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Your Guide to Shopping Like a Pro: The Avenues Shopping Marathon Edition

Buckle up, The Avenues Shopping Marathon is finally back! Our team gathered their favorite tips to help you get ready for this weekend.

Written By The Avenues Insider

23 Nov, 2021

We hope you’ve been saving up money because The Avenues Shopping Marathon is this weekend, from November 25th until  27th! The Avenues Shopping Marathon is one of the biggest events of the year at The Avenues, where your favorite stores will have major sales and amazing deals that you don’t want to miss out on!

Since our team loooves shopping, we’ve decided to share some of our best tips to help you enjoy your shopping experience this weekend.

 

Come a few days early

We know that it may get a tad crowded and that some people don’t enjoy shopping then. In that case, come a day or two early to pick out what you want during the quiet before the storm and try to reserve a few pieces (if the store allows it), then come on the day and buy it!

 

Be an early bird

The early bird catches the worm, and those who come first during sales always get the best deals! The Avenues opens at 8:00 a.m., so come then, drink a cup of coffee, and wait for the stores to open. You want to be there early, energized, and ready.

 

Spend the night

If you reaaally want to be ready and make a day out of it, spend the night before in Hilton Garden Inn – Kuwait. This way, you could sleep a few more hours, have your breakfast at ease, and get ready to start your shopping marathon!

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Dress comfortably on the day

The Avenues is around 1.3 km long with over 1,100 stores, which means you will walk a LOT, so comfort is key here! Make sure you wear your most comfortable sneakers and for the ladies, only your lightest bag (preferably a cross bag).

 

Have the locations ready

Did you download The Avenues App? You should if you didn’t, it’ll be very helpful for the marathon. The app has all the stores with their location (it’s like having your own Google maps for The Avenues!), there is also a “save my parking” feature and can help you locate the closest parking to your favorite stores which will help you efficiently organize your trip.


Make a list of what you need

To be extra efficient, make a list the night before of the things you absolutely need so you could truly benefit from all the amazing deals. Afterward, if you have time (and money) left, buy other things. 

Pick timeless pieces

We know those deals are amazing, but instead of buying something just because it’s on sale, this is your opportunity to invest in timeless pieces, equipment, electronics, and appliances while they’re a little more affordable.

Pick up the heavy items at the end

If you’re planning to buy items on the heavier side (appliances, furniture, etc….) then try buying them at the very beginning and reserving them at the store (if the store allows you to), and you could come and pick it up at the end of your day.

Take a break: Go to The Avenues Sky!

Your day will be tiring, what with all the walking and carrying the bags, so don’t forget to take a break and pass by The Avenues Sky. Located in the outdoor area between Villa Fairuz until IKEA (you’ll find it on our app!), you’ll get to enjoy a one-of-a-kind outdoor event with delicious food, amazing music, and fun activities. Don’t miss out! 

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