How Will Christian Louboutin Sample Sales Top Current Pricing

Feb 15, 2006
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Given the recent drop in prices (super sales) of luxury items, how do you think Christian Louboutin will have sample sale success? When I first saw sale prices at Barneys, I was really excited because the prices appeared to be pretty close to SS. This was before I heard about the Saks give away sales that started before Christmas.
 
Mar 5, 2008
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I don't really think they depend that much on the sample sale for profit, since it's a very limited list of people that are invited, so they probably don't care too much about competing with sales prices at Saks or Barneys. I am curious as to what the stock and pricing is like, though.
 
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Good point. I wonder if there will be the same level of interest and excitement from those wanting to attend. I know it has always been ultra-exclusive, which makes scoring an invite all the more precious. However, in the current climate - unless he really puts on the ritz, which I cannot imagine - I don't know if the interest will be the same unless he is darn near giving things away or has items that will not be available in any other market - now that's HOT. :yes:
 

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I don't know, but I am a little bit demoralized by how cheap certain Louboutins are going for on ebay and other places. It makes me not want to purchase some of the newer season shoes when I can get four or five pair of older shoes for the price of one new pair. Especially with the price increases.

Even still, if he holds a signing that I don't have to cross the continent to attend, I will definitely be there, paying full price for his shoes.
 
Mar 5, 2008
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Maybe they will have HTF shoes at the sample sale. I saw a pair of Som1 with a thin 120mm heel that would have loved to have, and I wondered if it was from the sample sale. I had never seen them before, and have not seen them since.
 

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Good point. I wonder if there will be the same level of interest and excitement from those wanting to attend. I know it has always been ultra-exclusive, which makes scoring an invite all the more precious. However, in the current climate - unless he really puts on the ritz, which I cannot imagine - I don't know if the interest will be the same unless he is darn near giving things away or has items that will not be available in any other market - now that's HOT. :yes:
I went to the last sample sale in NYC and the prices at Barneys/Saks were a lot cheaper. Now with those fire sales, I hope SS prices will be lower. I got a pair of python privativas for $400. No shoes were higher than $400 except for exotic boots. I tried on every pair of size 42s and also 41s that I could get my feet into.

There was a pair shoes that very quite worn and had "Jennifer Lopez wore to XXXX" on the box.

No matter what the price, I think people will still want to go to the sale because there are folks who like to have access to events/things that aren't accessible to the general public.

(I owe huge thanks to a TPF member who gave me details about the sale. I wasn't on the list originally, but after a bit of research I was soon in the red sole mecca.)