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Pertaining to the original subject... I was in chicago yesterday with my family, and after visiting some of the museums there we did a bit of shopping on Michigan Ave. I stopped in at Neiman Marcus to check out the last call sale - not too many good things left, and the prices were still very high. Saks was the same, but they seemed to have some nicer stuff. Also stopped in the 900 Building and Watertower place: great shops there but again too expensive for me at my younger age. However, I couldn't get over the sheer rudeness possessed by the sales people. It wasn't as if I was dressed shabby, but I guess a stylish Armani Collezioni vertically striped shirt, Diesel jeans, and Aldo shoes don't cut it with them. Nobody even had the courtesy to speak to me; at Sak's (the mens store) I said 'hi' to a passing sales person (couldn't have been more than a year or two older than me, maybe 21) and he just laughed and walked on. I don't know what their problem is. It's not like they have tremendous amounts of money themselves just because they work in a high-end store, I guess they feel they can look down on those with 'less' than their usual customers. After reading the posts by other members on this topic, I had not experienced this rude treatment as they had up until today. My city has some high-end shops, but nothing like what Chicago has (i'm used to smaller mens stores which I would have thought would be even ruder than a large, somewhat generic store like saks). It makes me feel that I'm not good enough to wear nicer clothes, even though I enjoy them and don't wear them as status symbols or for attention. I guess I'll stick to online shopping, beats dealing with the salespeople. Eric
post #47 of 47
So sorry to hear that these stores have bad service. Anyways the majority of experiences I have had were quite good The Hermes stores, Vuitton, Gucci, and other high end establishments. I actually found the Versace store somewhat too presumptuous in their service but it wasn't bad though. The worst service I encountered was in the Shanghai Dunhill store. Apparently I asked for a catalogue, and they said they didn't have any. But then there was a very large stack just on the table behind the sales person.
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