The Christian Louboutin sample sale is legend among shoe lovers. It's closed to the public and invitations are as coveted as the China edition Porsche 911. We are not sure where the security is tougher but you can always count on a flurry of excitement when we get word of the Louboutin sample sale.
A source that's close to the company has given us word that the sample sale will begin Monday, May 12th and run all week. Press invitations are scheduled to begin Wednesday, May 14th. Each press invitation no longer includes a guest.
Prices at the "secret" sample sale are highly discounted but generally start at $225 and go up to $550 for boots. Espadrille wedges may be found for $150 but that would be the bottom of the barrel. We often find that the best deals are the handbags but those have gone up in price over the past several sales too. We have also found an increasing selection of men's shoes and sneakers.
For more detailed shopping information you can check out our sale review from last season here. Over here we have lots of pictures from the sample sale last Spring. Ohhh, and don't get thrown off by the decoy sign in the lobby saying that there is no sale. It appears every season and is as authentic as a Rolex on Canal Street.
For the record, this Spy is likely to have her shopping privileges revoked. Nonetheless, we will bring you Louboutin sample sale coverage throughout the sale. Please feel free to email and tweet us info and pictures.
Christian Louboutin Sample Sale
Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 16
Daily 9am to 5pm, Fri. 9am to 3pm
306 W. 38th St. (bet. 8th & 9th Ave.)