It’s not rare to see a bunch of tourists lining up for an unseemly amount of time and chuckle to yourself. Today, it was the tourists coming from the MoMa who were laughing as New Yorkers waited nearly an hour to gain entrance to Manolo Blahnik’s final markdown.
At around noon today, the wait to get inside the designer boutique ran up to 45 minutes. If there was ever a fashionable line this was it. Many of the attendees arrived in non-TLC Escalades and one pair of women was escorted by personal security.
Once inside, shoppers were delighted with an assortment of shoes that were all priced according to color coded stickers– red is $195, yellow is $225, greens are $250 and blues are $295. Croc shoes are all half-off. The retail price for these lovelies is $3000 and up. You can click here to see all the shoes that are available at the sale.
Most of the sale selection is from this past spring and summer collection. We found lots of styles with PVC, classic sling backs, flats, loafers, classic sandals and more daring caged sandals too. What makes this sale great is that most shoes fall within the $195 category. Unlike past seasons, we didn’t see a lot of jeweled classic Hangisi-style shoes.
Although some readers companied that the service during the sample sale wasn’t ideal, we were wildly surprised. One must remember that a huge sale, such as this, can be difficult for a sales associate to navigate. The days are long and very, very busy. The customers are demanding and, as always, everyone is a rush.
So now, you can rush here to view pictures of all the sale shoes. Afterwards, head out to get your Manolos while they last. The sale ends August 7.
31 West 54th Street
212-582-3007 (Don’t expect anyone to answer)
The boutique will close from 2pm to 3pm (but they stop letting new customers in at 1:30pm)