Hope that you all are having an exciting holiday season!
A few days ago, I had a chance to attend a shopping event where I discovered a great app that helps users navigate sample sales within New York City.
Being one of the most expensive cities in the world, New York forces people to look for discounted products, yet, finding sample sales can be frustrating and time consuming. In addition, the brands are overloaded with an excess of products and don’t reach the right people.
The founder of ShopDrop, Estee Goldschmidt, found a great solution to these problems by creating an app that does the bargain hunting for you. After attending the event, I downloaded the app and was excited to see upcoming sample sales of La Perla, Helmut Lang, Dannijo, Marc Jacobs, John Hardy and many other of my favorite brands.
With one click of the button, I was able to send a few sample sales to my phone calendar. The app also has options to RSVP, check-in and leave comments regarding user experience. Also, within just a few clicks, you can share your favorite events via text, email them to your friends or share them across your social media platforms. Overall, I think the app is very user-friendly and useful for any budget fashionista.
Lastly, the app not only lets you enjoy savings, it allows you to discover brands which you’ve never known. Many of the sample sales also curate cause-related actions. For instance, I discovered an amazing brand, Aday (I’ll share more details about this brand in my next post), which sent 10% of its proceeds from its sample sale to FabScrap, a fabric recycling company. The company also accepted unwanted or slightly used clothing to donate to Wearable Collection.
As ShopDrop grows, I’d love to see more activities and collaborations that ultimately benefit organizations and causes. Also, I’d like to see the app curating sample sales in other fashion capitals of the world.
Happy bargain hunting!