Remember how in my last warehouse haul post I said that it was warehouse sale season in Vancouver? I was serious. The annual Aritzia Warehouse Sale is back and is their biggest warehouse sale to date. Last year’s sale was huge (you can find that haul here), and this year’s is even bigger with an 85,000 square foot battle field. Shopping this annual event is like going to war with clothes and the rest of the female Vancouver population. You can expect 50-90% off of your favourite Aritzia brands. Thinking about going? Be sure to keep scrolling to find my haul and some survival tips.
Here’s what you need to know:
Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
Wednesday, August 30 – Saturday, September 2: 7am – 9pm
Saturday, September 3 – Sunday, September 4: 9am – 7pm
Cash, credit, and debit will be accepted. All sales are final. New merchandise added daily! Additional information can be found here.
If you’re planning on conquering the sale these next 5 days, here are 5 survival tips:
- Prioritize what you’re looking for and have a game plan. The sale this year really is massive, and it’s almost impossible to make sure you’ve looked at absolutely everything. My suggestion is to look through the coat/jacket section first, followed by the accessories/shoes section before moving forward to the 9.99 racks. These few sections tend to be extremely popular and so the best picks in them tend to go quickly. You can work your way through everything else from there.
- Check your price tags. If there’s more than one of the item, be sure to look at the price tags of the other ones as well. Pricing always seems to vary, so make sure you grab the one with the lowest price.
- Grab first, think later. I mentioned this in my last post, but this really is my golden rule of warehouse sale shopping. You can contemplate what you want in the change room but if you don’t grab it when you see it on the rack, there’s no going back for it.
- The “no” piles all over the floor, tables and changing rooms are filled with great picks. The items in these piles are the ones that someone spent the effort picking out and had to debate about keeping or discarding. Not sure if the pile belongs to someone? Ask. No one likes a girl that steals out of another girl’s clothing stash.
- Dress for comfort. Seriously, this is not the day for you to wear a cute outfit, but rather one that is practical – either clothes that are easy to slip in and out of or leggings and a tank for trying clothes on top. There are multiple communal changing rooms, so wear undergarments you’re comfortable with other people seeing (and that other people will be comfortable seeing lol). Also be sure to think about your footwear – be certain you can stand in those shoes for awhile and that they’re reasonably easy for you to take on and off.
- Bonus tip! What not to bring: large bags or jackets (there is a coat check, but there’s a line for this), boyfriends/husbands or children/babies. That might sound a little harsh, but it’s for their benefit and your sanity. If you don’t take this tip though, please make sure everyone is at least well fed before heading in. As well, if you can survive without a bag that’s probably the best option, but if you have a phone and wallet you’d rather not hold or check in, wear a very small cross body bag.
If you checked out my Insta stories yesterday you saw the massive pile of clothes we picked out as well as all the clothes I constantly had hanging on my arm. Seriously, we dragged around 6 massive IKEA sized shopping bags (Aritzia provides you with these for your shopping convenience) and hoarded a spot where we sorted through all of them. After doing some serious culling, here’s what I scored (in order of appearance):
Talula Prowse Camisole: $9.99 (was $50)
Wilfred Rians Blouse: $9.99 (was $75)
Vans Slip On Perf Leather: $19.99 (was $85)
Babaton Earl Coat: $74.99 (was $350)
Babaton Morris Blouse: $9.99 (was $75)
Wilfred Free Boscono Camisole: $9.99 (was $55)
TNA League Bomber: $14.99 (was $85)
Parklife Botanie Jacket: $19.99 (was $85)
Babaton Wieland Blouse: $9.99 (was $70)
Babaton Cristobal Coat: $74.99 (was $350)
Babaton Murphy Blouse: $9.99 (was $70)
Adidas Adilette Slide: $9.99 (was $35)
Herschel Supply Settlement Backpack (not pictured): $24.99 (was $65)
Our grand total (before taxes): $224.88 (was $1450)
We saved $1225.12 (which averages to an overall 84% off)!
Have fun shopping the event this year! I’d love to see your haul if you go, so be sure to comment on Instagram with your finds as well as any questions you might have.
Special thank you to Aritzia for the VIP invitation to shop the sale before the Family & Friends pre-sale event.
*Disclaimer: Items at a warehouse sale are often one-offs and so prices can vary! Prices are not guaranteed and are subject to change.