Published posts on the Internet don’t lie. So, when I tell you that I’ve been a loyal customer of the William Ashley Warehouse Sale for over a decade, I have the proof to back it up. Just take a gander at this post from October 9th, 2008. Yep – it was one of the first posts I’d written on my blog! And in the brief article, I raved about the mammoth annual warehouse sale, which offers household, design and décor pieces for up to 90% off retail prices.
(I daresay it’s the hap-happiest time of the year.)
A kitchen table. A floor lamp. A handful of picture frames. Dozens of Christmas ornaments and too many baking supplies to count. And my most prized purchase: a vintage-inspired credenza that belongs in a Paris salon, but is happily set up in my sitting room. These are past finds at the William Ashley Sale.
This year, the sale has moved to a larger location in Vaughan (just off the 400). The space features 30,000 square feet of shopping, with over one million items up for sale! And as always, there’s more to the sale than William Ashley’s signature china and dishware – you’ll find Christmas décor, home décor, fashion items, candles, bath toiletries – even gourmet food.
Christmas shopping, anyone?
Last Monday, I had the enviable opportunity to shop the sale while it was closed to the public.
Since it’s tradition for my mom and I to visit the sale together, she was my special guest for the day. We spent a lot of time in the china and dinnerware section, simply because regardless of whether we need it or not, no one does fine china like William Ashley. And, Couture Platinum at warehouse prices? Yeah, you can see why we lingered.
Moving deeper into the warehouse, this is where you’ll want to spend your time. Here, you can find conceivably every way to outfit your home, at discount prices.
A few quick notes on their new location: Parking is plentiful and can be found directly on the property, and in an adjoining lot. For those who indulge and require assistance bringing bags to their car, golf carts (yes, golf carts!) are available to transport you and your goodies. And, as always, there’s a customer pickup area, should you choose to hold your purchased items for pickup at a later date.
Is visiting the William Ashley Warehouse Sale an annual tradition for you too? There’s still time to shop! The sale runs through ’til November 23rd, 2014. And, since it’s also my tradition to hit the sale at least twice (hey, they restock, rearrange and often, slash prices further!), you may just run into me as I return for another go. Special thanks to William Ashley for treating my mom and I to the ultimate shopping experience!