Top 5 Tips: How to Win at Raleigh Boutique Warehouse Sale

Summer Raleigh Boutique Warehouse Sale (RBWS) is just around the corner! Seriously though, can June 23rd please get here faster? I’m so excited to shop for some awesome deals from my favorite local boutiques. If you’re a newbie to this event, I’ve put together my top 5 tips so you can make the most of your time at the upcoming warehouse sale!


#1: Wear fitted athleisure clothing.

Waiting in line for fitting rooms is never fun! Although the RBWS is adding more fitting rooms to the summer sale, I personally think it’s better to skip them all together (unless absolutely necessary). My advice? Wear some tight yoga pants or shorts and a tank - something comfortable and fitted so that you can easily try on clothing from the participating boutiques.


#2: Fuel up before you shop!

Nobody likes to be hangry while shopping, am I right? Definitely eat something packed with protein before hitting the racks to find some awesome bargains. If you get hungry and do want a light snack, there will be gourmet popcorn from The Mad Popper and tasty treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes. But remember, eating beforehand is definitely a must!


#3: Less is more.

The biggest mistake I made during my first RBWS was bringing a giant purse. My recommendation is to wear a pair of leggings with a pocket for your phone, license and credit card. You could also bring a small crossbody bag. Trust me, you want both hands to be sifting through #alltheclothes.


#4: Yes, you need tickets. And yes, the location is super cool.

I’m not gonna lie, I was super confused that the RBWS was happening at Vidrio. Did you know, Vidrio has a beautiful upstairs space that’s totally private and great for events? Well, this is where the RBWS takes place. You definitely need a ticket to get in, so hurry and purchase one ASAP! The RBWS is a time slot, ticketed event in order to cut down on entry lines, allow shoppers easy access to boutiques’ booths, clothing racks, fitting rooms and ease of check out.


#5: Get a mimosa!

You deserve it. Cheers to the freakin’ weekend and finding killer deals. Head straight to the Vidrio bar when you arrive to the upstairs RBWS space. The full bar will be available + $5 mimosas specials!