So I received an email inviting me to a preview evening for the Manchester Rapha sample sale, with the chance, allegedly, to pick up a bargain or five without the jumble sale madness that will accompany the full-on event tomorrow (Saturday). I arrived about 30 minutes before it was due to start, which handily put me right at the front of the queue. Talking to the chap on the door established that one of the picks was the Paul Smith performance rain jackets for £50 (close to 75% off I think), so I went straight in that direction once everyone was allowed in.
No jumble sale madness? It was bedlam! Good though. I ended up coming away with:
PS rain jacket
Pro bib short
La doyenne t-shirt
That lot cost less than the RRP of the rain jacket alone, so i'm well chuffed. Get yourselves down there, but allow plenty of time to queue and pay, it took ages. Thanks for putting the event on guys.
(I like the fact that the staff are cyclists, so they did 'get' the product etc. they had their own bikes stashed at the back of the basement too - the red Merckx looked sweet!)