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The Matt Bernson sale is definitely worth a stop. Current and past season shoes all available at steep discounts, and since Bernson never does sales online or in stores, this might be your one chance to snag those wedges for just $60.
The sale is divided on two floors, with Fall 2012 stock on the first floor and older styles on the floor below. Sizes 5-11 are all on hand, but 11's are scarce and 7-8 are most plentiful. Boots, heels, and wedges are all priced at $60, as are "non-ballet flats," whatever that means. Sandals, wedge sandals, and ballet flats are now $40, and shearling pieces are $100. We think your best bet is a pair of wedges. Pony hair cheetah, lace up olive green suede, and quilted leather are all available, but we fell hardest for the grey suede with a blade heel.
There are tons of Waverly cap-toe ballet flats available in a variety of colors. The staff expect these to be a hot seller, along with the shearling double zip boots. Braided and gladiator style sandals are plentiful. Wedge sandals also seemed a popular choice with last night's preview crowd.
Matt Bernson sales tend to attract huge throngs of shoppers, so today might be packed. But staff said they will be replenishing as the sale goes on, since they have more stock than space to sell it. They also mentioned that some styles would be exclusively sold on Friday and Saturday. This one might be worth a second trip!
When we stopped to chat with Berson himself, the designer said that he's excited about his favorite shoe, the St. Jeunet, finally being on sale. "I designed it in Fall 2010 for my wife to bike around Paris in, but absolutely no stores bought it. They said it was too forward—but I think now is the time!"
Berson also told us about the space, which after the sample sale is over will become the new Matt Bernson HQ. Construction starts on Monday, converting the first floor in to And since the company is moving, they cleared out their old inventory, meaning even more shoes for you to snap up.—Taylor Droddy
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