We have great news! The Manolo Blahnik sample sale will be on Thursday, October 24. We predict that this sale will be the best sample sale ever and it may even be the last.
In April, it was announced that Manolo’s U.S. partner George Malkemus would not be renewing his licensing agreement with the parent company after a 37-year relationship. Manolo will be taking over stateside operations beginning January 1, which means this might be the very last sample sale.
The morning segment of the sale will only be open to Manolo’s invited guests. Everyone else will begin to start shopping at about 11am. 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 sample sale highlight for as long as I can remember. Not everyone has the same sentiment. As you can imagine, the wait time can be worse than the line at DMV. I usually prefer the boutique sales, even if prices are a bit more expensive. There may be another boutique sale before ownership transitions. (Fingers crossed.)
Those who can’t make it to the sale can shop an assortment of brand new discount Manolos from the scroll above. I even found a Manolo beach towel!
At the last sample sale, early birds first arrived at the Warwick Hotel starting at 4am. Ticket numbers were handed out at 7:30am, which made many shoppers unhappy because there was no priority given to those who arrived early.
Prices started at $125 for styles that are plain, suede, leather or satin. Add some ornamentation and you’ll pay $150. Boots cost a bit more but are priced equally as attractive. Shoe booties, styles below the ankle are $200 and those above the ankle are $250. Styles from mid-calf to the knee are priced at $300 and OTKs $400. Prices on boots top out at $500 for OTK styles with fur, lizard, embellished or shearling.
Manolo Sale Sample Sale
Thursday, October 24th
Sale opens to the public at: 11am and closes when the inventory dwindles (usually 3pm – 4pm)
The Warwick Hotel, 54th Street and 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor