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Bargaining at Melrose

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So I went to Melrose yesterday to check out clothes. The north side of Melrose and there were quite a few clothes that looked good. Problem was that the prices are really expensive. Sixty bucks for a t-shirt is really excessive for me. My question is there a way to bargain with these store owners and what types of strategies do you guys use?
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You're talking about Beverly Hills and not some Flea Market right?!
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Umm did you try? I've done it before.
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Originally Posted by Mayday981
So I went to Melrose yesterday to check out clothes. The north side of Melrose and there were quite a few clothes that looked good. Problem was that the prices are really expensive. Sixty bucks for a t-shirt is really excessive for me. My question is there a way to bargain with these store owners and what types of strategies do you guys use?

Depends on the store. If it is a store like Ron Herman, or Costume National, where the employees are just that, no way. On the other hand, I've gotten the proprietors at say, Traffic (not on Melrose, I know) to drop the price to the final clearance price before, and smaller boutiques will routinely give regular customers the sale price a week or two before the sale actually begins - makes the regulars think that they are "in the know", and keeps them from feeling screwed when they come back a couple of weeks later and find something 30-40% lower priced!
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LA Guy, What would you regard as being the best stores on/around Melrose???... For jeans/vintage clothing in particular???...
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LA Guy, What would you regard as being the best stores on/around Melrose???... For jeans/vintage clothing in particular???...

For vintage, if you like rummaging, Jet Rag and Wasteland are good for I also like Lo-Fi.

If you don't want to rummage, American Rag of La Brea is terrific, but you pay higher (though not crazy) prices for the privilege. It also has terrific denim. Haven't been there for a while, but they had anything from 5EP to Levis to Corpus. If you can't find what you want there, you'll find jeans there, you'll find them in Hollywood Trading Company in Fred Segal, or Scout on 3rd. Kitson and Lisa Kline Men on North Robertson have some decent mainstream brands. In the Beverly Center, Politix and Traffic have loads of denim, some of it really out there. If you want Yamamoto and other designer jeans, go to Maxfield Bleu on N. Robertson or Maxfield on Melrose, depending on how rich/poor you are feeling.

A great place for vintage jeans at designer prices is the Denim Doctor's, on 3rd. Great, expensive vintage belts too!
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