Apr 28, 2013

*SAMPLE SALE* Christian Louboutin

NYC's hottest, most exclusive, well guarded, and therefore nearly impossible-to-gain-access-to sale is upon us. Every shoeaholic's dream sale, the Christian Louboutin sample sale, has declared the week of May 13th the perfect time to open its corporate office doors to a select few for some discount red sole shopping. If you are an avid reader of Mizhattan, you know by now how strict the company's door policy is. Unfortunately, the spring 2013 sale will not be any different from its predecessors. Unless you receive an invite from Christian Louboutin, gaining access to their heavenly shoe closet will be extremely difficult. But if there is a silver lining to this story, it's that I said "nearly impossible". From anecdotes heard here and there, I've been told a very few lucky Loubie lovers have been able to sneak into the sale without being invited. So, if you dabble from time to time in a little confidence game, here's the address and other pertinent info.

Where: 306 W. 38th St. (bet. 8th & 9th Ave.)

When: Monday, May 13th through Friday, May 17th. 9am~6pm

MizAdvice: You can always see current and upcoming events, such as this sale, by looking to the right (--->) of this post under the MizReminders section. Don't forget to follow Mizhattan on Twitter for sale updates & other up to the minute info.

{Image credit: Vanity Fair Spain, February 2013}

53 comments:

  1. Hello Mizhattan. My name is Kitty Cheung. Do you know how I get a invite???? Thank you!!! You are very famous with Chinese girls. We LOVE your website. Thank you for breaking Roger Vivier and Manolo.

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    1. Invites are sent out to editors, stylist, & other people who work in the fashion industry. In addition, VIP customers are invited.

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  2. If you have a good relationship with a Christian Louboutin worker they will invite you. I usually go & I love it.

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    1. Peace fellow Christian Louboutin enthusiast. If you have room, I'd be much obliged if you add me as your plus one.

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  3. If your friend is invited can she bring you along? Or does each person have to have a separate invite? Or if you know someone is invited and cannot attend can you take their place?

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    1. You can't take someone's place unless you pretend to be that person. They ask/check the invitee's name at the door.

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  4. Hi Mizhattan! Thank you for publishing this great information. Do you know if the invitations have been sent out yet to those who they intend on inviting?

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  5. Hi Mizhanttan! Do you know any detail of those "sneak into" stories?

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    1. The last day is your best bet for getting in without an invite. But honestly, if you have that extra extra boost of confidence, any day will work. I remember seeing one shopper throwing a fit about how she was on the list. She was let in.

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    2. Thanks a lot for your tips!

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  6. Besides, Thank you for always sharing these infos with us!

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  7. Hi Mizhattan,
    Will you please let us know the discount on average? I mean, in about one or two months these Louboutin will be on sale at the boutique and the department stores for 40% off and they are the styles from this SS 2013. It is a good deal.
    Unless the sample sale has much better discount or better selection of latest styles?
    Not to mention, when they are on sale at boutiques or department stores, there are less people in the line. I just really want to know why are the sample sale so special?
    Thank you for your input.

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    1. Shoes can be as cheap as $150 and top out at around $1000 for the uber-exotics. The majority are priced between $250~$350. So, if you grab a pair of $150 heels, it's considerably less than at any department store. And if you buy several pairs for $150, the savings quickly adds up. Overall, people who get invited attend the sample sale because it is worth the time.

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  8. Hello. I really really want to get in and would buy 5 pairs if my size would be available but I have a baby at home and would have to pay a baby sitter to stay with her if i come and risk my chances of getting in. what would you say my chances are without any invites

    thank you much

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    1. Honesty, if you are worried about the cost of a babysitter, this might not be the sale for you. The chance of getting in without an invite is low. That doesn't mean it hasn't happened before but, in your case, I would advise you to skip it.

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    2. Great response! I thought the same as I read!

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    3. Very odd....smh

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    4. I was thinkning the same thing. Miz has the right idea.

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  9. Hi!

    Did anyone try to get in without invite? I wanna check it after work tonight

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  10. I was going to wait until Friday when they may let the regular folks in.. Although looking at the feeds, it is pretty under the radar so you might (with caps) have a chance! Report back if you can!

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  11. I was there since 6 am with no invite, well dressed and all cute! I stayed there till 10 am. But first day was just for employees and vips. There was strictly no line. It was not even the day of friends and family or press. There was truly no point going at all! They are super strict on their little invites. No invite, no entrance! This is really sad!

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    1. Did u ask to get in and was told no or did you just stand around. When is family and friends day or pres day

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    2. The first thing they say is: ''Do you have an invite?'' I said no, so they just said: ''we're sorry today is for employees only. Not even our friends and family.'' I am talking about Monday first day.

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  12. Just got back from the sale. The price has definitely gone up. Last year, most of the shoes are either 250 or 350 (booties and boots). This year, the cheapest old styles are still 200. Most shoes from recent reasons are around 350 to 450 range. And the boots and booties are 500. I wasn't too impressed with the selection either. For my size (36), there are no classic pumps, no nude shoes,nothing work appropriate, tons of wedges from previous seasons. I suggest that if you are regulars of the sale, you should skip this one.

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  13. great response? relax woman it is just shoes with some red sole...no need to be so rude. In fact customers should never be treated as above extremely disgusting!

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  14. I agree. This kind of customer service makes me not even want to try!!!

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    1. Customer service? What do you think this blog is? It's not run by Louboutin. Mizhattan is doing us a favor.

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  15. Honesty, if you are worried about the cost of a babysitter, this might not be the sale for you. in your case, I would advise you to skip it.

    what kind of response is that?

    born in US never seen such disrespect!

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    1. Chill out! This is exactly what all of us thought in the back of their mind? Mizhattan is not a psychic. She gives her real advice depending on your situation and the email/ comment you send her. There was nothing wrong giving the true advice. Indeed, if the person is worried about the babysitter cost, and time, there is no point going to this sale. Because this person would just have to be up really early, leave her baby for hours, all without invite which pretty much assures that there is no entrance!

      Believe me, done it tried it! I got there at 5.30 am on Monday, waited and waited downstairs, told the girl behind the desk upstairs that I would really appreciate if she can let me in, that I've been here since 5am. She just said: I am sorry, if you don't have an invite I can't let you in. THIS WAS MIZHATTAN's advice to not try it first day of the sale, I emailed her prior to going.

      If only I listened to Mizhattan's advice on not even going that day, I wouldn't have lost a day at work.

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  16. Checking the timestamps for the 3 comments above it's obvious that it's 1 person pretending to be 3 people. Most probably the original commenter.

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  17. I went last year and it was awesome. How can i get in this year?

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  18. I successfully snuck into the sale today. It's all because of you Mizhattan. TY!

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    1. Im not op but I didnt have invite and got in too. Dress well, be confidant, and name drop.

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  19. Wow! How? I tried sneaking in confidently and was told no one can get in without an invite.

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  20. Has anyone tried going today 5/16? Curious if the lines are still crazy..

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    1. Yes, the line is crazy. I'd say it's a 2 hr wait and they give you 30 mins to shop. I was on the list & bought 2 pairs of funky shoes (couldn't find any basic work shoes) but I'm still not sure if it was worth it.

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    2. Wondering if I should even try. I am a 36, but can wear 35 sometimes also depending on the shoe. Did you happen to notice small size selection?

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    3. You should try. I noticed plenty of small sizes when I was there.

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  21. Can I use someone name to get in ?

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  22. I'm a block away and want to go can someone help?

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    1. I would help if I could but my invite was for monday.

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  23. Was going to try tomorrow since it's the last day. No invite, but plan to go in afternoon and wait patiently. Reading conflicting stories that sale ends at 3pm vs 5pm vs 6pm (??). Still worth going? Are the restocking?

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  24. Anyone know how the line is today?

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  25. Went today at 10 am...No line. The ladies were still checking the list and denying entry if you were not on the list.

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  26. Went today at noon - a few people waiting downstairs, wasn't on the list but they let me in! The sale closed at 1:30 so it was really the last hour. Very happy!

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    1. Did you see anything good then at that late hour?

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    2. Majority were small 35 or large 41+ sizes - a few nice styles still left. Diplonana booties in gold or black were stand outs I thought!

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  27. Disappointed. Ended up getting there at 1:30 since so many sites stated the sale would end at 3pm, so I figured since I didn't have an invite I would try at a later hour. Was stopped by the guard (not even clipboard girl!) out front and told the sale is over. Didn't let me up, waited with a few other ladies who also showed up later, went up later after the guards left (just for curiosity sake), and was turned away by the girls at the actual sale. Also, sadly saw a lone garment worker in poorly ventilated sweatshop on the 4th floor. No, totally serious. Very sad, and juxtaposed the face that this poor woman would make less in a day than what one pair of shoes were sold at the sale.

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  28. I tried geting in 3 (!) times last year on Wedneday and Thursday...absolute fail. Do not waste your time

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