I am a passionate traveller and writer from Adelaide, with an Honours degree in Writing and Creative Communication. Currently living in New York!
Published February 3rd 2013
Hop up and pop in to the Cotton On Pop Up Store
As the quote on the back wall goes, "We are here for a good time, not a long time." The Cotton On Pop Up store at the Tea Tree Plus Shopping Centre in South Australia is so large and packed full with bargains that before you even walk through the open, alluring doors, it is overwhelming. However, knowing that such a store is only around for an uncertain amount of time encourages you to push through and begin your search for items you didn't even know you needed.
I must warn you that spending a lot more money than planned is highly likely. Several bargains can be found before you even make it through the entrance! As with most sales, there are definitely items which have been left on the rack and reduced greatly for a reason. However, if you allow your own creative and bargain-hunter instincts to take over as you wade your way through the tables and racks of shoes, clothes, stationery and accessories you will surely find something to complement your individual style.
The prices range from seasonal greeting cards out for 20c to shoes and tops for $2, winter coats for $10, stylish dresses for $15, all the way up to Cotton On's latest full priced gems. So, 'how can all of these amazing bargains fit into one shop?', I hear you asking. Well, if the store space wasn't so large and set out so well, it would be quite easy to get completely lost in this fashion paradise; however, the whole open set up of the place makes it extremely inviting and easy to navigate.
Some of my absolute favourite bargains to date include my large $5 canvas of Brooklyn (originally $49.95), $10 pumpkin winter coat, $2 sunnies, $5 fuchsia shoes, $2 mug and $1 notebooks.
I know op-shopping is all the rage at the moment, but as second-hand stores are waking up to this, the prices are slowly rising. Lately it seems just as cheap, if not cheaper, to buy brand new items on sale. Stores like this are proving that you don't actually have to spend a lot of money to get decent, new clothes and it really doesn't cost you the earth to look your best. So if you're ready for some awesome bargain shopping then grab your credit card, follow the red sale signs and head to the Cotton On Pop Up store. Don't hesitate—all good things must come to an end and you never know when it will be gone!