Date: June 12 - 14th (9 - 6:30 pm), June 15th (9 - 3 pm)
Location: Soiffer Haskin at 317 W. 33rd Street
I forced myself to wake up early this morning to brave the YSL sample sale. I arrived a little after 7:30 am, and there were maybe 100+ people in line. While in line we were told that they would start letting people in a little early, and that they just got a new shipment last night! I got inside a little after 9:00 am, but you still have to wait for coat check and then wait on the stairs.
Sadly, I was still too late because all the hoarders had snatched up all the good bags (very few Muse bags, a couple Easy bags, and a couple black Roady bags) and started stacking up shoes waist high! A lot of the wallets and small accessories were slightly damaged or in my opinion not cute. I wandered the floor hoping people would start making decisions and dropping stuff, but no such luck.
I looked at shoes mostly for 36 and 36 1/2. I saw tribute sandals in red, purple, and green, but were all being hoarded. The shoes that were available were mostly wedges, flats, sandals, a couple suede pumps, and tall boots. I told my co-worker that there seemed to be more selection for the bigger sizes (size 39 and up), but she said the grass is always greener on the other side.
The accessories were pretty well organized. Plenty of belts for $50, unless marked otherwise. Plenty of arty dot rings left in a variety of sizes and colors (e.g., blue, coral, white, black, teal etc.) for $50 (retails for $195 on Net-A-Porter).
Around 9:50 I gave up hope of finding anything worth buying and got in line to purchase my teal arty dot ring. I started chatting up the cashier to see if they would get more stock, and he asked me what I was hoping to find. I was hoping to find some cute pumps, a nice wallet, and maybe a bag (I guess that’s a lot to ask for). He turned around and pulled out a Muse wallet, and gave it to me at a discount price ^_^!!!
The sale is well organized, and for the most part the people working the sale are really friendly and nice (not just because he gave me a discount :P). Check out Mizhattan’s review for a full list of prices.
If you decide to check out the sale, get there early! Seems like they plan on slashing prices, and the cashier encouraged me to come back Friday (maybe they have more shipments coming). I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir, but as the lady at the sale said, “please act civilized”.Tweet