Black Friday, Bespoke Day, Small Business Saturday & ME!
Released On 17th Nov 2017
After having a few weeks off I am back with a vengeance and in this weeks blog I would like to tell you about several events on the OB calendar during the next few weeks.
First is the oxymoron “Black Friday” I always think this is the most inappropriately named day in the whole retail calendar.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is when Americans start their gift buying and it is supposed to signify the day when shops, businesses and retail trade returns to the “black” in the prosperous run up to Christmas, as opposed to being “in the red” or overdrawn following the summer lean times
However, now a days in a bid to get their share of this elusive spend, shopkeepers have to offer big discounts and promotions, even loss leaders in a hope of not loosing customers to their competitors.
Here at Owen Barry we are no different , we want to keep all our customers, although frankly, our BF promo isn’t going to break the bank - but be grateful it’s better than a kick in the leg.
This BF week we are giving away a free keyring with every Black product purchased, chose from a sheep, tassel, pom-pom, heart or star keyring to decorate your bag, or wrap it up & give to someone as their Christmas pressie.
I know, it’s hardly a 52” Surround sound Sony for £199, but beggars can’t be choosers.
Second event on the horizon sees me travelling north to help present an Owen Barry Bespoke Day! Claire from the Herbary at Troon puts on special events every week between now and Christmas.
Next Sunday 26th November, yours truly will be helping the Ayrshire ladies with that special bespoke OB bag, we shall be giving Santa a helping hand, demonstrating all the of the different silhouettes and colour combinations available to order, thereby ensuring that the most important person in the house gets the very best present this Christmas. These bags also come with the free OB keyring - the gift that keeps on giving, that’s me!
Whether you are further North or closer to Somerset, don’t worry we are still guaranteeing that any bespoke bag will be delivered in good time for Santa (or his elves, sherry dictating) to wrap and put under the tree.
Small Business Saturday - 2nd December might be when you want to pop in and chose your bespoke suede, leather, cowhide or combo, and decide which design.
We have signed up to the Amex Small Business Saturday, encouraging Christmas shoppers to stay local and support small businesses in your community.
As a thank you we are throwing our doors open, when you visit the shop, the workshop will also be open for you to have a wander around , get a sneak peak behind the scenes - whilst we won’t have full staff in attendance (they also have shopping to do!) the whole Factory will be open with folk on hand to show around and give you tips about our skins, skills and all the interesting stuff involved in being an artisan maker.
And as if that wasn’t good enough mulled punch wine and mince pies will be up for grabs as well.
Bloody hell, okay you can have a free keyring as well!
Hope that sounds interesting, I would love to meet up with you at one of these events, and give Santa that special nudge that he sometimes needs!