Black Friday Blogger Challenge at Metropolis at Metrotown

This year on Black Friday, there was one thing I was looking forward to even more than shopping for Black Friday deals, and that was shopping for Black Friday deals as a participant in the Black Friday Blogger Challenge at Metropolis at Metrotown!

Photo Credit: Ian Lloyd
Photo Credit: Ian Lloyd

Myself and three other fashion and lifestyle bloggers (Coco & Vera, Just J and Style Calling) were invited to take part in the shopping challenge, hosted at BC’s largest mall. The challenge consisted of purchasing and styling an entire outfit with a $100 Metropolis gift card, within a 90 minute time limit. Outfits were scored based on three criteria: style and completeness of outfit, ability to find great deals and number of retailers visited. Let the competition begin!

eudora outfit
Photo Credit: Ian Lloyd

A couple of things helped me complete the Black Friday challenge: my bargain hunting instincts, a bit of my competitive spirit, and a basic knack for leaving the house looking decently put together. My ability to weave in and out of the crowds while running didn’t hurt either.  For me, the biggest challenge was purchasing my first outfit item because there are so many styles of outfits to choose and it wasn’t until I purchased that sweater that I was able to decide what kind of look I wanted to go for.

Photo Credit: Ian Lloyd
Photo Credit: Ian Lloyd

My outfit represented the style I knew best, which is practical but still trendy with a hint of femininity. The first item I purchased and that got the ball rolling was a sweater with grey hues from H&M that was on sale at 50%-off for $15.  I paired it with olive green jeggings (on sale at 40%-off for $30) and black ballet flats (on sale at 40%-off for $18), both from American Eagle.  To top off my outfit with accessories, I found a gorgeous silver necklace at Costa Blanca at 50%-off for $7 and a bunch of bracelets from Stitches at 50%-off for $2.50.

photo credit: Ian Lloyd
Photo Credit: Ian Lloyd

The highlight of the challenge for me hands down was seeing the outfits that the other girls came up with. During the presentation of outfits, I appreciated everyone’s unique style and creativity and was interested in learning why the other three bloggers chose to style their outfits the way they did.

Photo Credit: Ian Lloyd
Coco and Vera’s Winning Outfit / Photo Credit: Ian Lloyd

The challenge winner was Cee from Coca & Vera, who impressed everyone with her festive outfit, complete with accessories and shoes. I loved how her navy printed skirt added an element of playfulness to the casual grey crew neck sweater. Her choice in matching metallic shoes with a bag topped off the look, along with a necklace and earrings. Cee’s items were from The Gap, Forever 21, Aldo Accessories and Old Navy.

black friday metropolis blogger challenge

The Black Friday sales continues until Sunday evening so you still have time to drop by Metropolis at Metrotown! For a full list of Black Friday shopping deals at Metropolis at Metrotown as well as a list of participating retailers, click here.

MMV Giveaway: Modern Mix Vancouver is giving a $50 Gift Card to Metropolis at Metrotown.  To enter, please “LIKE” the Modern Mix Vancouver Facebook Page at and ALSO leave a comment below about your favourite shop at Metropolis at Metrotown.  A random winner will be chosen from the comments below. Giveaway ends Sunday December 15 (10pm PST).

For an additional entry: Follow @ModernMixVan on Twitter and tweet “Win from @ModernMixVan a $50 @MetropolisAtMet gift card. Details: | RT to enter!”


77 Responses

  1. wow! I love metrotown and you all come up with such cute outfits in so little time 🙂 if I win id love to check out forever 21!

  2. Hard to say which is my favourite store. I’ll go with Winners/Home Sense though. They have cool miscellaneous stuff for lots of different needs. Clothing, toys, housewares…etc.

  3. It’s really hard to choose just one favourite store, I shop there so often & love so many stores! If I had to pick one though I’d go with Homesense/Winners. They get new stock weekly & I’ve found many unique bargains there over the years.

  4. What is my favourite store at Metrotown? That is one tough question. Metrotown is stuffed with many wonderful stores! I love the clothing stores like Garage, H&M, and others. However,my favourite store is Superstore. Who wouldn’t love superstore? Superstore provides families with food, toiletries, home supplies, furnitures, and many more. Basically, Superstore has almost everything that a family needs. What is more important than your own family?

  5. I like RW&CO, it has the best work clothes and a lot of their clothes can be worn casually. The dresses there are beautiful too <3

  6. I loved all of the outfits! Amazing what $100 can get when there’s good deals.. My favorite store is H&M. I love their basic and trendy outfits.

  7. My favourite store would definitely be Forever 21! So many good pieces available for affordable prices daily!

  8. My favorite shop would have to be MICHAEL KORS. Their bags and watches are incredible. Their hard-shell blue and black bag is my favorite because not only is it functional with lots of room inside and several pockets but its also gorgeous and built to last. Their watches are very classy (and very expensive, hence the $50 gift card :P) and I love them!

  9. my fav store is P L E N + Y! Always such cute fashions with amazing brands -so many of them local and very vancouver- along with a rad black friday sale. Would definitely put the $50 towards one of their crepe shift dresses for the holiday parties!

  10. My favourite store is forever 21, I absolutely love their style and I bought at least 30 pieces of clothing and accessories from forever 21.

  11. My favorite store is Forever XX1. I love the selection, quality and store lay-out. I always find what I am looking for and more. Thank you for the chance to win. Twitter fan@plumerea

  12. Wish I could have done this challenge ); fav store would most likely be forever 21 and aritzia where you can get cheap trendy pieces AND more expensive basics

  13. I love to shop at Michael Kors and Guess.
    However, the prices are often too high for ordinary students.

    I enjoy shopping more at Forever 21 and H&M because they have cheap and stylish clothing.

    I also love high heals from Aldo!

  14. First of all, I definitely need that store name you got that sweater from.. so incredibly cute. I usually always go to Forever 21, just because I find absolutely everything Im looking for there. And plus, its the only close one to me: I have H&Ms and Aldos all around me!

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