Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Manolo Spring Sample Sale

Ladies get your waiting shoes on. The Manolo Blahnik spring sample sale starts Thursday, May 3rd and runs through Friday afternoon. As usual, ALT will be on site at at the Warwick Hotel to help women with all their footwear needs.

This sample sale is a bi-annual highlight for shoe lovers. As you can imagine, the wait time can be worse than a passport agency. Personally, we prefer the boutique sales even if prices are a bit more expensive. Those who are up for the Manolo sample sale challenge should read our survival guide. At the very least, attendees are seated in a hotel ball room while they wait and offered coffee and water. (These are conditions much better than most sample sales, we might add.)

The Manolo sale is usually press only until about noon Thursday, but then opens to the public. Shoes range in price from $100 for leather, suede or satin to $300 for lizard boots. Hey, there's a reason why people wait hours.

This is the first time the sale is being held over two days. That's a good indication that there will be a good selection of merchandise. If you attend the sale, please keep us all posted by Tweeting at @MadisonAveSpy.

Manolo Sale Details
Thursday, May 3rd to Friday, May 4
Thurs. 12pm to 4pm and Fri 9am to 2pm
The Warwick Hotel
54th Street and 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cash only.


Anonymous said...


I've never been to a sample sale before. What is the condition of the Manolo Blahnik shoes, are they used or damaged? Why are they not in boxes? Any clarification would be helpful. Thanks!

Ionica said...

Hi, I've been to a sample sale but never for shoes. What should I expect ? And if I don't get to this one how do I find out about future ones ?
Thank you

Lila Delilah said...

Hi Anon: The condition of the shoes is mostly good and brand new. I think they get rid of the boxes to avoid box confusion.

Ionica: Expect a long wait and keep reading the site to find out about worthy sample sales. You'll be a pro in no time!