Beware, reading this post and going to the Roger Vivier sample sale may cost you $1000 or more. If that statement doesn't scare you, then you will be thrilled to know about the vast assortment of products at Vivier's first ever sample sale.
The Viv sale is well stocked with an incredible assortment of shoes including, classic buckle flats, elaborate heels, sandals and boots. No season was left out and no style or print is omitted. There are even in-season styles, which have the tiny square buckle. In addition, there are lots of bags, including evening clutches and larger shopping totes. There is also a small but nice assortment of small leather goods and jewelry.
The pricing of most shoes are about 50% off retail, which isn't fabulous but still a considerable savings. Most classic buckle styles are about $275. Sandals are a bit less at $220 and boots will set you back $420 to $600. Non-buckly shoes are an additional 20% off. Bags cost between $425 for a long classic clutch to near $800 for lager bags. Near the register, you will find small accessories and jewelry, which make a fine holiday gift. Gloves are $200 and most jewelry pieces are $100. Wallets and cosmetic cases are also $200.
While each item does not seem overly expensive, it's hard not to grab a bag and at least two pair of shoes. By the time you're at the register the damage is over $1000. For others, it was several times that amount.
The sale runs through Sunday and we wouldn't be surprised if further reductions were made. If you can, restrain yourself for later in the sale.
The positive side is that a portion of all the proceeds will go towards New Yorkers For Children. You wouldn't want to deprive the children, right? So, shop it up!
Roger Vivier Sale
Through Sunday, Dec 18
Thurs to Sat 9am- 6:30pm, Sun 9am-5pm
Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St (bet 8th and 9th Ave)