So our coverage has unofficially blacklisted us from the Louboutin Sample sale, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get you the details. Today and yesterday were the first days of the invite only sample sale and guests included Louboutin employees, fashion icons, celebrities and industry royalty… or so we assume. Wednesday and Thursday the sale opens to press and Friday are invited guests who rank way down on the Louboutin totam pole. (But who are we to judge? We’re not even ont he totam pole.)
The Feast’s, Tiffany Davis spent the day in the rain covering the sale and interviewing. She says most people– we’re assuming the non-celebs– waited for about four hours before getting into the sale. Shoppers were allotted 20 minutes of shopping before being asked to finalize their purchases. Use of cell phones and cameras are prohibited and will get shoppers booted from the sale, so don’t expect a lot of inside intel.
Prices examples are as follows:
Yellow loafer heels: $170
Canvas (green) espadrilles: $150
Classic matte closed-toe red pumps: About $200 each
Classic black patent slingbacks and pumps: $250 and $325 respectively
Our takeaway: It’s gong to take a lot more than that to get us to wait in the rain for four hours. We’re not even sure we would be game if they were giving away the red-soled shoes. What’s your sample sale tolerance threshold?
Christian Louboutin Sample Sale
Tuesday, May 17 to Friday, May 20
Tues & Wed 8am to 6pm (Press)
Thurs. 9am to 5pm, Fri. 9am to 3pm
306 West 38th Street, 3rd Floor