Matt Bernson Sample Sale: A Shoe Lover’s Paradise
OK, we won’t lie, sometimes a shoe sale can feel a bit small, but today checking out Matt Bernson was anything but. Traipse on down to 14th street, no side street or office building steez here, and pop right next to Jeffrey’s department store to experience the downtown flair that is Matt Bernson Archive Sale. Between 9th and 10th avenues you can find this beautiful little pocket of joy.
Known for his “everyday luxury” Matt Bernson’s shoes were so tempting that even we couldn’t resist shopping. How can you not when Harrison bootie sandals were on sale for $100 down from $290? There were wall to wall shoe boxes and literally a full team, jerseys and all ready to help you find the shoe of your dreams.
High end shoes with leather soles and perfect hardware are just some of the perks of this TriBeCa based designer’s repertoire. We saw perforated leather booties, wedge sandals, slide sandals, gladiator sandals, pony flats, embossed pony flats, and much, much more.
We have said before after visiting Loeffler Randall that it is very easy to tell the difference between high end shoes and decidedly not high end shoes. Thick, hard leather soles and thin but stiff leather inner soles are usually your first indicator. Not seeing glue smears skipped stitches, or similar imperfections is another. Matt Bernson shoes had nothing of the sort, just clean, beautiful varied shoes for around $60 to $100, normally priced much much higher. Many of Bernson’s styles also come with memory foam.
The space was well lit and we think the format of the sale will help it to run smoothly. Numerous bar height tables have roughly 10-20 styles a piece, some in multiple colors, and a helpful staffer behind. Each table is staffed and this person will give you the style in the size you need to try on. There were shoe benches spread throughout the space, making it easy to pop down and decide if the shoes in your hand are a keeper. You will basically be able to shop like a classy lady, not having to get your hands dirty, and knowing right away if a style was sold out.
I mentioned earlier that even I couldn’t resist the urge to purchase a pair of these fine shoes, and checkout was a breeze! With prices nearly 60% off there is no reason not to go and find your new everyday shoes, after a few hours of breaking them in, I must say the squishy soles make a big difference. No insoles needed, and stylish does not even begin to describe these babies, I think I found my summer shoe, and you can very easily do the same. Perhaps pop into Jeffrey or Sephora after, your feet won’t hurt if you zig zag all over this shopping area after hitting the #mbarchivesale .
WHEN: 6/26 – 6/29; Th-Sat (11-8), Sun (11-7)
WHERE: 427 West 14th Street
between Ninth and Tenth Avenues
New York, NY
By Danielle Guercio
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