We've noticed that it's increasingly more difficult to find an interesting pair of shoes. And when you're going to plop down several hundred dollars or even a grand do you want to have the same shoe as every other fashion wannabe?
All year we've been looking for something that's not a red soled heel or a ballet flat with gems and we think we've found the perfect alternative. H Williams collection, designed by Heather Williams, retails for $350 to $995, includes a wide range of styles including zippered booties and gladiator heels. The line is made of exotic skins like python, suedes and Italian leathers. Since her debut in Fall '09 Heather's shoes have been showcased in Glamour, Italian Vogue and Gossip Girl.
More than feeling lucky to have been alerted to H Williams, we are ecstatic that the introduction coincides with a sample sale. H Williams footwear has teamed up with Krizia womenswear for a sample sale where most items will be discounted 60% off. Flat riding boots, which retail for $895 will be $380, an eggplant metallic python bootie that retails for $1,200 will be $495 and a very high suede bootie with cut-outs will be $350 from $820.
On the Krizia side most items are also 60% off, jackets will range from $278 to $572, dresses $62 to $442 and coats $324 to $854. We are a bit disappointment that the discount isn't more. In prior seasons, we have seen Krizia merchandise reduced 70% to 80% off. In the past, we have walked away with $600 shoes for $50.
The sale runs until January 24th but starts Wednesday evening with a Prosecco and VIP viewing. (Remember the days when VIPs got champagne?)
H Williams and Krizia Sample Sale
805 Madison Ave., @ 67th St
Wed, Jan 20th to Sun., Jan. 24
Wed. 5pm to 8pm, Thurs. to Sat. 10am to 6pm, Sun. 12pm to 5pm