Monday, May 11, 2009

YSL Private Sale Begins, Officially

This afternoon I got the following voice mail message:

Hi this is a message for Lila. This is Charles from Yves Saint Laurent. I'm calling you because we are going on sale. So give me a call when you get a chance. The number here is 212-980-2901.

I call back to get the scoop but Charles was with a custmer. So I asked the sales assocaite who answered the phone, "Can you tell me the current markdown."

The associate replies, "There's no markdown. Everything is still full price. We don't go on sale until June."

I respond, "Then why did Charles just leave me a voice mail about a sale."

She answers, "Oh the private sale. I'll have to put you through to Charle's mailbox."

I leave Charles a message and he calls me back a bit later and says, "Oh Lila, would you believe all ready-to-wear is 50% off and shoes and bags are 40% and 50% off."

And that's the way it all goes down in the boiler room of luxury fashion.Oh and just an FYI, markdowns at ysl.com are already live.

Tune in tomorrow for a transcript of a conversation with Gucci.

15 comments:

triple slala said...

It looks like full price online now...

Aisha said...

Just checked, and still looks like full price.

Anonymous said...

yep, def full price online

Jessica said...

I just checked the YSL site and it seems like there are no markdowns yet...

Anonymous said...

There were some mark downs online when I checked last night. They are sort of mixed in with the full price items.

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

I headed over to the pre-sale yesterday and it's definitely what the salesperson claimed. And you can take your goodies home immediately!

Lila Delilah said...

The sale is there but it's not organized into a sale section. Check out anything "cage" and you will see that it's been marked down.

Chris said...

are any of the sneakers discounted in store?

Anonymous said...

Do you have to be in the system to take advantage of the in-store "private" sale?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the tribute sandals on sale?

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

Yes, the tributes are on sale!

Anonymous said...

is the muse on sale?

JC said...

yes - how DOES it work? There are no bags marked down on the website - how do you know what is marked down in the store, and what is not? how do you get the discount? :)

Anonymous said...

When you go to the store make it known that you know about the private sale. When in doubt go to the madison store and talk to Charles. As for bags there were some on sale on the website, they might be gone now. They included the croc stamped muse and muse 2, white patent downtown in the medium size and a few others. I'm sure more are on sale in store, last year almost everything went on sale even classics, just not black. I would also count on there being several past season bags on sale. I was in the 57th st store looking for white bags and they pulled tons from the back that were past season.

morgana75 said...

yesterday there were only few items online and everything was on sale (incl the cage boots). today there is much more, all at full price (and the cage boots are gone!)