Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Torrid Grand Opening

Hello Again!

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day! We spent our day at a cookout with some great friends :)

A few weeks ago, I attended a local Torrid grand opening with my friends Becca, Kelly, and Kelly's daughter Jai'Lynn. To say we were excited about the Torrid opening is a massive understatement! 

Torrid carries trendy, sexy clothing for curvy and plus sized ladies. It's sister company is Hot Topic, and Torrid was, at first, mainly a goth and retro brand. They company has changed over the past several years, and their styles have become less edgy and a bit more mainstream. That said, I can still find a wide variety of cute things at Torrid.
I had breakfast with Kelly and Jai'Lynn at Mimi's Cafe, then met up with Becca at Torrid around 9. We made sure we arrived about an hour before the opening, because the first 50 people received a mystery gift card, valued from $10-$100. Needless to say, all of ours were $10 cards!
Disco balls are always fun! I love the striped dresses in the corner.
Pretty red top and lace cardi. 
I wasn't too in love with their graphic tees. 
I purchased two summer dresses and a coral top. Yes, I know I don't need to purchase another dress, ever. The dresses were 25% off, I had my $10 off gift card, 5% Diva Style discount, and 30% off of $75 or more, so I escaped spending about $75, which isn't half bad. Here are the items I ended up with:
I had purchased a blue and white polka dot dress, but when I tried it on at home, the shape was much too 1993 babydoll, at least on my frame. I exchanged it for the neutral animal print dress on the right.

Also, I wasn't sold on the leopard and rose dress. It is very Snooki, and I wasn't sure I could pull if off. But, I wore it on a girls night out on our recent Florida vacation, and I decided I loved it.

Overall, I love Torrid, though their items can be very pricey. Becca also pointed out that they needed to do more to distinguish themselves from Lane Bryant, which is directly across the street. I feel they need a few more edgy/pinup selections. But overall, I will take Torrid over Lane Bryant any day. 

Have a great day!

Adrienne 

2 comments:

  1. Hell yeh I'd try to get there early, their clothes are CUTE :D Nice scores you got there, I'd wear the hell out of those dresses.

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  2. i used to shop at Torrid back in the day - I agree sometimes, their stuff is expensive for what it is. I really think eShakti might be my favorite 'all size' manufacturer, since their stuff is custom and anyone can wear it. I can't think of many places that cater to everyone, which is really annoying, because I want things to come in all sizes. Especially kids clothes. Let's talk about how many times I've envied a five year old's outfit. HA

    Still, looks like a really fun event!

    <3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

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