Sample Sale 2020: Everything You Need to Know.

The sample sale is our annual ‘spring clean’ - that time of year where we clear out old stock and samples, and give them a new lease of life with you.

It's our most well-attended event of the year, and can get very busy indeed, so here's a handy guide to let you know all of the details:

Where is it?

The sample sale will take place in our workshop in Glasgow.
We’re on the 1st floor of SWG3:

Trakke
100 Eastvale Place
Glasgow
G3 8QG

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When is it?

The sample sale will take place on Saturday 7th March.

What time should I arrive?

The sale will run from 10am until 1pm, or until stock runs out.
However, it’s first-come-first-serve, so we recommend arriving early.
You will be able to queue from 9am before doors open.

Where can I find more info and updates?

We will be adding further details, updates and information on the this event page.

What will be on sale?

Our sample sale includes old stock, factory seconds, returns, press samples, prototypes and some used or repaired bags.

OLD STOCK

Includes discontinued designs and colours.

FACTORY SECONDS

Includes items that show minor flaws such as skipped stitches, small panel misalignments, or any production fault that prevents it from being sold online at full price. These items have never left the workshop.

PRESS SAMPLES

These items have been sent to the press for review or photography purposes. As such, they may display signs of light use - but otherwise they are brand new bags with no flaws.

PROTOTYPES

Sometimes we include well-refined prototypes in the sample sale. These are often made from different fabrics, or have different features from our standard edition packs.

USED / REPAIRED BAGS

These bags have been used ‘out in the wild’ for extended periods of time, and will show more heavy wear than other bags. Some may have been repaired in the past.

How big will the discounts be?

The discounts will range from 20% to 70% off, depending on the condition of the item. We typically divide the stock into ‘tiers’ - with 1 being in the best condition and 3 showing the most wear.


I can’t attend. Can I buy online?

Sadly not. As each item is 'seconds quality', we operate on a ‘sold-as-seen’ basis which is hard to manage online.

Can I request a bag in advance of the sale?

No. We are very protective about sample sale stock, and for complete fairness, nothing will be reserved or sold before the doors open. All purchases must be made in person.

How can I pay?

We accept cash or card.
Please note that we only have one card-reader, so typically the queue for card payments is longer. If you’d like to make a quick exit, bring cash.


Can I return sample sale purchases?

No. Bags are sold as seen, and cannot be returned.

Are sample sale purchases covered by your lifetime guarantee?

No. Sample sale bags are not covered by our lifetime guarantee. By their very nature, sample bags may be slightly flawed in some way.

We're looking forward to seeing you. 

Don't forget to check out the event page and let us know if you're coming!