This season, Christian Louboutin’s team faked us out and moved their exclusive sample sale over a month. Don’t fret, our moles still made it inside and report that prices are better than they have been in years.
Most of the sample sale selection appears to be from the fall 2014 collection. (Do Louboutins go out of style?) Spies report seeing a lot of spiked pumps and booties. Some boots and shoe styles have rainbow spikes and others have silver or gold studs. There aren’t a lot of slipper style flats but there are a lot of questionable looking high top sneakers. Swapping out your Uggs for knee-high fur lined boots would be a welcome change.
Prices start at just $200 for flats but most non-heel styles, even studded versions, were priced at the $250 mark. The most expensive style shoes have purple stickers and are $800. A majority of the heels and studded variety pumps are priced between $300 and $400. For example, studded kitten heels were $300 and $2300 studded knee high boots were just $600.
Other shoe styles that we spotted at the sale were patent leather Militante 100mm, So Kate‘s with a Vernis Mouchete Leopard print, the Paulina pump, Pigalles with multi color spikes, studded flat Rom Chic spiked boots and Degraspike flats. There were also a lot of high-top sneakers like these or sky-high high heels that many shoppers were avoiding. Unfortunately, photography was prohibited and nobody wanted to risk their red sole. (You can click here to see pictures of shoes styles we found at the sale.)
Shoppers are limited to five pairs of shoes per person. There are several shopping assistants restocking shelves and helping shoppers locate specific styles. There were no lines to get into the sale today but we don’t expect that will be the case for the rest of the week. If you’re looking to slide your way past security you better at least know the name of a person who already RSVPed.
Christian Louboutin Sample Sale- Invitation Only
Tuesday, December 8 through Thursday, December 10
307 W. 38th St. (bet. 8th & 9th Ave.), Store #3