they still had plenty of stunning classic blouses for $60 **cue tears of joy**. This is a great sample sale to go to if you want to start prepping your wardrobe for the fall. Overall I rated this sale a 7/10. Unfortunately because the sale is taking place at 260 that inevitably means rude staff members and aggressive crouds which make it a miserable environment to shop in. But other than that, I cannot complain. Definitely hit up this sale, it has become one of my favorites!

What: Joie, Equipment, and Current Elliott Sample Sale
When: Tues. Sept. 3rd – Sun. Sept. 8th, 2019
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY

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One of the Best Sales We’ve Seen in a While: French Connection Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

It’s been a while since I’ve felt this positive about a sample sale. The French Connection sample sale is conveniently located in Midtown. When I walked in the coat check guys were the most attentive and sweet. After chatting them up, I walked to the back and entered the sale. Men’s was first as you walked in. There was a mid-sized section of coats, tops, bottoms, and even $5  ties! If you have to wear ties for work, you can’t beat that! The next, larger room contained women’s. It was the same deal: tops, bottoms, coats, and dresses. There were so many beautiful pieces, but dresses and skirts really caught my eye. Shoes filled the third and final room.

We rated the French Connection Sample sale a 9 out of 10. Yes, it was that good. The clothing was super cute, and the prices were unbeatable! You can use this sale to fill up your closet or mark everyone off your Christmas list. The staff was very sweet and accommodating. Check out the French Connection sample sale. You won’t regret it! Happy shopping!

What: French Connection Sample Sale
When: Mon. Dec. 17 – Wed. Dec. 19, 2019
Where:  512 Seventh Avenue, 25th Floor, Manhattan, NY

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Elie Tahari Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Elie Tahari Sample Sale: More of a Retail Sale than Sample Sale

Elie Tahari Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

We were a little thrown back at the Elie Tahari sample sale because the prices were quite high. There was a ton of merchandise. However, there was more stock than actual samples. Discounts were at about 65% off. You can find the same or better discounts at department stores.

Shoes were your best bet at $50. You can also look through a ton of coats and jackets. Men, You weren’t left out of this sale!  The Elie Tahari sample sale was very well set up and organized. That’s such a relief compared to how messy other sales can be. We are really hoping for further reductions. If you’re a huge fan of the brand then stop by and check it out for yourself. Happy shopping!

What: Elie Tahari Sample Sale
When: Thur. Dec 6 – Mon. Dec 10, 2018
Where: 317 W 33rd St. Manhattan, NY

 

 

 

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260 Sample Sale Fashion Paul Smith Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Paul Smith Sample Sale was a Bit Underwhelming

Paul Smith Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

We know at this point 260 is infamous for their long lines, but the Paul Smith sample sale was especially obnoxious. First, we had to stand on a long line on W Houston. Here is where you get your coat check ticket, so you think that you’ll go in pretty soon? Nope. The 260 ushers then escort you to a second line on Wooster. Are two lines really necessary? Definitely not when the store is empty inside. We are so tired of your cheap marketing tactics, 260. Seriously.

You basically sat in two lines for not much at the Paul Smith sample sale. If you’re shopping for men’s, then it’s more worth your while. They had two large sections of men’s suits. As well as numerous racks of pants. There was another entire section devoted to men’s wear. Women’s had a measly few racks. Women who need to dress up for work would find a few things at the Paul Smith sample sale. They had some really nice spring/summer fashion-forward suits. Sorry ladies working in finance. The sale also had an abundance of nice women’s pants. You can find a variety of men’s and women’s shoes downstairs.

We rated the Paul Smith sample sale a 5 out of 10. There just wasn’t much going on, especially for women. Prices were okay. Most of the clothing was for spring/summer, so you’ll have to wait a few months for it to see the light of day. Most of the clothing was “PS by Paul Smith,” so it’s not even their regular line. Our advice is to skip this one or at least wait for price reductions. Happy shopping!

What: Paul Smith Sample Sale
When: Wed Oct 31st – Sun Nov 4th
Where: 151 Wooster St, NY, NY

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Components by John McCoy Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Italy has Come to America with the Components by John McCoy Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

You can find a little piece of Italy just under the Upper East Side at the Components by John McCoy sample sale. Shop beautiful, Italian casual wear and suits for both men and women. However, the most extensive selection is in menswear. Ladies, you browse through top, bottoms, jackets, and accessories. Women’s clothing was mostly casual, but some pieces can be worn for work and then transformed to dinner with the girls. They also had the cutest little handbags perfect for a night out on the town. We even stumbled upon a wine bottle holder for 20 bucks. Now that’s something we’ve never seen! Men’s had a larger selection with a few racks of suits and jackets and tables with pants, sweaters, and shirts. Full suits were a steal at $300. You can choose from thicker, winter suits, and suits you can wear all year around.

We gave the Components by John McCoy sample sale a 7 out of 10. There was a large variety of high-quality clothing. If you’re in the market for everyday clothing that has a different flare, this is the sale for you. Prices are pretty standard. You can even catch the staff speaking in Italian if you’re lucky. Happy shopping!

What: Components by John McCoy Sample Sale
When: Mon. Oct 29 – Fri. Nov. 2, 2018
Where: 123 E 55th St. 3rd Floor. Manhattan, NY

 

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The Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale: Take Two

By: Cristina Martin 

Two time’s a charm, I guess, for the Roberto Cavalli sample sale. Roberto Cavalli hosted a sample sale just last month at Clothingline. You can read all about how awful that sale was in our full report. This time Soiffer Haskin has taken the Roberto Cavalli burden on and is attempting to rid the merchandise for the brand. Let me tell you, there are clear improvements. Roberto Cavalli is a brand for people who have a flashier taste. (Absolutely nothing wrong with that.) This Roberto Cavalli sample sale had clothing, shoes, and accessories for both the flashy and the subtle dresser. Even some of the flashy items were cute! They had jackets with beautiful beading and patterns. The beautiful beadwork continued onto jeans with unique flower patterns. On the other hand, the horrendous snakeskin outfits were brought from the last sale to haunt us.

We rated the Roberto Cavalli Sample sale a 6 out of 10. They went up three points since the quality and quantity of the merchandise improved.  However, the prices are still very high. I understand that the brand prices in the thousands, but $480 for a Roberto Cavalli jacket is still a bit high in my opinion. Just like the last sale, men make out the best. Men had an array of handsome traditional and non-traditional suits. Men can also browse through sweaters, casual wear, and shoes. There was also a selection of funky pieces, but men’s was definitely tamer. Unfortunately, photos were not allowed at the Roberto Cavalli, but we managed to sneak in some for you all. If you have any questions, please DM us on Instagram (@shopdropapp). Happy shopping!

What: Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale
When: Tue. Oct. 23 – Thur. Oct. 25, 2018
Where: 317 W 33rd. St. Manhattan, NY

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Fashion Lanvin Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Inside the Lanvin Sample Sale

Lanvin Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

The private Lanvin sample sale officially kicked off on Sunday. Since it is a private sample sale you need an invitation to attend. Luckily, we made it inside to report back to you.

The Lanvin sample sale is held in a tiny space, packed with women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, shoes, and people. Prices were incredible! Everything was 80% off with the exception of the gowns which were at 90% off. That is incredible for Lanvin. I loved the women’s jackets and blazers. They were gorgeous! Men’s suits were also stunning. They even received archival pieces directly from France! Accessories consisted mostly of scarves for women and bow ties for men. They also had a pretty large selection of shoes. However, size 38 was going fast! People were inquiring about handbags. According to the sales associate they all went the first day, and they will be expecting a new shipment later this week. So… open to the public any time soon??? We don’t know just yet, but when we do, you will be the first to know. Happy shopping!

What: Lanvin Sample Sale
When: Sun. Oct. 14 – Fri. Oct. 19, 2018

Sorry, absolutely no pictures were allowed.

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chelsea market Fashion Prive Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Squeezing Out Every Bit of Summer at the Prive Sample Sale

Prive Sample Sale

Photo Via Diva’s World 

By: Cristina Martin 

Chelsea Market sample sales never disappoint! The Prive sample sale featured summer clothing and swim for both men and women. Chelsea Market has a huge space, so there was plenty of merchandise form a variety of brands to choose from. There are racks of swim for both men and women in so many colors. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up for next year, or that tropical getaway in January. The Prive sample sale also had a dresses, tops, cute pants, and skirts. For the gentlemen, you can choose from tops, trousers, denim and accessories. Prices were also very reasonable!

We rated the Prive sample sale a 8 out of 10. Pros were of course the fabulous clothing, huge selection, and affordable prices. The only con was the fact that it is mostly summer, you only have a few weeks at best to use them before the items go in storage. Don’t loose all hope, some items can definitely be used for fall/early winter. Happy shopping!

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What: Prive Sample Sale
When: Tue. Aug. 28 – Sun. Sept. 2, 2018
Where: Chelsea Market: 75 9th Ave. New York, NY

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Altuzarra Fashion Review Sample Sale Sample Sale Review ShopDrop

Hot Brand, Hot Sale The Altuzara Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

Altuzarra – one of the hottest brands out there right now. The Altuzarra sample sale is also hot, hot, hot!

Lines were already forming in the early morning hours at this two day sample sale.  The line was somewhat long, but it moved fairly fast. You can most likely expect one early tomorrow. Once you’re in, there is plenty of merchandise to choose from. The show room is beautiful, with plenty of space to shop. the staff was just lovely and very attentive.

Most of the merchandise at the Altuzara sample sale is from the current season. #YASSS There were about five racks with items from previous seasons. Previous season items consisted mostly of a few blazers and basic pants. Nothing really special. The prices were also very fair. Check out the Altuzara sample sale tomorrow before it ends! Happy shopping!

What: Altuzara Sample Sale
When: Thur. July 18 – Fri. July 20, 2018
Where: 233 Broadway 14th fl, New York, NY

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Restock on your Faves at the Franklin St. Sample Sale

Franklin St. Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin 

Head down to our new favorite showroom, Franklin St. Located on, you guessed it, Franklin St.! The Franklin St. sample sale has a great selection of basic separates everyone can use. Throw out that ratty white tee and look no further for a replacement. This unisex sale discounts clothing up to 80% off. You can find brands such as Odette, Demylee, Mollusk, Le Mont St. Michel, and Zespa starting at $10 for selected pieces. The Franklin St. sample sale even has jewelry and other accessories if you’re looking for something less vanilla.

If not for the high discount and excellent merch, we recommend you stop by the Franklin St. sample sale for the shopping experience. The store is well organized and not chaotic at all. Meet ya on Franklin! Happy shopping!

What: Franklin St. Sample Sale
When: Tue. July 10 – Thur. July 12, 2018
Where: 87 Franklin St. New York, NY

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