Shepton - seconds or overstocks?

dollydaydream

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Getting very excited about my forthcoming trip to SM, even if it is still 5 weeks away. Don't want to get too excited though in case there's nothing there I want (ok, not very likely I admit!)

I think I read on this forum that they have seconds there as well as end of line bags and I just wondered if it was made clear which ones are seconds or if you have to look at them all carefully and judge for yourself. I should imagine the prices would be lower for seconds, but would welcome some advice from more experienced Mulberry ladies.

Thanks.
 

Flossie

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Apr 14, 2007
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Seconds are marked with a "sub" sticker . I think you find that it is usually 30% off RRP.
 

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O.G.
Feb 6, 2008
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hello dolly, I've never been to Shepton but I did buy a blenheim by mail order. It said sub on the hanging tag which I have assumed to mean that it's a quality reject of some kind. That said, I can't see what is wrong with it, seems fine to me!

But I'll let one of the Shepton regulars give you a proper answer!
 

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O.G.
Feb 6, 2008
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I can't see anything at all wrong with this blenheim. There's obviously some reason, but I don't know what it is. Maybe if I'd bought it in person the SA would have been able to tell me, but maybe not ...
 

sarajane

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Nov 30, 2006
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Shepton has returns, overstocks, discontinued lines, special orders & seconds. I've just been there this morning & they had some great stock - I'm going to list it all on a separate thread.
The seconds are marked sub & it is usually very difficult to tell what is wrong with it. I've just bought a Mabel for £455 (RRP £695) and it looks perfect to me.
It's a fab way of picking up a Mulberry for a brilliant price. Also you often find bags at Shepton that you can't get anywhere else.
 

sarajane

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Can't wait - read your list of goodies, sarajane. Am trying not to have a list of wants in my head, will just wait and see what's available.
That's the best way. They've just done a stock take so they seem to be getting a lot of good bags in at the moment & having a really good range of colours & styles. Just before the stock take there was very little in. There were 4 coral bags today & that's a colour from the new S/S range so current stock is creeping through.