The YSL sample sale is not one of our favorite because of the serious hoarding and unmanageable chaos. This year, however, the sample sale has been moved to Soiffer Haskin the sale is a lot more organized but prices have gone up, of course.
We think stalking the YSL outlet at Woodbury Common is a much better option than cabbing it over to Ninth Avenue and 33rd Street. Did we mention that the outlet will ship a phone purchase? Now, that's our ideal.
Those who are inclined to shop in the vicinity of Penn Station will be rewarded with tremendous savings. We shopped the VIP preview and found most shoes are priced at $200 but Tributes and Trib Twos are $350. Boots are a steal at $350. We loved the bright colored YSL rain boots when they were in the boutique last year. At a $50 price tag you can't go wrong!
Moving on to bags, many were priced between $200 and $800. YSL muses are $700 and Muse Twos and Downtowns are $300. Clutches and wallets are $100. Don't forget to check out the jewelry, which is priced at $50.
Over in the clothing section you will find a wide assortment for both men and women. The price list is as follows: Jackets $300, pants $150, skirts $100, dresses $30, coats $600, blouses $100, sweaters $150 and tees $50.
If you're up for a classic New York sample sale, than this is the place for you. If you prefer a more civilized discount shopping environment, we suggest that you call Woodbury, especially before July 4th!
YSL Sample Sale
Tuesday, June 12 through Friday, June 15
Tues to Thurs 9am to 6:30pm, Fri 9am to 3pm
317 West 33rd St between 8th and 9th Aves
Credit Cards Only