Rapha is holding a sample sale over the coming weekend

Rapha has announced a sample sale at its Kilver Court store. It’s in Shepton Mallet in Somerset, so it’s close to Bath, Bristol and Yeovil, and the home of its Archive Store.

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Rapha says that stock for sale will include end of season clothing, production samples and one-off garments which have never been offered for sale. It says that items for sale will include stock in all sizes, from all its ranges and both men’s and women’s products.

Rapha says that although most of the stock is new, there are some customer returns and items which did not pass quality control.


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There are a few caveats though: items can only be returned for a refund or exchange during the sale. Once the sale is over, that’s it. You can’t reserve items in advance or phone to see if specific items are in the sale; all items must be bought in person.

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The sample sale runs from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, between 10:30 and 17:30 on Friday and Saturday and between 10:00 and 17:00 on Sunday. If you’re a member of Rapha Cycling Club, you can start shopping at 9:30 on Friday and Saturday, so you should get the pick of the available stock.

More details on Rapha’s website.