Herschel’s Second-Ever Warehouse Sale Happens This Week in Vancouver

Last year's Herschel warehouse sale was actually pretty great, so they've likely got the 2024 event in the bag.

Here’s the thing about most warehouse sales: you wait forever in line, you’re overwhelmed the second you get in, you passive aggressively battle for the few not-ugly items (after all, wouldn’t anything good have already been sold at a non-discounted price?), you accidentally elbow a stranger, you develop a thirst for blood, et cetera. Often, the change rooms are awkward and chaotic. Usually, the prices aren’t even that discounted. A lot of the time, it really isn’t worth it.

A selection of the laptop sleeves at last year’s Herschel warehouse sale.

But here’s the thing about Herschel’s warehouse sale–at least, here’s the way it was at their first-ever warehouse sale in November 2022: most of the Vancouver-based retailer’s items don’t come in different sizes, and almost nothing needs to be tried on. Sure, they do have a small but mighty collection of unisex clothing (my partner’s wardrobe is about 80 percent Herschel pocket tees) but most folks heading to the sale on November 8 to 12, 2023 are going be looking for a backpack, suitcase, wallet, laptop sleeve or other sort of bag. No need to root through sizes. No need to lug a handful of clothes hangers—Wolverine-style—to the communal change room.

Get your bag and get out.

That’s my advice, anyway. When I attended the Herschel sale last year, there was a huge variety of products, plenty of space to move around in, and—most importantly—I was in and out in 20 minutes.

Here’s what was on sale last year:


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Ask anyone who has been to any other warehouse sale in the city (cough, Aritzia)—it’s tricky to escape without losing at least an hour of your day (and almost losing a finger).

According to Herschel, this week’s sale will have items discounted up to 75 percent off. Yes, I’ll be girl-mathing my way through. Here are the details:

2023 Herschel Warehouse Sale

When: November 8 to 13
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sidenote: Did anyone who watched season 5 of Love Is Blind notice that Izzy is carrying a Herschel backpack to the venue on his wedding day? The man doesn’t have real plates or cups but he seems to think a Herschel bag is worth the cash… food for thought…

Love Is Blind, season 5 episode 10