shoefan, are those results from Ebay or store shopping?
In general, from store shopping. Â I have seen a few good deals on items from e-bay, but obviously the audience of customers watching items on ebay is alot larger than knowledgable customers walking into a particluar retail location. Â In my experience, the good thing about retail locations is that most customers walking into a Nordstrom Rack or Off Fifth are looking for inexpensive items, and therefore aren't interested in, say, an Oxxford suit for $599, so these often languish and then get further marked down. Â Furthermore, many of the customers of these establishments probably don't know Isaia, Kiton, Saint Andrews, or even Oxxford from Boss, Armani, etc, so you can often find great deals on the really good stuff. In general, I find Off Fifth to be the best spot for bargains, although this is highly dependent on location; some of their stores seem to get alot more high-end goods than others. Â Nordstrom Rack has, in my experience, declined in quality over the years, as they no longer seem to sell much or any Oxxford or other top level brands. Â Seems like most of their goods are bought specifically for the Rack rather than being from the mainline stores. Â Nieman Marcus Last Call has some incredible stuff, but the prices are typically not that great, unless you find things with additional markdowns. Â Also, their small number of locations makes it difficult for me to get to them with any frequency, given where I live. Â I hold out hopes that Brooks Brothers, with its new ownership, will return to some approximation of its former glory -- right now, the BB Factory stores are virtually worthless. Filenes Basement occasionally gets good stuff at certain stores; they have Oxxford suits that it appears they get from Oxxford (cancelled orders?); these have gone up to $899 (I think), but there are occasional sales and special promotions which can knock these down to as little as $399. IMO, the Barney's factory stores are also basically worthless, except they have some decent ties. Obviously, I spend waaaay too much time shopping.