Sep 29, 2015

*SAMPLE SALE* Along Came Pauly

Having long been adored by sample sale goers, British menswear brand Paul Smith is making its triumphant returns to the NYC sample sale scene this week after a three year absence. The company has now found a new sale venue to host their sample sale and I had a chance to swing by this morning during the F&F hours.

There was a big line of shoppers when I arrived at the sale this morning. Since the brand caters to gentlemen more than ladies, the sale offerings were heavily skewed towards men's merchandise than women's. And therefore, it was raining men (hallelujah!) with shoppers looking to score on Britain's finest.

To briefly describe the lay of the land, women's apparel (12 racks in total) and shoes were situated in front near the checkout counters. Paul Smith's well-esteemed tailored men's suits (available in size 36-46) were located on the left wall towards the back. Menswear such as shirts, tees, blazers, pants, and polos (available in size 36-46) were placed on the right wall. And finally, men's and women's accessories, children's wear, and home decor products were placed inside 23 plastic bins in the center of the venue while men's shoes could be found in the far back.

Markdowns on men's merchandise consisted of suits for $450, outerwear for $265, trousers for $90, shirts for $75, knits for $90, jeans for $70, t-shirts for $25, and shoes for $25~$125. Accessories, which ran the gamut from cufflinks to towels, started as low as $10 for notepads and went up to $300 for holdall bags.

As for women, suits were $450, jackets were $220, dresses were $160, t-shirts were $75, skirts were $70, shoes were $70 & $125, scarves were $35, and bags were $75~$300. Per usual, the full price list can be found at the end of this article.

Children's offerings were low in inventory and variety with only two plastic bins of apparel, shoes, accessories, and toys. Everything here was marked down to $60 and under. Home decor products were also generously discounted. Vases, coffee table books, drinkware, dinnerware, and home accents were $5~$40.

By the looks of things from this morning's F&F, it's safe to say that the official public opening at 3pm today will be swamped by shoppers. There were so many people inside the venue this morning it was hard walking around without being poked or stepped on by other shoppers. Plus, the line to pay was very long. But regardless of these issues, if you are willing to go through the trouble, I promise you'll be rewarded with really amazing deals (especially for men!). You just have to act fast as the merchandise was being grabbed up at a fairly quick pace.

Price list:
Women's apparel
Suits $450
Jackets $220
Outerwear $265
Dresses $160
Shirts $75
T-shirts $25
Trousers $90
Jeans $70
Skirts $70
Knitwear $90
Waistcoats/Vests $60
Swimwear $35

Women's accessories
Dress shoes $125
Sneakers/Sandals $70
Belts $50
Hats $35
Scarves $35
Small leather/Wallets $60
Small leather bags $80
Medium leather bags $125
Large leather bags $200
Holdall bags $300
Small non-leather bags $75
Medium non-leather bags $100
Large non-leather bags $150
Socks $12
Towels $25
Cufflinks $30
Knit gloves $25
Leather gloves $35

Men's apparel
Suits $450
Sportscoat $220
Outerwear $265
Casual jackets $115
Trousers $90
Shirts $75
Knitwear $90
Jeans $70
Sweatshirts $60
T-shirts $25
Vests $60
Robes/PJs $60
Swimwear $35
Waistcoats/Vests $60

Men's accessories
Dress shoes $125
Sneakers/Sandals $70
Flip-flops $25
Fabric belts $25
Leather belts $50
Ties/Bowties $30
Scarves $35
Wallets/Card holders/iPad cases $60
Small leather bags $80
Medium leather bags/laptop cases $125
Large leather bags $200
Holdall bags $300
Small non-leather bags $75
Medium non-leather bags/laptop cases $100
Large non-leather bags $150
Canvas totes $15
Socks/Hankies $12
Notepads $10
Towels/Underwear $25
Keychain/iPhone cases $25
Cufflinks $30
Umbrella $70
Knit gloves $25
Leather gloves $35

Kids
Shoes $50
Scarves $15
Hats $15
Swimwear $15
Trousers $25
Shorts $20
Jackets $60
T-shirts $15
Toy bunnies $15
Shirts $25
Knits $25
Dresses $25
Skirts $20
Socks $5
Flip-flops $10

12 comments:

  1. Can I just say I love you? I went to the sale last night and grabbed a pair of awesome sneakers from the sample section and a pair of beautiful women's boots from the main line. I walked out of there feeling great.

    For men's shoes, the samples are all UK size 8 (US 9) and for the women's samples section, they are all EU size 37

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    1. Hi Michael!

      Aww... Thank you so much! I'm so happy you had a great time. Thank you always for your comments! Enjoy your new goodies. :)

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  2. Hi do you know if they will be restocking throughout the sale?

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    1. They said there restocking as sale goes on

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  3. Where is this sample sale located?

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    1. The sample sale is located at 151 Wooster Street.

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  4. Does anyone know how the line has been after the first day (I know it was pretty busy)?

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    1. There has not been a significant line ever since the first day. You shouldn't encounter a wait to get in.

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  5. SALE UPDATE (10/2): Further markdowns have taken effect. Everything is now an extra 30% off.

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  6. Everything is an extra 50 percent off now

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