Monday, October 25, 2010

YSL Sale Prep

The annual YSL friends & family sale/ sample sale seems to have become a big deal. We have never been big fans considering the large amount of aggressive customers and the merchandise consisting of marked-up outlet holdovers.

This year, the sale will take place from Thursday, October 28 to Saturday, October 27. For those who have never attended, here's a guide to what you can expect and how to best navigate the madness.

1. The early crowed is reportedly overrun with aggressive men looking to stock their eBay stores. If you're looking to get your hands on a fresh Muse or Tribute tote we suggest getting there VERY early. We also big supporters of hiring a line waiter from Craig's List. (It's amazing what $10/hour can buy you.)

2. If you make it into the sale with the first rush, expect lots of pushing and pulling. Women, last year, complained about men grabbing dozens of bags without even considering what they were holding. Another customer said that shoppers were ripping bags from each other's hands. Bag prices range from $450 to $800 but many were damaged and dirty.

3. The merchandise selection is mainly two to three years old. So start looking through 2007 and 2008 archive photos to get inspired. Read-to-wear prices were the most attractive. Readers reported buying a military jacket for $200, an oversized cashmere sweater for $250, a cashmere dress for $300 and a $50 belt.

4. Like most sample sales, there is a calm at about 3pm. Shoppers reported no lines and a less hostile shopping experience during the afternoon hours.

5. If you can, wait it out because prices do get reduced on the last day.

YSL Sample Sale
Thursday, October 28 through Saturday, October 30
Thurs & Fri 8am to 8pm, Fri 9am to 4pm
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street
All bags and coats must be checked before entering


Anonymous said...

i would add, because there is no private fitting room, comes can always wear leggings and a tank top so you can wear and try almost anything without being too shy!! lol

Chic Noir said...

I can't wait. YSL is one of my favorite brands.

Anonymous said...

I got here @8:20. Still need to wait 1 1/2 hour to get in. Be fully prepare for long line and wear comfortable shoes.

Anonymous said...

Do they accept cash?

Anonymous said...

It's me again. The one who got there 8:20. There's a lot of Downtown bag in white, lots of shoes, and ready-to-wear. If that's what u want, then worth ur wait. I didn't get any, cause I think there's better deal in outlet and not crowed like this. U may imaging this is like fish market and. It might turn u down. Here are the price u looking for: Downtown bag $950 (large) some other $250- 900. Shoes are $150 - 400. Bootsare $600 n up.

Anonymous said...

Thank you to Miss 8.20 for the rundown.

Those are outlet prices and not worth the wait.


Anonymous said...

Do they have lots of RTWs in xmall sizes?

Anonymous said...

When does the sale end? Unclear from this post--is Friday a typo? I hope so!

Anonymous said...

FYI - sale went additional 50% off. This places most shoes under the $250 mark - granted they are interesting. Scored a white patent tribute bag for $200.

Chic Noir said...

I went yesterday and here's what I found:

Plenty of clothes. Even the size 14 rack had a lot of stuff. I didn't know that ysl made size 14.

*shrugs shoulders*

plenty of women's shoes. Most were very high platforms. I saw a pair of flat cage sandals. Very little jewelry left. Two cuffs. Mostly rings in smaller sizes.

plenty of belts, as soon as you walk in.

No muse but plenty of white bags. Nylon or cotton wristlets with a metal chain & a good number of blk bags.

Men's shoes were mostly blue loafers with a smattering of very nice looking brown boots.

sunglasses were mostly aviators. There was no line to get inside and I went about noon.