What Exactly is a Trunk Sale?

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  1. sjjones1

    sjjones1 New Member

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    Could someone tell me exactly what *is* a Trunk Sale?
    I see constant references to them..and I even see that there are some scheduled at a local store.

    I just don't know what they are!
     


  2. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Basically, their are two kinds. One is a ready-to-wear trunk show which are more fashiony and for women. They bring the "new" season's stuff, and you can buy it basically before it shows up at the store for real. The second is a made-to-order trunk show, which is what's discussed here most often. They bring in samples and you basically custom spec stuff out in your own size/measurements, your desired fabric or material, your desired style, etc.
     


  3. CaptChaos

    CaptChaos Senior member

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    In addition, during MTM trunk shows there is a bit of a discount off the regular MTM prices.
     


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    chrisc Well-Known Member

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    So it's nothing like this?? [​IMG]

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  5. Englandmj7

    Englandmj7 Senior member

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    I think so, except the old women are old men and there are shoes as opposed to tupperware.......[​IMG]
     


  6. amemovox

    amemovox Well-Known Member

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    The term "trunk sale" or "trunk show" has its roots in Europe duriing Medieval times. Many of the smaller villages had few options to purchase goods. Traveling merchants would arrive with trunks full of fabrics, clothing and shoes and sold their wares out of these trunks to the masses.

    It was always a special event when an advance courier would arrive in the village to announce the upcoming "Trunk" show.

    According to Webster's, trunk is defined as a (1) : a large rigid piece of luggage used usually for transporting clothing and personal effects. (Quite Obvious")

    This term, to me, know means when the Allen Edmonds rep shows up twice a year at a local men's store for the "trunk sale". They merely have every model of shoe to look at and order. Unfortunately, the shoes are sent to you because, many times, they are not stocked at the merchant.

    During these "Trunk Sales" a discount is generally offerred.
     


  7. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    So it's nothing like this?? [​IMG]

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    the annual styleforum members' wives picnic?! [​IMG]
     


  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    An opportunity to purchase new luggage - often worth more than the contents!
     


  9. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    the annual styleforum members' wives picnic?! [​IMG]

    It seems the wives have a lot of junk in their trunks.

    Overindulging at the Redneck Inn again, perhaps?

    "Let me just get that out of the way for you guys..."

    "NO! WE'RE NOT DONE YET... BRUCE!"

    [​IMG]
     


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