Ladies, have you been naughty or nice?
Christian Louboutin sent their best friends invitations to its exclusive sample sale. That’s right, the sale that everyone loves to hate will start on Monday. Remember, the security is tight and there’s a clear mean-girls hierarchy to who gets invited to shop first.
|Photo credit: Stylish Sheba|
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 the 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 were $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 in line, outside, for at least two hours. You will be asked to provide ID when checking in. There also usually a limit on how many shoes you can buy.
Those who weren’t invited to the sale can now save 40% at Christian Louboutin boutiques and Saks in NYC and 50% at 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.
Before you head to the store, you can browse the in-store sale section in this previous post. To be clear, I don’t have an invite to the sale this year and I can’t help you get an invite. To those who work at Christian Louboutin: No, I’m not deleting the post for an invite or free shoes.
If you are one of the lucky VIP insiders, we would love to hear all about it. For now, you can follow along on Instagram to get up-to-the-minute updates.
Christian Louboutin Invite Only Sample Sale
Monday, December 10 through Friday, December 15
11am to 6pm daily
342 West 37th Street No. 3 @ 8th Ave.