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Things are happening over at the Louboutin flagship: Madison Avenue Spy reports that the long-due expansion looks to be at least twice the current size, with room for a designated men's store. And that's not all the good news—starting today, summer markdowns have officially arrived!
If you couldn't get into Louboutin's "glorious" sample sale (don't worry, you weren't the only one—here's one VIP's account on what went down.) Mizhatttan notes that the red soles are now discounted 40%, while handbags are 50%. While you won't find classic, always-in-demand styles on sale, you can find select items from the designer's spring and summer 2015 collection. Be sure to swing by the excellent Barneys sale as well—Louboutins are now on sale for 40% off there, too.