Tod's & Hogan Sample Sale: Mad Tod's for your Toes
Holy line Batman! While the line at today’s Tod’s and Hogan Sample Sale won’t be comparable to the one that is guaranteed to massively form tomorrow at the Gucci VIP Sale, it certainly was larger than that of Botkier’s two weeks ago. Who knew these casually cool shoes were so popular? Apparently everyone but me.
Once inside the 13th Street sale hosted by DENYC there was a massive clog in the women’s size 36 and 37 sections. Breathing room was ample as sizes got larger but unfortunately not as many thrilling options were present for sizes 39 and 40. All 2,500 plus shoes were tidily arranged by size on long, wide tables, with additional styles decorating the floor underneath. Shoppers were going mad for Tod’s loafers and driving shoes, piling boxes for purchase on the ground, forming impromptu and convenient huts for trying on. Tod’s shoes were certainly the main attraction of the sale; Hogan styles were slight and not as lusted after.
Many shoppers were grabbing for Tod’s Antile w/ Fringe ($110, saw in most sizes, pictured), a comfortable looking black sandal with style. Permissible casual flats included Tod’s Casper Patent Leather Infilature ($129, Size 37), Tod’s Joanna Moccasino in Blue Suede ($129 Size 36), Tod’s Jelly Flip Flops in a rainbow of colors ($110), the funky Tod’s Heaven Buckle Baffio Boot ($229, pictured), and my personal favorite of the sale, Tod’s Coral Cracked Leather Flats ($129, pictured).
I know what you’re thinking: What about Hogan? Although I’m not raving about Hogan’s shoes, the brand wasn’t all a miss. I would definitely suggest to skip the sneakers Tod’s has for sale and go straight for Hogan’s sleek and stylish looking tennis shoes, namely their New Court Pierced White Sneakers ($99, pictured). Hogan was also plentiful in the larger 38-40 sizes with their Zebra Stripe Thong Sandal ($89), Sleeper w/ Ring Slip On ($89), Concio Sandals in Gold and Yellow ($89, Size 40), and Black Patent Leather Gladiator Sandals ($89).
There is a small section of bags in a room off the main area, but nothing to waste your time over other than if you’re willing to spend a pretty penny on a Tod’s gorgeous Leather Duffle Travel Bag ($900).
If you’re a fan of keeping comfortable while maintaining a fashionable style, then this is the sale for you. Tod’s loafers and driving shoes are well made and particularly perfect for the office in the summer. The sale lasts until Sunday but given the sale’s popularity I would highly suggest heading down to the Meatpacking District ASAP!
WHEN: 5/17 – 5/20; Th-Sun (11-7)
WHERE: 407 West 13th Street
(between 9th Ave & Washington)
New York, NY 10014
By Caitlin Colford
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