Gilt City Chicago Warehouse Sale

Friday, April 25, 2014

Updated with my thoughts on the sale!

Things are about to get a little crazy, sorry bank account! If you're in the Chicago area, don't miss this! Gilt City is hosting a warehouse sale this weekend, and it's going to be epic. Friday and Saturday morning tickets are already sold out, but there are still some Saturday afternoon spots left, so hurry! For $10 you get admission, complimentary cocktails or wine, mini makeovers + brow waxing from Benefit (one of my all-time favorite beauty brands), and lots of other little perks! The best part? There will be clothes, accessories and home decor for up to 90% off retail price. I can barely contain my excitement!

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Going to the sale was really fun, I had such a great time with my girlfriends shopping around, enjoying the free drinks and snacks. It was a fun atmosphere and a really cool experience. However, I have to say…I was disappointed with the quality and selection of the merchandise! Maybe I had set my expectations too high, knowing that it is, after all, a warehouse sale and that means that it’s basically damaged or unsold goods. But, I didn’t expect there to be serious holes in the clothes…I picked one dress out of the rack and it was crooked (not the look I’m going for)! The shoes and accessories left me seriously wanting more, minimal selection, not the best quality, etc. Don’t get me wrong, there were some gems tucked away in the sale…but they were scored by warehouse shoppers much more savvy than me, guess I wasn’t quick enough!

What I did love though? The Benefit mini makeover! The ladies from Benefit are pros, and they sweet talked me into several products. (I’m already a huge fan of Benefit, so it wasn’t really a hard sell for them…) I picked up the “Big Easy” BB cream, “Lolli-tint” lip + cheek stain, and “Gimme Brow” brow shaper! I had never used BB cream before, and it's pretty much life-changing. I love the cream to powder finish and the SPF is a nice bonus. I love the fresh, pink color of the lip stain, it's long wear and looks great solo or with some gloss on top! And the brow shaper, I just can't believe I spent so much of my life doing nothing to my eyebrows! (I've also used this Bobbi  Brown one for a while now, both are great products!)

Because I picked up three products, I got a free brow threading. Amazing. I am blessed with pretty low-maintenance brows, so I tweeze here and there but had never had a wax or threading before. But, I think I may now be a threading convert. Sign me up. 

Overall, it was a great experience. I would definitely recommend trying the warehouse sale out, at the very least you get a fun shopping trip with your friends...even if you don't walk away with any purchases!

images via Gilt City


  1. Have fun! I've always entertained the idea of going to the DC one, so definitely report back on how it is/what you find!

  2. I never find out about things like this until after the fact. I'll have to check to see if my city has this!



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