It was a sunny Saturday afternoon and the second day of Time Warp’s and Kerry Beary’s Atomic Pop Shop’s joint Spring Fling Super Sale. Saturday was the only day of Time Warp’s sidewalk sales where they had select items marked down up to 75 percent. Customers of all ages, genders, and ethnicities browsed the vintage garments and accessories hoping for a bargain deal.The sale began Friday, February 19 and ended Sunday, February 21. With the help of social media, word-of-mouth, and loyal customers, the sale had a great turn out, Sales Associate, Erin Arledge said.
“I found out about the event through Facebook,” LSU student, Tia Banerjee said, “I clicked on it because two of my friends said they were ‘+Going’ on the event page and I really like their style.”
Time Warp and Atomic Pop Shop created a Facebook event page that released all of the markdowns they would be offering throughout the days of their sale. Many of the associates who worked at Time Warp and Atomic Pop Shop invited their friends through the Facebook event page. From there, more and more people found out about the event. Time Warp also has nearly 5000 followers on Instagram, who received updates about the sale from Time Warp’s posts.
“My favorite part of Time Warp’s sale is the home goods,” LSU student, Kimberly Braud said.
Time Warp (divided in sections by decade and style) contained discounts on cut off jean shorts, boots, accessories, formal dresses from the eighties, leather vests and jackets, and multicultural-themed home goods. Some of the deals included 50 percent off all handbags and purses, $3 accessories, two for $20 eye wear, and 25 percent off jean shorts.
There was a variety of brands of used purses and handbags including brands such as Dooney and Bourke and Michael Kors.Time Warp carried multiple styles of boots ranging from western cowboy themed to black leather biker boots.
Time Warp wasn’t the only place offering variety. The Atomic Pop Shop, a vintage music and merchandise store/ art gallery joined Time Warp in their Spring Fling Super Sale. The small shop, decorated in multi colored vinyls and vintage decor carried vinyls and cassette tapes of all genres.
They had vinyls as low as one dollar and had mark downs on select vinyls up to 70 percent off.
On normal days, they offer layaway services and have music performances nearly every weekend. Sales Associate, Bruce Williams said they definitely saw more traffic in customers over the weekend and they are happy with their results.
Arledge said Time Warp’s most popular items were separates: tops, pants, shorts, and skirts. Their biggest goal with the sale was to make room in their store for their new inventory. Arledge said they have a lot of new vintage items, and specifically vintage sundresses. She also mentioned every Wednesday Time Warp has a student discount provided for students who show their student ID at check out. They also offer a Greek discount every day to women and men in fraternities and sororities, with proof of membership.
Arledge called the super sale, “a super success.”
You can find live coverage of the sale here.