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As expected, Chrisitan Louboutin's decoy sign made it to the opening of yesterday's sample sale, which was open to VIPs only. Madison Avenue Spy reports via a tipster that the selection (so far) is pretty good. She writes: "There are lots of classic style shoes as opposed to the 'cray-cray' versions that usually dominate the sale. Also take note that everyone we spoke to came out with some sort of animal print and noted the great array of flats."
Her words of advice for those trying to get in without an invite? "We suggest that you use your best technique starting Wednesday." She adds that there are also three clipboard holders you'll have to make it past—one in the lobby, one at the elevator, and one inside the actual sale.
· Inside the Louboutin Sample Sale [Madison Avenue Spy]
· The Louboutin Sale's Decoy Sign Is Back, As Is Amanda Lepore [Racked NY]
· Your Guide to May's Sixty-Seven (And Counting!) Sample Sales [Racked NY]