The annual Shoe-Inn warehouse sale kicked off over the weekend.Â The sale promises to deliver thousands of women’s designer shoes and boots at deep discounts.Â Sale organizers filled the massive Gotham Hall in the Garment District with plenty of footwear – not all of it is worth buying.Â I checked out the goods on Saturday with a friend, Richard, who was visiting from out of town.
Our first impressions were of questionable footwear and anyone hitting this sale will have to be committed to searching through it all.Â Luckily, we’re pros in finding the gems and it didn’t take long to spot several pairs of boots we liked.Â They included a black classic yet hip Stella McCartney above-the-knee boot for $199, a See by Chloe brown platform boot for $189 and an Italian 60s-inspired brown suede stretch boot (Nebuloni) for $110.Â We also spotted a number of black leather and suede DVF boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs duck boots for the snowy weather, Frye footwear, Cole Haan, Michael Kors and more.
There wasn’t an impressive selection of shoes; however, as we went on the first day and the sale organizers replenish the stock daily, that may change. The prices for boots range from $39.99 to $199.99 and shoes are going for $19.99 to $99.99. The selection was less bountiful than previous years when they offered other accessories such as gloves and Italian made handbags.Â Although we found the pickings slim, we noticed that many customers were purchasing multiple pairs of shoes and boots.Â Also worth noting:Â give yourself a little extra time as there might be a wait at the register.Â While the volume of merchandise can be overwhelming, we found the staff were very helpful in finding styles and sizes.
Where/When:Â Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway at 36th St.Â Thru January 6th (9am-7pm).