Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Manolo Madness

PETA would have had a field day on 54th Street yesterday, as Manolo Blahnik's semi-annual sale attracted more mink and chinchilla than Dennis Basso stocks.

The line never dipped less than a city block as the shoe-stapo limited entree to one-out-one-in. Nevertheless, a generally less than patient bunch was somehow able to brave the frigid weather with aplomb when the prize was iconic shoes at 50-70% off.

7 was the size to be with abundant samples, mostly at a very attractive 70 percent off (we don't recommend what woman was seen doing - placing 3 pads in a pair of florescent pink pumps in a sad attempt to make them fit!). H&B scored a stunning pair of maroon snake and leopard mules that make her feel very fancy indeed. Plus, she peeked at the spring line which has her very excited for the next sale.

Manolo Blahnik is located on 54th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue.