Bargain Hunter: The designer warehouse sale
I've always thought of myself as a bit of a thrift shopper, always searching for the best prices so I was surprised at myself that I had never gone to a designer warehouse sale until last week. What bargains to be had, items that regularly retail in the hundreds marked down to as little as $15. And it's not just reject pieces either, some of the sales I went to had clothing from the latest range. Here are my finds from some of the sales I went to last week:
Grace & Hart/ Bebe Sale
- Bring cash, a lot of the sales are cash only and we had a lot of customers having to leave behind items that they wanted because they had no cash on them
- All of the sales I went to are located on a floor at the office of the label, so it may not be easy to find. So if you have no sense of direction like me I would suggest going on to a site such as whereis and getting yourself some directions beforehand.
- It gets messy, so be prepared to sort out through hundreds of clothes, you never know what bargains you may find
- It can also get hectic, the Cooper St one in particular was held in a small room and you could barely move so you have to have some patience.
- Get in early as you can to get the best buys And also in relation to time if you can, avoid lunch hour, that was when it was the craziest.
- Closely check the item before you buy to detect any faults, some of the clothes were accidently put in that had swatches cut out from them. Also if you can try them on, at the Bebe/Grace&Hart sale most of the clothes didn't have sizing and I did make the mistake of misjudging the size of a dress.
- Finally, just because it used to cost $300 and now is selling for $20 doesn't mean you have to buy it, if you wouldn't want it at full price then don't get it because it's still a waste of money if you never wear it.