This morning, the Jimmy Choo sample sale kicked off for press and VIPs. Just before 11am, there were only about thirty people waiting in the cue for general RSVP admission but that was just a temporary situation. By noon, the line nearly reached Sixth Avenue, almost a full city avenue. (Head over to can see Instagram Stories to see the extent of the wait.)
Inside, shoes are organized by color on racks and bags are on tables. The best deals are men’s shoes, which are all $150. Women’s shoes start at $250 but anything with embellishment falls into the $325 category. Boots, this season, are priced at $375. Click here to see.
Handbags prices have also held steady. Small handbags are $250. Most of the most attractive styles are the larger category bags but the entire assortment wasn’t exactly enticing. Keep in mind, there is a $200 supplement for exotics, like pony hair. You can see the full pricing list and pictures of shoe and bags from the Jimmy Choo sample sale over here.
So, what will you find? This is the best selection we ever recall but really nothing worth waiting for hours– especially at these prices. Even the men’s selection is better than in prior years. Sizes start at 34 and go up to 42. Size 37 had a great selection but size 38s were running thin the entire time we were at the sale. On the bright side, we were told that there is a lot of backstock.
The best buys are the wedge sandals and classic Jimmy Choo heels. Retail prices are normally about $700 but they often come on TheRealReal for between $150 and $250. Many times they are even brand new.
It was refreshing to shop the sale and find more than just old style shoes. Jimmy Choo has great new styles and we are looking forward to seeing more of that at upcoming sales. You can click this way to see pictures of what we think are the best styles from the Jimmy Choo sample sale.
The sale runs through Friday. Even though the weather is beautiful, we would avoid waiting in line for hours with the early rush. Prices are usually reduced on the last day. That’s when the fun begins!
Jimmy Choo Sample Sale
Wednesday, April 3 through Friday, April 5
Wed 11am-8pm, Thurs & Fri 8am-8pm
RSVP Link Password: SAMPLESALE19
The Metropolitan Pavilion: 123 West 18th St., 2nd FL