First Sale In 21 Years!
Good things take time. So SAS Sport’s clearance sale in the school holidays should be epic given it has been 21 years in the making!
When Tim Connolly founded SAS Sport in 1998 the emphasis was on custom-made product direct to sports teams and, because all apparel was made to order, there were no leftovers to put on sale.
Now, in 2019, the landscape is different. SAS Sport has merchandise ranges across a variety of sports and a new partnership has delivered quality apparel from the world-famous Lotto and Samurai brands into the mix.
To make way for the Lotto range and other new apparel lines, and to cater for a growing emphasis on accessories such as bags, balls and playing equipment, SAS Sport is having a massive clearance sale at the (relatively) new Manukau store it shares with The Uniform Shoppe.
“This will be a unique sale because it’s the first we’ve had in more than twenty years,” Connolly said. “We’ve cleared out overflowing store rooms and found some rare samples and also treasures from our time sponsoring elite sports teams such as the Black Sox softballers.”
Connolly says all types of jackets, hoodies, polos, t-shirts and shorts, including Tag shorts, will be on sale at ridiculous prices, in some cases discounted by 70% or more.
“Staff are debating whether a $120 jacket should be on sale at $20 or $25, but it doesn’t matter, it’s a massive bargain whichever price they choose. I don’t want the gear cluttering up the store room so there will be some sharp deals.”
Connolly thinks smart customers will buy now for Christmas prezzies and he believes social teams could be on to a winner if they get in early.
“It’s a good time to buy the same jackets for your fishing crew or the same t-shirts for your pub quiz team.
“We’ve never sold such quality apparel at these prices and I can’t see us doing it again for another twenty years!”
Where: SAS Sport, 1 Ronwood Avenue, Manukau
When: From 8.30am Thursday 11th July 2019 for three days (or until sale stock is sold). The store stays open until 4pm on Saturday 13 July
What: Jackets, tracksuits, hoodies, polos, t-shirts, playing tops and shorts from Lotto, Samurai and SAS Sport
Why: To spread apparel joy…and clear space for sportswear fashion’s next great things