In 1968, an ambitious young upstart from the Bronx named Calvin Klein got his start in the fashion world by opening a tiny boutique in a New York City hotel. Within a year Klein and his understated, elegant designs were making regular appearances in the pages of Vogue and other fashion magazines, and soon Calvin Klein evolved into a multimillion-dollar company. Klein spent the 1970s through the 1990s transforming the fashion industry — kicking off the designer jeans craze and hiring celebrities like Brooke Shields and Mark Wahlberg to model his clothing and underwear collections in racy ad campaigns. Today Klein's empire includes around a dozen brands, including Calvin Klein, the Calvin Klein Collection, and ck Calvin Klein. The Calvin Klein Collection remains the company’s flagship line, with Brazilian design dynamo Francisco Costa in the creative director’s chair since 2003. The label’s high-fashion footwear includes everything from strappy leather sandals and dramatic high-heeled boots to men’s patent leather oxfords and loafers. Costa’s innovative use of unorthodox materials, keen eye, and strong silhouettes imbues these shoes with timeless appeal. In addition to footwear, the Calvin Klein Collection includes men's and women's clothing, eyewear, handbags, and accessories defined by Klein's minimalist aesthetic.
Ah, that perennial problem: You’re scouring a sale for shoes, and just when you think you’ve found the perfect pair, and are starting to figure out which suits and jeans they'll work with, you suddenly discover that the store is completely, utterly sold out of them in your size. It’s the shopping equivalent of that old trope in the movies where a turntable needle scratches across a record. Well, whether you’re looking for sneakers, boots, or lace-ups, you won’t experience that here, because every shoe in this sale comes in your size.
You are our most valued customer, since we literally couldn't do it without you. We want to give you access to the best deals we could think of. This week we're opening the virtual warehouse to our much-valued staff and your friends. Don't forget this is a perfect chance to stock up on great gifts in advance of the holiday rush.
As much as we here at Gilt love all of our sales, we can't argue with the instinctive logic of a shoe sale that give you quick access to all the great options we've got in your size. For all you size 10 members, we've got a great array of shoes by Cole Haan, Alexander McQueen, ALIFE, Paul Smith, and a ton of other celebrated designers. See a pair you like? We suspect they'll be a perfect fit.
Once in a while, we wind up with some items that haven't found their way to a good home. It’s tragic, we know. But don't worry, there’s a silver lining. We’re offering them to you — at steeper-than-ever discounts — so we can make way for new gear. We’ve only got a few of each item in stock, so move fast.