(mack11211 @ April 26 2005,20:35) How does the Century 21 in Brooklyn compare to the one in lower Manhattan?
It is very hit and miss, but it has less big-ticket shoppers than the downtown Manhattan one. Â I live a few blocks away and used to go there quite frequently and would sometimes find good deals. Along with the suits I mentioned (which will sit there for a while), they have a mountain of Isaia shirts right now, and they usually get some Brionis that feel like they're made for wear in Siberia and others with weird patterns and colors. Â Tie selection is awful, but they get a decent selection of shirts from YSL, Ferre, and similar brands.
I actually like the tie selection there. They have the same number of awful ties as the Manhattan C21, but I think you have fewer tie-buying shoppers, so the good ones stick around for a while. At $40, they had a full rack of Zegnas, Battistonis, Etros, Churchs (actually very good ties), etc. Of course you have hundreds of Kenneth Cole ties and $80 Gucci monstrosities, but that's Century 21 for you.