September 27, 2023


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Universal Standard is Having a Sample Sale & PureWow Readers Can Shop a Day Early

Gather thy credit cards and prepare thy browsers: Universal Standard is having a sample sale. Better yet, we’re giving you early access. Yes, starting today PureWow readers can shop all the wardrobe staples (and statement pieces) one full day before everyone else by entering the password PUREWOW on the Universal Standard website between 4 and 5 p.m. EST.

We first fell in love with the size-inclusive retailer for its commitment to dressing real bodies in all shapes and forms, not just those who fit in a small, medium or large. It now carries sizes 00 through 40, including petite sizing, and doesn’t distinguish between “regular” and “plus size” like so many other brands. Instead anyone and everyone is welcome to shop its cozy sweatshirts, easy minimalist dresses and sleek workwear staples.

For the sample sale, expect a wide selection of dresses, jeans, T-shirts and jackets starting at just $24, all of which will be available to the general public beginning tomorrow, July 21 through Sunday, August 2. You can shop by size, by category or by style, but whichever method you choose, we suggest you act fast. PureWow has early access for just one hour and we expect the most popular styles, like the Katherine Side-Tie Knot dress and Gabby Cropped Mesh leggings, will sell out pretty darn quick once it opens up to the public.

Oh, and right now you can also snap up a free face mask with any purchase over $150. So let’s get to shopping, shall we? Here are some of our top sample sale picks below.

Wear it with come classic slacks for the workday, then tuck this easy top into a chic miniskirt or matching pair of satin joggers for dinner or drinks with friends.

Buy it ($75; $42)

These cropped jeans are just loose enough to give your legs some wiggle room (unlike your beloved skinnies) but not so loose that they’ll look baggy. In a word? Perfection.

Buy it ($90; $49)

This minimalist frock also comes in black, but we’re partial to this stunning and seasonless pale orange hue.

Buy it ($118; $62)

Ever since sweatsuits have become the new work from home wardrobe staple we’ve been on the hunt for styles that are supremely comfy but that won’t look too disheveled or like PJs on a last-minute Zoom call. This cropped hoodie definitely checks all those boxes.

Buy it ($110; $68)

Simple slip skirts aren’t going out of style any time soon (hooray!) so you might as well stock up on a few different color options while they’re almost 50 percent off.

Buy it ($120; $64)

We came for the delicate lilac shade and versatile silhouette but stayed for those adorable (and sizable) pockets.

Buy it ($145; $72)

OK, so you might think we’re crazy for suggesting you stock up on puffer coats in the middle of a heat wave, but it’s not like we’re suggesting you wear them right now. The Kanda Puffer was one of the best-selling items at Universal Standard this past winter and even got one staunchly anti-puffer PureWow editor to come around on the cozy style.

Buy it ($248; $95)

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