Another year, another Aritzia Warehouse Sale! For previous year hauls, make sure you check out what I got last year and in 2015. For 2018, I went on the first public day of the sale at 5pm. Just to get some basic information out of the way.
Line Ups: When I went, the line was inside ONLY. It took less than 15 mins to get inside which was amazing!
Cleanliness: Honestly, by 5pm it was a mess. The clothes are supposedly categorized by $ but everything was everywhere.
Pricing: Ranges from 9.99 for basic t-shirts to around $79.99 for long dresses. I found more popular styles are around 50-60% off and less popular styles to be 70-90% off. Nothing was less than 50% off!
Now that you know the basics, let’s see the results of my Aritzia Warehouse Sale Haul 2018 edition!
Wilfred Free Hosk Sweater
I saw one other one in the sale. One of the button holes on this sweater has a bit of snagging. On the other sweater I found, there were two snags on the front of the sweater.
Babaton Cuthbert Dress
Wilfred Durandal Sweater
This sweater has been on my list for a while but it rarely goes on sale during the year. I’m surprised it’s actually been pulled from Aritzia and no longer available on their website. I did not see any other ones and I found this in the change room.
Wilfred Huet T-Shirt
I actually bought the black one during Black Friday last year. I go for size M in this style as it’s tight fitting. I saw a few of these around but mostly in XS/XXS. This style is still available on Aritzia.
Wilfred Leone Dress
I saw a lot of these on the racks in all sizes and in white as well! These dresses were available this summer on Aritzia but no longer being sold.
Little Moon Zinnia Blouse
I saw a lot of these on the racks as well and also available in a rose color! To note though is the extremely high original price as the fabric is 100% viscose.
- Go online and learn the names of the products. Sometimes the clothing is so tangled in the hangers you won’t know what it looks like. But if you can just look at the tag and then know how it would actually look, it would be very helpful!
- Bring a water bottle. There’s no water/food or even washroom facilities inside so bring a water bottle! You don’t have to carry it in your hands cause you can toss is into the shopping bags they give you. In terms of bathrooms, you need to leave the actual room and go to the convention center. Which is fine except if you go alone, you won’t have anyone holding on to your stuff.
- Use a small purse. Being able to carrying your phone and any other essentials on you makes it so much easier. If you bring a bigger bag, you have to check it in. If you bring a small purse, you can just walk on by.
- Grab 2 shopping bags at the start. You’ll likely start tossing items into your shopping bag as you walk around. I found it helpful to have two bags so I can sort the “must haves” versus the “maybes”. You can then be more efficient when trying on stuff and deciding on the best deals.
Overall, I thought the sale was not as good as the 2017 sale. It might not be a fair comparison as last year I got to go on family & friends day. But I found that the selection leans towards older season styles. Where as last year, I found a lot of the items I bought were still available online AFTER the sale and through out 2018. I also think another factor is that Aritzia has been having more sales throughout the year! Their Black Friday sale and the summer Snooze you Loose goes up to 50-70% off now in the last few weeks. So I think the warehouse sale prices didn’t seem as attractive because I was more used to seeing sales.
I enjoy hunting for deals so I like the whole experience! But if you are looking for specific items in a popular size like XS/S, the warehouse sale might not be for you. It might be worth it to just pay regular price or wait for one of their sales during the year. If you have time to spare and enjoy hunting for deals, you’ll no doubt find some great bargains!