Thursday, April 30, 2015

I Spy: A Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale (Kirkwood Intel.)

Once upon a time the Manolo Blahnik sample sale was a no-brainer. There were clear rules, there was order, there was a great assortment and the prices were absolutely amazing. As time has gone on, the assortment has become hit-or-miss and the crowds have become insane and the event has become shrouded with inconsistent by-laws.


This season, we hear that the bi-annual event is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. Unfortunately, a spokesperson for the company would only say, "We can't comment because the sale is private." One can only speculate that the company is not planning on opening the sale to the public.

Friends don't lose all hope. There have been other seasons when Manolo said that the sale would be closed to the public. Later, when there was too much remaining stock they welcomed one and all. We can't predict the future but we will be sure to keep you posted. Check here for information on last season's sale and here's our Manolo Blahnik sample sale survival guide.

If you're looking to get some new shoes now, we suggest you hit the Nicholas Kirkwood sale at Century 21. Friday is the final day and all shoes are 80% off. Click here to see photos and prices.

Manolo Blahnik
Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7
Wed 12pm-4pm, Thurs 9am-4pm
Warwick Hotel, 65 W 54th St. (off 6th Ave.), 2nd Floor





Red & tan pump: $122, Mule wedge $150,
Pumps: $180
Lizzard: $240, Zig-zag $130
Bow t-strap $175,  platform pump $140, 
Sling-back $250, Bootie $260
Short boot $180, Embroidered $220, Studded $300
$130 Sandals
$280
$160

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just called the press office to ask if I can get an invite and they said i had incorrect information and that no such sale is happening. Can you please forward me the invite?!

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it next week not this week….

Lila Delilah said...

Nope, it's this week.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure? I
was put on the list and told it was 5/14

Alya said...

How did you get on a list?

Anonymous said...

you need to shop in the store

Anonymous said...

my friend shop in the store many times but never got on the list.

Anonymous said...

you need to make friends with the salespeople and always use the same one. I had shopped there for years and mentioned to my salesperson that I had gone and she said I can put you on the list. You have to ask.....

Anonymous said...

I am reading here that someone was put on the list for next week. Can someone confirm if it's gonna happen this week or next week? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Warwick Hotel says no sample sale is schedule for tomorrow at the hotel?? Maybe it is next week.

Lila Delilah said...

Nothing is sure but i was told my dates were right from two invited people. (They can be wrong too)

Anonymous said...

There is no way your dates were from anyone on the list, signed someone with an invite.

Anonymous said...

Last fall MB sale was not mentioned by bloggers until it had already started and it was too late for most of us "not on the list" to travel there. I really appreciate this blogger trying to pin point MB date this season.

Anonymous said...

So today will be the day of answers...we hope!

Anonymous said...

So is it on today? Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I appreciate all of the bloggers (Mizhattan, WisdomAndWhit, and Madison Ave Spy) that have covered previous MB sales, but unfortunately ppl just don't know how to behave (remember May's 2013 sale) and the public is paying for this lol. WisdomAndWhit even predicted that this might happen some day. - http://www.wisdomandwhit.com/blog/index.php/just-in-no-public-manolo-blahnik-sale/

Lila Delilah said...

Thanks so much for the support.

Anonymous said...

I just went to the Warwick and nothing today. There was a career fair on 2 :(

Lila Delilah said...

Is it possible to grab a picture and ill share the information?

Anonymous said...

Lila you work does not go unappreciated! Because of you I got 3 AMAZING pairs last fall. I am just annoyed someone gave you bad info. Thank you for all you do!!

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Anonymous said...


thankful someone went before me to check it out, as i was getting my day ready to head out there....#teamwork! i myself got 9 pairs at last years sale, and my sister got 7 thanks to madisonavespy!

Anonymous said...

so when is the sample sale? next week?

Anonymous said...

There is a very good chance that the sale is private only this year. MB was aware of the wrong date posted on this site and picked up by others. As a result, they had to send out the invite a few days early to people on the list so that we didn't go to the Warwick today. This season, for the first time, the invite came with very specific instructions that it is private only and not to share the information.

Simran Kohli said...

Is this on today?