Maas & Stacks is sort of near me, it is by far my favorite store. It appears they are pretty successful. Their model is definitely to cultivate a customer base. I am like the opposite type of customer they want. I am extremely price sensitive. The only time I've ever bought anything is because it was pretty much an exclusive item and/or something was like 40% off (which was still more expensive than if I would have gotten it from Japan).
The thing is I just feel all bad if I go in and chat them up and try on clothes and not buy anything (but love everything they had) and come in the next month wearing all that stuff they showed me that I bought online for cheaper. Feels weird man.
The thing is, they're successful because they have customers that come in and just sweep buy a lot of stuff, at retail, like crazy visvim +40% on top of Japan prices retail. "Like, oh nice, these look like nice chinos...visvim you say? hm, $500 each? I'll take the navy and khaki then"