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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!

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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!



That’s so last season…

…isn’t always a bad thing! If you have been in our store recently, you might have noticed our Other Comfy Stuff (known fondly here as ‘OCS’) wall decked out in the Artichoke, Mink, and Black Croc Phurs that were so popular in past holiday seasons. While these colors won’t be sticking around the store for long, that’s a good thing for you pre-holiday shoppers.

While supplies last, you can score all of your favorite other Comfy Stuff for a mega-discount. Trust us, there is no better way to show someone you care than giving them something comfy! Snag a few pairs of slippers for when you get invited to those holiday parties and need a ‘just because’ gift. Grab some throw pillows for your son or daughter’s first apartment. Or even get a nice, big King Blanket for yourself. Get ’em while they’re still here – with these prices, they won’t last long!

Prices on the soon to be defunct OCS colors and styles are as follows:

King Blankets: $180 (marked down from $300!)

Love Throws: $75

Slippers: Buy one, get one half off (or one pair for $30)

Throw Pillows: 2 for $30 or 4 for $50

I Want Your Body Pillow: Buy the pillow for $150, get a Phur Case free!



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!



Mother’s Day is Coming!

May 9th is Mother’s Day – are you ready? If you’re not, let LoveSac help you out. We can speak from personal experience – our mothers love ’em – that our products are a hit with mom. The following are our top recommendations to keep Mom happy on Mothers Day:

PHUR FEET: Reflexologists tell us that feet have a direct connection to everything – that means that they are a straight line to your mothers heart. Our soft and fuzzy Phur Feet are sure to tickle hers and show her that you want her to be able to kick back and relax, too. Come check them out – they come in our Silver Mink and Black Crock Phur styles.

I WANT YOUR BODY PILLOW: Okay, okay, so maybe don’t tell your mom the whole name. But this pillow is probably the best she’ll ever have: it has a dream fiber core, a unique fiber that helps to circulate temperature so that in the summer months, cuddle time never means overheating. And with a soft down fluff over that, and the sweet washable microsuede cover it comes with, we see it as a hit with moms everywhere.

FOOTSAC BLANKET: Our FootSacs come in all of the colors of our Sacs and Sactionals, and are just as comfy, to boot. The best part? They have a sneaky pocket for your feet, so they’ll never get cold while you’re watching a movie. We think mom will approve!

SACTIONALS & COVERS: A whole set up is of course great for you over achievers (or middle children seeking lost attention), but we’ve found that moms appreciate a new set of covers just as much. We suggest some of the jazzy colors and patterns from custom order, but you of course can decide for yourself. (Check out the Antoinette’s – they’re awesome!)

Still confused on what to get your mother? Stop in the store and let our expert Sacr’s help you out! For those of you hunting for a deal, make sure you also stop in to see what we have left on sale… trust us, it’s pretty good!



Ahh, Spring… A time of renewal.

Springtime in LoveSac. Out with the old, in with the new.

As part of our Easter promotion, LS rolled out two new Limited Edition covers – Brown Bunny Phur, and Hot Pink Bunny Phur.  It’s like they can hear my thoughts: take the plushy, comfy, all-enveloping snuggly of Phur and put it in awesome colors. Pardon the crappy BlackBerry pictures…

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While we all love the Classic Cream of Eskimo Phur, there is something to be said for the combo of Chocolate and Pink – about 75% of the weddings we LoveSac Mayfair Sac’rs attend are in those colors.  Bunnies, candy, weddings – Spring has sprung!

With all of this renewal and love for sweet new covers, let’s not forget our old favorites. We hereby introduce you to :

LOVESAC MAYFAIR’S 5 FAVORITE LIMITED EDITION

LOVESAC CREATIONS OF ALL TIME!

5.  Leopard Phur Covers

Leopard Phur

You can tell we dig Phur here, huh? In all seriousness, Leopard Phur was the ultimate. Only to be tamed by the most courageous Sac’r, LP as we affectionately call it – had it goin’ on. Super plush with attitude to spare, we mourn the loss of this former stock fabric here at Mayfair. RIP LP.

4. The ‘I Want Your Body Pillow’ Pillow

IWYBPP

Imagine sleeping on a cloud. Now imagine that said cloud was made of a special substance that kept you cool while you slept. Now slap a Pink, Tan, or White Microsuede washable cover on the cloud, and you have the ‘I Want Your Body Pillow’ Pillow. The perfect cuddle partner, IWYBPP never hogged the covers or snored. It never sat bolt upright in bed complaining of night terrors. It just supported you, comforted you, and helped you sleep. We miss your embrace IWYBPP….

3.WaterShip Down SuperSac Cover

Watership Down

Speaking of Bunnies AND Phur, Watership Down was both! (Relax PETA, it was faux – like all of our Phur. We love and respect animals here at LoveSac) With it’s novel namesake being a fave here at Mayfair, it was bound to make the list. The picture just cannot do this cover justice. Much thicker than standard Phur, this was a Monster Phur limited edition from Holiday ’05. More tame than Leopard, but still as heavenly soft. Monster Phur – from shaved Monsters.

2. Moon Zebra Covers – UPDATE! PIC FOUND!! FEAT. JESSIE JAMES! (?)

moonzebra

Moon Zebra is SO rare, we couldn’t even find a picture of it for this post. It continues to evade our capture, ruling the night with it’s fabulous-ness. A Zebra pattern featuring a black velvet background, with shimmering white Phur making up it’s stripes, Moon Zebra was a special breed. Best suited for Bachelor(ette) pads and poppin’ bottles at the club, it’s just too cool to be photographed. You’re gonna have to take our word for it.

And without further ado…

1. Phur Feet!

Phur Feet

Call ’em what you want – Phur Feet, Slippers, Houseshoes, SuperFantastic, we don’t care. Phur Feet are the 5th greatest invention of all time – after Sugar Free Red Bull, Sacs, Sactionals, and LoveSac Mayfair. Made with a memory foam footbed, rubber soles, and SUPER SWEET TAILS on the LP version, Phur Feet still snuggle our toasty warm tootsies here in the wicked WI winters. We will be staging a sit-in to bring back the Phur Feet. Maybe a lie-in. We are the leaders in leisure after all…

I highly encourage everyone to come in and check out the Easter Bunny Phur – before it’s GONE FOR GOOD!