This week's 2-day long Paul Andrew sample sale is located near Central Park South at the luxury cobbler's showroom. The sale got underway ahead of schedule at around 10:30am. As soon as the doors opened, I did a quick glance around the space and noticed right away that, just like their last sale, the offerings were limited to only three sizes (37, 39, and 40). At opening time, I found approximately 170 pairs of shoes in size 37, 25 pairs in size 39, and 90 pairs in size 40. The plentiful size 37 selection included espadrilles, slingback pumps, peep-toe sandals, knee-high boots, lace-up booties, ankle-strap sandals, gladiator sandals, rounded-toe pumps, and Paul Andrew's signature Zenadia pumps and Zoya flats. For size 39 and 40, styles were limited to knee-high boots, feather-embellished pumps, wedge sandals, and peep-toe booties.
As far as markdowns go, it was nice to see prices slashed even lower than at previous sales. For February 2016, PA footwear started at $50 and went up to $200. Basic pumps, sandals, and flats were $50 & $75 while evening styles and booties were $125. In addition, exotic skins like Zoya flats in python were the most expensive at $200. Each pair was marked with a color sticker that corresponds to a price.
As you can see, today's Paul Andrew sample sale was another kickass event but mostly for those who made it early. I'm currently hearing word that inventory is running out in a blink of an eye and, unfortunately, there will not be restocking. Nonetheless, if you do decide to go, keep in mind there were some items with minute damage and/or signs of wear. Although, when you think about it, the markdowns make it more than fair.