How to Get One of Our Unique Purses
Hello, glorious sugar noodles! If you’re here to snag a unique handbag from our collection of quirky characters, you may have noticed that many of the product listings indicate that they are not available right now.
That’s not a mistake!
Our signature figural wicker bags are, for the most part, only available by pre-order (we occasionally make exceptions, such as seasonal designs released in time for Easter, Christmas, our anniversary, etc).
That’s because these splendid style statements are very special handbags made to order. Each month, we select a couple of featured designs (they could be past favourites or new designs!) to make available to our community via pre-order.
To reiterate: once a month - typically towards the end of the month - we choose up to three unique purse designs to make available for pre-order. It might be an older design. It might be a new design. It might be one older purse design, and one new design. Even we don’t know!
Here’s what we do know about our unique purse pre-order process: We'll announce the designs we've chosen up to two weeks ahead of the pre-order period. We’ll feature them in our socials and in the newsletter. We'll also share the pre-order dates.
When pre-orders open, you'll have up to five days to place your pre-order, which you can do by navigating to the unique bag listing you want and selecting either the payment plan request form, or simply 'add to cart' (if you're happy to pay in full)!
That's it! That's all there is to it!
We’ve been in the business of serving up unique designer handbags for a while now, and that includes figuring out the best way to get you your beloved new bag. We've trialled both pre-orders and in-stock releases and have polled and discussed both options with our customer base at length.
You - our fabulous would-be customers and existing Wicker Darling family - have overwhelmingly indicated that, when it comes to purchasing our unique purses, you prefer our pre-order system, with the only notable drawback being the turnaround time.
You have indicated you love pre-ordering our unique handbags because:
Everyone everywhere can shop more easily.
Though our bags are online in Australia, we have a growing number of Wicker Darling customers all around the world. And, with pre-order, our international customers don't need to worry about missing out on bags because you're asleep or at work when new unique designs are released.
It levels the playing field when a design is released.
You don't need to experience the anxiety of sitting in front of your device for the release time, hoping you won't miss out if the in-stock wicker bags rapidly sell out.
It keeps the costs of our unique designer handbags as low as possible.
“Handbags made to order” simply means taking the guesswork out for me and the artisans that make them. We can order only what’s needed, cutting back on unsold stock and storage expenses, which most companies absorb by raising prices.
It allows us to offer purse payment plans.
Our pre-orders give you the chance to pay a deposit and secure your order, paying the balance later. This means more people can love our unique purses and bags!
It supports slow fashion and nearly eliminates waste in the form of unused stock.
No stock = no unused materials or landfills full of lovely purses. Unlike other luxury brands, we don't shred unsold designs to 'maintain scarcity': we're committed to sustainable and ethical production practices wherever possible.
It puts panic purchases and buyer’s remorse in the past.
Our pre-order periods - typically two to four weeks long - give you time to consider your budget and the unique purse you are about to purchase.
It ensures that your purchase is truly a unique one.
As our handbags are made to order, each one is a limited edition. As of June 2021, none of our collections have surpassed 130 pieces, and most of our collections have been under 50.
By offering the bulk of our unique wicker handbags on pre-order, it allows us to bring one of our core business intentions to life: making sure you love your buying experience with us each and every time.
Be the First to Hear About Our Next Pre-order
Time and time again, Wicker Darling customers tell us our unique purses and bags are investment pieces well worth the waiting period. We are committed to keeping our customers happy, and while pre-orders continue to work for you, we'll continue to maintain this practice!
To be the first to hear about our next release and pro-order period, make sure you are on our mailing list.