Manolo the Columnist: Flora from Delman

Manolo says, hers is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

Although the weather has been unseasonably warm of late, I’m worried that it could still take a turn for the cold. It is still March, after all. So, I’m not quite ready to let it all hang out and wear sandals, just yet. What would you recommend as a sort of intermediate shoe?


Manolo says, it is true, we are in the period between the winter slush and the vernal warmth, that strange demi-season — one minute too cold, the next too hot, rain followed by sunshine followed by hail– the period when we are virtually guaranteed to leave the house wearing exactly the wrong thing.

Despite this inconvenience, late March should be the period of anticipatory joy; the blooms are loaded into the flowers, and the green fuse is lit. Soon, we will wake up one morning, step outside and be happily stunned by the explosion of new life, by the flowers flowering, the birds birding, and the bees being their wonderfully bee-ish selves.

If there is within us any feeling, we will skip and caper, and sing happy little songs of welcome to the new season. We will be called to remember that we, too, are animals, who have the sacred duty to celebrate the arrival of spring. Indeed how can we be dour when nature has put on her finery and is demanding to be acknowledged, like the pretty woman in the flowered dress?

Here is the aptly named Flora from Delman, the perfect lacey ballet flat for the arrival of the new season. Fear not the occasional blast of cold, spring is here!

Flora from Delman


Manolo the Columnist: Denny from Delman

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

Because I’m the new girl in the office, I’m not going to get take my vacation until the very end of August. In the meantime, I’ve got to stick it out at work, here in the city, in this sweltering heat. At least my boss is cool with open-toed shoes and sandals, which means I can find some relief for my poor, swollen, sweaty feet. Please suggest something that will make me feel better about my predicament.


Manolo says, it is summer time! Time for sun in your fun!

Or, in the case of the Manolo’s friend, time to sit in the office and dream of being somewhere other than at the desk.

But, such is the nature of life. While some peoples are off riding the gold-plated jet-skis with Fabio on Lake Como, others must tend to the machineries of commerce, adding their imperceptible widow’s mite to the Product of Gross Domestication.

Later, when it is finally your turn to take the vacation, you will spend most of it helping your divorced mother clean out her garage, so that there will be room for her new boyfriend to park his bass boat.

Then, after your familial duties are completed, you will have three days all to yourself, which you will spend at the unseasonably rainy Maryland shore, eating room service crab cakes and watching daytime television.

Look espadrilles! From Delman!

Denny Espadrilles from Delman


Manolo the Columnist: Aden from Delman

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

I’m a 20-something Brooklyn girl in search of the perfect leather boot. I need something that will be perfect from fall to spring, something that I can wear uptown to work, downtown to play, something that can stand up to miles and miles of walking around Manhattan without killing my feet. I’m back on my feet after a layoff and happier than ever, so I’d like to celebrate with an appropriately practical, classic, and useful purchase, and I need your help!


Manolo says, this heartfelt plea poses the serious philosophical question: is there such the thing as the perfect boot? Can one boot meet all of our many and varied boot-wearing needs?

The Manolo must answer, no, there is no such thing as the Platonic perfect-for-the-every-occasion boot. This is why God invented the shoe closet, so that we may store our perfect-for-walking-around-Manhattan boots next to our perfect-for-working-uptown boots, while we are wearing our perfect-for-downtown-playing boots.

Happily, although ultimate perfection may be beyond the reach of mortals, there are still good, general purpose boots which will satisfy most of your day-to-day needs. Here is the Aden from Delman, one such low-heel, knee-high, classic that will serve many of your needs.

Aden from Delman   Manolo Likes!  Click!

The Lime Tag Sale

Manolo says, the Manolo’s friends at the Piperlime are having the giant sale this week, with price reductions of up to 40 percent!

Here are some of the Manolo’s favorite deals.

Women's shoes: Jean-Michel Cazabat Oresta - Gold   Manolo Likes!  Click!

The beautiful strappy golden sandal from Jean-Michel Cazabat that has been reduced in price more than $200 of the American dollars.

Women's shoes: Delman Siana - Gold/light gold   Manolo Likes!  Click!

The glamorous slingbacks from Delman reduced 40% from the usual price.

Women's shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti E80229 - Curry   Manolo Likes!  Click!

This exceedingly fun and funky wedge slides from Giuseppe Zanotti, on the sale at more than $300 off of the normal price.

Hurry now to see the other exceptional deals at Piperlime.

10 Saturday Sale

Shop's Saturday Sale

Manolo says, it is once again time for the spectacular Saturday Sale, which happens this day, from 7AM until Midnight, Central time, and has the amazing values, with some shoes reduced up to 75% in price!

Look, here are the shoes of Delman at deep discount…

Women's RavenWomen's Raven

Beautiful, fun shoes from Delman, 60% off of the usual price! The savings of $165 of the American dollars!

Women's HaileyWomen's Hailey

Also 60% off, are these pretty shoes from Anne Klein New York, greatly reduced in price, just as the holiday party season has arrived!

There are many more such bargains at the monthly Saturday Sale, but you must hurry, as it all ends at Midnight tonight!

Shop for Shoes up to 75% off at

The Saturday Sale!

Shop's Saturday Sale

Manolo says, once each month, the runs the massive one day, “Saturday Sale” during which they drastically reduce the price of their shoes up to 75%!

Today is that day!

And so from 7am until the Midnight Central Time you can find many important bargains at the

Look, here are the few super bargains…

Boots by Delman!  Manolo Likes!  Click!

These beautiful knee-length boots by Delman are selling for under $230 of the American dollars! This is the savings of more 60% from their usual price!

Bruno Magli Boots!  Manolo Likes!  Click!

Also 60% off of the usual price are these gorgeous Bruno Magli boots. This is the savings of nearly $400 of the American dollars!

Monroe by Delman    Manolo Likes!  Click!Monroe by Delman    Manolo Likes! Click!

Here are more beautiful shoes from Delman, also 60% off the usual price!

Boots by Charles David    Manolo LIkes!  Click!

Charles David boots, also 60% off!

The Manolo says, Hurry! You must go look at the shoe bargains now!

Patent and Suede from Delman

Berry by Delman   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, her is the unusual and attractive shoe from the Delman, one that would be suitable for wearing into the place of employment. And yet, even as these shoes are suitable for the professional wearing, the combination of the patent and the suede gives the shoe just the right quantity of fashion drama.


Flats for the Spring

Manolo says, the New York Times has announced the “first” shoe trend of the new spring!

The snow hadn’t disappeared from the streets of New York and already the first trend of spring could be seen up and down Madison Avenue: the revival of flat ballet-style shoes. In the 1950s, they were a popular alternative to spindly high heels; designers of calf-length full skirts showed their fashions with ballet slippers made by Capezio. At the time, such shoes were not commercially available. But today many manufacturers produce variations of the ballet flat.

The “first trend”? Hardly. The ballet flat has been stylish for at the least the past three seasons.

None the less, here are the few pairs the Manolo finds most attractive.

Work-dt by Delman   Manolo Likes!  Click! Work-Dt by Delman   Manolo Likes!  Click!

These flats from the Delman have the most wonderful springy colors.
Passport by French Sole   Manolo Likes! Click!

These are from the French Sole and have the unusual quality of being both elegant and cute. Who knew such the thing was even possible?

Charleston by French Sole    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Here is another of the shoes of the French Sole, this time in the patent leather, which is also the trend of the season.


Delman for the Spring!

Delman Work-Pp    Manolo Likes!  Click!Delman Lane-Gpm   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, tomorrow it is the first day of spring! And what better way to celebrate than with the beautiful and flowery shoes from the Delman!

The blue wedge, with its exuberant floweriness, especially makes the Manolo happy.


The Sale of Flats

Manolo says, here are the few pairs of the bouncy flats for the springtime which have been greatly marked down at the

Deana from Delman    Manolo Likes!  Click!
These beautiful brocade flats from the Delman they are 50% off of the regular price, the savings of over $160 of the American dollars!

Flower by Hollywould   Manolo Likes!  Click!
These golden flowery flats from the Hollywould are also 50% off of the usual price, the savings of over $120 of the American dollars!

554123 Flats from Givenchy   Manolo LIkes!  Click!
Finally, here are the flats from the Givenchy which have been reduced 75%!!! The savings of over $350 of the American dollars!

Yes, all of these beautiful shoes are from the previous season, but to the Manolo they still look just as fresh and as pretty as when they first appeared last year, and at these prices who could complain? Sadly, they are availble in the limited sizes, so hurry to see if they have yours in stock.


Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

What types of shoes should I wear with a long denim skirt and what is your opinion on wearing sneakers with a long skirt?


Manolo says, this is the rare question that presents two potential fashion disasters in the same sentence.

In answer to the first question, what to wear with the long denim skirt, the Manolo would answer “the house slippers”, as he would not want you to leave the home with this upon your body.

The long denim skirt says one of the two things to the Manolo: Yippee Ki Yay! Calamity Jane has finally come to town! Or this woman is the suburban matron on the way to her home canning classes.

As for the wearing of the sneakers with the long skirts, the Manolo would say absolutely not, unless you are a) the 18 year old hottie, in which case you may wear with impunity anything upto and including the burlap sack, or b) if you wish to look exactly like the Jan and the Dean’s “Little Old Lady From Pasadena”.

Go Granny, Go Granny, Go Granny, Go.

What should one wear with the non-denim casual long skirt? The Manolo recommends something like this charming “Work-V” flat from the Delman.

Work-V from Delman    Manolo Likes! Click!


Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

My husband and I are going to Miami Beach for a week-long vacation this winter. We love to walk, and we love the nightlife. So, I’m looking for some flat shoes comfortable enough to stroll in for miles, but also fabulous enough to get me in the door of the clubs.


Manolo says, ayyyyyy! To be in Miami during the winter, it is the perfect time!

The season of the hurricanes is past, the weather is pleasant and warm, and the palm trees along the Ocean drive are bedecked with the twinkling holiday lights, reminding you that you are happily not shoveling the snow nor fist-fighting in the suburban mall for the last Ticklish Elmo Extreme.

Indeed, for the person from the north, everyday in Miami is the sort of Christmas Day, the crazy, pastel-colored, Ron Rico fueled, toasty warm holiday.

“Hooray! Santy Claus is arriving tonight on the jet-ski!”

Naturally, you will want the festive shoe, one that fully expresses your joy, and so the Manolo would recommend the Taj-Kss from the Delman, the jeweled thong sandal that comes in the golden color known as “sunshine.”

Taj-Kss by Delman    Manolo Likes!  Click!