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post #108796 of 109053
Someone should start a Tumblr of just Moo quotes called Shitty StyleForum Conniption Fits.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
 

 

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...    

I would say that more and more brands are now demanding a 50% deposit, and then the balance on delivery or before, and that even COD is becoming less common now, but there are plenty of brands who offer net 30 or better terms (which are hardly ever honored).  I think that any retailer offering full payment upon delivery should be embraced, but brands are often perhaps overly concerned with getting into a big retailer.  In the "old days", this was probably needed to really build a reputation, but I'm not even sure such a "I've made it!" big retailer exists anymore.

 

From personal experience, I know brands that are owed $30K, $50K from medium sized retailers with a few doors, which have never been paid, and probably never will be.  Larger retailers regularly bully and even straight rip off small designers.

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So uh, looks like I'll be moving to Florida for a bit. The sun scares me and I think I want a hat.. anyone got any recommendations? Thinking maybe something wide-brimmed, I dunno.

 

Also whoa I'm internet-famous now. Thanks moo!

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Nonnative, EG, Etudes. I like all their hats, if I was inclined to wear those kind of hats.

@LA Guy I think Mr Porter is about as close as you can get to an "I've made it" retailer now. Maybe Barneys too (although they seem to pick up and drop people all the time).
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According to Andrea Ciccoli, co-founder and CEO of The Level Group, LN-CC’s greatest asset was its “strong identity,” something other fashion retailers struggle to establish, particularly online. “We’ve seen the volume game being played out — which is what online is still all about these days — and, now, the niches are coming up,” Ciccoli told BoF. “Of course, the focus is on creating the department store, creating the distribution centre, but I think going forward there is going to be much more attention on identity.”

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The Level Group has overhauled the LN-CC website, applying basic best practices in a bid to boost conversion rates, [...] The retailer also plans to ramp up its online marketing activities, “being faster, more dynamic; creating content, putting it on all channels and marketing across the globe


fucking genius
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It's about making a brand statement. It’s not like a commercial store. It’s not about sales,” explained Musardo, who said the company was considering opening a second store, probably in Asia,

hahahaha




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Currently, LN-CC is working on marketing-style initiatives with Paco Rabanne, Vionnet and Kolor, which, according to Musardo, could include events as well as online activations.
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“As soon as you put something out there that isn’t trying just to make money, something honest, that resonates with people,” said Skelton. “Fashion per se is so bland. It’s so controlled. We’ve always been good at just blowing that apart.

the whole thing is so schizophrenic
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

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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Originally Posted by BreezyBirch View Post

Favorite part of lncc was the 60%+ off price tag and still able yo get dope-ass stuff.

The juxtaposition of these two posts. I've been trying to be more loyal to a few retailers. Nmwa and suspension point being the two in particular that I'll buy stuff full price just because is run by good people and it keeps them in business. If ss would just size for muscle bros.... :-)
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i love being friends with conservative foreigners on FB. Important info for all of your wives + girlfriends + yourselves considering shameful, exposing outfits this summer:
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Two young ladies arrived a Meeting wearing clothes that were quite revealing their body
parts. Here is what the Chairman told them:He took a good look at them and made them sit.Then he said something that, they might never forget in their life. He looked at them straight in the eyes and said; "ladies, everything that God made valuable in this world is well covered and hardly to see, find or get.

1. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.

2. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.

3. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers of rock and to get them, you have to work hard & dig deep down to get them.

He looked at them with serious eyes and said;
"Your body is sacred & unique" You are far more precious than gold, diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too."So he added that, if you keep your treasured mineral just like gold, diamond and pearls, deeply covered up, a reputable mining organization with the requisite machinery will fly down and conduct years of extensive exploration.

First, they will contact your government (family), sign professional contracts (wedding) and mine you professionally( legal marriage).But if you leave
your precious minerals uncovered on the surface of the earth, you always attract a lot of illegal miners to come and mine you illegally.Everybody will just pick up their crude instruments and just have a dig on you just freely like that. Keep your
bodies deeply covered so that it invite professional miners to chase you.

Let us all encourage our wives, friends and daughters to dress well and decent!
post #108804 of 109053
Any tips on packing suits?
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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post

i love being friends with conservative foreigners on FB. Important info for all of your wives + girlfriends + yourselves considering shameful, exposing outfits this summer:

Did you deny my friend request?

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post #108806 of 109053
I'm like a cheap fun park. Sure there is a height requirement but if you slip me 10, I'll let you ride. O.o
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Originally Posted by thats.mana View Post

Any tips on packing suits?

Get a garment bag.

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

 

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...    

I think that Barney's was great at building a brand and terrible at building a business.  It seemed to try to combine two nearly incompatible things: coolness, and size.  The other "big" retail based businesses all have a more diversified stable of stores, that reach a broader audience.  That odd combination, coupled with what must be incredible disorganization and lack of focus, seem to be Barney's achilles heel.  

 

I remember when they unveiled their "new" webstore, and it was nearly as bad the old!  Not only that, but the packaging, compared to anyone from No Man Walks Alone to Matches to Flannels to Saks to Neimans, not to mention the many good own brand online retailers (Ralph Lauren comes immediately to mind) is... completely unbranded and non-descript.  And the backend of the system is similarly a mess.  The product taxonomy, which is part of what makes online marketing scaleable, is terrible.  "shirts" can be grouped with vacuum cleaners - it's a bit of an exaggeration, but not really.  Oh right, and the poor, error prone, fulfillment system, probably leads to a much higher return rate.  Also death.

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The juxtaposition of these two posts. I've been trying to be more loyal to a few retailers. Nmwa and suspension point being the two in particular that I'll buy stuff full price just because is run by good people and it keeps them in business. If ss would just size for muscle bros.... :-)

Get on their email list if you haven't already. Their preorders not only reserve a size for you, but there is also a 25% discount when doing so(at least with everything I've seen so far).

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Originally Posted by Mulan View Post

Get on their email list if you haven't already. Their preorders not only reserve a size for you, but there is also a 25% discount when doing so(at least with everything I've seen so far).

SP you mean?

i mean schneider peices tend to be sized for waifish men who while 6ft tall have 38in chests foo.gif
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