Calling all Shoe Gooders!

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Get your shoe donations ready.  Dress for Success is turning December 1st (#GivingTuesday) into #GivingShoesDay.  You can donate your shoes at one of Dress for Success’ 140 world-wide affiliates.  Shoe gooders will also be able to donate their shoes at the closest California Closets showroom through December 31st.  Customers who donate during this time will receive up to a 10% discount at participating California Closets showrooms.  So why don’t you make some deserving woman’s shoemiracle come true.

It’s Sale Time!

As everyone else prepares for the upcoming holidays I am preparing for the sales.  You see the sales for me are just as synonymous of the holidays as turkey is to Thanksgiving or a tree is to Christmas.  This is the time of year when just about everything goes on sale and I make it a point to snag the shoes or boots that I have been coveting all season. But so does every other woman.  So I have developed a strategy for making sure that I get my shoes.  Here are a few tips that help me navigate the sales both in store and online and hopefully will be useful to you as well.

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Presale – This is probably the most civilized way to shop the sales. If you have a relationship with a salesperson at any department or shoe store ask them when the store begins pre-selling items that will be on sale.  Frankly, you should ask even if you don’t have a relationship.  Then select what you like and the salesperson will ring them when the sale starts.  No fighting, no fuss.  Presales have already started in most stores already. Continue reading

Finally, you can shop Dior shoes online

Shoes from Dior's 2016 cruise collection available at BG.com.

Photo: WWD

That’s right you can finally shop Dior shoes online, albeit temporarily.  Today Dior launches an online pop-up shop at BG.com selling shoes from its Resort 2016 collection.  You will be able to shop the collection beginning today until December 31st. This is a very big deal because Dior is one of the few remaining brands unwilling to make their clothing and accessories available online.  It will be interesting to see if this pop-up shop serves as a test case for offering more of its collection online similar to Chanel’s pop-up shop with Net-a-Porter earlier this year.   Read more from WWD here.

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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