Sergio Rossi sample sale kicks off today!

shoe-miracle-sergio-rossi-sample-sale-november-2015So we are entering what I like to call the most wonderful time of the year.  Yes I love the holidays but this is also the time when all of the sales kick off.  Retailers are nervous about this holiday shopping season and rightfully so with increasing signs of the market slowing down.  This is good news for shoppers as I expect that sales are going to be really, really good this season.  But first, there are a few more sample sales this week.  First up, Sergio Rossi starts today with prices up to 80% off.  Check back for updates throughout the week for additional sale information.

 

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.)

Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale Opens to the Public

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So a Manolo Blahnik sample sale popped up today out of nowhere.  It started at 11 this morning and goes until 5,  so figure out a way to sneak out of work and  get yourself over there asap.  Of course, you should expect long lines but shoes aare 80% off so definitely worth the wait.  Hopefully, everyone will behave themselves.  Details below.

The Warwick Hotel

65 West 54th Street (Corner of 6th Ave)

11am – 5pm

Wishlist Wednesday – Balmain Lilea Pumps

So I have a friend, who shall remain nameless, who buys party attire in anticipation of all of the parties she is going to be invited to (yes you understood that correctly).  Whether these actual invites actually come through is another story.  Sometimes, I think she is scamming me and making up reasons to buy new things but I digress.   When I saw these shoes I couldn’t help but think of her and her many party invitations (real and alleged).  Especially since they are Balmain and Balmain simply screams party to me.  They come in different iterations but the purple velvet is by far my favorite and who doesn’t want a pair of purple party shoes.  So if you have any upcoming parties or you think your party invitation is in the mail or just one Paperless post email away, I suggest adding these pumps to your arsenal. You will be sure to wow and turn heads.

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Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

Jimmy Choo Sample Sale – Updated

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UPDATE – The sale opened to the public this morning. Details below.

So Christmas really is coming early this year.  There is a Jimmy Choo fall sample sale that starts tomorrow.  Right now word is the sale is going to be private but if the past is any indicator the sale will open to the public.  In the meantime, the details are below.  Check back tomorrow for an update on when the sale is officially open to the public. 

Metropolitan Pavillion

123 West 18th Street (bet. 6th & 7th)

Hours: Thurs. – 11am-6pm and Fri. 8am-4pm

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!

Wishlist Wednesday – Aquazzura Tutto Buckle Bootie

So I don’t want to think about fall but as summer draws to a close it’s inevitable.  Everywhere you look there are boots.  Don’t get me wrong I love my boots but I am just not ready to let go of summer.  Luckily, most shoe designers these days do transitional very well and Aquazzura is basically the master which is why these booties made me do a double take.  It doesn’t hurt that they are leopard either.   LEOPARD is always a good idea!          imagePhoto: Level Shoe District

Manolo Sale Final Markdown

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Manolo Blahnik final markdown of the summer begins today and runs through Thursday, August 6th.  You can expect discounts up to 75% off.  So if you haven’t hit up the sale yet, now is the time to go.  I would avoid waiting until the last day because styles and sizes will definitely sell out.  Details below:

Manolo Blahnik

31 West 54th Street

Hours 10:30am – 6:30pm (The boutique closes from 2pm to 3pm every afternoon to restock).

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