A daring tipster just sent us two photos from this morning's press-only Christian Louboutin sale. When she left at 10am, the line to get in stretched out of the entrance hallway and halfway down TKth Street. Not all of those queued up are press, but security is tight and many people are being turned away. If you do get in, it sounds like decent—but not amazing—bargains await you. "Most of the shoes are around $250 or $325 and two to four seasons old," writes our informant. "I only saw 3 pairs of classic black shoes, and one was pointy so a bit off-trend." The Glamour editors, who finally made it inside after a three-hour wait, have a slightly sunnier report, tweeting that the sale is very organized and shoes start at $125. Their verdict: "It was worth the wait, dolls!"
At left, the line this morning; at right, the only known image of the price list
Update: Our tipster adds some details about the space. "The sale always takes place in a very small showroom with narrow and short aisles. Women stack their boxes on available chairs hoping that no one tries to walk away with them." And she's passed on two overheard quotes:"I'm not a shoe person but I want to lick your foot in that shoe!" and "Ladies be nice to the shoes! Put them back in their box." Sounds like it's getting pretty wild in there.
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