Let’s rip this bandaid off: Bombsheller is restructuring. On May 19th, we will be closing the retail and brand side of company and pivoting to manufacturing exclusively private label clothing. We’re saving our final blog post to say farewell to the end of an era, so for our second-to-last post, we’d like to explain this change and what it means for the Bomb Squad.
If you’re surprised, so were we. This was one of our most successful quarters and 2019 felt like it was going to be our year. I’d like to think that it still will be, but now in a way different from what we previously thought. Our parent company needs to restructure, and that means we do, too. The retail side of the team is moving on with heavy, but full, hearts. We still have our amazing Production team, who will continue to make the best leggings in the game, but exclusively for our Private Label partners. We hope that this means opportunities to help other brands offer inclusive sizing. Luckily, we have time to do a last sale, and already we’re working with our friends and artists to make sure that some of our Shells (in the full size range) will be available in shops across the web. We’ll be updating this blog with a complete list as we add to it.
We get to decide how we’re going out.
This is a privilege that most companies are not afforded, and we want to end this incredible journey as we lived it – with a big-ass celebration. Together, all of us, our team, our fans, and our artists accomplished something amazing and I am so damn proud that I was able to join this wild ride. Starting today and until May 19th you can get 20% off orders with the code “StayBadass”.
What this means for you.
If you have a design that you’ve had in your cart, now is the time to buy it. If you’re in the greater Seattle area, we’ll be doing our final factory Pop-Up Sale on May 18th. If you have a story you want to share with us, we’ve set up a form on the website for your fan mail and love letters. Please help us spread the word of our last sale. We want to make sure that everyone gets their last pair of Shells.
Over the past week, I’ve asked over and over again, “Is it possible to die from a broken heart?” Luckily, the team has my back -even now at the close- and we’re getting by with a little help from our friends. The team is staying on until the end to close this mother down- together. We’re going through the grieving process -together- and I’ve been brought to tears by the thoughtfulness of my coworkers. We might be coming to an end of this version of Bombsheller, but we hope you’ll think of us whenever you wear your Shells.
As is tradition, the end of Bombsheller blogs usually turn into long winded appreciations. This time I want to take a moment to thank the whole Bombsheller team. I just adore you. I am forever grateful for your kindness, your talent, your support, and your hard work. More than ever, I am inspired by you and in awe of your strength. Although I’m sad to see us come to an end as a team, I’m so excited to see what you do next. Thank you for sharing your light with me for the last six years.
To everyone else, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
-As of now, we are no longer taking design submissions, and will no longer be selling Noir Shells
-Use the discount code “StayBadass” for 20% off until May 19th
-Orders placed on and after April 24th are final sale
-Any orders placed before April 24th can be exchanged before May 10th
-If you want to share a story with us, we set up a form on the website here
-Our Social media will turn into an interactive reflection of our time together
-If you’re in the greater Seattle area, we’ll be doing our final factory Pop-Up Sale on May 18th. Join us for the final party!