Local Counts / Not Discounts: We’ve been supporting this message for a number of years now and just to let all our customers, followers and friends know, we will not be following suit with week long Black Friday offers at Strong Island Clothing Co. If you have made a purchase recently (and we thank everyone that has stayed true to local independent shopping) you will not be disappointed by a sudden flurry of discounts that would devalue your purchase.
We will also stand firm at full price during the whole Christmas period, so rest assured anything you have bought will not all of a sudden be discounted running up to Christmas Day. We will though still have our annual end of range and sample sale in January to help make way for new product in the new year and give people the chance to grab some great priced products, but of course this sale always includes odd sizes, seconds, sample products and one off items we didn’t put in to production.
We hope you understand as we feel it is integral for many small businesses to stand their ground and not devalue their business or brand with routine sales and offers.
The first weekend of December also marks national Small Business Saturday. It's not easy to run a small business and the support from local communities means more than most people might realise. From the smallest one off purchase, to becoming a repeat customer, small businesses can thrive with local support. Take your time this season when you're out and about as there are dozens of amazing independant shops, markets and even online retailers within Portsmouth & Southsea alone.
Thanks for your ongoing support as always. Especially during the Christmas season. It means a lot all of us at Strong Island.