If you are debating if you should pop over to Manolo Blahnik's mid-town boutique to scope out their final sale-- don't debate, just go!
As usual, prices are broken down by colored stickers; orange, red, blue and green with the prices ranging from $195 to $275. The sale isn't as plentiful as past seasons but there are enough classic styles to put a crimp in your wallet.
When we scouted the sale, Tuesday afternoon, there was a 15 minute wait to get into the store. Once inside, it was hard to choose which BBs to take home. Classic white or colorful suede? At $195 a pop just take them both, right? Peep-toe d'orsay heels were $250, as were most of the shoes that weren't basic.
A few pointers for Manolo's final markdown: Shoppers shouldn't hoard display shoes, you should be loyal to one sales person (they work on commission) and try to be in and out quickly because there is a one-out-one-in policy when the store is crowded.
The final markdown ends on Thursday and then the boutique closes until Tuesday, August 9th. At that time all the Summer styles are whisked away and replaced with the fall collection.
31 West 54th Street
212-582-3007 (Don't expect anyone to answer)
The boutique will close from 2pm to 3pm to restock