If you live in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) you’re in luck – serious style can be yours at seriously amazing prices. Yes, I’m writing about Urban Barn again, but I love the stuff, k?
Last week, I popped into the Urban Barn clearance outlet in Scarborough (430 Progress Avenue). We don’t usually venture out east, but we had about a million errands to run that spanned the entire city, so decided to pop in for a quick look.
Two words: SHOPPING MECCA.
The clearance outlet is advertised as “Massive Savings… Small Imperfections” – but in addition to slightly damaged merchandise, you can also grab absolutely perfect stock that has been moved from their regular stores for final clearance at the outlet.
At the store, we did see a few drool-worthy pieces that had a small nick or two, but I just couldn’t live with the imperfections :( Alas, I’m the type of person who would rather spend full price and then go over the merchandise with a fine-toothed comb to make sure it’s flawless (yes, I’m one of THOSE customers).
Anyhoo, I’m happy to say that I scored a few items at ridiculously low prices. First, while I wasn’t necessarily looking for a new duvet set, I couldn’t resist this simple, modern pattern called “LAUREN”.
REGULAR PRICE: $190 for King Set
AFTER MARKDOWNS: $27.99
Okay, where in the world can you grab a KING duvet set for under $30? This one was a no-brainer. Love the simplicity and clean lines – not to mention the quality of the cotton. I still can’t get over the amazing price. BTW, it took me a LONG time to steam out all of the wrinkles, and I gave up half way. Apologies for the less than “magazine-ready” photos.
Next, I stumbled upon this wine rack which I thought was über cool – and incredibly flexible to blend in with the decor of multiple rooms within our home. “Turns wine storage into a design statement while you display up to seven (7) bottles of your favorite vintage. Engineered wood with a modern matte finish is accented with brushed stainless steel bolts. 16″ x 18″ x 6 1/4”.
I also couldn’t resist the price tag –
REGULAR PRICE: $69.00
AFTER MARKDOWNS: $11.89
Finally, while my #ProjectSittingRoom is still one of my favourite renos to date, it was just missing something. I knew what it was, of course – complementary cushions for the chairs. But alas, it wasn’t in the budget to drop $60+ on a couple of throw pillows, so I figured sooner or later I would stumble upon a deal.
I found that deal – and the PERFECT cushions – at the Urban Barn Clearance Outlet! Check out these puppies – aren’t they just a dreamy match? With a combination of red, white, black and silver, they incorporate every colour in the room. And they were a steal!
REGULAR PRICE: $29.00 per cushion
AFTER MARKDOWNS: $13.99 per cushion
AY CARUMBA! Now THAT’s what I call a clearance outlet. And in case you were wondering, all of the items were in perfect condition :)
If you’re in the TO area, do take a moment to pop by! It was only our third visit to the clearance outlet, but was by far the most successful!