Update: We are told that the sample sale is not this week. Dates have not been confirmed but we anticipate sometime in December. We apologize for any inconvenience.
When is Monday not a bummer? When you have an invite to the Christian Louboutin sample sale!! That’s right, the sale that everyone loves to hate starts this week. The security is tight and there’s a clear mean-girls hierarchy to who gets invited to shop first.
The most important Louboutin insiders, glossy magazine editors and celebrities, are known to be invited to begin shopping on the first day. The sale extends all week as the invited guest list expands to allow general press and “friends and family.”
Most shoe styles range in price from $300 to $500. There is always a very limited assortment of men’s sneakers and shoes, which range $300 to $400 depending on the detail. During the last sale our VIP snoops reported that most shoppers were buying in bulk — meaning that most shoppers ended up with at least ten pairs of shoes each. You can click here to see the inside scoop from last year’s sample sale.
If you’re considering door-busting this sale, we suggest that you use your best technique starting Wednesday. Be forewarned, at the last sale, there were several layers of security and we received many reports of people getting turned away after waiting on line for a ridiculous amount of time.
Christian Louboutin Sample Sale
307 West 38th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Ave.)