Brit high-street retailer, AllSaints, kicked off its first-ever sample sale today in Soho. The Wooster Street space was packed this evening with a very hip downtown crowd. The line to the register appeared to be endless… and the shoppers who weren’t waiting to pay were rummaging through racks and tables. The place was a mess.
Deals of 70-percent off the original retail price can be had for menswear, womenswear as well as kids wear. Men’s clothing and accessories can be found on the main floor… downstairs, you’ll find women’s and kids clothing. Plus, shoes for both sexes. This was the same spot where the Suno & Co sample sale took place last month. Back then, I thought the lighting was terrible… that hasn’t changed this time around.
As for the clothing… there was tons of merchandise left for both men and women. Lots of basics and signature edgy pieces (especially some of the dresses & knits on offer). Here’s a few examples: Cotton jackets now $105 (
$350); wool jackets at $63 ( $210); suede jackets at $147 ( $490); sweaters at $96 ( $320); wool coats for $138 ( $460); embellished silk top at $90 ( $300); embellished dresses at $174 ( $580); cotton pants at $59 ( $199); long-sleeved linen top at $45 ( $150); basic long-sleeved tees at $22.50 ( $75); basic short-sleeved tees at $13.50 ( $45) and kids polos for under $10 ( $32).
While the pricing should be easy enough to figure out… many of the items appear to have been discounted already. Thus, many of the tags have different prices on them. Just make sure to find the original price of the garment… that’s the starting point for the 70-percent off deal. If you can’t figure it out, there are plenty of staff to help you.
An important note: There are no dressing rooms so be prepared. Wear your sample sale ready clothing (such as tanks and leggings) so that you’re not caught in your knickers in a corner somewhere trying on your finds… while a male staffer or security guard walks by!
Where/When: 76 Wooster St., nr. Spring St.; January 11 to 17 Daily (Noon-8p).