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The Last Day Before the Big Day

This is it: the last day that we as a store are open before the Best LoveSac Sale of the Year (AKA, Black Friday). I know, I know, it’s awful that we abandon you in your furniture-planning hour of need, but as one of the only days off granted to us in retail – and one laden with food, family, and friends at that – we don’t feel too guilty. What does our day off mean for you?

Make sure you know what you want and are comfortable with all sale details NOW. Not sure what we’re talking about? Scroll down a few posts and check out the Black Friday Sale Details. Still have questions? Give us a call at 414.774.5683, shoot us an e-mail at mayfair@lovesac.com, or leave us a comment on this blog. After 9pm tonight, we will not be in the store to answer our phone, but we will do our best to check the blog comments and the e-mail (although blog comments are your best bet). Still concerned? Get in line early on Friday – our staffers will be making periodic announcements and line checks to see if anyone is in dire need of having a question answered.

Make sure you have a back up plan. If something is out of stock, we do not (except for very, very rare occasions) promise to have it back in stock before Christmas. In the case of package deals – like the Cow Phur for Super and City Sacs – once they’re gone, they are 100% sold out and we will not have the option to order you more. If you have your heart set on one of those, come EARLY or have a plan for a different Sac/Cover combo that you won’t mind taking home instead.

Make sure your alarms are set. The best part of the deal takes place between 5am – 5:59am. Have an alarm set and get here early – lines start forming at the door of our store around 4am. Coming in from out of town? Check the Mayfair Mall website for directions. Once you’re in the mall, we’re upstairs towards Macy’s, directly across from the Movie Theater. Not an early riser? You can still snag a small deal later in the day, too! (But trust us – if you get up early, your suffering will not be in vain.)

See you then!



You know the sale. Now what?

You just heard about our awesome Black Friday sale – 30% off in the first hour we’re open! – and if you didn’t, you should probably scroll to the post beneath this one and check it out. Undoubtedly, you’re super psyched about the amazing discount you’re about to get (once you drag yourself out of bed and into line the morning after Thanksgiving). But what do you do in the meantime?

First and foremost, figure out what you want. The lines on Black Friday are notoriously long – last year, ours was the second largest in Mayfair and went all the way down to the Body Shop (three stores away, for those of you unfamiliar with Mayfair). Because of this, we try very hard to get customers in and out as quickly as possible – but we can only do that if you have an idea of what you are looking at before hand. There will be lovely staff members available to help you, but you need to have some idea of color and size if you want to be home before the last of the leftovers have been devoured.

How do you figure out what you want? Stop into the store! Give us a call (414.774.5683)! Those of you with telephonophobia, feel free to e-mail us or even leave us a comment on the blog. Keep in mind, however, we are closed on Thursday (to devour turkeys and tofurkeys of our own) so get in touch with us as soon as possible. You can even shop around on the website, but please keep in mind – LoveSac.com is generally about 25% more expensive than what you will pay in-store.

What do you do once you know what you want? Set your alarm. To get the best deals, you need to get up and get here during the first hour the mall is open – 5:00am – 5:59am – and we don’t want anyone oversleeping! Plan out your outfit for the big day, organize a balanced breakfast. Cooking for Thanksgiving? Toss together a quiche from the leftovers and heat it up Friday morning.

Good luck everybody – we’ll see you bright and early Friday!



The moment you’ve been waiting for… the Black Friday Sale!

Are you ready for the best sale of the year? We certainly hope so – and this year, it’s going to be great. From the first hour we’re open (5:00am – 5:59am) you’ll be getting 30% off everything*.

That’s right – we said 30% off everything*. For a store that does not often run sales, this is a pretty big deal. You can get the sale on Sacs, Covers, Other Comfy Stuff (blankets, pillows, Nooder and friends, slippers), and even Sactionals. That’s right: you can get your dream living room at one of the best rates you’ll ever see in our store, all for the first hour of Black Friday. And of course, you can’t forget the limited edition packages. SuperSac Cow Phur Packages will be $599, while CitySac Cow Phur Packages will be $499.

Once the clock strikes 6am, the amazing savings will be over, but the savings themselves won’t be quite gone: you’ll be able to get 10% off everything* until close of business at 10pm.

Now, for all the nitty gritty details. First of all, as you can imagine, there are going to be a lot of people who want to get in on this sale. It’s in your best interesting to get up and get here as early as possible: stores in the mall open at 5am, but Mayfair will likely be open much earlier (we expect lines to start forming around 4am, if not beforehand), so plan ahead! As your friendly sales associates, we’re going to try as hard as possible to get you in and out of the store as quickly as possible, but sometimes lines might not accommodate. That being said, we will be taking measures to ensure that if you are in the store (or at least in the line for the store) before your sale hour ends, you will get the sale you were waiting for (even if you’re not rung up at the register during that sale). Likewise, we will be equally as strict with those of you who are late. Think your sixth grade teacher strict: no exceptions. If you get into line at 6.01, you will unfortunately be included in the 10% off group, so just remember, better early than late!

The second nitty gritty detail is in terms of inventory. Sac buyers, almost all of you will be able to take your inserts home with you same day. Those of you who won’t, we have more inserts on their way and you’ll be able to snag ‘em in the next few weeks. Sactional buyers: we know you, we love you, we appreciate you, but the unfortunate price you have to pay for the most amazing Sactional Sale ever is that you will not be able to pick your product up same day. Don’t worry – we have oodles in stock – we just don’t have the time or staff to get all of that delivered on such a busy day. In your case we’ll be getting in touch with you all to set up separate pick up times in the next few weeks.

Now for covers and the dreaded * that you saw next to ‘everything.’ Covers are a hot commodity that we are always short on, and now is no exception. Some of you will be able to take your covers same day (on a first come/first served basis), and others of you will have to wait; however, we will not stop you from preordering your covers to get the sale prices. You might just have a little bit of a wait, which again is a small price to pay for a great deal. If you’re concerned on getting product for the Holidays, just ask your friendly Sales Rep (we will be the lovely ladies in the LoveSac shirts, for the record) and she will be able to help you out. As far as the dreaded * goes, we do have to inform you:

*Discounts do not apply to Custom Order Covers from any of the four Custom Order books or Top Grain Leather for 6 Series. You are more than welcome to purchase any of these at full price, though, keeping in mind you can still get your inserts (Sac or Sactional) with the discount. Want a better deal on leather? Consider going to 5 Series Black Leather, which is included in the 30% off!

Sounds pretty great, right? We can guarantee that this is the best deal you’ll get all year long (and probably all next year long, too), so start making your selections on what you want to get and setting your alarms now, folks. Remember, if you have any questions on product or the sale, please give us a call at 414.774.5683 or e-mail at mayfair@lovesac.com. You can even leave a comment on our blog and we’ll try to get back to you. We’ll do our best to help you during any business hours (and even some non business ones when the blog is concerned). Other than that, rest while you can and we’ll see you on Friday!



Have you heard about 5 Series?

So, the unthinkable has happened. You walked into your favorite Mayfair Mall Retail Store (LoveSac, derr) with the mild-mannered intention of gently prodding one of the huge, squishy chairs that you can see from the door. (For the unversed, we call those ‘SuperSacs.’) But mid poke, you look over and see the most awesome couch you’ve ever seen. Upon further inquiry, you’re told that it’s called a ‘Sactional.’ It’s sold in separate pieces, Bases and Sides, and works like glorified adult Legos – they even have removable, washable, changeable covers.

But just as you start to fall in love with these amazing, totally functional, modular couches, you realize: even buying piece by piece, they’re just to big for your space. That’s where 5 Series comes in.

5 Series looks and works just like the typical Sactionals – called 6 Series – with two major exceptions. 5 Series are about 20% smaller all the way around (Bases measure 31″Wx26″Dx17″H while Sides measure 31″Wx5″Dx28″H) and they are also sold with covers right away. 5 Series don’t have the same selection of covers as 6 Series, but at any given time we have about three to choose from: Chocolate Velvish, which we have year round, and two rotating seasonal covers. Right now, those two are Black Leather and Bidness Grey Tweed.

Bases for Bidness Tweed and Chocolate are $300, while Sides for those covers are $150. In the Leather, 5 Series Bases are $350 while Sides are $175. Fear not: covers can still be removed, washed (in cases other than the leather), and changed to other styles, which can still be ordered from our custom books.

Thinking of filling a small space? Think no further than 5 Series!

**Thinking of Black Friday? Stay tuned to this space for updates on our amazing, once a year, best-you’ll-ever-see sale.



New Holiday, New Look, New Throw Pillows

Ready to see the new Cigar Brown Leather for 6 Series Sactionals in person? Come check it out! And while you’re at it, take a peek at our brand new Holiday Throw Pillows. From Houndstooth to Red Striped and Plaid, the primarily down-filled line screams ‘cuddle with me and a glass of hot chocolate’ in the most sophisticated way possible.

We don’t normally say this at LoveSac (or in the Midwest in general), but with a set up this comfortable in your house: bring it on, snow. Bring. It. On.

If you love the plush new look of all of our holiday covers and pillows, make sure you stop in and stock up soon: they’re all super limited edition, so once we sell out, they’re gone for the rest of holidays. And trust us, it’ll be a very uncomfortable winter without them.

 

Thinking of trying to hold out ’til Black Friday with the hope your limited edition dream set is still in stock? Stay tuned to this space for details about the 2011 Black Friday Sale – only 14 Days left until the best LoveSac sale of the year!



Let the Holiday Shopping Begin: A Starters Guide to Early Buying

We know, we know – the last of the turkey’s haven’t even gone into hiding post T-Day, leaves are still clinging to the trees, snow is the last thing on your mind. And yet, there are still people who insist on taking care of holiday shopping before ‘December’ is even the main month on the calendar. While we most definitely understand the urge to save your purchasing priorities until last minute, at LoveSac we strongly support early bird shoppers – or at the very least, early bird planners.

At LoveSac, purchases require planning. Let’s face it: Sacs are big. Sactionals can be anything you want, but that still requires a certain degree of information as to what you might need. Measuring your space and at least window shopping early on can help you narrow down your options and find what you really need, allowing you to quickly take advantage of sales that come later in the season (like Black Friday* for example).

Sometimes, you have to ask questions. Curious about what Herringsuede entails? Wondering how on earth Sactionals work? Unsure about the size most often purchased by college students (aka, your puppy-eyed child)? Call the stores you’re interested early on, and don’t be afraid to ask them anything and everything – this will help you to get a feel for what you want to make informed decisions at any stage of your holiday shopping. At LoveSac Mayfair, you can reach us at 414.774.5683 and we’re always glad to help.

Learn about what’s in stock. At LoveSac especially, things go out of stock quickly. We tend to see most of our inventory gone by early December – if you’re planning on having product in your hand on Christmas day, make sure you plan to purchase at least the cover early on, if not the entire set up. You can always call to check on stock levels or ask about what we anticipate having – but remember, our guesses are always subject to change.

Ready, guys? Get out there and get gift hunting!

*Looking for Black Friday info? Stay tuned – sale details are always released closer to the big day!



Introducing TOBACCO WEAVE

Looking for a PillowSac in a nice, neutral, earthy color? Love the woven texture that is completely en vogue right now? Look no further than Tobacco Weave, one of our fantastic holiday releases available only in the Tobacco Weave PillowSac Package.

For $550, you can take home the PillowSac Tobacco Weave Package – it comes complete with PillowSac Insert, Tobacco Weave Cover, two matching Throw Pillows, and the ever-popular Rocker Frame

If you’re interested, be sure to act fast – both the PillowSac Package and the Cow Phur Packages (available for City and Super) are limited edition through holiday. They’re available right now for Pre-Sale, but once they’re gone, they’re gone. (That means if we sell out before Black Friday, you’ll be out of luck!) Get ’em quick, ’cause they’ve already been flying out of our stock room.

Searching for Black Friday Sale details? Stay tuned – bookmark this site and stop back, as we don’t usually release the details until about a week or so before the Big Day.