Earlier this week. New York Magazine, had a bit about a Yves Saint Laurent friends and family sale. I couldn't believe that my YSL sources let me down.
So in a total panic I called this morning and got the full story. Turns out that the sale, like every other sale at Metropolitan Pavilion, is a close-out sale. A "jobber," as the industry likes to call those who buy close-outs, purchased the old OUTLET stock and is hocking it at the Pavilion. YSL deep throat tells me that most of the merchandise is from Fall/Winter 2006 and some Summer 2006. He said if you were at the outlets in the past two years you saw it for less money and already passed it up.
Those of you who need to get their hands on pseudo-vintage YSL can hustle down to the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W. 18th St. at 6th Ave). The sale runs Wed. 10/10 ( 8am to 6pm), Thurs., 10/11 (8am to 6pm) and Fri., 10/12 (8am to 1pm).