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Bargain Shopping

Checked out the Gilt Groupe Warehouse Sale this past Saturday. Tickets were sold ahead of time on Gilt City for $5. There were four time slots (10am, 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm) but by the time we logged on, only the 2 and 4 pm time slots were left.

So, we got there at 2 pm and pickings were very slim. I kept wondering what kinds of steals I missed out on from the morning. After much digging, I found a couple things worth getting!

This Lauren Moffatt top for $35! Cannot wait to bust this out in the summer!

and these Cynthia Vincent sandals for $35 (down from $235)!

The friend I went with left empty handed and decided that she really doesn't enjoy shopping this way. While sample/warehouse sales, with piles of wrinkled clothes everywhere and a corner with a mirror for a dressing room, are not my favorite way to shop, I'll always go for the chance of finding a deal. It's actually kind of thrilling when you find a great piece at an even greater price!

Do you like bargain hunting? Or would you rather pay more for a comfortable shopping experience?

Kymmie (March 9, 2011 at 5:56 AM)  

Oh, I think I'm in love with all of it! Well shopped. I love a bargain! xx

Pam @ over50feeling40 (March 9, 2011 at 6:29 AM)  

This sounds awesome...wish San Antonio had more of this type of thing!

Fashion Therapist (March 9, 2011 at 6:39 AM)  

I used to absolutely LOVE sample sale shopping when we lived in LA. I wish I went to the Gilt sale, but tickets sold out so fast. I also wish we had more of them in Chicago.

FashionableAsians (March 9, 2011 at 7:03 AM)  

great deals especially on the Sandals! Loves it!! I'm not a fan of sample sale shopping tho because I NEVER FIND MY SIZE!!

Baby Shopaholic (March 9, 2011 at 7:34 AM)  

I love sample type of sales. As long as they are organized. You would never find those deals otherwise.

pearls and green tea (March 9, 2011 at 7:57 AM)  

Baby Shopaholic: I'm afraid this one was not organized at all! I really had to dig around in piles of stuff. But still worth it for me!

Anonymous –  (March 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM)  

such great finds! i have to be in the mood for shopping experiences like this...


Drew (March 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM)  

Awesome! I had no idea gilt did warehouse sales! I love looking at Gilt every afternoon but haven't bought anything yet.... Though one day I plan on taking advantage of it. :-)

Ella Pretty Blog (March 9, 2011 at 1:04 PM)  

Those wedges are gorgeous - and an awesome deal!

I always love a good deal - waiting for sales, using promo codes etc...but I don't like "competitive shopping" ...I hate having to hunt and fight for bargains...I'd rather pay a little more and not have to compete - but that's just my personality.

I admire those who have the talent and skill to get great deals :-)

briannelee (March 9, 2011 at 1:28 PM)  

Oooo, I wish I had known about this!!!!

I love bargain hunting. The steals make the hassle worth it :)

Anna (March 9, 2011 at 1:53 PM)  

That top is adorable! And I am definitely a bargain hunter, being in school I have to be. Sadly they don't have sample sales anywhere near here, but I would love to go to one.

Monroe Steele (March 9, 2011 at 3:39 PM)  

Cool...i actually like bargain hunting...but wopuld def do a personal experience too

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC

Jennelle (March 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM)  

Eeek! I don't know...I love bargains BUT it has to be minus all the hoopla that seem to come with sample/flash sales.

Justine (March 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM)  

the thrill of hunting! i love it! but it is really disappointing when there is nothing left for you.

Just Better Together

Anonymous –  (March 9, 2011 at 5:42 PM)  

I would to find stuff for me but for kids' stuff especially toys (over the holidays especially), I'd rather pay more than attempt to deal with the mad Toys R Us rush at the checkout lines

steph (March 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM)  

Lol! I got those same sandals!

Banhannas (March 9, 2011 at 10:31 PM)  

Those sandals are such a great steal. OMG!

Hey There Carole! (March 10, 2011 at 5:53 AM)  

I love a bargain - I don't really care where I find it but when I do it is the best!

sharon sf –  (March 10, 2011 at 10:45 PM)  

great finds jiye !

Crystal Escobar (March 11, 2011 at 2:10 PM)  

Great finds!!! I especially love the shoes, wow!

Anonymous –  (March 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM)  

I like your picks! I would LOOOVE to go to one of these... I wish I had heard about this! I live in Grand Rapids and the two hour drive would have definitely been worth it! (Even if it is $20 just to PARK in Chicago...grrr...)
I would choose shopping this way over buying the same brands at retail price ANY DAY. But only because I can't afford those brands or buy them when they are at retail price haha...
If I could afford it then I might but... I am 22 and don't see that day in my future anytime soon... :)

Fashion Fabrice (March 13, 2011 at 5:16 PM)  

Hi there darling! lovely post! is there anyone that DOESNT like bargain hunting:o I can't imagine haha:) Love your buys:)we're hosting a GIVEAWAY on our blog by the way! Come and take a look:) Participate if you like! It's open to everyones:)

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Have a FABULOUS day:)

featherfactor (March 15, 2011 at 1:54 PM)  

Thank you for the review! I was wondering how this sale went. I love bargain hunting but I often lose patience for the process.

Amy Stewart (March 18, 2011 at 7:19 PM)  

Gilt has warehouse sales?!?! Wow! Lucky!

How's it going? Motherhood is so fun but keeps me so busy!!! I feel like there's no time for anything... espcially blogging. I'm going to try to get back into it though. Hope you've been well.

Anonymous –  (March 21, 2011 at 12:05 AM)  

Where are you? I'm waiting for an update :)

pearls and green tea (March 21, 2011 at 8:05 AM)  

Hi guys!

So sorry...I will definitely be posting new updates this week!

milk tea + polkadots (March 22, 2011 at 8:22 AM)  

I was wondering where you were too!

LORENA : TRAVEL DESIGNERY (March 22, 2011 at 11:34 PM)  

nothing like a greeat bargain especially one like $235 down to 35, wow..
cool page! new follower..hope u can stop my page soon also :-)

p.s. i love the name of your blog!

Chevon J. - La Bella Vita (March 23, 2011 at 5:54 PM)  

I'm so jealous for your Cynthia Vincent sandals. What a steal!!


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