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     We are temporarily closed so that we can complete a major overhaul of our business, including this web site and NEW DESIGNS of our garments.

Instead of checking back, if you would like notified when we are ready for our Grand Re-Opening, send an email  requesting to be notified.  We will email or snail mail when the big moment arrives.  FLASH  ....  1-12-11 ..... if you have been checking on us ... FYI .... we are VERY close to re-opening for a short time only.... I am trying to retire..... will do updates and new data to enable sell off of remaining  stock ....Updating has begun 1-12-11


Because of spoofing (email identity theft), our email address may be blocked by your Spam blocker.  If you wish to have your email answered or receive any correspondence from us .....  Be sure our address is NOT listed as blocked by your Spam Filter.  Tell your computer to allow email from us.  (We do not use 'cookies' so this part is not a problem)               

OK, so now get back to grooming your dog for the next show or come on in  &  look around         

                   This page  still being developed   

 

After being started in 1992 we have embarked on improving on this great idea and hope you like the changes we're making as much as we do.  It has taken considerably longer than expected to 'over-haul' the business but we're confident you will be happy with what you find.

ALL of our garments have been and proudly remain "Made in USA".  We are not a big company that produces large volumes in factories (so that ya'll end up wearing zakly the same thing !).  BIScuts Handlerwear is now made by highly talented sewists working from their home in their "spare" time.  (It has been our experience that 'factories' can produce at a lower cost BUT we have found the quality of fabrics and the stitching not up to our standards. The clothing simply does not hold up to the abuse we dog show ladies can put on them

            Consider this VALUE scenario ..... Cost per wearing

                                     Skirt Price    $25    Worn 5 times then falls apart     =    $5.00 per wearing

                                     Skirt Price    $50    Worn 20 times NOT yet deteriorating =  $2.50 per wearing

        So it is cheaper to buy better quality that will last - especially if that dress turns out to be your best "lucky" winning dress. Then, you certainly don't want it to fall apart before that particular dog is finished ! 

Our prices reflect the cost of the fabric, all the notions (zipper, buttons, snaps etc...) and the cost to either ship it or expense to bring our booth to a show.  Our final add is our labor, which varies, but trust that this amount is considerably less than half of minimum wage!!  We are more of a hobby business and not high volume, not high profit ..... so please,  .... stop and think .....   Yes, garments can be purchased for less, but they are neither the quality fabrics nor the special designs that us dog showing gals need  (Oh duh, otherwise you wouldn't be here shopping for an outfit if the designs were already easily available at a lesser cost)  And it should go without saying, our prices are far below high end suits (that don't have proper pockets anyway) that must be dry cleaned adding more cost and inconvenience (getting it back from cleaners in time for next weekend) Been there ! Done that!  Thus the reason BIScuts came into being  J

NEWS  NOTE: There is someone  claiming to be selling Best In Show clothes.  Please do not be fooled by this misleading claim.  BIScuts dog show clothes are NOT sold thru to anyone except directly to our customers.                FLASH !!!   I have just been told by 2 other dog show vendors that this individual is now saying that he "makes all the stuff and that BIScuts is a wholesaler for him".  Oh Brothah!  Ladies,  please,  buyer beware ..... be educated on what you are buying & from whom before you hand over any money !  One last comment on this subject .....Top quality is not cheap.  Well bred, top winning dogs do not come from flea market type street vendors!  Likewise, for the most part, the same can hold true for your clothes  ......  you get what you pay for!  BIScuts will no longer repair shoulder seams nor fix hems (yes we have!) on items purchased from this mean spirited competitor ( who by-the-way, has NEVER bred nor shown a dog!!!).

 

In addition to our Catalog Sales we only occasionally attend dog shows and set up our Vendor Booth to offer our products. Please stop by, as we will frequently offer Closeout Specials and "This show only" Sales. We will also periodically introduce new items in limited quantities - so see us early for the best selections. We'll be there ALL weekend. Shop Early for best selection! OR if you're too busy (showing) during the day, we will give you a 'private' shopping appointment after Best In Show .... let us know in advance, and we'll take you in after normal hours. Remember, this is by appointment only... and yes, your appointment can be set by email now.

Quantities are Limited

We limit the number of garments made from each print for two reasons:

  • First, we can use more prints which gives the show community more variety and less chance of duplication.
  • Second, most prints we use are manufactured for only one season so we only get one chance to produce apparel from it.

May we suggest shopping early and having more than one choice of fabric in mind when placing orders. FYI ....We sew in

the winter months and majority of our customers do their buying during the very early spring.  Selection becomes minimal during the

summer and fall.

 

We will not be re-printing a paper catalog.  It is too expensive compared now to the internet costs. AND, a printed catalog becomes outdated almost as soon as the ink dries, yet we can easily (yeah right) and instantly (supposed to)  keep our Internet On-Line Catalog current at all times.  The Web catalog cost is a fraction of the costs to print & mail paper catalogs.  The lower our costs to do business, the lower we can price our garments.  So anyway, if you got here and are reading this, there is no need to request a catalog ..... you're looking at it !!      (Unless you would like a copy of our old catalog.  Seems the media likes to advise the public that an internet company isn't real unless the customer receives a catalog.  I cringe every time I hear them telling people to request a catalog before they buy over the internet.  Ah well, another case of a few bad guys ruin it for the majority of good folks)  Anyway, we do still have a few left over copies of our printed catalog and would be more than happy to send you one if you'd like

 

Gentle Reminders to BIScuts from Sewing Business experts:

Its always a good idea to tell your customer how much time and effort is put into creating the product.  People who don't sew really don't know how much effort it takes to make anything in the sewing room.  Non-sewists rarely comprehend the amount of time spent considering fabric choices, thread colors, designing & placement, ironing, pressing, machine care, and maintenance. Not to mention bookkeeping, marketing, internet maintenance and so much more goes in to having that final garment ready for sale.  From concept to fabric set-up, to cutting it out then sewing it and loading its detail to the Web and in bookkeeping of inventory & sales ......  well it can be well over 12 hours start to finish per garment.  At only minimum wage that is about $75 per garment just for labor.  So, Please don't ask for a lower price nor think the final garment prices are high and "pricey".   Made in USA prices are slightly higher than those those made in foreign countries, and no doubt most have heard about those horrible conditions and child labor.  Enough said - THANK YOU !!
 
Even if you don't charge for your embroidery, let people know that while you enjoy creating, a considerable amount of time and energy is used in the sewing room.  One fellow embroiderer includes a handwritten card, and on that card she shares the effort that went into creating a gift: 

This embroidery is given to you with love and friendship
3 hours of sewing time embroider only
14,000 stitches
May you enjoy wearing it as much as I enjoyed making it. 

 


BIScuts   is a Federally Registered Trademark.  All in the 'industry' know that the BIS stands for Best In Show.  Thus the use of

this term in relation to dog show clothes for ladies or women's clothing or apparel for Dog  Show events may easily infringe upon

 this registration  and  violate Trademark law.

show clothes Best In Show

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