About once—maaaaybe twice—a year, Le Creuset hosts an epic weekend-long factory sale. Superfans buy tickets, purchases are made, the proceeds benefit a good cause, and pantries sing with happiness at the new Dutch ovens they house. The event location changes every sale: It's been in Denver, Nashville, and Charleston, but the brand just announced an exciting switch-up. The 2019 Factory to Table Sale will be hosted in California—the first time it's ever come out west!
To quote Kelly Clarkson, a moment like this—some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this. On May 2, 3, 4, and 5, SoCal residents (or anyone who makes themselves present for the first weekend of the month) can shop so many Le Creuset goodies. According to the sale's website, this is what'll be waiting for you:
The event will feature special discounts on a large selection of Le Creuset products from around the world, including colors and shapes rarely seen in the American marketplace. All categories will be represented including cast iron, stoneware, enamel on steel, stainless steel, tools and accessories.
On Thursday, May 2, from 3:30 to 9 p.m., there'll be a VIP shopping event. A ticket to one of the two 2-hour sessions will cost you $40. Steep as it sounds just to step foot in an airplane hangar full of Le Creuset (yes, the event is taking place in a legit hangar), the ticket will also give you access to complimentary beverages and snacks, and there will be chef demos and live music. That night, you can also buy a mystery box for $50.
Throughout the rest of the event, tickets run for $15. There are three 2-hour shopping sessions on both Friday and Saturday and two 2-hour sessions on Sunday.
A portion of all ticket sales from this year's events will go to Le Creuset's charity partner Meals on Wheels, which supports seniors facing isolation and hunger. The Santa Monica event specifically will also benefit After School All-Stars, which provides free, comprehensive after-school programming and opportunities to low-income youth.
There's only one thing left to say: ARE. YOU. READY?!
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