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Last week, news of the upcoming Manolo Blahnik sample sale hit the usual blogs, but there was some confusion about start time: Madison Avenue Spy wrote that the sale would start at 9am on Thursday, November 14th, but readers (some of whom received invites to the private VIP day on the 13th), claimed it would start at noon. We reached out to Manolo's team to clear things up, and were told that the sale will not be open to the public at all.
Update, 11/13: Several sources are now saying the sale is indeed open to the public, and will start at 9am.
Perhaps this is because last season's sale was a complete shitshow. It was so crowded that hotel security was thoroughly inspecting the room keys of hotel guests, and shoppers who were told they could leave and come back weren't allowed reentry.
Here's what we were told when we reached out: "Although we're very happy to hear of the interest and speculation surrounding our sale, it is private and I'm unable to release details." Anyone hear anything else? Leave it in the comments, or send it to the tipline.
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