My roommate, Maria, and I took a drive to Dodgeville on Friday to check on the Lands’ End Warehouse Clearance Sale. My mom was an intern for Lands’ End, which has it’s headquarters in Dodgeville, when she went to school here and made the 45 minute drive from Madison everyday, sometimes in the snow. I honestly don’t know how she did it, it felt like forever. That’s about the same time between where I live back in Florida to Boca Raton and that drive never feels long. I’m also not used to long stretches of farmland in between destinations, but this was worth the drive.
The sale is at Ley Pavillion in Harris Park and goes for six full days, with the stock rotating everyday. The last day is tomorrow from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., so try to make it out there and get some deals while you can. Apparently the last day is the best deals, going up to 70 percent off.
I’d never been to a warehouse sale before, so it was a little overwhelming when we first walked in and saw the rows and rows of clothing racks, boxes, and tables. They give you a huge, clear garbage bag when you walk in to fill with things you find. For a Friday afternoon, it wasn’t super crazy crowded. It was mostly old ladies fighting each other for things, and Maria and I couldn’t help laughing at the passive aggressive remarks they kept making to each other. Only a couple other groups of people our age were there, but the deals here are great for college students, so I’d really recommend trying to get out there if you can and bring a whole group of friends. The coolest thing to me was they have everything that was a mess up or returned monogram or embroidered name heavily reduced. It’s cool seeing what was returned and wondering why they were. You might even luck out and find your name. I found one that was only a letter off from my monogram. Damn, so close.
My haul consists of six pieces, much less than the people walking out with two or three filled garbage bags of stuff. Everything I got was discounted extra for being “Not So Perfect”, which ranged from discontinued items to catalog returns to physical mistakes. A couple of mine say it’s for fabric damage or mess ups, but I certainly can’t find or see them. I got major savings, and would say the little day trip out to Dodgeville was a success. Take a look at my finds below!
Side note: I apologize now for the awful lighting in my room. A basement apartment doesn’t make for a great photo shoot.
Women’s Explorer Down Parka in Black
- Originally: $199.00
- Marked Down: $119.00
- Extra 50% off: $59.50
Women’s Polartec Aircore 100 Fleece Half Zip in Lavender Pink
- Originally: $34.00
- Marked Down: $17.00
- Extra 40% off: $10.20
Women’s Active Crop Pants in Classic Navy
- Originally: $45.00
- Marked Down: $31.50
- Extra 40% off: $18.90
Women’s Starfish Leggings in Black
- Originally: $35.00
- Marked Down: $24.50
- Extra 30% off: $17.15
Acrylic Throw in Blackwatch
- Originally: $25.00
- Marked Down: $6.00
- Extra 30% off: $4.20
Plush Fleece Throw in Blackwatch
- Originally: $24.00
- Marked Down: $14.00
- Extra 30% off: $9.80
Original Total: $362.00
New Total: $119.75
Total Savings: $242.35
With huge savings on items from a company I know has reliable clothing that’ll last me a while, this event will be on my calendar from now on. Take a trip to Dodgeville and see what steals and deals you can get for yourself. Let me know what cool things y’all find!