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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

So I have to pay retail for something that I can't even take home with me right then and there? Makes zero sense.

Meh. I feel like anyone who buys luxury sneakers is already accustomed to online shopping and has the patience to wait. That place looks pretty cool....all high end sneakers consolidated into one place.
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Once their appetites are whet (and foaming), what prevents people from simply comparison shopping online?
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stupid concept from business perspective, will fail bc people want instant gratification hence the reason they go to b&ms
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

stupid concept from business perspective, will fail bc people want instant gratification hence the reason they go to b&ms

 

Naw, if they get them to you in three days it'll work perfectly.  No store will have their breath of different styles which is what makes it worth it.

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all high end sneakers consolidated into one place.

THIS is the reason why it'll work.  Even at Barney's in Beverly Hills the selection is horrible. Plus, most people who buy high end sneakers know the pain it is to find out your right size in the various shoes.  I'm also assuming they'll have A1 service and the whole experience will be more personal.

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 I'm also assuming they'll have A1 service ...


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it's moronic in the way the 'eBay store' in 40 yo virgin is moronic.

practically though, the current model already involves a wait to even decide whether to buy or not (order couple pairs, wait to ship, return what doesn't fit/like). they're just shifting where the 'wait' occurs and still provides the instant gratification of deciding more or less immediately.

marginal improvement, but still improvement...and obviously they're already getting press, which is in no way insignificant
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THIS is the reason why it'll work.  Even at Barney's in Beverly Hills the selection is horrible. Plus, most people who buy high end sneakers know the pain it is to find out your right size in the various shoes.  I'm also assuming they'll have A1 service and the whole experience will be more personal.

That's exactly the case, I was really impressed when I visited. The guys and girls working there are extremely helpful and probably the coolest bunch of SA's you're likely to meet
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But you can't try on different sizes when there? That's the biggest benefit of B&M for me...
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Visited - it was pretty great. Loved it.

 

Think it will do really well.

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But you can't try on different sizes when there? That's the biggest benefit of B&M for me...

 

It says in the news blurb that they have demo sizes for fitting, they just don't have any stock for sale. That is the whole point, go scope out what you like, figure out the actual fit in store and then you get it shipped without the hassle of possibly mis-sizing or misjudging interest from internet pics.

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I think it's actually quite brilliant. He's focusing on sneakers, and once you get a lock-down on sizing your shoes, it's not difficult to order a new pair. He's not looking at the walk-in customer. He's targeting the rich repeat Asian consumer who treat luxury sneakers like fast fashion and collectibles. It's like how people line up to buy the new Jordans, except you can do it from the comfort of your own home. If this breaks out, I think it can potentially be huge.
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Personally, what I like with B&Ms is actually not to get the stuff immediately but also to know if the piece fits/how it looks. That seems to work perfect with that concept. This combined with the apparently huge selection of high end sneakers seems like a well thought out concept. However I wonder if they also have lower end sneakers? I guess the target audience with 400$+ sneakers is still quite small, at least compared to those who'd buy Nikes and Supras.
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Also, not having to carry bags upon bags when shopping is fucking awesome. I'd take an equity stake in this business in a heartbeat.
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