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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!



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!



LoveSac, Welcome to Leather

It’s been a long time coming, but leather is here. It first arrived as Black Leather for 5 Series Sactionals and CitySacs, but ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to welcome Top Grain Cigar Brown Leather for 6 Series Sactionals (and soon to be available in a SuperSac Set)!

Top Grain Leather is at the top of the textile food chain. What better combination is there for a night of culture and world domination over home décor and beast alike than an evening spent in a hide-on-hide marathon sipping Argentinean wine while exploring the depths of postmodern literature with friends of equal intellect in your own comfortable Lovesac living room? Sure, microsuede is nice for the basement, but it won’t bring you the satisfaction — the sense of superiority — that comes from being perched on this Top Grain Leather. Nor will it complement your mahogany humidor.

This is the kind of leather that shows discoloration when stretched, temporarily scars when scratched, and is just begging for human interaction that lasts so long it eventually shows the darker, shiny, worn-in spots where you love to sit and take in your favorite show. This is Top Grain Leather by Lovesac — it doesn’t get any more real than this. Cigar-Brown is a color that works in any room, with nearly any décor, especially when paired with other natural looking fabrics. Cigar-Brown has is the hue and finish that says to someone the minute they walk in the room: “That’s right…it’s real.” Lovesac’s Top Grain Leather makes a statement using perforated panels to create breathable sections that give all Cigar-Brown Leather Covers breathability for the product and your backside. This proper application of contemporary textile technology not only separates Lovesac leather designs from the pack, but brings you a level of comfort and style which cannot be found anywhere else.

Stop in and check it out for yourself – Top Grain Leather will be on display through the holidays, and then like so many seasonal covers before it, it will move into our custom order book. Give a sit!



Spring Line Package Prices

In the crazy haze of excitement surrounding our gorgeous Spring Sac & Sactional Cover Line, we realize that we forgot to include prices for some of the best packages we’ve ever had. (We hope you’ll forgive us.) Without further ado, we give you the pricing for the Sacs of your dreams*:

Champagne Velvet PillowSac Package – $499.99

Purpletini MovieSac Package – $599.99

Manhattan SuperSac Package – $649.99

Camel Tweed SuperSac Package – $64.9.99

As always, 5 Series Sactionals in any cover – including the brand new and beautiful Tufted Tweed – price out at $250 a base and $125 a side (covers included, of course).

*To see pictures of your dreams brought to life (aka the Sac Packages and everything they include), check out or other posts. Or better yet, stop in and look at them in store – they’re pretty and comfortable, to boot.


Those less fortunate….

Alright, everyone. It’s that time of year: the Holidays. The time to get in to the spirit, to share with others, to do good deeds. It’s the time of year that you spend with family, the time to love one another. It’s especially the time of year to cherish how lucky we really are.

While you’re sitting at home, safe and comfortable in your SuperSac, laying under a phur lined Love Throw, there are people out there suffering. While you’re lounging your Sactional, contemplating if you want to rearrange it into a Movie Lounger or leave it as is, there are people out there who are not as lucky. There are people out there who still have lame, uncomfortable furniture.

Yes, we know, it’s totally shocking, but it’s true. The 38 nationwide LoveSac stores are trying as fast as they can to spread the word and save as many uncomfortable lives as possible, but the number of people still blind to the ways of the Sac is still monumental. (We’ve lobbied for it to be declared a National Crisis, but for some reason they just won’t make the announcement.) The best way to combat this around the Holidays is of course for you to buy LoveSacs or LoveSac starters (like our amazing Other Comfy Stuff) for as many people as possible. Maybe a Manor Suede Package in Super or City for your brother, possibly a King Blanket for mom. A simple Base and Side of our Sactionals can make a great chair and starter set up for your off-to-college niece.

The best way to get started on this altruistic endeavor is to get up from your all-too-comfortable seat and get over to your Local LoveSac (at Mayfair Mall) for this, the last weekend before Christmas. We here can help you figure out exactly what you need for the people you care about most – the ones you want to experience a truly comfortable life. One step at a time, we can make everyone’s lives more comfortable.

And while you’re here, swing by the Food Court where you can grab a gift tag (previously the Angel Tree project) to help out someone who really, really needs it. Not going by the Food Court? Then save that spare change from Christmas shopping for some other worthwhile organizations.