My first splurge when I was an editorial assistant at Vogue back in the early 90s was a pair of black suede, high-heeled, ankle-tie Manolos. I still have them. Since then, I have had not exactly a Carrie Bradshaw closetful, but definitely my fair share. Then, I started replacing them with shoes from Celine and YSL. Lately, I’ve come to appreciate (and buy) some of the classic Manolo designs. And, this week, Net-a-Porter launched a capsule Manolo collection of what I would consider most of the essentials (they don’t have the Carolyn slingback, but you can get them here). I am not the only one who loves these shoes–I am quite sure most fashion editors can attest to having several in their closets. I have the Maysale (bought them 3 years ago) slide and the Ballerimu (new this year) and still on my list is a pair of glittery Hangisi flats, which are to me THE holiday shoe.
And….NAP’s Friends + Family sale has begun, with 25% off many things…..my sale strategy is to search by the designers I like to see what’s available. My suggestion to you is don’t go overboard; a sale is good only if you can find something you really want and will wear often, a sale is not good when you get caught up in the idea of saving money, if your sale items sit in the closet, what is the point?