Hand Made Vintage Pure Leather Bags

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  1. JamHot1

    JamHot1 UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    I am trying to sell hand made pure leather vintage bags which i buy from a reputable manufacturer, i am unable to make a sale on the internet because it is so competitive and i cannot market my product right way. As i mentioned they are 100 percent pure leather item which are not very common in the market but still cannot make them sell.
    Anybody advice or can buy lot from me please?
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 By: JamHot1 Member since: Sep 11, 2018
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  2. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Where you trying to sell them and how are you marketing them?
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  3. JamHot1

    JamHot1 UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Tried on facebook, ebay, pinstreet, other market also. I am not offering full time and not a professional seller.
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 By: JamHot1 Member since: Sep 11, 2018
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  4. JamHot1

    JamHot1 UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Similar bags are expensive when sold retail with brand name. I am selling half the price.
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 By: JamHot1 Member since: Sep 11, 2018
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  5. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    I like vintage leather bags which I am happy to buy for my wife plus make versions for myself but I would never buy from the internet as I like to touch and feel products like that and not just rely on a photo
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  6. BusterBloodvessel

    BusterBloodvessel UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Yes, but like you say...the others have the brand name.

    Like it or not that brand name is what will allow those bags to sell for at least double, if not 3, 4 or 5 x yours. Plus what will generate the interest and traffic towards them.
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    Names' sell, unfortunately...
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 By: BusterBloodvessel Member since: Jan 22, 2018
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  7. Mr D

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    OK that's where.

    May want to try Etsy too. Perhaps amazon though the payment terms for new accounts are somewhat problematic for some businesses.

    Now what marketing have you done?

    Really this time of year when sales should be increasing is when you should be having some of your best sales.
    We are less than 3 weeks away from Black Friday. Cyber Monday soon after.

    How are you describing them? Multiple pictures and detailed information? Close ups of particular features?
    I like leather, a vintage pure leather bag can last for years with care. Branding helps for those wanting a particular brand but as any leather maker will tell you, a brand is only as good as you make it.
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  8. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    They aren't vintage. Vintage means old. What you are selling are vintage styled bags and there are zillions of these on the market.
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  9. ahmdbox

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    I would suggest creating a Instagram account and asking/buying shoutouts from the larger, trendier fashion accounts. I have a few clients who've newly started clothing brands and are getting most of the sales via Instagram.
     
    Posted: Nov 12, 2018 By: ahmdbox Member since: Aug 3, 2018
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  10. JamHot1

    JamHot1 UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Hi
    Thank You.
    Sorry have not got instagram account, I have around 250 bags with 50 diff designs, all are brand new. I cannot get to the way how to sell and where to sell them,,,Free on weekend, Week days doing full time work, have weekend available. Kindly advice??
     
    Posted: Nov 17, 2018 By: JamHot1 Member since: Sep 11, 2018
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  11. Mr D

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    I would suggest trying your local markets if you can find one not doing bags then rent a Saturday stall. They will likely need to see your business documents before renting to you.

    Or use the site stallfinder and find local events at the weekend in your area, may be booked up now for Christmas though. The couple I used to use got booked up in September for December.
    Rent a table. Some may be less diligent about asking for business documents.
     
    Posted: Nov 17, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  12. KateCB

    KateCB UKBF Ace Free Member

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    You could do Sunday markets. Anyone can turn up at 6am and rent a stall. No documents required, you don’t have to be a business to sell goods on these markets.
     
    Posted: Nov 19, 2018 By: KateCB Member since: May 11, 2006
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  13. Noah

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    Presume this "diligence" is dependent on your local council. It is certainly not a national regulatory requirement - never been asked for "business documents" around here, at multiple venues over several years.
    Matches my experience.
     
    Posted: Nov 20, 2018 By: Noah Member since: Sep 1, 2009
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  14. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Not vintage then.

    What have are leather bags. I can find hundreds of online leather bag retailers. Why would I want to buy yours?
     
    Posted: Nov 20, 2018 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  15. patientlady

    patientlady UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Can you get to Spittlefield market? My sister started her business there on Sunday mornings. To begin with you can just turn up and hope for a stall, then you can get a regular spot. Could you not brand your bags yourself? As said these are not vintage, but if you branded yourself and worked on the presentation which you cannot do really on the internet. good luck p/l
     
    Posted: Nov 20, 2018 By: patientlady Member since: Aug 25, 2009
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  16. Mr D

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    Yes quite possibly just my local experience in Staffordshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, West Midlands, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.
    About 10 different councils asking.

    Plus some local events (non council) the organisers asked for sight of insurance at least.
     
    Posted: Nov 20, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  17. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    Perhaps they should be marketed as "vintage style"
     
    Posted: Nov 20, 2018 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  18. MikeJ

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    I'm going to have to consider what to do with my antique furniture factory.
     
    Posted: Nov 20, 2018 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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  19. Noah

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    Neo-vintage.

    Of course, "vintage" as "old" is just debased usage anyway (should be used to mean "product of a notably higher quality" or similar), so the distinction is increasingly irrelevant. Just one of the joys of an evolving language, eh?
     
    Posted: Nov 20, 2018 By: Noah Member since: Sep 1, 2009
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  20. JamHot1

    JamHot1 UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Hi
    Thanks everyone for trying to help.
    I am planning to hire a stall at this weekend in the local market. hopefully see good result.
     
    Posted: Nov 27, 2018 By: JamHot1 Member since: Sep 11, 2018
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