I breezed into Marmi Shoe Rack last week to do a quick video about spring shoes and trends with Angi Bruss. The store opened in late March, but this was my first visit. It’s the first store in Oklahoma City, and I really wasn’t familiar with it either.
What’s interesting about Marmi is that the store is only open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It was buzzing when we were there; women were buying two and three pairs at a time. The store carries 10,000 pairs of shoes with such brands as Vaneli, Sesto Meucci of Florence, Amalfi and Rangoni, and new stock comes in weekly, said manager Bryan Gomez. And, yes, I bought a pair of Vaneli leopard print flats trimmed in black patent. Love, love, love ’em. I’ve already worn them three times. Comfortable, too.
All shoes are priced $24.99 and $29.99, with savings of at least 70 percent off the original prices. What’s more, there’s a special “pot luck” group by size for only $19.99. Marmi Shoe Rack also specializes in hard-to-find sizes from 4 to 12 in widths slim to wide.
The stores accepts credit cards and cash. No checks. All sales are final.
To celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, the store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Personally, I can think of no better way to spend a three-day weekend than shoe shopping. In fact, I’ve got my eye on a pair of two-tone patent wedges, so I better scoot back over there and give them another test run around the store. I just hope my size is still available. If you shop at Marmi and see something you love, buy it. It may not be there the next weekend — or maybe even the next day.
Marmi is at the Quail Plaza Shopping Center, May and Hefner.