The VIP opening was held earlier today and I was primed and ready for some serious discount shopping on many of YSL's covetable pieces. Everything from the house's famed handbags like Muse Two & Easy to chic accessories at unbelievable prices were up for grabs. The only downside of today's sale was that many shoppers, including some serious fashion insiders, were hoarding at major league level. Though, when prices were as low as $700 for a black patent leather Muse Two (1st photo below) and Y–mail wallets for $50 only, who can blame them?
Like many attendees, my YSL search began at the giant handbag tables located in the center of the room. Prices for handbags were determined by the colored ribbon attached to each bag. Yellow ribbons were $300, greens were $400, blues were $500, purples were $600, and reds were $700. Other than those Muse Two bags I mentioned earlier, I spotted lots of Downtowns in various sizes & colors. Some in either black or white were priced $700. I also saw some lucky ladies grabbing a few Easys in white and in black nylon. The Y–mail metallic totes were $500 (2nd photo below).
Next, I headed to the accessory section located by the cash registers. This area was, without a doubt, the most popular section. Everything here was so affordable that my inner frugalista was beaming with joy. Sunglasses, for example, were $100 a pair. On top of this they were also offering a free pair when you buy two. Necklaces were $100, bracelets were $75, earrings were $50, and rings were $75. Over at the small leather goods table, wallets were $50!! Well dressed, civilized ladies were going bonkers over these wallets, saying that they were a steal. And I have to agree with them because they are currently selling online for $395. Cosmetic cases in various jewel tones were also $50. The same design in black is currently selling for $395 online. After grabbing a few for myself, I headed over to the shoe racks. I almost fainted when I saw the Tribute sandals listed on their price list, but unfortunately, they were nowhere to be seen in my size. Perhaps a lucky lady went home with those beauties before I could snag them? Anyways, back to shoes. They were organized in different size and sandals were the most abundant. Flats were $100, pumps, wedges, and platforms were $200. Like I said, Tribute sandals & Trib Too pumps that were listed at $350 for those lucky enough to find them. Furthermore, there was a small selection of boots. They were priced $500 per pair.
The Ready-to-Wear section was impressive but not many people were browsing compared to the handbag, shoe, and accessory sections. Ranging from Stefano Pilati's evening gowns to his pieces with impeccable detailing & classic cuts, there were enough beautiful clothes to make any fashionistas drool. Jackets were $350, pants were $150, skirts were $150, dresses were $350, and coats were $550. Per usual, a full price list can be found at the end of this article.
So to wrap up, I'll warn my fellow Mizhattanites that there was hoarding, especially in the small leather goods section. But good news is that they say they will replenish tomorrow (yay!). Lastly, seeing fashion celebrities like Joe Zee, Nina Garcia, and Linda Wells was almost as sweet as the amazing discounts. I know the fall sample sale season just started, but today's Yves Saint Laurent sample sale was the best one I've been to this year (knock on wood!).
Tanks & T-shirts $75
Women's & Men's accessories
Leather accessories $50
Belts $50 (Buy 2 get 1 free)
Sunglasses $100 (Buy 2 get 1 free)
High heels $200
Trib Too pumps/Tribute sandals $350
Men's shoes $250