It’s that time of year again! The Luggage Factory retail store will hold its 2017 annual tent sale July 14th, 15th & 16th. People travel from all around the tristate area looking for the deals and knowledge provided through the tent sale. The build-up is palpable as numerous customers have called and dropped by the NJ store location searching for a hint of this year’s featured items and line-up.
Every tent sale is big, and this tent sale, the 30th since 1983, will be bigger than ever. David Southard, Chief Operating Office of Luggage Factory, explains that the tent sale “gives us a great opportunity to thin down our inventory while offering great deals to our customers.”
Additionally, the sale gives us an opportunity for our brick and mortar retail staff and eCommerce staff to work together during the 3-day event explains Southard. Working with our retail staff gives our eCommerce customer service associates a great opportunity to learn more about our products. It’s a near perfect blend of market knowledge and trends combined with the hands-on experience and consumer preference knowledge and needs provided by the eCommerce and sales staff respectively. It’s a lot of work but we make a party of it, and the customer contact is invaluable.
Southard explained that originally, the sale began to sell off inventory from stores that they closed. Today, the sale is used to help relieve the inventory and closeout merchandise that will no longer be produced by the manufacturers. Additionally, Luggage Factory makes large quantity buys from their manufacturers and then passes the savings on to their customers. Few opportunities exist to compare the vast spectrum of available options in the luggage world, all at unusually low prices. Customers are hard pressed to find anything close to the abundant collection of luggage brands and low prices that are a staple of the Luggage Factory Tent Sale.
One of the largest draws to the sale is Vera Bradley. Customers step into a jungle of very Bradley colors and patterns once crossing the threshold from tent to store interior. Luggage Factory purchases large quantities of Vera Bradley “retired” colors and patterns offering them at great prices just for the occasion. Young and old swoon over the variety and accessibility of Vera Bradley bags available during the tent sale.
The tent sale is one of the highlights of the year at Luggage Factory. The unique circumstances and quantity of available options help us keep a finger on the pulse of every traveler’s needs, frequent or infrequent. The sale features all types of luggage including carry- ons, checked bags, garment bags, totes, duffels, backpacks and travel accessories. The brands represented in the sale include Samsonite, Travelpro, Delsey, Briggs & Riley, Tumi, Vera Bradley and many more.
The sale is held at the store location 76 US Highway 202, Ringoes, NJ 08551 (three miles south of the Flemington circle). The sale hours are 9:00 AM till 5:00PM. Come for the fun, come for the sales, or come for the travel knowledge, the Luggage Factory Tent Sale has something for everyone!