Another week, another sample sale!

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Well the holy grail of sample sales has arrived this week.  That’s right, it is time for the Christian Louboutin sample sale.  As always, the sale is by invitation only but there is a possibility that it will open to the public later in the week.  Security is tight and it is highly unlikely that you will get in without an invitation.  If you do dare to try and go without a personal invite, the details are below.  In the meantime, check back for updates and additional information on when the sale opens to the public.

November 9 – November 13

307 West 38th Street (btwn 8th and 9th Ave.)

Wishlist Wednesday – Sergio Rossi Secret Boots

So I looked up sexy in the dictionary and instead found a picture of these Sergio Rossi “Secret” over the knee boots.  The combination of the burgundy suede with the black lace up detailing is pure and utter perfection.  I love the name but let’s be serious, if you are wearing these boots it will be no secret that you are a sexy vixen and everyone best get out of your way.  Please take a look and then promptly wipe the drool from your mouths.

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Photo: Sergiorossi.com

Ferragamo Sample Sale

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The fall sample sale season has officially kicked off in NYC and the first shoe sale just happens to be Ferragamo.  The Ferragamo sale is happening at Century 21’s annex space. You should certainly expect lines but it may well be worth the wait with flats priced at $199, heels at $249, shoe boots at $299 and tall boots going $399. Details are below:

October 6 – October 8 (Hours: 8am – 9pm)

Century 21 Annex

21 Dey Street (Btwn Church and Broadway)

Happy Shopping!

Manolo Blahnik honored with 2015 Couture Council Award

Manolo Blahnik was honored with the 2015 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion from The Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).  Blahnik is the first ever footwear designer to receive the prestigious award from FIT.   Blahnik’s award coincides with the release of his new book and the opening of the Manolo Blahnik boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Saks set to launch stand alone shoe store

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Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

It turns out having a shoe department that has its own zip code is not enough for Saks Fifth Avenue.  The retailer has plans to launch a stand alone shoe store in Greenwich, CT in the fall of 2016.  The shoe store concept will be base off the 10022 – shoe concept.  Saks launched its 10022 – Shoe concept in 2007 on the eighth floor of its NYC flagship store. Continue reading

Bottega Veneta Sample Sale

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So it appears that I have been sleeping under a rock because I totally missed the fact that there is a Bottega Veneta sample sale going on.  The good things is there is still time to go and there are still shoes and other leather goods available.  So while it is not exactly cheap, it’s Bottega and worth checking out.  I would also expect to see some lines because it’s Bottega.  Today is the last day of the sale and its being held at the Metropolitan Pavilion (123 West 18th Street) from 9-3:30pm.

Wishlist Wednesday – Charlotte Olympia Eugenie Sandals

I don’t know what I love more about these shoes…the croc effect (as you know I am a sucker for skins so this mock effect is right up my alley) or the gold adorned heels.  It frankly doesn’t matter because all of these elements come together to create the perfect shoe in my book.  Plus they have a chunky heel which means they will be comfy to wear.  I had to include pictures of both the front of the shoe and the back because the heel is amazing. I can’t wait to see these in person.  In the meantime, these photos will have to do.

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ShoeMiracles can happen at conferences too

shoe-miracle-manolo-blahnikI started hosting Easter lunch for my friends a few years back. This past year, my most fashionable friend showed up dressed to the nines and wearing the most beautiful pink suede shoes. Of course, I was running around barefoot wearing an apron. Her shoes were so beautiful that I almost hated having her remove them. But my house is a shoeless household. Seeing them hanging out by the door every time I went to let in another arriving guest did give me great pleasure. I was able to take a mental picture over and over again. Continue reading

Wishlist Wednesday – Nour Jensen Lorraine Python Pump

I will be the first to admit that it took me a while to warm up to rose gold.  However, when I laid my eyes on this Lorraine pump by Nour Jensen I knew I had to have them.  There is just one problem…they are only sold at Level Shoe District in Dubai.  Yes I will move heaven and earth to get a pair of shoes that I love but flying to Dubai is kind of where I draw the line.  Jensen is new on the scene, only launching her line this past spring so I expect that future seasons will be more widely available.  In the meantime, I will just swoon from afar.

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Photo: Nour Jensen

Manolo Blahnik annual summer sale starts today

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I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend.  I certainly did.  It got a little better when I was taking a walk in the city yesterday running some errands and decided to pass by the Manolo Blahnik store to peruse a little.  I was initially sad when I discovered that they were closed for the holiday weekend.   Continue reading