Manolo Blahnik fans will be able to shop an assortment of hugely discounted shoes starting Wednesday. The two day sale will start with invited guests and then open to the public. Last season was the first time they implemented this private-public shopping system and it wasn't smooth sailing. The public shopping day of the sale was so overcrowded that they started turning customers away at 9am.
Those willing to brave the crowds are sure to highly awarded with shoes priced at just $96 and goes up to $500 for tall exotic skin boots. Shoes with ornamentation were $125 at the last sale and styles with large large rhinestones are $150. Y can even afford to go crazy with a alligator style, which will cost you just $300 from a retail price of $4300. (That's less than the tax would cost.)
We anticipate that a majority of this sale's selection will be from summer 2013. Just don't count on stocking up on BBs. At the last sale, we only found a few styles of the famous shoe but they were either in patterned in plaid or lace. There's usually an overwhelming assortment of satin styles in addition to many statement pieces.
Even though $96 Manolos are quite a rush, we prefer the boutique's end of season sale. In January shoppers can score shoes at 75% off and not have to sift through plastic bags and search for missing mates. Did we mention that there is never a wait at the boutique!
Manolo Blanhik Sample Sale
Wednesday, November 13- VIP Shoppers
Thursday, November 14 - Public Shopping
Doors open at 9am
Warwick Hotel, 65 W 54th St. & 6th Ave, 2nd fl.