Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Our End of Year Rummage Sale with a difference!

Well that was the busiest Rummage Sale in Label Traders’ history! Not only was it the last one of the year, but it was extra special because of the massive VIP Christmas Giveaway that we hosted. We are proud to say we gave away almost 1,000 free gifts including wine, beer, chocolates and gift vouchers, to our loyal VIP customers. It was our way of giving something back to thank them for their custom.

We witnessed a record-breaking 1,749 customers walk through our doors over the weekend, all of who were greeted by none other than Santa Claus himself! At one point Mr Claus was attacked by a group of young children who were eager to get their requests to him in time for Christmas! 

As it was our last Rummage Sale of 2011, all our end of line stock was up for grabs at unbelievably low prices, as well as a variety of children’s pyjamas, assorted knitwear and fantastic Christmas gift ideas including ladies scarves.

Thank you to all who attended and queued patiently outside in the cold – we hope it was worth the wait! After all that, no wonder we were so tired on Sunday evening!

We would like to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas :-)  

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Preparations are underway for the last Rummage Sale of 2011!

It’s all go this week here at Label Traders, as we are preparing for our last Rummage Sale of the year which we are holding this weekend!

Staff have been running around like headless chickens trying to find the best possible bargains for our loyal customer base, who we like to reward with unbelievably low prices.

We have a wonderful selection of ladies and mens knitwear ex Marks & Spencer; an assortment of children’s pyjama sets; and a variety of ladies scarves which would make an ideal Christmas gift!

Don’t miss out on the last Rummage Sale of 2011! It opens on Saturday 10th December from 10:00am – 4:00pm, and Sunday 11th December from 10:00am – 3:00pm, opposite Potters Place Canteen at the back of the Label Traders Factory Shop.   

* VIP customers remember to bring your letter to claim your free gift! *

Happy rummaging :)

Monday, 21 November 2011

Credit Crunch Christmas

It’s fair to say the majority of us will be moaning and groaning about how fast the past year has gone, and how quickly Christmas is coming around. It seems to get worse every year (or with age?!) but once again the dark winter mornings and freezing cold nights are upon us which can only mean one thing… Christmas is a coming.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be frantically trying to get everything sorted for the big day – preferably with a few bargains in tow! But Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be stressful – or expensive. Here are a few tips on how to tackle the dreaded task –

1. Go to charity shops. There is nearly always a great bargain to be found which could make the perfect gift for a friend or family member. Try going to a charity shop in an affluent area as more often than not you will find some wonderful rich woman has left a few treats behind for you including faux fur coats, designer handbags or jewellery. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it we say!

2. Give out homemade gifts. Sometimes it’s the thought that counts and Christmas is about loved ones after all, so a framed photo montage, or homemade chocolate brownies will always go down well. If you’re feeling a little more creative, why not make a calendar with personal photographs and memories inside? Turning something old into something new is easy too – recycle an old handbag by dangling a retro printed scarf from the strap for a new on-trend look.

3. Visit factory outlets. These gems are perfect for finding high street clothing and a variety of labels all under one roof, at lower prices. The stock is new but you might find that back neck labels have been removed – other than that, they are completely un-damaged. There is usually a wide selection of menswear, womenswear, childrenswear and homeware so it’s the perfect place to find something for everyone – with up to 70% off! What are you waiting for?!

4. Prepare in advance. Rather than doing all of your Christmas shopping in November and December, and spending what seems like all of your money at once, why not try to prepare for Christmas a little bit early in the hope of saving a few sleepless nights? Buying a couple of presents throughout the year could save you a lot of time queuing, not to mention the amount of money you will save for that gorgeous Christmas party outfit if you do it gradually!

5. Hunt for offers. Ever seen a bargain when it’s only too late? It cannot always be avoided, but rather than buying something in the first shop you see, have a hunt round to try and see if it is cheaper anywhere else. Keep an eye out for offers and promotions on the run up to Christmas as well – shops often offer money off when you spend over £40 in store for example, so make sure you check your receipts and be on the lookout for any possible money-saving opportunities.

6. Buy it online. Thank the lord for online shopping! It’s a great way to avoid queues, manic shoppers and carrying the bags! However it can be dangerous because you can spend money so easily at the click of a button, so be sure to stay focused and remember to check your bank statements are correct.

We hope these few tips will help you during the hustle and bustle that’s coming your way! Don’t panic… It’s coming whether you like it or not, so try and enjoy the lead up to Christmas as well as the day itself. Happy shopping :)

Top 10 fashion items this winter:

As if the above tips aren’t enough, here are the top 10 fashion must haves this winter. Got a stylish girlfriend to buy for, or a lovely mum who deserves a treat? Look no further…

-          Chunky knits
-          Babydoll style dresses
-          Scarves
-          Coloured jeans
-          High waisted flares
-          Capri pants
-          Camel coloured coat / cape
-          Leopard prints
-          Belts - worn over coats
-          Low heeled shoes / boots (tripping in this weather is NEVER fun!)

Monday, 7 November 2011

Label Traders Blog 7 November 2011

Wow what a Rummage Sale that was!!!

Since we moved to the new location opposite the Potter’s Place Canteen, we have been able to show even more stock much easier than before and the results have been dramatic! Even we didn’t realize just how good this stock was, but we continue to treat our loyal customer base by keeping prices remarkably low.

We witnessed customers with armfuls and bag loads of Marks & Spencer and Mothercare end of lines…babywear, kidswear and assorted knitwear were among the most popular, not forgetting M&S Ladies’ Pyjamas ex store price of £22 for only £3!!!

No wonder we were so busy!

My team have told me we need to dig deep to find the next bargains for the last clearance sale of the year which will be some time in December…if we can make it as attractive!

Friday, 30 September 2011


The Harrogate Show last weekend was the busiest ever!

We had a tremendous range of M&S cashmere knitwear retailing at anywhere from £49 to £125 that we were selling at £25 or 2 for £40…we brought back very few!

We also had a great range of M&S nightwear at similarly discounted prices and we met many friends of Label Traders, both old and new!

The people of Yorkshire were treated to that famous Label Traders “thrill of the chase” and judging by the very warm reception we received, went away happy…

We hope to see many of you either in the shop off J28 of the M1 in Sutton, near Mansfield, or visiting us on line to catch up on new arrivals

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

WIN a VIP Ticket to this Saturday’s Forest v Derby Game

No red-blooded football fan would pass up the opportunity to watch Nottingham Forest take on Derby County at the City Ground on Saturday – but for one lucky winner, the match is just the beginning…
Label Traders Factory Shop, based in Sutton in Ashfield, has offered an unexpected prize of one VIP ticket to the game, including; a champagne reception, a four course meal, half and full time refreshments, complimentary programmes, commemorative photograph and – the icing on the cake – the opportunity to present the matchball to both teams’ captains on the pitch.

Anyone can enter the competition via Facebook or Twitter, but must be available to meet at Nottingham’s City Ground, Trent Bridge, from 11am – 4pm on Saturday 17th September, to claim the prize.

To enter, simply ‘like’ Label Traders on its new facebook page or follow @LabelTraders on Twitter.  The winner will be drawn on Friday 16th at 12 noon and notified immediately via Facebook or Twitter.
Graham Fogelman, Managing Director of Label Traders said “ Like every other business at the moment, we’re looking at ways to promote ourselves as cost-effectively as possible, and want to try out a promotion using social media.  This extra ticket became available so we thought it would be an ideal opportunity to offer it out as an incentive for people to get to know us through Facebook and Twitter.”

Label Traders is locally renowned and proudly claims to be the only remaining genuine factory shop in the East Midlands. Stocking a huge range of high street labels at approximately a third of high street costs, its popularity has soared in recent years.

“We are embracing new technology in the promotion of one of retails oldest traditions – the factory shop,” reflects Graham. “We’ve only recently launched a super new website and hopefully in time can make full use of social media to showcase our surprising offering and attract new customers too.”

Find out more about Label Traders here.

Competition rules: Entrants must be over 18 years old, and able to make their own way to and from the City Ground. The winner will be notified between 12 noon and 12.30pm on Friday 16th September, a response must be made within 2 hours to claim your prize, otherwise another winner will be drawn.  This prize cannot be sold and has no monetary value, but may be gifted to someone of the winner’s choosing, but that person must be 18 years or over. Any decisions regarding the issue of this prize are ultimately at the discretion of Label Traders Factory Shop.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Label Traders heads for the City Ground

Label Traders is taking full advantage of the huge crowds expected to gather for one of the highlights of the local footballing calendar on Sepember 17th, as matchball sponsor of the first of the season's Nottingham Forest v Derby County fixtures.

"A good turn out is guaranteed at the Forest v Derby games," said Graham Fogelman, Chief Executive of Label Traders, "so what better time is there to try out a little advertising that cuts across the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire borders."

As matchball sponsor, Label Traders will appear in the matchday programme and have a spot on the Forest website.

"Its nice to get behind our local teams in some small way," continued Graham, "and hopefully we can introduce more people about our amazing bargains and add a few more to our ever-growing list of local supporters."

If you haven't yet discovered the amazing branded bargains found at Label Traders, just off the A38 at Sutton-in-Ashfield, take a sneak preview of current stocks and prices regularly updated instore and online! 

We regularly stock M&S, Next, Wallis, Disney, Mothercare and so much much more....

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Label Traders signs up to

We are having a tremendous reaction to the offer we are currently displaying on the website “” where a 10% discount voucher can be printed off and spent on top of our already hugely discounted prices from high street prices!

This offer will be featured at the Ashfield Show on the weekend of 13-14th August, coincidentally the same weekend as our next rummage sale! So why not pop on down to visit us whilst you are in the area. It promises to be a very exciting weekend saving you even more money than ever. 
Could this be the antidote for ever increasing fuel and food prices?

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

July Rummage Sale

The last Label Traders factory rummage sale was our most successful ever!

For the first time and due to tremendous demand, we moved the location from the "Potters Place" factory canteen to across the way in the warehouse closer to Label Traders.
This enabled us to have considerably more room to display the ever growing amounts of stocks and for more customers to gain access. In addition we developed an entry and exit system that made the whole event run much more smoothly.

Encouraged by the positive results and feedback from our customers, it would appear that there is no going back now and we look forward to making future rummage sales even more attractive and exciting!!!

*** Check out our web-site for details of future rummage sales here :- Up coming Rummage Sales

Friday, 24 June 2011

What is a Label Traders Rummage Sale?

At Label Traders we are often being asked what exactly is our Rummage Sale all about?

Every few weeks our M&S factories and warehouses need to clear out their stocks to keep them organised and to a controlled level. These clear-outs usually involve large quantities of oddments comprising a variety of clothing items.  In addition, we get samples from our commercial teams and our sample machine room that we are unable to store - so add them into the clear out stock.

All of this stock is put together in a separate area of the Label Traders site (at Kirkby Road in Sutton in Ashfield, Notts) and we simply open the doors to the public!

As you will expect, these sales are eagerly anticipated by our customers, who 'feast' on the piles of some genuinely exclusive stock and bargains - generally sold from 25p to no more than £5!

We have a Rummage Sale on this weekend (24th and 25th June 2011) - so come along and see for yourself. Visit our website for more details.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Label Traders in June's issue of Prima Magazine

Isn’t it great when someone blows your trumpet for you?

We are always very grateful when customers tell us how much they like Label Traders, whether they do that in person, on Facebook, or any other way they choose. But, how brilliant when someone decides to sing your praises in one of the leading, national  women’s magazines!

If you’ve seen the June issue of Prima magazine you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. Local lady, Carol Evans, came under the spotlight, when Prima asked her to tell them a little bit about herself and her favourite things for their ‘My life put simply’ feature.

When asked to name her favourite shop Carol said: “It would have to be Label Traders in Sutton-in-Ashfield. It’s a local factory shop with bargains galore and clearance sales monthly. Heaven on a budget.”

Thanks very much Carol, what a thrill we all got here when we read that! We’re also hoping that, as Prima is one of the best-selling magazines in the UK, at least a few of the quarter of a million readers will be wanting to check out Carol’s recommendation!

Read what Carol had to say about us below...

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Brand New Web-site Launched today !

Our brand new webs-site has just been launched.

It has some great new features including
  • An Exclusive VIP area
  • Latest News, Events and Special Offers
  • Details of all new stocks
  • A fantastic new Promotional Video
Have a look at and let us know your feedback.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

More Savings at Label Traders!!

It gets to this time of year when everyone seems a bit down. The weather is gloomy, petrol is going up, gas and electricity are going up, christmas is finished and there is nothing to look forward to.

However, Label Traders based in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire can offer something to releive those gloomy days! Not only do we offer Ladies, men's & children's genuine high street branded clothing with up to 70% off anyway but we are also offering a further 50% off selected items of ladieswear for a limited period only!!

So not only do you get up to 70% off high street prices, but now there is an EXTRA 50% off too - this is too good to miss, hurry before stocks run out.

So, that is definately something to look forward to - cheer yourselves up ladies with a new wardrobe. Pop into Label Traders today, your genuine Factory Outlet, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts for huge savings. Visit the website for directions.

Label Traders - Even more HUGE savings on branded items!