I have to agree with many of the rave reviews about Roger Vivier’s sale being held at Soiffer Haskin in Midtown. Inside is an amazing assortment of footwear for all seasons and occasions. Not only will you find the iconic pilgrim pumps (modern versions of the original shoe that Catherine Deneuve wore in the film “Belle de Jour“), you’ll also find strappy heels, sandals, ballet flats, wedges and boots in all sorts of fabrications and colors. It’s like a candy store in there. You’ll find it hard to decide what to take home. So be prepared to dish out some serious dosh!
Thursday was only the second day and the selection was already picked over. The signature RV red boxes were dwindling. The popular classic styles with the signature buckles were going fast (mostly larger sizes were available, only a few if any of size 35, 36 and 37 were left). But the good news is there’s so many other types of shoes on offer that you won’t have a hard time finding something that will catch your eye.
The markdown is about 50-percent off retail. Most classic buckle styles are priced at $275. Other more elaborate designs were tagging at around $375 and up… I did spot some deals on flats and heels (sans buckle) going for $200 (with an additional 20-percent off at the register).
Besides the shoes, there’s a variety of handbags priced from $400 to $1000+ (get an extra 15-percent off on certain styles) in all sizes and colors and assorted fabrications (patent leather, suede, straw, exotic skins, etc). There was also a small selection of other goods such jewelry, wallets, gloves and more…
I was told that they will not be restocking… and as for discounts, staffers are saying they won’t be slashing sale prices. But with all this merchandise… one never knows!
Where/When: Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St (bet 8th and 9th Ave). Thru Sunday, Dec 18th. Fri-Sat (9-6:30p), Sun (9-5p).