I shopped the Plenty Warehouse Sale this past Thursday night and got a sneak peek of the goods on sale this Easter long weekend. I remember 5 years ago when the sale was at a much smaller space on what is now Brassneck Brewery on Main Street; now, the sale sprawls over 20,000 square feet at the Vancouver Convention Centre, jam packed with racks of heavily discounted clothes, shoes, purses, and accessories. So, like a kid in a candy store, I flipped through each rack, table, and bin, getting the most of the calm before the madness prior to the sale.
Tables of shoes and accessories lined one side of the hall, towards the back was a men’s section. Much like previous years, there were racks of clothing from both spring and winter collections of their in-house brands such as Monk and Lou, Propaganda, and Big Blue, in addition to some global brands like Steve Madden. I kept picking up one brand in particular called AMUSE, originating from Australia, because it was so perfect for music festival season – think beaded tops, flowy skirts, and a particularly fun lace wide-sleeved crop top that I’m excited to have scored for just $14.99.
I vaguely remember Jenna Tuazon, Communications & Marketing Manager for Plenty, from previous warehouse sales, but we were finally properly introduced this time around. Jenna became my unofficial Plenty Warehouse Sale Shopping Specialist and convinced me to buy another summer hat and cream-coloured booties. Shopping alone is efficient but shopping with someone who knows serious style makes you get it and not regret it.
[ photos by hosea cheung ]