What's with the Preorders?
As a small business, we need help financing our productions. So, to test to see if there's even a market for the select apparel item, we offer it for preorder to let you and other like you tell us whether we should proceed with ordering from our factory and how much to order. If only a few purchases are made on an item, we'll cancel it and refund the order. Or if a lot of orders are placed, but a few sizes are not preordered, we'll place an order but often without those sizes. We are a super small business, and in order to bring as much to market as possible, we have to be selective about what we put our money on.
Your card is charged at checkout or funds pulled from Paypal. We offer preorders at between 20-30% off of full retail for the first week of the preorder launch, and then prices start to go up as we get closer to getting stock. That means in order to get the best deals, you should preorder as soon as possible! Preorder items ship out in advance of stock arriving in our store, so preorder customers are the first to get pieces and the first to get to show them off!
We also never close our preorders. But we do risk selling out once product is ordered, and prices start going up.
What is Elhoffer Design?
Elhoffer Design is a Geek-Bound apparel company focused on helping lady-nerds feel amazing and powerful, with the occasional unisex piece for fanboys. We're an extremely small company made up of women, founded and designed by Catherine Elhoffer.
All our apparel is designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. We are proud to keep our productions in the United States and hope you understand that our prices reflect that. Our factory workers are paid minimum wage or more and work in safe conditions, our fabric and yarns are sourced locally and, thus, are not as cheap as import apparel. We value quality and fit, and we manufacture in small and often limited runs. When we sell out, we just might be out for good.