Stock or Tailor-made bag?

UK Stock bag or Bespoke bag?

Whether you require a stock bag or bespoke tailor-made option will depend on various details such as budget, lead time and design features like the incorporation of metal hardware and leather straps, for example. You need to decide what you want your bag for and what it might look like, so that we can make recommendations and provide the most accurate quote possible.

UK Stock bag or Bespoke bag?

Whether you require a stock bag or bespoke tailor-made option will depend on various details such as budget, lead time and design features like the incorporation of metal hardware and leather straps, for example. You need to decide what you want your bag for and what it might look like, so that we can make recommendations and provide the most accurate quote possible.

How do we determine the difference?

Not sure whether your branded bag specification falls within what we call a bespoke bag or a stock bag? In summary, the elements that determine which route you go are:
  • Purpose – what is the bag for? This will determine whether there is a stock bag suitable or if we should make it specifically.
  • Timeline – when do you need the bags for? A stock bag can be customised and delivered quicker than a completely bespoke bag that is made from scratch.
  • Budget – how much do you want to spend on the project?
You can call us or email us with your questions, or you can send us your artwork and ideas so we can help you with that. Read on for more on how to work out the difference between a stock and bespoke bag.

Stock or bespoke bag?

Not sure whether your specification falls within what we call a bespoke bag or a stock bag? Anytime you contact us about producing a branded promotional bag, there are certain questions we always ask to help us determine the answer to that… Whether you require a stock bag or bespoke tailor-made option will depend on various details such as budget, lead time and design features like the incorporation of metal hardware and leather straps, for example. You need to decide what you want your bag for and what it might look like, so that we can make recommendations and provide the most accurate quote possible.

What is a stock bag?

Stock bags, also referred to as off-the-shelf bags or ready-to-print-bags, offer fewer options for customisation, compared to tailor-made styles. However, they have their advantages, including being quicker to produce. In order to determine whether or not your needs can be achieved within the limits imposed by stock bags, we will need a certain amount of information about your design. Below you’ll find our handy guide to these basic aspects that need to be considered and find out how we go about producing a bag! Visit our dedicated page for more information on the bespoke bag options available (from custom fabrics to poppers and fastenings).

Stock bags, also referred to as off-the-shelf bags, ready-made bags or ready-to-print-bags, offer fewer options for customisation, compared to tailor-made styles. However, they have their advantages, including being quicker to produce. In order to determine whether or not your needs can be achieved within the limits imposed by stock bags, we will need a certain amount of information about your project including:
  • What is the bag for?
  • When do you need it?
  • How much do you want to spend?
  • What do you want to print on it?

Bespoke tote bag
with leather

Bespoke pocket
with label

Bespoke dyed leather
handles

Stock bags in short…

Stock bags, also referred to as off-the-shelf bags or ready-to-print-bags, offer fewer options for customisation, compared to tailor-made styles. However, they have their advantages, including being quicker to produce. In order to determine whether or not your needs can be achieved within the limits imposed by stock bags, we will need a certain amount of information about your design. Below you’ll find our handy guide to these basic aspects that need to be considered and find out how we go about producing a bag! Visit our dedicated page for more information on the bespoke bag options available (from custom fabrics to poppers and fastenings).

What is a bespoke bag?

Bespoke bags are made from scratch in any fabric, at any size and with any detailing such as pockets, different handle types, variety of closure options and linings. We can dye fabric to match a Pantone reference, we can add a lining of any kind and include elements that a ready-made bag won’t have. Find out more about bespoke bags.

What’s the bag for?

What is the branded bag for?

Is it to sell a product in? Will you use the bag as a giveaway at an exhibition? Are you a retailer and selling your promotional reusable bags? Perhaps it’s a hospitality gift, school bag or party pack?

How many do you want?

How many branded bags do you need?

Our minimum order quantity is 200 for ‘stock’ bags and 250 for ‘tailor-made’ bags, but we can manufacture as many as you like. The more you order, the cheaper the unit price.

Design

Do you need help with design or got an idea already? We can create something from scratch for you and keep within your brand guidelines.

When do you need it?

When do you need your branded bag?

If you’re in a rush, then your options for decoration are print and embroidery which we’ll handle in our UK facility. If it’s a truly bespoke bag, then the lead time is in the future, then we’ll use our European or Far East facility.

Pre-production samples of your bag

We will supply a pre-production sample if your lead time allows it. This will allow you to make changes prior to full production or show your client for final approval.

Bag style and size

Is it a rucksack, promotional tote bag, drawstring bag, piece of luggage, messenger bag, or a presentation bag? Perhaps a tablet sleeve or laptop case? Whatever you’re looking for, we can help you.

Budget

It helps if you know what budget you have in mind. Not so we can spend it but so we can make recommendations about fabric weight and decoration options that sit within your budget.

Production

Once you’ve approved your quote, we will create a pre-production sample of your bag. On approval, we will launch full production to meet your required delivery date.

Brief us about your bag

When you’re ready, fill in our bag brief template and send it to us for a quote. For advice on any aspect of your bag design, just give us a call or drop us an email!

What’s the bag for?

Is it to sell a product in? Will you use the bag as a giveaway at an exhibition? Are you a retailer and selling your promotional reusable bags? Perhaps it’s a hospitality gift, school bag or party pack?

How many do you want?

Our minimum order quantity is 200 for ‘stock’ bags and 250 for ‘tailor-made’ bags, but we can manufacture as many as you like. The more you order, the cheaper the unit price.

Design

Do you need help with design or got an idea already? We can create something from scratch for you and keep within your brand guidelines.

When do you need it?

If you’re in a rush, then your options for decoration are print and embroidery which we’ll handle in our UK facility. A truly bespoke bag, then the lead time is longer and we’ll use our European or Far East facility.

Pre-production samples

We will supply a pre-production sample if your lead time allows it. This will allow you to make changes prior to full production or show your client for final approval.

Bag style and size

Is it a rucksack, promotional tote bag, drawstring bag, piece of luggage, messenger bag, or a presentation bag? Perhaps a tablet sleeve or laptop case? Whatever you’re looking for, we can help you.

Budget

It helps if you know what budget you have in mind. Not so we can spend it but so we can make recommendations about fabric weight and decoration options that sit within your budget.

Production

Once you’ve approved your quote, we will create a pre-production sample of your bag. On approval, we will launch full production to meet your required delivery date.