It’s Friday!!! Today is the first general admission day of the 2011 Vera Bradley Outlet Sale! No tickets are needed to enter the sale today, nor are they needed on Saturday or Sunday.
The first two days of the sale went smoothly, but that’s no surprise, seeing that admission was limited to 3,000 ticket holders per shopping session.
A lot of people (me included!) have been wondering what these final three days of the sale will be like, and really, it just depends on how many people show up to shop. For safety reasons, the number of people allowed into the shopping area is limited. Once they hit the cap, the wait begins. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a bottle of water and a snack, pack an umbrella (there’s rain in the forecast for Friday & Saturday). It’s much easier to tolerate the long lines if you’re prepared.
This year, the arena area is fully open, so there should not be any long lines snaking through the parking lot like last year. Also, if you have not registered yet, you may be able to do it while waiting in line – I have heard they have set up registration stations in the arena area. When you get inside the shopping area, keep an eye out for silver star balloons. They are using these to show where their price markdowns are at.
I won’t be at the sale today. I know, booo! Actually, my schedule is so packed, I probably won’t even be able to check in here much either. However, if you go to the sale today, feel free to leave a comment below letting us know how it went…