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It's like a well-organized sea of blue denim at the 7 for All Mankind warehouse sale at the Met Pavilion. We stopped in for a browse at the preview today before the sale officially opens to the public tomorrow. There is a small selection of sportswear for both women and men, but to no one's surprise, the jeans are the star attraction of this sale and there were lots to sort through on the packed racks for both women and men.
The tiered pricing applies to both the ladies and the gents. Per usual, it decreases by $10 each day of the sale, going something like this: "First quality" jeans start at $80 on Friday—there is an additional $10 for crystal, studded and embellished ones, though—and drops to $60 by Sunday. The somewhat misnomered "second quality" jeans start at $65 (ditto for the embellishments) on Friday to reach $45 by Sunday. The pricing is different per category, so there are charts place conveniently around the sale for easy reference.
The women's jeans range from a size 23 to 32. We wrestled with the packed-like-sardine pairs to uncover a sampling of classic boot-cuts, hi-rise skinnies, Roxanne distressed (and floral patched) classic skinnies, boyfriends, original fits, and Guenevere classic straight leg (in the Lexie petite fit), plus some cropped, khakis and some questionable shiny houndstooth skinny numbers. Denim jackets (cropped and classic length) and vests start at $60 on Friday, then go to $55 on Saturday and then to $40 by Sunday.
The men's jean sizes range from 28 to 40 and the section was just as busy as the ladies'. We saw cuts in relaxed straight leg, slim straight leg and Premiere 7's, amongst others. There were also quite a few grey relaxed straight legs on the racks.
Definitely check out the "second quality" bins located at the back left wall and arranged by size. We took a few minutes to carefully check a few items and it wasn't quite apparent to the naked eye what the "second quality" offense was, even though some had tape identifying the spots.
There are designated communal dressing rooms for both men and women and there's no limit on what to bring in. There is a limit, however, on purchases: Fifteen jeans and 15 pieces of sportswear max per person. Staffers confirm that they will be restocking today and tomorrow, so decide on your priorities—lower prices or more options. Also throwing in another variable on your decision making process: The Warehouse Sale will be back in November with Rock & Republic.
· Dealfeed: 7 for All Mankind [Racked NY]