Ladies get your waiting shoes on. The Manolo Blahnik spring sample sale is Wednesday, April 27 and is open to the public, according to a tipster. As is tradition, the second floor salon of the Warwick Hotel will be the site of the event.
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.
We expect that prices will run along the same lines as last season. Plain shoes, including leather, suede satin, and printed fabric start at $125 and go up to $150. Shoes with embellishments like glitter and studs were priced $175. Boots started at $200 for basic versions and went up to $400 for over-the-knee styles.
Over the past few seasons the assortment has been dwindling. Manolo Blahnik & Co. recently added a fundraising component to their overstock strategy. A sale to benefit Arethusa Farm Scholarship Fund for University of Connecticut Agricultural Studies. A good amount of stock that would show up at the bi-annual sample sale has gone to the, so called, farm.
Remember, the sale is only one day. That's a good indication that there will not be much merchandise. If you attend the sale, please keep us all posted in the comment section below.
Manolo Sale Sample Sale
Wednesday, April 27
Sale opens: 11am
The Warwick Hotel
54th Street and 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor