Vancouver, when it comes to getting a deal, you’re nuts.
People have been lining up since yesterday evening for the Aritzia Warehouse Sale at the Convention Centre near Canada Place. Keep in mind that the doors didn’t open until today, September 3 at 7 a.m.
Lineups are stretching as long as a kilometre to catch amazing deals on the normally pricey clothes.
Discounts are up to 90% off of the original tag. Yowza.
At least the discount fashionistas seem to be fairly calm and collected – there doesn’t appear to be any pushing or shoving (at least according to Instagram), but as one Twitter user pointed out, it’s probably safer to line up properly.
At 7 am the @ARITZIA warehouse sale line was a km long. I almost cut in, but feared being stabbed to death w/ stiletto of teen fashionista.
— katie ainsworth (@k8eeeee) September 3, 2015
We’re wondering, though: don’t these people have jobs? At any rate, here are 11 photos of the Aritzia Warehouse Sale at the Vancouver Convention Centre:
끝이…어디에요…desperate shoppers #aritziawarehousesale #졸려 A photo posted by Jenny Kyungmin Yoo (@ykm.23) on
Wow. Friends and family night @aritzia WHS #theonlyspot #myaritzia #aritzia A photo posted by Pippa Morgan (@strummerjarmusch) on
$707.00 later, my work here is done..! ’til tomorrow when @aritzia refreshes all of the goodies for their annual warehouse sale! #aritziawarehousesale #moneyCANbuyhappiness #confessionsofashopaholic #whatannaboughtnext #shopping #aritzia #clothing #helpmeimpoor A photo posted by Anna Blackledge (@anna.b.88) on
Okay now time for a drink. A photo posted by MEIKO (@littlemeiko) on
#aimestasclosethaul #aritziawarehousesale to all of u who are debating to go: GO!!!!!!!! duffel bag: $19.99 community rain jacket: $49.99 black overalls: $24.99 denim jacket: $39.99 blanket scarf: $39.99 black sequit jacket: $74.99 blanket scarves were very rare and my sis was lucky enough to grab me one so yaaaa (my cousin actually got hers for $10 cuz some aritzia ppl didnt know wool was $39.99) AND I DIDNT BUY NO LEGGINGS CUZ IM STOCKED FROM LAST YR
Aritzia Warehouse Sale & Promoting self-care… #potd #potn #instapic #instadaily #lookbook #ootd #ootn #ootdfashion #ootdmagazine #talula #wilfred #nike #nikeroshe #blanketscarf #shopping #haul #aritziawarehousesale #sale #deals #broke #backtoschool #girlproblems #soasian #smiles #myaritzia #aritzia #vancouver A photo posted by CMA • Foodie • Gym • 604 (@cymaa) on
— Courtney Chu (@kourtschu) September 3, 2015
If they weren’t sleeping on the ground to be the first ones at the sale, many (more reasonable) people had been waiting in line for an hour and a half or more.
Jessica did the sale last year and knew what to expect. She said she spent about an hour and a half in the trenches, but when we spoke to her outside the convention centre, she had been waiting for her friends for over an hour.
“They’re going hard,” she said.
When asked if the crowds were civil, she said she was the pushy one.
Make no mistake though, these ladies will make sure you play by the rules, or they will call you out on social media:
Fuck you if you cut the line at the Aritzia warehouse sale
— Jessica Hu (@jesssicahu) September 3, 2015