UPDATE: Now extra 20% off sale prices.
Starting this morning get ready to shop the joint Sandro and Maje sample sale at 260 Fifth Avenue. The French labels are known as purveyors of all things Parisian cool. Having just returned form Paris myself I can tell you that you cannot escape the pull of either Sandro’s military inspired masculine-feminine looks or Maje’s ultra feminine, glamorous styles. Both brands offer trendy contemporary looks with universal appeal and are as beloved in New York as they are back home.
For the past couple of years we’ve been somewhat spoiled with each label holding their own individual sale and offering an abundant selection of apparel, footwear, and accessories. But unfortunately this time having both Sandro and Maje share a single venue did in fact translate to a much smaller overall selection
. Men in particular will be disappointed to find limited variety
of merchandise consisting mostly of dark colored blazers and trousers. When I arrived at the preview last evening the staffers haven’t had time to set up the footwear and accessories as the shipment arrived very late. I tried to wait it out hoping they might put out some inventory tonight but alas it didn’t happen. The good news though is that those of you going to the sale this morning should have your pick of shoes 🙂 Meanwhile prices were fairly close to last year
, some $5-$10 fluctuations here and there. Prices started at $45 for t-shirts and swimwear and went up to $245 for ladies’ leather jackets and $395 for men’s. Please consult the price lists for a full breakdown.
Leather selection was rather unimpressive, there were no signature black leather jackets or motorcycle jackets (save one mixed media piece). On the women’s side leather selection consisted of a handful of Sandro red blazers, and less than full rack of beige and navy suede jackets. Further along the racks you’ll find a few trench coats but that was essentially it for outerwear. Men fared even worse with just a couple of military green coats in the back, along the wall. There were separate dressing rooms for both women and men and the only mirrors at the venue can be found inside. Women’s sizes ranged from S-L (French 1-3 for tops and dresses) and Fr 34-40 (US 24-30) for bottoms.