Oct 29, 2014

*SAMPLE SALE* Sampling Sandro's Sale

The French have a certain je ne sais quoi in the way they put together cool everyday outfits. Thankfully, minimalistic yet feminine Parisian brand Sandro opened a store on this side of the ocean in 2011 and gave us New Yorkers an opportunity to imitate the Parisian style. Now, after three years stateside, the label's inaugural sample sale is upon us.

With their awesome new digs in Soho, 260 Sample Sale unveiled the first-ever Sandro sample sale today. Naturally, my inquisitive nature necessitated I make my way downtown and inspect the goods. The sale was divided into men's (situated in the front) and women's (situated in the back). There were twelve racks of men's RTW comprised of tailored fit suits, dress shirts, casual tees, winter sweaters, trench coats, denim jackets, jeans, and hooded jackets. As far as prices are concerned, T-shirts were $50, dress shirts were $95, sweaters were $110, trenches were $250, coats were $350, jackets were $250, blazers were $275, and trouser were $110. There was a limited selection of men's shoes (sneakers, oxfords, and lace-up leather boots) for $200.

Moving onto women's products, I quickly noticed the fairer sex had a much more abundant inventory to peruse through. The apparel section was organized by category and I spotted everything from motorcycle jackets to sleek blazers to denims. Though the quality and selection of merchandise was top notch, prices weren't so inviting. Coats were $300, blazers & jackets were $200, skirts were $95, trousers were $110, jeans were $75, sweaters were $110, T-shirts were $50, cardigans were $135, leathers were $200~$300, and dresses were $110~$200. Also, if you're a size small (in Sandro's case, size 1), you'll have a hard time finding something that fits--particularly in the outerwear and dress sections.

Women's shoes were displayed on several tables in the back and everything was marked down to $200. I spotted hightop sneakers, studded slip-ons, classic black pumps, leather booties, black PVC pumps, and a few wedges.

Accessories included leather belts, knit berets, wool beanies, leather gloves, and embellished knit gloves. They were placed near the checkout counters with prices ranging from $30~$50. Handbags were also mixed in and I spotted Absinthe shoulder bags in ecru and maroon, crossbody bags in various colors, and fold-over clutches. All handbags were priced either $150 or $200.

I get the sense that, instead of a bargain basement bonanza, the maiden Sandro sample sale is geared towards opening the eyes of shoppers who have not yet been fully introduced to the brand. I don't have a problem with this as the merchandise was first rate but bargainistas may want to steer clear until further markdowns are taken. If/When this announcement is made, I will make sure to keep you informed. Until then, you can see the full price list from today's preview at the end of this article.

Price list:
Womenswear
Coats $300
Raincoats $200
Blazers $200
Jackets $200
Denim jackets $110
Jeans $75
Skirts/Shorts $95
Jumpsuits $150
Leggings $75
Trousers $110
Sweaters $110
Sweatshirts $75
T-shirts $50
Shirts $110
Cardigans $135
Dresses $110~$200
Half leather trousers $200
Leather trousers $300
Leather shirts $200
Leather skirts $200
Leather jackets $300
Leather shorts $200
Furs $500
Shoes $200

Menswear
Dress shirts $95
Blazers $275
Vests $95
Trousers $110
T-shirts $50
Shirts $95
Sweaters $110
Sweatshirts $110
Cardigans $150
Trenches $250
Coats $350
Jackets $250
Jean jackets $110
Shoes $200

21 comments:

  1. Wow, so detailed, thank you! Wish I could be there.

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  2. Great Review....i think you saved me a trip though. I will go when the prices are reduced. thanks!

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    1. Will definitely let you know IF prices are reduced.

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  3. Another great detailed review, Miz! I must say the sizes are very limited for the hotter items, such as leather jackets, certain coats and parkas. I asked if they had any more stock of the smaller sizes (36 and 38) and they said they didn't have any more. They have extra stock of some of the same items downstairs so it's worth asking the friendly staff. They also said they won't be getting more shipments, but who knows. Nothing I saw were "must-haves" though. Also to add, the leather jacket with shearling is considered a fur item, which is $500.

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  4. Won't be attending this sale but wanted to drop by and say THANK YOU for another great review.

    Your work is valued and appreciated!

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    1. Hi Jay,

      No, THANK YOU for your readership! It really means a lot to me.

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  5. Thank you so much!! I was so SO looking forward to this sample sale but have no idea what to expect and so can't really decide on a game plan. But THANKS to your awesome shopper-mind-orientated review I now know I don't need to fight to there. probably will go on Saturday see if they have further reduction.

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    1. Thank you for reading. I will definitely keep you posted.

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  6. Thanks for doing the screening for us. I was almost tempted to take half day off from work to attend the sale!

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  7. i stopped by at 11:30 a.m. and there was line of about 70 people, just to get in. did not bother, esp after reading that small sizes are hard to come by. thanks!

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  8. I went around 2:30 and was a line of about 10 people. Really wasn't that impressed with the merchandise considering the prices.

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  9. I went this afternoon around 4pm. All ALL the smaller sizes are GONE. In men's, they have consolidated 2 racks away (items were sold) and all the jackets, sweaters, shirts, etc everything were all XXL or XL. I ONLY saw one M tshirt, one 46 suit jacket and two 48 suit jackets. And I don't think they will restock as I asked the staffs if they have anymore in the back they told me no. So if you didn't go today I'd say just don't go cause you are not going to find anything.

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  10. Love their clothes:( too bad the price is too high for me:( esp im currently saving up my money for alexander wang x h&m

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  11. Looks like they just took their markdowns today!

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    1. Any women's size small left in the knitwear?

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  12. There are some of all sizes left, I just went earlier today. However ONLY some stuff was reduced, and just looking at the photos above from a few days ago, a lot of stuff is gone - e.g. the leather selection is a lot smaller, as is the dress selection; mostly a ton of knits and black dresses left vs. other color dress (didn't see anything like the cute red ones above).

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