Sale Report: The Christian Louboutin Sample Sale in London

Yesterday morning I rose at the break of dawn for the famed Christian Louboutin press sample sale! You’ve all heard by now that Blake Lively visited the same sale in New York and walked away with 40 pairs of shoes recently. This was a sale I had to check out…not just for myself but for all of you so I could come back with a thorough report!  The morning didn’t start off on the best note.  It had snowed four inches in London the night before and getting out of my house and to the tube station was an adventure in itself. Had I not seen red soles at the end of the tunnel I doubt I would have made it much further than the edge of my bed on this fateful morning. 

When I arrived at the sale it was still snowing and the temptature was steady at below zero. I lost all feeling in my feet twenty minutes into the wait.  Fashionable ladies began to gather behind me and by the time the doors opened, there were a great many women waiting. We were brought downstairs in small groups to shop – so as to avoid mass chaos.  Very well organized! Unfortunately, once inside the sale, pictures were not allowed. So I had to, ahem, have an artistic rendering made of what I saw in the sale…see above.

As fashion is cruel to those who don’t fit a certain mold…my size 42 feet could only fit into a few samples and they all had five inch heels. I’m 6’2 and don’t need those extra five inches…so I walked away empty handed. I did, however, have the great pleasure in seeing the Louboutin team again (who are so wonderful) and in meeting a great many women who passion for shoes is insatiable (even after a Louboutin sale)!

Thank you to all at Christian Louboutin, UK, for inviting me along for the morning!


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