YSL Resort 2008 was a great collection with some fun, classic clothes (my fabulous red & khaki pencil skirt came out of it) and an inordinate number of really, really great shoes.
These sandals are called "Origami." I loved them when I saw them on the runway and I loved them when they showed up at the NM outlet, but even at the outlet, they were more money than I could justify paying for them. (Original retail was $970, and the first price point at the outlet was $582. Forty percent is a nice discount, but they still weren't exactly bargains.) So I kept watching & watching them and finally, two weeks ago, they dipped to my price-tolerance point and I snagged 'em.
Oh, they are lovely, and what's even better is that I managed to nab a YSL dustbag and a box (it's not the original box for these shoes, but it is a YSL box) -- this is not always easy to do at the outlet because part of the outlet-ness of the sitch is that they take all the shoes out of their original boxes & shuffle them around. I'm not sure what the reasoning is behind this, but there you go.
Here's the problem, though. These are 38s. Which is just a teeny bit too small for me. (It translates about to an American 8, and I am more of an 8.5/9. But there weren't any 39s left.) They don't feel bad when I wear them around my house, but I'm worried that on an evening out that half-size might start to catch up with me and make me sorry.
So, I'm going to give you guys a crack at them. It seems the least I can do, because they're amazing and they're a fantastic bargain.
They do amazing things for the pins, even in a bathrobe.
YSL black patent leather and wood platform sandals, leather soles, gold-tone buckle. 5.5-inch heel with a 1-inch platform results in 4.5-inch lift. YSL box and one dustbag included. Original retail $970 (they're still going for over $700 on Bluefly), Style Spy price: $250 plus S&H.
Yep. That's about 75% off. For YSL sandals. Which is crazy. In a good way.
If you're interested, you can contact me in the comments section or e-mail me through my profile and we'll chat about details like returns & whatnot. There is a time constraint here, so if you think you might want them, act fast.
Photos: Style.com, Style Spy