Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Manolo's Secret Sample Sale

Put your foot on the gas and hold on to your pumps. The secret Manolo Blahnik Spring sale is back and ALT is the hosting. Usually reserved for editors and fashion insiders the Manolo sale is renowned as a full-on fashion event.

We hear that this season's sale will feature Vogue's contributing editor and America's Next Top Model judge, André Leon Talley. He will be playing the role of Prince Charming and help women slip into their perfect shoe on Thursday, April 29th. That may be reason alone to attend. Everything is more fun when ALT is present.

At previous sample sales leather heels started at $100. Usually the morning of the sale is reserved for press and insiders and the afternoon is open to the public. We wouldn't be surprised, however, if all the publicity of the sale changes the rules a bit. Don't blame us, we're just the messenger.

For those of you who are unnerved by sample crowds -- present company included-- take a browse through your local Saks Off 5th outlet store. We recently found the shoe department to be very well stocked with Manolos-- all priced in the $200 range. It's not a $100 and there's no ALT but we found patent lather, high heel, Marry Janes and they come with a return option.

Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The Warwick Hotel
54th Street and 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Press access: 9am to 11am
Public shopping: 11am to 3pm


Anonymous said...

i went last year and it was very organized, the staff was great, and they had a great selection. I will for sure check it out this year. the only thing, was they let you buy as many shoes as you want, so people will take huge piles of shoes, a little crazy, but most everyone was on their best behavior. Happy Shopping

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Anonymous said...

Do they have a range of sizes at this sale, or are they all sample size 7 or 7.5?

Anonymous said...

last time, they had al sizes and a good selection in each size. Bring cash, they don't take credit cards. And, bring a book to read, as you might wait a long time to get into the sale. The only bummer is they take a large sharpie marker and cross out the label inside the shoe at the checkout- it really makes the shoe ugly inside when they do this.

Anonymous said...

New to sample the sale open to the gen. public?

P said...

Do you know if they'll have half sizes? It looks like from the pictures Racked took last year it was only whole sizes.

Anonymous said...

Last year I got there about 6am and was about midway through the VIP line. By the time we got in around 9 or 10 a lot of the better items were gone, but there was plenty to choose from still! And lots of sizes.

Anonymous said...

they have all sizes, the more popular sizes are of course 7 to 9. when i arrived i only waited 25mins, and i arrived about 10am and that was late compared other people. they don't take credit cards, but if you need to go to the ATM to get cash, they will hold your shoes for 2 hours. That was great!

this year i will get there much earlier, i think the crowd will be much larger, because its at the same exact location and more people are aware.

any one heard about the louboutin sale?

Anonymous said...

when will the next sale be?