Thursday, March 19, 2015

Special Sales Events






It sounds like lots of stores in the US are having special sale events starting as early as tonight. Take a look at your store's Facebook page, check your emails, or ask when you are in the store to see if they might be having one. 

A reader writes that her store is having an event tomorrow:

I don't know if this is happening everywhere, but I just got confirmation that my store is putting about half of their current inventory on MD tomorrow to make room for all the stuff coming in after the LA port issues were cleared up. I'm guessing this relates to the giant WMTM this morning, so maybe lots of stores will have big MD selections tomorrow! 

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

So no sales in Canada?? Of course....

Anonymous said...

Canada's wmtm went from 24 items to a whopping 36. Lucky us!

Anonymous said...

I just have a showroom near me and they put almost their entire store on MD late last week. It looks like most of the U.S. stores are pushing hard to get rid of winter gear. Although, I'm in Michigan and it's still chilly here :(

OHBabbs said...

Many of the items that went on WMTM in US today are items that have been on Canada WMTM for weeks and I bought weeks ago marked down in my local Ohio store.

LuluAddict said...

@OHBabbs - Great point! Canada has been getting lots of decent stuff on WMTM for weeks while the US gets one or two new things added but today is the day the US got hit with a ton all at the same time.

Anonymous said...

I went to a spring cleaning event that I was formally invited to. Half the inventory was not on markdown (only two racks for women and one for men) and most of wmtm was priced as normal. I saw a lot of the striped tshirts, baggy pants, and wunder unders from the black friday line. There were also the same items from online (marked consistently with online prices). Lots of the black woven reflective vests and the blue and white jackets as well. There was nothing particularly interesting in my size but there were a lot of size 10s and 12s. Overall, the mds were underwhelming.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 9:45pm -Interesting. One of my stores is having an event Saturday morning but my son has track and soccer events so was thinking of trying to squeeze it in but maybe I'll skip it.

Lululover said...

My two stores are also doing spring cleaning tomorrow, too bad I'm working all day :(

Victoria Salekin said...

Has anyone tried on the Let's Get Visible vest? I tried on the hoody, which I loved, but the sleeves would've been snug with a thick long sleeve underneath so I passed on it. I live in Michigan where temps can stay below freezing for a week at a time and figured the fleece sleeves would start to smell of I only wore a tank under it. My store didn't get the vest in, and I'm wondering how it fits compared to the hoody. I'm always a 4 in tanks (2 in the 105 singlet) but sometimes size up to a 6 in jackets or long sleeves because I have boobs (32d), broad shoulders and muscular arms (the torso always ends up being roomy since the rest of me is a true 4). I'm dying to get the vest but want to make sure I get the size right now that it's on WMTM.

Anonymous said...

I can understand why this would be US only if it's around the LA ports issue. Canada didn't have that issue.

To be honest, LLL hasn't released enough great gear lately imo that I'd even be after on markdown. There were already one or two items that I paid full price for as they were selling out (Canda gets less stock in general). And the md racks in stores certainly haven't been any draw for me. I check them when I'm in there but have passed on the merchandise week after week.

Alin said...

My local store also had an invite only affair and it wasn't anything special. I appreciate them trying to keep loyal customers engaged but do it with great new products and colors instead of mininal markdowns on things noone wants. *ahem if youre lucky*

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 4:15 am - It's supposed to be related to the ports issue.

MB. said...

My two stores (Portland, OR) also said the same thing via educators I spoke to.

Anonymous said...

So the US is going to get a bunch of winter gear just in time for Spring? I guess it's good that the temps are still pretty cold in the East coast.


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LuluAddict said...

@M - they might. An ed told me there is stuff still on ships yet to be unloaded that was due to be in stores in Feb.

Lululover said...

My hubs wanted to surprise me and got me a few things at cleaning event today. Really wish he would ask me first cause now I'm stuck with Just Breathe LS which I never liked and two pairs of stash it crops that weren't my fav either ,,, does anybody know if I coujd get a store credit for these?

Anonymous said...

I wonder what this means for the outlets. I was at the Gilroy one a few days ago and there was a ton of inventory, but almost nothing I wanted to buy. The releases have been underwhelming imo lately.

Anonymous said...

I didn't get anything on WMTM this week. All that stuff is irrelevant now. It's hard for me to buy for next week. Canada at least got decent WMTM while the styles were still relevant. I want color and cute summery patterns. No more dark and dreary days ahead. Not like I enjoy drab monochromatics during winter, either...