Monday is the start of the Manolo Blahnik super semi-annual sale. Usually the sale runs for just four days, but this year it’s scheduled to run for more than two weeks or through Thursday, August 3. The extra long sale schedule is a clue that the selection will be much larger than usual. It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on classic and ornate shoes from the spring and summer collection at up to 75% off.
Styles are from the exclusive boutique collection and include some alligator. Prices are always marked by sticker dots, which usually range from $195 for a red dot up to $450 for a green dot. Most shoes and low boots– even highly ornate styles– are priced at $250. At the last sale, we only found one pair of shoes marked for $195.
The selection of current season “IT” shoes is much better at this boutique sale than at the sample sale or the department stores. Then there’s always the increased enjoyment of shopping in the beautiful and wonderfully civilized atmosphere. Last season we attended the final markdown and there was no line. You can click here to see all the details from last season’s final markdown.
The store can get crowded but at least there isn’t usually a long line to get in. For those who can’t make it to mid-town this July, We pulled a few online sales that offer similar pricing. If you’re planning on going to the boutique, we suggest trying to attend towards the beginning of the sale week. There is usually no restocking. Styles and sizes always run low quickly.
31 West 54th Street
212-582-3007 (Don’t expect anyone to answer)
Monday-Friday 10:30am to 6pm
The boutique will close from 2pm to 3pm to restock