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Super boring buys for men's and boring brands, mostly... Snoozefest

...and you can even buy a shirt from LN-CC that says "bore" on it



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post #108782 of 109053
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i thought the way most clothing retail works is that the brand ships you the clothes. then if you sell it then you pay them if not you ship them back? seemedvery not risky

well, you're tying up cash flow, stock room, etc. in products that don't generate returns, so there's the inherent opportunity cost there. i don't think all brands operate that way, especially if the stock run is limited and produced specifically for the store. buying back inventory is something larger brands can afford to do, but i doubt the smaller, "artisanal" brands that ln-cc couldn't pay back operated that way. if i had to guess, they probably had some sort of line of credit from them.
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i thought the way most clothing retail works is that the brand ships you the clothes. then if you sell it then you pay them if not you ship them back? seemedvery not risky

 

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...    

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Favorite part of lncc was the 60%+ off price tag and still able yo get dope-ass stuff.
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Unless you're a mastodonte retailer [...] who bullies its suppliers with impossible terms, and then puts back unsold stock to them.     

I offer a crisp $5 bill to the person who can film our 6'3" friend Greg walking down the aisles of Pitti Uomo, bullying small Japanese reps for better terms.
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A Netflix Original Series
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I offer $5...
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I offer $10...
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I offer a crisp $5 bill to the person who can film our 6'3" friend Greg...

Wait a minute, what are you planning on doing with all these videos of Greg and Synthese? patch[1].gif

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Edited by noob in 89 - 5/7/15 at 6:01pm
post #108788 of 109053
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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...    

so then how is it that we hear about all these stores going bankrupt because they owe money for clothing sent by brands? like ln-cc, that "streetwear" brand that cannot be named, (and what was that mens specialty clothing store run by two largish guys that went bankrupt a few years ago?)
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so then how is it that we hear about all these stores going bankrupt because they owe money for clothing sent by brands? like ln-cc, that "streetwear" brand that cannot be named, (and what was that mens specialty clothing store run by two largish guys that went bankrupt a few years ago?)


because they're in debt (payables to the brands) and they aren't generating enough cash to pay it down.

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You don't settle your entire balance upon delivery. Let's say you pay about 30-40% of the cost and pay off the rest later. You go bankrupt because you have too much inventory and not enough cash to pay off your vendors when they all inevitably ask to be paid.
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because they're in debt (payables to the brands) and they aren't generating enough cash to pay it down.

this doesn't answer my terribly warded noobish question
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

You don't settle your entire balance upon delivery. Let's say you pay about 30-40% of the cost and pay off the rest later. You go bankrupt because you have too much inventory and not enough cash to pay off your vendors when they all inevitably ask to be paid.

but this does
post #108792 of 109053
lncc was carrying the trifecta , ann dries yohji. soon as that was done it was all down hill. i wonder how the new b&m location is now
Edited by the shah - 5/7/15 at 6:45pm
post #108793 of 109053
And then small brands that can't collect payment don't have the cash to produce the next collection, or at least not as they want to, and they end up going into debt to do it or they're late delivering and the other stores carrying them get pissed off. And if the stores get the collection late they only have it for so long before markdowns and then the sell through a look terrible. And if they only sell on markdown they're not making good margins. What a freakin mess
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Anyone have any experience with the fit of Silent by Damir Doma jeans from last FW2014?
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And then small brands that can't collect payment don't have the cash to produce the next collection, or at least not as they want to, and they end up going into debt to do it or they're late delivering and the other stores carrying them get pissed off. And if the stores get the collection late they only have it for so long before markdowns and then the sell through a look terrible. And if they only sell on markdown they're not making good margins. What a freakin mess

Yes.... the American retail market is really fucked up. Retail prices are about 2.3x wholesale prices, so when you buy something for 50% off, the store is basically making zero money.
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