Markdown season has turned our attention away from most sample sales but the Christian Louboutin sample sale is too buzzy and legendary to ignore. Before you get too excited, you must remember that this sale is by invitation only.
This season, invitees were surprised by the low-brow Eventbrite sale notification but the security aspect hasn’t budged and it’s still hard to get in without an invite. The sale Christian Louboutin officially kicked off today to the most important Louboutin insiders– Instagram stars and magazine editors. The sale extends all week as the invited guest list expands to allow the general press and “friends and family.”
Our snoops say that prices start at $200 but most styles are in the $300-range. The most expensive style shoes are $1000. A majority of the heels and studded variety pumps are priced between $300 and $400. For example, Pigalle black studded heels were $400 from about $1100. This season, we are told that there are more options for men’s sneakers and shoes than ever.
We are told that shoppers had piles of shoes that were nearly sky high. Usually, there is a shopping limit of five or six pairs but this season customers can buy up to 12 pairs of shoes. We aren’t sure if Louboutin is feeling extra generous or if the Cardi B-effect didn’t really have a, well, bottom line. Most shoppers checked out with four pairs of shoes. Men were reported to buy more than most women.
Shoppers reported that there wasn’t much of a wait to get into the sale today but the line at the register was more than 45 minutes. To make matters worse, inside the sale was hotter than a sauna. If you intend on attending, we suggest you dress in light clothing and pack a credit card with a high spending limit.
Louboutin fans who don’t have an invite can save 60% off at Barneys or 40% off at Louboutin boutiques, including Saks Fifth Avenue. 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.
Before heading out, you can browse the Christian Louboutin in-store sale section in this post. Follow along on Instagram to get up-to-the-minute updates.
Christian Louboutin Invite Only Sample Sale
Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15
11am to 6pm
307 West 38th Street No. 3 @ 8th Ave.