Redefining Value: Our Alternative to Black Friday Deals

November 24, 2023 3 min read

Redefining Value: Our Alternative to Black Friday Deals

As the leaves turn and the air grows crisp (at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere), we find ourselves amidst the buzz of the holiday season. A time that, for many businesses, is synonymous with one of the most frenetic shopping periods: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But at LVX, we’ve made a conscious decision to step away from this whirlwind of sales gimmicks and deep discounts.

We often get questions about when our customers can expect sales and coupon codes, and so we wanted to share with you why this choice is integral to our values, and how it supports the artisan community at large.

The Essence of Our Craft

At our core is a deep-rooted passion for craftsmanship. Each piece we create is a story woven into leather, carved into wood, and expressed through meticulous design. In an era where mass production is the norm, our handcrafted, unique, made-to-order pieces stand as a testament to what we hold dear: enduring luxury and unparalleled quality.

The Impact of Black Friday on Small Businesses and Artisans

Black Friday often means steep discounts, a practice that can be particularly challenging for small businesses and artisans like us. Let’s delve into why:

  • Undervaluing the Craft: Deep discounts can sometimes diminish the perceived value of artisanal work. The effort, time, and skill that go into each handcrafted piece are often overlooked in the rush for bargains.

  • Compromised Quality: The pressure to participate in Black Friday sales can sometimes lead to a compromise in quality. For artisans, whose work is defined by attention to detail, this is a scenario we choose to avoid. It is sadly not uncommon for makers to succumb to the pressure to perform like a mass manufacturer during sales seasons, which ends up costing them far greater than any potential increase in order volume. 

  • Economic Strain: Small businesses--especially those who are handmaking their products--operate with narrower profit margins. Massive discounts can strain these margins to the point where it becomes unsustainable to offer high-quality products. We price our work thoughtfully, so that we so that we can offer you artisanal BDSM pieces that honor our dedication to craftsmanship, while also sustaining our ability to serve you year-round.

Our Approach: Quality Over Quantity

This choice is about more than economics; it's about preserving the integrity of our craft, and standing in solidarity with others like us. We prioritize quality over quantity, a principle that often clashes with the high-volume demands of Black Friday. Our dedication to maintaining the highest standards means that each cut, stitch, and polish is a reflection of our commitment to excellence.

An Alternative Path

Instead of succumbing to the pressure of seasonal sales, we invite you to experience the true essence of luxury at LVX. Our website is a portal to a world where each product is crafted with individual attention and care, transcending the fleeting allure of holiday sales.

Supporting Artisanal Excellence

By choosing not to participate in Black Friday, we’re not just making a statement about our products but also about the value of artisanal work in a broader sense. We believe in supporting an ecosystem where craftsmanship is appreciated and sustained.

We thank you, our cherished customers, for understanding and supporting this ethos. Your choice to invest in handcrafted products from us is a nod to the beauty of craftsmanship and the importance of supporting small businesses.

Join us in celebrating the art of the unique, the personal, and the enduring – far beyond the realm of seasonal sales.