It’s been a while since I last blogged and that’s because real life got in the way and I’ve been busy. But here’s one of the things that I was able to squeeze in between my busy life events: the first Converse Warehouse Sale for 2015!
I first heard of this through this blog post. The warehouse is located at 8 General Molina St., Parang, Marikina. Because it’s just near our place, this encouraged me to visit the warehouse. The sale started this weekend (March 14) and ends next weekend (March 22).
I initially thought of going there very early, but 1) I’m not a morning person; and 2) most people would probably think of that too. So I decided to go there a little late in the afternoon, just to avoid the really big crowds.
Going there was pretty easy, even if I’ve never been to Parang. I rode a Marikina Bayan jeep near the Sta. Lucia overpass (across Landbank). This jeep stops at the side of the market and Marikina Sports Center. I walked at the nearest corner where I saw a Parang/NGI/Fortune jeep. The driver and his companion knows the Converse Warehouse so just tell them you’re going there and they will drop you off. The ride is a little long but the jeep stops right in front of the warehouse. Also you won’t miss it because you’ll immediately see the line of people outside.
So despite my attempt in trying to avoid crowds, I still end up lining outside and wait for our turn to go inside. But I only waited for around 10 minutes, afterwhich I was able to go inside.
This is just a glimpse of what the crowd was like inside. (Sorry for the low quality photo.) It’s manageable though; you can still move and breathe. I guess it’s still a wise choice that I went there in the afternoon.
The shoes are stacked in shelves and in tall crates. You just pick what you fancy. The price tag attached is the discounted price. Though there are many options, it’s more of like what you see is what you get. And you must get at least what you are considering to buy because you might not be able to find that pair when you come back for it. I must have changed pairs two or three times. I had wanted a more low cut type of sneakers, but for some reason, size 5 and 5.5 in women’s were tight fit for me. I ended up finding a unisex high cut Chucks Taylor at size 6.
I like this color too; not too loud and can be neutral. For 1,500 pesos, it’s a good deal, imo.
Overall, I’m glad I went to the warehouse sale and was able to find a good deal. For my first pair of Chuck Taylors, it’s pretty neat!
There are also shirts, jackets, pants, and bags for sale. I considered buying a pair of pants but it’s kinda out of budget (it was around 650 pesos).
The Converse Warehouse Sale is up until March 22 2015. It is open from 9 am to 7 pm. But if you won’t be able to make it next week, the next Converse Warehouse sale will be on May 30 to June 7 2015. That’s also for me to take note; I’ll probably get a low cut pair of sneakers next time!