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Inside the Nicholas Kirkwood Sample Sale at C21 Edition

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Update: As of Wednesday morning, women's styles are now an extra 20% off original sale prices.

Today, the Nicholas Kirkwood sample sale is back at C21 Edition, where every shoe is up to 70% off of the ticket price — but 70% off a high tag is still, well, pretty high in most cases. The entire event is concentrated in the annex's second floor, and the 70 styles you're able to choose from were extremely organized during this morning's preview: The heels and boots are on the right, and sandals and flats are grouped by occasion.

Every pair is priced as marked on the box, and we noticed that most of the shoes were 38s, though there were a good amount of 37s, 39s, and 41s, too. The sales associate that we spoke with assured us that sizes would be restocked as they sold, except for the styles marked "lucky sizes" — meaning one-off styles for 5 —6.5, 7—7.5, 8—8.5, and for 9 and up.

Standout styles include the Platino Lurex prism pumps for $313 (usually $725), the Beya loafers for $135 (usually $450), and the Leda pumps for $313 (usually $675). There were also laser-cut pumps for $583, knee-high boots with chain detailing for $441, and several pumps with woven platforms for $299. As with previous sales, the flats and sandals were again the least inexpensive shoes, with prices ranging from $116 to $299 depending on style.

Just a few shelves made up the men's section, with mostly loafers and lace-up shoes in sizes 39 through 44.5. The sale goes through Thursday — check out the Dealfeed below for details — and we'll be sure to update you of any potential extensions and markdowns that may come along.