While there is womenswear and kidswear, the emphasis is definitely on menswear. The sale actually has quite a bit of merch so it takes some time filter through everything. While the sale is fairly neat, things aren't organized the best so prepared to dig around for sizing.
In terms of pricing, suits are $350, sportscoats $200, casual jackets $100, shirts $60, knits $70, jeans/sweatshirts $50, Ts/ties $20 and scarves $30.
There were a couple tables of shirts in addition to several racks housing paisley, striped and solid colored button downs. In terms of sizing, there was a fairly good mix of sizes from S through XL. About 1/2 of the shirts on the racks were French cuffed shirts which ain't really my thing but if you like sporting cuff links it might be worth checking out.
The upper level of the sale was filled with shoes. Shoes on tables, beneath tables, and all around the perimeter of the walls. Sneakers are going for $60 while dress shoes are going for $120. Sizing is fairly random and nothing is organized by size just like the clothing - so again, be prepared to dig. There was a great pair of leather dress shoes with purple laces but I didn't have time to look around for my size.
If you're a fan of Paul Smith and have some time to sort through things to find your size then this sale might be worth hitting up.
Who: Paul Smith Sample Sale
What: Up to 70% off men's and women's clothing, shoes, accessories and books.
When: April 28-30, 2011. Thurs - Sun (11am-7pm).
Where: 382 W Broadway (near Spring St)