OK couple things:
yippee hi ho ho from larry.
Merry Christmas, hope everyone got what was on their list! Mine was markedly domestic: shower curtain, towels, a frying pan, and other exciting household wares. Was also surprised with a massage, and a quill/ink pen set, which I can’t wait to try out in the New Year with some fresh poetry, post cards and other things of note. Thanks, family!
Being a thrifter and a designer means I very rarely shop retail, but Boxing Day sales usually do manage to get me out of the house. It’s not often that I come back heavily laden with new clothes, but I do begin a tally somewhere around November of things I “need” and try to hold off for as long as possible to take advantage of sale season. If Boxing Week isn’t your style and you don’t mind wearing a size XL when you should be a S (which can occasionally actually work in your favour), the discounts will only get deeper as the winter drags on and the ever renewing retail cycle chugs on towards spring merch – so it is possible to avoid the masses and wait it out beyond the holidays.
If, like me, you can handle a bit of jostling and toe stomping with your morning coffee, then you might be strolling through your local shopping district bright and early hunting down the big sales. I know there’s some great shops in Vancouver doing the Boxing Day dealyo (Charlie & Lee, Board of Trade Co, Nouvelle Nouvelle, Oak + Fort, and all these others I mentioned recently) which you should jump on if you can. Shopping malls never seem to fall short of drawing a crowd, but try to think of the benefit of keeping it local. Smaller boutiques are well-curated, have fewer sizes and styles, and are run by a passionate and hard-working lot. Just think:
snagging the last size 6 dress > picking one of 100 multiples on one rack, all of which have fallen on the floor and been tried on, bought and returned 10 times already, and the seam on the arm is going to split after only 3 wears, btw.
And speaking of sales, I’m running an online Boxing Week promo for Larry Designs as well! The Gaucho scarf is down to $52.50 from the regular price of $70 – this is one of my favourite pieces from the collection so I wanted to put it in the spotlight for a week.