If The Shoe Fits At Paul Andrew Sample Sale

Earlier yesterday morning Paul Andrew kicked off their highly anticipated sample sale. Held inside the designer’s midtown showroom (just a block away from Central Park) the sale offered some hefty discounts on women’s footwear but only if the shoe fits. Due to an overwhelming response on the first day the organizers informed me that the sale will end today at 2pm. Alas if you have yet to check out this sale you may want to skip at this point but for those curious enough to see what was available please read my recap below.

Much like their sample sale a year ago – the sizes and pricing remained the same. If you were among the lucky few who fit Paul Andrew’s sizes 37, 39, and 40 (his shoes run at least 1/2 size small) then you were certainly in for a treat because prices started at just $50. Once again size 37 dominated with the largest selection although not necessarily the best variety. The best styles (in my humble opinion) like the Chrysler and Manhattan were only available in 40. Each pair was color coded with price stickers: Green $50 | Blue $75 | Pink $125 | Orange $200. I spotted many iterations of the Rhea flats priced at $75 or $200 for exotic versions. In fact most of the selection consisted of sling backs (flats and heeled sandal) and espadrilles. I would have loved to have purchased a few pairs myself but alas nothing fit. While I am usually a size 37, for Paul Andrew I need to size up all the way to a 38 and unfortunately I was out of luck. This blogger didn’t turn out to be Cinderella but rather a mean step sister! My friend, N who was also at the sale fared slightly better. She wears a size 37 like myself but her feet are very narrow so she was lucky to squeeze into several styles. Another shopping buddy, Le Hoarder, as always made out like a bandit! There were a also few tall fashion boots like Athena along with knee high suede boots.

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Size 37 selection
Size 37 had several true samples priced at $50
Very small selection of size 39
Size 40 selection
One of the few Crysler pumps
Feather embellished ankle strap pumps $200
Rhea in suede and jacquard $75 | fringed Espanola sandals $50
Lots of flats and slingback styles
Exotic Rhea flats $200
BOTTOM LINE: The sale was certainly very popular among the ladies with the right shoe size and more than half of the merchandise had sold out in the first few hours. By early afternoon the organizers made an announcement that tomorrow’s hours will be limited to just 3 hours (11am – 2pm). So honestly there’s no sense in attending at this point, even if the shoe fits.

Paul Andrew Showroom
41 West 58th St., #2A
11am – 2pm

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