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The Roger Vivier Sample Sale Is For the Woman Who Likes Options

Roger Vivier pumps spotted during Paris Fashion Week spring 2014
Roger Vivier pumps spotted during Paris Fashion Week spring 2014
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The epic Roger Vivier sample sale kicked off this morning at Soiffer Haskin with a massive line of shoppers eager to get their hands on discounted shoes, bags, and accessories. We joined the line just before 8:45am, and when doors opened more than an hour later, it would still be another hour and a half before we were able to make it inside. Pictures were prohibited, but we'll do our best to describe what we saw.

After checking coats, bags, and phones, we entered the sale to find a room full of shoes that range in size from 5 to 11 1/2, with a selection that runs the gamut from simple black satin slingbacks ($250) and calf hair smoking flats ($350) to extravagant jeweled buckled platform sandals ($1,450).

There are plenty of the brand's signature shoes, like Belle Vivier Trompette pumps ($375) and ballerinas ($275) in a variety of colors. We also saw art-y shoes like smoking flats with a makeup brush on top ($550) and bedazzled buckles. Overall, pricing for the majority of what we saw fell between $275 and $375, and each shopper is allowed to purchase a maximum of 10 pairs of shoes.

We also saw wallets for $100, clutches and crossbody bags for $350, larger satchels for $1,200, and totes for $1,400 (bags are limited to three per customer). In terms of jewelry, we saw bracelets and brooches for $75 pins, plus a few necklaces.

Consider this a fair warning: We heard a security guard tell a woman as we were leaving just after 12pm that it would be at least two hours from the time she got in line until she would be able to shop the sale. Check out the Dealfeed below for more details, and if you decide to shop, let us know how you fare in the comments.