Top 5 Tips: How to Win at Raleigh Boutique Warehouse Sale

Winter Raleigh Boutique Warehouse Sale (RBWS) is just around the corner! Seriously though, can February 23rd please get here faster? I’m so excited to shop for some awesome deals from my favorite local boutiques. If you’re a newbie to this event, I’ve put together my top 5 tips so you can make the most of your time at the upcoming warehouse sale!

#1: Wear fitted athleisure clothing.

Waiting in line for fitting rooms is never fun! Although the RBWS has plenty of fitting rooms, I personally think it’s better to skip them altogether (unless absolutely necessary). My advice? Wear some tight yoga pants or shorts and a tank - something comfortable and fitted so you can easily try on clothing from the participating boutiques.

#2: Fuel up before you shop!

Nobody likes to be hangry while shopping, am I right? Definitely eat something packed with protein before hitting the racks to find some awesome bargains. If you get hungry and do want a light snack, there will be samples from Tastefully Served and for those needing a little pick-me-up, coffee from Gabi's Grounds.  But remember, eating beforehand is definitely a must!

#3: Less is more.

The biggest mistake I made during my first RBWS was bringing a giant purse. My recommendation is to wear a pair of leggings with a pocket for your phone, license and credit card. You could also bring a small crossbody bag. Trust me, you want both hands to be sifting through #alltheclothes.

#4: Yes, you need tickets. And yes, the location is super cool.

I’m not gonna lie, I was super confused that the RBWS was happening at Vidrio. Did you know, Vidrio has a beautiful upstairs space that’s totally private and great for events? Well, this is where the RBWS takes place. You definitely need a ticket to get in, so hurry and purchase one ASAP! The RBWS is a time slot, ticketed event in order to cut down on entry lines, allow shoppers easy access to boutiques’ booths, clothing racks, fitting rooms and ease of check out.

#5: Get a mimosa!

You deserve it. Cheers to the freakin’ weekend and finding killer deals. Head straight to the Vidrio bar when you arrive to the upstairs RBWS space. The full bar will be available + $5 mimosas specials! 

Happy shopping, ladies!


Kristen Baughman Taber

Founder, Tabletop Media Group


  • Hi Savi, this event is happening today, Sunday June 23 from 11am – 5pm! It is indoors on the second level of Vidrio in downtown Raleigh on Glenwood Ave. If you have more questions. Please shoot us an email! Best, Jen Hankin

    Jen Hankin
  • When is this staring? Is it indoors?


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