By: Cristina Martin
We know at this point 260 is infamous for their long lines, but the Paul Smith sample sale was especially obnoxious. First, we had to stand on a long line on W Houston. Here is where you get your coat check ticket, so you think that you’ll go in pretty soon? Nope. The 260 ushers then escort you to a second line on Wooster. Are two lines really necessary? Definitely not when the store is empty inside. We are so tired of your cheap marketing tactics, 260. Seriously.
You basically sat in two lines for not much at the Paul Smith sample sale. If you’re shopping for men’s, then it’s more worth your while. They had two large sections of men’s suits. As well as numerous racks of pants. There was another entire section devoted to men’s wear. Women’s had a measly few racks. Women who need to dress up for work would find a few things at the Paul Smith sample sale. They had some really nice spring/summer fashion-forward suits. Sorry ladies working in finance. The sale also had an abundance of nice women’s pants. You can find a variety of men’s and women’s shoes downstairs.
We rated the Paul Smith sample sale a 5 out of 10. There just wasn’t much going on, especially for women. Prices were okay. Most of the clothing was for spring/summer, so you’ll have to wait a few months for it to see the light of day. Most of the clothing was “PS by Paul Smith,” so it’s not even their regular line. Our advice is to skip this one or at least wait for price reductions. Happy shopping!
What: Paul Smith Sample Sale
When: Wed Oct 31st – Sun Nov 4th
Where: 151 Wooster St, NY, NY