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Above The Fray: Giving A.P.C. An A-

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If loud public chastising (the shout of “8 minutes for 8 items!” was directed at soul after soul by a staffer referred to as “fascist” by shoppers) and fervent crowds doesn't put you off, the A.P.C. sample sale is a solid choice for both male and female bargain hunters.

The good news: Though there's a range of discounts, most styles are half-off. The 30% off items are marked with the typical red dot, while the 50% off items are unmarked. Even more good news: the sale includes shoes. Sneakers were sliced to $90; most of the other shoes were only 30% off. The selection, however, was slim as of early this afternoon.

As for the clothing, there was not a lot of variety in men’s trousers and denim. There were, however, plenty of black pants, for the masochists in the city this summer. If you're in the market for a top, some men’s shirts were marked as low as $40. For women, dresses and blouses reigned. Most styles featured on their online store are present in-store with a decent spread from S to XL.

In comparison to the online sale, however, the in-store sale wins. Many women's pieces are sold out online, or are only available in larger sizes. Another reason to visit the store instead of browsing via the web: an A.P.C. bot reassured us that they would be restocking throughout the day and all weekend.
· Dealfeed: A.P.C. [Racked]
Noah Adler