Monday, February 9, 2015

Stepping Into 75% Off Manolos

The Manolo Blahink final reduction sale started today and there was no way that a little bit of sleet would keep us away. How often can you score the finest of heels at just a hint above sample sale prices-- and about without the fray?

As per usual, the prices are marked by colored dots that start at $195. The difference, this year, is the the prices rocket to $600, which is almost twice as much as previous years. We were also really disappointed that so few shoes had red dots ($195). This category included only the most plain and basic style pumps. Most shoes had green dots ($255), which is only $60 more but it seems to be a mental hurdle. There were a variety of these suede cap-toe shoes for $225. Here are pictures of almost everything at the sale.

Tall boots are all priced at the tippy top $600 level and lower boots are $375. Then there are the more ornate shoes, like the Hangisi and over the top satin Borlaks, which are both priced at $325. Low boots with gems are $375. The iconic Manolo Mary Jane is available in red and nude for $255. Pony hair shoes are $325 and the iconic gator shoes are priced as marked, which is about 50% off. (More pics here.)

The available sizes vary across styles but there was more than enough for everyone. Even the woman who had piles of 10 or more shoes at their feet.

There was no line at 1pm and no reports of lines throughout the day. Just be sure not to show up at 2pm, when the store closes to restock. Lets agree to understand that restocking means reorganizing the merchandise. The boutique sale does not usually receive new inventory throughout the sale.

Manolo Blahnik
31 West 54th Street
Abby: 212-582-3007
Monday-Friday 10:30AM-6PM

The boutique will close from 2pm to 3pm to restock



$255

$600

$325

$600

Mostly $255

$255

$195


$255

$325

Mostly $255

$255



$600


20 comments:

Keiko said...

because of your post i dreamnt i was shopping at the store last night. it was great. but i woke up with no shoes. lol

Lila Delilah said...

That might be one of the sweetest comments ever. Just think, you all those wonderful opportunities await...

Alya said...

Do you know if they let people in after 5.30? Unfortunately, its the earliest I can get there.

Lila Delilah said...

Hi Alya- I think you should be safe if you get there before 6pm.

Anonymous said...

is it cash only?

Anonymous said...

LOVE this blog! I was able to get 3 gorgeous pairs yesterday :-) But FYI, mid pricing is $255, not $225. And unfortunately I didn't see any at all at $195

Lila Delilah said...


It's the store, so credit cards are accepted.

Thank you! You're right. The pricing should be $255!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Lila. And no returns or exchanges, correct?

Lila Delilah said...

I don't know the return policy but I can find out...

Lila Delilah said...

Final Sale

Anonymous said...

Thanks, you're awesome.

Anonymous said...

Usually final sale on the last markdown.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lila. What a svc!! Yur an angel. Do u know if they will ship? I Understand that sales r final. Thx.

Lila Delilah said...

I don't think they ship. You're lucky to get someone on the phone when the boutique is this busy.

Grace said...

I was there earlier today thanks to your very helpful post, and there is a sign posted that there's no shipping for sale items.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lila! I went there this noon. Almost no line - five or six ppl. I only waited less than 10 mins to get in. Most part pretty well organized. I got a pair of satin heels that appeared in the Sex and the City; a pair of ankle boots.

At noon there were still plenty merch tho sizes started to run out for popular styles. If you are 36 or smaller; or 38+, you shall still have good chance to score.

I talked to a woman who has been every year. She said, this year has less option than last year. But I still think this is one of the best sale since Christmas.

Lila Delilah said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the sale. I would have to agree, the selection seems a bit smaller and the prices are higher than they have been in the past. As far as the prices go, the retail prices have skyrocketed-- which are always going to pull on the sale prices.

Alya said...

Thank you, Lila for all your updates:) Do u happen to know if there will be additional mark downs on Thursday since its their last day?

Lila Delilah said...

There won't be more markdowns.

Anonymous said...

Totally missed this post! Any details on when the next Manolo sale will be? Thanks in advance!