Butter, Bettye Muller & Something Bleu Sample Sale – Something For Everyone…with a Size 7
The shoes at the Butter, Bettye Muller & Something Bleu Stock and Sample Sale went as quickly as they came during a day full of wind and rain. The 7th Avenue showroom seemingly held only crumbs of what remains of older stock items and samples. The room’s floor was decorated with tiny stacks of various boxes holding heels by Butter, Betty Muller and Something Bleu, and the back of the room displayed samples for a fraction of the would be retail price. One problem though, all samples were a Size 7, so if your little tootsies can’t squeeze into this size, you’re better off sticking with the slim pickings toward the front of the room and trying your luck with older stock items that will run you $100 a pair.
I’ll begin with lucky number seven (the winner of the day!) and work my way from there. The sample shoes (reminder again, these will all be in size 7 only) were in fair shape with minor scuffmarks and signs of wear on a few pairs but nevertheless, every heel was unique in their own respect. The Butter Red Shag ($60, pictured) caught my attention, as did the Butter Beige Patent Geo Wedges ($60, pictured), the cartoonish looking Butter Steads ($60, pictured) and Butter Sambuca with Green Bows ($60, pictured). If you’re planning a wedding this summer and are currently on the prowl for affordable and funky shoes (and wear a size 7), you may be in luck. A whole shelf was dedicated to Something Bleu’s original and great wedding shoes ($60, half are pictured). There were not many samples by Bettye Muller, but I did like the sleek look of her Lori Heels in Golden Yellow ($60).
Are you non-size 7’s out there still with me? Good, because there were a few sizes left of the Betty Muller Beige Panamas ($100), Butter Ship in Gold ($100) and Something Bleu’s eye catching Carnation and Black Feather Heels ($100, pictured). There were many size 38, 39 and 40’s in the Bettye Muller section, namely in the styles Pitones in Gold ($100), Bronze Gruesas ($100), Charco Natelis ($100), and her multicolored Troupes ($100). The only size 41’s I saw in the sale were also by Betty Muller and were her Brown Leather Fieos Wedges ($100) and Katy Bis Bronze Wedges ($100).
So there you have it, a day of bliss for females who wear sample size 7 and a day of disappointment for everyone else. There are a few funky finds that may win you over, but going to the sale may be a risk, especially given how quickly the sale’s merchandise depleted.
WHEN: 5/4; 5/7 – 5/9; F (10-7), Sat & Sun Closed, M-W (10-7)
WHERE: 307 7th Ave.
between 27th & 28th St.
New York, NY 10001
By Caitlin Colford
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