When Port Hope’s summer sale took place on the closed “street”, they called it the “Summer Sidewalk Sale”. Since it’s actually on the “sidewalk” this year, it follows that the “real deals” will be lurking inside the stores.
The important thing to note is that Glam Vintage & Moderne has up to 50% off on lots of great home decor and …”lean in”…it’s not seasonal stuff. There are discontinued draperies and vintage and modern art that can adorn your interior space at any time of the year.
In a perfect decor world, inventory would flow on a “FIFO” basis. The “first (piece) in” would be the “first out”. To the retailers dismay most customers are wowed by the new stuff, hence product often flows on a LIFO (last in first out) basis.
Most people (especially women) don’t think they require a course in shopping but I beg to differ. Please pay attention to this sage advice as I started in retail a long long time ago… when people actually looked at clocks to determine “the time”.
1) Most retailers buy discounted merchandise FOR the sale. This stuff never saw the inside of the store it’s sitting in front of. It is being unloaded and the price you are paying is all that it’s worth. You can tell this is what happened when you see a load of one particular item… run don’t walk.
2) The significant savings are on the “one offs” or even say “few of”. These are the items that retailers might not want anymore because they don’t work with their new purchases or simply to clear floorspace for the new season’s version of the item.
Whistler Ottoman Bed still available 55% off at Glam Vintage & Moderne
3) Step inside the retailers door for the best deals. Quite often the sale continues throughout the store and precious and larger items with significant discounts which are often too cumbersome to move are all but ignored by the shopper who picks through piles of identical items on the sidewalk.
Vintage Writing Laptop Desk still available at 60% off at Glam Vintage & Moderne
Here are a some of the real deals missed by the shoppers who have not graduated from this course.
Striped Accent Chair 50% off still available at Glam Vintage & Moderne
Port Hope’s Sidewalk Sale July 19 & 20th 2013 (pic taken last year, even better stuff this year)
True deal finders know that the early bird gets the “best stuff cheap”. Tomorrow (Friday) is the first day of Port Hope’s annual sidewalk sale. It’s on for Saturday too, but lets face it…the smart shoppers will show up Friday morning and “steal” the deals. Glam’s got vintage treasures, furniture, lighting and discontinued drapery panels.
Glam Vintage & Moderne is also including the HST and regular priced merchandise. So if you can’t get there for the serious bargains you can casually stroll through the store anytime on Friday or Saturday and save the tax…the price IS the price.
All this AND a perfect weather forecast. Sounds like a perfect Friday for a day off. Start thinking about your exit strategy now…I heard stomach flu is going around.
Like all homeowners, retailers must take a hard objective look at their inventory of furniture and objects d’art too. If it’s been around too long customers know it. Before the new season’s merchandise is unveiled to customers an “inventory intervention’ must be performed. This is where Richard must admit that his buying instincts are not always infallible. Despite the merits of the pieces he’s selected, he must let them go at rock bottom prices to make room for the next season’s vintage and modern finds. There are few things in Glam Vintage & Moderne that I would not put in my house if I had the room AND most of them are on sale now!
Markdown Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne
So if you detoxed your space and you found that you need furniture or art or if someone you know needs an amazing gift, you might want to get it now while Richard is still feeling generous.
I’ve had a peak at some of the new (to Glam) vintage finds and OMG! But the big reveal is a couple of weeks away and Richard NEEDS to make space. Let’s call him a motivated seller.
Furniture and Gifts on Sale at Glam Vintage & Moderne
Here’s the inside scoop on Glam’s Divine Boxing Event. I’ll go through this item by item so you know what to focus on because most of the store is “on sale”
50% off all Christmas Decor and Clearance- There are a few great decorations left but the centre table is sprinkled with some really great clearance stuff for next to nothing.
25% off in stock bedding- This high end quality line from Eastern Accents never goes on sale…you won’t see this again and Richard has some great in stock neutrals
20% off accessories – This would include those gorgeous aluminum bowls which make impressive wedding or anniversary gifts. Also lovely ceramic scent diffusers to make your home smell like a garden even if you own a large dog. And of course the monkeyfist a stylish doorstop that works as a weapon in a pinch.
20% off custom furniture and window coverings and floor models. Here’s where you can save big. All the custom stuff is never on sale at the same time so you can creat a custom room including sofa and drapery and save 20% on the whole thing and or simply grab something off the floor.
20% on all in stock light fixtures. Richard just got loads of new lighting in and he’s got the mate for most the new lamps at the back. Pendants and chandeliers are also inlcuded and they are all to die for.
15% on all area rugs including special orders. The pricing is already amazing on Glam’s selection of New Zealand wool area rugs. You’ll be yelling “start the car” after the 15% off
10% off all reallite flameless candles. As you know these are wonderful inside or out and will continue to be a bestseller throughout the summer. They will not harm you or your aging relatives, children or 4 legged friends.
“Bellas” are generous in proportion which makes them ideal for the generously proportioned. If you are of a smaller scale, you’ll look diminutive in this “papa bear” sized chair. Richard has decided he needs the space for another sofa so he’s selling these two for the price of one or if that didn’t get your attention how about BOGO (buy one get one) free? You won’t beat this price on Canadian made upholstery in a great ivory neutral microfiber. Think of the possibilities…”His & Hers”…”His & His”, one for the boudoir another for the den. One for you, one for me…