Swaine Adeney Brigg in Administration?

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  1. newtrane

    newtrane Senior member

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    I ordered a leather case from Swaine Adeney Brigg several months ago. I tried to contact them to find out what happened to my order. Neither my emails nor my calls got answered.

    Now, I found the following entry that notes that SAB is "in administration": http://opencorporates.com/companies/gb/04672950

    Does someone know what this means exactly?

    Many thanks for your help!
     


  2. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Interesting.
     
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  3. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    Other companies I found by randomly changing the number in the URL seem to be Active or Dissolved, and tending predominantly toward the latter.

    Could they be in the midst of reorganization/bankruptcy/buyout proceedings?
     
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  4. Stazy

    Stazy Senior member

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    It means they're (almost) bankrupt.
     
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  5. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    +1.

    Their shop on St. James is constantly empty. In fact - I don't think I've ever seen another soul in there and I usually pop in once a month.

    It would be a great shame if this was the case.
     
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  6. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Agreed, they make very nice things. Perhaps they need a better location. Either that or to stop selling indestructible products.
     


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    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Hah I've never thought of it like that but you may have something there!
     


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    Thank you very much for your answers.

    Does anyone know who owns SAB?
     


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    +1

    Nice shop/location. Never seen more than two other customers. Can't believe it'll just disappear.
     


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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Son of a...
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What they lack in customers they make up for in unoccupied help.

    Quite the contrast between there and the Smith shop. Visiting Smith is like stepping back into the 19th century, yet it's far more lively and less museum-like than the Brigg shop.
     


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    Same as Chapter 11 here in the States. Might want to file a claim and see what happens
     


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    Totally. SAB is something that I hope to get when I grow older. I've been considering an umbrella/briefcase from them for years but keep stopping and saying to myself that it is something to get when I'm confidently successful and at one with the establishment rather than an impulse luxury buy...I hope they don't go under.
     
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