This morning I woke up bright and early and made my way into the City for Jimmy Choo's Spring sample sale. Today was friends and family & VIP but I believe later in the day they opened to the general public. I got on line at 7:30 AM and there were only 2 girls ahead of me. I was shocked. #1 said she got there at 5:30 - so I'm glad I didn't go any earlier. At 10 they started letting VIPs in and just before 11 they started going down the line, making sure you were registered. When they were vetting me I asked about shoe samples and was told they didn't have :( No cheap Choos for me this year. If you didn't register they pulled you out and created a separate public line to be let in later. It seems Miss 5:30 didn't register so I became #2.
Last sale I regretted not picking up a $75 wallet so that was my first stop. They had a table of small leather goods all priced $75. Totally worth it for a wallet but not so much for a key chain.
FYI - most of these were gone when I left before noon. Historically this table gets cleared by the end of day 1.
From the $75 table I selected the $750 Lana clutch (so cute you want to eat it) and this blue leather wallet with rubber studs that probably also retailed for $750. I thought about taking more wallets but decided to only take one, and this was my favorite.
Here is the only mod-shot I could find online - it's Kate Beckinsale carrying the Lana in black.
Before we get started with the rest, here is the price list for the sale.
- Men's shoes were $250 and boots were $375.
- Women's shoes started at $200 (didn't really see anything under $250) and went up to $325 for jeweled styles, and $375 for boots.
- Belts were $50 and scarves & small leather goods were $75.
- Small bags started at $250 and went up to $450 for larger ones - but exotic skins/fur could tack on an additional $200 to shoes and bags.
- Tax was an additional 8.875% to all items.
I looked over the smaller bags and I really wanted a Candy clutch but for $250 plus tax I decided to pass. Still kicking myself for passing on the $100 refurb one I spotted at the Rack because it had a scratch across the front. Ugh.
I had a hard time walking away from this one but it was pretty scratched up and not worth $250 plus tax IMO.
Evening bags started at $350 - also a little above my budget. It was so hard to be good at this sale.
Here are the $350 medium bags...
They had a really good selection of larger $450 bags. I was so tempted. At $350 I might have caved but the $350 ones were too small (or less exciting) and worth $250 to me LOL. People were grabbing these up like hotcakes. Check out the luggage!
Pretty good selection of $50 belts and $75 scarves.
Now for the shoes! Last sale I attended (not their last sale) they had $90 samples. I saw the same Choos at this sale for $250. I looked them over but didn't buy any. I know you guys always ask about larger and smaller size - so those are what I took the most pics of. Honestly they had a fair selection in most sizes other than under 34.
Men's had mostly size 10. I peeked at the 11-13 table for my husband and brothers but it wasn't too exciting in larger sizes.
If you missed today (ended at 6 PM), the sale is on tomorrow (May 6th) from 8 AM thru 4 PM. I plan on going back to see if they do markdowns :)
Please note I did NOT do any personal shopping today - if price are better tomorrow I'll grab stuff for you in the styles/sizes you've requested.
Address: Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
After several sample sale friends made out like bandits yesterday at the Aquazzura sale yesterday I decided to walk over and see what was left. Simply put, nada.
Most of what was left was over $300 (yesterday, most were under $200). They did have some other brands for $75 and $35 but mostly in size 37. Usually my size 40 is plentiful but not today.
I did spot these cute Charles Philip men's slippers for $35 but I know my husband would never wear them so I passed.
Sale ends tomorrow (5/6/15, 10 AM - 6 PM) but I heard they are not restocking (there were rumors they would today that proved false) so don't bother.
Address: 130 West 57th Street, Suite 6C, New York, NY 10019
That's all for now! Follow me on Instagram to see my Jimmy Choo day 2 adventure tomorrow - or if it's good enough I'll blog about it too :)
If you went to Choo today would love to hear what you got...