High-end New York design firm Loeffler Randall surprised everyone by having a VIP preview sale yesterday. When I stopped by after work, I found a lot of merchandise left and a crowd of women frantically looking through the shoes and clothes. The space was small and packed with shoppers that trying anything on was a challenge. I came looking for the popular Matilde Vachetta flat boot. But the pricey price point stopped me from taking out my wallet. Sandals and flats are selling for just under $200. Boots were priced around $375.
Working only out of a small garden apartment in Brooklyn, Jessie Randall designed her first line in 2004. Her inspiration was to create a kind of shoe that she lusted for, but could not find in stores. Her brand quickly grew a following — becoming popular with high-end retailers.
The sale takes place through Saturday May 9th at 525 Broadway, at Spring St., Ste. 202; W, T, F 10-7p, S 11-6p