The Manolo Blahnik boutique’s final clearance sale started Monday and we couldn’t wait to scope out the deals. This sale is legendary for the plush discounts that top 75% off. This season, the markdown categories are the same but more shoes are priced less expensively than in prior years.
As usual, the shoes are marked by colored dots that start at $195 and go up to $450 for high leather boots. (Usually, taller and ornate boots are priced at $550.) We are a bit disappointed that there was only one shoe marked with a red dot ($195). The disappointment disappears quickly once you realize that the next category is just $30 more and includes almost every pump from the fall-winter collection. Not too shabby at all.
From simple suede BBs to more stylish and intricate designs, most every non-exotic skin pump is priced at $225. Low and ankle boots are mainly $325 and high and fancier style boots are $450. A small assortment of Satin Hangisi shoes are $275 from $965.
Other stand out items include Pascalare stretchy high boots in navy, black and nude are that are $450 from $1395. (They are $1425 at Bergdorf Goodman.) Sulgamba low suede buckle boots are $325 from $1265 and BB suede pumps are $225 from $595. You can click here or the jump link below to see pictures of what’s available at the sale.
There is also an assortment of alligator slings, pumps and d’Orsay shoes. Most colors are only available in small sizes. Slings and D’orsay styles are $500. Pumps are $800.
We hear there was a bit of a line get into the sale when it started on Monday. Today there was no line and the boutique was very calm with just a few woman browsing and shopping. Several extra sales people were on hand to assist with the higher volume.
Before you go, be sure to be mindful of the hour. The store closes at 2pm to restock and reorganize the merchandise. It’s always a bummer to forget and show up to find locked doors.
31 West 54th Street
The boutique will close from 2pm to 3pm to restock