Sample Sale Dispatch: First Reports from the YSL Sale

The line for spectacularly-discounted YSL goods officially started at 5:30a.m., and early risers were rewarded with $250 shoes and "Downtown" bags.

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7:50 a.m. And the prize for first-on-the-scene at the YSL sample sale goes to ... a woman who arrived at 5 a.m. The block-long line started moving at 8 a.m. sharp. As per usual, the crowds were as chic as the product at hand.
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8:02 a.m. This doorman was very friendly, but claimed to know nothing about last night's Gilt City member sale preview. Not sure we're convinced.
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A peek at the price list: Shoes and boots: $250-$300. Gowns: $800ish. Apparel: Around 50 percent off. Bags: $500 range (And yes, we spotted cream and raffia Downtowns and the much-loved, big suede grey style with braided handle.)
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A peek at the price list: Shoes and boots: $250-$300. Gowns: $800ish. Apparel: Around 50 percent off. Bags: $500 range (And yes, we spotted cream and raffia Downtowns and the much-loved, big suede grey style with braided handle.)
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Crowd control. Bags are scarce and mostly evening and funky styles remain ... We're told, "A new shipment will arrive everyday." Stay tuned for our exit report.
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