Burst the Bubble Blog: Market Center Sample Sale Preview

November 12, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Post by Elizabeth Lowe

Burst the Bubble presents a sneak peek at the annual Dallas Market Center Sample Sale, happening Nov. 12-14. Once ‘Stangs get through some of the more over-the-top, gaudy, and a little too bling-y booths, there are plenty of gems to be found.

Step outside the Bubble this weekend and do a little holiday shopping on the cheap. Of course, you can always go to find a little something funky for yourself. Shopping agenda or no shopping agenda, it’s a Dallas holiday classic that’s worth experiencing.

Definitely worth checking out are the shoe sample sales and pre-owned furs. Some are a little ridiculous, like shawls with the fox’s head still attached and taxidermied, but others seem to be on-trend with this year’s fur look. Think Chanel Fall-Winter 2010 – head to toe fur anyone?

If you’re the crafty type, there are several booths for beading and jewelry material. The prices are so low that I considered taking up a new hobby and creating my own necklaces. Not to mention some of the beading and stones are out of sight.

Outside of the fashion realm, shoppers can peruse booth after booth of home goods and holiday decorations. There’s also a booth in the center of the market solely dedicated to toys. Which one you decide to shop at may be very telling of your current college mindset: revisiting childhood or prepping your independent space?

After looking at all the material goods I’m assuming we don’t “need,” it’s nice to pay a visit to the Salvation Army Angel Tree in the center of Market Hall.
Each angel on the tree is a different child in the Dallas area that could use a little extra spirit this holiday season, be it a new coat or an electronic game. Pick up an angel and you could even shop for the child on-site. Giving back to the greater Dallas community -now that’s bursting the Bubble.