Online Shopping Tip
Shoppers from outside the UK can snap up bargains at the moment due to the low value of the Pound compared to the Euro and the Dollar. Many of the online stores featured offer worldwide delivery and, if you live outside the EU, a VAT refund (VAT is effectively a UK sales tax and the rate is currently at 20%).
Yves St Laurent
Yves St Laurent, abbreviated to YSL, is a luxury fashion house that was founded by Yves St Laurent and his boyfriend and business partner, Pierre Bergé in 1960. Yves St Laurent himself died in 2008. In 1993, Yves St Laurent (the fashion house, not the person) was sold to Sanofi, the pharmaceutical company. It was sold again in 1999 to Gucci, who own the brand to this day. The creative director responsible for the amazing shoes that grace this page is Stefano Pilati. The modern and slightly risqué designs have relaunched Yves St Laurent as a major player in the designer shoe market, challenging such icons as Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. The quality, attention to detail and overt sexiness of the current range have brought them to the attention of both the press and well heeled buyers.
Celebrities who wear Yves St Laurent shoes include Rhianna, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera (see photo far left) , Anne Hathaway, Carmen Electra and Gwen Stefani
Where can I buy YSL shoes, sandals and boots online?
- Harrods, the famous Knightsbridge based department store, sell Yves Saint Laurent shoes online, and they offer international delivery. At the time of writing they had the Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals and the Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo leather pumps together with other styles including the Clara, the Gisele, the St Malo Espadrille (fab on holiday) and the Palais leather peep toe. Also, be sure to take a look at the gorgeous Tribtoo slingback platform shoes. Harrods is based in the UK but offers international delivery.
- Selfridges, who have the Tribute platform sandals, the Tribtoo courts, the Tribtoo knee high boots, the St Malo Wedges and the Tribtoo heeled loafers. Selfridges offer UK delivery only.
- MyTheresa, who have lots of Yve Saint Laurent boots, including knee high boots with the "Y" logo plaque, the Tribtoo platform ankle boots, the Gisele suede pumps, the Greta peep toe slingback sandals, the Clara metallic patent leather pumps, the Madge laced suede ankle boots and the Ariane 90 Wedge Platform Ankle Boots. MyTheresa deliver worldwide.