Saturday, November 10, 2012
Sample Sale Report: Christian Louboutin
I was expecting a shitshow but it was surprisingly calm inside. All the shoes are laid out on racks and are in the boxes - so you literally have to open each box up to see what's inside. Pricing started at $150 for shoes and capped out around $900 (ballpark) with the majority of the shoes coming it at the $250-$350 mark (everything is organized by size and each box is color coded to correspond to a price). Classic styles like black patent or nude pumps are rare but there's quite a bit of merch to go through. In terms of sizing, if you have really small feet (34-35.5) or really large feet (40 and up) this sale is your oyster. While there are other sizes available, common sizes like 37-38 are not as plentiful.
There are no men's shoes at this sale but hopefully that will change soon since the men's store in Meatpacking opened up this year - fingers crossed! I knew this was a women's only sale but for a moment, I had a short lived pang of excitement as my friend saw a guy trying on some shoes. After trying to look without making it seem like I was looking, I scouted a pair of platform sandals on his feet (he had issues balancing while standing up - so I think a shorter heel would have worked better). I sighed inside - forgoing the thought of scoring a pair of shoes for myself, and went back to looking for pumps for my sister.
Definitely a fun shopping experience - thanks T!
This sale is open to family/friends (invite/rsvp required) next week and has a very strict door policy, so don't have any expectations if you try to crash.
Who: Christian Louboutin Sample Sale
What: Discounts on women's footwear and accessories
When: Nov 12-15, 2012. Mon-Tues 9am-6pm, Wed 9am-1pm
Where: 306 W 38th St - 4th Floor (b/n 8th & 9th Ave)