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Don't Make the Same Manolo Mistake Fern Mallis Did

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Mallis, left, via Getty; Manolos, right, via <a href="">ThisNext</a>
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Shopping mistakes happen to all of us, even those of us who virtually invented Fashion Week as we know it. In the latest installment of their retail regrets column Buyer's Remorse, Racked National gets Fern Mallis, the woman who first brought the shows under one big tent in Bryant Park, to confess her worst sample sale misstep. Explains Mallis:

At a Manolo Blahnik VIP shoe sale several years ago I bought a pair of gold sequin stillettos. I figured they'd be a great accent shoe for a LBD... I've never worn them, and think I should have left them for the drag queens that were shopping.
With this year's Manolo sale fast approaching, let's all heed this cautionary tale.
· Fern Mallis' Misstep: "This is Really the Stupidest Thing I Ever Did" [Racked]
· The Manolo Blahnik Sale Might Hit Midtown in Early May [Racked NT]

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