...and you can even buy a shirt from LN-CC that says "bore" on it
No this is not how it works. Unless you're a mastodonte retailer with dozens of doors who bullies its suppliers with impossible terms, and then puts back unsold stock to them.
Retailing is a lot of cash tied into inventory and incredibly uncertain profit margins because of the never-ending race to the bottom of deeper discounts, earlier and earlier in the season. Why do you think all those retailers go bankrupt? I mean, Barneys goes bankrupt once a decade...
because they're in debt (payables to the brands) and they aren't generating enough cash to pay it down.