Put your foot on the gas and hold on to your pumps. The secret Manolo Blahnik Spring sale is back and ALT is the hosting. Usually reserved for editors and fashion insiders the Manolo sale is renowned as a full-on fashion event.
We hear that this season's sale will feature Vogue's contributing editor and America's Next Top Model judge, André Leon Talley. He will be playing the role of Prince Charming and help women slip into their perfect shoe on Thursday, April 29th. That may be reason alone to attend. Everything is more fun when ALT is present.
At previous sample sales leather heels started at $100. Usually the morning of the sale is reserved for press and insiders and the afternoon is open to the public. We wouldn't be surprised, however, if all the publicity of the sale changes the rules a bit. Don't blame us, we're just the messenger.
For those of you who are unnerved by sample crowds -- present company included-- take a browse through your local Saks Off 5th outlet store. We recently found the shoe department to be very well stocked with Manolos-- all priced in the $200 range. It's not a $100 and there's no ALT but we found patent lather, high heel, Marry Janes and they come with a return option.
Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The Warwick Hotel
54th Street and 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Press access: 9am to 11am
Public shopping: 11am to 3pm