6:43 am Downtown St Petersburg Florida. Today was the 39th annual Sunrise Sale in downtown St Pete. Super sales awaited the early birds, with extra discounts if you were wearing pajamas! Plan your first stop for your favorite shop and get the best bargains there. For me, Stop #1 was The Gift Box. Next door was new Cerulean Blue on one side and Savory spice shop on the other. Then I stopped at Sweet Divas for a Black and White Coffee (coffee with both dark chocolate and white chocolate). Umm. Yumm.
Then I stopped at the Museum of Fine Arts store that had a variety of interesting things on sale – and free mimosas to drink while shopping. There was lots to see and do, from a $4 breakfast at 400 Beach to big sales at Bruce Watters, Jewelers.
There are usually about 30 shops open, with bargains up to 80% off! Before too long, I just sat outside of ALVA International and watched the passers-by. Ladies in pajamas, men in pajamas, even dogs in pajamas. And of course, some preferring “street” clothes, even though it meant a bit less of a bargain.
Some of us remember the old days. You’d mark the Sunrise Sale on your calendar months in advance, always a weekday morning in July. Some stores would have crowds outside the door, waiting … Remember the Straw Goat? B. Chandler’s? John Baldwin’s?
Even if you’re not a normal Early Riser – have some fun and join the Sunrise Sale in downtown St Petersburg!