Three Years Later, Billy Reid Brings the Warehouse Sale Back to Deep Ellum. Like, Now.

Three long years ago the frugally fashionable bid farewell to the Billy Reid corporate offices on Canton, which adiosed to Alabama with one last warehouse-purging sale offering Best-of-Dallas-winning bargains. After that the sale moved to its NorthPark Center shoppe, and things were never the same; and now, of course, the outlet dispensing Reid ware has moved to Highland Park Village. Haven't been in a long while.

But Dave Gates, longtime store director for the Art Institute of Dallas-studying Reid's local location, sent word a few days ago: The 75-percent-and-more-off sale has returned to the old Deep Ellum HQ, last used to house The Good Guys offices, beginning in mere moments -- 9 a.m., which is why there's probably a line outside already. Said the Houston imports brought in to help stock the 3720 Canton Street warehouse with men's and women's goodies, their recent warehouse purging was "madness, sheer madness" -- a month's worth of sales made in just three days, as this runs till Saturday.

Out and about last night I stopped by to watch the setting-up, because, and I may or may not have hidden a pair of boots somewhere for an afternoon stop-by. More photos on the other side, along with the details.

The sale begins this morning at 9 and runs till 7 p.m.; same hours tomorrow. Saturday, it's 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. But by then, you may be too late. And ... go.