Louboutin may have posted a notice on the door of their office building stating that there is no sale but the story upstairs reads: Sale Sale Sale! The invite-only sample sale started today by appointment. Most of the invitees include a close clique of fashion journalists and bloggers with a sprinkle of celebrity.
Our spies reported from the inside and say that the selection is much better than prior seasons. There are lots of classic style shoes as opposed to the "cray-cray" versions that usually dominate the sale. Also take note that everyone we spoke to came out with some sort of animal print and noted the great array of flats. For the first time, there is also a scattering of men's shoes and a section of Strass sparklers. From the limited numbers we can assume that they are true samples. Prices range from $250 to $500.
If you're considering door-busting this sale, we suggest that you use your best technique starting Wednesday. The invite says that the three day sale is for press but it's really friends and family. (All the press are scheduled to shop Monday and Tuesday.) Be forewarned there are also three layers of clip-boards: one in the lobby, another at the elevator and a third in the showroom. Also, take note the +1 has been eliminated. So, be sure to have a good story and prey for good weather. We have a feeling the line will be very, very long.
Stay tuned we will be posting more intel and photos as the week progresses!
Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17
Daily 9am to 5pm, Fri. 9am to 3pm
306 W. 38th St. (bet. 8th & 9th Ave.)