AND BRANDS TOGETHER
The Sample Sale Guys support world-renowned fashion brands and retailers, by managing their inventory with strategic solutions.
We have competitively built the most recognized Sample Sale events in our industry. Consumers across Canada, from coast to coast, have chosen The Sample Sale Guys as their destination to designer fashion. Our must-attend sample sales have become a regular community gathering, that range from 15,000 to 30,000 people per event, connecting brands to consumers and consumers to brands.
Our unique pop-up sample sale experience allows us to present luxury brands, thus enabling to reach new audience throughout Canadian cities, including Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, London and Ottawa.
Designer brands recognize the advantage of running an event with The Sample Sale Guys for many reasons. We understand that brands require a solution for their excess inventory and thus have created the largest physical sample sale events, that turns inventory into instant revenue.
The Sample Sale Guys execute and operate the most successful sample sales across Canada for top desired brands in fashion. We handle all marketing strategies, operating logistics, venue booking, supplies, staffing and site management.
The Sample Sale Guys proudly has a 100% loyalty rate the with brands we partner with. We build strong relationships with brands and retailer companies in order to provide ongoing events and business opportunities, some of which include: Saks Firth Avenue, TOMS, Mackage, Versace, Buscemi, Fred Perry, Diesel and dozens more.
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Are you looking to sell your inventory for instant revenue? The Sample Sale Guys will evaluate your inventory and purchase the merchandise. or find the best solution for your inventory.
Do you want to participate in our events? The Sample Sale Guys has partnered with many distributors and retailers to sell designer inventory on consignment. The goods are placed in our care with intent to sell out and the consignor retains ownership of all the items remaining at the end of the event. This is a great opportunity to participate without incurring any overhead costs. We operate based on percentage of sales, meaning if we don’t generate sales, we don’t get paid.
Since 2015, The Sample Sale Guys (TSSG) has accomplished 16 TOMS warehouse sales across 9 Canadian cities, allowing the brand to focus on running their core business. TSSG has generated over $12 million in revenue, selling over 500,000 shoes and counting.
Versace is one of the most respected and renowned brand names in the world. TSSG has hosted Versace sample sale events with traffic of over 25,000+ customers with 99% sell-through rate every time.
Since 2007, TSSG has executed over 90 successful winter parka jacket events. TSSG has generated over $30 million in revenue from these brands, who trusted and relied on our events to clear up excess inventory.
TSSG have successfully hosted multiple Buscemi sample sales, building brand momentum and increasing sales profits.
Since 2012 Fred Perry Canada has relied on us to purchase 100% of their excess inventory. Our company plays a critical part with Fred Perry inventory freeing up inventory into Sales.
Diesel Canada deeply counts on our company to sell parts of their inventory increasing their efficiencies. Our Company purchases overstock inventory and sells them at our events.
What started off with a modest investment of $2,200 in 2003, President Warren Goldstein quickly grew a profitable eBay business selling Juicy Couture at discounted pricing. Building on his success, he expanded in selling additional brand name apparel and invested his savings to open the first ever designer discounted outlet store in Canada, named Branded Boutique.
Despite the controversy of brands opposing discounted pricing on their designer goods, Warren took a chance and a step forward in changing retail in Canada. He believed selling high volume with lower margins would be much more profitable. With drive and determination, Warren approached Saks OFF 5th (in the United States) to work in partnership, by purchasing liquidated inventory at discounted prices to sell to his Canadian consumers. Warren’s vision was to create an equal playing field with Canadian and US consumers. It wasn’t until a decade later, in 2016, when Saks OFF 5th opened its first store in Canada.
Ultimately, inventory began selling so quickly that Warren couldn’t keep up with the demand and was forced into closing the store at times. Every time new inventory arrived, and the store reopened to the public, large lines were formed. This was when Warren developed the concept of creating flash sales, understanding customers shopping habits and the idea “here today, gone tomorrow”.
Warren decided to run his first flash sale selling Ed Hardy apparel located at 161 Spadina Ave in Toronto. The success was instant with a 2-hour line up of customers trailing down the street. Warrens’ understanding of trends and unparalleled willpower, resulted into a relatively new concept of flash sales. Thus, The Sample Sale Guys was created.
Since the first event, The Sample Sale Guys has originated over 350 events. Brands and retailers recognized the opportunity of the business and have since inspired partnerships with over 80 brands and retailers across every major city in Canada.
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October 2018, a new POS system was introduced for the merchandise. This substantial investment opened new doors to accommodate new collaborations with brands.
March 2019, the Sample Sale Guys expanded operations to the United States and signed a partnership with Prive in New York. This affiliation has allowed us to sell additional brands such as Super Dry, John Varvatos, Theory and dozens more.
Over the years, Warren estimates he has proudly helped saved customers over $60 million in savings on designer goods and apparel. Our best years are still to come as we continue to embrace fashion and represent a luxury lifestyle for consumers!