Oct 8, 2012

*SAMPLE SALE* YSL Saint Laurent

Get ready for part deux of this year's biggest sale! The YSL sample sale is scheduled to return for its fall season in just two weeks--October 23rd, to be precise. But before I dive into the details, there are a few things I need to mention.

As many of you know, there has been significant shifts at YSL. With Hedi Slimane now taking the reins, the French house has recently gone through a number of transformations. Changes include a new name, a new logo, and restyling of the brand's online boutique. So what does this all mean for Saint Laurent-loving sample sale shoppers? Well, since the company is now completely focused on revamping the image of the brand, there is a high possibility that the label will stop hosting sample sales for the foreseeable future. But don't worry as there is a bright side to this story. Sprucing up the house means getting rid of old inventory. Therefore, I presume that shoppers will find plenty of Stefano Pilati's beloved designs at generous savings at what may be the final sample sale for the time being.

You should also know that, unlike their June sale, the upcoming YSL sample sale will be a day shorter. That means more people cramming into the sales space and, if you remember, the queue on the first day of this past June sale was enormous! So expect a similar if not greater turnout on October 23rd.

So ladies and gents, make sure to mark the dates on your calendar in ALL CAPS and prepare yourselves for a frenzy. Oh~ and don't forget to read the full Mizhattan reports from the past two sales: October '11 & June '12.

Where: Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St. (near 8th Ave.)

When: Tuesday, October 23rd, 9am~6:30pm
Wednesday, October 24th, 9am~6:30pm
Thursday, October 25th, 9am~4pm

UPDATE: Photos & info from this sale

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: Neiman Marcus}

69 comments:

  1. Mizhattan! I love you! for keeping me updated. I just blocked my work calendar. YSL cannot be missed

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    1. My pleasure! Hope you're ready for chaos again. ;)

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  2. Hello Mizhattan! Will there be a VIP day? If yes, when? The 23rd is VIP Day or open to public?
    Thank you so much for letting us know.

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    1. The sale is open to the public starting October 23rd.

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  3. Is there a VIP day before the 23rd? 3 days seems like a short time for such a big sale!

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    1. It's a day shorter than the June sale but they've done 3-day sample sales in the past.

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  4. When is the VIP day? October 22nd is VIP day?

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  5. Can't read? There is NO VIP day.

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    1. yes there's VIP day. I've been there today.

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    2. Any tributes? Thanks!!

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  6. There is always a VIP day to any sample sale!!

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  7. Not true. There have been sales that there was no VIP day, however, VIP's with press ID's or corporate ID's or Actual invites, have been allowed to go in first even if there was a large line.

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  8. there are lots of ss without vip day... just some people don't know meaning "There is NO VIP day":) lol... they usually like to use words "always and never":)

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  9. Actually there is a VIP preview today but its very, very strict. As in they are checking names and ID's and you can't get in if your name is not on the list, you can't even take a friend with you. They will have to check your name twice, once when you get in and once when you check out when paying.

    Because the check out area is being staffed with some YSL corporate ppl that are sticking to the "only on the list" memo.




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  10. I stopped by the VIP sale this morning. They were pretty strict with the list and the line was pretty epic for a VIP day. They have muse 2 in beige for $600, downtown in black patent for $700, and tribute shoes are $350. They also have the Chyc tote in gold for $800.

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    1. How was the shoe selection this year? Was it comparable to the last sale?

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    2. Just came from the sale. The shoe selection wasn't anything to write home about. nothing good receipt for large sizes They said they were restock earliest wednesday morning and didn't really recommend waiting tomorrow if I didn't see anything I like today.

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  11. Went to the VIP preview and I have to say, I don't think its as good as I thought it would be. Much of the same stuff from the last sale.

    And yes, they are checking names and ID's. Seems they are having a larger turn out then they thought they would and think most of the ppl on line should not be. Someone leaked the preview info.... So stand on line at your own risk.

    I saw them turn a few ppl away already for not being on the "list" and heard them complain that they were on line for over an hour.

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    1. It is indeed very hard to get in. You can't get in unless you have the invitation and your ID matching with it. They do let you bring a friend though.

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  12. I agree with Jay that there is a lot of stuff of previous sales. The shoe collection (at least for size 36) is on par with the summer sale. A few tributes and other random ones.

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  13. Thanks for the update ladies. Could you tell me if there were any wallets or sunglasses this time around?

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  14. Were there any Easy bags at today's VIP sale?

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  15. Were there any black clutches? How much are they?

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  16. Hey guys,

    All the clutches are $200. I didn't see any Easy bags. There are some leopard or denim wallets for $100 each. They have sunglasses for $75 each.

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  17. does anyone know if this is a credit card only sale? or can we use cash? i just wanna be prepared

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  18. Just got back from the VIP preview...hubby and I weren't on the list at all (we came in from California), but we got there around noon and let's just say they weren't very strict about the list at that time. I believe it's credit card-only, did not see much in the way of Tributes (still some left in the smaller sizes -- 36/37), saw a couple of Tribtoos per size, the bag selection was okay. They did tell me that they will be restocking ladies' shoes (they couldn't tell me what was in the shipment) tomorrow in the afternoon or late afternoon. They said there is also a shipment of bags currently being held up in customs, but they don't know when that will get through/if they will restock. Definitely no restock on men's stuff.

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    1. which color were the tribute sandals you saw in 36-37? I haven't seen any. Also, which color are the tribtoo pumps you saw in 36-37?

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  19. Card only. There will be a restocking of shoes and clothing on wed. No restocking of bags but there is stock in the back but it's the same styles. There will be no restocking tomorrow as they want as much floor merch to sell. Wed is expected to be slower and the will have a restock for that before thurs when they will lower prices. There will not be any new bags coming in, however there is stock ready. Last day will have discounts, so if you don't love it, you might want to come back then for it. Many of the really good items were snapped up this morning by VIPs. By mid way though the preview today, the stock was what was expected for the public tomorrow.

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  20. Really all the stuff was much of the same from the last sale. A ton of things I got at the last sale on the last day for super cheap was back at a higher first day price. I'll wait for the last day again and by pass the long wait tomorrow.

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  21. does anyone have any details on the men's items?

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    1. 6 racks of clothes, 1 belt rack, 1 table of shoes.

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  22. Is there going to be no Easy bags at the sale?

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    1. There were a few this morning. Heard that they will be restocked tomorrow.

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  24. Any cabas chyc bags?

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  25. heard there were no more cabas chyc bags or muse.

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  26. Yesterday there were some Arty dot rings (size 4 - 8) and Arty enamal oval with dot rings (only size 4) still available for $50 apiece.

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    1. There are arty dot rings in dark green. I saw them today but no other color.

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  27. Waited on line since 4:00 this morning. My gf and I picked up 2 shoes, a pair of Tribute Sandals for $350 and a pair of Tributes for $200. That's right, $200!! When the cashier rang us up, she explained that Boots Tribute Sandals and Tribtoos were the only shoes which were $350. They are restocking all day so if you are lucky enough to find Tributes, jump on them. May the odds be ever in your favor.

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    1. Which color tribute sandals have you picked? I haven't seen any really. I just saw one pair of light pink. And what do you mean by tributes? Tributes sandals are 350, tribtoo pumps are 350. What are the tributes you got for 200? Thank you so much for the info.

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  28. Hi fellow Mizhattanites! The full report is now up! Please post your questions, comments, & experiences in the comment section of the sale report. Click HERE to go.

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  29. I arrived a lil before 6 am, and there were already about 80-100 people in front of me! So many line cutters around 8 when line started moving.. Seriously! I didn't wake up at 4 in the morning just for those shameless b*tches to walk by and cut in front of me!
    I think I saw quite a few easy bags when I got in, but none by the time I left.

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  30. This is the worst sample sale I've ever been to in my life! My friends and I spent at least 4 hours on the line. And we got NOTHING!!! NOT EVEN A RING! Shoes and bags suck(very old fashion style. I had a same bag which I bought 7 or 8 years ago.)! Jewelery sucks too! I'm quite sure they're left over from the last sample sale...

    yes, they got some muse2 and downtown. But they're all in very disgusting colors...

    highly unrecommended.

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    1. Thank you for your insight! Just remember, the full report is now up. Please add your insight to the comment section of the YSL sample sale report. Click HERE to be redirected.

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  31. I had a half day of for the sale. Totally a waste!

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    1. Sorry to hear that your time was waste :(

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    2. But your information is truly appreciated :)
      thanks much for sharing!

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  32. unsatisfied ol old ugly styles!

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  33. will they restock for the morning of 24th? or same stuff?

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  34. how is the line today?

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    1. The line is long. 200+ so far this morning. You can check out the comments and ask questions in the comment section of YSL report. Click HERE to be redirected.

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  35. I waited in line too long and got excited w/ my purchases & bought too much :( I no longer need the Muse Two Cabas Tote in *Purple*. If anyone is interested please lmk I can meet anywhere in Manhattan. Email: Alkahaul4 at yahoo.com

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    1. For how much you want to sell?

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    2. Email me at alkahaul4 at yahoo

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  36. I bought a Muse Two Cabas Toe in Black Patent today, and I no longer need it. If interested email me: jpark90@hotmail.com

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  37. Hi there :) I would love to know if there are ever Saint LAuren Online sales? I am in Australia and LOVE Mizzhattan's amazing updates! I desperately would love to know fi there is any sales EVER online? Or any sales online? Thank you xo

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    1. There aren't any SAMPLE sales for YSL online. But, come the end of winter, we should see the Saint Laurent online store have merchandise on discount.

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    2. Thanks for the reply :)! So appreciated! When does the winter sales normally start in the US?

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    3. Winter sales for boutiques should start right after Thanksgiving break--the last week of November.

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  38. Would anyone be interested in nude tribute sandals size 37 or nude tribtoo size 38?

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  39. Yes, I'd take the 37 nude tribute sandals very interested!!!!

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