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We're going to keep this short and sweet: We survived our foray into day two of the Warwick's Manolo Blahnik sample sale. And the latest word from our fabulous commenters is that the ticketing system is now obsolete and you can directly enter the sale room. If staffers still plan to shut the doors at 1pm, that gives you approximately 20 minutes to get your behind to midtown and live out your Manolo-shod dreams.
Here's everything you need to know: Yesterday's pricing list still stands. Sizes 35 and 36 are plentiful. There's everything from practical work-wear pumps to outlandish furry knee-high boots. Enjoy, ladies!
Sizes 40 and up: Not as plentiful. But the assortment is stellar. We saw gold evening sandals, Pucci-esque patterned pumps, and nude pumps with neon pink detailing.
Sizes 37 through 39: Limited stock. You've mostly got flats, conservative pointy-toed pumps, mules, and ankle booties (of the suede and calf-hair variety) to pick from. That's not to say there aren't some gems. We brought home a fabulous pair of strappy pointy-toed flats that have current season written all over them. Yes, all we bought at a Manolo sample sale was a pair of flats. We deserve a time out.
There's definitely some choice shoes that are missing their mates. The helpful staffers are isolating the orphan shoes on a table, sorting through them, and attempting to help. If you find a shoe that needs its mate, enlist their assistance!