We are told the not-so-secret Manolo Blahnik sample sale will take place on the same day as the Louboutin’s sample sale — Thursday, November 11.
If you’re committed to shoes, you’re likely to make it into at least one of the sales. Think of it as a day of soul searching. The Manolo sale is usually press only until about 11am but then opens to the public. Shoes range in price from $100 in leather, suede or satin to $300 for lizard boots. Hey, there’s a reason why people wait hours.
Unlike the Louboutin sale, shoppers of the Manolo sale are invited to wait inside a hotel ball room and are furnished with water and coffee. Now, that’s some stylish waiting. Shoe stock is usually replenished mid-day.
Calls to several Manolo Blahnik spokespeople were not returned. Last season, Madison Avenue Spy was lambasted for the “careless broadcasting” of otherwise industry-only information. We are more than happy to take the heat. Someone has to.
Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale
Thursday, November 11
9am to 3pm
Warwick Hotel 65 W. 54th St @ 6th Ave