Sample Sales: Christian Louboutin's Rumored, But Manolo's Confirmed

Though unconfirmed, we think you'll agree that these Madison Avenue Spy sample sale rumors are too good (and likely, too credible) not to spread. According to reports, Metropolitan Pavilion's private Christian Louboutin sample sale is this week. (By private, we mean that last year, invitees had to R.S.V.P. via e-mail and confirm a time to shop. Chances are, joining their e-alerts mailing list list won't help you score a coveted invite.)

Meanwhile, Manolo Blahnik's public sale -- twice hosted this year by Andre Leon Talley himself -- is reportedly slated for Thursday, too. Unlike Louboutin, the Warwick Hotel event doesn't require an invite. Shoes are restocked mid-day and we've always been keen on the size, style, and price ranges, too. (Note: Sale hours are listed at 9 a.m., but past experience leads us to believe that public doors won't open until 11 a.m.)

Either way, here are the details, just as we read them:

Christian Louboutin Sample Sale
306 West 38th Street 14th Floor (Between 8th & 9th Streets): Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday,  9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale
Warwick Hotel, 65 West 54th Street (at 6th Avenue): Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cash only.

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