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I actually like the idea too. It's a no pressure try on. If i go to a boutique to try and find my size and then maybe order from another store for cheaper, i'd feel a bit shitty about it. 

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So if they don't have stock how the fuck are you supposed to nail down your size? If they do have stock of sizes to try then this concept defeats the whole purpose.

Again, stupid. Who's to say people won't find their size and purchase elsewhere since no instant gratification? Target market isn't large enough to sustain this kind of growth or projections they're hoping.
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So if they don't have stock how the fuck are you supposed to nail down your size? If they do have stock of sizes to try then this concept defeats the whole purpose.

Again, stupid. Who's to say people won't find their size and purchase elsewhere since no instant gratification? Target market isn't large enough to sustain this kind of growth or projections they're hoping.

 

Totally missing the point.  As someone who loves designer sneakers and is an avid purchaser, it would be amazing to be able to go to ONE place where I know they'll have an amazing assortment with helpful staff.  I'll try on the shoes I want and get the order sent to me in 3 days?  That's perfect.  Instant gratification in luxury sneakers is very hard because of every stores limited buy.  This method offers amazing selection and a personable experience that harkens back to old luxury ideals.  It's essentially a distilled method of what happens with couture fittings.

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You didn't answer my question.
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Plus, the more you go the better you know the staff and they'll be able to alert you and keep you informed on the newest dealings.  Maxfields in LA uses this same sort of tactic and it always is amazing to receive emails as soon as an item I've been hunting comes in. Barneys & Neimans do the same thing with Private Client lists.

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You didn't answer my question.

 

They have the stock to find your size in store.  And it's profitable, highly, because they don't have to hold all the inventory in store.  They can keep bare minimum in store and ship the rest from a third party location.  This allows producitivity per square foot to be through the roof relative to their competition.

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I can't say this with absolute confidence, but I'm pretty sure the gratification actually occurs at time of purchase and not upon arrival. Once you commit to the purchase, there is already the expectation that it will arrive. As long as the delay is not two long (two to three days), I can see it working out just fine. If you think people are that obsessed with instant gratification, Amazon would have tanked when it first started. Most online retailers in fact.
Edited by nahneun - 10/7/13 at 7:50am
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Onlie is cheaper. No bags no parking. No wasting gas.
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Onlie is cheaper. No bags no parking. No wasting gas.

 

This type of thinking is exactly why luxury shopping has gone to shit.  It's not always about getting the "deal."

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There will always be a better deal somewhere but there is something to be said for being able to walk into a place and know the people and receive amazing customer service.

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Well, sneakers cater to a very different market than ultra luxury goods.
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Well, sneakers cater to a very different market than ultra luxury goods.

 

Disagree but whatevs.

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I also don't know what the median age is on this site.  I get why you probably don't get it, or like it, if you're +30 plus years old.  For me, 19, and my friends this would be the greatest thing ever to have around.

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I also don't know what the median age is on this site.  I get why you probably don't get it, or like it, if you're +30 plus years old.  For me, 19, and my friends this would be the greatest thing ever to have around.

Then you can't disagree with what I just said about this catering to a different clientele. Same reason why small leather goods are so popular at LV, Hermes, etc. They're accessible luxury. They're not high or ultra luxury.
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Then you can't disagree with what I just said about this catering to a different clientele.

 

I'll concede and say in retrospect I agree with you.

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