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
Total Price Before Savings: $317.00
Total Cost After Savings: $67.86 + tax
Average Savings: 79%
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!
wow that is some great stuff you got there. I didn’t even know there was an outlet. I live very close to a regular store and never really go. I might have to make a trip out to the outlet
Definitely pop in Jillo! I can’t believe how many tweets I received to the same tune as your comment – it’s definitely a hidden jewel out there!
Amazing haul! I wish I lived closer to the outlet store, looks like they have amazing stuff.
Like I said, I’ve been there a few times before but have never been as wowed as the last visit. For those who live in the area, it’s a great time to stop by!
Love your picks! Tell Urban Barn to open a clearance store in BC!
Hahaha – I think you just did :)
I can’t believe this. I live about 15 minutes away and had no idea this clearance store even existed. good to know, thanks Lena.
p.s. great picks! I especially love the wine rack, can’t believe it was only $11. that’s a steal :0)
It WAS a steal! Totally love it. And I can’t believe you live so close! Go on and visit, won’t cha?
Oh, I didn’t even know this clearance outlet existed. From the deals that you picked up, I can’t wait to visit this outlet. Thanks for the tip Lena!
YW! Happy Shopping Marissa!
Hey Lena, you picked up some real good stuff at the Urban Barn outlet. I can’t believe how little you paid for such quality stuff and the cushions have added so much class to your already awesome living room. Will definitely visit the store soon. Thanks!
We love the cushions too, Sandra. In fact, I literally jumped up and down when the associate brought them from the back – I was sooo excited!
Nice work Lena!! It’ll looks beautiful!
That should say “it looks beautiful “
Hahaha, thanks Jannette! Happy you live in the GTA – you shop pop by!
Oh my. I could hardly look at the post as I was beyond envious as the amazing (and gorgeous!!) purchases you made. If only they would do a great clearance in my neck of the wood!
Oh Soozle, you make me LOL. I’m sure more outlet stores will pop up in other places eventually, but I really do vote for Urban Barn to have online shopping – especially for the smaller items! They’re a steal and everyone should have access to them!
Those pillows are beautiful! I’m definitely going to have to check this out.
Please do! They have TONS of merchandise and it changes all the time!
aw, you were in my neck of the woods! i check out the UB clearance outlet when i can but most of the furniture has noticeable dents. i’m with you! it’s not worth the savings. great duvet though! i’m too lazy to iron sheets tho. lol!
Hahaha I don’t think I’ll ever do a bed photo again – such a hassle to get the duvet to behave! And now that I know it’s your neck of the woods, we’ll have to plan a coffee/ Urban Barn shopping date!
Wow! Never even knew this existed! Can you say GORGEOUS!?! Definitely on my todo list for the next trip to Grandma’s in the GTA!
Pardon My Poppet ~ Pip Squeaks from the Mummy-verse!
YES! GORGEOUS AND CHEAP! Definitely stop by next time you’re in the GTA :)
Wow, awesome deals! I love those cushions too!
Thanks Jenny! They’re a hit!
OK. So someone bought a pillow on sale. Get a friggin life people.
Don’t hate; I’m sure you’ll find a pillow on sale one day too. Fairly certain it will brighten up your life.
I love those pillows, perfect match for the room!
Aren’t they? I was SO happy to find them!
Just wondering about your white leather chairs. These are exactly what I am looking for. Have checked with urban barn but they only carry this style in brown leather out here in alberta and we need white. Love all your other finds as well. Room looks hip.
Thanks so much for your kind feedback! The chairs were actually purchased from The Bay five years ago; surprisingly, last year while shopping, I noticed that they still carried the same style (guess it must be one of their classic styles or best-sellers). I can’t be certain if they still have them today but do pop by and have a look! I’ll try to see if there’s a style number I can quote to make it easier for you.