Originally Posted by blairh
I think you are looking at it too much from where you live. (Which is in Scandinavia, correct?)
Here in the States, CG is still a somewhat rare brand with respect to retail locations. This season for example, I found CG at Barneys (Expedition and Citadel only), and Bloomingdale's (Citadel, Manitoba, Chateau, only online, not in my local Bloomingdale's). Nothing in Saks, Neiman Marcus, or Nordstrom.
Locally in Boston I found CG at one of their authorized retail stores (an outdoors store called Hilton Tent City located in a not so desirable area) and The Tannery in Boston (but only a handful of CG coats, unlike their website which carries a lot of the line). If an American wants to buy CG their best bet is to purchase online but even then you are taking a chance if you've never tried on a CG coat with respect to size (and I sadly found out).
yes it is.
I think their Scandinavian agent is at fault for the over saturation of the market, but you can't blame people for wanting to make money, although we all know what happens to brands, who choose this route.
The US price increase could also be, that they are homogenizing, so the product cost the same everywhere, as they are the only brand I can think of with such a big price difference from one market to another.
I wouldn't call Moncler a 100% fashion brand, as some of their stuff can be used for skiing, it's just for people skiing in Gstaad