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lol at this pic from vox's tumblr, I thought he photoshopped himself in because he's posing like he's taking a fitpic,.like he can't do anything else in front of a camera and that's how he looks now after posting so many fitpics
post #84497 of 109053
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You think that it's tough for them to do white goods? It absolutely still sucks at fashion. That said, a giant like that has $$$ and resources to throw into getting things right. And with initiatives like Myhabit and buying companies like Zappos, it's learning fast. 

Funny you skipped over Shopbop (and now East Dane). That site is a monster. East Dane seems set on succeeding where Park & Bond failed, and with Amazon's infrastructure they probably will.

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Re. Ebay and Paypal - Giants like China's Alibaba do pose a threat, but if that happens, it's "Hail to the new king". The scale is what allows them to do whatever the fuck it is they want. Look at our marketplace - we have a really large audience dedicated to one thing, and it's still harder to sell stuff here, with exceptions (like niche CM stuff), than on Ebay, because *everyone* is looking there. And nobody, fanatics aside, is going to eschew a platform, both as a seller and a buyer, because they just don't like their policies. If they have the goods, the consumer will go. If they have the (huge) audience, the buyers will go.

Amazon has huge market penetration, better prices, better customer service (including things like shipping options), and better selection, than anything else out there. There are essentially no complaints about it, anywhere. If I want something, and fast, like really good mooncakes from HongKong, I go to Amazon, use my Amazon Prime account, and Hong Kong sourced mooncakes at my door in 2 days, for $2.75 or some ridiculously low shipping. I need a fast gift or pair of running shoes? My VIP Zappos (Amazon owned) gets me stuff overnighted. I generally don't even look anywhere else.

In e-commerce, there is a lot of space along the margins, in the niches that are hard for Amazon, just because it's hard for a huge company to deal with really small clients. The problem is that these are not competitors in any meaningful way. They are rats going after the scraps.

Are there alternatives to Amazon? I could see that happening. For example, if a platform like BigCommerce or Shopify decided to start doing all the hosting, handle payments in exchange for a fee, you could start to see some scale. There is probably a model out there that will challenge Amazon, but that remains hidden in the future.

I don't see Alibaba ever being a threat, as they mostly deal in knock offs etc., so they would need a huge revamp before that would be that would be possible.

My main problem with amazon at least here in Europe, is that they are not cheap and a large part of what they sell is sold via retailers and I often get "we don't ship to your location", so I pretty much stopped using Amazon, I think we get an Amazon light here.

I mostly used Amazon for books etc. and mostly buying via Gestalten etc. is cheaper and I've never received a book from Amazon, without it looking it had been used to test anvils.

Farfetch is pretty close to doing a clothing version of Amazon, at least based on Amazon Europe, hosting e-commerce for a lot of high end clothing shop.
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lol at this pic from vox's tumblr, I thought he photoshopped himself in because he's posing like he's taking a fitpic,.like he can't do anything else in front of a camera and that's how he looks now after posting so many fitpics

He doesn't actually locomote by walking. Instead, he stays in that pose and hovers from place to place two inches above the ground
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y/n?
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

You all made me believe NYC was going to be full of next level fits. Lies.

Where'd you go/what'd you do? I've been pretty impressed but obv it's not like everybody, just better than most places.
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y/n?

I finally checked out some of the stuff yesterday and felt underwhelmed like most everyone else. That shirt looked pretty good, but felt terrible, and the raw edgings on the shoulders looked closer to mall-level tacky than fashion forward. The color-block tees were OK, though I didn't realize the white portions of them were pique cotton. That color-block sweatshirt that noob posted a little while back felt decent, but I didn't get a chance to try it on.

After all that, I actually wound up leaving with some Mossimo tees and sweatpants for all of my autumn lounging needs. GF wound up grabbing a white Mossimo dinner jacket and black floppy hat, further hardening that sense of jealousy in me that women can find some really nice looking stuff at pretty much any place that sells clothes.
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whats going on with siki aw13 stocks? havent seen it anywhere plain.gif

I've seen some stuff on Far Fetch and I think all of their stock is from H. Lorenzo.
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the raw edgings on the shoulders looked closer to mall-level tacky than fashion forward.

That's what had sunk it for me as well, though I think the monochrome button-fronts (the ones with the T-shirt sleeves) fare a little better, as the seams don't leap out at you.


The cardigan looks pretty good worn, though though it smells, mysteriously, of plastic. puzzled.gif

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sink sank sunk

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re: Lim/Target: it would've been fine if they'd stuck to basics or upped the prices, but instead you get cheap clothes with bad fabrics and poorly-done "premium" details, like this wonky-ass hidden button placket and puckered collar:


And this $300 leather jacket that looks like some mall store PVC monstrosity:


As best as it can be judged from the released photos, the Marant/H&M collection seems to strike a much better balance of design/quality at the expense of significantly higher prices.
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He doesn't actually locomote by walking. Instead, he stays in that pose and hovers from place to place two inches above the ground

To expand on this-- where does Vox live? SF? I want someone to convince vox to star in a stop motion video where he, I dunno, takes a trip to the corner sandwich shop while doing a hovering robo pose. Like seriously, someone get on this.
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They don't. They charge a fee for the software. There are tons of (legal) liabilities when you start taking fees for transactions. To do what Ebay is doing (not sure what the Amazon fee model for hosted stores is), you need a huge infrastructure in place to police things. It sounds like the obvious way to do things (everyone suggests it), but you get into a morass of rules and regulations.
You think that it's tough for them to do white goods? It absolutely still sucks at fashion. That said, a giant like that has $$$ and resources to throw into getting things right. And with initiatives like Myhabit and buying companies like Zappos, it's learning fast. The google model of "if you don't know how to do it, acquire someone who does and use their technology and expertise" is not a bad one.
I dunno. Why would this be a big revolution? Small stores would use it. It would be a cool niche product. But small stores already have workarounds that work okay, and for the big players, it's much more economical to split your business up into B&M and a pureplay. It would make no sense for Walmart, for example to want to integrate their checkout systems.

 

You say that, but then if you do it properly, you end up with a lot more scenarios like this: 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/02/16/how-target-figured-out-a-teen-girl-was-pregnant-before-her-father-did/

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To expand on this-- where does Vox live? SF? I want someone to convince vox to star in a stop motion video where he, I dunno, takes a trip to the corner sandwich shop while doing a hovering robo pose. Like seriously, someone get on this.

boston, i believe
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

You all made me believe NYC was going to be full of next level fits. Lies.

I mean, I noticed that the majority of people looked a lot more "put together" than here, and it was clear that most put thought into what they wore. But I saw very very few actually impressive fits or anything interesting (some guy wearing a Doma/Yohji long shirt and black harem pants??!), and certainly saw some real fails (diaper drop crotch and KVA sneaks on a nerdy skinny-fat white dude). Did see a lot of people I assumed were models though (long legs, very thin, exotic/interesting/beautiful faces), and they looked pretty great even wearing normal clothing
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