Bull Market: Jonathan Adler Warehouse Sale
I happened to be in NYC the weekend of May 4th, which also happened to be the Jonathan Adler Warehouse sale. Only held once a year (this time in TriBeCa), I had known about the infamous warehouse sale from my cousin, who bought some super cool pottery for some dirt cheap prices last year. Good design on the cheap? Sign me up.
My buddy and I headed out to TriBeCa Sunday morning, to be greeted by warehouse madness. I was prepared for the worst, but customers and salespeople alike were SUPER nice. After the first hour we were there, we noticed that the prices kept getting slashed on things that were not moving. And every time that happened, we’d freak out and look for more stuff. It was good that there were two of us, because one would guard the merchandise we stockpiled in a corner, while the other searched for more.
Among my most prized finds is a ceramic bull. I first saw this bull at Century in Provincetown, MA, many years ago. Even before I knew who Jonathan Adler was, I wanted that bull!! But I think it was something in the range of $160. I loved it so much that i was tempted to pay full price (yep, you read that right). It was selling for $40, and we were there long enough that I ended up paying $20 for the bull. And so I could justify buying the other bull, with the ring in its nose. Because I like sets of things.
I’m not going to describe everything I bought, because some things have been designated as gifts. Suffice it to say that I had to ship a box of stuff back home, because there was no way in hell I was going to lug a box of pottery and ceramics all over NYC. Even with shipping costs, the stuff was way cheaper than it retails, so it was worth doing. And that’s no bull.
- T-Shirt: Alexander McQueen for Puma (sale purchase in Las Vegas, NV)
- Shorts: Urban Outfitters (sale purchase)
- Sneakers: Puma (outlet purchase, Ft. Lauderdale, FL)