Ladies, have you been naughty or nice?
Check your inboxes to find out. Christian Louboutin sent their best friends invitations to its exclusive sample sale. That’s right, the sale that everyone loves to hate starts on Tuesday. Remember, 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 by appointment on the first few days. The sale extends all week as the invited guest list expands to allow general press and “friends and family.”
Last season, prices started at just $200 but most styles were priced in the $300-range. The most expensive style shoes were $1000. A majority of the heels and studded variety pumps were priced between $300 and $400. For example, studded kitten heels was $300 and $2300 studded knee high boots were just $600.
If you have an invite (or if you’re considering door-busting this sale), we suggest that you start your day early. Last year, shoppers reported more than 50 people in line by 7:00am. Be prepared to stand on line, outside, for at least two hours. You will be asked to provide ID when checking in. There is a five pair limit for each shopper.
Those who weren’t invited to the sale can now save 40% at Christian Louboutin boutiques, Saks NYC and Barneys. It appears as if all authorized online retailers have removed Louboutin sale styles. Fear not, we found some other– less obvious– options to shop for red bottoms online. Use the above scroll to see what we found.
Christian Louboutin Invite Only Sample Sale
Tuesday, December 12 through Friday, December 15
11am to 6pm
307 West 38th Street No. 3 @ 8th Ave.