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Over at the Warwick Hotel, the line has formed for today's Manolo Blahnik sample sale, which is definitely not private. Our reporter on scene writes that she arrived at 7:15. They've started a line outside, and are having people enter their names on a sign in sheet. She's number 56.
Update, 8:10am: "Apparently they will not be honoring the sign in list and instead will be taking people inside in groups of 20 starting at 9am."
Our reporter, who made it in shortly after 9am, writes:
"After about two hours in this morning's frigid cold and a round of hot chocolate sweetly provided by the Manolo corporate staffers, the first round of shoppers was officially permitted to enter the Warwick lobby (and the sales floor) at 9:05 am. Our spot in line got us entry at 9:15, but by that time it was no longer worth it. The tables were entirely picked over and the vast majority of remaining shoes (cute or not) were in piles on the floor guarded by hoarders.
The tables for sizes 37 through 39 were entirely decimated, sizes 40 and larger probably still had a fighting chance. We're going to officially dub this one not worth it, but if you do decide to make the trek, you'll want to keep in mind that most shoes were from spring and summer collections and you'll also want to scour all tables for your respective sizes, it looked like things were getting disheveled very quickly."—Kiran
Here's the full price list:
Plan suede and leather shoes
Shoes with ornaments, snake shoes, shoes with snake trim, embroidery, grommets, sequins
Shoes with lace, chains, rhinestones or rhinestone buckles, stringray shoes, heavy shoes, gladiator boots in leather
Shoes with large rhinestones, lizard trim, alligator thongs, eel shoes, sanal booties
Shoes with ostrich trim or alligator trim, python and lizard sandals, shoe booties, open-toe booties
Ostrich shoes, alligator sandals, ankle boots
Lizard shoe booties, snake ankle boots, pony hair ankle boots
Alligator shoes, mid-calf boots
Sherarling and over-the-knee boots
Over-the-knee shearling boots, over-the-knee snake boots, fur boots
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