Think of this as your warm-up to the countrywide shop-til-you-drop fever that’s set to hit early Friday morning. I spend every Thanksgiving in Los Angeles with family and friends. Over the years, it’s become a ritual to wake up the day after and head straight over to Elyse Walker, the chicest boutique on the Left Coast. While that’s happening in a few days no matter how spent I am (it’s tradition!), let’s not forget that retailers start their annual “Black Friday” sales early.
Shoes from the fab shop are 30%-off at the moment. By Friday, I expect them to be buy one, get one free. The problem is waiting; the odds of your size being available are dwindling, especially once the chaos strikes. I say it’s not worth the chance. Take the 30%-50%-off now and run! Would you really want to miss out my on-sale favorites? Like Giuseppe Zanotti’s glamorous-time shoes. I can’t decide what’s more electrifying about his d’orsay platform – the shocking heel or the jolt of fuchsia. And these party booties, in tall pink suede, will be on trend through spring. Pierre Hardy wedges (only lightly color-blocked, thankfully) and Giambattista Valli eyelet booties? It’s a toss-up for more timeless. As for Jimmy Choo, no California girl worth her platforms should go without the Folly snakeskin sandals, in forever-neutral shades of honey and charcoal.
Giuseppe Zanotti Satin D’Orsay Platforms, $486.50 (from $695).
Giuseppe Zanotti Exclusive Pink Party Platform Booties, $525 (from $750).
Pierre Hardy Platform Two-Tone Suede Wedges, $441 (from $630).
Jimmy Choo Folly Snakeskin and Suede Wedges, $556 (from $795).
Giambattista Valli Posh Black Eyelet Booties, $609 (from $1,015).