Shoe D’Jour: Wanged

by jennine on August 12, 2010

alexander wang sample sale

Love shoes. Love sales. What can be better than shoes on sale?  I don’t know… world peace? That’s better than shoes on sale.

But since that hasn’t happened yet, we can take a break from figuring out how to save the world. Last week, I caught wind of the Alexander Wang Sample Sale. I have never been to one of those famed sample sales where you can pick up a pair of designer shoes for $50, and my mind was filled with all kinds of wild ideas of what we would find.

People warned me it was chaos. That there was a line around the block and everything good had run out.  But I went anyway. In Soho where everyone is beautiful, I arrived at the location, and there was maybe 5 people in line. I got in, checked my bag, and it seemed pretty tame. I’ve seen more chaos at H&M on a Saturday. There were loads of half dressed people trying everything on. I picked up a few tops a dress from the T by Alexander Wang collection, and wandered to the shoe rack which looked empty.

The guy behind the counter asked what size. Lucky for me, out of the last 5 pairs of shoes, three of them were my size, and he just marked them down to $50 each. I bought this pair in navy blue and in a lighter blue. I tell you, they are sexy! Anyway, I got them both… it really is love. I’ve worn them a few times since getting them last Friday.

Afterwards, we were hanging around… people watching in Soho is so much fun. Everyone was beautiful and meticulously ‘effortless’ in their style. My favorite was watching this girl hanging out texting and talking on the phone while her older sister was in shopping. When they came out, the sister was so happy to have an Alexander Wang piece, it was some kind of gathered hooded bolero/jacket. At that age…Sometimes I wish my parents had taken me to sample sales. What a life!

Photo by my friend, Hal Horrowitz

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Midtown Girl August 12, 2010 at 12:43 pm

What a fabulous score!! Lucky girl - next time I’m coming with you <3


2 jennine August 12, 2010 at 12:44 pm

you should! i’ll be in town next month! i think barneys is having their warehouse sale.


3 thehautepursuit August 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm

omg. I would die. i think women are already so fanatic about alex wang….a sample sale is probably pure pandemonium! Kudos on grabbing some pairs at $50!!! GASP!!!!!


4 Poochie August 12, 2010 at 12:48 pm

When is that happening. I want to do a shopping run with you ladies!


5 Maile John August 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm

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6 Eboni Ife August 12, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Oh.My.God. Jennnine, those shoes are freakin amazing!!! and $50!!!! WOWza!
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7 Christina August 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm

These are the time when I wish I will still living in New York. Alex Wang shoes for $50 is unheard of! You can’t even do that well on Gilt. Nice score, love ALL of his shoes.


8 OnTheRacks August 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Jennine! Those look beautiful on your feet. I was THIS close to buying a different version of these at the Barney’s sale last week, and now I wish I would have. $50?! Craziness… I probably would have died at that sale, as Alexander Wang is my favorite designer on this earth. Hope you had a nice time in NY!

xx Laura
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9 charlie August 13, 2010 at 2:44 am

Wow!!!! What a fabulous collection. I like of them.


10 Grit and Glamour August 13, 2010 at 5:47 am

Aren’t you a lucky thing?! Love the shoes. So wish I could have been at THAT sale!

♥ V
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11 Sally August 13, 2010 at 6:06 am

Dang, they truly are stunning!
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12 mod market vintage August 13, 2010 at 6:08 am

So jealous, the shoes are stunning!
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13 Sandra @ DebutanteClothing August 13, 2010 at 9:16 am

Those are amazing! Don’t you love it when the shopping stars align?!


14 Trinidad Pena August 13, 2010 at 9:47 am

WOW!!! Those are so cute and $50!!! I’m need a pair!
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15 Yifen August 15, 2010 at 9:52 am

Haha omg I would dieee if my mom ever took me to a sample sale!! Unfortunately she doesn’t enjoy shopping :/
I hope I will have a chance to go to a sample sale ^__^ Rare, since I live in San Jose, but if I find out about any in SF…:)


16 Nickie Frye August 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Those are fabulous!
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17 Cargo pants for women August 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I soooo miss REAL sample sales. I seems like there are no more real outlets or sample sales anymore. Everything is simply made for the outlets :(


18 dreamsequins August 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Well I’m sorry I missed this now. Those shoes are an amazing find!
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