UPDATE: Now extra 20% off sale prices.
September is well underway, the pumpkin spice latte beckons yet the weather outside hovers well above 80 degrees. I know it’s hard to think about parkas and sweaters while you’re still wearing a tank top and trying to survive another minute inside a suffocation inducing subway station. But this week’s Sandro sample sale is full of transitional apparel to help ease you into Fall. You’ll just have to wait for the weather to cooperate! The sale officially opens this morning with an abundant selection of clothing, footwear, and accessories for both women and men. The good news is that unlike last Spring we once again get two separate sales: one from Sandro and next week from Maje. Discounts are up to 75% off retail with prices fairly similar to last year’s sample sale.
I had some time to kill in between NYFW shows so what did I do? I went to check out the F&F preview of Sandro’s bi-annual sample sale. I’m a big fan of the Parisian label but even more so of the bohemian sister brand, Maje. This event featured equal parts womenswear and menswear with prices starting at $40 for t-shirts and going up to $395 for fur coats. That’s actually $100 cheaper than last October. There were also plenty of other coats like wools, parkas, and trenches for $250 (last May they were $195). On the women’s side I saw racks upon racks of $80 shirts and sweaters. There were light-weight knits, silk lacy blouses, button down shirts all in a wide variety of colors. Leather was well represented as well; with skirts priced at $145, dresses and pants $195, and jackets $250. Please check out the full price list for more details. On the racks opposite the registers you’ll find a nice selection of dresses for $110. From transitional sheaths and autumn hued long sleeve numbers to colorful frocks you can wear right now. There were office appropriate pieces as well as sparkly party dresses. All in all there was something to suit every style. Sizes ranged from French 1-3 (S-L) but this year there was an abundant selection of larger sizes. Size 3 definitely had the best variety and most stock which as you know is usually a rare occurrence. If you’re a small don’t be too disappointed because I still saw plenty of styles in sizes 1-2. There is a dressing room for you to try on things and the only mirror is also inside the said dressing room. I linked up some of the products you’ll be able to find at this sale:
Head all the way to the back, if you are in search of shoes. Men’s footwear was priced at $50 for Reebok sneakers and $125 for all other shoes. Women’s sneakers, pumps, and sandals were a bit pricier at $110. Boots and creepers were a better bargain at $145 although the selection was fairly small. The bulk of the merchandise primarily consisted of colorful suede sandals and pumps.
On the tables closest to the registers you’ll find various accessories like small and large handbags ($75-$145), scarves ($40 for women’s, $50 for men’s and I’m really not sure why since they’re all basically unisex?). There was a bin of $5 socks and tights but I mostly saw socks. There were $40 belts, gloves, and hats but yet again men’s hats and belts were $50. Most accessories were $10-$20 pricier compared to last year. Personally I did not see anything to really drew my attention. You’re probably better off waiting for the additional 20% off discounts to kick in later this weekend or heading to Century 21 where you can find plenty of discounted Sandro.
Guys had a huge selection of coats ($250), blazers ($175), shirts ($75), sweaters ($85), and pants ($75). There were tons of office friendly essentials along with more casual looks. I really like the camel colored wool coats, towards the back and along the wall. Basic tees were just $30 and there was a nice variety of styles but mostly in darker colors. I didn’t check sizes but it looked like there were plenty in all three: S/M/L.
BOTTOM LINE: If you’re in the market to upgrade your Fall wardrobe then you should definitely check out this week’s sake. Sandro sales tend to be quite popular so expect crowds, especially today. I wasn’t exactly vowed by the prices but they were fairly consistent. I recommend looking at the boots and knitwear for best deals. The sale runs through Sunday and additional discounts are expected by the weekend. Are you going? Please feel free to share in the comments section and happy shopping!
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