Tuesday, September 2, 2008

YSL Friends & Family Blah Blah

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).

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome investigative reporting!

Anonymous said...

whoaaa.. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!!!!!
The sale looks like a salvation army store, clothes are about 10 years old, all dirty and nasty and way too expensive.

kevin said...

yeah this shit sucked, I got a damaged raspail for 400 bucks... wow?

David said...

Way after the fact and yes most of the merchandise didn't live up to par (I did get a cream colored miliatry jacket-was great at $200ish, don't remember), but wanted to point out that the receipt and the credit card charge was to the Gucci Group. So not sure if the comment about the jobber was correct. Unless that's how it works, even if the jobber bought it, it has to sell through Gucci?

Anonymous said...

Been there, merchandies was from 2006 and 2007 people who obviously dont know how to shop didnt find much. So i tell you what's the story:

BAGS - not worth it . ugly colors and old styles , sometimes dirty, at the prices of 700/800 and i bought my muse two flap bag in black patent leather to another place for 700$ new and BLACK.

BELTS- 50$ its ok to pay 50$ for a belt that has a classic style nothing extraordinary, black patent mid height.

SHOES: all the uncomfortable ones, not worth it and yes old styles.

CLOTHES- this was the best deal if you knew how to look and search things which will complete your wardrobe and not add up to it. You have to look for the evergreen pieces.

I got :
GORGEOUS WHITE CASHMERE SWEATHER/DRESS TO BE PAIRED WITH LEGGINGS FOR 250 (HELLOOOOO CASHMERE MADE IN ITALY YSL!!!)
GREY DRESS WITH BELT AND SCARF/BOW AT THE NECK FOR 300 (CASHMERE THIS ONE TOO! MADE IN ITALY)
GORGEOUS COAT NAVY COLOR VERY MINIMALISTIC WHICH WILL NEVER BE OUT OF STYLE NO MATTER WHAT !
AND WHITE SHIRTS THESE ONE TOO, SO RICH IN DESIGN WHICH CAN NEVER LOOK OLD BUT ALWAYS ORGINAL..

YES I'VE SEEN PRETTY UGLY THINGS TOO..and i left them there

a tip: you dont need to necessarily buy something just because you are there and you see all crazy women wandering around with packs of stuff on their arms (thats what happen at barneys all the time) . These sales will be there all year long so be patient and carefully pick.
victoria_5454@yahoo.com

So it really depends if you know things or you dont. Im very well aware of YSL retail and outlet prices and these were lower (not an enormous difference though) than outlet prices.