With the 10th anniversary of Mean Girls last Wednesday, Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, and the pink ensembles at the Met Gala last night, it was only fitting to do a collection of all things girly and pink.
#MetGala and #MetBall2014 quickly popped up on my Twitter feed yesterday afternoon and like the true Twitter Chat-addicted fiend I am, I followed the stream of some truly amazing looks (cue Blake Lively and Hailee Steinfeld) and some very WTF moments (cue Lupita Nyong’o and Sandra Lee). I loved Emma Stone’s pink Thakoon gown ensemble below here – she’s been killin’ it on the red carpet lately. The Queen of the Plastics herself, Rachel MacAdams wore a Ralph Lauren dress, and Taylor Swift was looking gorgeous in an Oscar de la Renta gown.
I love warehouse sales. It’s pretty much my idea of shopping heaven; there’s racks of clothing, accessories, and shoes with prices slashed down to the bone and it’s rare that I leave empty-handed. My favourite ones in Vancouver have been the Plenty Warehouse Sale, Gravity Pope’s outlet sale, Lululemon’s Warehouse sale, and Obey’s sample sale. But as amazing as the deals are, with that all that saving and sifting through racks, comes the waiting in line, lack change rooms, crowds, cash-only tills … I’ve been to enough warehouse sales to be armed and ready to tackle it. Here are 7 tips to prepare yourself on how to survive a warehouse sale:
1. Bring cash.
Because these types of sales are held in unconventional spaces to accommodate the inventory they need to sell (ergo, warehouse sales), they’re usually only equipped to handle cash transactions. Even if it advertises that they take credit or debit, depending on how popular the sale is the tills may not be able to handle such a high amount of purchases and can shut down unexpectedly. This happened during a sale I was at one year: it took place in an arena, and the tills wouldn’t accept credit/debit for a short period and there was a mass exodus to the ATMs (that had VERY high withdrawal fees). Avoid the potential headache and take out cash before you arrive.