Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter Sales

If you've been waiting for a good time to go shopping for your kids or yourself, now's the time!! January sales are in full swing! It's transition time for retailers, which means a great sale is just about everywhere.

The Bay, for instance, is offering 50%off last ticketed clearance prices on all footwear. Big Sis picked up some very cool black leather Born boots...tall boots, on a very wearable, comfy flat sole...reg.$300, down to $110. I was able to snag a pair of Pajar Grip winter boots for my mama ...reg. $179.99, down to $64.

Don't forget about places like Winners either! I know it might not be for everyone, but I personally love being able to hunt for my finds! It's one of those places where if you see something you like, you have to grab it before it's gone because you might not see it again!

Picked up a lovely black puffer with a stylish collar and self belt by Vera Moda, reg.$79.99, down to $45 (retails for $129).

Aritzia is doing a great sale too, up to 50%off winter stock...some great pieces to be found!

Happy shopping!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Lululemon Warehouse Sale Report

Ok. Day two of the sale, Big Sis and I went downtown and we were at BC Place by 8:30am. It looked fine, no lines at the gate (Gate A)! We went down the ramp to the field level and the coast was still clear...until we arrived at the bag/coat check portion (which you must pass on the way in). We handed over our coats swiftly (no wait for this). Once through, the line to wait for entry was not big at all...maybe 5-10 minutes, but it was still pretty early for a Saturday morning. Perhaps the crowds would come later?

Tips on how to bypass the line? If there is a huge line and you have a friend with you, you could hand all of the coats/big purses to one person, and the other could jump ahead to the entry line...just a thought.

OK. Onto the good stuff. Here's the scoop on the loot. Lots of racks of pants...but mainly crops and pants that have seen the clearance rack (and been passed up by many). I did buy Studio(no liner) pants for $55 in Fossil Grey (reg.$118) and some black crops (reg.$98) for $45. There were lots of bad pants. LOTS. Weird prints, mixed media and just plain "no" pants (Happy Hathas?!). The latter were on sale for $39, but these are the very pants that I saw at the Factory Outlet for $9 at Boxing Day, still couldn't convince me to buy them. MC Hammer is even over them.

There were lots of black Scubas $79, and dip dyed ones too...nothing over $99. Lots of lightweight running jackets, Paddington coats, cape coats, etc. I skipped on the jackets.

Tanks averaged $29, as did shorts/skirts. I passed on these as well, as I scooped up better sales at Boxing Day with $19 tanks and $10 shorts. I did, however, buy up the Pedal Power Henley which was $36 at the sale (reg.$108)...this was at the Factory Outlet today for $59.

The underwear was a bargain though! I got some cute unmentionables for $4, a headband (reg.$18) for $4, and a running toque (reg.$32) for $9. I got a couple of different Brisk Neck Warmers for $9 each (reg. $28) in black and blue piqué. (The black one is still in the regular store for full pop).

All in all, it was fun. I went with no expectations, so maybe that was part of the 'good time' mentality!

With your purchase receipt, if you go to the Factory Outlet, they'll give you $10 off your purchase (although why you'd want to is beyond me, the prices were cheaper at the sale!!). I went to the Outlet afterwards, but was disappointed with this "gift"... But I managed to help out a fellow shopper by passing on my receipt :) At least someone else could use it.

Don't worry about checking a coat. It's no biggie. It's free and fast, and you have to pass it going in and out of the facility anyway!

Bring a small purse or waist pack, or just your wallet. Medium and big purses must be checked at the bag check. They'll provide you with at Baggie to put your ID and credit cards in for the sale.

Don't get carried away with the "sale" aspect. It's only a deal if you wanted the item (before you got there!). Stuff adds up fast!!

Have fun and Happy hunting :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lululemon Warehouse Sale This Weekend!

Never been to this before, but it's the annual Lululemon (Ware) House Party this weekend at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver!  Get read to scoop up some deals and get your Ananda (joy) on!

Shopping Hours:
Friday, January 18 8am–8pm (Last entry at 6pm)
Saturday, January 19 8am–8pm (Last entry at 6pm)
Sunday, January 20 8am–2pm (Inventory dependent)
In addition to shopping, join us for complimentary events on Friday & Saturday evening at BC Place.

Stadium Vinyasa:
90 minutes of energetic power vinyasa with Suzanne, Karlito, Dustin & Reno from One Yoga 
Friday, January 18 8pm–9:30pm
(Doors open at 7:00). Bring your own mat.

Ready, Set Goals:
Look into the future with rockstar goal coachers Julie Ball and Jackie Carr and learn to set a personal vision that is grounded in your passions, gets you excited and leaves a legacy you love. 
#Readysetgoals will take place Saturday, January 19 from 8:30-10 pm (doors open at 8 pm).

Please note:
- All Sales are final
- They will accept Debit and Credit (Visa, Mastercard & AMEX)
- Cash and Gift Cards are NOT accepted
- Pack light – all coats and bags will be checked before entering the sale.
-Enter through entrance AFor in the moment updates follow us at @lululemonWHS.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hunter Boots, Tall, on Sale for $75

Anyone 'hunting' for Hunters? Here's a deal if you want to add a punch of colour to your tootsies!

Limited sizes, sale colours include natural taupe and flame orange...marked down to $75, free shipping :)

Go to Little Burgundy to order yours!