Originally Posted by JayJay
I visited lots of stores but left empty-handed except for an RL argyle cotton/cashmere sweater vest and an RL madras bd shirt from Lord & Taylor on deep discount. I was surprised that nothing in Louis Boston, RL, BB, Saks and other stores appealed to me enough to make a purchase. It was nice to visit the shops nonetheless.
i've been making the rounds of the various "high-end" stores in boston and there's definitely a mentalityof "who will blink first" in regards to summer sales. unfortunately for most of these stores, saks is fairly levered and desperate to keep monthly same-store-sales up, so they're just ripping price points down w/ basically 30% off everything. mind boggling. saks in copley wasn't exactly crowded, but in comparison neiman and barney's were a ghost town. i saw a theory blazer i liked at barney's, found the exact same one at SFA for about 40% cheaper ...
meanwhile, is it just boston or does hugo boss look desperate? their retail locations in copley/natick are just massively discounted and their merchandise dominates the sales racks at most of the dept. stores. looks like their private equity owners got ambitious and haven't right-sized inventory yet. i understand their stuff isn't up to snuff for the purists here, but their quality and fit are fairly good when marked down by 75%.