Today's Jimmy Choo sample sale opened at 9:30am for VIPs followed by a general public opening at
Now, let's get to the details. Inside, my wallet and I smiled in unison when I located the price list and found out that not much had changed when compared to last year's Jimmy Choo sample sale. Divided into two price points, shoes with signs of wear were $90 (up $15) while new/unworn pairs were $250 (up $25). Sizes were available from 34~42.5. As for styles, the sale had everything from basic pumps & peep-toes to summer wedges & evening sandals. Damaged boots were prices $275 while gently used boots were $375. And for the first time, men's shoes were present as well. They were prices $250 per pair.
Handbags were arranged along the wall closest to the entrance. 15 long tables were filled with small leather accessories and bags. The selection was comprised of clutches, hobos, shoulder bags, and totes. The pricing was same as the last sale with small sizes marked down to $250, mediums $350, and large bags $450. I even spotted a few Choo-branded luggages. Finally, in the center of the showroom, there were 2 tables: 1 with a lot of belts in different materials/colors and 1 with a vast variety of scarves.
This year's Jimmy Choo sample sale runs through tomorrow and then hands over the baton to Manolo Blahnik. So, make sure to pace yourselves, ladies!
Editors note: I was informed sometime around 1pm that the Jimmy Choo sale had not opened to the public at the planned time of 12pm. I went back to investigate the matter since many fellow Mizhattanites had emailed either out of confusion or frustration. One reader let me know that there were several "verbal arguments going on at the front of the sale." And that "Jimmy Choo reps [we]re ill prepared" to handle the large public crowd. By the time I arrived, word was that the delay was due to restocking and a short break for those working inside. At 1:30, an hour and a half after the original planned opening, the first 10 shoppers were let in. This was followed by larger groups of 15 going in at 4 minute intervals.
Damaged shoes $90
New/Gently used $250
Damaged boots $275
Gently used boots $375
Men's shoes $250
Jeweled /Crystal evening bag $350
Exotic Additional $200 to above price
Small leather goods $75
Small accessories $25