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Brora clearance sale - is it worth going?

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pyjamalama Sun 13-Sep-09 14:17:41

Brora have those clearance sales don't they - there's one in Battersea this week. Has anyone ever been? Is it worth it? I don't want to trek over there and find only things in weird colours and sizes and still waaaay too expensive!

hoxtonchick Sun 13-Sep-09 22:26:36

well i haven't been to one, but am not working on thursday so it's very tempting....

squeaver Sun 13-Sep-09 22:33:12

It is if you don't expect the prices for the really good stuff to be massively slashed. You will get 50% off some stuff but when the original prices were £200 you might not think that's such a great deal.

Having said that I have picked up some nice stuff there - you really have to rummage though. And they're quite good at throwing in the odd item for free if you buy a load of things.

There will, however, be a LOT of blankets. And a LOT of brown jumpers.

pyjamalama Sun 13-Sep-09 22:38:06

Ah. Well I'm sorely in need of a brown jumper so I might go!


squeaver Sun 13-Sep-09 22:39:31

It's hilarious anyway. It's the Sloanes Do Jumble.

hoxtonchick Sun 13-Sep-09 22:44:40

oh, i want to go for the social comedy alone! are there many scarves and/or gloves squeaver? and do they replenish stock on the 2nd day <sample sale veteran>?

aarghhelp Mon 14-Sep-09 04:16:51

I got 2 scarves for DS for £5 each and one for me for £9 at the end of the online Brora clearance sale. Also a little thermal knit cardigan for him for £9, reduced from £35. I thought those were well worth it. I also kept a little cashmere hat for him for £15 reduced from over £30.

I had ordered a little red lambswool sweater (£19 from £45) but I was surprised at how rough the wool felt and thought he wouldn't like wearing it.

I'd have thought the prices would be at least as good as that at a jumbly clearance sale.

squeaver Mon 14-Sep-09 14:01:06

Honestly couldn't give you a guarantee on the scarves/gloves thing, hc.

I've only ever been on a Friday which I think is usually the second day and there's always been plenty of stock then.

Report back please!

LetThemEatCake Wed 16-Sep-09 17:21:47

I'm going to go tomorrow

How will I spot you other MNers?? Too funny to think that I might be elbowing one of you out of the way in the lunge for some wristwarmers grin

pyjamalama Wed 16-Sep-09 21:08:30

I have to work after all (thought I could finish at 12.00 and dash over, but too much on my desk)

I will have to knit my own wristwarmers ...

Good hunting!

dexter73 Wed 16-Sep-09 21:15:58

Couldn't you cut the end off a pair of socks instead pyjamalama? It would be much quicker than knitting a pair!

hoxtonchick Thu 17-Sep-09 13:51:47

i went... quite underwhelmed, didn't buy anything. ah well.

squeaver Thu 17-Sep-09 13:55:36

What? Not even an XXL brown v-neck?

hoxtonchick Thu 17-Sep-09 18:04:33

sorry squeaver! lots of sloanes though, that was satisfying.

LetThemEatCake Thu 17-Sep-09 18:14:58

I was there ... the slightly frazzled, very pregnant looking woman whose son managed to have a complete poo disaster, forcing me to walk him down to Asda dressed just in a nappy and a pair of Thomas the Tank Engine Wellies to re-outfit him. Oh the looks I got!!!

Anyway, when I returned, I bought:

Brown sweater for dh (L, not XXL!!) for £89 instead of £190 or something
Purple long socks for me to slob around house in this winter
Lambswool blanket - £35
Scarf for dh - £15

My friend spent a bundle on dresses & sweaters but I don't feel inspired. was tempted by the legwarmers though, but a bit unnecessary with the socks I bought

LetThemEatCake Thu 17-Sep-09 18:15:17

didn't feel inspired, rather

hoxtonchick Thu 17-Sep-09 20:08:34

didn't spot you LTEC. i was there quite early, it was spookily quiet. i saw the legwarmers too, but they were ££££. am saving my money for upper st with a mn friend tomorrow, hoorah.

LetThemEatCake Thu 17-Sep-09 21:33:42

Well. I was there early too .... 10.30am ... and then in the toilets and down at Asda until after 11.30!! that's how long it took to get the poo disaster sorted!!! I was surprised by how quiet it was too, though.
Upper Street - jealous!! I bought my wedding dress near there ... have a fab shopping trip

Feelingoptimistic Thu 17-Sep-09 22:33:28

LTEC - did you buy it in that shop in Cross Street?

LetThemEatCake Thu 17-Sep-09 22:45:36

Morgan Davies - yes!!!

Feelingoptimistic Thu 17-Sep-09 22:50:40

I always look at the dresses in the window when I walk past ! You must have had a lovely dress. smile

LetThemEatCake Thu 17-Sep-09 23:01:14

I did love it (and got it half price, which helped!!) .. there's a wedding pic on my profile actually smile

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