ABOUT

Exclusive Sample Sales is the brainchild of Lauren Rogers and Rachel Amis who teamed up in 2016 to create Exclusive Clearing Limited, a service for fashion retailers to sell their excess inventory via a Sample Sale. With over 20 years’ experience in inventory management and retail operations, we believed there was gap in the market for helping brands to clear their excess stock, while at the same time protecting their brand integrity. 

Running a fashion business can be all-consuming and yet a Sample Sale plays an important part of a terminal exit strategy. Mindful of the time and resources required in planning and implementing a Sample Sale, we take great pride in taking this burden off your shoulders and managing the sales of your behalf, leaving you the time to dedicate to your business. We will organise your Sample Sale from inception through to completion, no matter how large or small. Our services include venue recommendation, equipment & operations (including epos), communications & marketing & full staff management. Depending on your preference, the sale could be held as a private or public event and you may also take advantage of our extensive database of enthusiastic sample sale shoppers.

We are proud to say that since starting the business, Exclusive Clearing Ltd has worked with several well-known Luxury & Premium brands with whom we’ve built great relationships at a number of prestigious locations. We have also assisted businesses in administration seeking to release cash fast and we continue to follow out passion for reducing the amount of unsold stock sent to landfill or incinerated.

We believe there’s never been a more urgent time to the industry to reconsider the way unsold stock is managed. As a team, we’re passionate about revolutionising the unsold stock dilemma and believe Exclusive Sample Sales is a smart answer for today’s fashion brands.

 

“From my experience within the luxury fashion sector, I could see the challenge faced by retailers of how to clear their excess stock. I also became conscious of the fashion industry’s need to operate more sustainably and improve product lifecycle. This is really what inspired the Exclusive Sample Sale model. We saw an opportunity to help both businesses and the environment simultaneously and make a real difference” ~ Lauren Rogers, co-director

We Offer a Number of Sample Sale Options
to cater all Businesses & Stock Scenarios

Dedicated Sample Sale

 A Sample Sale dedicated exclusively to your brand and businesss.

Depending on the number of units you have to clear, we will tailor the event details to your needs, seeking the most suitable venue and the most effective marketing strategy for your brand.
Exclusive Clearing Ltd will also suggest the optimum pricing architecture for the sale event. This will be calculated using the number units you wish to clear, your margin requirements and any other factors you consider important.

Pop Up Store Management

Our most recent service, we offer to manage pop-up stores on behalf of our clients.

This service can be helpful for brands launching a new product category, or introducing a new location and market. It is also a convenient option for those wishing their pop-up store event to be managed professionally.

Included in this service are staffing, equipment (including epos) & marketing communications. Clients may wish to source the location themselves or have us find a venue on their behalf. Either option is possible.

Multi Brand Sample Sale

 On some occasions, clients may choose to participate in a sample sale event alongside another brand that aligns well with their products and target customer.

These sales are organised on an occasional basis, depending upon the brand alignment, product category and other practical factors. In the right scenario, it can be an effective strategy for two brands to collaborate and leverage each other’s customer profile to scale up sales.
As always, Exclusive Clearing Ltd will organise the entire event on your behalf, taking care of the staffing, marketing communications and booking the venue.

Services included

Recommending the Best Venue

Managing all Pricing & EPOS

Providing all necessary Resource

All Marketing & Communications

TESTIMONIALS

Lauren and Rachel of Exclusive Clearing are great to work with. Professional and responsive with many years of relevant retail experience between them they make participating in their exclusive sample sales a pleasure.

Alice Whiteley

Managing Director, Yawn

Working with EC has been a real pleasure. The girls are friendly and efficient and more importantly deliver great results. Clearing old stock can be a real headache and distraction for brands such as ours and EC do a great deal to ease the pain from organising the marketing as well as the event and making sure that we get a great sell through on past season stock.

Sophie Worthington

Co Director, Wild & Gorgeous

about us

Lauren Rogers

Director

Having worked in Merchandising and Stock Management for nearly 20 years, I’ve spent a lot of time working with retailers to help them clear excess stock. So, in 2015 when I left my previous employer as their Merchandise Director, I decided to set up this business to do just that!

Rachel Amis

Director

I have extensive experience working as a Retail Operations Manager within luxury retail for over 15 years. This has given me an understanding of the challenges retailers have when dealing with excess stock and the best way to minimise the impact to the business when clearing these items. I successfully managed sample sales as one of the popular and effective means of reducing terminal stock.

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