Like many of you, I knew the wait to get inside the YSL sale would be long. It’s one of those sales on the radar of every fashionable woman and man in New York City. Plus, it’s been rumored to be one of the last such sales for the label. For these reasons, I wanted to take part so I took the day off, got up bright and early to stand in line. A friend joined me and if it wasn’t for her, I don’t think I would have stuck it out.
As I reported earlier, the line this morning stretched down 33rd Street to 9th Avenue and then snaked onto 34th down to 8th Ave. After a number of hours (more than I’d want to admit), we finally made it inside. Sorry guys for the lack of pictures from this sale… but the folks at Soiffer Haskin banned cellphones. Despite that, Mizhattan managed to sneak a few photos (good for her!).
To get to the point… the sale wasn’t worth the wait for me. I was hoping to find some choice accessories (handbags and/or wallets) so that’s where I headed first when I made it inside. There were long tables on one side of the room displaying more bags this time than the sale back in June. But they were all pretty much unappealing to say the least. Only one bag (black patent leather tote for $400) caught my eye, which I decided to pass on in the end. There were no Cabas Chyc bags as spotted by Mizhattan. There also were no more wallets when I got there – just leather key holders ($50) and small leather jewelry travel cases ($50). Speaking of jewelry, the ones on offer looked cheap and gaudy.
My friend and I decided to check out the shoes ($200 or $350), which weren’t that much better. No more boots. Just sandals, platforms and heels. Nothing special in my opinion. So we passed on those. We also passed on the clothing (dresses/jackets at $300, tops/skirts $100, coats for $600, tees for $50 and older stock for $50) since we saw nothing we loved. We were there for less than 30 minutes and left empty handed.
I wasn’t alone… another blogger, NY Keiko, tells us she spent more than five hours in line today only to be disappointed. She left with nothing.
As for men’s stuff, they had a few sneakers and dress shoes ($200) on a table. They looked like leftovers from the last sale. I felt bad for the guys who waited hours to find such dismal offerings (several racks of so-so shirts, pants, jackets…). One guy who stood in line with his sister found a pair of dress shoes that looked worn and, which he hoped they would give him an additional discount…
My suggestion: Skip the line if there’s a long one tomorrow. It’s not worth it!
Where/When: Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd Street (near 8th Ave). Oct 23-Oct 25th; Tues-Wed (9-6:30p), Thurs (9-3p).