If you live and pay rent in Toronto, chances are that seeing the S-A-L-E word is like winning the lottery. Paying full price just seems silly when you could be getting a bargain and putting money towards necessities. But don’t be fooled by the mere words, because not all sales are created equal.
We aren’t going to name names, but we always feel a bit played when the so-called sale is only one rack or just a measly 30% off (the betrayal). Don’t waste your time and hard earned dollars – know which retailers you can trust!
We did some digging and here are 10 retailers who have the best sales (as the record shows).
The only thing better than the word “sale” is the phrase “sale on sale”. Lucky for you, Urban Outfitters feels this generous a few times a year when they have 50% off sale items. Not to mention, there is always a sale section in-stores, as well as many items for 50% off online during their frequent flash sales. Right now for example, there are almost 1,000 women’s clothing items on sale.
While Zara sticks to their fast fashion values and is never drastically overpriced, the retailer doesn’t skimp on sales. Basically all prices are slashed, excluding the new collection, during the semi-annual sale that happens twice a year. That means everything from the previous collection online and in-stores is on sale and ready for the picking. In fact, you can head over to zara.com to browse/shop the semi-annual sale right now.
Just like Zara, Victoria’s Secret also does a massive semi-annual sale (they’re basically known for it.) Stocking up on panties and bras while they’re up to 60% off has become a tradition for many women. However, Victoria’s Secret sales are better to shop in-stores than online, as shipping from the States can get expensive and make the bang for your buck not as great.
Not only does Sephora always have an amazing online sale section full of deals and freebies, but it also pays to be an Insider. While anyone can gain access to their Beauty Offers, Everyday Deals, Free Samples, and Sale section, the beauty conglomerate also rewards its most faithful shoppers with an exclusive annual Beauty Insider Holiday Sale that happens in-stores.
Being a Canadian brand, it makes total sense that Rudsak regularly has sample sales in Toronto and Montreal. Here is where you’ll find incredible deals on coats, jackets, and leather goods, that you would never get in-stores. The easiest way to find out when and where Rudsak sample sales are happening is by checking out their events page on facebook. See past sales here.
StyleDemocracy Warehouse Sales
If you’re looking for true bargains, StyleDemocracy won’t let you down with their variety of warehouse sales happening all year long. While each event boasts “better than outlet mall prices” at up to 80% off, past featured brands have been Adidas, Puma, Nordstrom, The Kooples and more. Plus, you can also always head over to the website to check out sponsored events, as well as, updates on the best sales happening in Toronto each week.
It’s hard to pass up on a cute pair of shoes, especially when they are 50% off! Snag this deal a couple times a year at Aldo Shoes when they do their Mid-Season and End of Season sales. And I’m not just talking four items that are 50% off and the rest cost more – ALL sale is 50% off in-stores and online. While many retailers do end of season sales, we love the transparency at Aldo. What you see is what you get.
Designer retailer Ssense might not be in everyone’s price point, but if you’re wanting to splurge on something designer, this is the sale to do it. While it only happens once a year, the markdowns are ridiculous with up 70% off all the hottest straight off the runway styles… Unsurprisingly, when you have one sale a year, you make it count. Shop markdowns on hundreds of designer duds.
In department stores we trust! You can always count on The Bay to have massive sales since they sell and distribute in such large quantities. There are usually always a ton of markdowns in their sale and clearance sections online, or you can find in-store deals on men and women’s clothing, as well as home items in their online flyer.
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