Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Shhhh: The Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale Goes Public

We love Spring in New York-- the cherry blossoms, the Park Avenue tulips, and yes, the Manolo Blahnik sample sale. Our sources tell us that this year's Spring sample sale will open to the public on Thursday, April 26th. 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 the line at DMV. We usually prefer the boutique sales, even if prices are a bit more expensive. (Those who can't make it to the sale can shop an assortment of brand new discount Manolos from the scroll above. We even found a Manolo shoe horn.)

Those who are up for the Manolo sample sale challenge, should expect to take a number and wait, and wait, and wait. The really nice thing about this sale is that you can leave and come back once you get your lucky numbered ticket. Take note, that the sale opens at 11am and will close when inventory begins to run low. In past years, that was at about 3pm to 4pm.

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. (You can click here to see our post from last season's Manolo Blahnik sample sales or head this way to see our complete guide on shopping the Manolo sample sale.)

Over the past few seasons, the assortment has been dwindling as result of VIP resellers, hoarders and other company modes of liquidation. We are keeping our fingers crossed that this sale is better than the past several seasons. Momma needs new Manolos!!!

If you attend the sale, please keep us all posted in the comment section below.

Manolo Sale Sample Sale
Thursday, April 26th
Sale opens: 11am and closes when the inventory dwindles (usually 3pm - 4pm)
The Warwick Hotel, 54th Street and 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cash only!

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there a private sale today? I heard.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Lila! By any chance- do you think the shoes in your first pic- the Satin Lurum Crystal 90 Mules, would be at the sample sale by any chance? Have been lusting for them heavily but $$$.

Thank you! :)

Lila Delilah said...

It’s possible but I don’t have any information about the sale starting today.

Lila Delilah said...

They are GORGEOUS!!
I doubt they will be at the sale but crazier things have happened...

Anonymous said...

Wondering if you get to VIP preview tomorrow at 9am?

Anonymous said...

I was at the hotel this morning. nothing. So it is a rumor.

Lila Delilah said...

πŸ˜‰

Lila Delilah said...

Thanks for scoping it out. They only gave me the Thursday date. I think the one day sale is a good indication that there isn’t much merchandise. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!!!

Anonymous said...

Good morning! Do you know what time they’re going to start giving out tickets today?

Lila Delilah said...

I’m sorry I don’t. Maybe 8:30?

Sunshine Caneda said...

If any is willing to buy extra I am interested. Sadly I'm not in the US.

Anonymous said...

I ended up heading there around 8 and got a ticket for group 7. Now the question is what time should I get there to be called in ^__^

Lila Delilah said...

On instagram we have someone leaving updates who is in group 3. I will head over there soon. I hope! Xx

Anonymous said...

I can buy for you.

Anonymous said...

Any line updates?

Sunshine Caneda said...

Are you on Instagram? Can we chat there? Thanks appreciate it, been wanting flats from Manolo

Lila Delilah said...

They are on group F. People leavin with bags but not crazy amounts.

Anonymous said...

The sale as been confirmed. I went at 7am to get a ticket but nobody was in the lobby on the second floor of the Warwick, and a lady working the waiting room told me to put my name down on a list. I was surprised that they asked me to put my name on a list bc last year I remember being given a ticket (felt odd but did it anyways). I went back to the hotel at 10am to check where my name is on the list and to my shocking horror, the official people from Manolo (working the table) said that there is no list and you have to get a ticket, and that they were there from 6am (which is a lie because no manolo employee was sashaying around in their beautiful shoes at that time). I just wasted 3 hours of potential great shopping time and the chance to get in early and buy beautiful shoes. They are currently giving out tickets for group 20. I will be lucky if I get in this year, because group 20 means that you will likely get in around 3pm or later, and that is if they havent completely sold out of inventory by then.

Lila Delilah said...

Lots of very pretty styles. Size 38s have the smallest selection.

Sunshine Caneda said...

Hi Lila, do they have 36 or 36.5?

Lila Delilah said...

Yes but going fast.

Alya said...

Do you know which group is going now?

Lila Delilah said...

Group 8

Alya said...

Thank you! You have mentioned that the prices start at $200, is this information correct?

Lila Delilah said...

Sorry. It’s the boots that start at $200. Shoes start at $125 and are $136 with tax.

Anonymous said...

Any idea what group now?

Alya said...

Thanks, Lyla! Always so helpful!

Lila Delilah said...

Sorry. I left. Ask on my Instagram post. Maybe someone there will answer!

AnswerGirl said...

It’s 12:06 and they’re on group 10

Elise said...

Any chance to get there around 1:15 and get in within an hour or so? That's the only time slot I can make it today:( Thanks!

harlem77 said...

Hmmm. Go now if you can. They were on group 10 when I left. They are flying through the groups. I was in Group 4

harlem77 said...

That sucks! That is exactly the reason why I usually take off when I attend this sale. It can become a πŸ’© show! One year they tried to not honor the list that we created because they were late. We raised hell and they honored the list.

Anonymous said...

Those 3 girls at the table were awful ... and lying to everyone apparently, considering that I got a totally different answer from them. It's frustrating to see such a nice brand with such a poor organization and communication. I also lost at the end a lot of time for nothing. Womp Womp.

Anonymous said...

I was in the first group to get in. Had most selection in size 7 and 7.5 after the VIP selections. Not many BB heels. Mostly low heel pumps and high heels. Every Manolo sale shoes are different. I think it's because people saw how crazy it gets, less people came this year.
I am willing to buy for anyone who is not in New York next sale which is in Oct. Feel free to check out my instagram page samplesales_food_addict