Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Louboutin Sale: Frustrating

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom will keep Louboutin lovers away from a discounted shoe. We sent a spy to the press only sale early this morning and her frustration was palpable.

Stylista-Spy got to the sale at 9am and the line was already very long. She says, many women arrived and left early out of frustration. Security is also extremely strict. There was more than one woman who made it to the front of the line but was then turned away because of not being on "the list."



After waiting 2.5 hours, she finally made it in. "Only two people were permitted to shop at one time," she said. The worst part was that everything was "very picked over." She advises that ALL shoppers should stay home unless you are a 35, 36 or 40+. All basic styles were sold. Most of the styles left were identifiably from past seasons and all "sizzling, flashy and crazy."

The prices were the most rewarding part. Pumps were $250, more ornate shoes were $325 and boots were $500. Stylista-Spy grabbed three pair for a client and a pair for herself. "There nothing I loved that much but after waiting all that time I wasn't about to leave empty handed," she said.

10 comments:

A said...

The 2.5 hour wait is WITH an rsvp? That's a bit of a dealbreaker, especially for flashy styles a few seasons old.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather spend $550 on the basic black loub pump than $250 on the same crazy Loubs you would find on bluefly.com or theoutnet.com for the same price without the line

Lila Delilah said...

I heea ya sista

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. Would rather use my Saks discount and get good shoes rather than cast-aways.

Anonymous said...

simply have no words..oh yes one...stupid.

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

Glad I skipped this one. Louboutins tend to pinch in the front, anyway.

Anonymous said...

I definitely saw a pair of shoes I saw at the same sale last year. They were still 400.

I did however get a pair of basic black pumps that I am super psyched about. I got there at 7:30 and was shopping by 9:45. I wasn't even that late for work.

Lila Delilah said...

Congrats! I am so glad that you were successful. I guilty for not going but ... there's always something else to buy!

Anonymous said...

Today it was 3+ hours to get in and craziness all around ... http://guerillashopper.blogspot.com/2010/05/lines-at-louboutin-line-cutters-abound.html#links

Anonymous said...

waited just two hours to get in and got neon yellow pumps for $250, pretty sweet