With spring in full swing, I stopped into Century 21′s downtown store to check out their footwear offerings… Recently, I haven’t been impressed with the store’s selection (I’ve been really disappointed with the merchandise). But, I thought, what the heck. Let’s see what we can find.
Surprisingly, they had what appeared to be a pretty good selection of shoes. I focused on European designers on the lower level. Here’s a list of labels I spotted: Balenciaga, Chloé (pictured above), Casadei, Dries van Noten, Jil Sander, Marni, Martin Margiela, Theyskens Theory, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Manolo Blahnik, Stella McCartney and more… Pricing was about 50-percent (some more) of the retail price. Examples of pricing include cute Chloé flats for $220 (was $500), a darling kitten-heel peep-toe Dries van Noten sandal for $200 (was $600), Marni platform sandals for around $250, Margiela sandals for $200. As many of us know, sizing is spotty at Century 21 and it’s all hit or miss. But if you’re in the neighborhood and looking to update your spring footwear, it’s worth a quick look.