Monday, October 22, 2012

Inside the YSL Sample Sale

Update: Wednesday 9:45am
We were just told that the sale has received a new shipment of merchandise and sale hours have been extended to 9pm on Wednesday and 6pm on Thursday.

Chances are that if you're headed to the YSL sample sale that you'll be reading this while standing on a very, very, very long line. Today we went to the VIP preview and can definitively tell you that this sale lives up to the hype.

Before we get to the details we are going to give you a bit of advice. If you don't like waiting on long lines we suggest going to the sale after 3pm. Generally, this is the slowest time of day at a sample sale. You may not get first-round draft material but there's still lots of items to help you empty your wallet.


Now that we have those details out of the way, we can continue onto selections and pricing. First, there are bags. Lots of bags -- or enough bags to get through tomorrow. There are Roadys ($600), postcard patent totes ($400), YSL canvas totes ($300), duffels/weekenders ($400), Cabases ($800), clutches for $200 and wallets for $100.

Now, shoes. Yes, there are Tributes ($350) but there aren't a lot and the colors are not very desirable. If you're looking for sandals you've come to the right place. There is a great assortment of colors and hights. If you're into Palai bow pumps, you can expect to score big. All sandals and boots are priced at $350. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of boots. When we last checked there were exactly three pairs. Pricing is as follows: Trib 2 $350, sandals $350, boots $350 and all other shoes $200. Men's shoes are all $200.

The best deals, as always, was in the clothing section. Much of the assortment is from fall 2011. You can browse much of the selection from that collection right here. Prices are as follows:

Coats: $600
Jackets: $300
Dresses: $300
Pants: $150
Skirts: $100
Blouses/Tops: $100

As in past years, the sale also includes lots of jewelry, sunglasses, belts and other accessories. Most shoppers would be wise to grab a few heavy cocktail rings, which are priced at $50. They are great gifts for girlfriends and cooler relatives. More specialized jewelry is priced individually and runs in the $200-$300 range. Among other accessories you will find a variety of sunglasses for $75, scarves for $100, belts for $50 and umbrellas for $100.

Overall, this sale is one that is worth shopping but you can avoid a lot of hassle by going to the YSL outlet at Woodbury. The prices may not always be as good but there's never a wait to get in.

YSL Sample Sale
Tuesday, October 23rd through Thursday, October 25
Tues & Wed 9am to 6:30pm, Thurs 9am to 4pm
Soiffer Haskin 317 West 33rd St between 8th and 9th Aves
Credit Cards Only

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, were there any Easy Bags at the sale?

Anonymous said...

anyone on line today? is it a long wait?

Lila Delilah said...

I am told that the wait is the length of a full avenue right now.

Anonymous said...

Are there any muse twos?

Anonymous said...

I work on the next street, the line at 8:30 was wrapped around to 34th street.

Anonymous said...

does anyone know if there is a line now?

Jennifer Ng said...

Just came back from checking out the line...the line wraps around 9th ave to 34th st. I didn't bother with the line.

Anonymous said...

No muse, no muse two, no easy bags.

No wallets. Men's section is so picked over and only large sizes left.

Rings and sunglasses are left overs from the last sale. Belts are also.

Shoes are going fast, ppl are buying the like crazy. Larger shoe sizes have better chance.

Wait is still crazy long. They are only letting ppl in as ppl leave.

Traciee said...

Any classic arty ring ? Clutches small size shoes

Traciee said...

My mom is still on the line outside now , hope she get inside pray***

Traciee said...

She just got inside

Anonymous said...

Anything left still? Restocked?

Lila Delilah said...

Good Luck. Yes, we were told that they were restocking!

Anonymous said...

Sandals are not 350 but 200. Only tribtoo, tribute, and boots are $350

Lila Delilah said...

We were just alerted that the #ysl sample sale just got a new shipment and there are extended hours: Wed 8pm Th 6pm

Traciee said...

How is the line now? Is there a lot people ? anybody know wat left ? Lila r u at the line now?

Anonymous said...

any discounts at ysl today, anyone know? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

50% off clothes only. But with the clothes picked well over, its not worth it. Most of the stuff is really old and old cuts.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the shoes were further reduced today since it's the last day?

Anonymous said...

No on shoes, just clothes.

Lila Delilah said...

Clothing is an additional 50% off.

Lanavel said...

Still line. There is at least 1 hour wait. Nothing good left. Not worth to go.

Lila Delilah said...

Thank you for the update

Casa do escritorio - Elaine said...

Bom artigo.

Anonymous said...

Was so bad there
Everything old !