August 16, 2013

My very first pair of Manolo Blahnik

Its been fifteen year since the first Sex And The City chapter was released, and how better to celebrate this than to acquire a pair of Manolos!

I got a tip last month about a Manolo Blahnik outlet in the Hotel Mandarin of Barcelona. In the hotel you can find the normal Manolo store (going up the entrance and on the left of the reception). Exceptionally, they held an outlet downstairs of the Banker's Bar in the Hotel Mandarin, an event that only happens every 2-3 years. It was only open during a couple of days and I came at the very last hour where they already had started to box up some of the pairs.

Even so I found these shoes...

I have found this description online to describe the shoe:

"Red Open-toe Wedge Slingback
Winsome and artisanal this Manolo Blahnik slingback lifts you up with an embroidered wedge heel and covetable color. Glossy, lipstick-hued patent leather pump rest on 4 1/2" (11,5cm) embroidered fabric wedge heel. Open toe shows off pedicure. Elastic slingback for optimum fit. "Maniapla" is made in Italy. Please Note: Embroidered fabric may vary. Sizing note: Manolo Blahnik runs small. We suggest that you order a half size larger than you typically wear."

I have to say that the description are right concerning the size; I am normally a 39 but this pair is a 40 and the fitted me nicely.

The outlet prices were very interesting; all boots costed 180€ and all shoes 150€. Considering that the cheapest shoe normally cost 580€ it was a very interesting offer!

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