Originally Posted by Lysol
just like the essence of streetwear itself, there shouldn't be any rules. it's best left up to the discretion of the employees working at the time. chances are if you're in your mid-20's and working a $10/hr job selling denim and tee's to japanese tourists, the one thing you have going for you is impeccible taste in music. the best stores are the ones that you walk in and the employee is slumped over the register, reading a book and listening to later-era bob dylan and the stooges. nothing turns me off more than when i walk into a store and am assaulted by some 19 year old girl wearing the store's latest stock and they have a live dj spinning dreck like bloc party remixes. it instantly makes me feel like a "target demographic."
Shops where employees look like they actually know what they are selling are welcome breath of fresh air. Nothing worse that some salegirl "Oh you should buy that, it looks good and my b/f has it too!"