Right after Hurricane Sandy pranced all over our town, Manolo Blahnik canceled their legendary sample sale. (Talk about raining on our parade.) But fear not, the sale is back on.
On Thursday, December 6th, Manolo fans will be able to shop an assortment of hugely discounted shoes. We anticipate that a majority of the selection will be from summer 2012.
At the last sale basic shoes started at $100 and prices went up to $500 for exotic leather boots. We found that the bulk of the inventory was a size at and the smallest selection was size 8 through 9.5. You can read a full rundown of our past season coverage here.
The sale is slated to start at 9am but sale regulars usually get there much earlier. Once the sample sale organizers arrive, each attendee is given a ticket with a letter, starting with A. Each letter group is called into the sale as enough customers leave. Be warned, the wait can take hours but once you have you're letter ticket you're free to leave and return later.
Perhaps this is the perfect time to take a spin through the MoMa? Then you can justify your shoe purchase as part of your appreciation of fine art.
Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale
Thursday, December 6
9am to 4pm
The Warwick Hotel
54th Street and 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor