For Something French Go To The A.P.C. & Isabel Marant Sample Sale

The highly anticipated, ever popular A.P.C & Isabel Marant sample sale starts today and I went to the preview evening last night. With up to 80% off mens, women’s, bags and shoes with a mix of designers including Isabel Marant Etoile, Star Mela, Masscob, Repetto, Forte Forte and Vanessa Seward I was expecting a lot of shoppers (and bargains!) during this sale.

When I arrived the Isabel Marant sample sale was in full swing. Plenty of shoppers, but also plenty of stock. Everything was priced individually, with stock divided up by designer. Women were mostly around the Isabel Marant rails, where bohemian floaty embroidered tops and silk printed shirts were on sale for around £140, trousers were around £138, dresses varied around £88 to £160 and shoes also varied from £142 to £330. Jackets and coats were priced around £178, which was reasonable. There were only a few sizes of each, and the rails seemed to have only XS or L of the more popular styles but staff did confirm that there were more sizes at the back, so do ask if you love something. Unfortunately this didn’t apply to shoes and accessories, as these were all out. Speaking of shoes, if you are a size 35-37 then you have the best pick of shoes! Many of the highly coveted shoes were available in these sizes, to my (sized 39) dismay.

Star Mela had beautiful, lightweight embroidered cotton pieces which are perfect for summer, and their tops were £110 down to £55. There were also matching summer beach totes for £55.

The A.P.C. sample sale has something for everyone. A.P.C womenswear had reasonable prices and a variety of stock. Wardrobe staples such as jumpers were around £66, easy to wear dresses around £128, and wool coats were £148. There was also workout gear from £29 for the most stylish way to exercise.

A.P.C menswear had plenty of stock, with tailoring, trousers (around £55), t-shirts (£40) and coats and jackets (around £158) available in a variety of sizes. There were also backpacks for £66, and a large amount of shoes (trainers, boots, slip ons) ranging from £40 to £140.

A.P.C also had a large table of trousers and jeans in a variety of sizes and colours for both sexes for £20, which was the cheapest item at the sale.
On top of all this, there was an offer of 20% off your total bill when you purchase 3 or more items. No wonder there was a queue for the changing rooms!

As for myself, I sadly left empty handed. The shoes and jackets were the items I was on the lookout for, but neither had my size. More money saved for the next sample sale then..!

For photos and prices of the Isabel Marant and A.P.C. sample sale scroll down below.

Joanne Chu

Isabel Marant and A.P.C. sample sale (Isabel Marant Etoile, Repetto, Vanessa Seward and Star Mela) 17-20 May at The Box, 4-6 Ram Place, London, E9 6LT.

Thursday 17 May: 11am – 8pm (final entry 7:30pm)
Friday 18 May: 11am – 8pm (final entry 7:30pm)
Saturday 19 May: 11am – 6pm
Sunday 20 May: 12pm – 5pm

***Prices start at just £20 and a special offer to receive an additional 20% off your total will apply when you purchase 3 or more items!***


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