We have great news! You don’t need to scavenge through TJ Maxx to find discounted Manolos! Our sources tell us that this year’s Fall sample sale will open to the public on Thursday, October 11th. As is tradition, the second-floor salon of the Warwick Hotel will be the site of the event.
This sample sale is a bi-annual highlight for shoe lovers. Frankly, we usually prefer the boutique sales even if prices are a bit more expensive. You can read the full report from last season over here. Those who can’t make it to the sample sale or boutique sale can shop an assortment of brand new Manolos starting at just $75 from the scroll above.
Shoppers who are up for the Manolo sample sale challenge, should expect to take a number and wait, and wait, and wait. The really nice thing about this sale is that you can leave and come back once you get your lucky numbered ticket. Take note, that the sale opens at 11am and will close when inventory begins to run low. In past years, that was at about 3pm to 4pm, which doesn’t leave a big window for shopping.
We expect that prices will run along the same lines as last season. Plain shoes, including leather, suede satin, and printed fabric start at $125 ($136 with tax) and go up to $150. Shoes with embellishments like glitter and studs were priced $175. Boots started at $200 for basic versions and went up to $400 for over-the-knee styles.
At the last sale, by 10am the crowds of VIPs had thinned and the shopping environment was very civilized. Sizes 37.5 to size 39 were already running very thin. The best selection was for sizes 40.5 and up or 36 and below. Doors opened to the public at 11am sharp and the room filled with many more shoppers– many seemed like resellers.
Remember, the sale is open to the public only for one day. That’s a good indication that there will not be much merchandise. You can read all about last season’s sample sale right here. If you attend the sale, please keep us all posted in the comment section below and follow along live on Instagram.
Manolo Sale Sample Sale
Thursday, October 11th
Sale opens: 11am and closes when the inventory dwindles (usually 3pm – 4pm)
The Warwick Hotel, 54th Street and 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor